Kirt & Karen Whiteside
Married in 1975
Three Children: Tenille, Cortney, Sheleah
Six Grand Children: Kajsa, Kai, Mia, Liam, Alia, Leia
Resides in Marion, OH
Kirt is owner of Whiteside Mfg (Manufacturers of Tools and Equipment for the Professional Garage); Former H.S. Coach; Former Summer Ball coach; Former Coach of the French National team’s Lyon Tete d’Or; Started the first known indoor softball league in Cleveland Ohio in the late ‘80’s; Developer of the Indoor Cup initially started in Lyon, France, now held in Scheidam, The Netherlands; Initiated the now Queen of Diamonds Showcase North in 1992; Initiated the Queen of Diamonds Showcase South in 2006; Developed the first new wave catcher’s mask now used in both baseball and softball.
Karen is a Quilt Instructor; Involvement in ball--well, I used to keep score and be the Team Mom. Now I'm the behind the scenes supporter of my husband and I also do the Hospitality Table for the staff and college coaches at the Tournaments.
Hobbies: Softball, inventing products, traveling together, quilting
Matt & Tenille Schoonover
Married in 2000
Four children—Mia (b. March 2003), Liam (b. March 2006), Alia (AL-ee-ah, b. Oct 2007), and Leia (b. April 2010)
Resides in Powell, OH
Matt graduated from Ashland University in Education in 1999 and currently stays home with our 4 children; Tenille graduated from Cleveland State University in 1998 in Business Management and works at Whiteside Mfg. managing the office; Tenille also handles the financial end of Cup, iQ, Q Athlete, QDT, and QDS; Matt has been involved with the Cup since 2001 as well as the QDS since 2001; Tenille has been involved with the Cup and QDS since 1999.
Matt played soccer through high school; Matt picked up volleyball during that time and helped out the teams at Ashland with their practices.
Tenille played volleyball and softball at CSU and still holds many records in both sports. She went on to play in the Professional League in 1998 for the Carolina Diamonds. She was inducted to the Cleveland State Hall of Fame for volleyball and softball in February 2008.
Hobbies: Outside of spending time with our children, we both love playing volleyball although Matt prefers playing sand doubles and Tenille prefers indoor 6’s. We’ve recently been enjoying playing in our band called “Motherboy 32” on the Playstation (Rockband).
Chad & Cortney Mays
Married in 1999
Two children: Kajsa (Kai-sa) age 17 & Kai age 14
Resides in Delaware, OH
Chad is the Operations Manager for Whiteside Mfg., does IT work, and manages the other theqsport.com events/programs. Chad was an All-American swimmer at Cleveland Saint Ignatius High School, going on to swim two years at CSU.
Cortney cares for the family/home and home schools Kai. Cortney was 1st Team All-State in softball and volleyball at Marion Pleasant High School, going on to play softball two years at CSU. Cortney graduated from The University of Phoenix in 2006 with a degree in Business Marketing. Cortney has been involved in the inner workings of the QDS since 2000 and Cup since 2001.
Hobbies: Cortney and Kajsa love to sing in the car. Chad and Kai can be found online playing COD.