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Top Flight Volleyball Academy has arrived and we’re ramping up quickly! Do you have what it takes to help guide young athletes on their way to success? Top Flight is committed to providing our athletes with the best coaching available in the region, so if you are have what it takes and want the opportunity to grow with Las Vegas’ premier competitive volleyball club us, apply today!
We offer a competitive compensation package with many benefits including: (Drop Down Box)
- First class leadership with a long-term plan creating great opportunities for growth and development of coaches.
- Competitive pay structure that matches and exceeds other clubs in Las Vegas.
- Full administrative help with staff dedicated to the administrative pain points coaches have to manage.
- A detailed club and organizational structure that avoids team, player and parent confusion.
- A Top Flight volleyball program that allows coaches and players to compete in the top national events.
Meet Club Directors
Club Director/Director of Coaching
Throughout Deja’s life, her drive passion, and love for family, friends, & competition have defined her success on and off the volleyball court. Now, she is ready to take on the next challenge of bringing her experiences & skills on the court to the next generation of girls/young women in Las Vegas and beyond! The dream of Top Flight Volleyball Academy is now a reality and she’s ready to take flight!
Director of Operations
For his entire life, Ari Paez has played and coached competitively in soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis and racquetball. He has worked in all facets of competitive sports management from coaching to administration. He is excited to bring his vast experience in youth athletics to Top Flight Volleyball Academy! Ari is excited to start this new venture in Las Vegas with Deja Harris at Top Flight Volleyball Academy!
Boys Program Director
Brian Rowley grew up playing volleyball in San Diego California. He attended Mt Carmel High School and lettered three years in volleyball. He was named MVP and spring athlete of the year and 1st Team All-League and All-CIF his senior year. He was named to Redondo Beach and Las Vegas All-tournament teams and as a senior in high school was given the United States Marines Distinguished Athlete Award.
Brian's Full Profile
He went on to play volleyball at BYU from 2004-2006. He won a national championship with the Cougars in 2004 and later became captain of the volleyball team. During his last two years he led the team in total digs and digs per game. Rowley was one of the top passers in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, averaging just 0.87 return errors per game, second best among all liberos in the league.
He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil engineering and was recognized with several awards for academic excellence, including being named a Mountain West Conference Scholar Athlete, Academic All-District Team, and ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Athlete.
He works as a civil engineer and has lived in Henderson for the past 14 years. He loves being outside, golfing, biking, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife and 6 kids. He has coached in dozens of camps and clinics around the country and is excited to continue growing and coaching boys club teams in Las Vegas.
Meet the Top Flight Coaching Team
– Led the Lourdes University Men’s Volleyball team to successful seasons in 2014 and 2015.
– AVCA All-American, Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in the Great Lakes Conference, as well as being a First Team All-GLC selection.
– Led Long Beach Community College to the Western State Conference Championship his freshman year as a Second Team All-State selection.
– Assistant volleyball coach at IUPUI.
– Assistant coach at St. Ambrose University.
– Assistant director for sand volleyball at TBK Sports Complex.
Las Vegas, NV
Upon graduation, Antwain has played 7 seasons overseas in multiple countries, including Italy, Germany, and France. He helped lead his team, AS Cannes, win the French League in 2018. Antwain brought all of his experience he gained back to the Vegas Ramblers and is now sharing his wealth of knowledge and expertise with our Top Flight boys 17u team.
early in the morning. One of my favorite things to eat is sushi & one of my least favorite things is poor eye contact. I have coached players f ram 8 years old to 18 years old and have lead and organized skills clinics. I’ve worked with skill levels ranging from developmental teams, to regional teams, to national teams. I have completed various coaching certifications and coached at several clubs in town and also ran my own club for about 7 years.
What is important to me as a coach:
• Treating all players fairly, not equally
• Maximizing every minute of practice
• Modeling and encouraging good vibes and energy on the court
Las Vegas, NV
Coronado 4 letter recipient
2 time division MVP
2 time sunrise south region MVP
3 Time Sunrise south region 1st team
Nevada Gatorade pLayer of the year (2015)
Under Armour All-american (2015)
Helped lead Cougars to 4 league and region championships
& 3 straight division 1 state championships (2013-2015)
Played 3 seasons for University of Portland
All WCC freshman team
Lead pilots in assists (10.69) & serving aces (42) (2018)
Tallied 1,326 assists, 2nd on portland’s single seasons list
4th in program history in assists (3,658)
5th in Assists per set (10.30)
10th in aces (112)
Never missed a set in her 3 year career
Twice named to the west coast conference all-academic team
Made the academic list
Played in every conference game
Helped lead her team to the 2nd round of NCAA D1 Champ Tourney
Played first professional season in Brazil’s superliga A for Curtiba Volei (2021-2022)
Born Cali Tori Thompson in Las Vegas, NV
Parents are Ronda and Larry Thompson. has an older brother, Cole. one of the reasons Cali decided to attend UCLA was because it was her first dream school to play volleyball at when she was seven years old. Things she likes the most about volleyball is the strategy and finesse of each skill that one needs to compete at their highest level. Cali’s hobbies include playing sports, exercising outside, oil painting, reduction drawing and reading. biggest athletic thrill of her career was winning the state championship her sophomore year in high school. Favorites include television shows “Gilligan’s Island”, “Bones” and “The Office”, the movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and actor/singer Howard Keel. Cali is a psychology (pre-med) major with the career objective of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
William “Mike” Jepson
Website Developer, XWeb Pros
Woven throughout his diverse and distinguished career as a Flight Test Instrumentation Subject Matter Expert for the US Air Force, a licensed Realtor in Las Vegas and website developer, is Mike Jepson’s creativity and technological expertise. He has parlayed these characteristics and a passion for helping individuals and businesses to navigate a complex virtual world, into a thriving website start-up business, XWeb Pros.
Mike continues to put all his talents to work 24-7 as Deputy Director of a Flight Test Data Center for the Air Force, a Real Estate Consultant throughout the Las Vegas Valley AND producing high-quality, fully functional websites for a variety of XWebPros clients. He specializes in WordPress, HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and various video editing programs.
He currently lives in North Las Vegas with his wife of 23 years, Mari and two daughters, Samantha (21) and Emily (18).