Randy Dagostino has always been an athlete. As a high school student, he competed in three different sports and played baseball at the collegiate level for the University of Illinois, Chicago. After college, Randy became a coach in Chicago for baseball, golf and basketball. To escape the harsh winters, Randy moved to Florida and became the head girls’ volleyball coach for Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa unknowingly starting a dynasty. Since then, Randy’s girls’ volleyball teams have won 15 state championships and boasted a postseason record of 96-10 making 17 FHSAA Finals appearances. His career coaching record of 829-161 helped him receive the Coach of the Year honors seven times and be inducted into the FHSAA Hall of Fame in 2008. Randy played a major role in the development of girls volleyball in Florida by starting the first club volleyball program in 1984 starting the popularity of the sport that has since grown to more than 100 clubs across the state. He served as a member of the FHSAA’s Volleyball Advisory Committee and organized the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Volleyball All-Star Match for 7 years.
After starting her career in the fashion industry, Lauri always had her eye on the volleyball. Working with her husband Randy, Lauri started their first volleyball tournament. That tournament exploded into the Big South National Qualifier. The tournament outgrew its original home in Tampa and relocated to Atlanta where it has remained since 2005 filling close to a million square feet with over 170 courts. The tournament attracts more than 50,000 people and over 1,200 teams from around the country, all vying for a bid to the Girls Junior National Volleyball Championship. Lauri has added more tournaments to the lineup with Capitol Hill Classic in Washington D.C., Jersey Surfside Festival in Atlantic City, Lil’ Big South in Atlanta and the newest tournament, Music City Volleyball Championships in Nashville. Lauri expanded a hobby into a business model and attracted the attention of national sponsors including ASICS, Clean & Clear, Molten, Gatorade, Sportwide and Audi.
Jeremy has worked on multiple major events in the city of Atlanta, including the 2003 NBA All-Star Game, 2005 Nokia Sugar Bowl, 2007 & 2008 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, 2009 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, 2007 & 2013 NCAA Final Four, 2011 WWE Wrestlemania, and since 2002 the SEC Football Championship. He was also involved in Atlanta and U.S. bids for 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup. Jeremy formed Synergies21 in 2013, and it’s now responsible for developing new business partnerships for the series of national girls club volleyball events, as well as implementing sales and marketing efforts for those partners. He is responsible for securing partners including Gatorade, Clean and Clear, Audi, ASICS, Sportwide, Traveling Scout and more.