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Gabriela Macedo
"Coach Gabi"

From Rio de Janeiro, Brasil! Coach Gabi is a former D1 athlete for both soccer & volleyball. Her passion for the game, teaching, and development led her into coaching. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and is a Certified Personal Trainer. Focused on youth athletes and high performance, she also has certifications in Youth Performance and Movement Correction.

Multi-sport champion as an athlete (in Brazil and the U.S), she's the heart of our team and brings it all to our athletes;  High level of training, energy, intensity and discipline. She builds strong relationships with her athletes and shares her love and knowledge with the players.

career

volleyball coach & college recruiting coordinator

 

College Recruiting Coordinator for Texas Fury Volleyball Club (TX) and M2 Volleyball (GA), she is responsible for assisting athletes on their recruiting process and trying to find the best fit for them, along with hosting College Exposure Events to better promote the brand and its players. 

Coach Gabi has experience coaching from U10-18 at the club level and works with college athletes over the summer.

Since she started working with Texas Fury, she achieved remarkable results such as 2nd Place at USAV Nationals U15 in 2023,  1st Place at USAV Nationals U15 in 2022, and 1st Place at SCVA Red Rock Rave National Qualifier  U16 USA in 2021.

 

She works with athletes all year long giving private lessons, hosting clinics, and Positional Trainings. For 2023-24 season, she is coaching the U18 and U16`s top teams at Fury.

Before joining Texas Fury, she coached for Amarillo Elite Volleyball, and Evansville United Volleyball Academy, where she was also part of the Sand Volleyball Program, Developmental Programs, and got 3rd Place at USAV Nationals U17 in 2018.

volleyball player

As a volleyball player, Gabi played for the most prestigious clubs in Brazil: Fluminense F.C and C.R Flamengo as an outside hitter. Throughout her career in Brazil, she won five State Championships and was named to the First Team All State four times. Additionally, she was won Nationals representing the State of Rio de Janeiro, she won three National Championships and was the runner-up in one. 

Former D1 athlete for the University of Evansville, Gabi set the program record for most digs in a single match and in a single season. As a libero and captain, she was named MVC Defensive Player of the Week for three times, made to the All Conference Team and got to the top 5 in the nation for digs. 

Before Evansville, she played for Frank Phillips College, where she was named First Team All Conference, won a Conference Championship, and  a Regional Championship as a six rotation outside hitter. 

Soccer player

Gabi's dedication and skill on the soccer field have undoubtedly led to her remarkable achievements and recognition in the sport. Two time state champion and one time state runner-up. In 2015, she led her team to a national championship and became the MVP at Nationals that same year. 
 

PRO Footvolley Player

Gabi is a talented footvolley player and remarkable athlete with numerous achievements. She has been crowned the National Champion three times at the USA NFA Tour and was honored as the MVP in the Women's Division in 2022. Additionally, she has won five Gold Medals at prestigious events such as the Riplay Footvolley Cup, Texas League, Arena Pantanal, and GS Footvolley Cup. Gabi's success does not end there; she has also secured two Silver Medals at the Riplay Footvolley Cup and Arena Pantanal.


 

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