Jerry Aldridge

Training Director Ages 15-18


Jerry Aldridge enters his 33nd year coaching high school, private college preparatory school, Women’s and Girls club and college volleyball.

He previously coached varsity high school and private college preparatory school girls’ volleyball in East Grand Forks, ND, Vilonia, AR, Sherwood, AR and Little Rock, AR. While in Arkansas, Jerry spent nearly twelve years serving as Director and Head Coach for several local clubs in the Little Rock, AR area, to include Delta Juniors and Little Rock Juniors Volleyball Clubs. After relocating to Texas, Jerry was the Associate Head Coach at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX and completed his 11th season as an Assistant Coach at Division I Houston Christian University (HCU), formerly Houston Baptist University (HBU). As an Assistant Coach at HCU, the Huskies advanced to the Southland Conference Tournament in each of their eight seasons in the league, with HCU making its best league showing by tying for third in 2017 and conference tournament runner-up in 2016. The Huskies also were selected in 2021 to play in the NCAA National Invitational Volleyball Championships (NIVC).

Coach Jerry previously served as a Head Coach and Master Trainer for the Absolute Volleyball Academy from 2009 to 2015 (15’s -17’s), qualifying multiple teams for USAV Girls Junior National Championships and registering a National Championship Runner-Up finish in the Girls 15 Open Division of the Volleyfest National Championships in Phoenix, AZ. After departing AVA in 2015, Jerry served as the Senior Associate Club Director/Operations, Head/Master Coach, Recruiting Director and Parent Liaison for the Texas Tornados Volleyball Club in Houston, TX from 2015 to 2021. During his time at TTVB, Jerry coached and help guide four teams to the USAV Girls Junior National Championships registering four Championship Medal finishes, including two Open Division Bronze Medals (17’s & 18’s), one National Division (17’s) and one USA Division (17’s) Bronze Medal finish. In addition, his 2017-18 Texas Tornados 17 Mizuno team was ranked #1 in the country (AES/Prep Volleyball) at regular season’s end and finished the 2017-18 season ranked #2 in the country.

Coach Jerry returned to AVA in 2022 as a Master Coach/Trainer and Head Coach for the AVA 17 Adidas team. 17 Adidas had great success in 2022, to include winning Gold the Northern Lights National Qualifier (USA Division) and taking a Bronze medal at the Red Rock Rave (SCVA) National Qualifier (USA Division). Coach Jerry and 17 Adidas finished of the regular season going undefeated in route to capturing the Lone Star Region Regional Championships and securing their 3rd National Qualifier Bid of the season, a National Division Bid to GJNCs. 17 Adidas had a fine showing at Nationals registering a Top 10 finish in the National Division of GJNCs. In 2023, Coach Jerry assumed the role as Training & Programs Director (18’s-15’s) at AVA and again will be coaching 17 Adidas.

In addition to his coaching career, Jerry has more than 33 years of international indoor and beach playing experience. He began his volleyball career while serving in the United States Air Force, becoming a top national middle blocker recruit, before leaving the military after receiving an athletic scholarship to play Men’s Volleyball at Brigham Young University (BYU). Over the years, Jerry has played in multiple international professional leagues and Master/Senior tournaments in Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, Eastern Europe and Canada. He currently plays USAV indoor volleyball as a middle blocker/outside hitter with the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club out of Newport, Beach, CA and the Canada National Masters volleyball team. Most recently (Oct 2021) he earned a Silver Medal while playing with Club Adversity (Chicago, IL) at the 2021 World Huntsman Games in St. George, UT and (May 2021), he captured a Silver Medal with his Southern California 50+ club team at the USAV US Open National Championships in Louisville, KY. In July 2019, Jerry earned a Bronze Medal with Team USA Masters (50+) while playing in the BMG World Masters Championships in Espinho, Portugal. In September 2018, he captured a Gold Medal with Team Canada Masters (50+) while playing in the inaugural America's Cup World Masters Championships in Vancouver, BC. In all, Jerry has amassed five Gold Medals, six Silver Medals and three Bronze Medals in USAV/International volleyball competitions.

Coaching Philosophy

Work harder than those around you. Respect the game and all that compete alongside you and across the net. You are never too young or too old to ‘get better every day’. Volleyball is a life-time sport, cherish every moment, every chance you have to step on the court to learn and compete.

Coaching Strengths

All Skills

Preferred Age to Work With

All ages

Private Lessons

Individual, groups, teams - Contact directly for scheduling