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ZEBULON, NC -- East Wake Academy will have a new, but somewhat familiar face as its head coach for its rising volleyball program this year. Ahada McCummings, Executive Director/Coach/Performance Consultant for Carolina Premier Volleyball, will take over for a program that has been a regular in the state playoffs and earned its first ever playoff win versus Southside last Fall.
McCummings began playing volleyball in high school, in West Chester, PA, and continued playing in college for the Syracuse University Intramural Volleyball League. She has played in adult leagues in both North Carolina and Texas. Her experience as a coach began in 2008 coaching in a recreation volleyball league.
She has since gone on to work with athletes on various levels from 1st grade to collegiate. Most recently, McCummings has served as the assistant coach for Carolina Premier 16 Black team, and the JV coach at Knightdale High School last year.
“Ahada has been working with some of our EWA players now for the past two years with her Premier teams so this was just a natural fit,” said Athletic Director, Chris Eason. “She’s going to do an outstanding job & keep EWA on the rise heading into the future. We’re lucky to have her.”
Her specialty in mental performance coaching has been instrumental in the development and success of individual athletes as well as national level teams. She is currently working on a doctoral degree with an emphasis on performance improvement which strengthens her passion to help athletes find the right formula for continued development and peak performance. McCummings' passion is, and has always been encouraging girls and women to empower themselves to be great.
McCummings holds a B.S. in Mathematics from St. Augustine’s University, a M.A. in Counselor Education from North Carolina State University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Global Training & Development at Northcentral University.