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 

Coach Warren has been coaching volleyball for over 13 years and has been co-commissioner of the rec league for the last 12 years. In 2018, he helped organized and create the White Cross Elite JVC. Warren is from White Cross and has played on many co-ed leagues over the years, as well as outdoor tournaments. White Cross used to have a super competitive co-ed adult league.

Warren is married and has two children, He, along with Coach David organize all youth sports for the Rec Center.

David Elkins

Coach David has been coaching volleyball for White Cross for over 13 years and has been co-commissioner of the rec league for the last 12 years. In 2018, he and Coach Ari co-coached the first ever White Cross Elite JVC team. David is from White Cross and has played in many co-ed leagues over the years as well as outdoor tournaments. White Cross used to have a super competitive co-ed adult league.         

Coach David is married and has two children. He, along with Coach Warren organize all youth sports for the Rec Center.