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Alpha Performance strives to offer the best coaching in the area to all athletes. We believe in the Master Coach training system so that all athletes have the opportunity to learn from the best coaches in Central KY.  Whether it be a College or Middle School Coach we strive to offer the best training and tools available.  All Alpha Coaches are required to be certified and go to training four times through the club season. This is in addition to our own Master Class that will happen regularly throughout the season.  


Amy Barmore


Phone: 502-645-5642
Email: [email protected]


Amy Barmore enters her third season as head coach of the Transylvania volleyball team for the 2020 campaign.

During her six-year tenure at Transylvania on the volleyball coaching staff, Barmore has guided the rise of a team emerging on the national landscape for Division III volleyball.  

After serving four years as an assistant coach for the Pioneers, Barmore assumed the role of head coach in February of 2018 and proceeded to lead the Transylvania volleyball team to its first appearance in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship match in six years.

The Pioneers’ landmark 2018 season followed a regular season in which Transylvania marched through the HCAC on the way to an 8-1 record and its first-ever outright regular-season title. The Pioneers tested their mettle by facing off against seven teams ranked in the top 25, including the eventual national champions. The grueling gauntlet refined the Pioneers for their most successful run in program history through HCAC conference play.

In Barmore’s first season as head coach, individual accolades complemented team success as junior outside hitter Jordan Horne became the second straight Pioneer to capture HCAC Offensive Player of the Year billing while three student-athletes from the 2018 squad earned All-HCAC First Team Honors.

A native of Louisville, Barmore became the fourth Transylvania head coach in program history after spending four years as the lead assistant for a Transylvania volleyball team which increased its win total in each of those four seasons.

“I am extremely excited and blessed to be the head coach at Transy, and thrilled to continue and further our championship culture,” says Barmore.

An intricate part of Transylvania’s rise since 2014, Barmore leads a Transylvania program which has continued a steady rise throughout the decade, first regionally, and now nationally. In her final season as an assistant, the Pioneers produced the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Hannah Talkers and 2017 HCAC Freshman of the Year, Ellie Stigger. Four players in total captured All-HCAC postseason recognition in 2017.

In 2017, Barmore helped direct the Pioneers to their first 20-win season in four years while finishing second in the HCAC and making an appearance in the conference tournament semifinals. 

As Transylvania’s lead assistant from 2014 through 2017, Barmore was instrumental in orchestrating three consecutive strong recruiting classes, highlighted by the achievements of Talkers, Stigger, and Horne. Barmore spurred the arrival of the 2016 recruiting class comprising 10 student-athletes who have served as the foundation of the Pioneer volleyball resurgence.

Barmore’s tenure at Transylvania as an assistant coach was marked by consistent player development. In 2015 Barmore oversaw outside hitter Erin Romito’s procession to resetting several program and HCAC records, including the conference record for kills. Barmore’s coaching expertise factored into libero Audrey Brown earning 2015 HCAC Defensive Player of the Year honors while three Pioneers landed all-conference awards that season.  

Prior to joining Transylvania, Barmore began her collegiate coaching career at her alma mater, Georgetown College (Ky.), an NAIA Division I school in neighboring Georgetown, Kentucky where she served as the volleyball assistant coach from 2012 through 2014. Her role at Georgetown involved duties as the recruiting coordinator and designing strength and conditioning programs.

Barmore also previously served as a volleyball assistant coach at Tates Creek High School in Lexington and Scott County High School in Georgetown.

Additionally, Barmore has coached with the Lexington United Volleyball Club since 2001, guiding national volleyball youth teams ranging from U-14 through U-17 ages. Those teams have experienced top-15 finishes during her tenure with Lexington United.

Barmore competed collegiately at Georgetown College from 2006 through 2010 as the team’s starting libero, culminating in Georgetown finishing as the national runner-up during her senior season in which she received All-American Honorable Mention honors. She holds the Georgetown program records for digs and aces. Barmore was a three-time All-District and Second Team All-State player at Louisville Male High School. 

Michael Ortman

Associate Director

Phone: 317-410-3566
Email:  [email protected]


Coach Ortman is the Alpha Performance President and Director. Coach Ortman was formerly a Director at Georgetown Force from 2016 - 2019.  In his previous three seasons he served as Coaching Director and Associate Director. He coaches at Royal Spring Middle School and is a Volunteer Assistant at Transylvania University. 

He has previously coached at Bellarmine University where he led both setting and blocking positional practice along with practice planning and recruiting. He coach at Lafayette High School, Scott County High School E.J. Hayes Middle School and spent two years coaching for PAL Swat. Prior to coaching he played at the University of Kentucky and a four year varsity middle at Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis.   
Tiffany Horton

Master Coach
Phone: 903-602-0558
Email: [email protected]


Tiffany Owens-Horton was a 4 year starter and letter winner at the University of Arizona 2007-2010
she made the PAC-10 All freshman team in 2007. She was a 2x all tournament team, PAC 10 player of the week, All pac-10 honorable mention, 4x pac-10 player of the week, all-region team, and Division 1 national player of the week.  She was a D1 All- American honorable mention and was selected as the alternate for the USA national tryout in Colorado Springs.

After her career at the University of Arizona she played professionally in Puerto Rico and in Switzerland and other surrounding countries it Europe where she was the top player on both teams. She has coached high school volleyball at Lafayette and LCA where she currently coaches the Middle School and JV team.   
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