After a decorated playing career, co-founder and director Cat Dailey Minyard is ready to pass along her volleyball expertise to the next generation of athletes in the Northeast. Cat is currently assistant coaching Division I volleyball at her alma mater, Yale University, and is also a Head Coach for Gold Medal Squared, the leaders in volleyball coaches' education. Before founding Northeast Volleyball Club with her husband Garrett, Cat played in the Italian Serie A league for Volley Millenium Brescia, leading her team to a 25-7 record and winning the 2018 Italian A2 Championship. Before Italy, Cat completed her master’s degree in Entrepreneurship at Durham University in the U.K., while also leading Durham to two national championships and capturing league MVP honors.
Originally from Southern California, Cat was a top 20 college recruit after competing at the highest level of youth volleyball with Laguna Beach Volleyball Club. She played for Cal for two years, including an NCAA Final Four appearance in 2007, before transferring to Yale. At Yale, Cat was a unanimous selection for the 2008 Ivy League MVP and led the team to an NCAA postseason win. Cat specializes in developing athletes with a high “volleyball IQ” who understand how the game works at the highest levels. Cat serves as co-director of the Northeast Volleyball Club located in Connecticut.