Coaches Bios – Girls 16 State

Mick Sladic

Hometown:Pittsburgh, PA
Moved to Richmond in 1997

Hobbies: Volleyball, Tennis, Watching Football

Food:Thai, Italian, and BBQ

Music: Varied – Country to 80s rock

Heroes: Grandmother – Mildred Sladic – first woman to become police inspector of Pittsburgh Police Department.  Did it all while raising my dad and aunt and with a smile.   Very inspirational.

Mick Sladic

Girls 16 State Head Coach at Richmond Volleyball Club

Day Job: 
Vice President, Capital One – Chief Counsel for Capital One Walmart Partnership

Allegheny College, BS Economics, BS Psychology | 1988
University of Pittsburgh, MBA Finance and Marketing | 1989
Tulane University, School of Law, JD | 1995

Volleyball Experience:

  • 30+ years of coaching + playing volleyball
  • Allegheny College Club
  • Richmond Volleyball Club

Coaching Experience:

  • Richmond Volleyball Club – coaching experience over the years at a number of levels including: Girls 16 Zonal, Girls 16 State, Girls 16 Regional, Middle School League, Jumping Juniors


Coaches Bios – Girls 16 State

Hometown: Columbus, Indiana
Moved to Richmond, VA in Fall of 1983

Hobbies: Golf, running, drawing, listening to music

Food: Mexican, Italian, American, Snacks

Music: Classic Rock, Jazz, Easy Listening

Heroes: Mom and Dad, Ben Hogan and Mitch Albom

John Grott

Girls 16 State Assistant Coach at Richmond Volleyball Club

Day Job:
Graphic Designer-Production Coordinator
VMDAEC – Virginia Electric Cooperatives
Cooperative Living Magazine

Indiana University – BA Graphic Design 1982
Virginia Commonwealth University – MFA Visual Communications 1991

Volleyball Experience:

  • 4 years of intramural college volleyball
  • 25 years of coed and men’s RVC volleyball – all levels

Coaching Experience:

  • Head Coach – Jumpin’ Juniors – 1 season
  • Assistant Coach – Middle School League -5th-6th grade – 1 season

Coaching Certifications: IMPACT/CDC Heads Up