2024 Volleyball Team - Junior Varsity


TN Heat Volleyball is headed into its 14th season in 2023. Since the beginning, the team has made its mark in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference competitively placing in the top four for both middle school and varsity teams in regular season play and at the MTAC end of season tournaments each year—most recent second place finish in 2017 for middle school and a second-place finish for varsity in 2013. Varsity players have been honored each year with being named on the MTAC Regular Season All-Conference Team as well as MTAC All-Tournament Team. This is our third season where we have stretched our wings outside of the confines of the MTAC (now TSIAA, Tennessee State Independent Athletic Association), allowing us a better fit for our team as well as providing competitive end of the season tournament options. For 2021 and 2022, we headed to the National Association of Christian Athletes National Volleyball Tournament in Dayton, TN,

Head Coach, Kallie Mathews

Continuing the Heat tradition of character building and encouraging Biblical values in the hearts of the players are key components to her coaching style. Kallie Mathews will be taking on her second season as Head Coach. Kallie is a former volleyball player, outside hitter, from Texas. She and her family have lived in Tennessee for ten years. Kallie adores being a wife, mother, friend, and teacher, and she is thrilled to be back on the volleyball court. One of Kallie’s favorite Bible verses is Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people.”

Assistant Coach, Sarah Mullins

The Tennessee Heat volleyball program is pleased to have Sarah Mullins join us as an Assistant Coach. Sarah is a former volleyball player, middle hitter, from Southern California. She moved to Tennessee four and a half years ago with her husband and three girls. They love playing Mario Party Games, card games, and being outside together. Sarah is elated to be back on the volleyball realm coaching again. One of Sarah’s favorite Bible verses is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Becca Willis, Volleyball Assistant CoachAssistant Coach, Becca Willis

Becca Willis joins us as the Middle School Assistant Coach for the 2023-24 season. She is a former volleyball player and was an outside hitter. Native to the middle TN area, she has lived and grown up around the Nashville area. She currently lives in Chapel Hill, TN with her husband and 4 kids. She loves spending time with her family, camping, and singing. Becca is excited to be back on the court coaching volleyball.

2024 Varsity Team

2024 Volleyball Team - Junior Varsity

2024 Seniors

2024 Senior, #8 Carley Ruckman 2024 Senior, #15 Avalynn Smullen

2024 Junior Varsity Team

2024 Volleyball Team - Varsity

2024 Middle School Team

2024 Volleyball Team - Middle School


2023 Combined Team Schedule and Results

08/05SaturdayVarsity (V)@ Summer Slam
08/29TuesdayMiddle School (MS)@ DCA
08/31ThursdayMS / JV / V@ Highland Rim
09/05TuesdayVarsity (V)@ Boyd
09/07ThursdayMS / JV / VFoundation @ Home
09/11MondayMS(4:30) / JV(5:30) / V(6:30)@ CCS
09/12TuesdayMS / JV / VUCA @ Home
09/14ThursdayJV / V@ APEX
09/18MondayMS(4:30) / JV(5:30) / V(6:30)CCS @ Home
09/19TuesdayMS / JV / V@ Highland Rim
09/25MondayMS / JV / VCANCELLED - CCS @ Home
09/26TuesdayJV (5:00)@ JECA
09/28ThursdayMS(4:00) / JV(5:00) / V(6:00)@ FCS
10/03TuesdayJV(5:00) / V(6:00)JECA/Boyd @ Home
10/05ThursdayMS / JV / V@ UCA
10/12ThursdayMS / JV / V@ Foundation
10/17TuesdayJV / VAPEX @ Home
10/24TuesdayVarsity (V)NACA
10/25WednesdayVarsity (V)NACA
10/26ThursdayVarsity (V)NACA
10/27FridayVarsity (V)NACA

TN Heat Volleyball will play home games at First Baptist Church, Lebanon, and look forward to your support at our matches.

Home Games – First Baptist Church, 227 E Main Street, Lebanon, TN

  • Students: $1
  • Adults: $3
  • 5 & Under: FREE