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COACHING STAFF

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The Walker School Volleyball Program Head
North Gwinnett High School
2x All-region
2x Region Champs
2012 Super Six
Club Volleyball for 7 years
Captain
18U 1st place finish in American at Big South in 2013
18U 3rd place finish in USA at Regionals in 2013
New York University: Libero and Setter
2014 AVCA All-New York Region
2014 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
4x ECAC Metro/Upstate Libero of the Week
UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week
West Virginia University: Defensive Specialist
Big 12 All-Academic Team
Wake Forest University Club Volleyball Team (2017-2020)
Sugar Hill Christian Academy Middle School Head Coach (2020)
Notre Dame Academy (2021-present)
Director of Volleyball Operations
Varsity Head Coach
JV Head Coach
Club Coach for 2 years
Atlanta Extreme (2020-present)
Head Coach for 15U 4th place finish at SRVA Regionals in 2022
SafeSport Certified
IMPACT Certified

COACH MATIA

Founder

MaTia Hughes is from Charleston, South Carolina. She moved to Georgia in high school and graduated from North Gwinnett High School. During her high school career, she was a 4-year Varsity letter in volleyball, and she also played basketball and softball. MaTia began playing club volleyball at the age of 12 and played at Charleston Juniors, MVP, A5 Gwinnett, and A5. MaTia attended New York University as the starting libero for two seasons. Afterward, MaTia transferred to West Virginia University where she played for her final two seasons as a defensive specialist. After graduating, MaTia attended Wake Forest University School of Law. While there, she played and helped coach the club volleyball team on campus. After graduating, MaTia moved back to Atlanta to further her career. She began coaching at Sugar Hill Christian Academy as a head coach for the middle school team. In the fall of 2020, MaTia began coaching for Atlanta Extreme. In the summer of 2021, MaTia became the Director of Volleyball Operations and Head Varsity Coach at Notre Dame Academy. When MaTia is not in the gym, she loves to travel and hang out with her family and friends. MaTia currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

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