14-National Head Coach & 16-UA Assistant Coach

Derek Serowski

Unlike most or some of the coaching staff here at Charge, I did not go to college to play volleyball. In fact, I went to many colleges on a football scholarship. Oklahoma Baptist University is where I ended up calling my home until the end of my collegiate career. I am highly competitive in nature, as I was raised to be so. I enjoy the challenge of competition and that has guided me into coaching. However, I chose to coach volleyball after college because of the impact I saw that I could make in these young girls lives. No matter how competitive I may be or how much I enjoy winning, at the end of the day my main focus is on player development. This is where I believe coaching abilities are proven the most. 
 
I was born into the sport of volleyball, almost quite literally. I have been around the sport ever since I could remember. I have coached, officiated, and/or played in the Oklahoma metro and North Texas regions for the past 15+ years. I have coached all ages, with the most recent being the Assistant Coach for the Charge 17-1 South team who ended up taking 1st in the Silver Division at the OKRVA Regional Tournament. While coaching the 17-1’s I was a volunteer assistant for the Charge 13 UA team who went on to win the OKRVA Regional Tournament for the second consecutive year of that age division.
 
This year I will be the Head Coach of the Charge 14 National team and assist with 16-UA. I am also one of the several coaches working with/for All American Sports to help introduce and build skills in the surrounding areas for youth volleyball. 
 
I started playing volleyball, like many or all of my siblings, at a very young age. At the age of 12 I entered my first club season with Kaizen who, to my knowledge, was the first boys club team of the state at the time. My club days did not last very long as I was a multi-sport athlete at the time and chose to go a different route from volleyball. I continued to play recreational ball before getting into coaching. I began my coaching career with Oklahoma Edge Sports Academy. While with OESA, who then became a part of Charge, I head coached in the 16’s age division, and the 18’s age division for boys. In 2017 going on to 2018 I began my high school coaching career at Southmoore High School as the Assistant Varsity Coach/Head of Strength & Conditioning where I coached the JV and Freshman teams. While there I helped coach two All-State players, both of whom just happened to be my younger sisters.
 
For those that do not already know, I am the eldest son of Janet Brannon Charge 11 UA Head Coach. She is the single most reason any of my siblings or I ever got involved in volleyball. I am also one of eight children who all in some way, shape, or form have been a part of volleyball. My brother Nick Serowski has an abundance of volleyball experience. Former collegiate athlete for King and Lindenwood University’s, Head Coach Charge 13 UA, has head coached for Southmoore Junior high, head coached Newcastle High school, and is currently a graduate assistant at Malone University. My sister Amy Serowski has no shortage of experience herself. She has played since she was eight years old, played all four years of college ball at King University, and is now in her second season as a graduate assistant at Lenoir-Rhyne University. My youngest brother, Tanner, has just begun his coaching career as of last season where he assisted the 11 UA team. He will be head coaching the 13 American, and assisting the 11 National teams this year. My two youngest sisters, Kayla and Megan, are both currently playing collegiate ball. Kayla attends Tarleton State Universty who finished their 2018 season in the top 8 of the nation for NCAA DII ball. Megan, my youngest sister, is in her freshman year of collegiate volleyball at Lees McRae College.