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 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 also the JV Academic Bowl coach.
Coach Hauert is married to his beautiful wife Christy and has two amazing children, Andrew and Natalie.
Coach Samuels is the new coach for the 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 second 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 is currently in her 4th year of teaching.
Coach Samuels was raised in Minnesota but has called Georgia home for 12 years now. She is 31 years old, has a 10 year old daughter, and recently moved here from Savannah.
Coach Samuels is excited about coaching the 9th grade team Volleyball Team this 2018 season. Welcome to ECVB, Coach!