Multiple Teams · Meet the CHS Volleyball Coaching Staff

Varsity Head Coach- Ayanna Buckley

Hello everyone!
You all can call me Coach Ayanna. I am excited to announce that I will be the varsity coach this year, and I am looking forward to continuing to build a name for Canton Volleyball. I believe in developing strong young women and preparing them for their next step in life through athletics.  I truly do believe that a good coach can change a game, but a great coach can change a life. I am very passionate about coaching, and like all things, I put 100% effort into what I do.  There are endless lessons to be taught through sports, and my hope is that at least one of those lessons can stick with these girls when  they leave here.  A little bit about me is that I have a 4 year old pitbull named Jeezy. He is my child. I am currently on the road to finishing up my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing through Madonna University’s accelerated nursing program.  One day, I hope to become a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. That is about all I have time for. Hopefully, I will be graduating in December. Here is an overview of my education, athletic, and coaching experience.


  • Bachelor’s of Science in Integrative Studies
  • Minor: Psychology
  • In progress… Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing

Coaching Experience

  • 2014-208: Ferris State Camp Coach
  • 2014-2018: Inside Out Volleyball Club (Big Rapids, MI) Coach( 15s, 16s, 17s, 18s)
  • 2018: Detroit Country Day Head JV Volleyball Coach
  • 2019: High Street Athletics 18 Wave (Regional) Coach
  • 2019: Canton High School Head JV Coach

Athletic Experience

2014-2017: Middle Blocker for Ferris State University

  • 4x GLIAC Chammpions
  • All American
  • 3x All-Region
  • 2x All-Conference
  • 6x GLIAC player of the week
  • Coach’s Award


  • 2x All-State
  • 2x All-Region
  • 2x All-Conference
  • MVP
  • Offensive Player of the Year
  • Best Blocker

I extremely excited to continue to build this volleyball program and to create a lasting culture for Canton volleyball. Go Chiefs!


JV Head Coach- Tyler Richardson

Hi all!

I’m Coach Tyler, last year I coached the freshman team here at Canton,  and I’m happy to announce that I’ll be coaching JV this year. Aside from coaching the freshman last year, I’ve also coached camps at Middle Tennessee State, The Ohio State, and All American Volleyball camps. I earned my degree in Sports Industry.  I am  also a certified personal trainer.

I was a middle blocker at Middle Tennessee State where I was named an AVCA All American. I transferred to The Ohio State University where we went to the sweet 16 two years in a row. While playing at Ohio State, I was also a part of Team USA’s Collegiate National Team. After college I played overseas for 3 years,  in Denmark, Israel, Japan, and Germany. I am looking forward to this season. I know this volleyball program is going to do great things this year!

Freshman Head Coach- Hannah Mills

Hi All!

My name is Hannah, and I will be coaching the Freshman team at Canton this coming season! I am currently a sophomore at Schoolcraft College.  I work as an Assistant Infant Teacher at a daycare, and I work in Customer Service at Best Buy. My coaching philosophy iis based around perseverance and grit. I push my athletes to their limits, teaching them to become stronger athletes and stronger women. Perseverance is everything. I strive to teach my girls life lessons through the sport of volleyball.

I started playing volleyball in the 4th grade, and you could say it was love at first pass. I am really excited to be at Canton this season! I was a DS/Libero when I played, so I am excited to teach my team how to never be afraid of the floor and get right back up every time. I played until my sophomore year of high school, but ended up falling in love with coaching.  I have been coaching for seven years, and this upcoming season will be my 11th season coaching. Here is an overview of my coaching experience:

  • 2013-2017: CYO Athletics Assistant Coach (4th-8th grade)
  • 2017-2018: Triple-Threat Volleyball (13U State Head Coach)
  • 2018: Emmerson Middle School 7th Grade Head Coach
  • 2018-2019:Legacy 14U National Lite West Head Coach
  • 2019: Salem High School Freshman Head Coach
  • 2019-2020: Hurricanes 15U Local Head Coach

I look forward to meeting you all!