Owners Paige & Jeff Gabel with their daughters Malia & Makena
In 2012, Paige Gabel started Team Detroit Volleyball as an answer to her experience navigating the club volleyball scene with her two daughters. She wanted an environment that valued and cultivated the coaches while being responsible to the athletes and parents in terms of finances and skill development.
Jeff Gabel left his corporate job in 2013 to step in to the CEO role and allow for Team Detroit to expand and improve. We pride ourselves on concierge-like service. Jeff knows each athlete by name and team assignment. Paige and Jeff often return phone calls and emails personally.
Their daughters now coach with Team Detroit after graduating from college. Malia (Associate Club Director, 14 Red) was a four-year letter winner in volleyball at Northern Illinois University where she graduated with a BS in Kinesiology in May of 2017. She is the Varsity coach at St Catherine of Siena in Wixom, MI where she has led them to Semi- and Quarterfinal appearance. In 2018, she led her 14 Red team to a USAV National Championship.
In May 2018, Makena (12 Patriot) graduated from University of Toledo with a BA in Communications. She previously coached for Toledo Volleyball Club and has been a trainer with Team Detroit every summer.