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.
2021-2022 Coaches are being updated as we announce their division. Open is the current division. New pics/bios being updated as received.
Club Founder & Director | Co-Coach w/Steve Hinds: 15 Open
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.
Head Coach 17 Open, Assistant Club Director Trainer, Recruiting Coordinator
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.
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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.
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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.
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12 Pink, Co-Coach w/Brooke Berryhill
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.
12 Pink, Co-Coach w/ Olivia Jones
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 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.
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18 Open and 13 Open Co-coach, Coordinator of Merchandise & Uniforms
- Club ONE coach, 15 years
- Union High School-Varsity Head Coach and Director of volleyball
- 3rd-Junior Olympic National, 2012
- Oklahoma Coach of the Year ’04
- 28 years experience High School coaching
- All-State Large Class Coach Summer ’04
- 7-time Oklahoma Regional Champion
- 18 years coaching at the Club level
13 Open Co-coach w/ Chadd McKee
Coach Biggins is beginning her 7th year of coaching school volleyball and her 6th 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. She lead them to 5A State for the first time in 13 years and continues to take that program to bigger milestones than its ever experienced. Coach Biggins is finishing up her Bachelors Degree at NSU and will use her degree to teach.
13 Mint, Head Coach
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.
Yamiq Bennett (Coach B) is originally from Los Angeles, California. She has been married for 3 years with a 4 year old daughter (Braylin). She 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 Coach B Started her junior and senior year of high school and continued coaching coaching 6-8 graders her freshman year in college where she attended Fort Scott Community College in Lindsborg, KS, then transfered 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 moved to Texas after having her daughter and started coaching at Texas legacy Volleyball club where she played an important role coaching the developmental and skill camps for 6-9 year olds. She now coaches the Freshman team at Metro Christian Academy and This is her 2nd year with Ultimate. Coach B has coaching experiences in giving private lessons, assisting/running camps and clinics throughout her career.
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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.
15 Open, Co-Coach w/ Missy McCaw Frette
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.
- Wife to Daniel and mom to Jett and Jax (age 6) and Knox (age 3)
- Club ONE 2015-2021
- OK Charge 2012-2014
- Coastal Virginia Volleyball Club 2010-2012Virginia Regional Championship, 1 year
- High School CoachingLincoln Christian Head Coach, 2016-PresentState Champions – 2018, 2019, 2020
- Union Assistant, 2015
- Moore Head Coach, 2013-2014
- Nansemond River (Virginia) Head Coach 2012
- Booker T. Washington Assistant 2008
- Played NCAA Division I – Oral Roberts University
- Coached over 30 athletes that have gone on to play collegiately and over a dozen Oklahoma All State players
- Graduated from Union High SchoolState Runner-Up and All-State Athlete
- IMPACT and CAP I Certified
- Positive Performance Mental Training Coach and Visualization Specialist
- 23 years volleyball coaching experience
- 17 years coaching at the club Level
- 15 years with ClubONE Volleyball
- 2 years with Golden Eagle VBC
- Volunteer Assistant, Conditioning and Game Operations, Oral Roberts University – 10 years
- Coach, Cascia Hall 8th grade, 2 years
- Club ONE Boys Team, 2014
- Oklahoma Regional Championships: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- 5 National appearances
- Impact Certified
- Safe Sport Certified
Coach Merrill is in her 12th year of coaching club volleyball and her 10th year of coaching high school volleyball. She began her playing career at nine years old and played at Northwest High School in Wichita, KS. Before moving to Tulsa she was the Head Coach at Andale High School and lead her team to 2 league titles and 3 state appearances in 4 years. She also coached for Shockwave Volleyball Club and Heartland Juniors where she consistently had top-ranked teams in the region. The past three years she has been coaching for Club One. Coach Merrill is currently the Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at Edison Preparatory School in Tulsa Public Schools where she has lead them to 3 consecutive league titles. She is so excited to be joining the Ultimate family and cannot wait for a great season.
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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. This is Codi’s second season with UPVBC.
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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.
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- 15 years coaching at the club level in Oklahoma
- 4 National Appearances
- MLK – KC Champions – 2020
- Lone Star National Qualifier Champions – 2018
- Victory Assistant Volleyball Coach, 2020-present. State champions ‘20
- Claremore Head Volleyball Coach- 3 Years
- State appearance – 2017-2019
- Cascia Hall Assistant Coach, State Champions 2011 and 2012
- Sand Springs Middle School Coach and varsity assistant – 2 years
- 3 years at Jenks Middle School
- Oral Roberts University – BS of Education, and continuing education for Sports Administration and Athletic Leisure.
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- ORU Division 1 Player
- 9 Years Club Coaching Experience
- Frontier Valley Conference Player of the Year
- 4X National Qualifier Medalist, 1X Champion
15 Mint, Assistant Coach
- Beach & Indoor Player
- 3 Years General Coaching Experience
- 1st Year Coaching at the Club Level
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!
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Sarah Simmons is a graduate of Ashford University NAIA division 1 with a degree in Social and Criminal Justice and a minor in Visual Arts. There she played volleyball and had the honor of being captain for multiple years. She was also a member of the 1,000 dig club. Sarah has lived in Tulsa for little over a year with her family, who is her pride and joy. Her husband’s name is Rafael and she has 4 year old twins – Mylah and Mikael and also a set of 2 year old twins – Annika and Avery. Sarah is originally from Chicago and is loving the Tulsa lifestyle. Her two sets of twins keep her very busy but she still loves to find the time to coach and play volleyball. The one thing she is looking forward to the most this season is sharing her love for the game and helping these young minds grow into fearless athletes. This is Sarah’s second season with ultimate as well as as her second year coaching at JPS.
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15 Pink, Head Coach & Recruiting Coordinator 2022
This will be Coach Andy’s sixth year coaching for UPVBC. Andy has been recently named Head Coach of the Jenks Boys Volleyball Program. In 2020, Andy was the Freshman Head Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach at Glenpool, where the varsity qualified for State for the first time in 13 years.
This will be Andy’s sixth year coaching at UPVBC. Last club season, Andy was the Head Coach of the 15 Adidas team that finished 5th at regionals. Andy’s 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.
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13 Mint, Assistant Coach
I was raised in the Owasso area and graduated from NSU with a Bachelors in math education in ‘96. I’ve been nationally certified for the past 16 years. I have been coaching junior high and high school teams for the past 19 years. I’ve been an assistant at Catoosa and a head coach at Claremore, Sand Springs and am currently in my 3rd season as head coach at Verdigris and are state qualifiers for the 2020 season. I was the 6A east All-State coach while at Sand Springs in 2014. My fiancé and I live in Claremore with our pets and enjoy attending FC Tulsa and OU football games on our time off.
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- Club coach, 2019-present
- All-State Coach, Large East – ’20-’21 and 21-22
- All State Coach of the year 2021
- Over 10 years of coaching volleyball and baseball
- Coweta Head Volleyball coach 6years, JV coach for 2
- Volleyball State appearance – 5years
- Baseball State appearance 2 years
- Golf State appearance- 3 years
- Region 3 coach of the year – 2017, 2019 and 2021
- Played volleyball for over 10 years in Puerto Rico
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- Coached Broken Arrow High School Volleyball, 2013-present
- Varsity Assistant, 2017-present
- Coached club, 2012-present
- NEO A&M Libero
- Registered Dietitian
- Competitive volleyball player for 6 years
- Union volleyball Alum
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Coach Carli Wester is joining us after spending 8 years with Deer Creek High School & Oklahoma Peak Performance. She has experience with every age division, but specializes in 13 and under. She was the first coach at OP2 to earn a trip to Nationals with a 12 National team. Coach Carli attended the University of Oklahoma, where she competed as a Heptathlete on the track and field team! She has also been a high school track coach for the past 10 years. This year she is teaching 4th grade at Jenks Northwest Elementary.
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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.
16 Open Co-Coach w/ Becky Olson, Assistant Club Director of Coaches
- Club ONE Director 15 years
- Bishop Kelley High School – Asst. coach, 2 years
- 12 years coaching at the club level
- Oklahoma State MVP – 2000 and 2001
- Oral Roberts University- 4 year starter
- Oral Roberts University – Team Captain 2 years
- Junior Olympic National Champion – 2001
- Junior Olympic All-Tournament team 2001
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- Club ONE coach, 11 years
- 13 Years Coaching at Club Level 2005-Present
- ORU Volleyball
- Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
- NCAA Division 1 Record Holder Digs Per Game 2004-2009
- CVU Division 1 National Defensive Player of the Year
- 2 Time Mid Con Conference Defensive Player of the Year 2002, 2004
- Canadian Volleyball B National Team
- Provincial MVP and Provincial Champions 2000
- High School Assistant Coach at Victory, Bixby, and Holland Hall 2005-Present
- State Championships at Victory
- 2017, 2018, 20
- State Championships at Victory
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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!
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16 Mint, Head Coach
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.
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14 Pink, Assistant Coach
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 then left the classroom to pursue her passion earning a nursing degree in the Accelerated BSN program at OU-Tulsa and now works as a registered pediatric nurse.
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.
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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.
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16 Pink, Head Coach
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.
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18 Open, Co-Coach w/ Chadd McKee
- Club ONE coach, 14 years
- Coach, Cascia Hall – 4 years
- Head Coach, Booker T. Washington, 2 years
- Oral Roberts University- First Assistant Coach, 16 year tenure
- 10 straight NCAA appearances
- Elite 8 appearance, 1995
- Oklahoma Regional Championship ’08, ’09, ’10, ’12, ’13, ’15, ’16, ’17, 19
- 22 years coaching at the Club level
- Park College-three year starter
- Two-time national qualifier champion – 2010
- AAU Player, All-American, and National Champion
- Park University Offensive Player of the Year
Sophia Chrysler is originally from Saint Louis, Missouri where she attended Whitfield High School. In her career as a starting varsity setter, she received recognition at the regional, sectional, and state level. Sophia is very familiar with club volleyball, playing for competitive teams since age 11. As a senior at the University of Tulsa, she is a member of the indoor and sand club volleyball teams. Sophia is very excited to start her coaching career at Ultimate Performance!