Camp Director - Barry Goldberg

Head Coach, American University Women's Volleyball
Camp Director, American Volleyball Camps
Director, Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic

The 2020 collegiate Women's Volleyball season had more history making moments for Coach Goldberg and his American University Eagles volleyball team. His squad captured the Patriot League Championship title, securing an automatic bid to their 18th Division I NCCA Tournament and American finished the year with yet another 20 win season, Goldberg's 29th out of his 31 years at the helm with AU.

Coach Goldberg won his 774th career NCAA Division I match this past season, securely placing him as one of the winningest active coaches in the nation. Women's volleyball has grown into one of the top watched female sports in the United States, and American University is leading the way with producing NCAA tournament championship experiences. 


In 2013, the American University womens volleyball team had its Cinderella season to this point, capturing the hearts of volleyball enthusiasts all over the country.  After defeating Colgate 3-0 in the Patriot League Championships, Goldberg led his team to a historic first round NCAA win (3-0) over Georgia at Duke University.  All eyes were on the Eagles in round two of the NCAA tournament as the American Eagles downed ACC Champion, Duke, with another 3-0 win.  For the first  time in program history, AU volleyball traveled to Lincoln, NE to take on defending NCAA Champions, Texas, in the Sweet 16.  The Eagles kept the dream alive winning the first set but eventually fell to the Longhorns in four sets. Their efforts earned them a 19th place ranking in the final 2013 coaches poll.

In 2019, the NCAA listed the 'All Time Greatest Upsets in Volleyball History,' and American University Volleyball was mentioned twice in the posting.  At #6 was the first and second round wins for AU at Duke in 2013, and at #3 was the 3-0 sweep of Kentucky at Ohio State in 2015. 

Barry Goldberg, the coach who has built a Patriot League dynasty by winning the league championship 16 out of the past 19 years, didn't begin his volleyball career with a bang. He was cut from his team as a freshman both in high school and again in college at the University of Pittsburgh. Both times he was asked to try again and succeeded. Luckily for AU, Goldberg always thrived on challenges.  The 3x time Coach of the Year in the Colonial League, and 7x Coach of the Year in the Patriot League has a proven success record:


2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, and 2001 


2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

•   2013 East Region Coach of the Year 

•   2015 ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Coach of the Year
•   297-21 Patriot League win-loss record over 19 seasons
•   774 career wins Division I wins
•   .736 career winning percentage
•   18 NCAA Tournament appearances
•   Conference Championships in 19 of the last 23 seasons 

Goldberg lives in Maryland with his wife, Bonnie, and they together direct the annual Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic at the Washington Convention Center on Presidents' Day weekend. Their daughter, Arielle, 29, played Division I volleyball at the University of Pacific and currently is the assistant director for Bay to Bay boys volleyball club in San Jose, CA. Their son, Jared, 27, played men's Division I volleyball at Grand Canyon University and is currently the Assistant Women's and Men's volleyball coach at Harvard University in Boston, MA. Their youngest son, Mitchell, 24, was a Division I lacrosse player at the University of Richmond, where he finished his lacrosse career as the all-time leading goal scorer in program history in 2018. 

Assistant Coach, American University Women's Volleyball


Sarah Katz begins her fourth season as an assistant coach at American University. Prior to coaching, Katz was an outside hitter at American during the 2012- 2015 seasons. During her time with the Eagles, the team won three Patriot League Championships and won three NCAA tournament games, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2013 and beating #22 Kentucky in the first round during the 2015 season. The team finished with a 109-27 record at the end of her four seasons with the team, going undefeated in conference play during her senior season. 

Since graduating college, Katz has also been a coach with Metro Volleyball Club, where she has served as both an assistant and head coach for the 14 and under teams. Katz also helped coach for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA), in Louisville, Kentucky during 2012 and 2013. 


Katz graduated American in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and then in 2017, continued studying at American to receive her master’s degree in Health Promotion Management.

Assistant Coach, American University Women's Volleyball


Michael Henchy is entering his second season as an assistant coach with American University.  Before joining the AU coaching staff he was an assistant coach and graduate student at Division III powerhouse Springfield College.  While at Springfield College he earned a Master’s of Education in Advanced Level Coaching, won the 2018 Division III Men’s Volleyball National Championship, and received the 2019 AVCA Division III Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach of the Year award.  Prior to Springfield College, he won the Division I Men’s Volleyball National Championship as a volunteer assistant coach with Ohio State men’s volleyball in 2017.

As a player at Ohio State, Henchy was a 4-year starter and earned two first-team all-conference awards (2013 & 2015) as well as an Honorable Mention All-American award in 2015.  While at OSU, Henchy also played for the USA Junior National team at the 2012 NORCECA games and 2013 World Championships.  After graduation he played one year professionally in Greece before ending his playing career.


Henchy graduated from Ohio State with a BA in Strategic Communication and a minor in Consumer Science.  His hometown is Ventura, CA where his parents still reside.

Assistant Coach, American University Women's Volleyball


Louella Maxwell begins her second year as a volunteer assistant coach at American University. She has over 15 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level. Maxwell has served as an assistant coach at Georgetown University, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Washington University - St. Louis, Notre Dame and the University of California, Berkeley.


Some of her coaching highlights include: 

Georgetown University – returning to Big East competition and mentoring MB Symone Speech to First Team All Big East and AVCA All Region Honors, NCAA Women Coaches Academy

Air Force – bringing in the first nationally ranked recruiting classes in Air Force history in 2012 and 2014
Washington University St. Louis – 2 trips to the NCAA tournament and winning the Division III National Championship in 2007

Notre Dame – 4 trips to the NCAA Tournament (highlighted by a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2005), 3 regular season BIG EAST titles

USA Volleyball High Performance Pipeline Coaching Staff – 2005 to 2008
As a player, Maxwell spent her freshman and sophomore seasons at Air Force, garnering AVCA All-Region honors both years and AVCA All-America honors in 1994, one of just five NCAA All-Americans in Air Force history. Despite playing just two seasons, she remains ranked among the Academy's top-10 lists in career assists (3,022) and digs (1,352), while holding program-best marks in career assists per game (10.87) and digs per game (4.93). In addition to holding the team's single-season record with 5.13 digs per game, Maxwell holds the single-match records for assists (83) and digs (45). She spent the 1995 season at Cal, before finishing out her collegiate career at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo. As a member of the Mustang squad, Maxwell was named the Big West Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and received the NCAA Ethnic Minority Postgraduate Scholarship. Maxwell graduated from Cal Poly in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in History and from Cal in 2001 with a master’s degree in Education. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband Mel and their two daughters Mikayla (8) and Melody (3).





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