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Attack VBC is here to provide you and your family with the best youth volleyball experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

Pam Campbell

President & Director

Phone: 312 806 7387

How many of us can wake up every morning and truly say we love our job? Pam Campbell can honestly say after 25 years, she still feels this way. In 1999 the vision was set in motion with a small group of children in the city of Blue Island, Illinois. This group would be just the beginning to an incredible journey that would help Pam realize her dreams.
Pam Campbell was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago in a fairly lower income family. Although money wasn’t always available to do all the extracurricular activities in which some of her friends were able to participate, her role models within the family structure encouraged her to believe success would come with hard work. Throughout her childhood she was especially interested in sports, structure, and persistence because she knew that it was the only way to help her achieve success and personal gratification. The encouragement from her family to become a winner drove Pam to excel in sports (primarily volleyball, basketball and softball). Her successes in basketball and softball culminated in a scholarship to Lewis University. Pam earned a degree from Lewis University in Athletic Training and Communications with a minor in P.E.
Soon after graduation and a few instrumental sports related jobs, she realized no obstacle would be too tough or would be able to slow her down in her efforts to achieve ultimate success. From her initial coaching positions at St. Isaac Jogues in Hinsdale, Most Holy Redeemer in Evergreen Park, and later as Head Varsity Coach for the Richards Bulldogs boys team, she always displayed good work ethics. She knew the importance of learning every aspect of the job so that everything was done with precision and professionalism.
Today, Pam currently coaches and directs her teams and coaches with the same passion she had 25 years ago. She strives to encourage and mentor young athletes to live out their dreams. She believes everyone needs to be able to “Wake Up Every Day Loving What We Do!”

Sean Carls

Private Lessons Instructor

Sean Carls has been playing volleyball for the past 15 years. While in High School Sean played for Attack for 5 years. He was the starting setter for Andrew High School for 4 years, where he set the record for most assists in a game and highest number of aces served in a game. He was recruited by NAIA Division I Hannibal-LaGrange University, where he played as their starting setter and was named team captain in 2010. That same season he was ranked number one in the country for total assists. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 2012, and has offered private lessons for the past 6 years in order to improve every player’s skill level. Sean is currently the Head Boy's Varsity coach and the Assistant Girl's Varsity coach at Andrew High School. He looks forward to working with Attack players in order to continue the club’s success in the future.

Amanda Werniak

Coach, 15U Select Girls

Bio Coming Soon...

Dan Niemczyk

Coach, 14 Select

Phone: 708 528 0815

This is Dan's fifth year coaching with the Attack Volleyball Club. During high school, Dan played 4 years of club volleyball and 3 years at Lincoln Way East. Dan also coaches for Lincoln Way North, starting as the Freshman girls coach and winning the B team conference, and later the assistant varsity coach. Dan has a BA from Eastern Illinois where he played Ultimate Frisbee and was a team captain. 
Dan has coached for several of the Attack teams.  Dan currently coaches the 14 Blue team.

Judy Pavone

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer; Coach, 12U Select Girls

Phone: 708 280 9225

Judy has been playing volleyball for many years and has lended her leadership skills to all aspects of the sport, as a Founder/Director of the Orland Youth Association (OYA) Girls Volleyball Program and currently in the day-to-day operation of the Attack Volleyball Club.
More about Judy:

- Played 4 year of Varsity volleyball for Andrew High School
- Attended Illinois State University
- Played in a Women’s League for 20 years
- Played in a coed volleyball league for 8 years
- Certified official for volleyball, basketball, and fast pitch softball (IHSA & Collegiate)
- Professional fast pitch umpire for women’s professional softball
- Involved with OYA Girls for 19 Years
Judy's greatest attributes to Attack (says coach Pam) is her unbelievable organizational skills, keeping all the practice schedules updated, her precision in keep up with all our  in house book keeping and still finding the time to do all the day to day activities that come with running the business.  
Judy also helps coach the two 10U teams, the volleykids program, and the 12 Select team!
Judy has been married to her husband Joe for 25 years and
and has three children, Genna, Joey, and Gianna, all of whom played for Attack Volleyball Club.

Shawn Wendling


Phone: 773 316 5487

Shawn, who started Attack with her sister, Pam Campbell (Attack Director), returns for her 15th season.  Shawn enjoys coaching grammar school age athletes who are excited and eager to learn.  Shawn will once again be coaching the 13 Select team. Shawn is passionate about the sport of volleyball and loves coming up with team bonding activities.  Shawn’s track record includes over 25 years of coaching experience for clubs and grammar schools including St. Bede, St. John Fisher and St. Christina.  Her teams have also qualified for 7 Junior Olympics and played in 3 AAU National Tournaments.  Shawn is also an IHSA volleyball official. When not coaching Attack volleyball, Shawn spends her time with her husband of 30 years (Joe), her three children, Melissa, (Kevin) Joe, (Nicky) and Brian, and her 3 grandchildren Oksana, Nikolas and Kevin

Christine Chesna

Coach 12 Select, Operations Director

Phone: 708-751-1686

Bio Coming Soon...

Bridget Williams

Coach 13 Select Social Media

Phone: 708-289-990

Bio Coming Soon...

George Chicvara

Coach 11 Select

BIO Coming Soon

Jodi Frigo

Coach 17 Select

Bio Coming Soon