Game On Coaches

Volleyball Coaches

Taylor Solo

Career high points: Coach Taylor was a four year starting setter at Penn-Trafford High School. During her high school career she was a, three-year captain, four-time First-Team All-Section, three-time All-District, two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East Feature Athlete, and First-Team All-State. In addition, she played club volleyball for the number 4 ranked team in the nation, Pittsburgh Elite. She competed in tournaments across the country and ultimately received an Athletic Scholarship to California University of Pennsylvania. While at California University of PA she received PSAC Scholar Athlete laurels all four of years and was chosen by her fellow teammates as team captain her junior and senior seasons. She finished her college career with a total of 1221 assists ranked 11th in the school’s history with total assists. Her freshman year she helped lead The Cal U Vulcans in winning a PSAC conference championship. Taylor’s junior year, while playing exclusively as a defensive specialist, her team won the Southwest Division of the PSAC. Her freshman and senior season Taylor ranked in the top 15 setters in the PSAC with total assists.

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Favorite motivational quote: “It always seems impossible until it's done” - Nelson Mandela

Leo Sayles

Coach Leo Sayles –Head Coach Grove City Wolverines/Associate Athletic Director For Sports Ministry

In 2019 Coach Sayles guided the Grove City volleyball program to its first 20-win season in 12 years. The Wolverines advanced to the Presidents' Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals and also qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championship Tournament.

Prior to caching at Grove City, Coach Sayles spent eight years as head coach at Gardner-Webb University. At Gardner-Webb, Coach Sayles’ teams achieved numerous milestones both on the court and in the classroom. In 2017, Gardner-Webb earned its first win over a major Division I university when the Bulldogs earned a five-set win over East Carolina. Coach Sayles owns several Gardner-Webb coaching records in volleyball, including most Division I wins in a season, most Big South Conference victories and the program’s best conference finish. Gardner-Webb also earned the Big South’s Sportsmanship Award in four consecutive years.

He recently authored “Ordering Our Steps: Committing Life and Sport to Christ” – a 31-day sports devotional athletes, coaches, and sports fan. We are proud to share that all athletes and coaches that attend our Game On Sports Camps receive this devotional.

At Grove City, Sayles has developed the "G.E.A.R." sports ministry program, which encompasses all 22 intercollegiate sports programs at the College. G.E.A.R. is designed to disciple Grove City athletes, encouraging athletes to affirm their faith and embrace their platform through sport to serve others. Coach Sayles will also be writing volleyball specific devotionals and Bible studies that are specific to the great sport of volleyball.

This is Coach Sayles first year with the Game Changer team.

Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;”

Favorite motivational quote: Isaiah 40:30-31: “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Soccer Coaches

Brad Smith

Brad Smith is a 1999 graduate of Norwin High School, where he was a 3 year letter winner, captain of the soccer team, a member of the 1998 WPIAL Section 1 Finest 15, and a 1998 WPSCA Senior All Star.

Brad is also a 2003 graduate of Grove City College, having played goalkeeper, where he finished his career as the single season shutout record holder, was a 2001 PAC 1st Team All Star, 2002 Team MVP, 3 year letter winner, and 3 time scholar athlete. He currently holds the school record for career games and minutes played as a goalkeeper, as well as career shutouts.

Currently, Brad is a goalkeeper coach with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds RDA East program.

Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Favorite motivational quote: “Once you bid farewell to discipline you say goodbye to success” - Sir Alex Ferguson

Softball Coaches

XC Coaches