1975-1977: Spring Valley High School. Columbia, SC. All- State Player
1977-1981: College of Charleston, Charleston SC. All-State and All-Region Player. Inducted into the College of Charleston Athletic Hall of Fame
1997: Inducted into the College of Charleston Athletic Hall of Fame
1981-1985: USAV Player indoor and outdoor (grass triples and beach).
1986-1987: Started the first Women’s Club team while in Graduate School at UT
1988-2005: Played on a number of USAV teams, traveled nationally and competed at USAV nationals. Earned 3 gold medals and 1 silver.
1993: Started coaching for Smoky Mountain Jrs. Volleyball Club (SMJVC)
1996-2002: Coached at University of Tennessee, Furman University and Florida State summer
1997-2008: Full-time director of SMJVC. Coached a myriad of age group teams during that tenure (12’s, 14’s, 16’s and 18’s).
2010: Inducted into the Greater Knoxville Athletic Hall of Fame as a volleyball coach.
2010 – present: Head Volleyball Coach at Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, TN.
2013-14: Head Coach KVA 13 Red Team
2014-15: Head Coach KVA 18 Red Team
2015 Head Coach for 13 Red team
2014 Served as KVA 17s coach, private coach,
Entered Southern Region as a #1 seed
2004-2013 Head Coach - Carson-Newman University
Was Ranked as high as 42nd among winningest active DII coaches in the nation
Current winningest volleyball coach for Carson-Newman
3 consecutive NCAA appearances (2008, 09, 10)
2 top 32 in nation finishes (09, 10)
2 SAC tourament finals (2007 and 2009)
Led nation in blocks per set 2007
2nd in nation in blocks per set 2010
Coached D2 nations leading blocker and digger
1999-2003 Top assistant -East Tennessee State University.
Setters and Outside Hitters Coach In 2001 - Coached/Trained the Southern Conference Player of the Year (Transfer Setter from Ohio State U) and the 2002 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year.
Started and developed the USAV Buccaneer Junior Volleyball Club which was comprised of over 100 athletes in the Upper East Tennessee area.
1997-2000 Personal Strength Trainer Fitness Center
1997-1999 Served as an academic advisor for the ETSU Athletic Department.
1997-1998 Top assistant - Milligan College in Johnson City
Head coach -Conway Christian High School in Conway, SC
Head coach - Tazewell High School in Tazewell, Virginia.
Played at King University as a Middle Blocker/Hitter
4 year playing record of 164-36
4 Conference Championship Titles
Inducted into King Hall of Fame on Teams Success
Numerous Overseas Mission Trips with volleyball teams
• Archbishop Keough High School, Baltimore Varsity
and JV 2 years
• USVBA women’s team, Washington, D.C. 1 year
• Various recreation teams Fairfax, Virginia 11 years
• CBFO: 13 teams over 6 years
• Karns Middle School - 2 years
• SMJVC - 3 years
• Farragut Middle School - 1 year
• K2 -2 years
• 2013-14 and 2014-15 KVA 12 Red Coach
2014 – Present KVA 13 White Head Coach
*Queen of the Mountain – Silver Champions
2010 – 2014 CBFO Head Coach
8 seasons coaching a total of 12 teams 4th – Middle School
Competitive League Experience
*2014 Gold Division 1st Place
*2013 Fall Gold Division 1st Place
*2013 Spring Gold Division 2nd Place
Chiropractor and Knoxville native
1995-97: Played at Ambassador University in Texas
2003: Won USAV Hi Neighbor Tournament in Asheville
2002-08: Coached at SMJVC
2010-13: Coached at K2
2014-15: Coached 16Red at KVA
• KVA 16Blue Head coach - 2014
• Farragut Middle School, Physical Education
• Building Level Technology Coach
Brendon Cleer served as head volleyball coach at Zachary High School in Baton Rouge for 3 years. During his tenure, his teams were district champions all 3 years and competed in the state tournament 2 of the 3 years earning a 2nd place finish. Coach Cleer was voted district coach of the year all 3 years. Additionally, he has coached middle school boys and girls teams and has worked for over a decade teaching volleyball skills in the classroom and encouraging boys and girls in the Knoxville area to become involved in the sport of volleyball as players, coaches, and officials. Coach Cleer has served as assistant volleyball coach at Farragut High School for 13 years during which FHS teams have made 6 state tournament appearances.
• 2013-Present Powell High School Head Volleyball Coach
• 2011-2012 Graduate Assistant Volleyball Coach Carson- Newman College Jefferson City, TN
• 2008-2009 Student Assistant Volleyball Coach Carson- Newman College Jefferson City, TN
• 2006-2008 Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, TN Player
• 2005-2006 Tusculum College Greeneville, TN Player
• 2001-2004 Daniel Boone High School Gray, TN All State Player
2013-Present - Farragut Middle School Coach
*2013 - Knox Volley Tournament Champions
*2013 - KVA MIddle School Tournament Champions
*2014 - Rocky Top Sports World Champions
*2014 - Grace Christian Middle School Champions
*2014 - Junior Buccaneer (ETSU) Volleyball Classic Champions
*2014 - Knox Volley Tournament Champions
2011-2014- CBFO Volleyball Coach
*2014 - 2nd place Middle School Competitive
*2011 - 2nd place 3rd/4th division
1990-1992 - High School Referee
*Traveled regionally as a high school referee
*Played Volleyball at T.C. Roberson High School
2013-15 Coach at KVA
Four years coaching at Indy Juniors volleyball club
2012-Team finished 5th at Nationals
2013- Team finished 3rd at Nationals
2006-2008 Indy Juniors Volleyball club
2004-2008 Fishers High School
2008-2009 Dominican University
2014-15:KVA Assistant Coach
2013: HVA Assistant Volleyball Coach
2009-2012: HVA volleyball team member
2010: JV Captain
2011-2012 Varsity Captain
2011: All district Honorable mention
2012: All District
2008: SMJVC Member-Captain
2009-2012: Phoenix Rising Volleyball Club member -Captain
Assistant Coach 16 Red team 2014-15
Assistant Coach 18 Red team 2013-14
Four years of coaching/reffing CBFO volleyball
2013 Assistant Coach for Hardin Valley’s junior varsity team.
2009 Rookie of the Year
2009 All District
2010 All District
2011 All District
2011 Defensive Player of the Year
2011 Tournament MVP
2012 All District
2012 All Region
2012 District MVP
2005 All District 4-AAA Team “Rookie of the Year”
2005 Region 2 All-Tournament Team
2005 KIL “Sophomore of the Year”
2006 All-District 4-AAA Team “Best Blocker” Award
2006 All-District 4-AAA All-Tournament Team
2006 Region 2 All-Tournament Team
2006 Knoxville News-Sentinel Prep-Xtra First Team Selection
2006 KIL First Team Selection
2007 All-District 4-AAA Team
2007 District 4-AAA Player of the Year
2007 District 4-AAA Tournament MVP
2007 Region 2 All-Tournament Team
2007 Knoxville News-Sentinel Prep-Xtra First Team Selection
2007 KIL First Team Selection
2007 KIL Player of the Year
2008 TACA Tennessee All-Star Game: East Team
2008 Volleyball Scholarship to Francis Marion University (FMU)
2008 Peach Belt Conference All-Tournament Team
2009-2010 Coach for Florence Juniors Volleyball: Florence, SC
2010-2011 Co-Captain for FMU Volleyball Team
D-II Athletics Directors Academic Achievement Award
Recipient of Joseph B. Durant Athletic Scholarship
Asst Karns HS Coach 2013 season
Head Karns HS Coach 2014 Season, 2015 season
KVA Coach 2014-2015 season
2014 - 2015 CBFO Head Coach
A total of 6 years with CBFO coaching a total of 14 teams 3rd/4th Grade through High School.
Spring 2015 High School "A" (competitive) 2nd Place
Spring 2015 Middle School "A" (competitive) 2nd Place
Fall 2014 5th Grade "A" (competitive)
2014 KVA Winter League (competitive) 2nd Place
2011 Assistant Coach K2 12U Regional Team
2008 - 2010 CBFO Head Coach
Spring 2010 Middle School Gold 1st Place
Spring 2010 5th/6th Grade Gold 2nd Place
Fall 2009 Middle School Gold 2nd Place
Cedar Bluff Middle School Head Coach: Led Cedar Bluff Varsity team to a 38-5 overall season record in 2015 and a 25-3 overall season record in 2014. Led the CBMS team to a back to back post season championship in 2014 and 2015 while overseeing the Junior Varsity team to a 2014 and 2015 Post Season Tournament Championship.
In 2015, coached the varsity team to a mid-season KVA tournament championship with a tournament record of 8-2 on the weekend. In 2013 her team received 2nd place in the Knox County tournament championship. Overall record while coaching at Cedar Bluff is 86-13.
Oversaw and directed the Volleyball Bash tournament in efforts to raise funds for the2013 AAU national volleyball team trip.
Other coaching experience includes CBFO from 2007-2012 making 8 championship appearances in the youth division.
Was a 2 sport 4 year letter winner at Elida High School. Played on the Lima Tech college team as well as a rec club team while attending OSU.
2015 - Karns Middle School Varsity Assistant Coach
2015 - ETSU Volleyball Classic Champions; Silver Division
Knoxville area Competitive Division Head Coach:
2015 - Winter Middle School Gold Division 2nd Place
2015 - Spring High School Gold Division 2nd Place
2015 - Spring Middle School Gold Division 2nd Place
2014 - Fall Intermediate School Gold Division 2nd Place
2011-2014 recreational/instructional volleyball coach
1986-1988-University of Manitoba
1983-1986-John Taylor High School
2012-current CBFO/KVA in house.
Assistant coach to 7 teams 3rd grade through 7/8th-A.
4 first place, 1 second place finishes
2014-current CBFO head coaches to 4 teams.
2014 Fall 7/8-A Gold division first place
2015 Spring 7/8-A Gold division first place
Susan's Playing experience
Lenoir City High School 1986-1989