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Coaches

MAGGIE GRIFFIN - Club Founder and Director / Recruiting Coordinator

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 College Prep 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 eight years.  He has worked with all ages (K - Seniors) and abilities (beginners - college bound).  

Bryce is the Master Coach for VCNebraska's Youth Academy  He will also be Master Coaching Youth Club.  Bryce is our small and group "Lesson Extraordinaire", willing and able to coach  all ages, positions, and abilities. 

DAN MADER - VCN Associate Director, Master Coach

- Mader will be head coaching 17 Elite, 14 Black, and Master Coaching the High School Prep group.  He will also be running the 7-9th grade Train and Play Program.

- 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

Coaching Pipeline

Where are they now?  VCNebraska has hosted a multitude of talented coaches in our six years in existence.  

Dan Meske 

  5 Seasons University of Nebraska Assistant

  Current Head Coach at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD

Nate Ngo

  2 seasons as the Graduate Manager at University of Nebraska

  Volunteer Assistant at Cal Poly

  2 seasons as Technical Coordinator for USA Women's National Team

  Current Technical Coordinator for USA Men's National Team

Peter Netisingha

  Volunteer Assistant Ohio University

  2 Seasons as Nebraska Student Manager

  Current Illinois State Assistant 

Mike Owen

  Graduate Assistant University of Nebraska - 2 Seasons

  Current Michigan State Volunteer Assistant

ANNIKA ALBRECHT

MACKENZIE ASHTON

MAGGIE BAUMERT

DREW DAHLIN

PAUL GOODWIN

KENNEDY HEGERT

KENZIE HYDE

SARAH KMITTA (ROLLMAN)

TRISH LARSON

LINDSEY LICHT

NATALIE MORGAN

HEATHER MULLER

ASHLEY NEUJAHR

TERRI NEUJAHR

MARY POLLMILLER

SYDNEY POWERS

ALEXA ROSENAU

BRIGETTE ROOT

LIZZIE SAALE

BROOKE SMITH

KINSLIE TEKOLSTE

VINCENT TOMCAK

MAKAYLA WESTPHAL

RACHEL WESTPHALEN

JORDAN WILBERGER

JUSTINE WONG-ORANTES