Volleyball Coaches

HEAD COACH: Michael Loyd

Prior to his arrival at KMHS, Michael had many successes in both boys’ and girls’ volleyball programs. He led teams to Best Freshman Program records, most wins in school history, 2nd place conference finish and coached several All-Conference selectees.

Since coming to Kennesaw Mountain in 2014, Michael has:
• Advanced to the state playoffs every year.
• All teams have accumulated 20+ win seasons and finished with a winning record.
• In 2017, finished 41-11, 2nd in the area, with 3 All-Area selections.
• In 2018, finished 31-13, 1st in the area, with 6 All-Area selections, 1 All-State, and 2 senior All-Stars.
• This past year Michael was recognized at The American Volleyball Coaches Association as a Diversity Award winner.
In addition, Michael has several years of club coaching experience where he has successful finished in the top 10 of his region each year. Currently he coaches at Cobb Atlanta Junior Volleyball club.
Michael believes that hard work pays off and focuses a lot on technical training. “We have to control the controllables. We can’t control what happens to us, but we can control what we do and how we respond. Athletes will rise to the occasion and the level of demand we put on them.” Michael is excited to keep growing the Kennesaw Mountain program and to make it a consistent state title contender.

Varsity Assistant Coach: Savannah Kopp

JV Coach: Jessica Feder

Jessica is entering her 20th year of volleyball experience. Before coming to the Mountain, Jessica lead the Harrison Jr. Hoyas to top finishes two years in a row in the county tournament. She also lead the Walker Wolverines to the first round of state and 2nd in area. Jessica will begin 10th club season at Cobb Atlanta Juniors this season. She has been the head coach from 12s-14s. Jessica was the assistant coach to Michael Loyd for 16-1 where they earned an AAU National Championship in 16 Aspire in 2019.
When Jessica came to the Mountain, she assisted Michael Loyd and the Kennesaw Mountain High School Varsity team for the 2018 season. They took the Mustangs to a perfect Area record and the Sweet 16. They had a 32-13 record. Michael and Jessica took the Mustangs to another Area title in 2019. Jessica is entering her third year at the Mountain and is looking forward to a Three-peat.
Jessica is a 2011 graduate from The Walker School in Marietta. She played her highschool years with Cobb Atlanta. Jessica played two seasons at Reinhardt University where she served as the team’s libero. Jessica graduated from Kennesaw State in 2016. She is currently a 5th grade teacher at Baker ES. She has earned her Masters degree in Reading and Literacy and Gifted Endorsement.