Camp Coaching Staff

Michelle Collier / Head Coach

Michelle Collier, the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year after leading Jacksonville to an NCAA Tournament appearance, is the head volleyball coach at Georgia Tech.

Prior to her tenure at Jacksonville, Collier served two seasons (July, 2010-February, 2012) as an assistant coach at South Carolina, including a three-month stint as the Gamecocks' temporary head coach. In 2011, Collier helped the Gamecocks to a seven-win improvement which ranked as second-best jump in school history.

As a student-athlete at USF, Collier ranks among the greatest collegiate volleyball players of all-time. She ranks fifth in NCAA Division I history with 2,729 career kills and ranks in the Bulls' top-10 in numerous career and single-season categories.

Rafael Silva / Coach

Rafael da Silva, husband head coach Michelle Collier, spent the last season as the GT Volunteer Coach. Prior to that, he spent 2 years working with the Tampa Bay Juniors Volleyball Club as a head coach for the boys and girls programs. His boys team won the AAUs National Championships in 2009 and finish 3rd in the country also at AAUs in 2010. During the Falls of(2009-2010).

Before his start in coaching, Silva was a standout pro volleyball player in his native Brazil, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Rafael has played with and against top players in the world during his professional career. During his 2003-04 season at Tarragona Volleyball Club in Barcelona, Spain, he helped the squad to a top-five finish in the Spanish Division I League.

Randi Raff / Assistant Coach

Randi Raff, who spent the last year at Indiana University was named an assistant volleyball coach at Georgia Tech on March 9, 2016. Raff, a native of Rensselaer, Ind., spent the 2015 season as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Indiana and prior to that spent three seasons at Northern Kentucky University as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Prior to NKU Raff spent two seasons at Division III Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Raff helped lead the Captains to back-to-back 38-win seasons, including a national runner-up finish in 2011.


Maya Prestes / Dir. of Operations

Maya Prestes joined the Georgia Tech volleyball staff in June 2016 as the Director of Operations. She graduated from Jacksonville University in the spring of 2016 with a degree in business administration.

As a libero for the Dolphins, Prestes helped the team to win the 2013 and 2014 Atlantic Sun Championships. She was named the 2015 A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year, named First Team All-Atlantic Sun and selected to the Atlantic Sun all-tournament team in 2015.

While in school, Prestes served as an assistant coach with Instinct Volleyball Club in 2013-2014 in Jacksonville, Fla. She spent a year (2010-2011) as the event manager assistant for Personalle in Porto Alegre, Brazil.