Joe Sunder, 18 Black Head Coach

Austin Skyline: Entering 3rd Season

2018-2019 Special Recognition for his dedication to Austin Skyline Juniors


​Joe Sunder is going into his third season with Austin Skyline Juniors staff this season as the 18 Black head coach and 16 Royal assistant coach.  Sunder has extensive playing experience and high knowledge of the game. Sunder is a former member of the Penn State Volleyball team (2007-2012) and United States Men’s National Team (2008-2015). Sunder finished his college career with five EIVA Conference Championships, five NCAA National Semi-Final appearances and one NCAA National Championship (2008). After college, Sunder continued his professional volleyball career overseas, competing in leagues in Slovakia, Germany, Italy, Turkey, and Puerto Rico. 

Raised in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Sunder was a four-year volleyball letterwinner at Hempfield Area High School. He was named the WPIAL AAA Most Valuable Player in 2007. After graduation from Hempfield High School, Sunder began his career at Pennsylvania State University. In 2009 he was named Second Team All-EIVA and named to the EIVA All-Championship Team. In 2010 year Sunder received Second Team All-EIVA, NCAA National Championship All Tournament Team, EIVA Championship-All Tournament Team, and EIVA Championship Tournament Most Outstanding Player. By 2011, Sunder was named AVCA First Team All American, First Team All-EIVA and EIVA Conference MVP, EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team, three-time EIVA Player of the Week, AVCA National Player of the Week, and two-time Mike Anderson Player of the Game winner. Sunder finished the season ranked fourth in the nation with 4.54 kills per set, while his .361 hitting percentage ranked ninth. In 2012, he was named First Team All-EIVA, and EIVA Conference MVP. He was also named Second Team AVCA All American and finished his career with six EIVA player of the week awards. Sunder left his mark at Penn State ranked 6th in Penn State history in career aces, 5th in career kills, and 4th in total attacks.

After his successful career at Penn State, Sunder pursued his career oversees playing professionally. In 2012, he played for Volley Team Unicef in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he led his team to a Slovak Cup League Championship. In 2013 he traveled to Buhl, Germany to play for TV Buhl Volleyball Club, finishing 3rd in the league. Sunder led Sir Safety Perugia Volleyball Club to a semi final appearance in Perugia, Italy in 2014. In 2015 Sunder split time in both Istanbul, Turkey with Galatasaray Sports Club, and Corozal Plataneros in San Juan, Puerto Rico, both finishing their seasons with semi-final appearances.

Sunder was a member of the USA Volleyball organization from 2008-2015. In the summer of 2008, Sunder played outside hitter and opposite for the United States Junior National Team at the NORCECA Championship in San Salvador, El Salvador, where the team finished third in the tournament to qualify for the 2009 World Championship. Sunder then competed for the U.S. Men's Junior National Team at the 2009 FIVB Men's Junior World Championships in Pune, India. In 2013, he was selected to represent the United States at the Pan American Cup tournament in Mexico City. 


Vicente Rojas, 15 Royal Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: Entering 1st Season


Vicente Rojas joins is entering his first season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 15 Royal assistant coach.  Vicente began his volleyball career playing sand volleyball in Corpus Christi, Texas. After high school, Vicente attended the Texas State University where he became a practice player for the Varsity Volleyball team, which lead to becoming a Volunteer Student Assistant Coach.   After two years at Texas State he transferred to Texas A&M Corpus Christi where he was a Student Assistant Coach for two years under Tony Greystone and Kendra Potts.

Vicente has 10 years of club coaching experience among various organizations in Austin, Corpus, and most recently San Antonio. He has a total of 6 Junior National Appearances, bringing home a USA bronze medal in 2014 with his 15-national team. He obtained Bachelors in Exercise Sports Science and has recently moved to the Austin area in pursuit of a Masters in Healthcare Administration at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Vicente’s coaching philosophy goes far beyond the skills taught on the court, as he feels it is the life-lessons learned through the game that will impact the future of today's youth. Respect, discipline, communication, effort, and teamwork are a few of the driving forces that help educate the true meaning of a student athlete. In addition to creating a high-level competitive atmosphere it is very important to never forget why we picked up a volleyball in the first place, for the love of the game and the fun we have playing it!


Rachael Kidder, 13 Royal Head Coach

Director of ASJ Leadership Council

Austin Skyline: 4th Season


​Rachael Kidder is going into her fourth season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 13 Royal head coach. Prior to Austin Skyline, she was a volunteer assistant coach with The University of Texas at Austin. Rachael is an experienced coach, having coached for three years at the Sports Shack during her collegiate career at UCLA as well as two years coaching at Actyve Volleyball club in Santa Monica, California. 

Rachael played four years of volleyball in at Moorpark High School. She was named All-Ventura County, All-Marmonte League and L.A. Daily News and Ventura County Star All-Area each season, earned team MVP and Female Athlete of the Year honors as a senior and was ranked 10th on the PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces list and named to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50. Rachael was honored as the ESPN Rise California State Player of the Year as a sophomore and named to the ESPN Rise California All-State and AVCA Under Armour All-American Teams as a senior. She was a team captain each of her last two seasons and produced 1,139 kills in her four years. Rachael was coached in volleyball by Brendan Hanson, named to the 18 Open Gold Division All-Tournament Team at the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior Olympic Championships, and was a 2007 JO 18U National Division gold medalist with Point West Volleyball Club. She also won a gold medal with the 2008 Women's Junior National A2 Team at the High Performance Championships and was an 18U silver medalist with Sports Shack at the 2008 Volleyball Festival. 

After graduation from Moorpark, Rachael accepted an offer from UCLA to join their collegiate volleyball team.  During her sophomore year at UCLA, she was named to the All-Pacific -10 Conference honorable mention team. In 2011, Rachael was named AVCA All-America, All-Pacific Region and All Pac-12 First Team, as well as being ninth in the nation in kills and points per set. Rachael was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament and named to the Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention team. In 2012 she went on to be recognized as an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American. 

After having so much success at UCLA, Rachael was highly sought after to start her professional career to play overseas. Kidder began her professional overseas career in January 2013, in Puerto Rico for Valencianas De Juncos, where she established herself as one of the elite young athletes in the league. Soon after finishing the season in May 2013, Rachael was invited to the U.S. Women's National Team where she trained and played for several months before leaving for her second international experience in Italy. For the 8 month season, she played for IHF Volley Club. 

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2012-AVCA All-American 
  • 2011-Division 1 National Champion 
  • 2011-Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament 
  • 2011-Top 10 in the Nation in kills and points per set 
  • 2011-All Pac-12 1st Team 
  • 2011-All-Pacific Region 
  • 2010-All Pac-10 Honorable Mention 
  • 2009-USA Junior Nationals 18- Open All Tournament 
  • 2009-Team MVP & Female Athlete of the Year 
  • 2005-09 L.A. Daily News & Venture County All-Star Team 
  • 2009-All-Ventura County 
  • 2009-All Marumonte League 
  • 2008-AVCA Under Armour All-American Team 
  • 2006-ESPN Rise CA State Player of the Year​


Austin Skyline Season Highlights 2018-2019

  • Qualified 12 Royal for the Tour of Texas 
  • #1 in the Lone Star Conference 12 Royal
  • Finished 2nd Place at the Mizuno Lone Star Classic National Qualifier in the National Division
  • Qualified for Nationals - 12 Royal

  • Qualified 18 Royal for the Tour of Texas


​Austin Skyline Season Highlights 2017-2018

  • 15 Royal 3rd Place Girls Juniors National Championships - American Division
  • ​15 Royal Qualified for GJNC 

Kyle Luongo, 17 Royal Head Coach

Austin Skyline: Entering 1st Season


Kyle is entering his first season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the head coach for 17 Royal and 12 Royal.  Kyle comes to Austin Skyline after spending the previous 5 seasons as an assistant coach at Pepperdine University.  The Waves experienced continual growth during Kyle's tenure and in the 2018 campaign earned a birth into the second round of the NCAA tournament and a final ranking of 29th in the country.  Kyle helped bring in two ranked recruiting classes and train multiple All-American and All-Conference student athletes.


Prior to Pepperdine Kyle spent one season at University of Michigan.  Kyle is a former member of the Pepperdine University Men's Volleyball program (2008-2010).  In each of his seasons they finished 2nd, 3rd, and then 5th Nationally.  Prior to Pepperdine Kyle played two years at Pierce College. He led the squad to the state finals as a freshman and followed that up with a semifinal appearance his sophomore year. He prepped at Highland high school where he was League MVP his Senior season.


At the club level Kyle has coached multiple teams to medal finishes at Nationals; a Bronze in Open in 2011 being the highest finish. 


Kyle and his wife Melissa have two daughters, Hannah and Harper.

Molly Dean, 17 Molten Head Coach
Austin Skyline: Entering 1st Season

Molly Dean is entering her first season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 17 Molten head coach.  In addition to Austin Skyline Juniors, Molly is a Geometry teacher, as well as the varsity assistant coach for Cedar Park High School and the varsity assistant soccer coach.  In Molly's first season with CPHS volleyball the team she assisted the team to finishing as a Regional Semi-Finalists.


Molly graduated from the University of Missouri in 2011 with a Bachelors in Secondary Education. Over the last four years in St. Louis, Molly served as the head varsity volleyball coach at Webster Groves High School.  During her time at WGHS she earned Conference Coach of the Year honors in her first season. As the head coach, her team won the Conference Championship twice, took second in District, and had the best winning record of the past ten years. Additionally, Molly served as the Head Varsity Boys volleyball coach at Christian Brothers College, coached for the High Performance-STL Volleyball Club for both boys and girls at the high school and grade school levels.


From 2016-2019 Molly was the Co-Director for the High Performance St. Louis (HPSTL) Beach Program, training over 300 athletes and competing at the National level. While Molly was directing the beach program HPSTL the program qualified more teams for Beach Nationals than any other club in the country. 




Kyle Luongo, Assistant Director

Austin Skyline: Entering 1st Season


Kyle comes to Austin Skyline after spending the previous 5 seasons as an assistant coach at Pepperdine University.  The Waves experienced continual growth during Kyle's tenure and in the 2018 campaign earned a birth into the second round of the NCAA tournament and a final ranking of 29th in the country.  Kyle helped bring in two ranked recruiting classes and train multiple All-American and All-Conference student athletes.


Prior to Pepperdine Kyle spent one season at University of Michigan.  Kyle is a former member of the Pepperdine University Men's Volleyball program (2008-2010).  In each of his seasons they finished 2nd, 3rd, and then 5th Nationally.  Prior to Pepperdine Kyle played two years at Pierce College. He led the squad to the state finals as a freshman and followed that up with a semifinal appearance his sophomore year. He prepped at Highland high school where he was League MVP his Senior season.


At the club level Kyle has coached multiple teams to medal finishes at Nationals; a Bronze in Open in 2011 being the highest finish. Kyle will be the 12 Royal and 17 Royal Head Coach for Austin Skyline Juniors for the 2019-2020 season.


Kyle and his wife Melissa have two daughters, Hannah and Harper.


Joe Sunder, 16 Royal Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: Entering 3rd Season

2018-2019 Special Recognition for his dedication to Austin Skyline Juniors


​Joe Sunder is going into his third season with Austin Skyline Juniors staff this season as the 18 Black head coach and 16 Royal assistant coach.  Sunder has extensive playing experience and high knowledge of the game. Sunder is a former member of the Penn State Volleyball team (2007-2012) and United States Men’s National Team (2008-2015). Sunder finished his college career with five EIVA Conference Championships, five NCAA National Semi-Final appearances and one NCAA National Championship (2008). After college, Sunder continued his professional volleyball career overseas, competing in leagues in Slovakia, Germany, Italy, Turkey, and Puerto Rico. 

Raised in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Sunder was a four-year volleyball letterwinner at Hempfield Area High School. He was named the WPIAL AAA Most Valuable Player in 2007. After graduation from Hempfield High School, Sunder began his career at Pennsylvania State University. In 2009 he was named Second Team All-EIVA and named to the EIVA All-Championship Team. In 2010 year Sunder received Second Team All-EIVA, NCAA National Championship All Tournament Team, EIVA Championship-All Tournament Team, and EIVA Championship Tournament Most Outstanding Player. By 2011, Sunder was named AVCA First Team All American, First Team All-EIVA and EIVA Conference MVP, EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team, three-time EIVA Player of the Week, AVCA National Player of the Week, and two-time Mike Anderson Player of the Game winner. Sunder finished the season ranked fourth in the nation with 4.54 kills per set, while his .361 hitting percentage ranked ninth. In 2012, he was named First Team All-EIVA, and EIVA Conference MVP. He was also named Second Team AVCA All American and finished his career with six EIVA player of the week awards. Sunder left his mark at Penn State ranked 6th in Penn State history in career aces, 5th in career kills, and 4th in total attacks.

After his successful career at Penn State, Sunder pursued his career oversees playing professionally. In 2012, he played for Volley Team Unicef in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he led his team to a Slovak Cup League Championship. In 2013 he traveled to Buhl, Germany to play for TV Buhl Volleyball Club, finishing 3rd in the league. Sunder led Sir Safety Perugia Volleyball Club to a semi final appearance in Perugia, Italy in 2014. In 2015 Sunder split time in both Istanbul, Turkey with Galatasaray Sports Club, and Corozal Plataneros in San Juan, Puerto Rico, both finishing their seasons with semi-final appearances.

Sunder was a member of the USA Volleyball organization from 2008-2015. In the summer of 2008, Sunder played outside hitter and opposite for the United States Junior National Team at the NORCECA Championship in San Salvador, El Salvador, where the team finished third in the tournament to qualify for the 2009 World Championship. Sunder then competed for the U.S. Men's Junior National Team at the 2009 FIVB Men's Junior World Championships in Pune, India. In 2013, he was selected to represent the United States at the Pan American Cup tournament in Mexico City. 


Jenny Phillips, Assistant Director

​Austin Skyline: Entering 4th Season


Jenny Phillips is entering her fourth season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the Assistant Director.  Prior to Skyline, Phillips has spent the two seasons as the Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She was at the University of Houston since 2012, coming in as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator and elevated to Associate Head Coach under Head Coach Kaddie Platt for the 2014 season. She had a hand in all aspects of Cougar volleyball, specially the development of offense and the setters. During her time at UH, she helped lead the Cougars to 41 victories, including an 18-2 in season in 2013, a mark nine wins more than the previous year.

A veteran of the state of Texas and a well-respected instructor, Phillips joined the UH staff after spending the 2011 season working under Platt at Houston Baptist University as an assistant coach. In her lone season at HBU, she helped guide the Huskies to a 22-9 campaign and a semifinals appearance in the Great West Conference Tournament.  Prior to HBU, Andrew spent one season at the University of Virginia as Recruiting Coordinator and Offensive Coordinator. She also previously coached for Austin Junior Volleyball where she won national qualifiers, qualified for Juniors Nationals twice, and received the 2010 Coach of the Year Award.

Phillips was a four-year letter winner at the University of Texas and was instrumental in the team's success as a 6-foot-2 setter. She helped her team to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Sweet 16 in 2004 and Elite Eight in 2006. She was named Most Valuable Player in 2006, was a Big 12 Academic All-Conference and Commissioner's Honor Roll selection. She was invited to try out and made the United States Volleyball National Team A2 Roster prior to her senior season at Texas.

“Jenny was a valuable Longhorn and part of the transformation of making it what it is today. She has continued to give back to the sport and passionate about the game and giving back” said Jerritt Elliottt, University of Texas Head Volleyball Coach.

Phillips graduated from Texas in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sport Management. She is the daughter of Randy and Connie Andrew who reside in Lafayette, LA. She recently married Brian Phillips in September of 2019.  She also has a younger sister, Lauren, who resides in Beaufort, SC with her husband, Chris.


Mika Mierzswa, 14 Royal Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: 1st Season


Mika Mierzwa is going into her first season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 14 Royal assistant coach. Mierzwa was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas where she attended Ray High School making varsity her first season with the Texans and earning the starting libero position. As a freshman she was named the 2010-11 All South Texas Newcomer of the Year. As a sophomore she garnered first team All-South Texas honors and was named 31-4A Outstanding Defensive Specialist and continued achieving All-South Texas honors well into her junior year by being named varsity captain and earning first team all-district and academic all-district honors. She competed in the 2012 USAV High Performance Championships for Lone Star High Performance as the starting libero. As a senior was named first team All-State, the first volleyball player from W.B. Ray to receive all-state and all-state academic honors. Mika was additionally named 31-4A District Most Valuable Player. 

Mika continued her love of the game into her collegiate career as a defensive specialist at Coastal Carolina University and her freshman year she appeared in 30 sets in 18 matches posting a season-high 10 digs in a win over Florida Atlantic. The Chanticleers went on to win the Big South championship her freshman and sophomore year, and her last season with the Chants they went onto win the Sun Belt conference as well, totaling 3 NCAA tournament appearances. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science specializing in cellular biology, molecular and genetics. 

Cody Redfern, 13 Black Head Coach

Austin Skyline: 1st Season


Cody Redfern joins Austin Skyline Juniors this year as the 13 Black Head Coach.  Cody is a graduate from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies, middle leveled education and a M.S. in Educational Leadership.  

After graduation, Cody began teaching 7th grade Accelerated Science at the Laura Bush Middle School in Lubbock.  In addition to his teaching assignments, he was Head Coach for the 7th and 8th Grade B Volleyball teams, Assistant Coach for the 8th Grade A Volleyball team, Head Coach for the 7th Grade B Basketball team and Head Coach for Track.  In the Fall 2019, Cody was Head Coach for the 9th Grade Volleyball team and Assistant Varsity Coach.  Starting in Fall 2019, Cody accepted a teaching position for 7th Grade Science at Canyon Ridge Middle School in Leander ISD.

Cody’s Club Volleyball experience includes two years at the Next Level Volleyball Club as the Head coach of the 12 Red and 12 Elite teams.  He also became certified in the Gold Medal Squared systems and became a contract employee during the summer of 2019 delivering GMS clinics and camps for middle and high school athletes.

Cody is excited to return to his love of volleyball and sharing his passion with the pre-high school aged athletes. Cody and his wife Rebecca have two daughters, Harper (2015) and Holland (2019).


 

TEAMHEAD COACHASSISTANT COACH

 

  
12 ROYALKYLE LUONGO REILY BUECHLER
12 BLACKNATASHA VAN STREEPENKASSIDY FRANKS
13 ROYALRACHAEL KIDDER  SARAH PALMER
13 BLACK

CODY REDFERN

 KAT TURMAN
14 ROYALROBERTO FRONTERAMIKA MIERZWA
   
15 ROYALMALLORY BURNS  VINCENT ROJAS
15 BLACK NICOLE CREEK HEATHER STONER
16 ROYAL

JENNY LUKE 

 JOE SUNDER
   
17 ROYALKYLE LUONGO CHAD STIELSTRA
17 BLACKKILEY WOODSALLIE BRAK
17 MOLTENMOLLY DEANBRANDI CAMPOS
18 ROYALDON FLORAREILY BUECHLER
18 BLACK JOE SUNDERKARL VAN REUSEN

 





Don Flora, 18 Royal Head Coach

​Austin Skyline: Entering 4th Season

2016 Head Coach of the Year

Don Flora is going into his fourth season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 18 Royal head coach.  In addition to Skyline, Flora in his first season at Southwestern University with a visit to the NCAA Final Four.  Flora joined SU as the fourth winningest active coach in Division III volleyball with an .820 winning percentage. Flora comes to Southwestern after reviving a fledgling Texas Tech program. In his five seasons in Lubbock, Flora guided the Red Raiders to 67 wins, twice as many victories as the program earned in the five years prior to his arrival. Additionally, Flora coached two American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Americans, multiple All-Region and All-Big 12 selections and nine Big 12 All-Academic selections this past season alone, the most of any team in the conference. Prior to Texas Tech, Flora served as the assistant coach at New Mexico State after an illustrious career at the University of La Verne. Flora developed the Leopards into an elite national power as one of only three programs to finish ranked in the top ten in the final AVCA national poll nine straight seasons (2000-08) with five Final Four appearances. He was named the AVCA and Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year after guiding ULV to an NCAA Division III title in 2001. A four-time AVCA West Region Coach of the Year, Flora and the Leopards won nine consecutive Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships and set the SCIAC record for consecutive wins with 56 victories spanning five seasons.


Flora graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from La Verne in 1990 before later returning to the classroom to earn his master’s degree in the leadership and management curriculum in 2000. While volleyball is his main focus now, Flora was a three-sport athlete in college, competing on the football, tennis and volleyball squads where he was a two-time all-conference setter. In his spare time, Flora is heavily involved in USA High Performance along with various club circuits, junior development programs and camps in the southwest region and across the nation. Flora, a native of Covina, Calif., and his wife, Jeanne, currently reside in Georgetown with their two daughters, Annika and Alexis.


COACHING EXPERIENCE 2015-present: Southwestern University Head Coach 2011-15: Texas Tech Head Coach 2009-11: New Mexico State Assistant Coach 1998-08: La Verne Head Coach (women's) 1993-97: La Verne Head Coach (men's) 1993-97: La Verne Assistant Coach (women's)


2018-2019 Austin Skyline 16-Royal Team of the Year
2018-2019 Austin Skyline 16-Royal Qualified - USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships finishing with a 9-1 record

2016-2017 Austin Skyline 13 Royal Qualified - USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships finishing 5th in Open

2016-2017 Austin Skyline 13 Royal 1st Place Northern Lights National Qualifier - Open Division

2016-2017 Austin Skyline 13 Royal 3rd Place Big South National Qualifier - American Division

2016-2017 Austin Skyline 13 Royal 7th Place Mizuno Lone Star Class - Open Division


PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1987-90: University of La Verne


THE FLORA FILE Hometown: Covina, Calif. High School: Charter Oak '86 Alma Mater: La Verne '90, '92 Bachelor's Degree: Social Sciences Master's Degree: Leadership & Management 


Don & his wife Jeanne have two daughters, Annika and Alexis.

 



 

Kyle Luongo, 12 Royal Head Coach

Austin Skyline: 1st Season


Kyle is entering his first season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the head coach for 17 Royal and 12 Royal.  Kyle comes to Austin Skyline after spending the previous 5 seasons as an assistant coach at Pepperdine University.  The Waves experienced continual growth during Kyle's tenure and in the 2018 campaign earned a birth into the second round of the NCAA tournament and a final ranking of 29th in the country.  Kyle helped bring in two ranked recruiting classes and train multiple All-American and All-Conference student athletes.


Prior to Pepperdine Kyle spent one season at University of Michigan.  Kyle is a former member of the Pepperdine University Men's Volleyball program (2008-2010).  In each of his seasons they finished 2nd, 3rd, and then 5th Nationally.  Prior to Pepperdine Kyle played two years at Pierce College. He led the squad to the state finals as a freshman and followed that up with a semifinal appearance his sophomore year. He prepped at Highland high school where he was League MVP his Senior season.


At the club level Kyle has coached multiple teams to medal finishes at Nationals; a Bronze in Open in 2011 being the highest finish. 


Kyle and his wife Melissa have two daughters, Hannah and Harper.

Mallory Burns, 15 Royal Head Coach

Austin Skyline: Entering 3rd Season

2017-2018 Coach of the Year


Mallory Burns is going into her third season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 15 Royal head coach. Burns earned "Coach of the Year" for the 2017-2018 season at Austin Skyline Juniors. In addition to Skyline, Burns started her coaching career in 2009 and joined the Hutto High School coaching staff in 2014 as the Volleyball Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant. In 2016, Coach Burns was named the Head Coach for the Lady Hippo Volleyball program. In 2019, Burns marked her 100th program win as head coach for the Hutto varsity volleyball program.  


Prior to Hutto, she spent five years coaching at Canyon Ridge Middle School in Leander ISD. All five years at CRMS she was the 8th grade Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Track Coach. Burns graduated from Euless Trinity High School, where she lettered in Volleyball and earned an Academic All-State award her senior year. She also participated in basketball during her high school career. She attended The University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachlors of Arts in Mathematics with a focus in teaching through the UTeach Natural Science Program.

Burns graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and is married to Ryan Burns, stepson, Bryce, and Brynn.  She enjoys spending time with family and her biggest influence in her life is her father, Coach Scott Harman.


Brandi Campos, 17 Molten Assistant Coach
Austin Skyline: Entering 1st Season

Brandi Campos is entering her first season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 17 Molten assistant coach.  Brandi is a former member of the Southwestern University Volleyball Program (2015-2018), winning one Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championship, one Division III NCAA West Regional Championship, making three Division III NCAA tournament appearances, along with one Division III NCAA Final Four appearance in 2016. Brandi is currently a Volleyball, Basketball, and Track coach at Hernandez Middle School in Round Rock.

Southwestern University Player Accolades

  • Director of Athletics Academic Excellence Award – Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018
  • SCAC Academic Honor Roll – Fall 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Dean's List - Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019
  • 4x SCAC Defensive Player of the Week- 2017 (Week 3, Week 4, Week 5), 2018 (Week 6)
  • 2017 SCAC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2017, 2018 All-SCAC Second Team
  • 2018 SCAC Elite 19 Award Winner 
  • 2018 SCAC Volleyball All-Tournament Team
  • 2019 SCAC Woman of the Year Award Nominee
  • 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award Nominee
  • Beyond Sports Volleyball Tour Participant in Costa Rica (2018)


Prior to Southwestern University
Attended East Central High School, San Antonio, TX

  • Four letters in volleyball
  • Two letters in Basketball
  • Volleyball Second Team All-District – 2011
  • Volleyball First Team All-District – 2012, 2013, 2014
  • District 28-6A Volleyball Defensive Player of the Year – 2013, 2014



Kylie Woods, 17 Black Head Coach
Austin Skyline: Entering 2nd Season

2018-2019 Team of the Year Assistant Coach

Kiley Woods is going into her second season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 17 Black head coach. Coach Kiley Woods has 9 years of head, varsity volleyball coaching experience and just finished her first year with Austin High School. 

Woods began her head coaching experience at Monte Vista Christian (MVC) in California by taking over a team that lost every single league game the year before her arrival. With the implementation of her structured program and high expectations, the team went on to win the league in her first year as head coach. Woods continued to develop a winning atmosphere from the ground up. Over her time at MVC, the team was two-time league champions, had six appearances at the California Interscholastic Federation Central Coast Section (CCS), won CCS in the 2016 season and made it to the NorCal Championship match, finishing top three in their division for California. 

Prior to accepting the head coaching volleyball position at MVC, Woods had worked at the collegiate level at Oregon State University, where she assisted the coaches and was team manager for four years working under former USA Women's head coach, Taras Liskevych, and former Australian Women's National team head coach, Mark Barnard. 

In 2018, Woods was the head volleyball coach at Brentwood Christian and also worked as the assistant coach on the 16-Royal team for Austin Skyline Juniors Volleyball Club under Don Flora. Woods has a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science and a M.A. in Kinesiology; and has taught Dual Credit Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, IPC, Health and Business Finance. She also was an adjunct professor for Colorado Christian University. 

Playing Experience: 
2003 Oregon - High School State Champion
2004 Oregon - High School State 5th place finish
2005 Oregon - High School State 3rd place finish
 
Coaching Accolades: 
Winning record for 9 seasons, coached: 2011-2019
2011 and 2016 Coach of the Year for D-IV California CCS
2016 CCS Coach of the Section
CCS Playoffs: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (Champions), 2017
NorCal Finalist D-IV 2016
2019 Austin Skyline 16-Royal Team of the Year
2019 Austin Skyline 16-Royal Qualified - USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships finishing with a 9-1 record

Allie Brak, 17 Black Assistant Coach
Austin Skyline: Entering 1st Season

Allie Brak is entering her first season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 17 Black assistant coach. Prior to Austin Skyline, she was an assistant coach with Rockwood Thunder VBC’s 16 Elite squad in St. Louis, Missouri. Last year she helped Rockwood’s 16 Elite squad qualify for Nationals at Colorado Crossroads in 16 Open and to a 19th-place finish at Nationals in 16 Open. 

Allie was a four-year starting outside hitter for Truman State University, an NCAA Division II program. As a senior in 2014, she was named an AVCA Second Team All-American and an AVCA Midwest All-Region member. Allie was also named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year after leading the conference in both kills and points per set. As a junior, she was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, an AVCA All-Region First-Team member, a Great Lakes Valley Conference First-Team member, and a Daktronics All-Region Second-Team member. In 2012, she was named to the All-MIAA First-Team and Daktronics All-Region Second-Team. As a freshman in 2011 she was an All-MIAA honorable mention selection. She was named the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week (Division II) twice during her career (October 9, 2012 and September 23, 2014). Allie ended her career at Truman with 1,549 kills and 1,263 digs, becoming just the 7th player in program history to surpass 1,000 of each. She holds several records for the program, including the school record for single-season kills, kills per set, double-doubles and matches with 20+ kills.

Allie played four years of volleyball at The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas. She was a two-time bi-district champion during her sophomore and junior years before attaining a district title and state semifinal run as a senior. During her senior season, she was named the District 4-4A Hitter of the Year, a Texas Girls Coaches Association (TCGA) 5A All-Star Team Member, TGCA 5A All-State, TGCA All-Academic, HM Lone Star, and Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Honorable Mention selection. She played club volleyball for Skyline Juniors and TAV in Dallas. 

Allie lives in Austin and works full-time as a licensed attorney. She graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law and holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Truman State University. She enjoys spending time with her Australian Shepherd and playing volleyball. 

Roberto Frontera, 14 Royal Head Coach

Austin Skyline: 3rd Season

2017-2018 Team of the Year Head Coach


Roberto Frontera is going into his third season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 14 Royal head coach. Roberto began his volleyball career in Puerto Rico with four years at Colegio Espiritu Santo HS. He continued playing six more years in the Atlanta area with the Georgia Tech Men’s club and USVBA teams in the Southern Region (SO) before moving to the Austin Area in 1989. In Texas, he played over 20 years with several teams in the Austin and Houston area. He received a silver medal in the 1993 US Open Championships in Memphis and a bronze medal in the 1994 USVBA Mixed-Six National Volleyball Championships in Las Vegas. In 2011 his Burgess team based out of the Southern California region finished 3rd place in the US Open Championships in Dallas (45 & over division) behind Fog Canada and Volley & Cia from Brazil. Additionally, he competed as a Open/AA Beach player for many tournaments and events in Texas, Colorado, Louisiana and Florida.

Roberto started coaching at Austin Metro volleyball in 2001 where he became assistant director until 2006. AMV was eventually acquired by Adam Johnson in 2007. He continued coaching for Austin Junior Volleyball from 2006 until 2017. In 2003, Roberto qualified two AMV teams (15 Black and 17 Black) to the Girls JVNC in Atlanta by going undefeated at Lone Star Regionals and 1st place in the Club Division at the Mizuno Lone Star Classic. In 2004, Roberto qualified AMV 16 Black to the Girls JVNC in Houston by going undefeated in the Open Division at the North East qualifier in Baltimore. In 2006, Roberto qualified AMV 16 Black to the the Girls JVNC in Atlanta by going undefeated at Lone Star Regionals. In 2009, Roberto qualified AJV 15 Navy to the Girls JVNC in Miami by getting 2nd place in the Club Division at the Mizuno Lone Star Classic and received coach of the year award. In 2010, Roberto qualified AJV 15 Mizuno to the Girls JVNC in Reno by getting an Open bid at the Mizuno Lone Star Classic.

In addition to junior clubs, Roberto coached the University of Texas Women’s volleyball club from 2004-2006. He is also a founding member of the volleyball league at the Dripping Springs Youth Sports Association where he has coached 3rd to 6th grade level teams since 2012 and serves as a Board Member. He also coached Varsity at Marble Falls High School 2015-2016.

Roberto is married to another volleyball coach, Paige (1995), has two children, Ryann (2003) and Lourdes (2007), and resides in Driftwood, Texas since 1997.

Kassidy Franks, 12 Black Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: 2nd Season


Kassidy Franks is going into her second season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 12 Black assistant coach. Kassidy began her volleyball career in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she played club volleyball for seven years, six of which were served as Team Captain. She attended and played volleyball for Booker T. Washington High School, playing four years as a varsity outside hitter. Kassidy ended her high school career with a 2014 All-State Team designation and recognition as the Oklahoma Female Academic Athlete of the Year. 

Following high school, Kassidy attended the University of Texas at Austin. Over her college career, Kassidy assisted with her hometown club clinics and camps in the off-season.  Graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Minor in Business Administration, she now works at The Legal Connection in Austin, Texas as a legal records analyst as she pursues admittance into law school. 

Kassidy’s coaching philosophy centers around paying forward the dedication and support that she received as a player. She began coaching because she believes in the ideal of the student athlete, and she is committed to shaping young competitors by creating opportunities for growth on and off the court. 


Heather Stoner, 15 Black Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: 1st Season


Heather Stoner joins Austin Skyline Juniors this year as the Assistant Coach for 15 Black.  She attended Tom C. Clark High School and played Varsity Volleyball during which time she was named All-State 2nd team and was on the State Champions team in 1990.

Heather attended college at St. Edwards and was Newcomer of the Year as a Freshman, Conference Player of the Year two times, All-American three times, Student Athlete and Senior Athlete of the Year and was inducted into the St. Edwards Athletic Hall of Fame.

Since graduation she has taught at Lago Vista Elementary School 8 years, 2 years as Lago Vista High School Assistant Principal and Principal for 5 years.  She was also their Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach for 2 years.  

 

​​Sarah Palmer, 13 Royal Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: 4th Season


Sarah Palmer is going into her fourth season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the 13 Royal assistant coach for the season.  Sarah is currently in her third season as the assistant coach at Southwestern University.  Sarah is a former member of the University of Texas Volleyball team (2010-2014), winning three Big 12 titles and a National Championship (2012).  Sarah has helped coach three teams to USAV National Championships.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
HONORS & AWARDS
2014 Big 12 Scholar-Athlete ... named 2012 team academic co-most valuable player and two-time UT Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sports Scholar Award (2013, ‘14).

2013
She played in every match as a senior, recording 91 assists (0.83 aps), 11 aces (0.10 saps), 414 digs (3.76 dps) and 11.0 points (0.10 pps) ... recorded 24 double-digit dig outings, including three 20+ performances on the season … registered 16 digs in the national semifinal against No. 13 Wisconsin (Dec. 19) ... added 12 digs and three assists in three sets in the NCAA Regional Championship at No. 9 Nebraska (Dec. 14) … totaled a season-high 25 digs in the NCAA Regional Semifinal win over American (Dec. 13) … registered 23 digs during the first and second round of the NCAA Tournament including nine against Texas A&M (Dec. 6) and 14 against Texas State (Dec. 5)


2012
She played in every match as a junior, recording 41 assists (0.36 aps), 15 aces (0.13 saps), 403 digs (3.57 dps) and 15.0 points (0.13 pps) ... recorded 11 digs on Dec. 15 in the national championship match against Oregon ... registered a career-high 31 digs in the five-set win on Dec. 13 against Michigan in the national semifinal ... posted 11 digs in back-to-back matches during the NCAA Austin Regional on Dec. 7 and 8 in 3-0 sweeps against No. 14 seed Florida and No. 6 seed USC ... tallied 14 digs on Nov. 30 against Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... tied her season best with 24 digs in a five-set win on Nov. 10 at No. 23 Kansas, adding two assists


2011
She appeared in 29 matches, including 21 as the starting libero ... she had 20 kills (0.19) while hitting -.018 with 22 assists (0.21 aps), 16 service aces (0.16 saps), 221 digs (2.15 dps), 11 blocks (0.11 bps) and 41.5 points (0.40 pps) ... did not record a reception error in nine straight matches (67 attempts from Nov. 9 through Dec. 9) ... recorded 13 digs and three assists on Dec. 10 against No. 4 UCLA in the NCAA Lexington Regional final ... had 16 digs on Dec. 9 at No. 16 Kentucky in the NCAA Lexington Regional semifinal ... tallied 15 digs with one assists on Nov. 19 at Missouri ... compiled back-to-back matches with 10 digs on Nov. 9 at Texas Tech and Nov. 12 against Kansas State ... in a five-set win on Oct. 2 at No. 14 Iowa State, she was perfect with no reception errors in a season-high 31 attempts while adding a career-high five kills ... registered four kills, 13 digs and two service aces on Sept. 17 against SMU ... collected 17 digs with three kills, one assist and one ace against No. 2 Penn State on Sept. 10 ... had two kills and a season-high 19 digs on Aug. 27 against Ole Miss ... opened the season with two blocks, three digs, one ace and one assist on Aug. 26 against Pepperdine.

2010
She appeared in 29 matches, including 22 as Texas’ starting libero ... posted 12 digs and a pair of service aces in Texas’ 3-2 win over No. 14 Illinois in the NCAA Regional semifinal (Dec. 10) ... collected 14 digs, recorded an ace and committed just one reception error in 43 attempts as UT downed No. 9 UCLA, 3-1 in the NCAA Second Round (Dec. 4) ... registered 12 digs and a service ace in the Longhorns’ sweep of Texas A&M (Nov. 24) ... recorded 18 kills in back-to-back wins as Texas downed Missouri (Nov. 17) and Kansas (Nov. 19) ... amassed a 26 digs and committed just one error in 47 reception attempts in UT’s 3-1 win at Baylor (Nov. 10) ... collected 18 digs in the Longhorns’ 3-1 win against Oklahoma (Nov. 6) ... notched 10 digs in back-to-back wins over No. 2 Nebraska (Oct. 27) and Colorado (Oct. 30) ... totaled 12 digs and an assist in the Horns’ 3-1 win at Oklahoma (Oct. 13) ... tallied 15 digs and an assist as she took over the starting libero spot in Texas’ 3-1 loss at No. 3 Nebraska (Oct. 2) ... registered 11 digs, two assists and one kill in a 3-2 victory over No. 9 Iowa State (Sept. 29) ... posted 15 digs and added four assists in her first start at libero as UT downed No. 23 Long Beach State, 3-2 (Sept. 4) ... recorded three kills, three digs and a service ace in her collegiate debut against Florida A&M (Sept. 2)


INTERNATIONAL
Member of the 2009 U.S. Volleyball Girls Youth National Training Team ... trained with the U.S. High Performance Girls Youth A2 program in 2008 ... earned a spot in the U.S. High Performance Girls Select National A1 program in 2007 ... attended the 2007 U.S. Volleyball High Performance Holiday Camp.

BEFORE TEXAS
Two-time Gatorade Hawaii Volleyball Player of the Year (2008-09) ... ranked No. 73 recruit nationally by PrepVolleyball.com ... two-time PrepVolleyball.comHigh School All-America First Team selection (2008-09) ... ESPN/RISE and UnderArmour/AVCA High School All-America Second Team (2009) ... Volleyball Magazine High School All-America honoree (2008) ... 2009 Schelde National Player of the Year Finalist ... two-time Honolulu Star Bulletin Player of the Year (2008-09) ... 2009 Honolulu Advertiser Player of the Year ... three-time Honolulu Star Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser All-State First Team (2007-09) ... two-time Honolulu Quarterback Club Female Prep Athlete of the Year (2008-09) ... Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor inductee (2009) ... led Hawaii Baptist to three-straight Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Championships (2007-09) and earned state tournament most outstanding player honors all three seasons ... helped Hawaii Baptist to a 57-8 record in its three championship seasons ... four-time Hawaii Baptist Academy Most Outstanding Player honoree (2006-09) ... led her ASICS Rainbows club team to a ninth-place finish in the 17 open division at the 2010 AAU National Championships ... helped the Rainbows to a first-place finish at the 2007, 2008 and 2009 USA Volleyball Aloha Regional Championships ... 2008 15U national division Junior Olympics All-Tournament Team selection ... paced the Rainbows to a gold medal in the 14U national division at the 2007 Junior Olympics ... four-time principal’s honor roll selection (2007-10).





Natasha Van Streepen, 12 Black Head Coach

Austin Skyline: 2nd Season

2018-2019 Assistant Coach of the Year


Natasha Van Streepen is going into her second season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the head coach for 12 Black.  Natasha earned a prestigious award for Assistant Coach of the Year, which is voted on by her peers at Austin Skyline Juniors. Natasha currently is a Marketing Coordinator for Legacy International Resort Properties in Austin, Texas.


Natasha attended and played for Lehigh University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience.  During her collegiate career, Natasha was on the Dean's List and the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.  


BEFORE LEHIGH
A right side and outside hitter from Austin, Texas, Natasha Van Streepen is the sister of Jade Van Streepen '14. An accomplished player from Lake Travis High School, Van Streepen earned her team's Fighting Heart Award and took third at the 2014 Mideast Qualifier.  Strong off the court as well, she was named to the Academic All-State team in 2013 and twice named Academic All-Region. She reached honor roll all four years of her high school career and is a member of the National Honor Society.




Reily Buechler, 18 Royal Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: Entering 1st Season


Reily Buechler joins Austin Skyline Juniors this year as the Assistant Coach for both 12 Royal and 18 Royal.  In addition to Austin Skyline, Reily is the University of Texas Volunteer Assistant.  Flora comes to Austin Skyline after graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles.  From 2014-2018 she was part of the NCAA D1 Women’s Volleyball team at UCLA, serving as team captain.  Reily also played for the UCLA Women’s Beach Volleyball team in 2016 and was the second runner up in the 2016 National Championship.  From 2014-2017, she served as the UCLA Volleyball Camp Coach, coaching both boys and girls.  Reily’s club volleyball experience comes from coaching camps and clinics for Wave Volleyball Camp from 2014-2015.

PLAYER ACHIEVEMENTS
• All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention — 2014-2016
• All-Pac-12 First Team — 2017
• Pac-12 All-Freshman Teams
• VolleyballMag.com All-American Third Team — 2016
• AVCA Pacific South All-Region Honorable Mention — 2016
• Selected as one of twelve members of the Pac-12 Volleyball All-Star Team. Traveled to China to volunteer with middle school and elementary school children and compete against Chinese national team.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
• I’m Going to College (Children) — Volunteer Mar. 2015
• Mattel Children’s Hospital — Student Volunteer Oct. 2016


Karl Van Reusen, 18 Black Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: Entering 1st Season


Karl Van Reusen will begin his first year of coaching at Austin Skyline and will assist Joe Sunder with the 18 Black squad.  Van Reusen has competed at the highest level of the game and possesses a wealth of knowledge.  Van Reusen is a former member of The Long Beach State Volleyball team (1990-1993) and the Brigham Young University Volleyball team (1993-1995). Van Reusen finished his career with two division championships, one NCAA Final Four appearance and one NCAA National Championship (Long Beach State-1991)

Van Reusen grew up in Huntington Beach, CA and was a three-year letterman at Edison High School.  During his time at Edison he was twice named 1st team all-state and took second in the 1990 California state finals. Van Reusen was named #7 on the Fab 50 list following his senior year in high school.  In addition, Van Reuses played with “Rip it Up” Volleyball club in the offseason.  Team Rip it Up achieved a silver medal in the 1990 Junior Olympics. Van Reusen was recruited by Stanford, UCLA, USC, University of Hawaii, San Diego State and Long Beach State.  Ultimately, he chose California State University of Long Beach and was part of the 1991 NCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship team. In 1993 Van Reusen averaged 3.6 kills per game second only to four time All American Brent Hilliard.  In the Fall of 1993 Van Reusen transferred to BYU to play his Junior and Senior year.  Primarily an Opposite, Van Reusen’s athletic abilities allowed him to start at each position at least once, including setter.  While playing for BYU, Van Reusen played in 37 of the 41 matches totaling 288 kills and 104 blocks.

Coaching is nothing new to Van Reusen and it shouldn’t take much time for him to adopt the coaching philosophies and techniques offered at Austin Skyline.  While attending BYU, Van Reusen was mentored by one of the most well-known and respected coaches of all time, Carl Mc Gowan.  Van Reusen was a head coach for Carl Mc Gowan’s women’s instructional camps for several years and is well accustomed to working with high school juniors/ seniors. 

Van Reusen graduated with a Bachelors in Business Management, then later went back to school obtaining a Post Graduated Certification in Financial Planning (University of TX, San Antonio) and a Masters of Science in Quantitative Finance (Johns Hopkins) Professionally Van Reusen works full time as a Senior Wealth Manager and Chairman of his firms’ Investment Policy Committee.  In addition, Van Reusen volunteers at Vista Ridge High School twice a week mentoring several groups participating in a national entrepreneurial program, IncubatorEDU. 

Van Reusen arrived to the Austin area in 1999 and has not looked back.  Currently he lives in Leander with his six-year-old daughter, Angela.

2019-2020 Austin Skyline Juniors Volleyball Coaching Staff

Reily Buechler, 18 Royal Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: 1st Season


Reily Buechler joins Austin Skyline Juniors this year as the Assistant Coach for both 12 Royal and 18 Royal.  In addition to Austin Skyline, Reily is the University of Texas Volunteer Assistant.  Flora comes to Austin Skyline after graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles.  From 2014-2018 she was part of the NCAA D1 Women’s Volleyball team at UCLA, serving as team captain.  Reily also played for the UCLA Women’s Beach Volleyball team in 2016 and was the second runner up in the 2016 National Championship.  From 2014-2017, she served as the UCLA Volleyball Camp Coach, coaching both boys and girls.  Reily’s club volleyball experience comes from coaching camps and clinics for Wave Volleyball Camp from 2014-2015.

PLAYER ACHIEVEMENTS
• All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention — 2014-2016
• All-Pac-12 First Team — 2017
• Pac-12 All-Freshman Teams
• VolleyballMag.com All-American Third Team — 2016
• AVCA Pacific South All-Region Honorable Mention — 2016
• Selected as one of twelve members of the Pac-12 Volleyball All-Star Team. Traveled to China to volunteer with middle school and elementary school children and compete against Chinese national team.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
• I’m Going to College (Children) — Volunteer Mar. 2015
• Mattel Children’s Hospital — Student Volunteer Oct. 2016


Nicole Creek, 15 Black Head Coach

Austin Skyline: 3rd Season


Nicole Creek is going into her third season Austin Skyline Juniors staff as the 15 Black head coach. Creek has been coaching high school and club volleyball in the Austin Area for 16 years. She is currently the Assistant Principal at Bastrop High School.

Raised in Pflugerville, Texas, Creek was a multi-sport athlete and played Volleyball and Basketball at Pflugerville High School. She was awarded a volleyball scholarship to Cisco College and played as a right side attacker for two years. Creek continued her education at Concordia University in Austin and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. In 2003 she received her first teaching and coaching assignment at Hays High School.  She taught Special Education and coached soccer and volleyball. Creek was part of the volleyball staff for four years and her last two years there, Hays made it to Regional State Finals.


Following the Regional State Finals she then received her first Head Coaching Assignment to Canyon Lake High School, in Comal ISD and was the head volleyball coach and Athletic Coordinator for 6 years.  While at Canyon Lake High School, she led her team to the school’s first and back to back playoff berths in volleyball.

After establishing a successful program at Canyon Lake, Creek made her way to Bastrop. Creek led Bastrop to a District Runner-up finish in 2014 and a District Championship in 2015. Creek was named Coach of the Year, by District 25-AAAAA and led her team to two back to back 30 win seasons.  

Creek is married to Trey and they have 4 children: Halley, Crystal, Treycee, and Mason. 



Chad Stielstra, 17 Royal Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: Entering 3rd Season

2017-2018 Assistant Coach of the Year


Chad Stielstra is going into his third season with Austin Skyline Juniors staff this season as the 17 Royal assistant coach.  Since 1994, Chad has been coaching volleyball at the high school, club, and collegiate levels in Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota, California, and Texas.  From 2001-2016, he coached high school teams in Southern California, posting 16 straight winning seasons and 8 league championships.  His last three seasons were at Torrey Pines High School where his JV teams went a combined 74-2.  He was also an assistant for the Torrey Pines varsity team, in charge of stats and scouting using the Data Volley system. During the 2015 season, the varsity team was ranked #1 in California and in the top 10 nationally for most of the season.

Chad also coached club during the same 16 year stretch—both with Laguna Beach Volleyball Club and WAVE Volleyball Club.   He has coached in seven Junior National/Olympic tournaments, highlighted by 3 medals as an assistant coach during the 2008 & 2009 seasons.  In the fall of 2016, Chad moved to the Austin area and coached for one season with Texas Eclipse before making the switch to Austin Skyline this season.

Chad began playing volleyball while a student at the University of Michigan in the early 1990s. He earned a starting middle blocker position by his junior year and was named the team’s Best Offensive player. In his senior season, he was a starter on a Wolverine team that finished 2nd in the Big Ten and 5th of 96 teams at the Collegiate Club National Championships. Chad graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994 with degrees in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

Chad lives in Georgetown with his wife, Jen, and their son, Sully, and daughter, Maizie.  Outside of volleyball, Chad runs a tutoring service, which provides math, science, and SAT/ACT instruction for high school students.

 


Jenny Luke, Director

16 Royal Head Coach

Austin Skyline: Entering 4th Season


Coaching Philosophy
Coaching female athletes I have found it of upmost importance to educate athletes to focus on their process of development and how they perform in competition over a long period of a season.  I find ways to implement life-long skills in addition to providing top-level training in our sport. It is important to me to teach more than the game itself.  

Coaching Experience: 20 Years
USA HP Experience: 2016 USA Girls' Select National A2 Invitational Team Program - Colorado Springs, CO
USA Girls' Select National A3 Program, California
2007 USA HP Journalist for College Recruiting

2019-2020 16 Royal - Prequalified for the Tour of Texas

2017-2018 16 Royal - Qualified Tour of Texas

2017-2018  16 Royal - 5th in Open at Disney Showcase Qualifier

2017-2018  Ranked Nationally 144 out of 3,823 in 16's

2017-2018 Winning % 0.625 at the Open level

2016-2017 12 Royal - Qualified Division I Tour of Texas

​2016-2017 12 Royal - 9th Lone Star Classic - National Division

2013 Lone Star Classic 1st Place USA Division 
2013 USAV Nationals 5th Place USA Division
2012 Top 8 in Lone Star Region 17-1 AP, Open Level During Season
2012 9th out of 177 AAU Nationals AP 17-1
2012 Pre-Qualified Tour of Texas 17-1 AP
2012 1st Place Lone Star Regionals 18-1 AP, Open Level During Season
2012 USAV Nationals USA Division AP 18-1
2005 9th Place Lone Star Regionals 15-1 Aim
2005 2nd Place Spokane, WA Qualifier 15-1 Aim
2001-2005 Dallas Skyline Juniors 18-1, 17-1, 17-2 Coach 1st Place North Texas Regionals & USAV Nationals
Ranked 5th in Texas with Dallas Skyline 18-1

College Recruiting Experience - 19 Years
2007-2016 Austin Performance Recruiting Director
2004-2007 Athletes in Motion Recruiting Director
2000-2004 Dallas Skyline Juniors Recruiting Director


​Jenny lives in Cedar Park with her husband, Jon.  Jenny and Jon have four children, Cole, Hunter, Callie, and Hudson.  


CLUB COACHING PHILOSOPHY 
Coaches are selected based on their playing experience, knowledge of the game, coaching capability, enthusiasm, and temperament, and have passed an extensive background screening. One main quality that we look for in our coaches is a belief in coaching by encouragement rather than intimidation. We believe the success of our club is only as good as the development of our coaches. All of our coaches are IMPACT certified, and many have CAP certifications. All coaches regularly participate in on-the-court training during clinics, camps, and other coaches’ training events. Consistent coaching is one of our core.  The best clubs in the country require their coaches to teach the same language, techniques, plays and culture from the time that they enter the club until they leave for college. Austin Skyline ascribes to this philosophy and has a coaching structure in place to help implement it. 

Expectations of Coaches 
Each coach’s main objective is to provide our athletes with as much quality individual and team training as possible in a positive and encouraging learning environment. They are required to plan and organize their team's individual practice sessions, administer instruction at tournaments, and develop the composition and organization of the team. Our coaches strive to be excellent role models for the players and all others with whom they may come into contact. The staff of Skyline Juniors will provide all the administration for tournaments, travel, and finances within the club so our coaches can concentrate on coaching and their own professional growth.


Coaching Levels

Head Coach,  Assistant Coach, Roamer Coach


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Kathryn Turman, 13 Black Assistant Coach

Austin Skyline: 1st Season


Kat Turman joins Austin Skyline Juniors this year as the 13 Black assistant coach.  Kathryn is a graduate from Texas State University. 

Prior to her career at Texas State, Turman attended Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.  Turman was named
the 2014 Inaugural Austin Community Newspapers Defensive Player of the Year ... Named All-Suburban Volleyball Team Defensive Player of the Year by Austin Community Newspapers ... Was a three-year varsity letterman and was named team captain ... Named Academic All-District three times ... Named team captain ... 15-5A First Team Academic All-District ... 15-5A First Team All-District ... Texas 5A All-State team ... Central Texas block leader ... Led her team to three playoff appearances and two junior national championship appearances ... Recipient of Austin Performance Pinnacle Award ... Set career high in blocks with 10 against Round Rock her senior year ... Ranked second in blocks in the region ... Played club for Austin Performance ... Also played basketball ... Was a WAYA Assistant Volleyball Coach.

Jenny Luke, Director

Austin Skyline: Entering 4th Season

Jenny Luke is going into her 4th season with Austin Skyline Juniors as the Director.


Coaching Philosophy
Coaching female athletes I have found it of upmost importance to educate athletes to focus on their process of development and how they performed in competition over a long period of a season.  I find ways to implement life-long skills in addition to providing top-level training in our sport. It is important to me to teach more than the game itself.  

Coaching Experience: 20 Years
USA HP Experience: 2016 USA Girls' Select National A2 Invitational Team Program - Colorado Springs, CO
USA Girls' Select National A3 Program, California
2007 USA HP Journalist for College Recruiting

2019-2020 16 Royal - Prequalified for the Tour of Texas

2018 16 Royal - Qualified Tour of Texas

2018 16 Royal - 5th in Open at Disney Showcase Qualifier

​2018 Ranked Nationally 144 out of 3,823 in 16's

​2018 Winning % 0.625 at the Open level

2017 12 Royal - Qualified Division I Tour of Texas

​2017 12 Royal - 9th Lone Star Classic - National Division

2013 Lone Star Classic 1st Place USA Division 
2013 USAV Nationals 5th Place USA Division
2012 Top 8 in Lone Star Region 17-1 AP, Open Level During Season
2012 9th out of 177 AAU Nationals AP 17-1
2012 Pre-Qualified Tour of Texas 17-1 AP
2012 1st Place Lone Star Regionals 18-1 AP, Open Level During Season
2012 USAV Nationals USA Division AP 18-1
2005 9th Place Lone Star Regionals 15-1 AIm
2005 2nd Place Spokane, WA Qualifier 15-1 Aim
2001-2005 Dallas Skyline Juniors 18-1, 17-1, 17-2 Coach 1st Place North Texas Regionals & USAV Nationals
Ranked 5th in Texas with Dallas Skyline 18-1
College Recruiting Experience - 17 Years
2007-2016 Austin Performance Recruiting Director
2004-2007 Aim Recruiting Director
2000-2004 Dallas Skyline Juniors Recruiting Director


​Jenny lives in Cedar Park with her husband, Jon.  Jenny and Jon have four children, Cole (2003), Hunter (2004), Callie (2006), and Hudson (2018).