11 Black Gladys Johnson: Gladys played volleyball in a small 3-A East Texas School as a setter for four years of her high school days. She was awarded all-tournament two out of the four years. After she graduated from college, she began her coaching career at Lake Highlands Junior High. She is currently still coaching there where she is going on to 35 years of employment and happiness as a coach. She was the Junior Varsity coach at Lake Highlands High School in 1994 and in 2003 while still continuing her duties at the junior high. She has been coaching club volleyball for 18 years where she has developed a name for herself. She qualified her 12’s team in 2003 to the Junior Olympic National Tournament. Prior to last season, her 12’s team finished among the top 4 teams in the region. Gladys qualified both her 12’s team for Skyline Juniors finishing 10th in the Nation in 2008 and 19th in 2009. Gladys has a very special love and passion for the game of volleyball. She enjoys using the game to help athletes learn how to better themselves on the court and in life. She is very involved with training younger athletes through club, the junior high and by spending extra volunteer hours coaching young players in various leagues and running training camps.
Courtney Manning: Courtney is entering her third season as an assistant coach. Courtney graduated from SMU with a Sociology degree. She was a 4 Letter middle blocker at SMU. She played with Dallas Juniors her 15s-18s year with Jason Sears and Steve Koch as her coaches. While at SMU, Courtney has received two 2nd team all-conference awards and one 1st team all-conference award. The senior captain holds the record for most blocks in women’s volleyball history at SMU and is second for the most blocks in the C-USA conference. Her junior year, she was voted the MVP on her team. Courtney is excited to be working alongside of her sister, old coaches, friends, and old teammates.
12 Black Shamus Crimmins: Shamus has been playing and coaching volleyball for over 16 years. He moved to Dallas in 2010 to play sand and to coach club. During this time he has served as assistant director for PSA Volleyball Summer Camps and as the assistant coach for the Premier 17's. This will be Shamus' second season with DJSPX, last year he was the assistant coach with the 15 Regional Team as well as the Maccabi games head coach. In addition, Shamus is highly involved with the Sportsplex Volleyball Program. He coaches the weekly skills clinics, works with the volleyball summer camps, and coaches in the seasonal leagues. Volleyball has always been a passion for Shamus and he enjoys training athletes to reach their full-potential in the sport they love.
Lindsey Owens: Lindsey is going on her second season as Assistant Coach with DJSPX. She has coached 6 league teams at sportsplex. She played volleyball in middle school and high school, and played club volleyball high school. She currently plays sand volleyball through Dallas Sport and Social Club. Lindsey also played select softball from the age of 5, including 2 years as a Lady Ram for the softball team at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. Lindsey is a 2013 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University with a BS in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing a Masters in Criminology at Texas A&M University Commerce. She has been a volleyball referee at Sportplex since high school and also referees for SVAA. Lindsey hopes to share her knowledge from her experience with school, club, and college teams with the players and instill the love of the game through teamwork and hard work.
13 Blue- Anne Anne Allen: I have been coaching with Sportsplex for about 5 years and coaching club for over 10 years and I have also been coaching and playing volleyball for 16 years. I played some collegiate volleyball as well as on many national teams and many state championships. I am currently CAP level 2 certified and am a trainer on the athletic development side of the house and a certified nutritionist Coaching,training and volleyball are my passion I love to see my athletes succeed and apply the things I teach them not only to volleyball but life as well. "Leaders have to search for the heart on a team, because the person who has it can bring out the best in everybody else." — Coach K
Mary Lake: Mary is going on her 4th season as a Coach with DJSPX and has been coaching club for 5 years. She has also coached Junior High and Freshman Volleyball as well as 5th grade in the SVAA volleyball league. She played volleyball in middle school and high school, and played club volleyball during high school. She currently plays indoor volleyball through Mesquite Parks and Recreation and sand volleyball through Dallas Sport and Social Club. Mary has a BS in Accounting and is currently pursuing her MBA. Mary hopes to share her passion and love for the game through example and instilling the ideas of teamwork and hard work into her players. "Talent wins games, but Teamwork and Intelligence wins Championships." ~ Michael Jordan
13 Black Jason Sears: Jason Sears has been playing volleyball for over 20 years and has a passion for both playing and coaching the game. Jason played club volleyball while attending Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has continued to advance his skills by playing against some of the best players in the area as well as playing on multiple men’s open teams over the last 20 years. Jason began coaching at the Episcopal School of Dallas in 2000 and continued to coach there until 2007. Jason is entering is second season coaching varsity at Ursuline Academy, with this being his first year as head varsity coach . Jason started his club coaching career in 2002 with the DFW Juniors VBC. In 2003, he began coaching for Dallas Juniors at the 15’s and 16’s age levels. In addition, Jason has been employed as the Volleyball Director at the Sportsplex since 2006 and currently runs all of the youth programs and training at the Sportsplex. Jason has high expectations of himself, his coaching staff, and the players he trains. Jason has been married to his wife, Sara for 14 years. They have a daughter Sloane and a son Brigg. Jessica Nassau: Jessica was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and moved to Dallas in 2007 to play volleyball for the University of Texas at Dallas where she received All-American Honorable Mention. She recently graduated in 2014 with her Master's degree in Counseling and Development and is now working full-time as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC-Intern). She began her coaching career in 2008 coaching 17's at Dallas Summit-Nitro and then went on to focus with 11’s, 12’s, 13’s, and 14’s in summer camps, clinics, private lessons, and leagues at Sportsplex in 2009. Jessica coached the 12 Black team last year with DJSPX. When she is not coaching or working she likes to play indoor and sand volleyball and travel to see her family.
13 Red Shannon Stribos: Shannon joins us from Atlanta, Georgia. She joins us from Lonestar Volleyball club where she most recently coached the 15 National team. She has her Master's in Sports Management from the University of Georgia and works full-time as an Executive Assistant. She started her volleyball career playing club in Atlanta and then went on to play at Centre College where she was a conference weekly individual stat leader in blocking . She began coaching in Atlanta for Centennial High School helping them run their youth middle school program until she moved to Dallas in 2012.
Lauren Hamaker: Lauren is an Austin Native, looking forward to coaching club this upcoming season. She played high school ball all four years at Vista Ridge in Cedar Park Texas getting all-district honors two years there, played 7 plus years of club for Jollyville, APV, and Texas Eclipse for the last three years. Started her college career at Paris Junior College in Paris Texas as a setter, on top of playing she also coached the local club team TNT-15 (fire). After two years she transferred to Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth Texas as a setter. When at Texas Wesleyan University she was awarded All-SAC honorable mentioned the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Currently she is a student-assistant for the Texas Wesleyan University volleyball team while finishing her degree in Exercise Science (Pre-PT).
13 Blue Sara Lindley: I’m from Marble Falls, which is a small town near Austin. My mom is a volleyball coach, and so I got my love of volleyball from her! I started playing on my school team in 7th grade and became the setter. In high school, I continued to play setter. I also began playing club, which I enjoyed so much that I coached a club team for 7th graders as well. I was the captain of my varsity high school team and got all-district honors. I played intramurals in college, and now that I am in dental school I play on a doubles sand team with my friend Carla and on an indoor league here at Sportsplex. I can’t wait to continue coaching and working with the girls!
Carla Hugus: Carla Hugus started playing volleyball in 6th grade. She played varsity all four years of high school. She also played two seasons club. She did not try out for college volleyball because of time constraints and I decided to graduate in three years so that she could get into dental school earlier. However, she did keep her hands on the ball playing for fun. Since returning to the Dallas area three years ago, She picked up playing sand volleyball year round. Last year she started playing sand doubles. she recently stepped back into playing indoor volleyball and am really enjoying it. She is excited to have the opportunity to give back to the sport and help your children love the sport as much as I do.
14 Black Stephanie Waller: Stephanie has been coaching volleyball for nine years and playing for sixteen years. She played varsity for three years at Wylie High School and played club for five years. After high school, Stephanie went to play at the University of Texas at Dallas for the 2007 season. She coached at Victory Volleyball Club from 2006-2009 where she coached 13’s, 14’s, and 16’s. While at Victory, Stephanie also coached the Sportsplex Performance League. She has been coaching at Sportsplex for seven years. She was the assistant coach for the Sportsplex VBC 12’s Team, Head coach of the DJSPX 13 Nike team, DJSPX 14 Local team, and DJSPX 13 Red team. She also coached the 7th grade Red team at Parish Episcopal School of Dallas for the 2011 season where they went undefeated in their conference. Stephanie continues to play adult indoor and sand leagues and hopes to share her knowledge of the game with younger players. Stephanie is excited to be coaching the 14 Black team and is looking forward to another great club season with DJSPX. Ian Fryers
14 Red Devon Handley: Devon is entering her 6th season with the Sportsplex. She coached volleyball for One 10 for the 2008-2009 club season for their 13′s select team. She has coached developmental league since 2005, also at One 10. Devon played volleyball for 8 years and played club for 3 years. Devon is majoring with a degree in English and a minor in Kinesiology so she can coach high school volleyball. She enjoys coaching young girls and spreading her knowledge of volleyball to make her players better. Along with coaching for the Sportsplex Performance League for multiple years, Devon was the assistant coach for the DJSPX’s 15′s and 16’s National club team and the head coach for the DJSPX 12’s Regional team, and 13’s Blue team. Devon has been married to her husband Wes for almost 2 years and have a son named Sawyer who was born August 8, 2015.
Stefani Campbell: Stefani is entering her 3rd season as an Assistant Coach with DJSPX. She played soccer for 15 years within the North Texas Region as well as in college for the University of Iowa. She has always enjoyed watching volleyball as well as playing sand volleyball for fun with fellow coach Devon Handley. She hopes her experience with soccer will help her implement a focus on speed and agility out on the court. Stefani is excited about the upcoming season and hopes to create a fun, hardworking environment for the players.
14 Blue Abby Zipoy : Abby is from Austin, Texas looking forward to coaching club this season. She played 4 years of Varsity volleyball at McNeil High School in Austin, Texas. She started her club volleyball career with Texas Eclipse Junior Volleyball and played with them for 6 years. During her high school career she earned numerous All-District honors and was apart of the first Texas Eclipse team to qualify for Junior Nationals in club history. She continued her love for the sport when she began her collegiate career as an Outside Hitter/Libero at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. Since being at TWU she's been named Libero of Week, All-SAC Honorable Mention, and All-SAC 2nd Team. She is currently finishing her senior year at Texas Wesleyan for the 2015-2016 season. Abby will graduate in May of 2016 with a degree in Athletic Training.
Morgan Reese: My name is Morgan Reese I've been playing volleyball since 4th grade. I am from Denton, Texas. I played volleyball all four years in high school. I got MVP every year. I've been a setter ever since I started playing volleyball. I have such a passion for volleyball, I continued to play after high school. I ended up playing at North Central Texas College ran a 51 and in 2014 we got first in our conference. After North Central Texas college I transferred to Texas Wesleyan university to play volleyball. I've always wanted to coach, and I would love to coach with Abby for your club team.
15 Black Kenzie Bukolt: Kenzie is returns this year for her 6th year of coaching for Dallas Juniors Sportsplex. Originally from Houston, Kenzie graduated from SMU with a degree in Sociology, having played 4 years on a D-1 volleyball scholarship. She completed her first season as Head Coach for the Parish Episcopal Freshmen girls’ volleyball team where her team recorded a 12-2 winning season. Kenzie graduated from Houston’s Westside High School in 2007 where she played four years of high school volleyball. She received two All District First-Team selections, was Captain and voted MVP for her last two years. Kenzie played club ball for Team Texas Elite for five years leading them to an 11th place finish in the National Division of the Junior Olympics in 2007. She also coached volleyball for at risk children at summer camps during her high school years. When not coaching volleyball, she is a Recruiter for HumCap in Plano. Kenzie enjoys volleyball, photography and music.
Becca Ellinor: Becca returns to DJSPX for her first year with the 15’s Black team. Becca graduated from SMU in 2011, where she played volleyball for 2 years and earned a degree in Marketing. When not coaching volleyball, Becca works for The Marketing Arm on the AT&T Project Activation Team where she brings AT&T's corporate sponsorships to life. Becca graduated from Tulsa’s Union High School in 2007 where she played three years of high school volleyball. She received an All-State selection and was named Captain her senior year. Becca played club ball for Tulsa Volleyball Club (now ClubONE) for three years and was named Captain her last year. Becca enjoys volleyball, skiing, all water sports, running, and playing with her 60lb lap dog Gracie.
15 Red Chris Pecina: Chris has been around volleyball through playing, coaching and officiating. With seventeen years of experience coaching club volleyball, Chris ran his own club, Mesquite JOVC, for 6 years, while coaching 14, 16, & 17s. He has spent the other 12 years with Dallas Juniors coaching 11-14s and 16s. He has also served as a TASO Volleyball official for twelve years and USAV official for one year. He teaches at McDonald Middle School in the Mesquite ISD. He enjoys being with family and friends and has a daughter, Makenzi and a son, Jake. Chris stays active by playing in sand leagues, texting, rearranging living room furniture and training for marathons (White Rock, Austin, etc.). #GoDJSPX
15 Blue Lindsey Owens Kelsey Berry Kelsey is joining DJSPX for her first season as an assistant coach. She comes with four years of club experience and fourteen years of school and recreational experience. Kelsey played her high school career locally at Allen High School, graduating in 2010. She then moved to San Marcos, TX and played on the club team for Texas State University before moving back to the north Texas area. While playing here in North Texas, Kelsey volunteered and taught basic skills to younger athletes at summer volleyball camps. During her club career at Kahuna USA, Kelsey obtained multiple awards including the Aloha Spirit award and team captain. When away from the court, Kelsey is a Chiropractic Assistant, assisting patients with muscular re-education. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys any type of outdoor activities, exploring with her two dogs, and pursuing her degree in Criminology from UTD."
16 Black Hope Johnson: Hope started playing volleyball when she was in the 4th grade, fell in love with it and has been playing and coaching competitively ever since. She is from Missouri, which is where she started and played most of her life. Hope played volleyball through High School, and went with her team to state and won 2 of the 4 years. She then received a scholarship to a Jr. College where she played for 2 years and was All American. After that she was awarded a scholarship to University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. After college, Hope continued to play on competitive USAV club teams and competitive coed leagues. She has 3 children, 2 are girls. When they were old enough to play, Hope started coaching at their Jr. High School, where she coached for 8 years, and in the off season coached their Club Teams. Hope has coached Club teams for 10 years, all in Missouri, until recently when she moved to Texas and coached a 16’s club and has been coaching for Sportsplex for the last 5 years. She has coached 14's, and 15's Regional teams and this year the 16 Black team.
Shamus Crimmins: Shamus has been playing and coaching volleyball for over 16 years. He moved to Dallas in 2010 to play sand and to coach club. During this time he has served as assistant director for PSA Volleyball Summer Camps and as the assistant coach for the Premier 17's. This will be Shamus' second season with DJSPX, last year he was the assistant coach with the 15 Regional Team as well as the Maccabi games head coach. In addition, Shamus is highly involved with the Sportsplex Volleyball Program. He coaches the weekly skills clinics, works with the volleyball summer camps, and coaches in the seasonal leagues. Volleyball has always been a passion for Shamus and he enjoys training athletes to reach their full-potential in the sport they love.
16 Red Amanda Marfisi: Amanda has coached several teams and clinics for all ages including little spikers (1st grade) up through collegiate men’s volleyball. She coached 2 years at Austin Juniors before arriving in Dallas. In 2012 she had 2 1st place finishes in local tournaments with Austin Juniors. In 2013 she led her 15 Red team to a Gold division runner up finish at the Houston classic where they were originally ranked in the high 70s. She took that same team to compete at the AAUs in Orlando, Florida. This is her 3rd year with DJV 16 regional team. Coaching Philosophy: As a coach I am focused on two main things: team and leadership development. On an individual level I strive to teach a leadership, communication and responsibility commitment that can apply on and off the court. From there everything else is about the team. There are no individuals on the court, just team dynamics and how each person contributes to the overall team potential and goals.
17 Black Jason Sears: Jason Sears has been playing volleyball for over 20 years and has a passion for both playing and coaching the game. Jason played club volleyball while attending Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has continued to advance his skills by playing against some of the best players in the area as well as playing on multiple men’s open teams over the last 20 years. Jason began coaching at the Episcopal School of Dallas in 2000 and continued to coach there until 2007. Jason is entering is second season coaching varsity at Ursuline Academy, with this being his first year as head varsity coach . Jason started his club coaching career in 2002 with the DFW Juniors VBC. In 2003, he began coaching for Dallas Juniors at the 15’s and 16’s age levels. In addition, Jason has been employed as the Volleyball Director at the Sportsplex since 2006 and currently runs all of the youth programs and training at the Sportsplex. Jason has high expectations of himself, his coaching staff, and the players he trains. Jason has been married to his wife, Sara for 14 years. They have a daughter Sloane and a son Brigg.