Head Coach Robyn Wallace
Coach Robyn Wallace comes to Central High School from a successful Coppell volleyball program. She has been coaching for eleven years, the last nine in Coppell ISD. As the Varsity Assistant at Coppell, Coach Wallace helped lead the Cowgirls to several district titles and playoff runs.
Coach Wallace played volleyball at Tarleton State University. She grew up in a small north Texas town, Iowa Park, Texas. She played volleyball, basketball, ran track and played softball in high school. She is the daughter of two retired teachers. Her dad is a retired school administrator and her mom is a high school theater arts teacher. (Congrats Mom on your State Runner-Up Finish in 2017.)
Coach Wallace and her husband Dustin have one son, Jackson. He is a fiery two year old ball of energy, who just so happens to love volleyball (and all other sports with a ball.)
A few words from Coach Wallace:
I am so grateful for the opportunity to coach at Central. Thank you so much for sharing your daughters with me. As a parent, I know that I hold your biggest blessing (or one of them) in my hands everyday. I will do my best to grow your daughter into the very best person she can be everyday. I love kids and athletics. My goal for your daughter is to instill a solid foundation of character and work ethic through volleyball. My hope is that when your daughter finishes her time with ChargerVB, she will know that she can achieve any goal she sets for herself. Thank you again for sharing your daughters with me. I promise not to waste the opportunity to grow them into fierce young women.
Coach Wallace :)
Varsity Assistant Ashly English
Coach Ashly English is approaching her ninth year as a Special Education teacher and Varsity Volleyball assistant coach. Prior to Central, Ashly taught and coached at South Hills High school in Fort Worth, TX, where she helped lead the South Hills Varsity volleyball team to their first playoff appearance in three consecutive seasons, after a ten-year absence from post-season play. In the off-season, Ashly serves as the Head Coach of a DFW based volleyball club, where she has coached for the past seven years.
Coach English grew up a multi- sport athlete in Burleson, Texas lettering in basketball, softball, and volleyball at Burleson High School. Ashly fell in love with the game her sophomore year at Burleson. Ashlys’ play her junior and senior years helped the Burleson varsity volleyball team make two deep runs in the Texas state playoffs, and lead a team that was later inducted into the Burleson High School Sports Hall of Fame. Ashly accepted a scholarship to Southeastern Oklahoma State University where she began her college volleyball career. During her freshman season at SOSU, Ashly was recognized as the Lone Star Conference "Defensive Player of the Week". After two seasons at SOSU, Ashly transferred to Tarleton State University to play libero, where she received additional awards for her achievements on the defensive side of the ball. Ashly graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in Mass Communications, and a minor in English.
In Ashly's spare time, she enjoys traveling with her boyfriend, Thomas. They love the beach, concerts, cooking, photography, and playing with their dog, Boo.
Coach Gordon fell in love with Volleyball in 6th grade and played competitively for 10 years. She played club volleyball for 5 years and won two bronze medals at the USAV Junior National Championship. Gordon went on to earn a BS at the University of Texas at Dallas where she also played volleyball for 2 years. Her sophomore year, Gordon earned all-conference and MVP. She has 3 years of coaching experience with Dallas Summit Volleyball Club. Coach Gordon is very excited to join the Central Charger Volleyball program this year.
Fun Fact: She was the first libero at Clear Brook High School.
Coach Gordon grew up in Houston, but moved to Dallas for college and bought a house in north Fort Worth 3 years ago. She is married to Matt and has a son named Wyatt who is 4, with another little boy on the way. She will be teaching Environmental Science this year and is looking forward to a great year of science and volleyball.
Lyndsay Baker is starting her 14th year as a teacher and coach at Central High School. This year at Central, Coach Baker will coach volleyball and JV softball. In the classroom, Coach Baker teaches AVID I and II. Prior to becoming a Charger, Lyndsay Baker was a 4-year All Conference volleyball player at McMurry University, and majored in Multidisciplinary Studies. In June of 2015, Coach Baker was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor at McMurry University.
Coach Baker has 2 children, Lawson (4) and Kaitlyn (3). She also has 2 stepchildren, Logan (17) and Kyndel (15). She and her husband, Kevin, have been married for 6 years and recently moved to North Richland Hills.
Nitra Woods began playing volleyball in the 7th grade with a hunger of wanting to succeed. Her first love was basketball but she wanted to try her hand at something new. Growing up in Andrews, TX a small town where volleyball is a huge sport for great athletes. Nitra continued her volleyball career into high school when she made Varsity as a Freshman and earning New Comer of the Year. During her four years she received First team All-District, First team All-Academic, MVP her Senior year as well leading her team to Regionals her Junior and Senior year. Not only did she play volleyball, but she also played basketball, ran track, and played one year of softball.
In college, Nitra played basketball at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX and received New Comer of the Year. After college, she began teaching and coaching at 21 in Marathon, TX and has been doing both the last 9 years. While coaching and teaching at Central High School, Nitra enjoys working out and taking care of her two dogs Rollo and Karol. Even though Nitra has only been at Central High School for a year it is her home and she prides herself as being a Central Charger.