Five Star VBC (Club)
2012-2013 Five Star 13 Black Head Coach, Top 10 in RMR
2011-2012 Five Star 13 Black Head Coach
2010-2011 Five Star 13 Black Head Coach - 15th of 37 in RMR
I started playing volleyball in 1975...36 years playing, coaching and officiating volleyball - that's a long time!
I played recreational volleyball in Colorado for 5 years, then moved to Virginia in 1980 and joined the then USVBA Chesapeake Region. I started competitive play ending with the Reston, Virginia volleyball club as a setter for men's AA/Open in Reston, Virginia. At that time we played both competitive club teams as well as college club teams from schools like George Mason and Navy. I was the only player under 6 feet on my team that averaged over 6 feet with my tallest middle at 6 feet 11 inches. While playing with the men, I started coaching woman's A and BB teams and got certified as a Regional Scorer and Referee. In my spare time I played co-ed A for county and city teams in northern Virginia.
After moving back to northern Colorado in the 90’s, I began officiating middle and high schools in Colorado, working my way up to a bid to ref state volleyball championships, and became an officials’ trainer for Colorado Volleyball Officials Association. I began my Colorado coaching career with 5 Star Volleyball. When we moved to Denver I started coaching for Mile High Volleyball, working with teams starting with 14’s all the way through 18;s. I moved up the officials’ ladder to be certified as a Junior National scorer and referee and also served on the Rocky Mountain Officials Training Team for one season and was certified to officiate at the collegiate level.
I changed jobs and took a break from coaching and officiating. For the last seven years I have volunteered in the Platteville Recreation Department coaching 3rd thru 8th grades, organizing clinics and tournaments, and teaching moms to coach volleyball.
Junior National Events
12B, 11.33 (Maintained D2 all season)
13B, 5.33(Top 8 all season)
14B, 5th(Mixed)Winners Power 2 and Power 3
14S, 25.33 Winners Power 5
15B, 5th(Mixed) Winners Power 2 and Power 4
15S, 16.67 Winner Power 3
16B, 11.33 Winners Power 6
16S, 39.00 (Finished D3)
17B, 1.33 Winners Power 1 and Power 6
17S, 20.67 (Finished D2)
18B, 7.00 Winners Power 5
Good Luck to 17 Black as they continue their quest out in Orlando, FL at the AAU Junior National Championships come June.