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2019-2020 Coaches

EVBA is excited to announce the coaching staff for the 2019-2020 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. 

Check back often for an updated list. 

Anna Bauer 15s or 16s Head Coach

This is my second season coaching with EVBA! My volleyball career started in middle school, playing on various JO teams and for Kennedy High School in Bloomington. I played club volleyball during my undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota but took a break to pursue my master's in school counseling. I am now a school counselor at Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul/Mendota Heights. I coached the 9A team at Cooper High School for their 2018 season, and currently coach the B-squad team at Kennedy High School for their 2019 season. I am also partnering with another EVBA coach this fall coaching the 12s green fall league team. I am looking forward to another club season with EVBA!

Meghan Bang – Head Coach or Assistant Coach

This is my first-year coaching with EVBA! I have experience regarding mechanical work improving skill and technique. This fall I have been working with 4th graders.

Steph Chapek- Club Director, Float Coach, Coach Mentor

Starting her 8th season as EVBA Co-Director. Steph coached EVBA for 8 seasons and has worked with all age groups. 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.

Maggie Cochrane - Setter Coach and Assistant Coach 

I have been coaching for EVBA since 2014 at a variety of different ages. I played volleyball at Edina High School before playing at DePauw University and have loved the opportunity to coach back in the area where I played for so much of my career. I have been involved with coach summer camps and private lessons as well and really enjoy getting to know each player at the individual level. I always look forward to the season and watching players grow both on and off the court.

Jessica Elder - TBD Head Coach

Born to and raised by avid volleyball players and coaches, Jes developed a love of the sport at a young age and has spent more time on a volleyball court than off it. In addition to playing most of her life (including high school with Steph!) she has coached several teams. After ten years in Colorado she is happily back in Minnesota with her husband and three kids (6, 4, and 2 years old) and is excited to be back in the gym as a coach and very much looking forward to her 2nd season with EVBA!

Nicole Englebretson - TBD

One season assistant coaching for Club season for 14 Green and one season coaching fall league 12 Black

Marissa Enders - 12s Head Coach 

I have volunteered at a lot of volleyball clinics and camps in the past for middle school aged players. However, last year was my first year coaching a team. I coached an 11-year-old team for EVBA, and I am excited to get to coach again this year.

Amaia Floreal - Assistant

I started coaching children when I was 15 helping coach my sister's little kicks team, assisting my dad. I learned to provide nurturing and support for the children so that they can feel more successful while learning important life and sports specific skills. Last year I decided to volunteer assistant coaching my sister's 5th grade volleyball team. I was tutored on how to support a slightly older age group and help them develop the camaraderie that comes with team sports, and the learning of new sport specific skills. In my current job I provide support to young children struggling with their reading abilities. I am technically their coach in their lifelong reading journey.

Maggie Gilligan - Assistant Coach 

I am a junior at Edina High School. I have been playing volleyball for 8 years, many of which I spent playing at EVBA. I am now entering my third-year coaching volleyball at the 5th-6th grade level and am currently a coach for the fall bounce league.

Mollie Hamrick - TBD Head Coach and Coach Mentor

I have been with Edina volleyball since 2010-coaching the high school B-squad team for 5 years and EVBA head coach for 8 years (10's-15'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!

Lauren Hart - Assistant Coach 

Grew up in the Milwaukee area playing club and varsity volleyball through senior year of high school, 3 years of experience coaching 6th and 7th grade volleyball, several years of experience as beach volleyball ref.

Martha Hoeppner - YTD 4th Grade Head Coach 

I am excited to coach 4th graders this year! I played high school volleyball, club volleyball with Northern Lights and in college at UW-Green Bay. I love the sport of volleyball and look forward to sharing that passion and experience with the girls this year. I also have experience coaching youth basketball, track, and working as a Special Educator for 10 years. I want the girls to have fun, develop a sense of teamwork, work on improving their volleyball skills, and enjoy playing together this season.

Sophia Kessler – Assistant Coach

This will be my first-year coaching, and I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing experience! Even though I haven't officially coached, I have helped my teammates with many different types of skills. I can't wait to coach these wonderful athletes and I look forward to a great year!

Desirae Kramer - Assistant Coach 

I did manage and coach a summer recreation team. I also worked as a personal trainer and manager of a gym which required a form of coaching. This is her first season with EVBA. 

Morgan Lewison

I played volleyball from 7th grade to senior year at Century High School and currently play indoor/outdoor intramurals around the cities. I have experience coaching softball, as my dad has coached me since I was 5 until 19. I also began coaching softball last summer. This is my first time coaching volleyball although. I am super excited for this season!

Hannah Miller 13s or 14s Head Coach

Hannah is starting her 3rd 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.

Jacob Moser – Assistant Coach

I've played volleyball for around 10 years now between school, intramurals, and some club experience. I helped coach middle school teams during high school as well as coaching other sports including baseball, soccer, and tag rugby.

Alex Palmer - 13s/14s Head Coach

I have been playing volleyball for the past 8 years and am still apart of a club team. I began coaching my senior year of high school for a local club. After graduation, I spent two summers assistant coaching for a Junior College team. I was also a head coach for EVBA last season.

Samantha Payne

Coached the one year last year with Marissa, but have a lot of experiences working camps from being a captain in high school volleyball and work with the club volleyball team at the University of Minnesota.

Breanna Rivera-Kloeppel – 12s Head Coach

I have played volleyball for nine years now. I began coaching with EVBA last year and I had a great experience. I like to use the strategies I am learning in school and apply it to

my coaching style. I am all about encouraging the girls and showing them that they can do it. It is always amazing for me to see the improvement over the year.

Bella Selle – Assistant Coach

I coached for 13 white last year and it was an amazing experience and I was able to grow as a coach and im really interested in doing it again.

Kelly Sorenson – 12s Head Coach

Kelly has coached Junior Olympic volleyball for 4 years. She was the C team coach for Bemidji High School and coached a YTD at EVBA last year.

Joey Tutewohl 13s or 14s Head Coach

Joey is starting her 2nd season with EVBA. Her love for the sport began early where she played year-round in JO programs and high school. Joey started coaching JO and high school volleyball during her undergrad at Winona State University. Since then she has coached many different ages and is looking forward to coaching another fun season with EVBA!

Avery Vogt - Assistant Coach 

Avery is a high school senior at EHS and plays on the EHS Varsity team and at M1 Volleyball club. 

Sarah Walsh – Float Head Coach

I've been coaching with EVBA for 4 years now and played on the EHS high school team for 4 years. 

Rebecca Young – 13/14s Head Coach

I currently am playing for the UMN women’s club volleyball team and coaching for the club team Vital; coaching ages 6-9th grade.