Cape Coast Volleyball Club Set to Open Spectacular New Facility in Melbourne
By Space Coast Daily // July 19, 2021
New facility will accommodate the club's growing membership and activities
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Cape Coast Volleyball Club has announced it will soon move into an 11,000 square-foot new state-of-the-art facility located at 7740 Technology Drive in Melbourne.
The facility is fully air-conditioned and features a 24-foot ceiling to accommodate the club’s growing membership and activities.
The Cape Coast Volleyball Club provides athletes ages 8 to 18 years old with programs such as fall mini club, summer league, beach volleyball, clinics, travel club teams, private and group lessons.
“Whether you are just beginning or have been playing for years we are here to mentor all athletes in advancing their capabilities on and off the court,” said CCVC co-director Connie Denaburg.
The Cape Coast Volleyball Club is led by Dennanburg and co-director Mitch Jacobs.
Denaburg has been the director of Cape Coast Volleyball Club for 16 years and began her coaching career at Merritt Island High School in 1995 as the varsity coach and led them to 5 straight Cape Coast Conference titles in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The Merritt Island Lady Mustangs were District champs her last five years through 2001. She led them to a state finalist appearance in 2001 and finished in the top 8 in the state for another three years.
Dennaburg has been coaching club volleyball for approximately 25 years along with her director duties. She has coached 18’s, 16’s, 13’s, and now concentrates her efforts on getting the younger ages involved in local leagues, camps and clinics year-round.
In 2010, her Cape Coast 12 NIKE team was ranked 2nd in the state and won the USAV Florida Region Bid tournament to qualify for the Junior National tournament held in Reno, NV where the team placed 19th overall in the nation.
Since the year 2000, the Cape Coast Volleyball Club has assisted over 85 athletes in playing at the next level in college at Division 1, 2 and 3 programs as well as NAIA schools.
In 2010 Denaburg was recognized by the USAV Florida Region on behalf of Cape Coast Volleyball Club as “Club Director of the Year,” and in 2018, she was inducted into the Space Coast Hall of Fame.
Jacobs recently from Marshall University after 17 years as the Head Coach, leaving the school as the all-time leader in coaching victories.
He was the director of River Cities Thunder Volleyball Club, the most successful Juniors program in the region and in the state of West Virginia, culminating with the 2018 River Cities 18’s team capturing the USA 18 – American National Championship.
River Cities Volleyball has placed over 40 players through its 17 years at Universities from NCAA Division 1 to NAIA powerhouses and everywhere in between.
Jacobs has 26 years of experience as a collegiate Head Coach. Prior to Marshall, he led Fairfield University to three straight MAAC Championships, three straight NCAA tournament appearances and holds the school’s highest career winning percentage (.757).
Before Fairfield, he was the Head Coach at Florida Tech (6 Seasons), where he also holds the all-time wins mark in that programs’ history.
Jacobs has always taken great pride in working within the youth volleyball community at each of his stops. He has worked within the USA Volleyball young programs over his 28 years of collegiate coaching.
In the Huntington area, Coach Jacobs and the River Cities program have been the force behind a major increase in USA Volleyball participation over the past 17 years. Junior club volleyball in the Huntington/Charleston area has increased from 35 members in 2002 to over 300 members and seven clubs between Ashland, KY and Charleston, WV.