Directors & Coaches

Peter Boulware

Founder and Owner

Peter Boulware is the director of Community Leadership Academy and vice president of Legacy Toyota in Tallahassee. He graduated from Florida State University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. As a junior, Boulware totaled 68 tackles, a school record 19 sacks, 20 tackles for losses, seven forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. He was a consensus first-team All-American, All-ACC, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, as well as National Defensive Player of the Year by Football News. His 19 sacks were the most in the nation. That same year, he was chosen by the Baltimore Ravens as the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft. During his nine year career with the Ravens, he was selected to 4 Pro Bowls, was the 1997 Rookie of the Year, and played in and won Super Bowl XXXV.

While in Baltimore, he founded the Peter Boulware Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring for underprivileged children in the inner city schools. He also sponsored 16 youth tackle teams through Baltimore City Parks & Recreation, was the spokesperson for the NFL “Punt, Pass & Kick” Program, annually hosted a group of children at “Camp Sunrise” which is a program through the American Cancer Society and hosted the JC Penny “Take a Player to School” Program. He is a former Board Member of the University of Maryland Medical Children’s Hospital, a current member of the Florida State University Athletics Committee and was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Florida State Board of Education. Peter is married to Kensy Boulware and has five children.

Kensy Boulware

Founder and Owner

Kensy came to Tallahassee and Florida State University in 1997. She played volleyball for FSU and graduated in 2000 with a degree in Audiology & Speech Pathology. She is married to Peter Boulware and is currently raising their five children.
1998 ACC champion
1994 and 1995 California Division IV State Champion

Sheila Roberts

Director

Coach Sheila Roberts is married to her husband of 25 years, Jason, and has two daughters, Ashlyn and Taylor. Jason works in public safety and risk mitigation. Ashlyn played volleyball at the University of South Alabama. Ashlyn was one of the only players to ever earn over 1000 digs and 1000 assists at USA. Taylor is a junior and plays volleyball at Florida State University. Taylor’s 17’s Club team was the first team in Tallahassee’s history to earn a podium finish at the USAV Girls Junior Nationals when they won the bronze medal in 2017. When the Roberts family is not working, training, or in the gym, they all enjoy spending time together on their boat.

Coach Roberts received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Movement Science and Physical Education. She later completed her master’s degree in Emotional Handicaps. Sheila taught in the classroom for 13 years before moving to Physical Education.

Sheila Roberts began coaching when she was 22 years old. She has coached and taught in Florida’s schools for the past 30 years. Sheila began her coaching career in LaBelle, Florida, her hometown. She helped her Alma Mater earn great success in her three years at LaBelle. LaBelle is where she signed her first collegiate athletes. She later coached middle school and varsity volleyball in Wakulla County. Sheila took 5 years off while her children were young and in 2004, she returned to volleyball as the head volleyball coach for the Sneads Pirates. During her 14-year stint at Sneads, Sheila and her teams won 5 consecutive state championships. For the past 2-1/2 years, Sheila has been the head coach at Florida High. Combined, Coach Roberts’s teams have been to the Regional Final match for 12 consecutive years. She has helped countless girls receive volleyball scholarships at every level. Coach Roberts considers this to be one of the greatest blessings throughout her career.

“The most important part of coaching is the relationships coaches have with their players. Through athletics, coaches and players build a relationship on trust, discipline, and love. After this foundation is complete, the coach can assist the athlete in striving to reach their full potential in sports, and in life. Joy is found where the work is hard, pure, unified, and complete.” – Sheila Roberts

Awards:

  • FHSAA Volleyball Coach of the Year 2017-2018 for Florida
  • July, 2018 – Selected to coach the FACA All-Star Match in Lakeland
  • NFHS Volleyball Coach of the Year 2017-18 for Florida
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Dairy Farmer’s 1A Volleyball Coach of the Year
  • 2015 NFHS Volleyball Coach of the Year for the SE United States
  • Regional Finalist Combined Florida High and Sneads (Elite 8) – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Final Four Appearances- 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Florida High School Volleyball 1A State Champion– 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Brooke Niles

Co-founder & Co-director

Brooke Niles is a co-founder and co-director of Tallahassee Volleyball Academy and also serves as the Head Beach volleyball coach for the Florida State Seminoles. Niles, who earned a law and society degree from UC Santa Barbara in 2003, was a third-team All-American while playing for the Gauchos where she also was a three-time All-Big West selection and named conference freshman of the year. Brooke began a successful professional beach volleyball career in 2007 that saw her win numerous pro tournaments along with being named the AVP Beach Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. While climbing to a top five ranking in the National Volleyball Beach League and spending 2010-13 as a member of the USA Beach National Team, Niles was a first alternate for the USA 2012 London Olympic Beach National team. Brooke has coached at the collegiate, club, and high school levels working with both indoor and sand volleyball teams. She earned the 2016 AVCA coach of the year award and led the Seminoles to become runner up national champions! In 2018 she led the Seminoles to the NCAA Championships where they finished as runner up! Brooke is a California native and is married to Olympic Athlete Nick Lucena; they have two sons, Gunnar and Cole.

Nick Lucena

Coach

Nick Lucena attended Florida State University, where he graduated with a degree in Sport Management. He made his AVP main draw debut in 2003 at Belmar, where he partnered with Phil Dalhausser. Lucena has three AVP tournament wins to his name, with his first coming in 2005. In 2008, Lucena was named both the AVP’s Most Improved Player and Best Defensive Player. During the 2008 season, Lucena ended the year with 16 AVP top-5 finishes. In 2013, Lucena teamed with Theo Brunner ending the season with five top-3 finishes. Lucena has also found success internationally with sixteen top-5 finishes in FIVB competition. Nick represented the United States of America in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Nick is married to Brooke Niles and they have two sons, Gunnar and Cole.

Jason Lochhead

Coach

Jason Lochhead began playing professional beach volleyball for New Zealand on the FIVB World Tour in 2003. He represented New Zealand for 9 years. Over this time he learned the game from some of the top international coaches, such as Hugh McCutcheon (Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist), Jeff Conover (Olympic Silver Medalist), Craig Seuseu, and Mike Dudson. While competing on FIVB tour, Lochhead earned a ranking in the top 20 in the world for most of his career. His best finish, 3rd place on FIVB tour in 2008. Lochhead played in 13 AVP events with his best finish coming in at 5th place. Jason was three-time nominated as best defensive player and two-time nominated as most inspirational player on the FIVB tour.

Jason was the Olympic coach for the top Canadian Men’s team Saxton/Schalk, earning 5 medals in 2014-16 and twenty top-ten finishes and finished 9th place at the Rio Olympics 2016. Simultaneously, Lochhead coached Women’s Vanuatu National Team Pata/Matauatu from 65th in the world to 17th at the end of 2016. Pata won Most Inspirational Player and Matauatu was nominated Best Defensive Player. Currently, Jason coaches the top USA Olympic Men’s team of Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena. They have succeeded winning 10 tournaments out of the 20 since early 2017-18. Jason married his wife, Jacqueline, in New Zealand in December 2018.