CT Impact works very hard to recruit and retain only the top coaches in the area! Every coach and Director are USA Volleyball IMPACT certified and have passed a federal background screen.
Founder, Director, Coach
Coach Emanuelson began playing volleyball at Joel Barlow High School. As a four-year starter and captain for the Falcons, he was named a three-time All-State selection and two-time All-New England Selection. He went on to play for the Southampton College Colonials and was a three-year starter, playing all positions. Throughout college and after graduation, Coach Emanuelson continued to assist the JBHS Falcons Men's Team, coached by his father, Cliff. He also coached the Darien High School Freshman Girls' team for two years. In 2004, Coach Emanuelson accepted a position as the Head Men's & Asst. Women's Volleyball Coach at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He was the Head Men's coach for four years before stepping down to coach within his own Club. CT Impact has been a long-time dream for Coach Emanuelson and he is excited to build this club to be a powerhouse in JO competition around New England.
Coach Emanuelson is also a full-time middle school science teacher. He has been married for nine years and has two young children.
Cliff Emanuelson, Jr.
Coach Emanuelson has been coaching high school volleyball since 1974. Having coached JV & Varsity at Darien High School for 17 years, he has amassed a JV record of 313-11. As the Assistant Varsity coach, he has helped the Darien Blue Wave to a 403-27 record, including 15 FCIAC Championships and 12 State titles. After 13 years as the Head Boy's Volleyball Coach at Joel Barlow High School, he retired in order to take on a new challenge - he is the Asst. Men's Coach for Sacred Heart University alongside his son, CJ. Under his leadership, the Barlow team qualified for 11 State Championship appearances, including three Class M State Championships and two State open championships. Most recently, Coach Emanuelson was named the 2006 Connecticut Assistant Coach of the Year.
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National Asst. Coach
Coach Harrison recently graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in Exercise Science. She began her volleyball career playing for Darien High School until she was sidelined by surgery. As a college sophomore, she walked on to the Skidmore College Women’s Volleyball team. Coach Harrison played as a libero/defensive specialist at Skidmore College for three years and helped bring the team to the Division III NCAA Championship two years in a row. While abroad in Australia the spring of her junior year, she played competitive beach volleyball 7 days a week and absolutely loved it! In addition, she served as a functional strength and conditional trainer for the Skidmore team during senior year. Coach Harrison has coached CT Impact Summer Camp as well as our VolleyFutures program. She is looking forward to continuing to coach at the Junior Olympic level.
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Coach Stowell grew up in Storrs, CT where she played four years of varsity volleyball for E.O. Smith High School. During this time she also played Junior Olympic volleyball and traveled to Europe to play in several different countries. She attended Springfield College and played for two years, before she began coaching in her senior year for Longmeadow High School. She was the Varsity coach for four years and the JV coach for one year. Coach Stowell returns for her second season as a Junior Olympic Coach. She is currently the Freshman coach at New Canaan High School. Coach Stowell is a physical education teacher at Saxe Middle School in New Canaan.
Coach Warren began playing volleyball for Yorktown High School in Yorktown Heights, NY. After playing there for 4 years, she continued onto Keene State College in Keene, NH where she continued to play for 2 more years. Coach Warren has been teaching Physical Education for the past 5 years at Saxe Middle School and South Elementary School in New Canaan, CT. Coach Warren is the Head Junior Varsity and Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach for the New Canaan High School Rams.