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 from 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.
For as long as she can remember, Emma Wien has had a volleyball in her hands. She grew up in Butler, Pennsylvania and started playing volleyball in middle school; she continued playing all through high school. During her collegiate career, she earned AVCA and NCCAA All-American honors as well as Player of the Year. She also earned NCCAA regional and national MVP awards, student athlete awards, and the Game Plan for Life Character Award. In 2013, she was invited to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to try out for Team USA.
After graduating from Clearwater Christian College with a degree in elementary education, Coach Wien had the opportunity to begin coaching a local high school team in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. Her teams were able to win two SWCAC championships and had one runner-up finish. Upon moving to Georgia, she coached at Evans Middle School and Newnan High School before taking the 9th grade position at East Coweta High School. Coach Wien coaches club for Upward Stars South Atlanta, and during my summers, she enjoys coaching JV and Varsity volleyball camps and clinics.
Coach Wien is currently working toward a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of West Georgia. Coach Wien's husband, Matt, and her are diehard Pittsburgh sports fans, and have thoroughly enjoyed calling Georgia their home for the past three years.
Coach Haylea Mannebach grew up in Newnan and graduated from East Coweta High School in 2015. She led the team as captain her junior and senior seniors with All-State, All-County, and All-Area honors as well as a final four finish in the state tournament her senior year. She played club at A5 and A5 South and has played all positions. Coach Mannebach went on to play two years at the University of West Georgia as an outside hitter and defensive specialist. Coach Mannebach then transferred to the University of Georgia where she played on UGA’s club team that traveled and played at national tournaments. Under her two years as captain at UGA, she led the team to a nationally ranked finish. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Coach Mannebach now coaches at A5 South in Fairburn, GA and teaches Mathematics here at East Coweta. She is also currently working on a Masters in the Arts of Teaching at Lagrange College.