212 Degrees Volleyball

Our Coaches have a love for the game and also a love for teaching young athletes. We want to grow the game of volleyball while impacting these athletes in a positive way. We hold great value to the coach/ athlete relationship as we have all had great coaches in our own lives that have impacted us positively. Each coach brings a different perspective, experiences, personality, teaching style, and together we have created an awesome family we call 212.

Our coaches are all USAV impact certified, background checked, and safesport certified.

Please read our coaches bio's below! We are so proud of our coaching staff and what they offer our athletes! We are still interviewing coaches and will continue to fill this roster out. Come to clinics and get to know our coaches!

Coaching Staff 2020- 2021
18.1- Lauren McNeal & TBA
17.1- Frances Davies & Hannah Ray
16.1- TBA
15.1 - Kim Melton & TBA
14.1 - Holli Palmer & TBA
13.1- Kris Rosier & TBA
Lauren McNeal

Our Director Lauren McNeal has many seasons of experience as a player and a coach, over 25 seasons total. In addition to the standard certifications she is USAV CAP I certified. She graduated from Granbury High School in 2005 where she was an outside hitter for Coach Tammy Clark. She also played for TAV. After high school she continued her career at Texas Wesleyan University playing for Rick Johansen as a Libero/ DS. It was there her team won conference and then competed at the NAIA National Championship Tournament making it into the Elite Eight. In 2007, she transferred to Lubbock Christian University to play for Jennifer Lawrence. There, her success continued with back-to-back Conference Championships, individual accolades and another Elite Eight appearance at the National Tournament. Her total collegiate playing record was 121-29. After graduating with a degree in Kinesiology, Lauren taught and coached at Harvest Christian Academy for 4 years while also serving as the Girl's Athletic Coordinator. Lauren has also coached competitive top club teams for many years in Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Grapevine. She leads camps and gives private/ group lessons. Lauren has a love for the game and a passion for coaching; 212° has been a long time dream for Lauren and she is excited to see it through. She is married to Darren McNeal and they have 4 kids; Julia, Abigail, Ellie & Lucas.

Coach Holli Grant

Coach Grant our Head Coach for our 14s Team!
Volleyball has been a part of Coach Grant's life since she was in the 6th grade. Coach Grant was a three sport athlete in high school, but her passion was always volleyball. She was a lefty outside hitter in high school, but was recruited as a DS/Libero. She played all 4 years at Colorado College where they made 4 consecutive appearances at the NCAA tournament, and made the Elite 8 when she was captain her senior year. During her off season, she began coaching 14's club, and also a boys 17's age group. She received a degree in Biology and became a club director and club coach in Steamboat Springs, CO. She moved to Texas a year later to become a teacher and coach at Lake Worth. She had coached there for the past 7 years, and just recently retired from being the head coach so she could focus more on recruiting and working with younger athletes in the club volleyball realm. Coach Grant has been with 212 for the past two seasons coaching 14's and loves it!

Coach Frances Davies

Coach Davies has over 10 years of experience playing and coaching! She has coached club and High school on many levels. Coach Davies loves the game and loves coaching young athletes. She is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Benbrook High School, she is growing and building the program there from the ground up. The program she has developed there thus far is amazing, Benbrook is lucky to have her, as is 212 :)

Coach Kris Rosier

Coach Kris grew up in sunny southern California where he played volleyball at El Toro HS. He has worked with youth for the past 18 years by mentoring, coaching, and tutoring in a variety of topics. Coach Kris has coached ages from 6th grade to 17s. He is passionate about growing the game in our area for girls and boys and creating lifelong volleyball players. We are excited to have him join 212 this year.

Coach Kim Melton

Coach Kim played for our director Lauren McNeal at Harvest Christian Academy. She loves the game and is amazing with the younger age girls! This is Coach Kim's fourth year coaching and she is excited to help grow the program at 212. She knows the game and understands what it takes to break down the skills. Coach Kim is a great leader and knows what it takes to be a great teammate. We are so excited to have Coach Kim on staff, she is a great asset to 212! We are excited to see what she can teach her team this year!

Coach Hannah Ray

Coach Hannah has several years of experience both in playing & coaching. She has played on top teams for Tejas, TAV, & Texas Image. She has two national qualifying wins and several varsity volleyball awards from Birdville High School & Harvest Christian Academy. In addition to coaching varsity at Christian Life Prep School, Hannah has coached club for two years. She is currently the JV Head Coach & Varsity Assistant at Bethesda Christian School in Fort Worth where she is about to start her third season. Last year, her team finished in the #3 spot in the state! Outside of volleyball, Coach Hannah is a full-time counseling student at The King's University, a student teacher at Bethesda, & a dog mom!