Coach Durloo is originally from New Orleans, LA. She moved to Summit County in 2000 and met her husband in 2002, the cute guy in the picture with her. She has two awesome girls who now play volleyball too!! Coach Durloo loves loves loves volleyball. Volleyball is a lifelong sport and has brought so many friends and relationships into her life.
Coach Durloo started to play volleyball in 9th grade. She played all through high school at Cabrini High in New Orleans and played 4 years for Cajun Land Volleyball Club. She played in college, one year at Mississippi College and 3 years at The University of New Orleans. Coach Durloo plays sand and indoor volleyball still.
Coach Durloo began coaching high school and club volleyball right out of college for 5 years. She was also a high school math teacher. Coach Durloo returned to school and gained a second BS is Mechanical Engineering which took her out of the coaching world for a while, but she kept playing. She coached one year of club volleyball in Summit County in 2013 and then started SYSV in 2018.
Coach Durloo believes that being a good volleyball player starts with gaining strong fundamentals. The basics need to be learned first and then the higher-level game will come more easily. She feels the mental awareness of an athlete’s mind plays a large part in being a successful volleyball player. Volleyball is a big-time team sport. One star player cannot win the game for the team. Everyone must work together and therefore the mental game is a major part in developing the player along with skill development.
Coach Alyssa is originally from New Jersey and attended college at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where she majored in civil engineering. She is currently a civil engineer working for an engineering firm in Breckenridge, CO. She learned to ski in college and when she took a trip to the Rocky Mountains in 2005, she knew she was going to move there one day. She followed through and moved to Summit County in 2008 and found her home. Coach Alyssa found volleyball as an adult through adult education classes and started playing in leagues. She fell in love with the sport and began playing 5-6 nights a week in women’s and co-ed leagues at all different levels. She sometimes played 4 to 5 hours a night because other teams needed subs and she was willing to play any level to get better. She began coaching the sand volleyball clinic at the Silverthorne Recreation Center in 2012 and now coaches their indoor classes as well. Coach Alyssa was the 6th grade coach at Summit Middle School for the short spring 2021 season, coached 7th grade coach during 2021/2022 and is now the 8th grade and Head Middle School Coach. This Coach Alyssa's 3rd year coaching the U13 Team for SYS Volleyball. She is excited to share her love of the sport with younger players. You may have also seen Coach Alyssa playing volleyball at Breck Rec Center, Silverthorne Rec Center, sand volleyball at Rainbow Park, or on her paddle board at North Pond. She also loves to travel and hang out with her cat named Avalanche.