Coach Amy Van Sant
Assistant Varsity Coach
Amy Van Sant returns to her alma mater for a second season with the Lakeside volleyball program as an assistant coach.
For the 17 years Amy has been playing volleyball, the last six years have included coaching the sport. She volunteered at USF youth camps in college, coached two seasons for St. Pete Volleyball Club, and instructed sand volleyball clinics at Twin Lakes.
Amy graduated from the University of South Florida in May 2017 with a 3.9 GPA. She majored in Public Relations and minored in Hospitality. She was selected to represent the USF College of Arts & Sciences through the Dean's Student Leadership Society. Amy also competed as a Division I athlete in the American Athletic Conference with USF Volleyball. By the end of her career as co-captain and libero, she notched 1,178 career digs, 259 assists and 46 aces.
Prior to her collegiate career, Amy graduated from Lakeside High School in 2013. She started every match for Coach Angela Thompson on the varsity volleyball team for four seasons after playing on the JV team in 8th grade. As a three-year captain, Amy led the team to a Final Four appearance in the state championship. Amy received the Best Defensive Player Award three years in a row and received the Lakeside Viking Award her senior year.
Amy also played club volleyball for five years with A5 Volleyball Club coached by Bob Westbrook. Her team competed at the AAU tournament and won bids to the National tournament every year. In 2011, Amy and her team won the American National Championship.
Coach Devin Landers
Assistant Varsity Coach
My love for the game of volleyball started out as a junior in high school circa 2006 after I was cut from the school basketball team. I was looking to do something to fill my time and started to develop a passion. Against all odds, I gave myself a goal of getting a scholarship to play in college and trained relentlessly until I received an offer at Hannibal LaGrange College. I played there for a year and transferred to University of South Carolina in 2010 where I played on the school’s club team. Upon graduating with a degree in physical education, I moved to Atlanta where I had my first coaching experience coaching with Top Notch Volleyball Camps which served as summer camps for high schools throughout the metro Atlanta area. I have coached the 9th grade teams at Northview High School and Chattahoochee High School. I also served as head coach for the middle school boys and girls teams at Taylor Road Middle School. I am currently coaching at Ichiban Volleyball Club for the 14-2 .