Team Yakima

COACHING STAFF 2016-2017

 


Heather Pryse, Club Director

Alex Newland, Assistant Director

Brad Ackerman- Coach Brad Ackerman is in his 13 th year as Head Volleyball coach at Eisenhower High School. Since joining the Cadets Coach Ackerman’s teams have enjoyed considerable success leading the Cadets to a 128-45 league record. During his tenure the Eisenhower Cadets have won 6 league titles, 6 district titles and earned 6 trips to the state tournament: 2003 (5 th ), 2004 (2 nd ), 2005 (2 nd ), 2013, 2014 and 2015. Coach Ackerman has coached five league MVPs, many 1 st Team All-League players, and many additional players who have gone on to have successful volleyball careers at the collegiate level. Prior to accepting his current position at Eisenhower, Coach Ackerman served as the Head Coach at Cle Elum-Roslyn High School for 3 years, and as the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Central Washington University for 5 years. Coach Ackerman comes to Team Yakima with valuable club volleyball experience after serving as Head Coach - U18’s and Director for Central Washington Elite Volleyball Club for the last 5 years. His U18 club teams have won multiple one day and 3 day tournament championships as well as several tournament divisional championships. Notably, his 2011 U18 team were Champions of the Evergreen Regional Tournament, earning them a trip to the National Championships in Atlanta, GA, where they competed in the U18 American Division.

Callie Webster: Callie is new to Yakima and brings with her a fresh new look and excellent volleyball/coaching abilities. She played libero at the University of New Hampshire and University of Colorado at Boulder. She has a masters of sport and performance psychology. While earning her degree she helped coach many volleyball camps of all ages, played coed reverse double for fun and also was the 16 Gold coach at Club Juggernaut in Colorado. She is excited to get back into coaching and passionate about transferable skills developed in competitive team sport.

Haley McGinnis:  Haley is an elementary PE teacher in Grandview. This is her 5th year coaching for Team Yakima (ages 12, 14, 16) and her 8th year coaching club volleyball. She has also been coaching high school volleyball for 4 years at Riverside Christian as a varsity assistant, Grandview HS as a freshman coach, and currently coaches JV at Sunnyside HS.

Jensyn McCoy:  This is Jensyn's 3rd year coaching for Team Yakima. During high school she was a 1st team player all 4 years and was awarded as an all area player her junior and senior year. She went on to play at the D2 collegiate level for 2 years. Jensyn said "some of my best memories playing Volleyball were during my club years, which is something that I hope the girls on my team can experience as well". 

Miranda Gunvaldson:  This is Miranda's 4th year coaching for Team Yakima. She played school ball for Selah High School and was a club player for Team Yakima from ages 10-18. She was a varsity player for Selah HS for her Junior and Senior years, where they took 1st and 2nd place in the State tournament.

Steve Standley:  Steve has been involved with all aspects of volleyball for many years and plans to stay involved for a very long time. He has been a High School and College W.O.A Volleyball Official for the past 9 years on the Yakima and Tri Cities boards. He has been a part of USAV volleyball since 2007 and has coached the past four years as the U12 and U14 teams for Club KB of Tri Cities. 

Molly Cavanaugh

Shanee Andreas:  This is Shanee's 14th year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach.  Shanee is also a member of the Team Yakima Board of Directors and is a former Team Yakima player.

Michele Taylor:  This is Michele's 2nd year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. She also coached at East Valley HS for 2 years and Lewis and Clark Middle School for 4 years. She was a high school 4 year varsity player at East Valley HS.

Sara Ketzenberg This is Sarah's 2nd year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. She is an elementary teacher and has been coaching at Riverside Christian for three years. She also played volleyball for 6 years in school ball and also club. She loves teaching athletes how to be a team and to learn more about this awesome sport. 

Chloe Hall:  This is Chloe's 1st year coaching for Team Yakima. She has been coaching at Riverside Christian Junior High for the past two years.

Linda Trevino:  This is Linda's 4th year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. She started her volleyball career as a 6th grader with Team Yakima and then conituned to play volleyball both in school and for Team Yakima through her high school years. She has coached for East Valley high school as the JV coach and most recently as the assistant volleyball coach for Naches Volleyball  Club.

Mya Stubner:  This is Mya's first year coaching for Team Yakima Volleyball Club. She graduated from Naches Valley Highschool last spring and is currently attending YVCC. She played volleyball for Naches from 7th-11th grade and for Team Yakima from 6th-10th grade. 

Megan Hammond:  This is Megan's 1st year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. She played varsity for Edmond North High School in Oklahoma and also played 6 years for the Oklahoma Peak Performance Volleyball Club. She then continued on to play for East Central University. She has worked as an assitant coach for many indoor and outdoor volleyball camps and has also done private lessons in her spare time.

Cody Thompson:  This is Cody's 1st year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. He was the vice president for Eastern Washington University's men's club team where he played as their libero and back up setter. He continues to play coed volleyball on a regular basis.

Nicole Marang:  This is Nicole's 3rd year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. She played club volleyball for 6 years for Columbia Jrs and played at CBC for 2 years. Then moved on to use her skills as an assitant coach.

Rachel Wood:  This is Rachel's 2nd year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. Previous to joining Team Yakima, she has coached for 8 years in Oregon (5 years as an 8th grade coach, 2 years as a high school JV coach and 3 years as a club coach). She has personally played volleyball throughout her entire schooling, from middle school through high school and into college at the intramural level.

Michelle Howell Burtis:  This is Michelle's 2nd year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach.

Krista Chronister: This is Krista's third year coaching for team Yakima, 4th year overall. In highschool she played varsity setter all four years. She's excited to be back in the roll as a head coach!

Holly Mitzel:  This is Holly's 1st year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. She has played for Team Yakima for the past 5 years. She has also played varsity high school volleyball as a libero.


 



 

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