UPVBC has the privilege of providing our athletes with instruction from coaches who possess some of the highest level of instruction and training the nation has to offer. Each of our coaches has coaching experience on a state and national level. UPVBC coaches are committed to helping each team and player reach their optimum performance in the sport of volleyball. In addition, many of our coaches have years of experience on both sides of the college recruiting process and can assist players and parents who are interested in pursuing a collegiate volleyball career.

Missy McCaw-Frette

Club Founder & Director | Head Coach 15 Adidas National

Missy grew up in Tulsa, OK and graduated from  Bishop Kelley High School in 1990. Missy was selected to the all state volleyball team for four years and was the MVP of the state tournament in 1989 and 1990 when Bishop Kelley  won state.  She was selected to Volleyball Monthly’s Fab 50 recruits  her senior year and was a  Volleyball Monthly High School All American.   Missy played club for Mid-Cities(now TAV) out of Dallas, TX  from her sophomore  thru senior year.  In 1990 at the USA volleyball junior nationals, Missy was selected as a first team All-American as an outside hitter.
Missy accepted a full ride volleyball scholarship to the University of Southern California where she was the starting setting for four years. Missy still ranks 6th in all time assists(1323) and 7th for service aces (40). She graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration focusing in Finance and Human Resources.  
In the fall of 1995, Missy returned to Tulsa, OK where she assumed the interim head coaching role at Bishop Kelley High School.  After the high school season ended Missy moved to Joplin, Mo with her now husband David Frette. After moving to Joplin, Missy accepted the assist coach position with Missouri Southern, a division II college in the Missouri Valley conference.  Missy coached two seasons with Missouri Southern before moving back to Tulsa in 1998. 
From 1998 to 2003 Missy coached club volleyball for T-Town and Team Tulsa volleyball clubs. In 2003 Missy had her daughter, Emma and decided to step away from coaching club. Instead of spending her time coaching she turned her attention to raising funds for various non-profits in the Tulsa area. Missy currently sits on the Board of Directors for Leadership Tulsa, Clarehouse, and OK Region Volleyball Association.  She also spent six years on the Arts and Humanities Council board and ran the Art of BBQ for 8 years,  a national BBQ competition.  
Missy has been a collegiate volleyball referee since 1999.  She has refereed Division I, II and NAIA matches for  the Big 12, Conf USA, Summit and Sunbelt conferences.  Missy is currently an agent for New York Life, assisting individuals with building a stable financial future.
Missy comes from a volleyball family.  Her mother, Peggy McCaw, was a collegiate and high school coach before starting club volleyball in the Tulsa, OK area.  She sent over 15 guys to college on full or partial volleyball scholarships.  She had three of her athletes participate on the USA Olympic Volleyball team: Chip McCaw, Ethan Watts and Scott Larkin. Chip is Missy’s brother who attended Pepperdine University on a volleyball scholarship and won a National Championship his sophomore year(1992). Chip went on to play in the 2000  Olympics in Sydney Austrailia.  After the Olympics he switched to beach volleyball where he spent 5 years playing on the AVP and FIVB volleyball beach circuit. 
Missy has been married for 22 years to David Frette, a former Div. I volleyball player for The Ohio State University.  Missy has two children, Emma and Lars.

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Chip McCaw

Program Coach 15-18 | Head Coach 17 Adidas National & Assistant Coach 15 Adidas National

Chip McCaw put Tulsa on the volleyball map in men’s volleyball as a member of the U.S. Olympic Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.  His U.S. National Team career also included being an alternate at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and representing the United States in multiple international tournaments including the 1992 World University Games in New York and in 1995 in Fukuoka, Japan.  After his successful indoor volleyball career, Chip made the move to the U.S. beach national teams program competing for 7 years on the FIVB World Tour and AVP pro beach volleyball tour, reaching a 4th place finish at the 2001 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships.
His mother is legendary Tulsa-area coach, Peg McCaw, who is credited with starting club volleyball in the area and coached her son, daughter, Missy, and several other players who went on to collegiate, Olympic, national team or professional careers.  Like his sister, Chip earned a collegiate athletic scholarship to compete at the next level.  He earned 2-time National Player of the Year honors at Pepperdine University where he led the Waves to the 1992 NCAA men’s volleyball national championship and earned all-tournament team honors as a freshman.  He was a 4-year starting setter at Pepperdine, setting a single-match school record high of 117 assists his freshman year in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match against Long Beach State.  During his time at Pepperdine, he earned AVCA All-American, and Volleyball Magazine All-American honors and was as first-time MPSF selection in 1994, a second-team pick in 1993 and 1995.  Chip graduated from Pepperdine in 1995 having earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He is a member of the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame. His son, Auden, is now attending Pepperdine and is a member of the men’s volleyball team.
Chip lived and trained in the Los Angeles area for nearly 30 years before returning to Tulsa in 2019.   He spent a year at Pepperdine in 2018 as a volunteer assistant coach under current Head Coach, David Hunt, having previously served a few years as an assistant coach under legendary Head Coach Emeritus, Marv Dunphy.  He coached club volleyball 4 years for Club Rockstar, where his son played, helping them to a Bronze medal finish at the 2019 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship.
Chip’s return to Tulsa to support the Ultimate Performance Volleyball club will include coaches training at all levels, while focusing on player development across all age groups. 

Offering Private Lessons: chipmccaw10@gmail.com

Peggy McCaw

Coach Peggy “Peg” McCaw started coaching in 1961, and she hasn’t stopped since!  Her talents have reached far and wide in the United States’ volleyball community and included guest coaching and clinician positions in most of the 40 regional volleyball associations of USA Volleyball.  Her firsthand experience as a player and a coach, from the junior high to collegiate levels, gives Peg a unique perspective, and a deep appreciation for sharing her knowledge with players of all ages. 
UPVBC is very proud to have Peggy McCaw to help train our Tulsa coaches and players within the walls of the first club-run facility in the Tulsa area.
She is a champion of girls’ high school volleyball, providing in-service clinics for Tulsa public schools over many years that led to the formation of the first girls’ volleyball high school team in Tulsa. She started a boys’ junior program in 1989, considered the first of its kind in Oklahoma at the time, and was named USA Volleyball’s Boys’ Coach of the Year that season and again in 1991.  Her team won the AAU Boys’ National Championship in 1990.  Her son, Chip, a 2000 Olympian, was on that team.
But she didn’t stop there.  Her passion for coaching and teaching young athletes continues to grow, following them into their adult years.  She is the only coach in Oklahoma to have coached an Oklahoma men’s team and win the Open Division at the USA Volleyball Open National Championship.  She also played at the U.S. Opens, earning 4-time All-American honors in the Senior Division. 
Her desire to find high quality places for her own children to learn and play has been a lifelong mission for her and her family.  She and husband, Charlie, who passed in 2019, would spend countless hours and many miles crossing the U.S to attend various junior club, collegiate and national team tournaments where Missy and Chip played.  Missy was a high school All-American who earned a college scholarship to the University of Southern California, and is now the founder of the Ultimate Performance Volleyball Club.  Son, Chip, won the 1992 NCAA men’s volleyball national championship in his freshman year at Pepperdine University before going on to the U.S. National Team and the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team that competed at the Sydney Olympics. He ended his professional playing career as a member of the U.S. national beach volleyball team program, competing on the FIVB World Tour and AVP pro beach volleyball tour for 7 seasons.  Chip was joined in the U.S. National Team system by several players who trained under Peg as juniors.
Peg’s volunteer service includes sitting on the Volleyball Advisory Board for the Oklahoma High School Athletic Administration and being named Westside YMCA Volunteer of the Year.
Her love of volleyball is returned tenfold in the love and appreciation past players, coaches, friends and family express for Peg and what she has done to help create opportunities in Tulsa and around the U.S.

Maggie Thornburg

Head Coach 11 Adidas National

Coach Thornburg has been playing volleyball since she was in fourth grade. She played for Bishop Kelley High School and was a two-time state champion in 2008 and 2009, as well as team captain. She has coached the Bishop Kelley summer volleyball camp for ten years. 
Coach Thornburg, who just recently got married, is in her sixth year teaching Pre-K at All Saints Catholic School and her third season coaching for UPVBC. She was the 8th Grade Volleyball coach for All Saints Catholic School for 5 years.

Offering Private Lessons: Margaret.oberste@gmail.com

Olivia Jones

Head Coach 12 Adidas National

Coach Jones is a former 4 year letterman from Sapulpa and started playing volleyball when she was 12. While on the Sapulpa High School varsity team Coach Jones served as a captain and was also coached by 16 Adidas National Head Coach, Shelly Bart.
Coach Jones is entering her 5th season at Ultimate and has also coached middle school teams at Jenks. Coach Jones isn’t just the 12 Adidas National Head Coach, she also is in charge of all the gear and social media! 
Coach Jones works as an Orthodontist Assistant at Tangelo Orthodontics, right outside of Jenks. 
In her spare time, you can find Coach Jones watching college football, binge watching a murder mysteries, eating Mexican food or hanging out with her friends.

Brooke Berryhill

Assistant Coach 12 Adidas National

She grew up in Haslet, Texas, and started playing volleyball when she was nine years old. At Northwest High School in Texas, Brooke became the school’s all-time career digs leader and holds the school record for service aces. She was named Defensive Player of the Year three times in Wise County and was a first-team all-district player three times as well.
Brooke became a four year letter winner at The University of Tulsa and was the starting libero for four years (2013-2016). She became the second player in program history to eclipse the 2,000 digs mark and finished second all-time in career digs at Tulsa. She was named conference Defensive Player of the Week multiple times. Her senior year she earned American Athletic Conference Second-Team. Brooke graduated from TU with a Bachelor of Science in Communication in 2017. Brooke recently competed in an all natural body building competition where she won all of the divisions she competed in and earned her pro card. She has previous coaching experience in giving private lessons and assisting with camps and clinics throughout her career.

Leah LeBlanc

Head Coach 12 Adidas

Leah LeBlanc was born and raised in Little Rock Arkansas. She was named All-State as a setter in high school at Episcopal Collegiate. She graduated with a BA in Biology from Lyon College where she played as a setter and defensive specialist for 4 years.
Coach LeBlanc started coaching club volleyball in 2009, and has since coached in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. Since 2016 she has coached at Cascia Hall (7th grade and Junior Varsity) and Ultimate Performance.


Ryan Wills

Program Coach 11-14 | Head Coach 13 Adidas National

Ryan Wills was named the head volleyball coach at The University of Tulsa, his alma mater, in 2014.  He was born and raised in Tulsa and has gained valuable national coaching experience at high profile programs like Alabama and UCLA, in addition to being a veteran in the club coaching world for indoor and beach volleyball.  Like many of the Ultimate Performance Volleyball family, Ryan has returned home to Tulsa to share his knowledge and passion for volleyball with the next generation of players.  He graduated from Wright Christian Academy, then attended the University of Tulsa where he graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Ryan took his skills to UCLA, serving as the volunteer assistant coach under legendary and now retired Hall-of-Fame Head Coach, Andy Banachowski, for 2 seasons in 2008 and 2009.  While at UCLA, Ryan helped train 3 AVCA All-Americans, 2 Pac-10 Conference Freshmen of the Year candidates and 1 AVCA National Freshman of the Year. UCLA reached the national semi-finals that season and was ranked as high as 6th nationally.   During those seasons, Ryan spent time coaching club volleyball in Southern California and was the Beach Program Director at the nationally recognized Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club, where he developed and directed the club’s first sand volleyball program that won a national club championship. His experience in Southern California included training 9 players from Mizuno Long Beach who received NCAA Div. I scholarship offers, and 5 players who were selected to Junior Olympic All-American teams, including Tulsa’s Kellie Culbertson who was the U.S. Junior National 17-Open division Most Valuable Player. 
Ryan continued his collegiate coaching career, returning to Tulsa briefly as an assistant coach before moving on to the same position at the University of Alabama.  He returned to Tulsa as the Head Coach of his alma mater in 2014 where he has continued to improve the outlook of Tulsa women’s volleyball in the national rankings, while devoting valuable time to the development of youth and junior players in the area. 
Ryan and his wife, Evyn, the University of Tulsa’s all-time digs leader and a 4-year libero letter-winner, live in Tusla with their son, Ryder. 

Robin Biggins

Assistant Coach 13 Adidas National

Coach Biggins is beginning her sixth year of coaching school volleyball and her fourth year of coaching club volleyball. She played volleyball at Wright Christian Academy for seven years and each year was voted as team captain by her teammates and coaches and awarded All-State throughout her playing career.  
Coach Biggins is the Head Volleyball Coach at Glenpool Public Schools and is in her senior year at Rogers State University. Coach Biggins received her Associates of Arts in Education and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in psychology.


Brian Shans

Co-Coach 13 Adidas

Coach Shans has been coaching volleyball since 2001 with Jenks High School.  His first few years he coached the Jenks Freshman team and then, starting in 2006, moved up to be the Jenks Junior Varsity coach and continues to the present. Coach Shans was the member of the Jenks coaching staff that won the Oklahoma 6A State Championship tournament in 2006 and 2014.  Coach Shans also has 12+ years coaching club volleyball and has coached 13’s, 14’s, 15’s, and 16’s teams.
Besides being a coach, Coach Shans has taught secondary science for 27 years and was selected as the Jenks Freshman Academy Teacher of the Year for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  This year he is teaching 9th grade biology at Jenks Freshman Academy.  He is a member of the Freshman Academy Technology Team and the FAHS Awards Committee.  Coach Shans has a son, Isaac.
Coach Shans looks forward to the upcoming club season with UPVBC.

Lisa Baumann

Co-Coach 13 Adidas

This is my 2nd season with UPVBC.  
I played NAIA-level college volleyball in NE.  I have coached High School in NE, IL, and OK for 15 years and club ball for 11 years.  Coaching volleyball is one of my favorite things to do.  I enjoy the challenge of progressing the skill of athletes as well as guide them to be a good teammate and have fun along the way.  My husband, John, and I have 4 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 grand-dogs.

Yamiq Bennett

Co-Coach 13 Adidas Green

Yamiq Bennett, originally from Los Angeles, California. Coach Bennett is married and has a daughter and a bonus son.  Coach Bennett graduated from Vista Del Lago HS, in Moreno Valley, CA, where she earned 1st team her junior year and ranked nationally her senior year. She was the first at her HS to rank #1 in the southern section in blocks, #3 in blocks for California and #7 for blocks in United States. She has been playing since 5th grade and ended in College. Coach’s B Started coaching 6-8 graders her freshman year in college where she attended Fort Scott Community College in Lindsborg, KS, then transferred to San Bernardino Valley College in California, last but not least she finished her career at Bethany College while studying Criminal Justice and Psychology. She Recently moved to Oklahoma from Texas with previous coaching experiences in giving private lessons, assisting with camps and clinics, as well as coaching club teams. This is Coach B’s first season with UPVBC.

Kari Anderson

Co-Coach 13 Adidas Green

Kari Anderson was born and raised in Colorado Springs. She played at Pine Creek High school and helped her team earn a runner-up in state and appear at the state tournament for three years. 
She then played in Liberal, KS at Seward County Community College, earning many defensive player awards, and then finished out her volleyball career playing at ORU. At Seward, she holds records in career digs and digs in one season. She graduated with bachelors degree and ending up staying in Tulsa for work. She also coaches 7th grade at Jenks middle school. 
She’s excited for this season with UPVBC and can’t wait to see her players grow throughout the season. 

Ashley Maritz

Head Coach 13 Adidas Pink

Ashley grew up in Collinsville, OK and graduated from Collinsville High School in 1997. Ashley was selected to the all-state volleyball team in 1997 and was the MVP of the state tournament in 1995 and 1997. She was selected to the Gatorade player of the year in 1997. Ashley played club for the Dream Catchers from her sophomore thru senior year and played in Junior Nationals all three years.
Ashley accepted a full ride volleyball scholarship to Texas Tech University from 1997-1999 and received the team most improved player award in 1998. In the fall of 1999, Ashley transferred to play volleyball at the University of Tulsa where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science in 2001.
From 1998 to present Ashley has coached for various clubs and school programs in the Tulsa area.  She was recently inducted into the Collinsville High School Hall of Fame.
Ashley has three children, Matt, Marissa and Allison.

Ashton Allen

Head Coach 13 Adidas Black

Bio Coming Soon

Steve Hines

Head Coach 14 Adidas National

Coach Hinds has been coaching and playing volleyball for 26 years and bring a wealth of knowledge to Ultimate Performance Volleyball Club. He has played at the highest level along with some of the best players and coaches in the world, including Carl McGown, Hugh McCutcheon and Troy Tanner.
Coach Hinds started playing volleyball when he was 16 under the direction of Peggy McCaw. While in high school he was named to the Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 and also chosen for the 1994 Junior National Team.  He was recruited by some of the top D1 collegiate Men’s volleyball programs in the country and decided to play for Brigham Young University. He was a 4-year started as an outside hitter while at BYU. During his senior year, BYU won the 1999 National Championships and Coach Hinds was named to the MPSF All Conference Team and voted by his coaching staff as the Team MVP. After college he was invited to play with the USAV National Team but decided to venture to beach volleyball. He played both semi-pro and professionally until 2007 when he married his college sweetheart. They now have 3 children and live in Jenks.
Since moving back to Oklahoma in 2002, Coach Hinds has been involved with coaching volleyball with several club teams, including a sand volleyball club in the summer of 2019. Coach Hinds is in his fourth year coaching for Ultimate Performance and enjoys passing the knowledge and skills he has learned during his years of playing on to young players.

Codi Lee

Assistant Coach 14 Adidas National & Assistant Coach 17 Adidas

Codi started playing volleyball when she was 11 years old in her hometown of Houston, TX. Out of her 8 years of competitive club playing for Woodlands Wave (now TAV Houston), Houston Skyline, and Willowbrook, she qualified for Junior Nationals 7 times in the American, National, and Open divisions, and earned two bronze medals. She also enjoyed a top-5 finish at AAU Nationals, earning a spot in the “Best Volleyball Athletes in the AAU” archives.  Codi attended The Woodlands High School where she was named Defensive MVP, 2nd team All-district, Academic All-District, and Vype Magazine Player of the Month. Codi is also a back-to-back Texas State Champion in 5A (2013) and 6A (2014). Additionally, in 2013 her team accomplished a perfect 45-0 season and were named MaxPreps National Champions. Codi played collegiately at the University of Miami, while punching a ticket to the 2015 NCAA tournament. During her time at Miami, Codi was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. After medically retiring, Codi transferred to the University of Oklahoma, playing for the OU Women’s Club Volleyball team and earning her Bachelor’s degree.

Codi has 4 years of coaching experience. She coached summer camps at University of Miami, TAV Houston, and coached with Hunter Bishop (USAO Head Coach) at H2 Oklahoma volleyball club (13s and 16s). Codi is currently the head volleyball coach at Booker T. Washington High School.

Offering Private Lessons: codi.c.lee5@gmail.com

Katy Horton

Co-Coach 14 Adidas

Katy Horton is a dedicated math and science teacher at Jenks East Intermediate who relocated to Tulsa in 2019.  She is also coaching the 7th grade volleyball team at Jenks.  After playing volleyball for 7 years and graduating from Edmond Santa Fe, Katy moved to Columbia, Missouri to attend Mizzou and pursue a career in Education. 
She graduated from the University of Missouri with her bachelor’s degree. When she’s not training her team in the UPVBC facility, she’s out trying new restaurants and walking her dog, Thunder. 


Dena Mossop

Co-Coach 14 Adidas

Coach Dena started playing volleyball at the age of 12. She played high school volleyball at Broken Arrow lettering for two years and serving as a Captain her senior year. She started her club coaching career in 2014 and served as the Head Coach for the Broken Arrow 9th Grade team for 2 years while she was still in college. 
Coach Dena attended Oral Roberts University and then finished her Bachelors in Business Management at Oklahoma State. She currently works as an educational leadership training and development rep serving student access programs all over the country. Dena’s passion is helping young girls develop not only as athletes but also as women. In her spare time she still enjoys playing in volleyball leagues with her sisters. 


Coach Vele

Co-Coach 14 Adidas Green

Bio Coming Soon

Angela Bellville

Head Coach 14 Adidas Pink

Angela began her volleyball career at age 12.  She played club volleyball for Team Tulsa from 13’s – 17’s, qualifying for Nationals twice. In the summers of 2004 and 2005, she represented Oklahoma as the libero for the USA High Performance team for her age group. She graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in 2006 where she earned a state championship ring and varsity letters. 
After graduating from Saint Louis University in 2010, she stayed in St. Louis and coached freshmen volleyball at Cor Jesu High School for 3 seasons from 2013 to 2015, maintaining a winning record. 
Upon returning to Tulsa, Angela joined Ultimate Performance Volleyball Club in 2017. She is looking forward to another year with Ultimate!

Sara Simmons

Head Coach 14 Adidas Black

Angela began her volleyball career at age 12.  She played club volleyball for Team Tulsa from 13’s – 17’s, qualifying for Nationals twice. In the summers of 2004 and 2005, she represented Oklahoma as the libero for the USA High Performance team for her age group. She graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in 2006 where she earned a state championship ring and varsity letters. 
After graduating from Saint Louis University in 2010, she stayed in St. Louis and coached freshmen volleyball at Cor Jesu High School for 3 seasons from 2013 to 2015, maintaining a winning record. 
Upon returning to Tulsa, Angela joined Ultimate Performance Volleyball Club in 2017. She is looking forward to another year with Ultimate!

Andy Poplin

Head Coach 15 Adidas

This will be Coach Andy’s fifth year coaching for UPVBC. This past club season Andy was the Head Coach for the 15 Adidas team. During the 2020 school season Andy was the Head Coach of the Freshman Team at Glenpool while also being a special assistant to the head coach. In the past, Andy has been an assistant on two teams that qualified for Nationals, including a top 20 finish. Andy has been exposed to the game of volleyball since he was a toddler and played club volleyball as a 6-rotation middle hitter. Andy’s volleyball knowledge has come from many of the top volleyball minds in the Tulsa area.
Andy graduated from Bixby High School and then graduated from The University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. While attending TU, Andy was a manager for the Men’s Basketball team and received an Athletic Letter for his contributions to the team. Andy also holds an MBA from The University of Phoenix.
Andy currently works as a Project Manager for the oil and gas industry.

Offering Private Lessons: andy.l.poplin@gmail.com

Sofijia Berezovska

Assistant Coach 15 Adidas

Sofija Berezovska was born and raised in Riga, Latvia, a region that is known for volleyball and beach volleyball in Northern Europe.  She began playing volleyball at age 9, learning and training at every position.  She continued her passion to play all throughout school and university, attending Riga School 61 where she won a Latvian volleyball championship. 
She came to the United States in 2012 to play volleyball for Seminole State College in Oklahoma where she earned All-Region Team honors as an outside hitter.  She transferred to MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas before the 2014 season.  At MidAmerica Nazarene, Sofija was named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference First-Team in 2014. Before joining the Ultimate Performance Volleyball Club in 2019, Sofija coached club volleyball for Southwind Rising Volleyball Club in Olathe, Kansas working with players in the 12 through 17-and-under age groups.

Shelly Bart

Head Coach 16 Adidas National

Coach Bart began coaching varsity volleyball at Tulsa Webster in 1996 for 3 seasons. She then took time off in 2000 to have her daughter, who is currently playing collegiate volleyball. She took a job at Whitney Middle school and began coaching volleyball again from 2001-2003. Coach Bart decided to take players to a high school camp and that is where Peggy McCaw connected her with Sapulpa High School for another Varsity coaching position. She coached at Sapulpa High school from 2003-2012. Coach Bart was named All-State coach in 2008 as well as Region 2 coach of the year. During her time at Sapulpa, she helped direct and coach club volleyball for Sapulpa athletes for about 5 years. Coach Bart also coached at Team Tulsa Volleyball Club from 2009-2012. In 2013, Coach Bart went to Jenks Middle School to teach and started coaching 8th grade volleyball at Jenks Middle School in 2014 and continued until 2017.
Coach Bart is ready to start another season with Ultimate Performance Volleyball Club and help her athletes #BeUltimate!

Dani Newsome

Co-Coach 16 Adidas & Co-Coach 14 Adidas Green

Danielle Newsom was hired as the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College in the spring of 2019. Newsom will be responsible for assisting in all facets of the Wesleyan volleyball program including player development, practice plans, and recruiting. 
Newsom brings 13-years of coaching experience to Wesleyan. She has been a club coach in three different states, including most recently the Typhoons of the Audubon Volleyball Association in Owensboro. Previously Newsom has worked with the West Alabama Juniors in Fayette, Alabama and the Summit Volleyball Club in Lees Summit, Missouri. She has also held the position of Assistant Head Coach of Fayette County High School. 
An accomplished player herself, Newsom has traveled the globe competing since she was 16 years old. Her and her husband Trey have spent the past few years traveling throughout the United State competing as well. 
Danielle and Trey were married in September of 2016. The couple welcomed their first child, Archer in 2017 and their second Aria in 2019. Newsom is a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she earned a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts. 

Offering Private Lessons: djcarner@gmail.com

Annice Ridgway

Co-Coach 16 Adidas

Annice Ridgway is an experienced player and coach in the Tulsa area who knows what it takes to achieve excellence.  Annice was a setter and defensive specialist who started playing competitive volleyball at age 13.  She competed on the varsity team at Jenks High School where she was a 2-year letter-winner.  Annice also played on club teams from 2004-2009, qualifying for nationals twice in 2008 and 2009. 
Annice started coaching high school and club in 2009 and has been coaching several years.  She coached throughout her college years, graduating from the University of Tulsa in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  In addition to her passion for coaching, Annice taught Biology a pre-AP Biology at Jenks Freshman Academy from 2014-2019.  She is currently taking a break from the classroom to pursue a nursing degree in the Accelerated BSN program at OU-Tulsa.
When she’s not coaching her club team, Coach Ridgway likes to cheer on the Cubs with her dog, Wrigley.  She is an avid runner, training for half marathons, and is learning to play guitar.

Brad Sailsbury

Assistant Coach 17 Adidas National

Coach Brad stated playing  in his late teens and was coached by Peggy McCaw. He quickly  excelled in the sport becoming a top player and competing at an elite level in both indoor and beach winning tournaments all over the country.
Coach Brad has competed in AVP qualifer events, was AVA points leader in Oklahoma for many years and placed in the AVA Sand Championships in Santa Barbara.
He has spent the last several years coaching youth sports including basketball, soccer, football and volleyball.  Brad has been assisting volleyball players from beginners to collegiate level for many years. This will be Coach Brad’s second year being an Assistant Coach for UPVBC.
Coach Brad has been married to wife April for 20 years.  They have a daughter Olivia who also plays volleyball and son Dax who plays lacrosse and is a student athletic trainer for Broken Arrow high school. 

Offering Private Lessons: bsails73@gmail.com


Justin McCowan

Head Coach 17 Adidas

Coach Justin comes from a volleyball family where the love of the sport has been passed down generations from his grandmother, who currently serves on the GCVOA board. Coach McCowan has been playing volleyball since he was a child. His final year of club volleyball his team celebrated a top 30 finish at nationals. Coach McCowan is entering his 8th year of coaching, which began as a student assistant at Union high school and more recently he was the head student assistant at the University of Oklahoma for two seasons under head coach Lindsey Walton.
Coach McCowan has also spent time as the University of Oklahoma collegiate club head coach, Kaizen 17s boys practice assistant, and is currently entering his second year of 16’s at Ultimate Performance.

Offering Private Lessons: Justinmccowan@yahoo.com

Kaleb Denmark

Assistant Coach 16 Adidas

Graduated from Arrowhead Christian Academy, located in Redlands, Calif., in 2015 where he lettered four years.  Kalebl was named Ambassador League MVP, CIF Division 5 Player of the Year, and Inland Valley Player of the Year and Daily Facts Boys Volleyball Player of the Year honors. He led his team to Ambassador League Championship title matches in his sophomore through senior campaigns, taking home the title in all but his senior season. Kaleb also played basketball and was an Academic Honor Roll selection.
Coach Denmark played club volleyball Played for Balboa Bay and Redlands Tiger Volleyball Clubs … Placed third at the junior opens 18’s in 2015.
Kaleb played college volleyball for Pepperdine University from 2016 to 2019 where he won many honors and was AVCA and Volleyball Magazine Honorable Mention as a senior.   Kaleb also played on USA Volleyball Junior Beach Team at for U19 and U21 Levels. This is Coach Kaleb’s first season with Ultimate Performance.

Offering Private Lessons: denmark.kaleb@gmail.com


Doug Decker

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Doug Decker is a diehard volleyball competitor and Owner of Vertical Limit Fitness: A premier Functional Fitness and Strength and Conditioning Training Center. Over the last 21 years he has been involved with the sport of volleyball in some form or fashion. He currently competes on a regular basis in Beach Volleyball tournaments and is still one of the top competitors within the region while in his 40’s. Doug contributes his continued success in athletics and life, to his consistent exercise routine and active lifestyle. The methodology of training (Vertical Response Training, VRT™) he uses, has allowed for many of his clients to receive College Scholarships and their school of choice. VRT is the ultimate program for athletes when it comes to increasing the Four ‘S’s’: Speed, Strength, Stability and Stamina, i.e. POWER output– all needed to be an elite player.
Credentials:

–          Owner and Trainer of Vertical Limit Fitness

–          Manager/trainer women’s NCAA Volleyball – Oral Roberts University (1995-1997)

–          Assistant Volleyball Coach – Bishop Kelly High School – State Champions (1998)

–          Golden Eagle Club Volleyball Coach (1996-1999)

–          High School/Junior College Volleyball Referee (1997-98)

–          Private skills instructor to individual High School Volleyball players

–          Strength, Agility and Vertical Jump instructor to H.S. Volleyball players

–          United States Volleyball Association competitor

–         Guest Speaker for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – Bixby High School

–          Guest Speaker for Local Heroes program through OSU-Tulsa GEAR-UP

–          Guest Speaker for Summer Youth Institute through Tulsa Community College

–          Lead facilitator for Youth Leadership workshops and initiatives through the Building Community Institute

–          Co-facilitator/trainer for Professional Learning Workshops with BCI (Leadership, Diversity)


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