Coaching Staff




2012 Huddle

Varsity Head Coach - Dennis Werner
Coach Werner is a 1986 graduate of Governor Mifflin High School and a 1991 graduate of Penn State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Teaching. Mr. Werner also has earned a Master of Education degree in Sport Management from Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Mr. Werner is a Physical Education and Health teacher at Garden Spot High School in his 21st year.

As a player, Coach Werner was a 2 time All-Berks county selection in high school as well as being a member of Penn State University's Men's Club volleyball team from 1987-90.

As a coach, he was Governor Mifflin's Boy's head coach from 1991-93 earning a Berks Championship in 1992. In 1993, Mr. Werner was the Head Coach of the Penn State University (Berks Campus) men's volleyball team and in 1997, he was the Reading High School Assistant Varsity Boy's coach. In 1998, Coach Werner took over the helm of Garden Spot Girls' volleyball and has earned an overall record of 307 wins and 116 losses in 19 seasons.

Under Coach Werner, the Spartans have won 8 Lancaster/Lebanon League Section 2 championships in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, a Lancaster/Lebanon League Championship in 2008, a PIAA District III Semifinalist finish in 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2015 as well as a PIAA AAA Finals appearance in 2007 and Semifinal appearance in 2008. In 2007, Coach Werner was honored as the "L/L League Coach of the Year" named by the Lancaster New Era Paper. Under Coach Werner, Spot VB has qualified for the Lancaster/Lebanon league playoffs in 17 of 19 seasons, District III AAA playoffs for 16 straight seasons and PIAA State playoffs three times.

Coach Werner is the director of the Susquehanna Valley Division of the East Coast Power Volleyball Club, Vice President of the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association and a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association holding a USA CAP level 1 and IMPACT certification. Mr. Werner is additionally certified as an American Sport Education Program coach. Mr. Werner lives in West Lawn, PA with his wife Karen and two daughters, Nicole and Kirsten.

Asst Varsity Coaches - Brian Smith and Mark Leaman
Junior Varsity Coach - Steph Shirk

Junior High Head Coach - JD Stern
Asst Junior High Coach - Ellie Conover