Arizona Sky Volleyball Club: Coaches

Coaches listing

 



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2015-2016 Coaching Line Up

Darci (Bland) Tilghman
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  • 12GOLD
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2015: AZ Sky 12G Head Coach- Arrowhead Holiday Classic-1st, Cactus Classic-1st, Festival Fiesta-1st,  SoCal Nat'l Qualifier-1st, Matrix Top Gun-1st, Az Region 12 Club-1st, AZ Finals- 2nd (14 Club div), USAV Jr Nationals-5th, American
    • 2014-2015: Deer Valley High School JV Head Coach- finished 14-3
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 12N1 Head Coach finished 1st at Festival-Fiesta, 2nd at SoCal Qualifier, 3rd in AZ Region and 3rd at Festival in June.
    • 2013: North Canyon High School Assistant Coach for FR/JV/Varsity
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 12R2 Head Coach finished 12th overall and 5th in Gold at Festival in June
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 14R3 Head Coach and 12R2 Head Coach for Festival
    • 2011-2010: AZ Sky 14R4 Head Coach, assisted 15N2 at Festival and finished 9th overall 
    • 2010: Sandra Day O'Connor HS, Freshman Head Coach, 13-4 overall record
    • 2011-2006: Hillcrest MS, Head Girls Basketball Coach
    • 2002-2000: Coached Intermural Volleyball at Shea Middle School
  • Playing Experience:
    • 2011-2010: Adult Women's volleyball leagues
    • 2005-2002: ASU Intermural Volleyball Tournaments
    • 2001-1998: North Canyon HS, MB (Region Honors Junior and Senior Years)
  • Certifications/Training:
    • A.I.A. Certified Volleyball Official (10 Years)
    • CPR and First Aid Certifications
    • Concussion Certified
    • Impact Certified


Courtney (Krieger) Baker
Courtney Baker
  • 13GOLD
 
Coaching:
School:
- Phoenix Country Day School (High School Varsity and Junior Varsity) 2008-2011
- Champion Schools 2011-2012, 2015-Present (Phoenix, AZ)
- Western Carolina University, NCAA Division 1, Southern Conference, Assistant Coach, 2013-2014 (Cullowhee, NC)
Club 
- Agape Juniors Volleyball Club 2008-2009 (14-1) (Phoenix, AZ)
- Arizona Fire Volleyball Club 2009-2011 (18-1 both seasons) 
- Arizona Sky Volleyball Club 2011-2013, 2014-Present (12R3, 11R1, 12R1)
- Xcel Volleyball Club, 2013-2014 (17Open) (North Carolina)
 
Playing:
High School
- 2 years Varsity starter (OH) at Valley Lutheran High School
  * 2002 State Tournament All Tournament Team
  * 2002 Honorable Mention           
  * 2005 1A West Player of the Year

- 2 years Varsity starter (OH) at Lincoln Lutheran High School (Lincoln, NE)
   * 2004 State Champions
   * 2004 State All Tournament Team
(played freshman & senior year at Valley and sophomore & junior year at LL)
Club:
- Arizona Attack 16s
  * 2002 Region Champions
- Lincoln Star City 15s
  * 2004 USA Junior Olympic Volleyball National Champions

College:
- 2006 Mars Hill University (Mars Hill, NC) Division 2 (Southern Atlantic Conference
  * Started as a Freshman at OH
- 2007 California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA) Division 3 (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) 
  * Started at Right Side as Sophomore
 
“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.”  - Mia Hamm



Chris Lishko
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  • 14GOLD
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2015: AZ Sky 16N1 Head Coach (Festival)- 21st Place
    • 2015-2014: AZ Sky 17 Assistant Coach
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 15 Open Head Coach
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 15 Open Head Coach, qualified for JOs, Far Western finished 6th in Gold Open Division, SoCal finished 5th in Gold American Division, won 16 Club Division at Festival Fiesta
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 17 Open Head Coach 
    • 2011-2010: AZ Sky 17 Open Head Coach, qualified for JO's in Atlanta, placed 9th in gold division of Colorado Crossroads, placed 5th in gold division of Northern Lights Qualifier
    • 2009: Veritas JV Head Coach
    • 2009-2007: Arizona State University Club Team Head Coach
    • 2006-2004: University of Arizona Club Team Head Coach
    • 2004: University of Arizona Assistant Coach for David Rubio
  • Playing Experience:
    • Present -2006: NIRSA USA University of Virgin Islands International Open Volleyball Tournament, 2006-2008 Best Setter of Tournament
    • 2005: Spain, Palma de Mollorca, setter
    • 2008-2007: Arizona State University Club Team, All American Setter 2007 and 2008
    • 2006-2002: University of Arizona Club Team
    • 2004-2003: NIRSA National Champions, 1st Team All American
    • 2002: Absolute Volleyball Club
    • 2002: Louisville Junior Olympics, First Team All Tournament
    • 2002-2001: Desert Vista High School, setter
  • Certifications/Training
    • Impact Certified


Eric Viney
  • 15GOLD
  • Coaching Experience
    • AZ SKY VBC - Setter's coach - Oct 2014
    • Owner and Director, Club DAK90 Volleyball, LLC - January 2010 to January 2014 and Head Coach 18 Elite
    • Head Volleyball Coach, Dakota Wesleyan University, NAIA Div. I -March 2008 to November 2013 
    • Head Volleyball Coach, Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ., NCAA Div. II - March 2006 to March 2008
    • Graduate Assistant Coach, North Dakota State University, NCAA Div. I - June 2004 – March 2006 
    • Head Volleyball Coach, Marietta College, NCAA Div. III - August 2003 – May 2004 
    • Assistant Volleyball Coach, Marietta College, NCAA Div. III - August 2002 – May 2003
    • Student Assistant Coach, Defiance College, NCAA Div. III - August 2000 - December 2001
  • Playing experience: 4 year starter at Caroll HS (OH), continues to play competitive volleyball and occasional USAV adult Open Division-A/AA level. 
  • Certification 
  • USAV Cap II
  •        Impact Cerified


Brad Friesen
Brad Friesen
  • 16GOLD
Coaching:
University of Arizona Women's Volleyball 2012-2015
- David Rubio's Volleyball Camps 2014-2015
- Club Cactus Juniors (asst coach) 2014-2015
- Fear Athletic Club 2008
- Zia Athletic Club (asst coach) 2007-2008
- Xcel Volleyball Club, 2013-2014 (17Open) (North Carolina)
 
Playing:
- University of Arizona (club)  2013
- Grand Canyon University 2007-2008
  -California Baptist University 2006
 -Ironwood High School 2004-2006


Academics:
- University of Arizona 2012-2015
- Grand Canyon University 2007-2008
- California Baptist University 2006 & 2011 
 




Jen (McGauley) Lenhart
Jen McGauley
  • 17GOLD
  • Coaching Experience
    • 2015-2014: AZ SKY 16Gold Head Coach – Open Festival Fiesta = 1st in Silver (7th Place), Colorado Crossroads = USA Gold Bracket 9th Place, So Cal = USA Gold Bracket 2nd Place, USAV Jr Nationals-14 Place, USA
    • 2014–2011: Mountain Ridge High School Women’s Varsity Head Coach. Finished top 4 in State D1 in 2011 and 2012, State-Playoffs 2013 and 2014 
    • 2014-2013: AZ SKY 13R1 Assistant Coach/Float Coach and 15Gold Head Coach Post-Season Won Festival
    • 2011: Mountain Ridge High School Men’s Varsity Head Coach 2011 –
    • 2010: Mountain Ridge High School Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach BOTH Men’s and Women’s
    • 2010 – 2008: Konza Prairie Volleyball Club 18-1 National Co-Head Coach in Manhattan, KS. 
 
  • Playing Experience:
    • Present–2010: Women’s Adult Club and Various Sand and Grass Coed and Women’s AA 2’s and 4’s tournaments.
    • 2010–2007: Manhattan Christian College DII: Top 4 at the National tournament 3 years in a row, 3 year starting Libero, 1st Team All American 2010, AVCA All American 2010, National Libero of the Year 2010, Nationals All-Tournament Team 2010, Conference MVP 2010, Regional MVP 2010, National Athlete of the Week 2010, and 3 time Regional Libero of the year and 1st Team all-Conference 2010-2007.
    • 2007 – 2006: Hope International University NAIA: Top 4 in Nationals, Freshman Starting Libero
    • 2005 – 2002: Mountain Ridge High School, 2004 5A Volleyball State Champions, Libero/Setter Defensive Player of the year 2005 2006 –
    • 2000: Various Clubs, Phoenix North Valley, Arizona Jrs, and Grand Canyon Jrs Setter/Libero 
 
  • Certifications/Training: 
    •  Impact Certified
 



Jackie Switzer
Jackie Switzer
  • 18GOLD
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 18N1 Head Coach 
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 12N1 Head Coach, qualified for JO Nationals, finished 9th in Silver SoCal National Division 
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 17 Open Assistant Coach 
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 14N1 Assistant Coach, qualified for JO's in Ohio and finished 5th in gold
    • 2011-2010: Northwest Christian Varsity Assistant Coach
    • 2011-2010: AZ Sky 14N1 Head Coach, 16 Open Assistant Coach, finished 1st in gold division of AZ Region Championships, placed 3rd in gold division of Southern Californian Qualifier, finished 9th in gold division of Colorado Crossroads
    • 2011-2010: Northwest Christian School JV Head Coach, 2011 Varsity Head Coach 
    • 2010-2009: AZ Sky 18N-1 Assistant Coach 
    • 2009: AZ Sky 13-N2 Head Coach 
    • 2008: AZ Sky 12-N1 Head Coach, 13th in JOVC 
    • 2007: AZ SKY 15-N1 Head Coach,25th in AZ Region Championship Divison
    • 2006: AZ Sky 16-1 Region team
    • 2004-2005: Head Coach Volleyball Camp for Paradise Valley Community Center
    • 2004: 7th grade coach for Northwest Christian School
    • 1997-2002: JV Coach Sunnyslope High School
    • 1993-1996: Freshman Coach Sunnyslope High School
    • 1993: Assistant Varsity Coach for Sunnyslope High School
  • Playing Experience:
    • Jackie played four years at Sunnyslope High School and continues to play on competitive leagues and draw teams.
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified


Dennis Alexander
Dennis Alexander
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2015: AZ Sky 12G Assistant Coach- Cactus Classic-1st, Festival Fiesta-1st,  SoCal Nat'l Qualifier-1st, Matrix Top Gun-1st, Az Region 12 Club-1st, AZ Finals- 2nd (14 Club div), USAV Jr Nationals-5th, American
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 12N1 Assistant Coach, 1st at Festival-Fiesta, 2nd at SoCal Qualifier, 3rd in AZ Region, Club Volleyball Preparatory coach
    • 2013-2014: Mountain Sky Middle School Girls Volleyball coach, District Champions 2013 & 2014
    • 2012-2011: AZ Girls Athletic Foundation, Head Coach 10-13s
    • 2011-2010: NYS Head Coach 10-12s

  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified
    • CPR Certified 
    • "It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It's the will to PREPARE to win that matters"-
    • Paul "Bear" Bryant



David Beck
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Playing History:

Grand Canyon University Mens Volleyball Outside/Opposite Hitter 2012-2014

                           Yorktowne 17’s Open Team Outside. Finished 10th at Nationals (Open)

                           Yorktowne 16’s Open Team Outside. Finished 11th at Nationals (Open)

                           Mid-Atlantic Open Level Grass/Sand Volleyball Player

   AVCA 2011-2012 High School Senior All-America Watch List

    Havre de Grace High School single-season kill record (14 matches, 355 kills) 

 

Coaching History:

      Pat Powers Clinic Assistant Coach

                              Club VOS 14-2’s Assistant Coach 2012

                              Northbay Volleyball Clinics Assistant Coach



Amy Boniface
Amy Boniface
  • Club Coaching Experience 
    • 2008-2010/2014-Present: AZ SKY 13's &14's Head Coach
    • 2007-2008: AZ SKY 18's Assist Coach
    • 2006: AZ DRIVEN 16's Head Coach
  • High School Coaching Experience  
    • 2015: Joy Christian Varisty Head Coach
    • 2009: Mountain Ridge Varsity Head Coach
  • Playing Experience
    • 2002-2000: Mayfair High School Varsity
    • 2002-2001: Golden West Volleyball Club 18-17s
    • 2000-1999: Club Long Beach 16-15s
    • 1998: Seal Beach Volleyball Club 14s
  • Certifications/Training
    • Impact Certified
"In order to Succeed, we must First believe we Can!"


Brittany Bruning
Brittany Bruning
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 13R1 Assistant Coach
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 14R1 Assistant Coach
  • Playing Experience:
    • 2013: Scottsdale Community College
    • Deer Valley High School
    • AZ Sky Volleyball Club
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified


Ken Bruning
Ken Bruning
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2015-2014: AZ Sky 14R1 Head Coach
    • 2015; 14N1 Head Coach (Festival)- 14th place, 8-4
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 14R1 Head Coach 
    • 2013: Northwest Christian HS Freshman Head Coach 
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 12N1 Assistant Coach 
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 15R1 Assistant Coach
    • 2012: AZ Sky 15N1 Assistant Coach for Festival
    • Present-2012: Deer Valley Varsity Assistant Coach
    • 2011-2010: Deer Valley JV Assistant Coach
    • 2009: Deer Valley Freshman Assistant Coach
    • 2008: Highland Lakes Middle School Assistant Coach
    • 2007-2006: Sierra Verde Middle School Head Coach
  • Playing Experience:
    • Present-1985: Adult Indoor/Sand leagues
  •  Certifications/Trainings:
    • Impact Certified
    • Cap I Certified
    • Gold Medal Squared Trained
    • NRHS Certified


Chris Coleman
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  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2015: AZ Sky 16N1 Head Coach
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 15 Open Assistant Coach, Region Team Head Coach 
    • 2013: Deer Valley Varsity Assistant Coach 
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 14N2 Head Coach 
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 14N2 Head , Festival Head Coach
    • 2011-2010: AZ Sky 14R2 Head Coach, placed 2nd in Vulture Peak Tournament
    • Present-2012: Deer Valley High School Varsity Assistant
    • 2012-2010: Deer Valley High School, JV Head Coach, Assistant Varsity Coach
    • 2010-2009: AZ Sky 14R3 Head Coach, Bronze Division Champions
    • 2009: Deer Valley High School, Freshman Head Coach, 14-3 record
    • 2008-2006: Highland Lakes Middle School, 8th grade Head Coach, 3 trips to Conference Championships
  • Playing Experience:
    • current: Various competitive leagues in the Phoenix Area
    • 1998-1995: Binghamton Vipers Men's Volleyball club
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified


Kathy Coleman
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  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2015: AZ Sky 12R2 Head Coach 
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 11R1 Head Coach 
    • 2013: Deer Valley Freshman Head Coach 
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 14R1 Assistant Coach
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 12s Assistant Coach , 14N3 Festival Assistant Coach
    • 2012: AZ Sky 14N3 Assistant Coach for Festival
    • Present-2006: Highland Lakes Middle School Head Coach '08,'06 conference runner up, '07 Semi Finals
    • 2010: North Valley Conference Champions, undefeated season,Deer Valley Friendship Tournament champions, Peoria Spike Fest 2nd Place, AZ Sky Friendship Tournament 2nd Place
    • 2009: North Valley Conference Champions, undefeated season
  • Playing Experience:
    • Women's competitive adult leagues in upstate New York 
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified


Ryan Dimal
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  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2015- USAV Select Program Asst Coach- Grand Rapids, Colorado Springs & Las Vegas
    • 2015-2014 16N1 Assistant Coach
    • 2014-2015 Horizon High School, JV Head Coach
    • 2014 USAV Select Program- Grand Rapids
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 15N2 Assistant Coach
    • 2013- USAV Select Program Assistant Coach- Edmonton 
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 14N2 Assistant Coach 
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 14N2 Assistant Coach, Festival Assistant 
    • 2011-2010: AZ Sky 14R1 Assistant Coach, placed 2nd in Vulture Peak Tournament
    • 2014-2010 Horizon High School, Freshman Head Coach
    • 2010-2009: AZ Sky 16R1 Assistant
    • 2009: Bourgade Catholic High School, Varsity Assistant Coach
    • 2008: Bourgade Catholic High School, Freshman Head Coach
    • 2005: Deer Valley High School, JV Boys Assistant Coach
  • Playing Experience:
    • Adult Leagues
    • 2002-2000: Deer Valley High School, Setter/DS
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified
    • SafeSport
    • NFHS Certified


Alison Furno
Allison Furno
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 11R1 Assistant Coach
    • 2013: AZ Sky CVP Coach
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 12R2 Assistant Coach
  •  Playing Experience:
    • Arizona Christian University
    • AZ Sky Volleyball Club
    • Thunderbird High School
  • Certification/Training:
    • Impact Certified


Wes Goodwin
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  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2015-2015: AZ Sky 15N1 Head Coach (Festival): 18th Place 
    • 2015-2014: Az Sky 16G assistant coach
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 16 Open Assistant Coach 
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 13N2 Head Coach
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 15N1 Head Coach 
    • Present-2011: Veritas Preparatory Varsity Head Coach 
    • 2011-2010: AZ Sky 15N1 Head Coach 
    • 2010-2009: AZ Sky 15N2 Head Coach
    • 2009 Club Summit 16s Head Coach
    • 2008 AZ Sky 16 National Head Coach
    • 2008 Cactus Shadows High School – JV Coach
    • 2007 AZ Sky 17s Head Coach
    • 2007 Cactus Shadows High School – JV Coach
    • 2006 Black Mountain Juniors 15’s
    • 2006 Black Mountain Juniors 13’s Head Coach
    • 2006 Cactus Shadows High School – JV Coach
    • 2005 Black Mountain Juniors 13’s Head Coach
    • 2005 Cactus Shadows High School – JV Coach
    • 2004 Saguaro High School – Freshman Coach
    • 2003 Saguaro High School – Freshman Coach
  • Certifications/Training
    • Gold Medal Squared Trained
    • Impact Certified


Angela Gough
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  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 18 Open Assistant Coach
    • 2011-2008: Verrado High School Varsity Head Coach
    • 2011: White Tanks 17N
    • 2010: White Tanks 18N
    • 2007-2004: Desert Vista Assistant Coach
    • 2007-2006: East Valley Juniors 16-1 Assistant Coach
    • 2006-2005: AZ Foothills Volleyball Club, 13-1 Co-Coach, 16-2 Assistant Coach
    • 2005-2004: AZ Foothills Volleyball Club Co-Coach 16-1
    • 2004: High Altitude Flagstaff 18-2
    • 2003: High Altitude Flagstaff 14-1
    • 2001: Coconino  Community College Volunteer Assistant Coach
    • 2001: AZ Foothills Volleyball Club 12-1
  • Playing Experience:
    • Northern Arizona University 2 years
    • Glendale Community College 2 years
    • Desert Vista Varsity 3 years
    • Arizona Juniors 18-2
    • Club Red 18-2
  • Certifications/Training:
    • EMT Certified Current
    • Impact Certified


Shoni Hansen
  •  Coaching Experience
    • Freshman Head coach at North Canyon 
  • Playing Experience:
    • 19 years (2010-present: USAV women volleyball club, Yavapai college and North Canyon HS)
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified


Lance Huffman
Lance Huffman
  • Coaching Experience: 
    • 2015-2014: AZ Sky 15N2 Head Coach
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 15 National Head Coach
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 15 Maroon Head Coach
    • 2013: AZ Sky 14N2 Festival Coach
    • Westview Highschool- 3 years as JV head coach, 4 years as Varsity Head Coach
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified
    • Cap I and Cap II
    • Gold Medal Squared certified 
    • "To be successful you don't need to do extraordinary things, you just need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well."- Jim Rohn    


Bre Hunter
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  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 12N1 Assistant Coach, 14N2 Assistant Coach 
    • 2013: AZ Sky CVP Head Coach 
    • 2013: AZ Sky 12N2 Festival Assistant Coach, team finished 6th in Gold
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 14R2 Assistant Coach 
    • 2012-2011: San Gabriel 12 Elite and 13 Premier
  •  Playing Experience:
    • San Gabriel Volleyball Club; Setter/DS/Libero
    • Club West (8 years)
  •  Training/Certifications:
    • Impact Certified


Emily Kiser
Emily Kiser
Coaching:
David Rubio Volleyball Camps 2012-2015
 
Playing:
- Fairview High School 2005-2010
- Juggernaut Volleyball Club 2005-2010
- Sacramento State University 2010-2012
- University of Arizona Sand & Court 2012-2015 


Academics:
- University of Arizona 2012-2015
- Sacramento State University 2010-2012 




Randy Krieger
Randy Krieger

Coaching:

-28 years of high school coaching experience including track, basketball, cross country, and volleyball

- 18 years of Head coach for high school volleyball

- 1994 Utah Track and Field Coach of the Year

Valley Lutheran High School Head volleyball coach
- 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001 State Champions
- 1999 State Runner Up
- 1996 and 2001 Arizona Coach of the Year

Club Coaching
- Agape Jrs 
   *1998 Qualitified for Nationals
   *2000 Qualified for Nationals
   *2001 Qualified for Nationals
- Arizona Attack
    *2002 16 Open Arizona Regional Champions
- Lincoln Star City
    *2004 15's USA Volleyball National Champions

College Coaching
- 2003-2005 Head Coach, Concordia University Nebraska



Victoria Ledesma
Victoria Ledesma
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky CVP Assistant Coach
  • Playing Experience:
    • AZ Sky Volleyball Club
    • Deer Valley High School
  •  Certification/Training:
    • Impact Certified


Megan Licking
Coaching:
Glendale Community College clinics, 2012 and 2013
Assistant coach for summer clinics at court 1, 2011
Airstrike clinics for girls 7 to 12 years old,

2014 and 2015
 
Playing Experience:
4 years varsity volleyball Mountain Ridge High School
College:
2 years Glendale Community College 
Club:
5 years club arrowhead 

 
 


Robert Marin
Robert Marin

  Coaching Experience:

·      2015-2016: AZ Sky VBC 14N1 Assistant Coach

 ·      2014-2015: AZ Sky VBC 16N1 Assistant Coach Festival (21st Place)

·      2014-2015: AZ Sky VBC 13R1 Assistant Coach

·      2009-2010: YMCA Head Coach, 13s – 1st Place East Side Champions

·      2008-2009: YMCA Head Coach, 12s – 2nd place East Side Championships

·      2007-2008: NYS, Head Coach Ages-11s

·      2006-2007: NYS, Head Coach Ages-10s

·      2005-2006: NYS, Head Coach Ages-9s

·      2004-2005: NYS, Head Coach Ages-8/9s

 Certification/Training

 ·      Impact Certified

·      AZ Region – SafeSport 2014

·      AZ Sky VBC – Recruiting Coordinator/Consultant




Will Mendieta

Coaching Experience:

 

2015:  AZ Sky 12R2 Assistant Coach (Festival)

2014 – 2015:  AZ Sky 12R3 Assistant Coach

2014:  AZ Sky CVP Assistant Coach

 

Playing Experience:

Adult leagues Indoor/Outdoor

 

Certifications/Training:

Impact Certified

Gold Medal Squared Trained

Pat Powers Volleyball Clinic

 

“Not everyone who works hard succeeds, but everyone that succeeded worked hard.” -Unknown




Chris Miller
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  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 18 Open Head Coach 
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 14N3/R1 Head Coach
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 15N1 Assistant Coach, 14N3 Festival Head Coach
    • 2011-2008: Westside Volleyball Club, Club Director/Coach
    • 2010: Shadow Ridge High, JV Coach
    • 2008-2006: Litchfield Park Jrs. Volleyball Club, Head Coach
    • 2005-2003: Beaverton Youth Sports, Coach
    • 2001-1997: Cit of Beaverton Adult Volleyball Referee
    • 1995-1988: Long Beach Parks and Recreation Adult Volleyball Referee
    • 1990-1995: Long Beach Parks and Recreation Adult Volleyball Technical Advisor/Coach
  • Playing Experience:
    • 1994-1990: AA Beach Volleyball, Player in California Beach League
    • 1989-1984: Ichiban Volleyball Club, Player
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified
    • Cap II
    • NFHS concussion Trained


Deb Moore
Deb Moore
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2015: AZ Sky 14 Gold Head Coach- USAV Jr Nationals-3rd, 14 American
    • 2013-2014: 14N2 Head Coach
    • 2012-2013: AZ Sky 17 Gold Head Coach 
    • Coached girls and boys volleyball at North Canyon, Sunrise Mountain and Raymond Kellis encompassing 29 years total. She won five Coach of the year awards over this spand and was also the Arizona Candidate for the National Coach of the Year for Girls Volleyball.
    • Current Boys Volleyball Coach at Raymond Kellis
  • Playing Experience:
    • Adult Leagues
  •  Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified
    • Cap I, II, III Certified
    • CPR/CCC and First Aid Certified


DT Nguyen
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  • Coaching Experience: 
    • 2015-2014: Club Director & AZ Sky 15N1 Head Coach, 3rd at Festival Fiesta, 9th at Fiesta. Took over 15G for post season and finished 27th in National Division, assist 14G to 3rd place finish at National. 
    • 2014: AZ Sky 12N1 Head Coach finished 7th in Region, 2nd in Reno Qualifier, 14N1 Head Coach finished 3rd in AZ Region, 1st at Festival-Fiesta, 1st at SoCal and 5th at Colorado Qualifier. Both teams qualified for National in Minnesota.
    • 2013: AZ Sky 18-3 Head Coach finished 9th at AZ Region, 13N2 finished 10th at Festival 
    • 2012: AZ Sky 12N1 Head Coach finished 3rd in AZ Region, 18's Lead Coach
    • 2011: AZ Sky 12N1 Head Coach finished 4th in AZ Region, 16N1 Head Coach finished 2nd in AZ Region, 13R1 and 15N2 Festival Head Coach with both teams finished in Gold division
    • 2010-2009: Club Director, Head up Veritas Preparatory Academy volleyball program and Head coach
    • 2010: AZ Sky 12N1 Region Champion, 5th Colorado Crossroads, 29th National Division USAV JO's Reno
    • 2009: AZ Sky 12N1, Region Champions, 25th at USAV Junior Olympics Miami 
    • 2008: AZ Sky 13N2, Qualified for National
    • 2007: AZ SKY 12-2, finished 2nd in AZ Region and 4th at California Finals
    • 2006: AZ SKY 12-2, finished 3rd in AZ Region and HS Varsity coach at Veritas Preparatory Academy
    • 2005: AZ SKY 12-3, Flight 1 Champion in AZ and 4th at California Finals
    • 2004: DT developed and directed programs to support the overall Kingdom Courts volleyball activities.  Many of these programs created the foundation that has produced repeat successes at AZ SKY VBC. 
    • 2004-2007: AZ Sky Kings Boys Club Director 
    • 2003: AZ SKY 13-1, finished 7th at Cactus Classic and represented Arizona at the USAV JO's in Atlanta
    • 2002: AZ SKY 14-1, finished 3rd at Cactus Classic, 5th in AZ and 10th at High Roller in California
    • 2001: AZ SKY 15-2, finished 9th at Cactus Classic, 17th in AZ Region
    • 2000: AZ SKY 14-2 and 13-2, finished 21st and 26th respectively in AZ Region
    • 1999-2002:  Head Coach with Phoenix Joys VBC 13-16's
    • 1997-2001:  Coached and ran the Adult Volleyball Leagues @ North Phoenix Baptist Church
  • Playing Experience:
    • DT developed his passion for the game from playing intramural volleyball during his Senior year at the University of Illinois. He continues to play in adult leagues and tournaments. 
    • "VOLLEYBALL IS LIFE, THE REST ARE JUST DETAILS"
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Cap l Certified
    • USAV High Performance and Gold Medal Squared Trained
    • Impact Certified


Carly Price
Coaching Experience
Varsity Assistant Coach                                                                                                    2015 – present
Thunderbird High School                                                                                                             Phoenix, AZ
Assist in rebuilding the Thunderbird volleyball program under the leadership of Coach Jherra Ricks. Organize and implement practice plans. Communicate with school personnel and parents. Create a welcome, familial environment. Serve as an on-campus coach for the program.   Head Coach                                                                                                                  2011, 2012 Seasons
Sunnyslope Elementary School - Middle School Team                                                              Phoenix, AZ
Implemented a strict practice plan during a 12-match season. Communicated with parents about practices and match times. Performed head coaching duties during all matches. Created an environment of hustle, determination and encouragement. Assistant Coach, 12-1 team                                                                                                  2011, 2012 seasons
AZ Desert Sky Volleyball Club                                                                                                    Phoenix, AZ
Instructed girls, ages 8-12, on specific volleyball skills, conditioning and strategic court play. Communicated daily with parents. Organized carpools, meals and communication for tournaments. Worked with the head coach to plan an effective practice.
Volunteer Assistant Coach                                                                                                               2010 season
Greenway High School, Varsity and JV                                                                                       Phoenix, AZ
Managed basic practice duties. Assisted the head coach at practices with instruction and drills. Stepped in as Head JV Coach for 3 weeks. Traveled with the team to retreat and matches. Provided specific feedback for improvement to the players.   Summer Clinics Coach                                                                                                            2008 - 2012
AZ Desert Sky Volleyball Club clinics                                                                                        Phoenix, AZ
Instructed girls and boys, ages 6-18, in the basic skills of volleyball. Planned specific drills and practices focusing on specific skills. Conducted conditioning and plyometric class daily. Differentiated instruction.
Playing Experience
Setter/Libero, Captain                                                                                               2012, 2013 seasons
Arizona State University - D1AA NCVF Club Team                                                                      Tempe, AZ 
Setter, Captain                                                                                                   2006, 2007, 2008 seasons
Greenway High School – Varsity                                                                                                 Phoenix, AZ
  Setter, Captain                                                                                                                           2003 - 2009
AZ Desert Sky Volleyball Club                                                                                                    Phoenix, AZ
                                                                                                                                    Education
Francis Marion University                                                                                                      Florence, SC
Master of Education, Instructional Accommodation                                                                          May 2015
 


Nick Price
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  • Coaching Experience: 
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 15N2 Head Coach
    • Present-2013: North Canyon HS Head Coach 
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 15 Maroon Head Coach 
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 16N2 Head Coach 
    • 2012: AZ Sky 16 Open Assistant Coach for Festival
    • 2011-2011: AZ Sky 16N2 Head Coach, Festival Head Coach
    • 2010-2009: AZ Sky 16-N2 Head Coach 
    • 2009-2008: AZ Sky 16-R1, 16th in AZ Region Champions, Placed 83rd at Festival 
    • 2007-2008: AZ Sky 15-N2, Placed 42nd in AZ Region Championship Division
    • 2007-2008: Chandler High School Girls Assistant JV/Varsity Coach 
    • 2006-2007: AZ SKY 14-N2 Girls Assistant Coach, 18th in AZ Region Championship Division
    • 2007-2006: Chandler High School Boys Varsity Head Coach, placed 17th in 5AI Division
    • 2001-2007: Chandler High School Girls Assistant Junior Varsity Coach
    • 2001-2006: Chandler High School Boys Assistant Varsity Coach 
  • Playing Experience: 
    • 2004-2007: AZ SKY Men's BB/B 2005 Champions, 2006 Men's BB/B Runner-up
    • 2005-2004: Played on ASU Club Team, Placed 26th Mens Club Division
    • 2003-2002: Club C Town Head Coach
    • 1999-2001: Chandler High School Boys Volleyball
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified


Jherra Ricks
Jherra Ricks
  • Coaching:
    Club 
    - AZ SKY 2015-2014 16N2 & 12R2
    - AZ SKY 2009-2010 14-3 & 13-1
    - Arizona Saguaros Volleyball Club 2010-2011 (18-2 &16-1) (Phoenix, AZ)
    - Culver City Volleyball Club 2011-2013 (15,16,17, & 18s) (Culver City, CA)
    - Troy Volleyball Club, 2013-2014 (16-2) (Los Angeles, CA)

    School
    - Beverly Hills High School Girl's Varsity Head Coach 2012 (Beverly Hills, CA)
    - Roybal Learning Center High School Boys/Girls Varsity Coach 2013-2014 (Los Angeles, CA)
    - Thunderbird High School Girl's Varsity Head Coach 2015-present (Phoenix, AZ)


     
    Playing:
    High School
    - 2 years Varsity starter (MB) at Deer Valley High School
       * 2005-2006 Lead Varsity Team in Solo & Assisted Blocks
       * 2006-2007 Lead Varsity Team in Solo & Assisted Blocks          

    Club:
    - Molten Volleyball Club 18s
                      * Team Captain
                      * Lead team in Aces

    College:
    - 2007-2008 Alcorn State University (Lorman, MS) Division 1 (SWAC Conference)
       * Started as a Freshman at MB & OPPO
            Women's:
             -2008-2009 Team Phoenix ---Middle Blocker
                      * 2nd in region
                      *11th at Nationals, Women's AA
     
    “There may be people that have more talent than you, but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter



Ray Sharpnack
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  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 13R2 Head Coach 
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 13R2 Head Coach, 15 Maroon Assistant Coach 
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 13R2 Head Coach 
    • 2012: AZ Sky 13R1 Head Coach for Festival
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 15N2 Head Coach
    • 2011-2010: AZ Sky 13R2 Head Coach 
    • 2010-2009: AZ Sky 13-3 Regional Head Coach
    • 2009-08: AZ Sky 12-3 and 13-3 Asst. Region Coach
    • 2008-07: AZ Sky 14-5 Asst. Coach, 12-3 Asst. Coach, placed 6th in gold regionals
    • 2007-06: AZ Sky 14-2 National Head Coach, placed 18 in regionals, 12th in Cactus Classic and 36th at Colorado Crossroads
    • 2006-05: AZ Sky 16-3 Head Coach
    • 2005-04: AZ Sky 18-1 Asst. Coach
    • 2004-03: West Valley Juniors Volleybal Club 16-2 Coach
    • 2003: Buckeye High School Junior Varsity Head Coach
    • 2003-02: West Valley Juniors Volleyball Club 16-3 Head Coach
    • 2002: Buckeye High School Junior Varsity Head Coach
    • 2002-01: West Valley Juniors Volleyball Club 14-1 Coach
    • 2000-1999: Salvation Army Volleyball Club 18-1 Volunteer Coach
    • 1999-1998: North Canyon Volleyball Club 15-1 Asst. Coach
  • Playing Experience:
    • USABA, USAV Men's B/BB Division: AZ Peak Performance (1997-1998)
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Gold Medal Squared Trained
    • Pat Powers 2007 Volleyball Clinic
    • AAVC Coaches Camp 2003-2002
    • USAV Volleyball Impact Certified
    • Long Beach Team Volleyball Skills Camp 2003 and 2004
    • Arizona State University Coaches Clinic 2002 and 2003
    • Western New Mexico University Coaches Clinic and Team Camp 2002


Jordan Schaffer
Playing Experience

Played Division II Collegiate Volleyball at Northern State University                                               2008-2010
Awarded NSIC All-Conference Honorable Mention at Northern State University                        2009 and 2010
Awarded NSIC Academic All American                                                                                             2006-2010
Awarded NSIC Conference Volleyball Tournament Champions                                                               2007
Played Division II Collegiate Volleyball at Wayne State College 2006-2007
Education
Northern Arizona University                                                                                                             2013-2016
Degree: DPT, In Progress
Major: Physical Therapy

Northern State University                                                                                                                  2008-2013
Degree: B.S.Ed, Summa Cum Laude, May 2011
Major: Physical Education and Human Performance and Fitness
Degree: M.S.Ed, In Progress
Major: Educational Leadership and Administration
Wayne State College   
                                                                                                                       2006-2007

Professional Certifications
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)                                                                   2011-Present
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)                                                                                                     2012-Present
South Dakota Physical Education Teaching Certificate                                                                    2011-Present
Clinical Education
T.O.P.S Physical Therapy, Phoenix, Arizona                                                              January 2016-March 2016 Emphasis on adult orthopedic rehabilitation and sports medicine.
Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona                                            October 2015-December 2015
Emphasis on adult neurological rehabilitation, with particular focus on spinal cord injury, cerebral vascular accidents, and traumatic brain injury.
COR Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona                                                                                August 2015-October 2015
Emphasison adult orthopedic rehabilitation and sports medicine.
Integrated Clinical Clerkship Experience                                                                                             2013-2015
Integrated clinical approach providing students with exposure to various inpatient and outpatient physical therapy settings. Emphasis on acute care environment, ICU, outpatient orthopedic, outpatient neurological rehabilitation, outpatient pediatrics, and sports medicine. 
Professional Experience
Research Assistant, Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, Arizona                             November 2013-Present
Performed VO2max testing with stroke patients.  Administered research protocols for training sessions.  Tested patients using various functional outcome measures including 10 Meter Walk Test, 30 second Sit-to-Stand, 6 Minute Walk Test, Fugl-Myer, and the Stroke Impact Scale.
Personal Trainer, Aberdeen Family YMCA, Aberdeen, South Dakota                                                2011-2013
Developed individualized training programs for special patient populations across the lifespan.  Performed formal and informal assessments for each client.  Motivated clients to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Teaching Assistant, Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota                                            2011-2012
Instructed Wellness 100 Laboratory class.  Prepared daily lesson plans and learning activities. 
Substituted for various professors in the physical education department.  Graded papers, assignments, and laboratory activities. 
 Conducted tutoring sessions for supplemental instruction.  

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Northwestern High School, Mellette, South Dakota                      2011-2012
Designed and implemented workout programs for athletes in grades 5-12.  Executed bi-weekly strength and agility workouts.  Encouraged athletes to set goals and focused the training programs to help them achieve such goals.  

 



A Schneider

 

  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2015-2014: Assistant coach for AZ Sky 16R1, finished 24th in 16's Club Division
    • 2014-2013: Glendale Club VOS Head Coach 18 Championship , finished Flight 3 Champions
    • 2013-2005: Glendale YMCA Head Coach, competitive league 
  • Playing Experience: 
    • Greenwich High School all 4 years, MVP and Team Captain Senior year
  • Certifications/Training: 
    • Cap II Certified

 



Brittney Spackman
Brittney Spackman
 
Coaching
  2015-2016: 17N1 Assistant Coach
2011-2014: Technical Assistant Grand Canyon University Men's Volleyball
2004-2011: AZ Fear VBC Head Coach & Assiatnt Coach- Developmental, 14-1's and 14-2's
2013- 2013: Boulder Creek Freshman Girls VB- 15 players with no assistant
 
Playing
  2006-2010: Canyon High School
2006-2010: Santa Monica Beach Club
15-2's, 16-3's, 17-1's & 18-1's
        2010-2010: Grand Canyon University Sand Team 

 
Education
  Bachelor of Science: Sports Management
 
 Certifications
  IMPACT

 


Heather Tackacs

Playing Experience

Junior High 2003-05

High School 2005-09

                  Greenway High School

                                    Outside

                                    Libero

Club

                  2006 AZ DESERT SKY

                  2007 AZ DESERT SKY

 

Coaching Experience

Thunderbird High School

                  2013 Varsity/Jv Softball

                  2014 Varsity/Jv Softball

                  2014 Freshman Volleyball

                  2015 Freshman Volleyball




Alana Wolfer
Alana Jones
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2015: AZ Sky 15N2 Head Coach (Festival)- 21st Place
    • 2015-2014: AZ Sky 15N2 Assistant Coach
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 15 National Assistant Coach
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 15 Maroon Assistant Coach
    • 2013: AZ Sky 14N2 Festival Assistant Coach
  • Playing Experience:
    • Adult Leagues 
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified
    • Cap I


Heather Woods
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  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 13R2 Assistant Coach
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 13R2 Assistant Coach
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 13R2 Assistant Coach
    •  2010-2008: Moon Valley High School Summer Camps
  • Playing Experience:
    • 2010-2007: Moon Valley HIgh School, (2008) 1st Team All Region, Best Offensive Player, (2009) Captain, Best Offensive Player, 2nd Team All Region
    • 2008-2006: Arizona Sky Volleyball Club, 17N1, 17N2
  • Certifications/Training:
    • Impact Certified


Ray Wrublik
Ray Wrublik
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 14R3 Head Coach 
    • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 16N3 Assistant Coach 
    • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 12R2 Head Coach
    • 2012: AZ Sky 14R1 Assistant Coach for Festival\
  •  Certifications/Training::
    • Impact Training
 

 
 
 



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