Kelly has been playing volleyball in various leagues and organizations for over 30 years and has won multiple tournaments over the years.
Previously, Kelly had been a coach at Fountain Hills High School for both beach and indoor volleyball. In his first three seasons working with the Fountain Hills varsity programs, they won back-to-back beach state championships and one indoor state championship. Kelly continues to coach beach volleyball at Fountain Hills. Kelly also has coached indoor volleyball at Arcadia High School at the Varsity, JV A & B levels.
He started to coach at RPM Sand in 2021 and was part of the coaching staff when RPM took 3rd in the first national beach club vs club tournament. In 2022, Kelly helped coach the RPM club squad to a 2nd place finish at the National BVCA club vs club championship. In 2023, Kelly was a coach for the RPM club squad who won the AAU National club vs club championship.
Kelly is USA Volleyball BCAP I certified. He also is Gold Medal Squared (GMS) certified in both Beach and Indoor volleyball.
Kelly lives in Scottsdale and has a daughter, Katelyn, who just graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2022 and is now working for NASA JPL.