AZ East Valley Juniors

Arizona's Premiere Volleyball Club Since 1990

AZ East Valley Juniors trains exclusively at
Court One, 9100 S. McKemy Street, Tempe, AZ 85284

Court One
Name: Madge Christinne Pinheiro Ferreira
Team: 16R1
Position: Head Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 8th year EVJ coach
  • 2012 AZ VB Festival - 14 Navy from 78th ranking in 2011 to 28th place (out of 120 teams)
  • 2012 Created and Maintained High School Age Competitor team “HIGH IMPACT” – Y Champions, High School Division for past 3 years (Gold division 2010-2011-2012)
  • 2010 to present - Provision ongoing private lessons for all positions (sand training)
  • High Performance Evaluator for AZ USA VOLLEYBALL - National and Regional travel teams
  • Villa Julie College (VJC) - Stevenson University (DIII)
    • Coached, Recruited, and Managed all marketing and administrative needs as the volleyball coach for VJC
    • Head Coach Men's volleyball Program - took team to Central Division Champions
    • Head Coach Women's volleyball program
    • Member of the AVCA (3 years)
  • Head Coach AZ - Dobson High Varsity Volleyball Team for Boys and Girls ended in 2003
  • Member of the coaching /traveling staff for the National Training Camp USAV level I and II for 4 years
  • Coached Provo High School in Utah for 2 years - took team to State Finals - CHAMPIONS
  • Coached at Brigham Young University Volleyball Camps for 4 years
  • Coached Patpasco High School in MD for 4 years - took team to the State Semi Finals
  • Coached Junior Olympic Programs - Victory Volleyball Club
  • IMPACT certified
  • Invited to Coach Junior Olympics in MD - Time Out Volleyball Club
  • Coached and Trained adults at Bally Total Fitness - Program Director & Rehabilitation - Fitness
  • Provided private lessons to help youngsters to improve volleyball fundamental skills

Playing Experience:

  • Played volleyball in South America - Brasil - started at the age of 10 years old
  • Recruited and played in Rio de Janeiro Brasil - professional player since age 13
  • Invited to participate on the Matsudaira volleyball camp - sponsored by the Japanese Olympic team
  • Member of the Regional Volleyball Team in Rio de Janeiro
  • Member of the Pan American Team and National tryouts in Brazil
  • Received a Scholarship to play volleyball for Brigham Young University (Outside Hitter)
  • All Conference and All Region for 4 years
  • Desert News - Newspaper - Athlete of the Month
  • Toured Europe and competed against teams in Germany, Italy, Austria, France
  • All American with Honorable Mention for Brigham Young University senior year
  • Received Athlete of Year Award - CROWD PLEASER - with Steve Young as Heisman
  • Brigham Young University All Tournament team for 4 years
  • Played next against players such as Lisa Masakaya, Jaqueline Silva, Paula Weisoff
  • Received coaching and direction under the supervision of Coach Carl McGown and Elaine Michaelis
  • 5 years After College Career - became Member the Middle River Volleyball Club
  • In MD Semi & Finalist in volleyball outdoor competitions ( Doubles ) - Grass and Beach tournaments
  • Created , managed and traveled with MD team volleyball team at the USVA - level AA and A


  • Bachelor (Political Science with minor in Athletics / Coaching)
  • Masters (Administration and Professional Leadership) Brigham Young University
  • Trilingual - Portuguese, Spanish and English
  • Community volunteer - American Heart Association, Diversity Network, Member of BofA Choir
  • Supervisor of Patient Assistant Programs for McKesson in North Scottsdale
  • Past Assistant Vice President for Bank of America – Online Banking
  • Business Six Sigma certified with emphasis in LEAN PROCESS and PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Hobbies: singing, playing guitar, racquetball, Zumba dancing and kick boxing
  • Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil