WC Elite Coaches 

Asha Barnes

Coach Asha began coaching at White Cross Recreation in 2019 and continued coaching with WC Elite JVC as the 12U coach for the 2020 season. Asha is from Mebane, NC and was a 4-year varsity player at Cedar Ridge High School. In addition to playing for her high school, Asha played travel volleyball for 10 seasons.


Fun fact about Coach Asha? Her favorite movie is “Superman: Into the Super-Verse”. She enjoys repeatedly listening to the Hamilton soundtrack (who doesn’t right??), traveling to new countries and learning how to play instruments.

Aria Henry

Coach Ari has been coaching with White Cross Recreation since 2012. In 2018, she and Coach David co-coached the first-ever WC Elite JVC team. Ari is from Chapel Hill, NC and played middle blocker and outside hitter for her high school, Cedar Ridge High School, and for a travel volleyball club. After high school, Ari continued to play volleyball on several co-ed teams including intramurals during her time at UNC-CH and sand volleyball tournaments (and even won a couple of Championships with Coach Kylie!).


Fun fact about Coach Ari? She is a huge animal lover! Most days you can find her at the barn with her horse, Odin and her dog, Thor. (Extra points if you get that reference!). 

Kylie Cleve

Coach Kylie joined the White Cross family in 2017 and has coached for both White Cross Recreation and WC Elite JVC. Kylie is from Swansboro, NC and was a 4-year varsity starter for Swansboro High School’s volleyball team, playing as a middle blocker and right side hitter. Kylie continued to stay active with volleyball during her 4 years at UNC-CH where she played in several intramural volleyball seasons and competed in sand volleyball tournaments (and even won a couple of Championships with Coach Ari!).


Fun fact about Coach Kylie? As an undergraduate at UNC-CH, she worked for the men’s basketball program under Assistant Coach Hubert Davis from 2016-2018. Ask her about hanging out with some of the UNC B-Ball players!

Warren Ray 

David Elkins