From left to right: Coach Aisha Samuel, Coach Matt Hauert, Coach Ayla Brewer, and Coach Paul Collins.
Coach Paul Collins began coaching high school volleyball while on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. His coaching career began in 1991 at Forsyth High School while stationed in Forsyth, Montana. For 2 years he was the coach for both JV and Freshman teams at Forsyth High School in 1993, he became head volleyball coach for the Lady Dogies until 1995.
In 1995, the Collins family was transferred to Ellsworth AFB where they retired from the Air Force after 22 years. Coach Collins graduated fro Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD in 1999. His first teaching position was as a social studies teacher at Jackson High School in Jackson, GA, in the fall of 1999 and started the volleyball program in the fall of 2000. Coach Collins moved to Sandy Creek High School in the fall of 2001.
Coach Collins arrives at East Coweta after 15 years at Sand Creek. Collins led the Patriots to 7 Area Championships, 10 appearances in the State Semifinals and 5 trips to the State Championship match, winning the 4A Championship in 2008, the 3A Championship in 2011 and the 4A Championship in 2012. He's also coached the Flat Rock Middle School Volleyball team in Fayette County for 10 years and has been a club coach for the past 4 years at Southern Spirit and Volley One in Peachtree City, GA. Coach Collins started the 2016 season at East Coweta with 630 career wins as a head volleyball coach.
Coach Collins and his wife, Teresa, are both from Garden City, MI and were married in Bismarck, ND in 1976.
Coach Matt Hauert has been coaching volleyball since 2007. Coach Hauert began coaching at Smokey Road Middle as both an assistant coach and a head coach. For the 2015-2016 season Coach Hauert moved to East Coweta High School to coach the JV volleyball team. Coach Hauert is the Head Coach of the 3 time State Championship men's volleyball team.
Coach Hauert grew up in Stone Mountain, GA where he attended Parkview High School and then went on the graduate from the University of Georgia. He has been teaching social studies in Coweta County since 2002.
Coach Hauert is married to his beautiful wife Christy and has two amazing children, Andrew and Natalie.
Since her 7th grade season at Smokey Road Middle School with Coach Hauert, Coach Ayla Brewer has had a love of volleyball. Throughout her 10 years of playing, Coach Brewer has been a defensive specialist, outside/opposite hitter and a setter. Coach Brewer graduated from Newnan High School in 2013 as Chick-fil-a's Athlete of the Month and Offensive MVP. During club volleyball, Ayla played played at GA5 ending with many medals and top place finishes. From there, Coach Brewer played and studied at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, NC. As a three year starting setter, and a part of the Taylor-Crooker Honors Program, Coach Brewer graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Sociology.
Coach Brewer has been coaching for three years. She began coaching at Newnan High School as the Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity assistant. During that time, her teams earned the 2017 and 2018 JV County Championships, a Final Four finish in 2017, and an Elight Eight finish in 2018. During the club season, Ayla coaches at A5 South working predominantly with the 13-15 age groups. Ayla is currently studying for a Master's degree in Sports Psychology, planning a November 2019 wedding, and is excited to be a part of the 2019 East Coweta Volleyball season.
Coach Samuels is in her 2nd season coaching East Coweta High School 9th grade volleyball team. She has played many sports throughout her school career (volleyball, track, synchronized swimming, basketball, weightlifting, and swimming). Coach Samuels was a competitive swimmer for 12 years, age 10-22. She is entering her third year as the Head Coach of the East Coweta Swim Team.
Coach Samuels has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Special Education with a Minor in History. She also recently completed her Specialist Degree. She is currently in her 5th year of teaching.
Coach Samuels was raised in Minnesota but has called Georgia home for 12 years now. She is 32 years old, has an 11 year old daughter, and recently moved here from Savannah.