Coach Stephen Sansing is entering his 5th year as Head Volleyball Coach at North Cobb HS. North Cobb has qualified for the State Playoffs in all four years, as well as reaching the Sweet 16 the last two years and advancing to the Elite Eight in 2016. Prior to coming to North Cobb, Coach Sansing was the head coach at Rockdale County High School from 2004-2015, where his teams won 3 Region Championships, qualified for the State Playoffs every year from 2009 – 2015, and advanced to the Elite Eight in 2011. Coach Sansing has had over 25 HS players go on to play college volleyball, with 4 playing at the Division I level. Coach Sansing has also been a head coach in club volleyball since 2006, most recently with A5 Volleyball since 2018. His team finished 2nd in 16 American at the Big South Qualifier in 2019, and then finished 3rd in 16 USA in the Sunshine Qualifier in 2020. Coach Sansing also has coached with USA High Performance since 2015, and currently holds his CAP II certification with USA Volleyball. He graduated with a BS in Math Education from Mississippi State University, and currently teaches Algebra II at North Cobb HS. Coach Sansing is engaged to his fiancé Jeannie Newton-Riner.
Coach Dennis DeSanctis’s experience spans 20 years, beginning in his home state of New York. A multi-
sport athlete and Division III All-American in lacrosse, DeSanctis’ love of competition did not diminish in
his transition to coaching. Having played beach volleyball in multiple competitive tournaments on Long Island, Coach DeSanctis’ transition to court volleyball has been a joy and a success.
After moving to Georgia, DeSanctis began coaching in Georgia at Saint Catherine of Siena School in
Kennesaw for their eighth-grade team in the very competitive Archdiocese volleyball league. While
coaching at Saint Catherine’s, DeSanctis was recruited to coach at Cobb-Atlanta Juniors Volleyball Club
and coached their 13-U ATL team to a successful season having won 2nd place in the AVAs “Serve Your
Heart Out” tournament. DeSanctis currently coaches for the new Fury Volleyball Club on their 14-2
He is a proud father of two daughters who are proving to have their father’s love of volleyball. He and
his wife Linda have been married for over 18 beautiful years.
“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines
how well you do it.” -Lou Holtz
Coach Savage is entering her third year at NCHS. She teaches Health/Personal Fitness and also coaches basketball. Her hobbies include playing basketball, traveling and working out. She is a North Cobb alumni and is ecstatic to be back with the Warrior Family.