Coming this summer☀️! Basketball Clinics with Willow Spring High Schools Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Melissa Wilson and JV head coach, Camille McDaniel.
Coach Arbes is a native to the area, grew up in Apex and played lax at Apex High School. She attended Meredith College to play lacrosse. Arbes was a 4 year starting defender and lead draw taker. She was Senior captain 2019, Defensive MVP 2019, Tournament MVP 2019, NCAA Tournament participant 2016-2019, All-Conference 2016-2019, All-Academic 2016-2019, All-Tournament Team 2016-2019, IWLCA All Academic 2018-2019, IWLCA First Team All-Region 2019, selected & played in the 2019 IWLCA Senior All-Star game representing the South at USA Lacrosse. She graduated from Meredith in 2019 with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a concentration in Health & Wellness. She went back for her masters and graduated in 2020 with her MAT for Health & Physical Education. Since graduating undergrad, she coached for AFA until 2021, worked at Sport HQ and The Strength Feed for strength & Conditioning/speed and agility, was head JV/Assistant Varsity for Apex Friendship Women’s Lax, taught at FVHS spring 2021, moved to Willow Spring fall 2021 and started the lax program there. We are excited to have her on board to train!
Coach McDaniel is the JV Women’s Basketball Coach at Willow Spring High School. Next season will be her third season coaching at Willow Spring High School. Before that, she coached AAU travel basketball with the Viper Organization located in Fuquay/Angier. She has coached recreational and AAU for ten years in Wilmington, NC and locally here in Fuquay. She is a Fuquay-Varina born and raised gal, where she graduated from Fuquay Varina High School. She was a two sport athlete all four years there and played tennis and basketball. She scored 1,000 career points as a Bengal. After high school, she went to UNC-Wilmington and pursued her education, and was the team manager for the women’s basketball team for 2 years. Basketball has been apart of Camille’s life since as far back as she can remember, and she loves the community that has embraced the sport for our youth!
Coach Wilson is a Greenville native but moved to Raleigh to attend and graduate from Leesville Rd High School. During the time she was a 3x CAP-9 All-Conference player. During 2003-04 she attended Lees McRae College on a basketball scholarship then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where she graduated in 2007. Wilson began her coaching career at Southeast Middle School in Kernersville NC before transferring to Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School where she served the assistance coach from 2014-2019. During her time as an assistance under Nicole Meyers, the team won 4 4-AAAA Eastern Regional Championships and competed in 4 NCHAAS 4-A State Championships. Wilson is now serving as the head coach for Willow Spring High School and just 2 years since the school has opened, Wilson’s team were the GRNC Regular Season Champions and GRNC Tournament Championships. During the 2022-2023 season she named GRNC Coach of the Year.
Coach Allena Heath is from Texas where she played volleyball all throughout high school, along with playing for Texas Advantage Volleyball Club where her team finished 2nd and 3rd place in the nation in 2014 and 2015. Heath was coached by some of the best coaches in the nation, from players who played in college all the way to the USA level. She continued her volleyball career with a full ride scholarship to play D1 Volleyball at Campbell University. Allena started her freshman year as a right side hitter, and after the injury of a teammate, she transitioned to the outside position. Allena played all around the court all 4 years she was at Campbell where she was awarded the 1,000 kills honor and is currently 7th place in all time volleyball history for amount of kills (her total being 1,184). Allena was also awarded All Freshman Team, First Team All Conference, Second Team All Conference and other individual accolades while being at Campbell. During her time at Campbell she was lucky enough to travel to Europe where she was able to play against the Italian and Slovenia National Teams. Coach Heath graduated from Campbell with a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education where she currently teaches at West Lake Elementary School. After graduation, Coach Heath secured her position at the new Willow Spring High School – as the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach and is now entering into her third year in this role.
Baseball and Softball Coach
Facility Manager – Pitching, Hitting, Catching and Fielding for all ages.
Zach focuses on both baseball and softball. He is a former collegiate athlete that played baseball for Limestone University, Lenoir Community College and Averette University. Zach began coaching at FVHS in 2013, and spent 2018-2021 as head coach. During his time there, he Coached them to two state titles – 2018 and 2021. He has helped produce over 40 collegiate players as well as their continued development during college.
Baseball – Pitching & Hitting Coach
Head Baseball Trainer – Pitching and Hitting for all ages.
Tom Hayes was co-owner of Hit & Run from 2001-2020, and is the co-founder and Commisioner of Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League from 2007-present. He was an assistant coach for FVHS from 1995-2017, with a state championship in 2002 and runner up 2000 and 2013. He was a pitcher at NC State from 1973-1976, leading the team in strikeouts and innings in 1974, 1975 and 1976.
Baseball – Pitching Coach
Pitching for all ages.
Raised in San Diego playing baseball from the age of 10 at North Park Little League, learning the game from the “Old School” perspective. All CIF Team as a Hoover Cardinal, member of League Championship team as a Southwestern College Apache, all GSAC honors as a Pt. Loma Nazarene College Crusader. NAIA College World series participant 93,94. Drafted in 95′ to the Golden State league and continued on to play 6 professional seasons throughout the US, Japan and Mexico. Professional pitching instructor for the last 21 years with youth, high school, College and professional clients. Coaching experience at Westview High school as Varsity Pitching coach from 04-07 as well as Westhills High school. Married to wife Nicole with a wonderful 10 year old son Brayden.
Pt. Loma Nazarene University 93-95, San Diego, CA
Southwestern College 91-92, Chula Vista, CA
Hoover High School 83-87, San Diego, CA
Baseball – Catching and Hitting Coach
Hitting and Catching for all ages.
Sammy Serrano was All-American at Stetson University. He was drafted in 1998 by the San Francisco Giants as the 68th player taken overall and the first catcher selected in the MLB draft, retiring in 2002. He is a current Team USA Coach, PRO5 Baseball Academy Catching Coordinator, Central Region Director for the Canes and former college recruiting coordinator. Sammy’s focus is Catching and Hitting.
16 years of coaching experience
College player at Craven Community College and East Carolina University
Led teams to numerous playoff appearances and top-10 ranking in NC
Dozens of players signed to college
7 Academy clients: MLS, NCFC, Wake FC Girls Academy, Atlanta United, and Charlotte FC
3 Pro clients: MLSPro, USL 2, Hondurian League
1 Fifa International client
ID camp coordinator
Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist as Regional Head Coach
Summer League coordinator
2008 Coastal 8 Coach of the Year
2012 Sun Journal Coach of the Year
2016 Congressional Art Award recipient
2019 & 2020 Knightdale High Teacher of the Year
2020 Wake County Teacher of the Year Finalist
2021 Willow Spring High Teacher of the Year
2021 4 C’s Grant Recipient