Emma Celentano is currently the assistant volleyball coach at North Carolina Central University with fellow Carolina Edge coaches Jody Brown and Jonathan Paulk. Her on-court responsibilities with NC Central primarily include training the defense and serve receive. Emma’s off-court responsibilities range from recruiting to developing the team’s conditioning program.
Emma graduated with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science in addition to Coaching Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her education is put to good use each and every day, and she couldn’t have dreamed of a better start to her career than at NC Central and in starting Carolina Edge. Emma is continuing to pursue being a Division I head coach by obtaining her Master’s from NCCU in Athletic Administration.
She has this to say about coaching the 14’s this season, “I spent my first two years coaching club with the 14s, and I remember that age being very high energy and eager to learn. I’m excited to be going back! I look forward to the challenge of teaching this team systems and techniques that will prepare them for higher level volleyball as they move onto high school and their recruiting processes. My team is most certainly going to be very competitive and have a lot of fun!”
Lastly, Emma’s favorite athlete is Roger Federer, and she has an unhealthy love for chocolate milk and LuluLemon. If she was home more, she would definitely want a dog; and she could eat breakfast food for every meal of the day, every day.