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MAGGIE GRIFFIN - Club Owner / Director, Assistant Academy Director

Maggie is the owner and director of VCNebraska.  Maggie has an extensive volleyball background, competing 9 years for the prestigious Sports Performance Volleyball Club out of Aurora, IL.  At the club level, Maggie won 2 Junior Olympic titles, was a 4-time AAU All-American, and 2-time JO MVP.  Maggie went on to compete for the University of Nebraska Husker Women's Program, notably winning a National Championship in 2006 and also leading her team to a National Final in 2005.  After earning her degree from Nebraska, she traveled to Puerto Rico, Switzerland, and the Netherlands to play professionally for two years.  At the conclusion of her playing career, Maggie was offered the opportunity to join her alma mater and become the setting coach under the direction of Coach Cook within the Husker Program for the 2011 season.  

Maggie is currently the VCNebraska Master Coach for the 14 and Under program. She also oversees and directs all age groups.

 


BRYCE HICKERSON - Director of Player Development, Youth Academy Director

 

Bryce Hickerson joined the VCNebraska staff in the summer of 2012 and is now the current Director of Player Development.  Bryce started his volleyball career with the prestigious Sports Performance Volleyball Club in Aurora, IL.  His high school success propelled him into the college scene, where he competed at Missouri Baptist in St. Louis.  Bryce most recently completed a year of professional volleyball for A!B!C Titans in Wuppertal, Germany, where his team won the League Championship.

Since finishing his collegiate playing career, Bryce has coached in and around Lincoln for the past four years.  He has worked with all ages and abilities, as well as everything from Husker camp to Lock-ins.  

Bryce is the Master Coach for VCNebraska's Youth Academy, which begins in the fall of 2012.  He will also be head coaching VCNebraska Elite teams during the 2013 club season.  Bryce is our small and group "Lesson Extraordinaire", willing and able to coach  all ages, positions, and abilities. 

GINA CHAMBERS - 15-18's Coach, Recruiting Coordinator

DAN MADER - 15-18's Master Coach, 14s Head Coach

- Formerly coached 18 Elite at Sports Performance to an 18 Open Gold Medal at AAU Nationals

- Other SPVB 18 Open Accomplishments under Mader

  •        #1 finish on PrepVolleyball.com, 18 Open
  •        JVA Power League Champions, 18 Open
  •        Pre-National 18 Open Champions
  •        Great Lakes Power League 18’s Champions
  •        Wisconsin Dells Showcase Champions, 18 Open
  •        JVA World Challenge Champions, 18 Open
  •        SPVB National Junior Classic Champions, 18 Open

- Starting setter at IPFW 2008-2011

JOE ADAMS


MACKENZIE ASHTON


SHARON BREDEHOFT


JASON BROMM


KATIE CARNES


VINCE CRUICKSHANK


KENDRA FRANK


ANDY FRONTZ


LAURA GASS


PAUL GOODWIN


SHEILA HEITMANN


MACKENZIE HITE


SARAH KMITTA (ROLLMAN)


TERRY KRUSE


TRISH LARSON


LINDSEY LICHT


RACHEL LUCAS


MICHELLE MERTENS


TERRI NEUJAHR


NATE NGO


TY PETERANETZ


MARY POLLMILLER


ALEXA ROSENAU


HAYLEY THRAMER


ALEX WASSEM


MAKAYLA WESTPHAL


JORDAN WILBERGER


CARLY ZIEMER


LAURA BRAMMEIER - Youth Academy Coach


BRIGETTE ROOT - Youth Academy Coach