Coaches

Head Coaches

181s – Gina Chambers

Gina had a very successful playing and coaching career at Nebraska Wesleyan, where she is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame. She is currently an assistant coach at Norris High School.

171s – Mike Brandon

Mike has built the Gretna High School program into one of the best in the state with six appearances at the state tournament in the past seven years, including a pair of runner-up finishes.

161s – Jake Moore

Jake recently retired as one of the most decorated high school coaches in Nebraska history after guiding Lincoln Pius X to a state-record 20 consecutive state tournament appearances. His teams played in nine state championship matches, winning seven of them.

151s – Jean Hern

A former standout player at Omaha Marian, Jean played collegiately at Syracuse University. She was inducted into the Omaha Marian Hall of Fame in the summer of 2016 and has been actively coaching for several years.

141s – Katie Wenz

Kaite is in her second season as the head coach at Lincoln Pius X and before that she was the head coach at Arapahoe where she guided the school to its first winning season in 32 years in 2012. Katie played her high school volleyball at Lincoln East, where she also worked as an assistant from 2007-2010.

131s – Haley Norvell & Taylor Vanhousen

*We will have up to 2 teams in each age division, but we will not have a second team in any age division where there are not enough players for a full and competitive team. Coaches for a second team in an age division will be determined following tryouts and the coaches will be from our current group of assistant/rover coaches.

Assistant Coaches/Roving Coaches

Dean Farley

Dean retired recently after a very successful career as head coach at Syracuse High School, where he still teaches.

Brittany Behrens

Originally from Beatrice, Brittany played club volleyball for Nebraska Juniors and went on to become an All-Conference player at Creighton University and an All-American at Wayne State College.

Lindsay Burkey

Lindsay spent seven successful years as volleyball coach at Lincoln Southeast before resigning at the end of the 2010 season to have more time raising her young children.Lindsay is a former all-stater at Beatrice and standout at Nebraska Wesleyan.

Craig Songster

Craig is the head coach at Lincoln Northeast, where he has built a strong reputation as one of the state’s best coaches at developing talent and game management.

Alyssa LeGrand

Alyssa coached Bellevue West to the Class A state championship in 2006 and prior to that she was an assistant for five years for the T-Birds.

Nichole Justesen

Nichole is in her first year as head coach at Elmwood-Murdock after spending several successful years at Johnson County Central.

Stacie Hansen

Stacie was a three-time all-state player at Lincoln Southwest before playing at Drake University. She has been coaching at Nebraska Juniors the past several years.