2022-2023 Coaches

Girls National coaches

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Mindy Ricks
14 National

  • Corner Canyon HS coach

  • Continuously one of the top high schools in the state

  • 16 years coaching experience

  • GMS Cerfified

  • Incredibly positive and fun

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Joy Pinedo
14 National

  • Over 10 years of competitive playing experience

  • 2 years starting at USU Eastern

  • 2 years all conference-first team

  • 5 years coaching experience

  • Current coach at Corner Canyon High School

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Melissa Guymon
15 National

  • 2 years playing at USU Eastern

  • 2 years All-Region First Team

  • 7 years of coaching experience

  • Currently the head coach at Hillcrest High School

  • Favorite Quote:

"Self-belief does not necessarily ensure success, but self-disbelief assuredly spawns failure."

- Albert Bandura

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Olivia Younger
15 National

  • Over 10 years of competitive playing experience

  • 4 years of collegiate volleyball starting at Northwest College, transferred to Campbellsville University, and finished at Lewis-Clark State College

  • 4 years of coaching experience

  • Current coach at Corner Canyon High School

  • Bachelors in psychology and Masters in Applied Sports and Performance Psychology

  • Positivity and growth mindset are the foundation of my coaching philosophy

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Kolton Rader
16 National

  • 10 years of coaching experience

  • Libero for 5 years at UVU

  • Gold Medal Squared head clinician

  • Former UVU Men's Assistant Coach

  • Current head coach at Lehi High School

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Marissa (Roo) Allen
16 National

  • Over 9 years of coaching experience

  • 4 years working with the BYU Women's Volleyball team

  • Current director for Club 801 volleyball

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Kaipo Tagaloa
17 National

  • Over 10 years of coaching experience

  • Played college at UVU and SVU

  • 2 time conference champion

  • 2 NCAA appearances and 1 final 4 appearance

  • Alternate for 2020 USU Men's Collegiate National Team

  • Current coach at Skyridge High School

  • Current 801 Boys Club Director

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Kuulei Lasike
17 National

  • 6 years of coaching experience

  • Over 5 years of competitive play experience

  • Fun, great communicator, and positive with my athletes.

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Charlene Johnson
18 National

  • Has played and coached at the highest levels

  • 2X MVP at the Junior Olympics

  • High School All American winning a state title.

  • NCAA Semi-Finalist at BYU

  • 2X All American

  • Professional Athlete for USA (Salt Lake City), Switzerland, and Italy

  • Traveled the world competing in tours, Grand Prix, World Championships, and World Cups in 30+ countries

  • Multiple Best Setter Awards for NORCECA in 1999 and NIKE America's Volleyball Challenge Olympic Qualification Tournament in 2000

  • Played with team USA finishing 4th at Sydney Olympics in 2000

  • Coached for 20 plus years for high school, club, and running her own volleyball camps

  • Coached USA High Performance, Youth National and Junior National Teams with a Silver Medal finish in the first ever Youth Olympics in 2010

  • Won a National Championship coaching at the University of Nebraska

  • Finished in the Sweet 16 coaching at BYU

Boys coaches

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Charlene Johnson
12 Coach

  • Has played and coached at the highest levels

  • 2X MVP at the Junior Olympics

  • High School All American winning a state title.

  • NCAA Semi-Finalist at BYU

  • 2X All American

  • Professional Athlete for USA (Salt Lake City), Switzerland, and Italy

  • Traveled the world competing in tours, Grand Prix, World Championships, and World Cups in 30+ countries

  • Multiple Best Setter Awards for NORCECA in 1999 and NIKE America's Volleyball Challenge Olympic Qualification Tournament in 2000

  • Played with team USA finishing 4th at Sydney Olympics in 2000

  • Coached for 20 plus years for high school, club, and running her own volleyball camps

  • Coached USA High Performance, Youth National and Junior National Teams with a Silver Medal finish in the first ever Youth Olympics in 2010

  • Won a National Championship coaching at the University of Nebraska

  • Finished in the Sweet 16 coaching at BYU

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Kuulei Lasike
14 Coach

  • 6 years of coaching experience

  • Over 5 years of competitive play experience

  • Fun, great communicator, and positive with my athletes.

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Ethan Frandsen
15 Coach

  • Played 4 years in high school

  • Coached at Skyridge, also worked as practice player

  • Loves supporting and seeing growth in his players

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Ian Eschenburg
15 Assistant Coach

  • Over 10 years competitive volleyball play

  • Played under US National team coach, John Speraw, for 4 years

  • Former UCLA Men's Volleyball Player and Outside Hitter

  • Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics

  • Looking to teach young, determined athletes the skills and systems used at the national team level

  • Wants to help boys get to the next level and compete in college if they would like 

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Mitch Worthington
16 Coach

  • Libero for 4 years at BYU

  • Been a part of two national champion runner ups

  • Over 6 years of coaching experience coaching BYU volleyball camps

  • 2 years coaching at Club 801 Volleyball

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Chelsea Franz
16 Assistant Coach

  • Over 8 years of coaching experience

  • 6 years of competitive play experience

  • Current boys volleyball coach at Westlake High School

  • USAV Certified

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Ryan Chapman
17 Coach

  • Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher at Paradigm High School since 2018

  • Head boys and girls volleyball coach at Paradigm High School

  • Head boys basketball coach

  • Philosophy degree from Southern Virgina University

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Charlene Johnson
17 Assistant Coach

  • Has played and coached at the highest levels

  • 2X MVP at the Junior Olympics

  • High School All American winning a state title.

  • NCAA Semi-Finalist at BYU

  • 2X All American

  • Professional Athlete for USA (Salt Lake City), Switzerland, and Italy

  • Traveled the world competing in tours, Grand Prix, World Championships, and World Cups in 30+ countries

  • Multiple Best Setter Awards for NORCECA in 1999 and NIKE America's Volleyball Challenge Olympic Qualification Tournament in 2000

  • Played with team USA finishing 4th at Sydney Olympics in 2000

  • Coached for 20 plus years for high school, club, and running her own volleyball camps

  • Coached USA High Performance, Youth National and Junior National Teams with a Silver Medal finish in the first ever Youth Olympics in 2010

  • Won a National Championship coaching at the University of Nebraska

  • Finished in the Sweet 16 coaching at BYU

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Kaipo Tagaloa
18 Coach

  • Over 10 years of coaching experience

  • Played college at UVU and SVU

  • 2 time conference champion

  • 2 NCAA appearances and 1 final 4 appearance

  • Alternate for 2020 USU Men's Collegiate National Team

  • Current coach at Skyridge High School

  • Current 801 Boys Club Director

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Callie Whitney
Boy Director

  • 4 years as college libero

  • AAU National Champion Libero

  • 5 years of coaching experience

  • Club 801 Boys Director

  • Psychology degree from BYU

  • Encouraging, hardworking, and a great example to be around.

Regional coaches

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Bre Nez
U12 Regional

  • 6 years of competitive playing experience

  • 2 years coaching at Club 801

  • Currently playing beach volleyball and D1 Club Rugby

  • Majoring in Business

 

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do."

- Kobe Bryant

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Kolton Rader
U13 Regional

  • 10 years of coaching experience

  • Libero for 5 years at UVU

  • Gold Medal Squared head clinician

  • Former UVU Men's Assistant Coach

  • Current head coach at Lehi High School

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Alisha LeBaron
U14 Regional

  • 5 plus years of competitive play experience

  • 3rd year of coaching at Club 801 volleyball

  • Currently coaching at Lehi High School

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Courtney Romig
U14 Regional

  • 8 plus years of competitive play experience

  • Played collegiately at Centralia College

  • 5 plus years of coaching experience

  • 2 years at Corner Canyon

  • 2 years as head coach at Rockwell Charter High School

Club coaches

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Megan Hunsaker
U10 Club

  • 10 plus years of competitive play experience

  • Captain her senior year in high school

  • Loves to play volleyball any chance she gets

  • Currently coaching for Club 801's Boys Program

  • In nursing program and BYU

  • Wants to help athletes feel comfortable as well as improve

  • Focused on team bonding and supporting your teammates

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Brooke Larsen
U11 Club

  • 10 plus years of competitive play experience

  • Two years at Western Wyoming Community College

  • Currently coaching at Lehi High School

  • 2 years of coaching

  • Currently coaching at Corner Canyon High School

  • Loves volleyball and looks forward to sharing that passion with others

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Kellie Martin
U12 Club

  • 10 plus years of competitive play experience

  • 2 year of coaching experience

  • Co-founder of the Women's Club Volleyball Team and USU

  • President of USU club for 2 plus years

  • Took stats and worked for USU Men's Volleyball Team for 2 plus years

  • Volleyball is a major part of my life and I am excited to help others learn to love the sport

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Abby Freeman
U13 Club

  • 5 plus years of competitive play

  • Physical Education and Coaching major at BYU

  • 1 year of coaching experience

  • Fun and supportive of growth within my team

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Zane Minnick
U13 Club

  • 10 plus years of completive volleyball

  • Played at Corner Canyon in High School

  • Two state championships in high school

  • Experience coaching camps and club volleyball

  • Currently a manager for the BYU Women's Volleyball team

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Caden Pack
U14 Club

  • Competed for Balboa Bay and 949 Volleyball clubs

  • 2016 Junior National Champion

  • 2nd team all CIF South Section and South Country all-star in High School

  • 1 year playing at Concordia University Irvine

  • Wants to help young players learn and enjoy the game of volleyball

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William Clawson
U14 Club

  • Current coach at Mountain View High School

  • Gold Medal Squared clinician

  • CAA Coach of the Year (Arizona)

  • 3rd place finish at NJCAA Championships (Illinois)

  • Highest win percentage and most volleyball wins as Head Varsity Coach at Paradise Honors High School (Arizona)

  • USAV SafeSport and IMPACT certified