G-Force Volleyball Club: Coaches Bios

Tuesday, October 1
2013 - 14 G-Force Coaches Bios

Welcome to our 2013-14 G-Force Coaches Bios where you'll discover we have over 125 years of coaching experience! WOW!  Our coaches lead teams (club and high school levels) to victory!  For example; last season our G-Force 15's Select team WON the Minn. qualifier. The year before our G-Force 14's Select 2012 team won Badger Championships coached by Alex Uhan. The Harrods lead Germantown HS. to another conference championsip in 2012 for three years in a row to win the North Shore Conference title.  They are now retired from coaching for Germantown HS. teams for the 2013 season.  It is hard to replace legends like the Harrods for coaching volleyball at Germantown HS. I totally believe that if they ( Harrods ) would have stayed around another year they would have won for the fourth year in a row the North Shore Conference Varsity title but they wanted the new coaching staff to have a talented team in which they truly are.  During the 2010 high school volleyball season,three G-Force head coaches won their conference championships: West Bend West HS., Alex Uhan (G-Force 15's Select); Living Word HS.;  Germantown HS. Diane & Bill Harrod (G-Force 13's Select). Thanks for taking the time to read this valuable information. G-Force is always looking for new coaches. If you think you might like to become a volleyball coach some day and have what it takes (time, patience, coaching/teaching skills, dedication, passion and love of the sport) please send us your cover letter and resume. Thanks!  G-Force Works For You!         

G-Force 16's Select Head Coach Alex Uhan – Thiensville WI.  Homestead High school volleyball- “Honorable Mention All Conference” and “Sport Student Academic Award” Outside hitter and setter. Went to state 3 out of 4 years at Homestead H.S. Currently attending College – University Wisconsin Milwaukee  Major: Communications.  Plays for UWM Mens' club volleyball team. WAC fitness trainer. Now an Asst. coach for a local women's college team.  West Bend West Varsity Head Coach for two seasons and his team won conference in the Little Ten his first coaching season.  G-Force club Head coach record for two years 13 Gold Championship wins with an overall record of 135 wins - 33 losses.  Homestead High school girls Head coach 3 years with a record of 62 wins - 16 losses (Conference Champions 2 yrs.). Summer Sand volleyball Head coach and AVP Next beach v-ball player.  Individual volleyball instructor and personal trainer.  FSN sports announcer & intern position for Fox 6 sports. A few words from Alex....."I have always had a passion for volleyball ever since I was in middle school.  After playing for 8 years, I wanted to try coaching and have loved it ever since.  I want players to succeed as a volleyball player, but also learning life lessons as individuals, and showing great sportsmanship as a team to everyone and to the sport.  If you want to win and have fun you have to play hard and smart.  I have been blessed to coach so many fantastic players and teams over the years.  G-Force VBC (Tim Janzen) and Homestead H.S. (Charlie Gross AD Homestead &  Rocky Koenig) has given me the opportunity to improve upon my coaching abilities."  Some quotes by Alex.  "If you try your hardest and respect your team/coaches/refs/opponets and fans and give it your all while enjoying your experience with volleyball then you are playing the sport correctly and no matter win or lose then you will become a better player".  "Also live every moment the best you can because you can play this game at every age group so please make sure you enjoy it every minute of each volleyball match and practice :)."  A few words from Tim Janzen the G-Force CEO/President.  Alex is an intuitive young man.  He is great with his players as well as the parents.  He is always willing to listen and to learn something new.  He is not set in his ways.  I see a very bright future for Alex in whatever he might pursue with his life.  G-Force is very happy to have this young man on our coaching staff!  This is one of the reasons why Alex is now the Asst. Club Director of G-Force VBC.  Thanks Alex!    

G-Force 14's Green Head Coach Kevin Hedinger  -   Volleyball coordinator at St. Boniface in Germantown, 2 years as G-Force 13-2's or Green head coach (2010), G-Force Butterflies coach, 3 years as middle school girls volleyball coach, 3 years as middle school boys volleyball coach, 5 years as middle school girls basketball coach.  I really enjoy coaching youth sports, developing the players skills to give them a strong base to build on for the future, and teaching them the game of volleyball.  My approach is to create a positive, fun environment that allows the players to develop within a team.  Smiling and having fun are expected from all players as well as winning!  I believe that if you provide young players with this type of environment and expect a positive attitude, they are able to achieve more than they think is possible. A few words from Tim Janzen the G-Force CEO/President.  Coach Kevin did an outstanding job last season with the G-Force 13's Green team and his team won four volleyball tournaments.  With Kevin's understanding of the game of volleyball and how he teaches his players gives his players and teams the ability to keep improving and to win matches.  Kevin has two daughters that also play volleyball.  G-Force VBC is very happy to have Kevin on our coaching staff!  Thanks Kevin!  

G-Force 13's Select Head Coaches Diane & Bill Harrod - Where do I begin? - They have been coaching middle school & high school varsity volleyball and all levels, as well as, club volleyball for many years!  They both have won numerous awards such as: conference volleyball titles, club volleyball tournaments, WIAA championship, runner-up, WIAA state playoffs, coaches of the year award, Badger Region award winner for best husband/wife volleyball coaching.  Previous G-Force VBC club founders. A few words from Tim Janzen the G-Force CEO/President.  I could write pages of what these two have accomplished in the volleyball world and their winning volleyball match records, but they have requested me to keep this short and sweet - so I will try! Diane and Bill Harrod will always be welcomed to coach for G-Force VBC!  If your children are lucky enough to have had them as their volleyball coaches, they have been blessed!  I hope they can continue to coach volleyball as long as they would like! I hope I kept this short! I could say a lot more, but they are still my bosses indirectly!  Thanks Diane and Bill!!! I am forever grateful to both of you!!!         

G-Force 13's Green  Head Coach John Ognenoff- Former G-Force Head coach & Asst. coach for three years.  Coached for other club volleyball teams.  All three of of his daughters (Betsy, Caitlin & Jenna) in previous years played for G-Force VBC.  I coached girls and boys at the high school level (Shorewood) for 3 years.  I assisted at UWM for one season.  I coached grade school VB for boys and girls for 15+ years (grades 5 - 8) winning 5 city conference titles (2 boys and 3 girls).  A few words from Tim Janzen the G-Force CEO/President..  We are very happy that Coach John is back coaching for G-Force.  He brings a lot of coaching experience, passion, relates well to all of his former volleyball players and back in the day an excellent volleyball player & still plays today.  Three of his daughters played for G-Force and had a very positive time.  With new clubs and club teams forming we thought this would be a win-win situation bringing John back to G-Force and since all of his children are grown-up and out of the house.  We at G-Force are very excited to have John back with us coaching.  Thanks John!   

G-Force 14's Select  Head Coach Gillian Clark -  Former G-Force club player for 7 years, high school varsity player for 3 years, G-Force coach and Summer Sand coach the last five years, college player where she was named mvp and awarded the sportsmanship award as a freshman and also was all region all conference and all american her freshman year as well as nationally ranked as the #1 hitter in the nation, and received all tournament team 8 times while she played.  She has coached one year of JV high school volleyball.  A few words from Tim Janzen the G-Force CEO/President..     Coach Gillian with her strong background of playing volleyball and the love of the game she brings to coaching is a great asset to us at G-Force.  She brings a lot of positive energy into all of her practices and at tournaments.  Coach Gillian will make her players the best volleyball players she can.  G-Force is very happy to have her on our coaching staff.  Thanks Gillian!       

G-Force 16's Select  Head Coach Brett Volk -  Coach Volk has coached for G-Force the last three years. He has also worked the G-Force Summer Sand the last three years.  His teams are always competitive and the players really enjoy playing for him.  More info. will soon be added.

G-Force 15's Select Head Coach John Bronikowski(“Mr. B.”) has coached youth volleyball for 14 years, including 5th-8th grade boys and girls, varsity assistant, and Junior Olympic teams from 12’s – 18’s.  He was the Volleyball Coordinator at St. Boniface for 7 years, was commissioner of the Washington/Ozaukee Catholic Conference, and currently sits on the Metro Conference BoardSome of Mr. B’s favorite accomplishments are: Going to a high school dual and seeing 16 of his former players playing. Hearing from a former player that she chose to play JV Volleyball instead of Varsity Golf. Seeing his players earn all conference kudos and go to state. Going to the North Shore Conference Tournament to see his players on five of the eight teams, and one of his former players coaching. Taking a 13-2’s team from “tryout tears” to coming in second at Badger Region Championships…and never finishing below the gold bracket all year, even when playing up at 15’s. Seeing a former player called, “My hardest working player” in the newspaper by her high school coach.   A few words from Tim Janzen the G-Force CEO/President.  Coach John "B" always brings a smile into practices and tournaments with his positive coaching style towards his players in which they respond in a very positive way.  John has a second daughter who had also played for G-Force (his other daughter just finished college & will be his Asst. coach this club season) and according to his wife they are done having children. I'm sorry to hear this!  John will always be welcome to coach or assist at G-Force VBC!  Thanks John!        

CEO/President of G-Force VBC & helper Head Coach Tim Janzen I need to thank a few people who believed in me and gave me my start in volleyball.  My sister Tami (Phy Ed. teacher at Badger MS.) who allowed me to help her practice with her volleyball team years ago. John and Marilyn Lynch who hired me to ref volleyball matches and then passed my name to the Harrods. Diane & Bill Harrod who hired me to coach club volleyball and eventually gave me their volleyball club called G-Force VBC!  It would be a mistake not to mention how I started to play volleyball. It was over thirty years ago when I was the King of "jungle" volleyball.  I was the best at throwing, double contacts, spinning, kicking the volleyball and running into the net at the opposing player(s), etc...  In a few words....I knew nothing about playing volleyball until I met Dave and Rob Biskobing.  I then started to play doubles or two against two.  I was terrible! When my skills started to improve Dave B. picked me up as his doubles' partner.  For some of you that knew Dave he was only 5'- 6", great hands, great jumper and blocker, very fast and his passes were always on target and a very smart player. He was the best!  Due to his tragic death I will always think about him while playing and coaching volleyball! I still remember the outdoor volleyball doubles' game when we were down 0 - 14 (side-out scoring) and we came back to win 16 - 14.  Dave carried me!  I have coached volleyball at all levels and age groups and my teams have won conferences & many tournaments. I coached three different conference championships at three different high schools. Currently, I am retired from coaching middle school & high school volleyball.....but if the right job would come along I would consider coming out of retirement.  I love the coaching aspect and seeing my players and overall team(s) improving throughout the season.  I have mellowed a little bit over the years, but my teams that I coach are always competitive and this, in part, why I dedicate so much of my time and life running G-Force VBC.  I have played with and against some of the best volleyball players in the world:  Karch Kiraly, Missy May-Treanor, Kerri Walsch, and Pat Powers all of whom have won Gold Olympic medals.  I have assisted Pat Powers two years in his yearly camp in Wisconsin.  I have attended numerous volleyball camps hosted by Women's Head Coach Pete Waite from UWM-Madison as well as local colleges.  The best thing about volleyball is you can never stop learning something new.  When the day comes in which I no longer have the drive, passion, desire, and the love for teaching volleyball, I will retire and let someone else run G-Force VBC.  Whoever has been involved with G-Force VBC (past, present and future) I thank-you for being part of the G-Force family!  Without you, G-Force would not exist!  Thanks to you all!!!  
  Coaches Biography Info.: G-Force is starting to add info. about our "Coaches Bio" web page.  Please review this page and you will see what the G-Force Coaching staff has to offer our club players and parents.   Anyone looking to be a Head Coach or an Asst. coach for G-Force VBC please call Tim Janzen at 1.262.391.3335.   Note: Asst. coaches could also be High School seniors.