Crissy Nelson Co-Director and Founder - 11 Black
Nelson founded the club in 2009 and has been a Co-Director since the beginning. HIGH SCHOOL: Crissy Stewart-Nelson started playing volleyball at a very young age but her true passion and career began at Urbandale High School. She earned 8 letters in volleyball, soccer and basketball and earned All-Conference honors in all 3. She earned many all- tournament honors and served as captain on the team for multiple sports. During all of high school Nelson played club volleyball for the Power Point Volleyball Club. Through this club she competed in National tournaments and ran a 5-1 on the top team all 5 years. COLLEGE: After high school Nelson continued her career at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As a freshman setter she led the nation in assists per game averaging 13.36 assists per game. She also was 4th in the nation in kill percentage. As a freshman starter she ran a 5-1 and was she named 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-District, 2nd Team All-Region as well as being honored 1st Team All-Tournament at numerous tournaments. During her sophomore season as a setter again she was named captain of her team. Again she lingered in the top 5 in the nation consistently in assists per game, and in serving percentage. This sophomore season Nelson was honored 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Region. In 2001 her team won the regional finals to qualify for the NJCAA National tournament. In the NJCAA National tournament her team ended up 2nd in the Nation. Nelson was honored 1st-team All-National –Tournament team, and led the national tournament in assists. After completion of the season she was honored as a 1st Team All-American. After Kirkwood, Nelson earned a scholarship to play at NCAA Division 2 school, Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a setter for this successful program she helped her team qualify in 2001 for the NCAA Division 2 National Tournament. This season her team finished first in the conference and continued to linger in the top 10 in the nation during the entire season. Grand Valley finished this season 4th in the Nation. Nelson ran a 6-2 this season. The previous year the team had qualified for the national tournament but only finished in the elite 8. Coaching Experience: Nelson began coaching during college. During her freshman and sophomore year she coached the 16 and 18 teams for Rapid City Spikers club volleyball team. Many of her players went on to play in colleges such as Simpson and Kirkwood. After college Nelson came back and was an assistant and setting coach for Drake University during the 2004 season. The following winter she coached a 14 U team for Urbandale. This team was made up of Urbandale players and qualified for state. She also continued to help out with many summer camps including working the Drake and UNI individual camp focusing on the setters. After Drake, Nelson went on to coach as the Urbandale High School assistant varsity and head JV coach. Back at her alma mater, her team lost in the district final to go to state. Both years the varsity team had winning seasons and the JV had winning seasons as well. During her time at Urbandale she helped out with many camps and gave setting instructions to many developing athletes. After taking 2 years off to have a baby she came back to her roots and along with co-founder Shannon Stewart started a new club- Power Plex Volleyball Club. COLLEGE RECRUITMENT: Nelson’s many different schools and experiences of going through the recruiting stages makes her a great reference for collegiate bound athletes. She has been involved in the process twice as a player and has established many contacts through this process as a coach and player. The contacts and knowledge she has acquired is outstanding, and she strives for the club to be the best in all aspects. Personal: Nelson has a true passion for playing and coaching volleyball. She has played for 25 plus years of playing experience and has been coaching since 2000. Nelson is married to Nick and they have 3 children, Colby, Lyla and Charlie.
Tina Miranda Co-Director
Miranda has been a Co-Director of the club since 2010, after a year of coaching for the program. High School: Tina attended Iowa Falls High School in Iowa Falls, IA. During her high school career Tina was a varsity starter and earned all-conference honors in volleyball, basketball, and track. She was a member of the 2000 Class 2A State Championship Volleyball team. She was named 1st team all conference and 1st team all district her junior and senior years. College: Tina is a 2006 graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College where she was a starting setter and captain of the Tiger Volleyball team from 2004-2005. Tina participated in the NAIA National Tournament in 2004 and 2005 helping the Tigers reach the National Tournament the only two times in school history. She was named 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Region as well as being honored 1stTeam All-Tournament at numerous tournaments. Her junior year she was an Honorable Mention All-American, and her senior year was named 3rd Team All-American. Before transferring to Iowa Wesleyan in 2004 Tina played for Indian Hills Community College for two seasons. Coaching: Tina began her coaching career as a club coach for Panther Elite out of Iowa Falls, IA. Tina was also a former Assistant Coach at Grand View University in 2007. Personal: Tina is married to Josue Miranda and they have 2 children, Gabby and Max.
Kekailoa "KK" Palea - Coordinator of Training and Program Enhancement- Head coach of 18 Elite Black and 17 Elite Black
Playing Experience: KK grew up in Kent, Washington and played club ball for Sports Performance of Tacoma for 5 years as an Outside Hitter. He then continued his volleyball career at Graceland University as a setter and libero. KK continues to compete at the adult level both indoor and beach. Coaching Experience: KK began his coaching career as an assistant on the top 14u and 16u teams at Club Wahine Volleyball club out of Burien, Washington. He was with that club for 4 years. During this time he was also the JV coach and Assistant Varsity coach at Highline High School also in Burien, Washington. After making the move to Lamoni, Iowa to continue his playing career at Graceland, he started off working summer camps for a number of High Schools in the state of Iowa and Missouri. He then proceeded to be a head coach for one of Graceland’s Women's JV program. For 5 years KK coached for Graceland University Women's Program and 1 year with the Men’s program. KK then moved to Cedar Falls and was given the Volunteer Assistant position at the University of Northern Iowa. During his 2 years at UNI he was in charge of DS/Libero training and scouting of opposing teams. He was a part of 2 undefeated conference seasons and their highest AVCA ranking at #5 in the nation going into the NCAA tourney. KK finally decided to step away from college coaching and helped create a volleyball club called Club Iowa Juniors (CIA) based out of Cedar Falls. KK has been the lead trainer for ages 15-18 at the club since it's beginning in 2010. In the 2015 season KK coached the 18 Black, 16 Black and 15 Silver for CIA and was able to get all 3 teams to the Girls Junior National Tournament. Over the course of 7 years his teams accrued 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medal finishes at National Qualifiers. He has 2 third place finishes at Nationals and a National Championship in the USA division. KK has coached and helped kids get to programs like Illinois, UCLA, Nebraska, Mizzou, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Florida State, UNI, Drake, Denver, Iowa State, Georgia State, Winona State, Upper Iowa, UNO, Northern Illinois and Loyola. Personal: KK and his wife Candice are Waukee residents and are expecting a little pineapple mid November 2019.
Pam Davis - Assistant Director of IPP and Xtreme Beach, Lesson coordinator, Camp Coordinator-Head Coach 15 Elite Black, Head Coach 16 Elite Red
High School: Graduate of Norwalk and 3 sport athlete - starting as a freshman in Volleyball, Softball and Basketball with all conference, all region and all state honors in all three sports. College: Davis attended Bemidji State University (Northern MN - DII school) on a volleyball and softball scholarship. She started all 3 years in both sports. Volleyball she was a 6 rotation outside hitter. Softball she was the leadoff hitter and starting Left Fielder. In both sports she had multiple all conference and all tournament honors and hold records for number of digs and hitting percentage. Coaching: Davis has been coaching since college. She has coached softball, basketball and volleyball. This will be her 2nd year with Iowa PowerPlex Personal: After college I continued to play volleyball, playing at least 3 times a week in the highest competitive leagues in Des Moines. I've traveled all over the US playing women’s and coed volleyball with some of the best players in Des Moines. Davis resides in Urbandale and enjoys being active with her Husband - Bill, Daughter - Olivia, Stepson - Nick and Vizsla - Chester.
Emilio Mendoza Coordinator of Mentorship and Coaching- Coordinator of Xtreme Beach, Head Coach 16 Elite Black, Head Coach 14 Elite Black
Emilio Mendoza, Volleyball Client Development / Coach: Emilio coached and directed all of the volleyball activities at MVP Sports. His Central Iowa Select VB program was well-known throughout the region. Playing/Officiating Experience: E started playing volleyball in 1988. He was a High School and NCAA referee and had a Junior National rating as a USA Volleyball official. High School Coaching Experience: JV coach at Waukee High School in 2008 and Freshman coach at Dowling Catholic High School in 2009. Collegiate Coaching Experience: Assistant coach at Central College in 2006, assistant coach at Grand View College in 2007 and assistant coach at Simpson College in 2010-11. USAV Club Coaching & Directing Experience: Spans 20+ years including coaching stints at Westside Juniors, IPVA (one of the founders), Iowa Rockets, directed and coached the volleyball programs at Sports University and Central Iowa Select. Iowa Region High Performance Program: He was one of 33 coaches invited to the Olympic Training Center in 2001 as USAV introduced the HP Pipeline to better identify younger athletes for future National teams. E brought the HP program to the region that summer and has been involved with the program since. Emilio’s GYNT National teams won Gold medals in the 2012 USAV HP Championships held in Des Moines and in 2013 HPC in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Awards: E received the Iowa Region Male Coach of the Year in 2002 and received the Iowa Region Outstanding Club Director award in 2007. Club Accomplishment: CIS 16M won the USA Volleyball Nationals’ American Division held in Columbus, Ohio in the summer of 2012 as well as numerous high finishes by various CIS teams.
Holly Siebert - Summer Excel Director - Assistant Coach - 18 Black
Holly Schmidt started playing volleyball in high school and was a two-time first team all state honoree, named her conference’s MVP both her junior and senior year. She led her team in kills, aces and blocks and was a two-time all-regional, four-time all-district, three-time all-conference and three-time all-conference tournament team honoree. She also participated in basketball and softball at the high school age. She then went on to college and competed as a RS/S at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She saw action in 114 or 125 collegiate matches. Her freshman and sophomore year she was a strong right side blocker, having multiple games with 10 blocks. During her sophomore year, she had rotator cuff surgery and started her junior and senior year as a setter in a 6-2 line up, averaging 19 assists per game. During her time at UMKC, she was a member of a plethora of clubs and was the recipient of multiple awards. After earning her Bachelor of Arts and Marketing in 2011, Holly returned to UMKC to work as a graduate assistant in the UMKC Athletics Marketing Team. She graduated with a Master’s of Arts degree in Higher Education. Following her graduation, she then moved to Iowa to start a career and is still actively participating in indoor and outdoor volleyball teams. Seibert started with PowerPlex in 2016. Seibert worked the summer excel training program it’s first year in 2015 and became a coordinator the following season. She has been the coordinator and a driving force ever since.
Maddie Farrel - Head Coach - 18 Red
Maddie is coaching the 17s elite red team for the second year in a row. She has been coaching for 6 years; 4 of those years have been with Iowa PowerPlex. Maddie is a defensive specialist and libero from Waukee, Iowa. She played volleyball for 4 years at Waukee High School. She also played softball and ran track earning varsity letters in all 3 sports, including honorable mention in the CIML conference for softball her senior year. Maddie has been playing volleyball for over 12 years. She has coached both volleyball and softball. She played club volleyball in central Iowa for 4 years and almost had an undefeated club season her senior year. Maddie continued to play noncompetitively at the University of Northern Iowa where she graduated with a degree in Interactive Digital Studies with minors in both marketing and graphic technologies. Maddie worked in the UNI athletic department for 3 years. She now has a full-time position as a Digital Project Manager & UX Specialist at Strategic America. Maddie gives volleyball lessons to all age groups and helps at various camps throughout the year.
Susan Elder - Assistant Coach - 18 Red
High school, at South-east Webster Grand (yes that is in Iowa) she was a 4 time letter winning middle hitter that was known for her energy on the court. Elder was a 2 time team captain, voted MVP 2 years in a row by her teammates, 4 time academic all-conference recipient and a 2 time all-conference team recipient. Elder continued her volleyball career at Central College in Pella, IA where she continued to be a ball of energy at the college that was known for having a quick offense and the best cheer squad in the conference. At Central she was voted rookie of the year by my team, Elder was team captain for one year, and received the spirit award 2 years in a row. She was involved in a number of student organizations at Central and strongly believe lessons learned in volleyball are applicable to many areas of life. Elder has supported the coaching staff for a variety of club teams in Pella and coached at Centrals team camps. This is Elders first year coaching at Plex and she is very excited about it! Elder lives in West Des Moines and is an HR Generalist at Strategic America, an advertising agency. When she is not working she enjoys biking with Brian, her better half, and taking care of her patio plants.
Ian Woodward - Assistant Coach - 17 Black
Born and raised in Hawaii, 4 year varsity player his senior year he made 1st team all conference and 3rd team all state. He attended Graceland university on a volleyball scholarship. After he graduated he was the assistant varsity volleyball coach for the women's and men's teams. In 2011 he started coaching at Grand View University. He helped with the women's and men's teams. Ian also coached for Iowa 515 and helped get that club up and going. Woodward started with PowerPlex in 2016.
Dani Richardson - Head Coach - 17 Red
I have been coaching volleyball for 7 years. I coached for 3 seasons at Norwalk High School where I was the Freshman Coach for 2 years, JV Coach for 1 year, and Assistant Varsity Coach for all 3 years. I spent my first 4 years of club season coaching for the Norwalk Volleyball Club; 2 years at 13U and 2 years at 14U. After, I moved on to coach at Ohana Volleyball Club where I coached the 15U National Team my first year, taking this team to the USA Volleyball National Tournament in Detroit, and the 16U National Team my second year, taking this team to the AAU National Tournament in Orlando. I moved on to help coach the CIS 15 TPP team at PowerPlex Volleyball Club this past season. I was primarily a setter, while also hitting and playing as a defensive specialist from time to time, for Norwalk High School all 4 years. I also played softball and ran track in high school as well earning varsity letters in all 3 sports, including honorable mentions, 2nd team all-conference, and 1st team-all conference awards throughout my time as well. After high school, I attended Grand View University where I had the opportunity for both softball and volleyball. I chose to take the softball scholarship there. I graduated in the fall of 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. I have been working for MidAmerican Energy for almost 3years now. I am so excited to officially be a part of the Plex Family this season!
Karleigh Halpin - Assistant Coach - 17 Red
I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where I played club volleyball with the Rapid Spikers for 7 years. I was a three sport athlete throughout my high school career at Ottumwa High School. I earned 9 varsity letters throughout softball, basketball and volleyball. I was first team all-conference my sophomore through senior season for volleyball, playing six rotations as an outside. I am now a junior outside hitter at Grand View University studying Multimedia Communications-Sports Media with a minor in Sport Management. I have coached 13s, 18s and now 17s. This will be my third year coaching. I am very excited for my first season with PowerPlex!
Bailey Zoss - Assistant Coach - 16 Black
I graduated from Valley High school in 2015 and played all 4 years as a DS/Libero. In high school I played for Powerplex from 2011-2015. I also played sand volleyball all through my high school career from 2011-2015 and qualified for USA beach nationals in 2015 in Santa Monica California. I continued my career at Indian Hills Community College! I played there for 2 years as a DS/Libero. We were ranked in the top 10 in the nation both years. After my two years I transferred to Southern Arkansas University for my Junior and Senior year! I also have enjoyed helping and coaching with many camps and clubs, court and sand over many years of my volleyball career!
Taylor Axelson - Assistant Coach - 16 Red and 15 Black
“Taylor started playing volleyball in the 4th grade and has been in love ever since. She played her entire career for NORCO VBC out of Northern Colorado where she was born and raised. She attended Thompson Valley High School and played both varsity volleyball and golf. Her playing career ended at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA. She was a 3-year starter helping the rams to four Midwest Conference Championships, extending the steak to 7 consecutive years, making it to the NCAA National tournament three out of the four years. Tay has been coaching since before she could drive, (yes, her mom had to drive her to her own practices & the practices she coached). She coached at Eastern Iowa Extreme for the past four years. Last season she coached the 17U team that won the Girls Junior National Championship in the National level, including six NCAA Division I commits. Tay graduated in May, and moved to downtown DSM, she does Data Science and Risk Analytics for Channel & Merchant Credit at John Deere.”
Troy Bush - Head Coach - 16 Regional
Troy is now starting his 3rd year with Iowa PowerPlex and brings years of playing and coaching experience with him. Troy has been involved with volleyball since 1992. That was the first year he started to play volleyball and became very attached to the sport. Troy played club ball out of the Minneapolis Region for 10 years in the elite division of AA-A. Troy started his coaching experience with the 18U Team out of Owatonna, Minnesota. This team was part of the Northern Lights Club. For the past few years Troy has been coaching his daughter's team and looks forward to a great and successful season with the Iowa Power Plex Volleyball program.
Haley Bush - Assistant Coach - 16 Regional
Was a three time letter winner while at Waukee High School. She helped lead Waukee to its first State Tournament appearance since 2011. As a senior, she recorded 310 kills,15 assists, 201 digs and 46 aces throughout the regular season. Haley is also a four time All Academic Award winner and was selected as a member of the 2018 Senior All-Star Team.
Amy Hobart - Co-Head Coach - 15 Black 2
Amy was raised in NE Iowa where she started playing volleyball when she was 10 years old. It was in Waverly where Amy played Right Side Hitter for Coach Eavon Woodin, who just received her 1,000th win! After High school, Amy decided to become a nurse and due to the heavy course load, the college requested students to be devoted to course work over athletics. Amy was then able to start coaching freshman volleyball at Waverly under her former coach and also play club volleyball at the University of Northern Iowa, where she was attending to get her General Education courses. After college, due Amy's work schedule, she was unable to continue coaching High School Volleyball, but that lead her to start coaching Club Volleyball for 16U for her Alma mater. In 2010, Amy made the move to Des Moines, where she continued to play. In 2014, a position opened up for a Freshman Head Coach at Waukee, and Amy remained there for 3 years. During her time at Waukee, Amy was able to coach Club Volleyball for the Waukee program until she decided to be a traveling nurse in 2016. Then in 2017, a new opportunity arose in Urbandale, where Amy took the position as Junior Varsity Head Coach. Amy has been with PowerPlex since 2017. Other interests include playing volleyball herself, spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors!
Cali Harmsen - Co-Head Coach - 15 Black 2
Cali Harmsen is excited to begin her third year coaching with PowerPlex Volleyball She loves to surround herself with a variety of knowledgeable coaches to learn and grow as a coach herself. She empowered her players to become strong, confident, and aggressive on the court. Personal: Not only does she love coaching, but she loves playing volleyball! In her free time she plays sand volleyball in the summer, and indoor volleyball during the winter. Her passion for the game goes back to middle school. Through camps, tons of practice, pick-up games, and tough coaches she became the Waukee High School setter on the Varsity team. Her coaches were great mentors and lit a fire under her every game to push through and be the leader of the team. After high school Cali went to Iowa State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, with health, coaching, and reading as specializations. The competitive spirit has stuck with her and she is anxious to share that passion with her team!
Alyssa Mueller - Head Coach - 15 Red
Alyssa has played volleyball for most of her life, throughout middle school and high school for the Johnston club team. She began coaching in college by assisting her father with a 12s team in the Johnston Club. From there, she coached for the Urbandale Club and started her own club team with the help of a fellow coach. Alyssa has been with the club since 2006 and also is a co- coordinator of the Jr. league program. Alyssa was a Middle Hitter in high school and has played co-ed rec league court and sand volleyball throughout college and after graduation. A Wartburg College graduate in both International Business and Spanish, she works full-time as a Business Analyst in West Des Moines.
Sophia Volk - Assistant Coach - 15 Red
Sophia is a graduate of Van Meter High School where she was a 4-year varsity volleyball player. Her Junior year she was 1st team all-conference and her senior year was 1st team all-conference, all-district as a unanimous decision. She played a year of collegiate volleyball at Loras College in Dubuque and transferred to Grandview University in Des Moines where she’s studying Elementary Education. She played club volleyball at PowerPlex and is excited to begin her coaching career with them. Sophia can’t wait to see the other side of the game and is ready to start coaching for 15s Team PowerPlex.
Abbie Tonie - Head Coach - 15 Regional
Abbie graduated from Johnston High School where earned 11 varsity letters, 3 for volleyball. She played club volleyball during high school and went to Junior Nationals in 2001 and 2004. After high school, Abbie played volleyball at Carnegie Mellon University where she was the team captain in 2007. She was a chameleon on the volleyball court who played many different positions including middle, outside, and right side. Abbie has 5 years of experience coaching club volleyball and joined the PowerPlex family in the fall of 2018. She’s a fan of all her current and former players, and has been lucky to see many go on to play at Division I,II and III volleyball programs. Abbie earned her JD/MBA from Drake University Law School and works as a Program Manager for a large health insurance company.
Daryl Batt - Assistant Coach - 14 Black
Daryl played volleyball at Hotchkiss High School in Colorado and was a varsity starter for 3 years. She earned All-Conference honors and was awarded United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete. Daryl played four years of club volleyball at Mesa Juniors Volleyball Company. She was captain for both her high school and club teams. Daryl went on to play volleyball for Simpson College for two years and was awarded Outstanding Teammate her senior year. During her years at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, she played club volleyball with both the men and women’s teams. She was a Tournament Director for Jeffco High Performance Volleyball Club and worked with the head coach of the National and Olympic Women’s Team of Bosnia. Daryl has been coaching club volleyball for four years. She coached 13U at Jeffco HP and 15U and 16U at Indianola Volleyball Club. She just started her first year of school ball at Urbandale Middle School. Daryl owns Daryl.A.Batt Photography and is a full-time photographer specializing in weddings and portraits.
Janessa Rosebeck - Head Coach - 13 Black
Janessa has been with the club since 2016. She was also a former player at PowerPlex. Janessa Rosebeck is a setter from Waukee, Iowa. She has played all four years of volleyball at Waukee High School. She was named 1st team All-Conference her senior year. She started playing volleyball in 4th grade and continued to play at the intramural level at the University of Iowa. She was Waukee High School’s sophomore head volleyball coach for the Fall 2016 season. Janessa, currently, plays beach and indoor volleyball leagues year round in the metro. Janessa teaches 3rd grade at Willowbrook Elementary in Altoona. Janessa is ecstatic to be a part of the Powerplex staff again and is eager to get this season started!
Morgan McLaughlin 12 Black
Morgan grew up in Urbandale, IA and attended Waukee High School where she played volleyball for 4 years before graduating in 2014. Morgan then went on to continue her volleyball career at Simpson College where she played for two more years as a defensive specialist/libero, while getting her degree in Accounting and Business Management. She is also a former PowerPlex player. Morgan has 2 years of experience in coaching volleyball at Waukee and Indianola. She is now a full-time accountant at an accounting firm in West Des Moines. Outside of work, she loves staying active in indoor/sand volleyball leagues. She is excited to be part of the PowerPlex coaching staff and is looking forward to the season!
Erin Bramble 12 Black
Erin was born and raised in Waukee, Iowa and attended Waukee High School where she played volleyball throughout middle school and high school before graduating in 2014. She earned varsity letters in volleyball, track and field, and bowling throughout high school in addition to academic honors in each sport. After high school, Erin attended Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota where she continued her track and field career while earning her degrees in Marketing and Mass Communication: Public Relations. She has 2 years of experience coaching youth volleyball and track and field. Currently, Erin works as a Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer at a local CPA firm. She also coaches high school track and field in the spring. Outside of work, Erin enjoys staying active playing recreational sports and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to be part of the PowerPlex coaching staff this year and is looking forward to the season.
Shannon Stewart - 11 Black
Stewart co-founded the club with Nelson in 2009, but left after 3 years to be the assistant varsity coach at Waukee High School. Shannon attended Urbandale High School where was a varsity starter and earned all-conference, and third team all-state honors in volleyball, while also lettering in track, soccer and basketball. She was a member of the 2000 IPVA team that qualified for Jr Nationals. Shannon continued her career at Simpson College where she was a 4 year starter and letter winner playing outside and middle hitter. She was named Iowa Conference MVP in 2003, as well as Iowa Conference player of the week several times, 1st team all-conference, 1st team all-district and 1st team all-region throughout her career . Her junior year she was named 3rd Team All-American. In the fall of 2015, she was inducted into the Simpson College Hall of Fame where she still ranks in the top 10 in career blocks, aces, kills, hitting percentage and digs, and is among 1 of 7 seven players in school history to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career. Shannon began her coaching career as a club coach for Indianola Club while still at Simpson. She coached at Urbandale Club before taking the sophomore coaching job at Dowling for a year, then coaching at Waukee High School as the JV and varsity assistant coach from 06-07. She took a few years before running to the assistant varsity position at Waukee in 2011. She ran the Waukee Volleyball Club for 3 years until she left the Waukee program. She returned to PowerPlex in the winter of 2016 as a roaming coach, while assisting with the Jr League and Evolution programs. She is very excited to be back coaching a team this winter and continuing to watch the program grow.
Ed Brogean - Floating Coach
Ed Brogean, Head Coach for 18 Black Dubuque, Iowa native and 2004 Dubuque Senior High School graduate Ed (Frederick) Brogean was a four-year member of Clarke’s men’s volleyball program. As a senior, Brogean topped the 1,000-kill mark, earned Mid-America Men’s Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) East Division first-team All-Conference honors and was voted the Crusaders’ MVP. He led the East Division in both blocks and kills, and was named to the MAMVIC East All-Tournament Team. Brogean ranks fourth in career block solos (79), fifth in kills per set (3.41), sixth in attack attempts (2,294), service aces (72) and total blocks (231), seventh in kills (1,005) and points (1,271) and eighth in attack percentage (.259) and block assists (231). As a member of Clarke’s men’s tennis program, Brogean finished second as a freshman and sophomore in No. 2 doubles at the Northern Illinois – Iowa Conference Tournament. In his Hall of Fame questionnaire, Brogean said “I want the Clarke Community to know that the major part of my growth as a person and adult happened during my years at Clarke College/University. The staff, teachers, coaches etc. were a huge part of my personal development and my faith development. I want the community to remember my love for the Clarke Athletic programs through my participation and support in athletic events and my fun loving, competitive spirit that brought many different people together.” Coaching: Brogeans most recent coaching endeavor was with Van Meter High School as their head varsity volleyball coach. He turned a losing program (9-19) into a winning programs (21-9) in his first year. Prior to his stint at Van Meter, Brogean spent three seasons as the head varsity volleyball coach at Waukee High School. He guided Waukee to back-to-back state quarterfinalist finishes. Personal: Brogean is an executive resolution manager with the Customer Care and Recovery Group at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Des Moines. He has been with the company since 2009. Brogean is active in the Des Moines Pride and the Iowa Power Plex Volleyball Club, and is a member of the Urbandale Church of Christ. Brogean received his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Clarke in 2009. He earned a masters of business administration in organizational leadership from Upper Iowa University. Ed resides in Windsor Heights, Iowa with his 2 year old twins, Zylir and Zuri.
Morgan Potts - Floating Coach
Morgan attended Waukee High School in Waukee, Iowa. She was a varsity Libero earning all conference honors and setting a career digs record. Morgan went on to be a combined 4 year varsity player at both the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa as a DS/Libero while earning a Business degree. After earning her degree and completing her first year of work in Chicago, Morgan moved back to Des Moines. She has had previous coaching experience within both Minnesota and Dubuque clubs and is still involved in grass, sand, and indoor volleyball teams. Morgan is looking forward to starting her coaching career here with Powerplex.
Raphael Lima Seabra - Floating Coach
Raphael enters his fourth season as a coach for the Vikings. It will be his first season as a Graduate Assistant Coach. Raphael graduated from Grand View at the spring of 2019. He was part of the men’s volleyball program at Grand View University for four years. During these four years, he collected four conference titles, two national championship runner-up and one national title for the Vikings. Raphael also collected some individual achievements such as Conference Tournament Team on his freshman year and the Champions of Character award during his junior and senior year. Raphael came from Brazil during August of 2015. During his four years as a student at Grand View University, Raphael was part of two different student leadership teams. Holding a position of Vice President of the Residential Experience Council for his last two years as a student, Raphael was able to extend his leadership and help the Grand View Community. At the end of his senior year, he was recognized as the Most Inspiring Student Leader of that year. On his sophomore year, Raphael started student coaching for the Women’s Volleyball program. During his first year, he was part of a team of three student coaches who ran the Junior Varsity program and also assisted the Varsity team. During his second season as a student coach, Raphael took the position of Student Head Coach of the Junior Varsity Program, while also assisting the Varsity team. Starting his fourth season, Raphael will have responsibilities on both Junior Varsity and Varsity programs.
Charity Miller is excited to learn and grow as a coach with Power Plex! Charity is a graduate of Des Moines Lincoln where she participated in volleyball, track, and softball. After graduating from Iowa State University she began her teaching and coaching career at Washington High School. Charity is a veteran high school coach with 14 years experience, 12 at ADM High School where she has served as the JV coach, assistant varsity coach, 8th grade AAU coach, and ADM AAU Volleyball Director. Charity enjoys the active mom lifestyle of rocking her tan minivan to several sporting events for her three kids; Avery, Rhyan and Ty.
I started coaching volleyball for Hudson while I was in college at the University of Northern Iowa. After graduating I got my first job as a PE Teacher and have had the opportunity to learn from 2 great coaches over the last 4 years at Clarinda and Oskaloosa. I Just made the move to West Des Moines and I am teaching PE and coaching Volleyball for West Central Valley.
Originally from State Center, Iowa, Katelynn graduated from West Marshall High School where she was a three-year letter winner in volleyball. She was also a three-year letter winner in softball, basketball, and track. She began playing volleyball when she was 10 years old, and played AAU through her senior year of high school. Katelynn decided to continue her volleyball career at Simpson College in Indianola beginning in the fall of 2011, however she was unable to play her freshman year due to an ACL injury. She was fortunate enough to be able to play two seasons at Simpson as an outside hitter and a defensive specialist. She was also a member of the basketball team during her time at Simpson. Katelynn graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training in May 2015 and has begun her fifth year working for Athletico Physical Therapy as one of Waukee High School's Athletic Trainers. She currently lives in Urbandale with her husband, Payton and they have one son, Mason, who was born in December 2018. Katelynn is excited to begin her 5th year of coaching at PowerPlex and looks forward to another fun and successful season!
Originally from State Center, Iowa, Catherine graduated from West Marshall High School in 2019 where she was a four-year letter winner, and four-year starter, in volleyball. She was also a letter winner in softball and track. She began playing volleyball when she was 8 years old, and played club through her senior year of high school. Catherine played at our very own PowerPlex her last 4 years of club volleyball. During her 11 years of volleyball she played about every position, but focused more on defensive specialist and outside hitter. Catherine will be attending Iowa State University in Ames starting in the fall of 2019. While at Iowa State, she will be a part of the volleyball team as a manager while also studying Actuarial Sciences. Catherine is excited to begin her 1st year of coaching at PowerPlex and looks forward to a fun and successful season!
Monica is originally from Blue Earth, Minnesota where she began her volleyball career as a setter. She then went on to Simpson College in the Fall of 2013 to set for the Storm. Monica has coached and organized many different camps and teams varying in ages since high school. She loves the game and cannot wait to begin another season coaching with PowerPlex! Monica graduated in December 2016 from Simpson with her Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. She now works for Elite Eye Care as a Vision Therapist helping people of all ages with vision related learning disabilities and visual dysfunctions.
Devan is originally from Milford, Iowa and graduated from Okoboji High School where she was a three-year letter winner in volleyball, a four year letter winner in track and dance, and a one year letter winner in swim team. She began playing volleyball when she was 11-years-old and played AAU through middle school and freshman year of high school. Devan continued to play at the intramural level her freshman year at Colorado State University-Pueblo, and played at the University of Iowa noncompetitively. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Interdepartmental Studies and a minor in Social Work and is currently works at Prelude Behavioral Services as a substance abuse counselor. Devan currently plays beach volleyball leagues in the metro area. Devan is excited to be a part of the PowerPlex team and eager to see what this season brings.
Bill is now starting his 2nd year with Iowa PowerPlex and brings 20+ years of volleyball experience with him. He has played club volleyball, competitive leagues, and still plays beach volleyball. Bill has coached the 15s Regional team and is involved with coaching in Powerplex’s various, clinics, camps, and beach program.
This is Natalie's first year coaching with PowerPlex. She has previously played for PowerPlex on the 18U team. She has played volleyball since she was 10 years old. Sieck played high school volleyball at Ankeny High School as a right side hitter and played defense as well, making several state appearances. She has played for volleyball clubs in the Des Moines area on elite teams since she was 12 years old. She then went on to play college volleyball. Sieck moved to Kansas and attended Kansas City Kansas and then transferred to William Penn, where she played volleyball for 2 seasons. She graduated in 2016 with her Bachelors in Sociology-Criminology and a minor in Human Services and Psychology. She has coached all age levels through high school and college. She currently lives in Ankeny, Iowa and has a 2 year old daughter, Mila. She works for a healthcare company WebCare Health as a patient services representative. Natalie is very excited to begin coaching club and sharing her passion and knowledge for the game!
This is Jordan’s 1st year coaching at PowerPlex. Jordan grew up in Bloomfield, Iowa and attended Davis County High School where she played volleyball throughout middle school and high school. She graduated in 2006 and went on to play at Ellsworth Community College. During her high school career, she earned her varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, softball, and in addition to academic honors. Jordan played club volleyball for the “Great River Juniors” her junior and senior year traveling across Iowa to continue to improve her skills. She was named 1st team all-conference in volleyball her senior year. During her time at Ellsworth CC, she was ranked 8th for Aces per game in the JUCO national standings. She coached 7th/8th softball for 2 years while attending school before she graduated in 2008. She attended Iowa State University for 1 semester and then took a Disney Internship that moved her to Orlando, Florida. While in Florida, she worked for Disney World for 2 ½ years and continued her education at University of South Florida getting her degree in Finance. While attending school @USF she was involved in a few rec volleyball leagues. Jordan played middle/outside hitter and was a very strong server throughout her high school, club and college career. Currently, Jordan works full-time as Claims Specialist in the Operations Department at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Outside of work, Jordan is a mother of 2 kids and enjoys staying active playing recreational volleyball and spending time with her family. She is excited to be part of the PowerPlex staff and is looking forward to coaching young athletes to help them excel and improve their performance while also making sure they never lose their love of the game.
Anna Klatt started off playing volleyball at a young age as her aunt was a head volleyball coach at Newton. Klatt would spend a few weeks every summer at her aunt's volleyball camps, which were some of her most cherished memories growing up. During middle school and into high school Klatt played AAU volleyball in the spring. She played 4 years of volleyball at Sioux Central High School as a setter. Besides volleyball she also played softball and earned HS varsity letters, all conference awards, and was a varsity captain in both sports her senior year. Klatt also received the “best passing” award and the “team player” award for her positive attitude on and off the court. Klatt graduated from HS and continued to play co-ed indoor and sand volleyball while at Iowa State University where she graduated with a degree in Psychology with minors in both HDFS and Criminology. After college her love for volleyball continued as she continued to play co-ed indoor and sand volleyball any chance she got. Volleyball has taught Klatt many life lessons and she has gained many friendships through playing. Klatt now work full time for a non- profit as a supervisor for an Integrated Health Home Program. Klatt will have her first year in 2019 coaching at Plex and she am super excited to jump right in!
Danielle Pierson - Training Coach
Danielle has played volleyball for most of her life, throughout middle school and high school in Northern California. She moved to Iowa to play NCAA Division II volleyball at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA. From there she moved to the Quad Cities to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. After graduate school she moved to Des Moines where she starting coaching club volleyball for Iowa Powerplex. Danielle has coached 13-15 national level teams. This year she will be a floating coach to help out wherever she is needed. Danielle was an outside hitter and Libero throughout her club, high school and college career. She continues her love for the game with playing women’s rec league when she can! She works full time as a Chiropractor and owner of her business in Ankeny.