2024 Volleyball Team - Junior Varsity


TN Heat Volleyball is headed into its 15th season in 2024. 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 fourth 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. From 2021-2023, we have headed to the National Association of Christian Athletes National Volleyball Tournament in Dayton, TN.

2024 Volleyball Team Covenant

2024 Game Schedule

Download 2024 Information Packet (PDF)

Our Coaches

Head Coach, Kallie MathewsHead 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 third season as Head Coach. Kallie is a former volleyball player, outside hitter, from Texas. She and her family have lived in Tennessee for eleven 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 MullinsAssistant Coach, Sarah Mullins

The Tennessee Heat volleyball program is pleased to have Sarah Mullins continue 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.”

Assistant Coach, Becca WillisAssistant Coach, Becca Willis

Becca Willis will be joining us again as an Assistant Coach. 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.

Volleyball Team Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2024 season are free, at the FBC Lebanon Gym. Players are encouraged to attend both days to give us a thorough assessment of their skills and ability, as well as their raw talent. It is better for athletes to be seen as much as possible, as well as for them to see if the Heat is a good fit for their family. Families will be contacted by Sunday, July 21st about if they’ve made a team.

  • Dates: Thursday, July 18th & Friday, July 19th
  • Gym: FBC Lebanon
  • FREE
  • Times: Middle School (Thursday 3-5pm & Friday 1-3pm)
  • High School (Thursday 5-7pm & Friday 3-5pm)
  • Register for tryouts here 

Please email Coach Kallie if you’re interested in more details, or have questions.

2023 Varsity Team

2024 Volleyball Team - Junior Varsity

2023 Seniors

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

2023 Junior Varsity Team

2024 Volleyball Team - Varsity

2023 Middle School Team

2024 Volleyball Team - Middle School

TN Heat Volleyball Home Court


  • Students: $2
  • Adults: $5
  • 5 & Under: FREE
  • Immediate Family Max: $20

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