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2020 COACHING STAFF

Rick Pruett - Club Director

Coach Pruett has been the Club Director of Midwest Volleyball Power since its inception 9 years ago. Coach Pruett also took over the reigns as the Head Volleyball Coach for College of St Mary in Omaha, NE for the 2017 season.  His impressive resume includes 18 years of collegiate Head Coaching experience, 24 years of USA Junior Olympic Coaching and 6 years of High School Coaching experience. Coach Pruett is a USAVB CAP 1 Certified, IMPACT Certified and SafeSport Certified Coach.  In addition, Coach Pruett is PAVO certified and officiates NAIA and NCAA DI and DII matches.

Coach Pruett has accumulated over 500 wins at the Club/AAU Level, and 400 wins at the Collegiate/High School level.  Coach Pruett's extensive resume has led 7 teams to the USA Junior National Tournament with a team finishing as high as 9th place in 2012.  Under the direction of Coach Pruett, Midwest Volleyball Power has taken four teams to AAU National Tournaments. Coach Pruett lead the 18's Team to a National Championship in the 18's Classic Division in 2015. He also led two Midwest Volleyball Power Club Teams to National Qualifier Tournament Championships: 17's Division at Show Me Qualifier in 2013 & 18's Division at Colorado Crossroads Qualifier in 2014.


At the Collegiate level, Coach Pruett guided 2 teams to National Tournament appearances. Consistent excellence was a hallmark for Dakota Valley's Volleyball Program with the leadership of Coach Pruett. Coach Pruett's guided the Panthers to a Class A South Dakota State Championship in 2013, a 3rd place finish at the State Tournament in 2014, a 4th place finish in 2015 and another State Championship in 2016.  He was recognized as SD Region IV Coach of the Year in 2016. Coach Pruett believes in teaching the fundamentals of the game and instructs with an enthusiastic style that provides players with a fun, positive learning experience on and off the court. Coach Pruett has coached 19 All-Americans and has seen over 20 of his former players become high school or collegiate coaches.

Melissa Smith - Director of Volleyball Operations

Melissa Smith, the Director of Volleyball Operations, has played an integral part in growing Midwest Volleyball Power into the successful organization that it is. As Director of Volleyball Operations, Smith will handle day to day volleyball operations, including hiring and developing coaches, organizing all aspects of the volleyball program, in addition to planning and facilitating on-site volleyball tournaments, camps and clinics. Smith will also enter her 8th season coaching with MVP United. She has helped guide MVP teams to 2 USA National Qualifier Tournament Championships, 2 USA Junior National Championships, 4 AAU National Championships including 9th place (2012), National Champion (2015), 3rd place (2016) and 5th place (2019). She also previously served as an assistant for the Dakota Valley volleyball team for 3 years and helped guide the team to a State Championship in 2016.

Kam Smith - Volleyball Coach & Advisor

Kam Smith will serve as the Program Development Advisor for MVP United. In addition to the successful business management that he will provide, Kam is a student of the game and will help our athletes break down specific skills to progress their development in lessons and team training.  In addition to working with our athletes, Kam will assist with planning and facilitating educational opportunities for our coaches.

Marty King

Marty King will serve as a Master Coach for MVP United. Coach King enters his tenth season coaching for MVP.  Under the director of Coach King, six MVP United teams qualified for USA & AAU Girls Junior National Championships, 2 teams won ASICS Show Me National Qualifier Championships, and an AAU National Championship was captured in the 16 Club Division in 2016. Coach King was an assistant coach for four years with Morningside College after joining their coaching staff in 2009. As Master Coach for the United Sports Academy, King will work closely with the directors to lead and implement training plans for individual and team development throughout the season. King will also focus on the unique physical demands of volleyball and the importance of not just training “muscles” but also “movement”.

 

Trevor Schirman

The 2020 season will be Coach Schirman's 5th year coaching with MVP.  Coach Schirman was head coach of the Briar Cliff women's volleyball team for six years but is now exclusively coaching the Briar Cliff Men's Volleyball Team. Schirman took the men's team to its first-ever NAIA Men's Volleyball Invite in Des Moines, Iowa in 2018 where the Cliff went 1-2 in pool play and were 16-6 overall on the season. The Chargers climbed all the way to the third ranked team in the nation during the year. 

Schirman was born and raised in Hawaii.  He graduated from Punahou High School, in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1986 and was the No. 1 high school volleyball recruit in the nation.  Schirman went on to play collegiately at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was the national freshman of the year.  The three-time first team all-American was named the national player of the year in 1989.  Schirman graduated from UCLA in 1990 and went on to compete as a member of the USA volleyball team from 1990-1993.  He then played within the Italian and Greek Professional Indoor Leagues from 1993 until 1995.  From 1990-95, as his playing and travel schedule allowed, he served as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s volleyball programs at UCLA.

Kali Angerman

Coach Angerman attended East High School and continued her volleyball career at Barton Community College before transferring to Morningside College.  While at Morningside, she led her team to a 70-10 record and was a two time NAIA All-American. Coach Angerman is also on Midwest Volleyball Power's Board of Directors.  Kali currently works as a Family Support Worker in Sioux City, Iowa.

Traci Kollbaum

Coach Kollbaum comes to MVP United with 11 years of coaching experience.  Traci has coached at Dakota Valley High School and Elk Point Jefferson High School and has led multiple teams to state appearances.  Coach Kollbaum's current high school coaching record is 236-70.  As a player, Traci played for EPJ, where her team won the state title in 1997.  She played in four state tournaments and continued her collegiate career at Mount Marty College.  Traci is a behavioral coach for the Sioux City Community School district. She is married to Allan and has two kids, Presston and Bentlee.

Noel Phillips

Coach Phillips comes to Sioux City  from Honolulu, Hawaii. She played volleyball for Radford High School where her team captured the OIA (Oahu Interscholastic Association) championship her sophomore year.  Noel received 2nd team All Conference recognition her sophomore and junior years of HS and garnered first team honors her senior year and competed in the All-Star game.  Noel also played club volleyball for four years. After high school, Coach Phillips attended college and played volleyball for Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO where she was coached by former MVP Club Coach and standout Morningside setter, Jess Squiers (Tjaden).  After her two years in junior college, Noel transferred to Briar Cliff University to continue her education and volleyball career.  Noel is currently a junior at BCU and she is a right side hitter/setter on the Charger volleyball team. This is Noel's first year coaching for MVP.

Mary Miller

Coach Miller comes to MVP with 30 years of playing experience.  She played for Dubuque Wahlert High School and Briar Cliff College before beginning her teaching and coaching careers.  Mary is Impact Certified and has coached 21 years at the High School level and 14 years at the Collegiate level.  Coach Miller founded Tri-State Volleyball Club in Sioux City, IA in 1997.  Mary is currently a teacher at Heelan High School and has led a very successful Crusader volleyball team to multiple Iowa High School State Tournaments.  Mary is married to Scott and has an 13 year old daughter, Logan.

Delaney Meyers

This is Coach Meyers second year with MVP. Coach Meyer grew up in Kansas City, Missouri where she played volleyball and soccer at St. Teresa’s Academy High School.  She was a six time letterwinner and was named Second Team All District her senior year. Delaney brings with her eight years of club experience. She played club volleyball with KC Slam, PVA, KC Sports and Highlands.  Coach Meyer is currently a junior at Briar Cliff University, majoring in Kinesiology and is the starting setter for the Charger's volleyball team.

Ashley Vande Stouwe

This will be Coach Vande Stouwe's inaugural season coaching with MVP.  Ashley played 4 years of volleyball at Morningside College and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Elementary Education. Currently, she is an assistant coach at East High School and preschool teacher at Mary J. Treglia Community House. She has 5 years of club volleyball coaching experience. She is originally from Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Brittni Olson

Coach Olson grew up in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Brittni is an MVP Alumni, and had the opportunity to attend nationals in Atlanta and New Orleans.  Coach Olson is currently a junior at Morningside, studying general psychology and she is a 3 year starting middle for the Mustang volleyball team.

Monica Chamberlain

This is Coach Chamberlain’s second season with MVP.  Chamberlain is originally from Grand Island, Nebraska where she attended Grand Island Northwest.  Following high school she continued her volleyball career at Central Community College Platte Campus in Columbus, Nebraska.  Chamberlain then was recruited to play for Morningside College in 1999-2000. Coach Chamberlain majored in education while playing volleyball and running track for the Mustangs.  Monica recieved her undergraduate degree in Education in 2002 from Morningside and her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2010 from Wayne State College. She has been coaching high school and club volleyball for the past 15 years.  Recently, she accepted the head volleyball position at North Highschool for the upcoming 2019 season. Coach Chamberlain is currently a special education teacher at North Middle school. She and her husband have 3 children-Sidney, Kal, and Lyndi.

Jess Becker

Coach Becker grew up in Sergeant Bluff, IA and graduated in 2014. Jess has played, coached and officiated volleyball for multiple years. She was a member of MVP teams from her sophomore through her senior year of high school, qualifying for nationals each year. Jess played at the collegiate level at Morningside College as a DS and a libero. Coach Becker is currently a senior at Morningside College, where she is studying elementary and middle school education. Jess has coached Dakota Valley's freshmen team and also assisted with their JV and varsity teams in addition to coaching 10-14 year old club teams. This will be Coach Becker's 3rd year coaching with MVP and her 6th year coaching the sport.

Jerry Plathe

Coach Plathe enters his 1st year coaching with MVP for the 2019 season. He brings with him 28 years of successful coaching experiences at the Semi-Pro, College, High School, Middle School and Youth levels. Over the past 4 years Coach Plathe has developed a real passion for the game of volleyball and is excited to contribute and help build on MVP's winning tradition. Coach Plathe currently teaches and serves as the Activities Director at South Sioux City Middle School. He is married to his wife of 17 years and has two children, Aaron who is 15 and Lexi who is 12.

MIKE PROSSER

MVP is excited to have Coach Prosser joining our staff for the 2019 Club season.  Michael comes to MVP with 27 years of playing experience. Prior to joining the MVP staff Michael has three years of collegiate coaching experience as a volunteer assistant at Morningside College from 1998-2001. Michael has also coached 6 years for other youth volleyball programs. He is IMPACT certified and plans to complete his Cap-1 certification. Coach Prosser has been working at the 185th Air Refueling Wing for the past 27 years. He is married to Nikki and they have twin 12 year old daughters, Ashlyn and Taylor.

LINDSEY SMITH

Lindsey Smith is a 2018 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where she received a degree in Sports Administration. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and is also competing for the Golden Eagle Beach Volleyball team.  Lindsey graduated from Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City, SD in 2015 where she was a 3-time All-Tournament Team selection for the Panthers at state as well as the Conference Player of the Year and Miss SD Class A Volleyball her senior year. Lindsey played for MVP for 5 years and Cobra for 1 year. In her time with MVP, Lindsey competed in 5 USAV/AAU National Championships, winning the 18U Classic AAU Championship her senior year and being recognized as the Tournament MVP. Lindsey continued her volleyball career as a UNK Loper and was the starting setter for the Division II powerhouse for 4 years. UNK captured 3 Regular Season Conference Championships, 3 Conference Tournament Championships, and advanced to the NCAA DII Tournament all 4 years during her tenure at UNK. Lindsey is a 3-time 1st Team MIAA All-Conference selection, All Central Region selection and an AVCA All-American.