One of the finest coaches in the nation, Barry Goldberg is in his 24th season as the head coach of the American University volleyball program with a record of (568 and 214). Responsible for the dramatic rise of the program, he has established the team as a domineering power in the Patriot League. On September 12th, 2009, Goldberg became the 25th active coach and 43rd all time to reach the 500 win milestone. He has amassed a 147-7 Patriot League record over the past eleven seasons, earning 12 NCAA Tournament berths in the last 15 years. Goldberg’s squad has captured 13 of the past 15 conference titles.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Goldberg is a 1984 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in communication and rhetoric. He went on to receive his master's in Counseling Education in 1986 from Pittsburgh. A standout on the court, Goldberg was captain of the men's varsity volleyball team at Pittsburgh that finished with a national ranking of 13 th in 1983. From 1985-86, Goldberg was the assistant women's volleyball coach for his alma mater. In 1987, he came to Washington, DC as the coach of the Capital Volleyball Club where all of the players he coached secured scholarships at Division I institutions. In 1988, before being hired at American, Goldberg was the assistant coach at Georgetown University.
In 12 seasons in the Colonial Athletic Association, before AU joined the Patriot League, Goldberg coached 36 players to All-CAA teams, including 20 All-CAA First Team selections, two CAA Championships MVP accolades, and a CAA Rookie of the Year winner. Goldberg has also coached three GTE/Academic All-Americans and three American University Student-Athletes of the Year. Five of his student-athletes have been named Verizon District II Academic All-Americans. He has produced 31 All-Patriot League selections in seven years and six Patriot League Volleyball Player of the Year recipients.
In the fall of 2002, Goldberg became Director of Metro American VBC. Under his direction, MAVBC has grown from 5 teams in Washington, DC, to over 20 teams in the metropolitan area.
Along the way to the top, Goldberg has worked with several prestigious volleyball camps and committees. In 1997, for example, he was the United States representative, along with the Tampa Bay Juniors Volleyball Club, at a four-nation international camp in Europe. Elite junior national teams from Switzerland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic hosted the camp. During his summers, Goldberg conducts individual and team volleyball camps at AU and other locations in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has also held seminars in the National Mizuno Coaching Clinic Series. Goldberg now serves as a voting member of the national AVCA/USA Today Top-25 Coaches Poll and is also a voting member of the All-American committee. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Bonnie; daughter, Arielle (22), who played volleyball at the University of the Pacific; son, Jared(20), who plays volleyball at Grand Canyon University and son, Mitchell (17).
Bonnie Goldberg has been coaching with MAVBC since 2003. She has coached the 14’s team in the past and is currently the Assistant Director for MAVBC. Bonnie also has plenty of experience coaching other teams including: as a Player/Coach in Kussnacht Volleyball Club in Switzerland (1987-1988), Assistant Coach for Georgetown University (1988-1989), Assistant Coach for American University (1989-1992), and is also currently the Assistant Director of American Volleyball Camps and the Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic.
Bonnie began her volleyball career at Northeastern Clinton High School (1978-1981) in Champlain, New York where she was a 4 year varsity player for volleyball, basketball and softball.
She then continued on to play for American University (1981) and Eastern Michigan University (1982-1986) where she was team captain and also Mid American All Conference player. She was also a professional player for Kussnacht Volleyball Club in Kussnacht, Switzerland. She earned her a BS in Physical Education and a BS in Psychology and also went on to earn an MS in Health Fitness Management from American University.
Bonnie is married to Barry and has one daughter, Arielle (22), who played volleyball at the University of the Pacific; son, Jared(20), who plays volleyball at Grand Canyon University and son, Mitchell (17).
Mathew and Gina McCabe both played volleyball in college – Mathew at Moody Bible Institute and Gina at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Mathew has coached basketball at the high school level and Gina has coached volleyball at the high school level, for summer camps and also for Metro American. They both believe in and are excited about the future of Metro American Volleyball Club and are looking forward to serving on the board.
In addition to their love for sports, Mathew serves as the youth pastor for Cedarbrook Community Church while Gina is an administrative assistant for the club.
They have been happily married for 17 years and are thrilled to be the parents of four children, Elijah, Nicea, Isaac and Illyanna. They enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time together as a family.
Doug and Kerri Lowrey are in their 3rd year with the MAVBC board and bring a great perspective to the table for our club.
Doug was a stand-out college basketball player while Kerri was a stand- out college swimmer. Currently they both work in the legal field.
Doug and Kerri have two great kids, Morgan and Jake.