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Rick Pruett - Club Director

Coach Pruett has been the Club Director of Midwest Volleyball Power since its inception 11 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 20 years of collegiate Head Coaching experience, 26 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 550 wins at the Club/AAU Level, and 450 wins at the Collegiate/High School level.  Coach Pruett's extensive resume has led 8 teams to the USA Junior National Tournament with MVP 16 RED winning a USA Volleyball Championship in 2023.  Under the direction of Coach Pruett, Midwest Volleyball Power has taken ten teams to AAU National Tournaments. Coach Pruett led the 18's Team to a National Championship in the 18's Classic Division in 2015 and in 2022 he led a 15's team to a 15 Club National Championship. 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 & 16's Division at Show Me Qualifier in 2023.

At the Collegiate level, Coach Pruett guided 4 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 25 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 handles 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 enters her 12th season coaching with MVP United. She has helped guide MVP teams to 3 USA National Qualifier Tournament Championships, 3 USA Junior National Championships, 6 AAU National Championships including a 9th place finish in 2012, a National Championship in 2015, a 3rd place finish in 2016, a 5th place finish in 2019, an AAU National Championship in 2022 and a USA National Championship in 2023. 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.

2024 MVP Coaches

18 RED - Janet Haren & Claire Wilson

18 WHITE - Pam Barnes & Bridget Smith

17 RED - Rick Pruett & Melissa Smith

17 WHITE - Don Craig & Pypr Stoeffler

17 BLACK - Tannah Heath & Isaiah Baynes

16 RED - Kristi Wilshire & Taylor Wilshire

16 WHITE - Kayla Harris & Jacob Baynes

16 BLACK - Jacob DePauw & Gillian DePauw

16 SILVER - Michelle Morgan & Rachel Rosenquist

15 RED - Mary Miller & Kirby Schmalz

15 WHITE - Erik Krenz & Noah Marasco-Ayau

15 BLACK - Brittni Olson & Makayla Murphy

14 RED - Rick Pruett & Melissa Smith

14 WHITE - Cassie Johnson & Kayla Harris

14 BLACK - Julie Foley & Cooper Champoux

14 SILVER - Olivia Peterson & Kaira Willits

13 RED - Michelle Morgan & Taryn Nothem

13 WHITE - Tannah Heath & Isaiah Baynes

13 BLACK - Madi Aldrich & Abby Webb

12 RED - Lindsey Smith & Tyler Beckley

12 WHITE - Owen Anderson & Sydney Marlow

11 RED - Tharen Cox & Payton Lode

11 WHITE - Makayla Grote & Donavon Chandy


MVP Volleyball

Phone: (712) 253-2859