Melissa began coaching at AVC in 2016. She was the head volleyball coach at Bedford High School for 5 years, and has also coached for CYO. Melissa played collegiate volleyball at Kent State University, where she was a setter. She was a three-year Varsity starter at Hoban High School in Akron, where she earned 1st team All-Ohio honors her senior year. She was inducted into the Hoban High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.