Mississippi State - Volleyball

Coaching Staff

 

Travers Green
Assistant Volleyball Coach

Travers Green joins Mississippi State as an assistant coach after four seasons at the University of South Florida.
 
Green has coached at all levels: high school, club, college, internationally and professionally since 2006. Green’s analytical mind is one of the best in the sport, having expertise in DataVolley, DataVideo and scouting preparation. His experience and strong relationships will benefit MSU’s recruiting endeavors.
 
While at USF, his role with the program resulted in significant growth. He served as the program’s camp director, which doubled in size under his direction. In 2016, he organized the team’s foreign tour to Europe and was tasked with running the Bull’s defensive system. The 2016 season marked the program’s best record since 2007.
 
As a former setter who played club volleyball at Florida State, Green also worked extensively with USF’s setters. During his tenure, Green increased the Bulls' assists per set average each season from 11.48 in 2014, 12.17 in 2015 and 12.42 in 2016. He guided USF setter Alex Mendoza to fourth in career assists with 3,147. Mendoza became just the fifth player in program history to reach 3,000 assists.
 
Prior to his role at USF, he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida International University (2012-13). There he learned from two former Olympians — Rita Buck-Crockett and Felix Hou.
 
Green remained involved with the Florida Region of USA Volleyball during his tenure as a college coach. He served as an assistant coach for the region’s High Performance Team, Team Florida (2013-2017) and its professional team, Florida Wave (2014-2016). His crowning achievement with both programs came while on the sidelines with Julie Darty. Together they won the Youth International division gold medal with Team Florida in 2017 and the $10,000 championship prize with Florida Wave in 2016.
 
In 2009, Green was named head coach of Lake Mary High School, his alma mater, where he posted a 61-23 record in three years at the helm. His teams won the conference title twice and earned a district championship in 2010. In 2009, Darty served on Green’s staff, helping to bring the program its first conference championship since 1997.
 
He also maintained the role of head coach and club administrator at Orlando Volleyball Academy (2008-12). At OVA his teams had multiple Top 10 finishes at AAU Nationals, most notably a second-place finish in 2011.
 
Green was named Seminole Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and the 2010 Male Coach of the Year while at Orlando Volleyball Academy.
 
An Orlando native, Green graduated from Florida State in 2008 with a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Services Administration. He is married to Sloane Green and the couple has two dogs,  Archie and Fletcher.

 

Taylor McColskey
Assistant Volleyball Coach

McColskey’s experience on the court will have a major impact on the Bulldog program, especially at the net. While an assistant at GSU, he trained the middle blockers and setters, while also coordinating team travel. He tutored Meisheia Griffin, who finished No. 26 in the NCAA in 2018 with 1.35 blocks per set and ranked No. 2 in Sun Belt Conference with 1.55 blocks per set in conference play.|

Before his stint with Georgia State, McColskey spent three seasons at Georgia Tech. His primary responsibilities during his time with the Yellow Jackets included scouting and video breakdown, training middle blockers and coordinating recruiting visits.

With the Yellow Jackets, McColskey guided Georgia Tech outside hitter Teegan Van Gunst to a pair of honorable mention All-America honors. A two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team selection, Van Gunst also garnered CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned the NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.

Prior to his time at Georgia Tech, McColskey spent one season at Jacksonville in 2013, prior to the arrival of current MSU head coach Julie Darty. In his lone season with the Dolphins, he helped them improve their record by 20 victories, finishing the 2013 campaign with a 30-4 record. Jacksonville also won the 2013 Atlantic Sun Tournament that season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history. He guided middle blocker Kylie Jacob to second team all-conference honors and all-tournament accolades.
McColskey worked for a variety of volleyball clubs prior to his arriave at Jacksonville, coaching club volleyball for six years throughout the Florida region, including Ocean Breeze, Jupiter and the Instinct Volleyball Club.

McColskey served as an assistant coach for the boys’ USA Select A1 team at the 2013 USA High Performance Championships.
McColskey played two years (2007-2009) as a defensive specialist and outside hitter at King College in Bristol, Tennessee. He graduated from Palm Beach State in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in supervision and management.

 

Cody Drattlo
Director of Volleyball Operations

Cody Drattlo enters his first season at Mississippi State as the team’s director of operations.

He comes to MSU following graduation from Indiana, where he worked as and was in charge of the student managers the past three years with the Hoosiers’ volleyball program.

During his time there, he assisted in practice as well as gameday setup and marketing operations. He also assisted the director of video operations with food and travel coordination. In addition to his home and post-game duties, he was in charge of the other managers.

Drattlo also worked with IU’s volleyball summer camps as a court coach in 2017 after he interned with Indiana’s marketing department in 2016, where he learned more about marketing operations at the Division I level.

In high school, Drattlo played varsity volleyball at Lutheran (Indianapolis) High School where he started all four years. During that time, he was also selected to the All-Star team. For two seasons, Cody played at South Indy Club, where he won third place in 18 Open at AAU Nationals in 2012. He continued at SIC as an assistant coach for the girls 18-1’s in 2014. In addition to working at SIC, Drattlo also worked with the Hooiserland volleyball club coaching 16’s, 17’s and 18’s from 2015-2018.

A native of Greenwood, Ind., Drattlo earned a Bachelor’s of science degree in sport management and marketing with a minor in coaching.

 

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