Knights Coaching Staff

Meet the Coaches:

Coach Aubrey Pfau - Varsity
Coach Pfau is in her third season as the head varsity volleyball coach for Middletown High School, where she has ushered 5 of her players into positions on various college volleyball teams.   She also is in her second year coaching with Metro American Volleyball Club where she coaches the 16 North team.   
Coach Pfau started playing volleyball in 7th grade in Texas.  She extended her volleyball career into high school at MHS where she was a 2 year varsity starter.  Her varsity team was the Frederick County Champions and she still holds the record at Middletown for the most blocks (75) in a single season.  During her time in high school, she played club volleyball for FAVOR.

Aubrey then went on to play for 3 seasons at Shepherd University as a middle hitter.  At Shepherd, she earned a Bachelors of Science in Recreation & Leisure, with a double concentration in Sports & Event Management/Commercial, Recreation & Tourism.  

Since college, Aubrey continues to play USAV at the Club A level and went to Nationals in 2010 at the Club BB level and in 2012 her team took 2nd in the CHRVA "A" region.  

She currently works in the Special Education Department for the Frederick County Public Schools at MHS.

Coach Emily Adams - JV
Coach Adams is in her first season with Middletown High School as the JV coach.  She is a recent graduate of Towson University.  She played volleyball for Middletown High School under former Coach Pryor.

Volunteer Assistant Coaches:

Coach Amber O'Bryan

Middletown High is excited to announce Coach O’Bryan as the new Junior Varsity coach!


Coach O'Bryan is currently coaching with Metro American Volleyball Club as the 14 North Assistant coach.

Amber began her volleyball career in NW Ohio where she attended Fairview High School and was the District 7 Player of the Year, as well as being voted second team All-Ohio. She also played club volleyball for Premier Volleyball Academy and led her team to three appearances in the Junior Olympic Nationals.  Amber was also her High School Valedictorian.


Amber then went on to earn a full scholarship to play volleyball for Marshall University where she earned her team their school’s second volleyball NCAA tournament appearance.  She finished her college career 5th in the Marshall record books in single season blocks and aces and 3rd in career solo blocks, block assists and total blocks.  She was also honored by having the team “Workhorse” award named after her.   Amber earned her degree in Sports Management and Marketing with a minor in Psychology.


Currently, Amber is working as a contract specialist for the Department of the Navy at Ft. Detrick.  She is married to Corie and has two dogs that keep her entertained at all times.  Amber still plays volleyball in her spare time in local rec leagues, tournaments and USAV.  

Coach Brandie Couch
Middletown High is excited to announce Coach Brandie to the coaching staff!
Brandie Couch has been coaching with Metro America Volleyball Club since 2007. She started with the 16 North Regional team and then coached the 14 North Regional team in 2008 and 2009 to current. With all of these teams, she has placed 2nd in several tournaments.


Brandie started out her volleyball career at Patrick Henry High School (1996-1999) in Ashland, Virginia. She then went on to play club volleyball at Virginia Tech (2001-2003), where she earned her bachelors degree in marketing management.


Brandie began assistant coaching for Christiansburg Middle School (2002-2004) in Christiansburg, Virginia. After moving to Connecticut, she took head coaching positions at Manchester High School (2004-2006) and Husky Volleyball Club (2004-2005).  From 2007-2008, she was the Varsity coach for Damascus High School in Damascus, Maryland. 


Brandie is married to Eric, also a MAVBC coach, and they have a 2 year old daughter, Maryssa.