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Jordanna Carter Perry

Head Varsity Volleyball Coach 


Coach Jordanna Perry comes to the Academy of Classical Education from Echols County Schools in South Georgia. She graduated from Echols County High School in 2000, lettering in five varsity sports. She continued her basketball career at Mercer University (2000-2004) on a full scholarship, majoring in Early Childhood Education. After Coach Perry received her degree and Varsity letter in 2004, she returned to her Alma Mater. Her teaching career includes Kindergarten, Health and Physical Education K-12, Team Sports, Personal Fitness, Weight Lifting and Alternative Education over the course of 15 years. Coach Perry’s coaching experience began in 2005 with JrPro Basketball (4th-6th grades), Middle School basketball and softball (5th-8th grades) and Varsity basketball, softball, and Track and Field. Her leadership roles include, Lead Health and Physical Education teacher, Alternative School Director, Athletic Director, and Vice President of GHSA Region 2A. Coach Perry is very excited to start her teaching and volleyball coaching career at ACE.

Coach Jordanna Perry is married to Ryan Perry. They have two girls, Emma (13) and Alice (10). They currently live in Macon, Ga. Ryan and Jordanna enjoy travelling in the off season, reading and playing with their dog, Leo.

Lori Seymour
Varsity Community Coach
family Seymour  ncstate
This is Coach Seymour’s 2nd year involved with ACE Volleyball as a Community Coach. Coach Seymour played D1 Volleyball at NC State University, followed by a brief Professional Beach career in the Women's Professional Volleyball Association. She was a Middle Blocker for NCSU and still holds the career kill % at NC State. Professionally, Coach Seymour holds an MBA from South Carolina, a BS Nursing from Macon State College, and works as an RN locally. She is married to Frank Seymour (30 years) and has 2 children: Nicole, 21 at Willamette University in Oregon, and CJ, 18, who just graduated in the class of 2020 from ACE and will be playing baseball in college at Prairie State College in Illinois.  
Coach LeAnn Nichols
JV Community Coach
Coach Nichols is entering her second year coaching JV at ACE. In high school, Coach Nichols excelled in playing softball and volleyball. Both sports were put on hold as she pursued music educaiton at Western Michigan University. Since then, she has spent many years leading worship and serving the Macon community with her husband through various businesses and events. Last year, when her daughter showed an interest in volleyball, it was enough to spark the desire again to be a part of the game she loved so much. "Watching and encouraging those girls to work hard and to trust one another as they gained confidence in play, was incredibly rewarding." - Coach Nichols
Coach Nichols is married to Bryan Nichols and has 2 children who attend ACE, Chloe and Landon. 
Christy Donaghy
Junior High Head Coach
Christy Donaghy is entering her second year as the Head Coach for the Junior High Volleyball team.  Coach Donaghy played four years of varsity volleyball during her high school career as well as two seasons of club volleyball.  Upon graduation, she was named as Maryland’s Frederick County Volleyball Player of the Year, and she held her high school’s record for career kills.  Coach Donaghy went on to play four years of college basketball at Grove City College where she double majored in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.  She continued her education by earning her M. Ed. from the University of Maryland.  Coach Donaghy has coached varsity volleyball teams at Carlynton High School (PA) and then at Boonsboro High School (MD), where she led her team to the state quarterfinals.