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Our Coach: Josi Pinheiro

Coach Josi Pinheiro is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil and the founder of Loudoun County Volleyball. She played for the Brazilian Youth National Team for indoor and beach volleyball, and has collected international playing experience followed by a successful college career at University of Hawaii Hilo as a lead Outside Hitter who helped UHH capture the Pac West Conference Title. 

Her successful college career led her to earn an assistant coach and international recruiter position at Towson University in Maryland. She recruited 6 international players who led Towson University to one of the best seasons in program history. Pinheiro assisted a Tiger team that went 25-4, finished the CAA schedule with a perfect 12-0 mark and won 18 straight matches. After transferring to Winthrop University, Josi decided to leave the competitive college level to pursue her passion in developing the youth generation of volleyball players.

Our founder is a passionate volleyball player and coach. She understands the tiniest nuances of the sport, and knows how to quickly adapt according to the game. Furthermore, she knows how to coach her athletes so they can do the same. She has an outstanding relationship with her athletes and she has the power to make all of them to commit to the greatest goal - the team goal. By being an experienced athlete, Josi transfers all of her knowledge about how to manage their feelings on the court and take charge of those feelings.

Coach Josi Credentials

International Playing Experience
- Brazilian National Team under18 (2002-2005)
- Brazilian Beach volleyball National Team under 18 (2004-05)
- Sao Paulo all State 2002, 2003, 2005

USA College Career 
2007-2009 University of Hawaii at Hilo

  • 2007 – Pac West second team 
  • 2008-  AVCA honorable mention all American
  • 2008 –Pac West First team
  • 2008- All Region
  • ACCA All-Region 
  • Pac west first team
  • PWC Player of the week
  • Four times Top 10 Honor roll
  • All Montana State
  • Billings Invitational Team
  • Hawaii style Classic Most Valuable Player
  • Haili Volleyball tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • AVCA All Region Team
  • AVCA All-American Honorable Mention
  • 2009- Pac West Pre-season Player of the Year 
  • Nanook Classic Most Valuable Player 
  • Pac West Honor Roll 
  • Haili Volleyball Tournament All Star
  • 2009/10 Outstanding Female Senior 
  • 2007- Pac West Conference Champions
  • 2009- Pac west Conference Champions
Club Coaching Experience
She has coached many levels and age groups since she started coaching, back in 2010: she has worked for clubs in Maryland, South Carolina, Florida and Virginia. Now on to continue her passion at Loudoun Elite.


2023-24: U15 Head Coach
2022-23: U14 Head Coach
2021-22: U16 Head Coach; U17 Assistant Coach; Beach Volleyball Head Coach
2020-21: U16U Co-Head Coach; 17U Co-Head Coach, U18 Head Coach
2019-20: U16U Head Coach; U17 Co-Head Coach
2018-19: U16 National Head Coach
2017-18: U15 Head Coach
2016-17: U13 Head Coach

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