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Meet the Coaches:

David Kolb

David Kolb 

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I am a RYVA coach because:

Molly
                                Orte

Molly Orte

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I am a RYVA coach because:

Jill Oftedahl

Jill Oftedahl

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I am a RYVA coach because:

Alexa
                                Klunder

 

Alexa Klunder

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I am a RYVA coach because:



Deb
                              Hegerle


Deb Hegerle 

Volleyball/Coaching Experience: I played volleyball at Osseo High School and the University of Minnesota – 4 years. I was one of the original 6 founders of MVI Camps
and played many years with USVBA. My coaching experience includes B-Squad Coach – Wayzata HS, Varsity Coach – Cretin Derham Hall HS, Northern Lights – 16-1’s, 18-1’s (6 years), and 9th Grade Coach – Kasson Mantorville HS. This is my 9th season with SMV and I’ve enjoyed working with all the great people and promoting VB in SE Minnesota.

I am a RYVA coach because:I love working with young ladies, not only on the court teaching them the game, but also the off court time when I can get to know them on a personal level. I enjoy watching the hard work in practice pay off when a team plays together and succeeds…which is not always measured by wins. I enjoy the conflicts that arise amongst members of a team because that’s an opportunity to help them learn how to deal with conflict which is a part of everyday life.



Bri
                                Atkins

 

Bri Atkins
 

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I am a RYVA coach because: 

Laura
                                Otto

 

Laura Otto
 

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I am a RYVA coach because: 


Rich
                              Anderson

Rich Anderson

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Erin
                                Tapper

 

Erin Tapper
 

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Greg
                              Herbert

Greg Herbert 


 
Volleyball/Coaching Experience:  I have been playing volleyball for around 20+ years and began playing after I got burned out playing and coaching hockey. In the past I have coached Lourdes 7-8th grade volleyball teams as well as the fall RYVA 8th grade teams.  This is my eleventh year coaching with SMV/RYVA primarily as the Head Coach or Assistant Coach for the 14-1 teams.

I am a RYVA coach because:   love volleyball and coaching…To the point that even though my daughter is now done with her high school and JO volleyball career, I continue to coach. The reward for me is seeing the players that I have coached in the past play every fall for their respective school teams and succeed both on an individual and team level. Volleyball at RYVA has made such a positive impact on so many girls and I am so proud to be a continuing part of it.



Mike
                                Mason

 

Mike Mason
 

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Brian
                                Lund

 

Brian Lund

Volleyball/Coaching Experience:  I have been playing volleyball around 25 years and am still an active player in the USAV.  I have also been a member of the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association for 17 years. I have coached at various levels of High School volleyball for the last 16 years. The first 7 years at John Marshall (1 year as a volunteer, 2 years Junior Varsity and 4 years Varsity) and then Lourdes for 9 years (1 year of 9th grade, 1 year of 10th grade and 7 as the Varsity coach) During my time at Lourdes we ran 4-6th and 7-8th grade camps. This year was my first year working with the Rochester Youth Volleyball 7th/8th grade program. It is my 5th year with SMV and 4th with the 12-1 group. I am looking forward to another great year . 

I am a RYVA coach because: I am a RYVA coach because: I really enjoy teaching and coaching volleyball. It never gets old to see players advance their skills and confidence over the course of the season. That makes all the time and effort well worth it.


Michelle
                                Howard

 

Michelle Howard
 

Volleyball/Coaching Experience:  First year coaching with SMV.

I am a RYVA coach because:  

Sherry
                              Looker

Sherry Looker

Volleyball/Coaching Experience: Hi my name is Sherry Looker. I have coached at SMV for 10 seasons at the 14's 15's, 17's level, with some 12's experience as well. I have always had a passion for sports, especially volleyball and
basketball, playing both during high school, college, and a major portion of my adult life. My oldest daughter got me interested in coaching back when she was in 6th grade.  She played in the USYVL which was a beginner's volleyball league.  Parents were welcome to join in, learn the basics and develop a sound fundamental instructor perspective of the game.  I then began to be involved in Rochester Youth Volleyball the same year in the winter.  Again the scenario was similar, we have kids, we could sure use some parents to help with the programs. So under leadership of Bob Koerner and Randy Ayshford, I gained experience as a coach for 12's and then I settled into coaching the 14's for the past 7
years. The game of volleyball has transitioned into a game of positions, defensive and offensive strategies.  There has been Olympic and European and Japanese influence into much of our game as it is played today.  It is incredible and so exciting to watch professional and aggressive volleyball from 14 years old and up thru the ranks, to college and Olympic volleyball. As I was out there in my early years as a coach, I was inspired to learn more of the game today to become a better coach, so I have a rather sophisticated library, and have attended many volleyball clinics regionally, including clinics by Dennis Amundsen(ex Gopher setter coach,
and Twins pitching coach), Pat Powers(Olympian player), and Walt Weavers MVI clinic in Apple Valley.  My aspirations are to continue teaching the game of volleyball, and keep learning.

I am a RYVA coach because: As I continue to grow as a coach, I realize that there is more than one way to do it, and be successful at most volleyball skills, and when you watch others play or watch others coach, you can gain an appreciation for all the unique ways.  So as a coach, it is so important to be open-minded, to enjoy doing what you do, to like the players, and be yourself, and hopefully impart some of your wisdom and leadership skills onto them, as well as role modeling. Over the years, I did coach both my daughters, but of the years coaching, I have had more teams where neither of my girls played on my team.  I felt fulfilled to be able to accomplish teaching young lady athletes about the game of volleyball and about life lessons.  It's not always winning, but how you played the game, or being honest on that call, paying attention reffing or doing the scorebook, representing your team, your town, and your club are more important.  It's also not always about winning, but sometimes about losing gracefully. Coaching is challenging when you have a full time job.  My full time job is working with cancer patients and giving chemotherapy.  There it is about life or death. The days are fulfilling at work as well. So sometimes I come to volleyball to get away from my work, to have an
outlet, to exercise, to just be me, outside of work. Volleyball has provided that for me. Also, I have some of the nicest friends through our club.  It's an awesome thing to have coaches that are experiencing the same sort of issues as yourself, or the ups and downs that go with coaching. So if you ask me why I coach, it's because I love it, I love the girls,
the gym, the lessons that you learn every day to be a better person.  

Jackie Doan

 

Jackie Doan
 

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I am a RYVA coach because:  

Deen
                                Narveson

 

Deen Narveson
 

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Hillary Ayshford

 

Hillary Ayshford
 

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Sam
                              Henley

Sam Hanley
 

Volleyball/Coaching Experience:  Started coaching for Dejo (Dover Eyota juniors).  Coached one team for  two years then coached two teams the following two years. Two years ago I began coaching with SMV as the SMV 18-2s Assistant Coach.  I was a Volunteer assistant at MVI camps with Aaron Nelson (Head coach at university of Upper Iowa).  This season I accepted the 9th grade coaching position at Dover Eyota High School.  

I am a RYVA coach because: I enjoy working with young players, hopefully giving them tools they can use later in life.  My one mission statement would have to be ALL OUT, ALL THE TIME. As a teammate you owe that to you and your team.




Callie Hanley

 

Callie Hanley
 

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I am a RYVA coach because: 

SaraHerrick

 

Sara Herrick

Volleyball/Coaching Experience:  I began coaching volleyball when I was in high school.   I assisted and coached 5th-8th graders each spring. After college, I coached 7th grade volleyball for Byron. Most recently, I have been coaching a coed team of 7th and 8th graders at Rochester Central Lutheran School.  My first season there was in 2008 and I hope to continue coaching there until both my sons have graduated. My first year of coaching for SMV was the 2012-13 season.  I’m excited for this upcoming season!

I am a RYVA coach because:   Volleyball is fun! The season at RCLS is so short and I was excited to extend my coaching season by joining SMV.  I love coaching the young players and helping them to perfect their skills. They learn so much in the course of a season and it’s fun to watch them grow.  By joining SMV, I have also grown. Volleyball has changed since the years I played. I have learned a lot of new strategies for coaching and continue to gain a greater understanding of the game.



Susan
                                Hillesheim

 

Susan Hillesheim
 

Volleyball/Coaching Experience: 
First year coaching with SMV.

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Kacie
                                Besser

 

Kacie Besser

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Reiley Huntoon

 

Reiley Huntoon

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AnnMarie Jalmasco

 

AnnMarie Jalmasco

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Samantha Sobolik

 

Sami Sobolik

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Mariah Johnson

 

Mariah Johnson

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Yvonne

 

Yvonne VanOort

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Volleyball/Coaching Experience:  Originally from Germany, I started playing volleyball at age 10, played semi-pro volleyball during my high school years and after finishing high school I moved to Minnesota to play for the Gophers. I started getting into the personal training business when we lived in Burnsville, wanting to teach clients and high school athletes how to lead healthier and stronger lives. After our move to Mantorville in 2012, I started coaching the KoMets JV team, so I now have the 2nd year of coaching volleyball under my belt.

I am a RYVA coach because:   I love combining my volleyball knowledge with the aspect of strength and conditioning. Both are important factors of being an athlete and give girls confidence that they can perform at their very best at all times. Trying to prevent injuries is another reason why I like teaching girls about lifting and paying attention to proper form, may it be in practice, during games or in the weight room.