Puyallup Juniors Volleyball Club: COACHES & STAFF



Maria Brauner - In 2009 my husband Chris and I became owners/operators of PJVBC and since that time we have worked hard to grow this club to new heights. As director, my philosophy of “Hard Work Beats Talent” and “We Not Me” are not only words that I live by, but that also drive PJVBC. I am dedicated to providing our athletes with the technical, tactical, physical and mental training needed to promote the desire to compete at their highest potential as a junior volleyball player. I desire to improve the skill level of each player through quality coaching of the fundamentals of the game while promoting respect and the importance of good sportsmanship. I strive to surround our athletes with the very best coaches, those with the commitment and knowledge to obtain the aforementioned goals. I believe you need to be “One of the six on the team, not the one of the six.”

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Greg Finel - Manager of Administration

My playing experience includes 2 years of club volleyball for Eastern Washington University, 6 years of  USAV men's volleyball, and 10+ years of outdoor men's and coed doubles. My coaching experience includes 2 years at Washougal High School, 2 years at Timberline High School, Above The Net in 2010, and Lake Tapps from 2011-2014. Notible events from my club coaching were participating in the USAV Junior Nationals in 2010 and the AAU Junior Nationals in 2014. I have been a private volleyball instructor since 2011. “Enthusiasm makes our muscles stronger, our feet faster and our hearts unite” Put your heart in everything that is important and let it show!

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Liz Howard - Website Coordinator/Communications

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Becky Neuman - Travel Coordinator/Administration

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U12 PURPLE - Craig Barrow / Salina Herd

U12 BLACK - Tina Brooks / Alex Bloss

U13 PURPLE - Hannah Merritt / Samantha Potts

U14 PURPLE - Erin Craven / Karissa Mack

U14 BLACK - Sarah Nelson / Alex Brain

U15 PURPLE OPEN DIV. - Maria Brauner / Nikki Bardwell/ Greg Finel (Skills)

U15 PURPLE AMERICAN DIV. - Salina Herd / Laura Roddy

U15 BLACK - Sarah Nelson

U16 PURPLE - Tina Brooks / Alex Brain

U16 BLACK - Patrick Fitzgerald / Alex Bloss

U17 PURPLE - Maria Brauner / Hannah Merritt / Greg Finel (Skills)

U17 BLACK - Lynnea Braun / Karissa Mack

U18 PURPLE - Shawnna Shula / Jaclyn Kate Ferguson / Greg Finel (Skills)

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