AMARILLO ELITE VOLLEYBALL
Graduated from Deming High School in 2006. My volleyball team and I won the 4A state championship my junior and senior year. I was All-State in volleyball and basketball. Went on to play volleyball at Rockhurst University. Returned to my home town where I was the head JV volleyball coach. Then moved to Amarillo to be closer to my family. This is my 3rd year coaching for AEV.
This is Haleigh’s 3rd year to coach for AEV. She played volleyball at Dumas High school and played college ball for 2 years at Frank Phillips College. Haleigh was a 2-Time Defensive Player of the Year at Dumas High School. She was also the Defensive Player of the Year at Frank Phillips College, as well as being a part of the All Conference Team. Haleigh is very excited to get back into coaching after having so much fun and success for her first 3 years.
This is Hannah’s 2nd year to coach for AEV. She played for Amarillo Elite Volleyball for three years of club, prior to graduating from Borger High School in 2015. Hannah has been playing and been involved in the sport of volleyball for 16 years. During her time playing in high school, Hannah received All-district awards two years in a row and was Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. She is currently studying to become an English Teacher and Coach so that she can pursue her passion of helping youth fulfill their full potential in school and life. Hannah is excited to be involved in the organization that helped fuel her passion for volleyball.
This will be my 2nd year to coach for club at AEV. However, I played for AEV for 6 years prior to graduating from high school. I am 2018 graduate from Highland Park High School, where I played volleyball all 4 years as a Libero. I was Region I, District 3: Defensive Player of Year (2016 & 2017), Co-MVP (2017); 1st Team All-District (2015); Amarillo Super Team HM (2016 & 2017); Selected to play in TAVC All-Star Tournament. I went on to play at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX where I played my freshman year as a Defensive Specialist. I am currently back home in the Panhandle attending West Texas A&M University as an Exercise Sports Science Major.
This will be my first year coaching with AEV. However, I played for AEV all through high school and middle school. I graduated from Highland Park in 2018 where I played setter, ds, and outside hitter!
This will be my first year to coach club volleyball and I’m thankful that I get to do it at AEV! I played volleyball for over 10 years and I was a setter. The majority of my time playing volleyball was spent at AEV. I also played at Randall high school for 4 years and got third in state my junior year. I love volleyball and I’m super excited to be able to experience the other side of it as a coach! Currently I am in nursing school at WTAMU and I love every second of it. I’m so excited for this season and to make more memories at AEV!
AEV Assistant Director/Coach
Shelby Cox has 4 years of coaching experience and is currently the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Frank Phillips College. Previously, she coached at several club volleyball programs including, Wave Volleyball Club, Club One (both in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and Austin Juniors Volleyball.
Cox is from Austin, Texas, where she played at Austin Juniors for 5 years, her Junior year of high school she placed first at the Lone Star Classic Tournament and won a National Championship in Dallas. Following her high school career, she played at Division I Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Oral Roberts Cox started as a Freshman playing middle blocker. Her Sophomore year, Cox, earned most efficient hitter for the Golden Eagles with .299 hitting percentage. During her Junior year, she was recognized as Offensive Player of the week after earning 16 kills against Omaha. As a Senior Cox switched to Right Side Hitter and was awarded All Conference Team at the end of the season.
This is Krystal’s 5th year to coach for AEV.
She is currently working as an Educational Assistant at Carver Academy.
Krystal is also attending Amarillo College, working towards her degree in education.
Once she is finished at AC, she will transfer to WT to complete her bachelors.
Krystal has been playing volleyball since the 3rd grade.
She currently is coaching an 11’s team and enjoys coaching them as much as they enjoy learning the game.
“I am thankful to be apart of the Amarillo Elite Volleyball family!”
Played volleyball for Tascosa from 2002-2006. Played collegiate volleyball at ENMU in Portales, NM from 2006-2009 earning All-conference honors. Holds the record at ENMU for most digs in a season as well as in a career. After graduation, I served as the WT graduate assistant for volleyball from 2011-2013. I have coached club for 8+ years including clubs in Amarillo, San Antonio (IMPACT Volleyball) and Oklahoma City (PEAK). I recently got married and excited to coach my 2nd year for AEV!
This is Madi’s 2nd year to coach at AEV. She played volleyball all four years at Tascosa High School. Madi played club volleyball for years. Madi is now currently playing at Frank Phillips College, in a ds/Libero by position. She is a Psychology major. Welcome to our AEV Family!
This is Emma’s third year coaching for AEV. She is also the Assistant to the Executive Director. Emma has just recently moved back to the Panhandle after a year in Kansas City, MO. Emma graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 2013, after helping her team to a 6A state championship in 2012. Emma moved to Canyon, TX immediately after high school and played three years, setting for the lady buffs under head coach Jason Skoch while completing her undergraduate degree from WT. While playing at WT Eickhoff helped the Buffs to one NCAA Division II final four appearances and two NCAA South Central Regional tournaments. Emma joined the WT coaching staff in 2016 for two years prior to moving to Kansas City. When she is not coaching volleyball Emma works at Talon/LPE as a procurement coordinator.
This is my 3rd year as a coach for AEV. I coached the 16-2s Canyon team last year. I am playing my third year of volleyball at West Texas A&M University as a setter for the Lady Buffs. I am studying Biology with an emphasis on Pre-Med to eventually become a Neuro oncologist. I was a two-year varsity letterman for Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona. There is nothing I’d rather spend my free time doing. Coaching volleyball is my passion.
My name is Christin Froneman. I graduated from River Road in 2001. While at River Road, our volleyball team went to the state tournament and I was named to the All-State All-Tournament Volleyball Team. I made first-team all-district my sophomore, junior, and senior year. I went on to play volleyball at Vernon Junior College where I was named an NJCAA Academic All American. I moved back home and finished out my degree at WT. After graduating, I was a biology teacher and the JV volleyball coach at Palo Duro High School for 8 years. I am married to Johan Froneman and we have 2 beautiful girls, Gracie and Halle. Gracie will be playing this club season for AEV as well. In 2014 I left teaching and coaching to be a stay at home mom. I love working with athletes and have always had a passion for coaching volleyball. I believe that sports teach kids valuable lessons they will use throughout their lives both on and off of the court.
My name is Shaeli Garrison. This is my 4th year coaching for AEV. I graduated from Sanford-Fritch High School in 2018. I played club ball for AEV throughout my high school career. The positions I played were Outside, Middle, Right Side and back row for the SF Eagles and received these honors.
2014: All-district volleyball
2016: District Co-MVP, TGCA All State, Academic All-District
2017: Co-MVP, TGCA All-State, TAVC All-State, Academic All-District
2018: Golden Spread All Star
Member at Large/Borger Representative/Coach
This is McKinley’s first year coaching for AEV. She played for Amarillo Elite Volleyball for three years of club, prior to graduating from Pampa High School in 2015. McKinley has been playing and been involved in the sport of volleyball for 12 years. During her time playing in high school, McKinley received All-district awards two years in a row and was Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. She is currently studying Kinesiology and a minor in education to become a Coach so that she can pursue her passion of helping youth fulfill their full potential in school and life. McKinley is excited to be involved in the organization that helped fuel her passion for volleyball.
I’m Vangie Hancox, I am a new coach for AEV 2021. I am so excited to start this new coaching journey. Volleyball has been in my life 11 years and counting. All 3 of my beautiful daughters have played this game and for AEV. I am so excited to start coaching and guiding my players through this game.
This is my first year coaching club volleyball. I played for AEV 6 years. I graduated from highland park in 2019 where I played as an outside hitter and a ds.
Clark Inskeep comes to AEV with a combined 25 seasons of coaching in the public schools and club. Clark has coached at Dumas Jr. High, Dumas High, Randall High, Bushland High, Club Amarillo, and Amarillo Elite volleyball. While at Randall and Dumas he gained valuable coaching skills and insight to develop players and what make a team successful. During his 3 years as a head coach at Bushland his teams were very successful. Each season finishing 1st in district, and making it to the regional semifinals during his time at Bushland High. In 2010 he lead the Lady Falcons to semifinalist at the State Tournament. Clark loves the game of volleyball and seeing players compete on the court. He believes volleyball prepares kids for life as adult through, team work, discipline, and creating a strong work ethic.
This is Ginger’s 6th year to coach for AEV. Ginger also coached for Club Amarillo for 3 seasons in the past and she assisted her husband Clark Inskeep for 3 years at Dumas High. Ginger has a deep understanding of the game of volleyball and is an expert at team dynamics and stats. Ginger enjoys impacting and shaping young girls into the young ladies they will become as adults.
My name is Katie Klein and this is my first year coaching for AEV! I‘m born and raised in Amarillo, Texas and I played volleyball at Tascosa, then transferred and graduated from Randall in 2010. I played club volleyball from 2002-2010. Played mainly Outside, Middle, and Right Side, but also took advantage of the opportunities to play in every position throughout the club. I have a passion for sports and helping others become better person on and off the court!
This is my 6th year to coach for AEV but I have been a part of the AEV family since I was 13 years
old. I played club volleyball for AEV for 6 years and went to Nationals 5 out of those 6 years. I graduated
high school from Amarillo High in 2010 as a dual-sport athlete. I helped win two 5A volleyball state
championships in 2008 & 2009 as well as played varsity basketball for three years. I went on to play
Division II college volleyball for Midwestern State University as a middle blocker. I was a starter for
all 4 years of my undergrad and a team captains my junior and senior years. I graduated in 2014 with
a degree in Exercise Physiology and went on to earn my master’s degree in Sports Management
from WTAMU in 2016. I married my husband, Stephan Lamberson, June 11 th of that year so we are
going on our 4 th year of marriage! This is my fifth year working at WTAMU in Instructional
Technology Services as a multimedia production specialist.
My name is Bethany Lankford and this will be my 3rd season coaching club Volleyball! I grew up in Dumas where I played middle hitter and was on the state winning team in 1998. I also played middle hitter for 4 years at Lubbock Christian University where we made it to the National Tournament three out of four seasons! I am happily married to my amazing husband, Trent, who coaches girls basketball at Amarillo High. We have two children. Hannon is 13, and she will be playing her 4th season of club volleyball. My son Mason is 10 and loves all sports! I am excited to be a part of AEV and looking forward to another great year!
My name is Cree Lespierre and this is my 2nd year to coach for AEV. I am from Dallas, Texas and I am currently a student athlete at West Texas A&M playing volleyball. I am currently a graphic design major and I plan to use it for interior design.
I have played volleyball for 11 years in the front row as a lefty. I have coached at the volleyball school, in Katy, TX, from ages 10-16. I’ve had very good success from it. I am very passionate about volleyball and excited to see what the future holds for me.
Terry and Renee Lichtie
Terry and Renee have 22 years of coaching experience. They have made 4 trips to USA Nationals and 1 to AAU Nationals. “We love to teach kids and promote the game of volleyball.” This will make Terry and Renee’s 8th year with AEV! Renee has been a therapist for 21 years in Dumas. They have 3 married children and 6 grandchildren, whom they love very much! We are blessed to have these two in our program!
Coaches: Ruth Wilson & Junia Gindelsperger
Coaches: Ryan Booher & Shea Clingerman
Coach: Doneva Bays
This is Michaela’s 4th year with AEV. Michaela is a Randall High School graduate, 2012-2015. She continued playing at West Texas A&M University and graduated in 2019 with a Bachelors in psychology and criminal justice. While at WT, Michaela worked as an athletic trainer with both the men’s soccer and baseball teams. Michaela has covered positions as a middle, outside hitter, right side and setter. She plans to attend Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington in Summer 2021, to pursue a masters in athletic training.
Branda Morales is on her 5th season with Amarillo Elite Volleyball and is on her 11th season as a Volleyball Coach in Amarillo. She graduated from Caprock High School where she played Volleyball and Softball. She went on to get her degree in Exercise Sports Science and Education from Texas State University. After Graduation, her and her husband, Jerry, returned to Amarillo where she accepted a teaching/coaching position. She has since returned to her alma mater and is currently the Head Volleyball Coach at Caprock High School. Branda and Jerry have four kids, Easton 20 months, Brooke 3, Berklee 10, and Grace 11. Grace and Berklee are about to start their 4th season as athletes in the AEV program.
This will be my first year coaching for AEV. I played for AEV and the Borger Volleyball club for 4 years and graduated from Borger High School in 2009. I started playing volleyball in 3rd grade and played all the way through my senior year in multiple different positions. I’ve helped coach a sixth grade team and am looking forward to working with the 7th and 8th graders this year.
I attended Texas Tech University and graduated from nursing school in 2013 and went on to graduate with my masters from Angelo State University in 2016. I currently work part-time as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Borger.
My husband, Garren, and I have been married for seven years and have two children, Eadelyn and Graham.
I graduated from San Jacinto Christian Academy and was 2 time all state player 1st (senior year) and 2nd (junior year) team.
Played 2 years at Clarendon college I was honorable mention. 1 yr at St. Gregory’s University and received honorable mention.
I coached 3 years at Xtreme, this is my second year at San Jacinto Christian Academy and my first year at AEV!
Jenni played volleyball for Randall High School from 1995-1997 and played club from 1991-1998. She has coached club for 10+ years. Took a few years break for family and have been back coaching for AEV since 2017.
This is Addy’s 3rd year with AEV. She has 4 years of club experience, but has been around volleyball for years prior. Addy played Outside, Middle, Right Side, and Setter at Highland Park High school with many accolades. She also had opportunities with having experience in all positions throughout her career. She played 4 years of club ball for Amarillo Elite.
• 2014 District 1-3A All District Honorable Mention
• 2015 District 1-3A All District First Team Setter
• 2016 & 2017 District 1-3A All District MVP
• 2017 USA Volleyball High Performance A2 Training Camp
• 2015 Highland Park Offensive Player of the Year
• 2017 Highland Park Volleyball MVP
• TGCA All State 2016 & 2017
• TAVC All State 2016 & 2017
• TAVC Preseason Players to Watch 2017
• 2016 Texas Sports Writers’ Association All State
• 2017 TAVC All Star
• 2017 Golden Spread All Star
My name is Ryan Purcell and I have been married to my husband Ryan for 13 years. We have 3 children, Gage, Ty and Keeli . My daughter has been my faithful sidekick since day one and this is her first year to play for AEV. I have had the honor of coaching her this year and it has been great!! This is my 8th year coaching for AEV and I love every minute of it. I love the game and have enjoyed being able to spread that love to others.
My names Sydney Ramirez! I am a junior at WTAMU and I am pursuing a degree in Science Education to become a teacher and a coach. I went to school in Levelland and was part of the varsity volleyball and track team. I played one year of college volleyball at Frank Phillips Junior College. This will be my 4th year to coach for AEV and I want to be able teach athletes to be mentally strong and fearless when it comes to the game: simple to complex!
This is my 3rd year with AEV and I have loved every minute of it! I played club volleyball for 9 years and for the majority of the time I was a libero. I graduated from Randall High School in 2016 where I played volleyball and got third in state my senior year. I went on to play college volleyball at East Texas Baptist University. I am currently in nursing school and absolutely love it. When I am not coaching or studying I love to hangout with my family.
I began playing volleyball for Trinity Fellowship Christian School, which later became Arbor Academy. Because of the influence of my coach at the time, I developed a desire to do the same and started that journey as the 7th grade coach for Faith Christian School in Grapevine, TX. After moving back to Amarillo, I took a few years off and began coaching 7th grade at San Jacinto Christian where I continued to coach for 6 years, moving up to JV. During the off-season for school ball, I began coaching club volleyball with PVP and coached there for 8 years, coaching ages 13-17. After taking a year off, I just recently finished my 4th year with AEV and have loved every minute!
This is my first year of coaching at AEV. I have loved the sport of volleyball since I was old enough to hold the ball. I played all through high school at Hereford High as the setter. I worked as the sports director at the YMCA in Hereford for 5 years. I have a lot of experience with youth sports. I’m super excited to coach for AEV. My husband, Jeremy, and I have two daughters, McKenzye and Jaida. My daughter McKenzye will be playing 14’s this club season for AEV. I can’t wait to teach the girls the foundation of this awesome sport.
Briana Smith has coached for 6 years and 5 years with AEV. This will be her 7th year and 5th year with AEV. She is married to Dusty Smith and they have a new baby boy, 6 months old named Beckett.
I played volleyball for 12 years. Mostly as a setter/ds, but throughout my volleyball career, I have played all positions. I started at UNO Volleyball Club out of Joliet, Illinois, when I was in 5th grade and played until I finished my sophomore year in college at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. I have moved a lot throughout my life, so I played for a couple different clubs in Illinois and Pennsylvania. I played in both AAU and USAV in the Keystone and Great Lakes regions. I have traveled to many different states for my club travel teams including (but not limited to) Virginia, Missouri, Georgia and Florida.
I graduated in May from Shippensburg Univeristy with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education.
I’m happy to be a part of the AEV family!
My name is Brandi Valenzuela and this will be my 2nd season coaching with AEV! I grew up in Dumas where I was a setter throughout my volleyball career. I have two kids. Emaree is 14 and she will be playing her 5th season of club volleyball. She is a middle and outside hitter on the freshman Randall volleyball team. My other daughter Azalee is a year and a half and keeps us on our toes. I am so excited to be coaching again and I can’t wait for the season to start!
I have a background as a professional volleyball player for 19 years. During that time, I participated on the Chinese national team in the year of 2003 and I earned a gold medal. The gold medal proves my dedication as a team leader and my professionalism.
In the year of 2018-2019, I coached the Varsity Volleyball team at Borger High school. In the year of 2012-2014, I coached the volleyball team at Frank Phillips College. I helped the team set the record for winning all home games during the 2013-2014 school year.
Texas A&M University, Summer 2020: Master of Science in Sport Management
West Texas A&M University, 2018- 2019: Master of Arts in Teaching
Academy of Art University, CA 2011: Bachelor Fashion of Arts
Seward County Community College, KS 2007: Associate in General Studies
Borger High School, TX July, 2018 – 2019 Varsity Head Volleyball Coach: 4A o Recruited/Coached: 2 All district team o Recruited/Coached: 3 Texas High School High Academic rewards o Recruited/Coached: 4 Valuable Player o Recruited/Coached: 1 Player going to Texas Tech University o Recruited/Coached: 2 Player going to WTA&M University Paul Belton Elementary, TX August, 2018 – Current Physical Education Teacher: Kindergarten Grade o Texas PE (EC-12)Teacher Certificate o Lesson Plan o Set activity o Spring and Christmas Program o Budget Frank Phillips College, TX August, 2012 – August, 2014 Head Volleyball Coach: A 2012-2013 record of 20-19 o Set the record for winning all home games o Only team to beat #1 ranked Midland College o Brought the team
Collegiate Playing Experience Honors & Awards Frank Phillips College, TX June 2014, Director of Volleyball: Frank Phillips College, TX June 2013, Director of Volleyball:
Academy of Art University, CA January, 2011- December 2011 Graduate Assistant Volleyball Coach Academy of Art University, CA 2008-2011 – Team Captain – All-PacWest First Team 2009 and 2010 – Ranked #1 in school history for total kills (1,314) – Ranked #1 in school history for total digs (830) – Ranked #1 in school history for total points (1,460) Seward County Community College, KS 2007-2008 – NJCAA All-American 2007 – First Team All-Region 2007 – First Team All-Conference 2007 – Conference Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year – Only player in school history to receive both awards – Ranked #1 in school history for kills per game (5.9 per game) NCAA International Magazine, CA 2009 Academy of Art University NJCAA All-American, KS 2007 Seward Cunty Community College U18 World Championship, Poland 2003 Gold Medal
International Playing Experience:
Volleyball Camps – Beijing Women’s Volleyball Club, China 2001-2007 – Member of Chinese National Team – Competed in volleyball tournaments in China, USA, Australia, Poland, North Korea and France (helped Chinese national team received gold medal in Poland) YANGVBACADEMY Volleyball Camp, TX (Director) 2008 – University of Missouri Columbia, MO (Coach) 2007 – Liberal High School, KS (Coach) 2005 – No.5th Sport School, Beijing China (Coach)