About us

AMARILLO ELITE VOLLEYBALL

Mission

Amarillo Elite Volleyball Club’s mission is simple; help young women become the best volleyball athletes they can be while providing them opportunities to learn leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork, and a drive for excellence in life.

AEV is a nonprofit organization and our goal is to provide the best training program while keeping costs to a minimum.

AMARILLO ELITE VOLLEYBALL

vision

  • To provide the youth of Amarillo & the Texas Panhandle the opportunity to participate in the USA Volleyball (USAV) program.
  • To provide a safe and nurturing environment for young athletes to grow and improve in the area of volleyball.
  • To develop young athlete’s leadership skills by providing opportunities to lead.
  • To develop sportsmanship by demonstrating positive attitudes towards team members.

AMARILLO ELITE VOLLEYBALL

Philosophy & Goals

  • To function as a non-profit, non-discriminatory organization under the appropriate League (UIL) and the laws of the State of Texas.
  • To improve the caliber of competitive volleyball played in Amarillo & the Texas Panhandle.
  • To provide opportunities for advanced play & exposure to college recruiters.

board of directors

The Amarillo Elite Volleyball organization is registered with the State of Texas as a Non-Profit business. Our club is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and additional board members.

These positions are filled by volunteer parents who have a strong desire to see the program excel. The club also has an Executive Director, Assistant Director, Recruiting Coordinator, along with an AEV Accountant,  all of which are paid positions.

LaParsha Wise

LaParsha Wise

AEV DIRECTOR

LaParsha is AEV’s Executive Director, full time Mom and LaLa. This will be her 15th year serving on the AEV Board, and her 12th year as AEV Executive Director. La Parsha served on the Sun Country Board as the Amarillo Rep for 4 years, from 2015-2019. She and Mike have 4 children: Jonathan and wife, Shann, J’Rhea and husband, Josh, Josalynn and husband, Tim, & Jacob. They have 3 grand children: Caleb, Levi and Liam. La Parsha’s AEV philosophy: Anyone who knows me, understands I have a real heart for children. I believe God has placed me at AEV to touch hearts, mold, build character, integrity and leadership in athletes and coaches, love athletes, allow athletes to pursue their career and to simply help each family/athlete to be the best they can be, in preparing them for their future in the real world. AEV provides a stable and safe environment to work hard for both the athletes and my coaches. I LOVE MY JOB!

 

*Sun Country Region Volleyball awarded LaParsha with the following from USAV in 2011.

Robert L. Lindsey Meritorious Service Award:

LaParsha,

In gratitude for your tireless effort and undying devotion to volleyball in the Amarillo Area and Sun Country Region Volleyball of USAV, the Sun Country Board of Directors nominated you for acknowledgement and USAV has awarded you the Robert L . Lindsey Meritorious Service Award.Your name will be included in the USAV Guidebook and added to the USAV Honor Roll. Thank you again for helping establish volleyball as a championship sport in Amarillo and positively touching the lives of all the players that have gone through your club.

Mark Noble Sun Country Commissioner

Shannon Cavalier

Shannon Cavalier

AEV Assistant Director

Shannon is new to AEV this 2020 season and we are so excited to add her on staff not only as a coach, but as our new AEV Assistant Director. Shannon is a graduate from AHS and WTAMU.  She played Amarillo JO’s during her club seasons. She was an outside hitter who played all the way around, in high school, club ball, and college.  
Shannon was the varsity volleyball coach at Pampa High School for 2 years. Shannon then got married to her husband, Tony, who is currently the defensive coordinator at Amarillo High School. They then moved to Amarillo where Shannon coached at De Zavala Middle School for 1 year. She also coached at Ascension Academy for 2 years. Shannon became a stay at home mom with her children, 1 girl, Sienna, and 2 boys, Creed and Coy.  Shannon and Tony moved away to the metroplex for a time. She coached her daughter’s team for TAV Fort Worth 12-1’s. The job at AHS for Tony, moved the family back to Amarillo, after being away for 7 years.  Shannon coached 1 season last year for TAV Amarillo 13-1s. She is thrilled to be back at volleyball and getting to coach these young girls! Shannon’s AEV philosophy: I want each player to rise to the best of their abilities and shine on and off the court. Character and integrity, as well, go on and off the court. Anything worth having/doing, is hard during the process, (in practice and in life), but the reward is so worth it!

executive board

officers

Katie Klaehn

Katie Klaehn

AEV Executive Board President

Katie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Private Practice. She & husband Daniel have three daughters-Haleigh, Micaiah & Londyn. Her AEV philosophy: to pass on the knowledge regarding the fundamentals of the game while also developing strong young ladies with character & leadership skills. There is a desire to always assure AEV is a club of integrity, quality teaching, and providing a positive piece to a parent’s village of developing their young child/athlete. Katie has served as the AEV Board President for the past 9 years.

Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson

AEV Executive Board Vice President

Stacey is the Soncy Branch Manager/Vice President for Amarillo National Bank. He and his wife Angela have two children, Shann and Joshua.  Stacey has served on the board for the past 17 years.  His AEV philosophy is: To help ensure any child that has the desire to learn and advance their volleyball skills has the opportunity to play for a strong, stable, financially sound and long-standing non-profit organization like AEV.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

AEV Executive Board Treasurer

Mike is a Senior Vice President at Golden Spread Electric Cooperative. He and his wife, LaParsha, have 4 children-Jonathan, J’Rhea, Josalynn and Jacob. Both of their girls have been involved in club ball since 2000, either playing as athletes or still currently, as coaches. Mike’s AEV philosphy: It’s all about the kids, there is a reason for everything we do monetarily, to be able to provide the most stable club available for these kids. Mike has been the AEV Executive Board Treasurer for the past 14 years.

Sharon Burris

Sharon Burris

AEV Executive Board Secretary

Sharon has been part of the AEV Family for 7 years and on the Board for 6 years, serving as Secretary. Sharon has been married to husband, Cash for 23 years they have one daughter-Ashton,  a junior in the Nursing program West Texas A&M University. Sharon is the Vice-President of the Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. Sharon’s AEV philosophy: AEV not only provides a great club experience for players and families but it is built on a strong foundation of people that believe in the Golden Rule, keeping our promises, demanding the best in people and giving  our best as well.

Shaynna Goldston

Shaynna Goldston

Member at Large/Borger Representative

Shaynna was a 3 year letterman for Dumas High School under Coach Jack Wilson. State Semifinalist in 1994, All-Tournament Selection 3 times in 1995, All-District First Team in 1995. In college, she was a 2 year letterman for McMurry University under Coach Cammie Petree. ASC Conference Champions in 1997 first time in school history. Perfect conference game record of 36-0 in 1997. All-Conference Honorable Mention in 1997. Academic All-Conference in 1997. She played for the Amarillo JO’s club volleyball and AAU club basketball. Shaynna is married to Shad Goldston and they have 2 children, Grace and George. Shaynna is a stay at home mom. Shaynna is going on her 12th year coaching club ball; this is her 9th year to coach for AEV. Shaynna has served on the AEV Executive Board for the past 3 years. Shaynna’s AEV philosophy: To develop and build life skills through the team sport arena and to promote young ladies into successful adults.