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2017-2018 Coaches

EVBA is excited to announce the coaching staff for the 2017-2018 season! We have several returning coaches from the previous EVBA seasons, along with several new coaches. We are committed to providing dedicated, knowledgeable coaches for all our EVBA teams. Final coach assignments will be made after tryouts. 

Steph Chapek Team is 10s

Starting her 6th season as EVBA Co-Director. Steph coached EVBA for 6 seasons and has worked with the 13s and 10s age group. She has coached numerous EVBA summer camps and fall clinics and was the Edina Varsity Head Coach for 4 years. She played volleyball in college at the University of Minnesota.

McKenna Eaton Team is 12s

Co-Director for EVBA 2010-present. Played HS volleyball for Edina. Coached 2004/2005 for Premier Volleyball Club (Ft. Collins, CO). Coached for EVBA 2005-2010 and 2016. Assisted at various summer and fall clinics the last few years.

Maggie Cochrane 14s

Maggie is a former Edina High School player and team captain. She has coached summer camp with EVBA and was the 13-1 Assistant Coach and 12-2 Head Coach last winter.  She will be a assisting a team this club season. She played college volleyball and recent graduate from DePauw in Indiana. 

Mollie Hamrick 14s

I have been with Edina volleyball since 2010-coaching the high school B-squad team for 5 years and EVBA head coach for 7 years(10's-14's age groups).  I have coached numerous camps and fall clinics. I played 2 years in college and continue to play indoor/outdoor recreational leagues. Excited for another year with EVBA!

Amy Dreher 13s

Amy is starting her 3rd year as an EVBA coach. She has coached 14’s and 13’s age group and has assisted in fall clinics as well. She has played volleyball for 18 years, both indoor and outdoor.

Wanda Carter 15s

Hello my name is Wanda Carter and I am the head coach of the Junior Varsity team at Minneapolis South High School. This past volleyball season has made it to be my 5th year coaching in my volleyball career. I played volleyball in high school at South High and wished to play in college but unfortunately I tore my ACL senior year. Coaching volleyball has always been a dream and dedication to me. I believe every player has the ability to be the player they want to be bringing hard work & commitment into the gym everyday. Playing as a team and becoming one mentally enhances our team skills as a whole. Thank you ! -Coach Carter 

Reanna Wigen 11s

This will be my 3rd year coaching the 11s/12s teams for EVBA. In the past I have also coached Soccer, Basketball, Baseball for the 3rd thru 6th age group and Softball for the 9th thru 12th age group. I have played on recreational volleyball leagues both indoor-court and outdoor-sand volleyball for the past 10 years. I look forward to another great season with EVBA!

Sam Zolnosky 14/15s

Hi my name is Samantha and I have been playing volleyball for about 15 years. I absolutely love this game and the team bonding it brings over a course of a season! I started coaching 3 years ago. I started my coaching career at Jackson Middle School as their 7th grade coach and then joined EVBA that fall for club season. I am excited to start my third year with EVBA and can't wait to see what the season will bring!

Laurel Abrahamson 13s

Laurel is starting her 1st season with EVBA. Laurel has been coaching camps and clinics for 9 years now. Coached 9th grade high school at Kennedy in Bloomington for 2 years and 15s/16s for Vital 2 years. She also played all 4 years at the University of San Diego and 3 years overseas professionally.  She continues to play professionally on the Iowa Ice team.

Kelsey Culver 12s

This will be Kelsey's first season with EVBA and fourth year coaching. Previously, she worked with 14s, 15s, and 18s for clubs based in Ohio. She played volleyball for the University of Toledo.

Colleen Schmiesing 17s

Colleen is starting her 1st season with EVBA. She has previously coached at Eden Prairie High School as the b-squad and JV coach for the high school program and club coach for the community club.

Hannah Miller 14-17s

Hannah is starting her 1st season with EVBA. Hannah previously coached at South High School in MPLS and served as the Head Varsity Coach for 5 years. She coached for 4 years at Club ‘Sota as a Head Coach.

Jessica Brenner 13/14 Assistant Coach

Hi my name is Jessica and I’m a senior at Edina High School this year. I played volleyball for 7 years, and I have been a manager for the Edina varsity team the past two years. I also have coached fourth-grade house volleyball previously. I’m looking forward to this club season!

Abby Jones 13/14 Assistant Coach

Abby joins EVBA after playing volleyball for several years at Edina and ClubTonka. She has been coaching the EVBA Fall Clinic and has grown to enjoy the coaching aspect of volleyball.

Abby Farniok 17s Assistant Coach 

I played volleyball from 5th-12th grade at Eden Prairie and played JO at different organizations. I went to college at Iowa State and played intramural volleyball and was a referee for intramural volleyball as well. I graduated in May 2017 and was an assistant coach with 10th grade Eden Prairie High School volleyball this fall.