Bama Elite was formed by Randy Gardner (Munciana Coach of 15 Years) in the fall of 2022 and had a good start in the inaugural season. Bama Elite is located in Guntersville, AL where Munciana has run team camps for well over 20 years and is the home to the largest team camp in North America. Bama Elite is built on the foundation of what Munciana has brought to young athletes’ year in and year out. In year one Bama Elite fielded teams from 14U-18U at the National and Regional levels and had a TNT program where 6-12 years old could start their volleyball journey!
Our goal as a club is to teach the great game of volleyball and help our athletes understand the value of work ethic and leadership. Our staff has multiple coaches who have won National Championships as well as multiple state championships at the high school level. We hope to see you all in the near future as we help build volleyball in the great state of Alabama!
Director of Bama Elite. Coach at Munciana for 15 years. 1 National championship (2017). 3 National Runner Ups )2014, 2016, 2018). Former high school coach at New Castle, Wapahani, Muncie Central won two state championships. He is married to Bama Elite Coach Melissa- Paul Gardner and has a 2 year old son named Trace.
Johao (Joe) Martinez
Associate Director of Bama Elite. Been coaching for 12 years. I have had the opportunity to coach at different clubs all around the country that has allowed to fine tune my style of coaching but also learn different ways, drills and techniques. I have ran Summer Camps over the years from state to state and also been involved in 3 National Championships over the years.
Recruiting Coordinator & Youth Programming
Third year with Munciana
11th year coaching club volleyball, formerly with K2 in Knoxville, TN
Graduate and former volleyball player for The University of Tennessee
Married to Mike and mother to five children; Kiley, twins Kody & Kory, Kaleb and Krew