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College Spotlight:

Mackenzie Shirley just entered her freshman year at Union College. Mackenzie played for Club Unite two seasons and travelled with the Club Unite group to Costa Rica to serve God using her volleyball talents to touch lives. "It's a big leap going from club to college but worth it. All the tournaments and hard work pay off but that's just a start. What I love about being a freshman is being able to write a new chapter with new people in my life. I've already met girls that I know are going to be long term friends. I am excited to see where the season takes us and to grow close to my team. Along with my girls, we love to go to our local old town grill and eat after practices." Club Unite wishes Mackenzie a fantastic freshman year. 

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2018 CU grad Olivia Kozemko is enjoying her sophomore year at Newberry where she sets for the wolves. 'Koz' says she loves the family she made on and off the court at Newberry and her fantastic teachers who better her education. She suggests if anyone is ever in the area to try out the restaurant Fusion. Koz has since come back to Club Unite to serve as an in-house league coach where she continues to give her passion for the sport to younger players. 

Whats New?

Club Unite is excited to announce the addition of Erika Waycaster to serve as the CU Recruiting  Services Coordinator. "We want our families to receive an intimate experience with the recruiting process," adds Shannon Mincey "Having Erika on board to focus on that aspect will assist all our athletes in finding the right college fit. as well give parents understanding on ways they can help through the process.  " 

Coach Erika Waycaster was a part of the inaugural volleyball team at Walters State in 2012. After one year at Walters State, she transferred to play at Virginia Intermont College.

Coach E coached high school volleyball for 3 years prior to returning to Walters State in 2017. She assisted Coach Meg and the Lady Senators to a 22-3 record and first-ever Region 7 Championship during her first season as Assistant Coach. In her second season with the Lady Senators, they upheld a 22-9  record and were reigning Region 7 Champions. She has coached travel volleyball for 7 years and worked several summer camps and satellite camps for local colleges and high school teams. 

Before college, Coach E played her prep volleyball at Chuckey Doak High School in Greeneville, TN as a setter. While playing, she was named Defensive Player of the Year, Setter of the Year and Player of the Year. She also had all-conference and all-region accolades during high school.

Coach E is excited to take on a new role as Recruiting Coordinator at Club Unite this ‘19-’20 club season. 

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Shannon Mincey

Shannon Mincey


Phone: 4234261705

Melanie Morris

Melanie Morris


Phone: 8653824080

Club Unite 2652 Byington Solway Drive, Knoxville, TN 37921 (Located beside Karns High School)

Club Unite has a satellite location serving players in the Lakeway area (Morristown, Dandridge, Jefferson County)

Mailing Address: PO BOX 7413 Knoxville, TN 37921