AiR CiTY CHiCKS volleyball club

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ALL INFO ON THIS PAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR THE 2017-18 CLUB SEASON!

The AiR CiTY CHiCKS coaching staff is one of the best in Southwest Ohio. I personally have played with, played against, played for, coached against, coached with many of the coaches on our staff - I can attest to the fact that their passion for volleyball rivals my own and those of you who know me, know that I am passionate about volleyball! And, the AiR CiTY CHiCKS coaching staff wants to share a little bit of that volleyball passion with you and your daughters!

All of our coaches have PLAYED volleyball at some level - high school, college, club, adult club or adult leagues. Almost all of us have played high school volleyball - we were most improved players, most valuable players, offensive leaders, defensive leaders, career record holders, all-league, all-district, all-state, league champions, district champions, regional champions and state champions. Many of our coaches have college volleyball playing experience, several were volleyball scholarship athletes, college MVP's, collegiate all-americans and all-conference players, and national championship qualifiers. Most of us have also played adult club volleyball within the USAV (or USVBA as it once was known). There are adult club volleyball regional and national champions, and college coaching honorees among us.

Our coaches have, combined, 175 years of volleyball COACHING experience! We have coached grade school, CYO, junior high, high school, all levels of club, and college volleyball.

We've mentored players who are just figuring things out and we've created state champions. We've been camp clinicians and program founders. Some of us were coaching when there were no liberos or rally scoring or overhand passing and some of us know of nothing else. But, what binds us together is our love for the sport and our desire to give something back, to help inspire another young athlete and pass on the passion for volleyball that motivates each of us!

CONFIRMED COACHES for 2017-18 CLUB SEASON
arielle dzaferagic: 11-PiNK head coach READ PROFiLE
kathy ward: 12-PiNK head coach READ PROFiLE
jeff ward: 12-PiNK assistant 
karen amstutz: 12's head coach 
brooke rammel: 12's assistant 
stephanie reveal: 13-PiNK head coach READ PROFiLE
colleen cunningham: 13-BLACK head coach READ PROFiLE
dana melton: 13's assistant 
dee lippke: 14-BLACK head coach READ PROFiLE
allie petri: 14-WHiTE head coach READ PROFiLE
hannah miller: 14-WHiTE assistant 
robin shelton: 15-BLACK head coach READ PROFiLE
alan ronnebaum: 15-BLACK assistant READ PROFiLE
briana butler: 15-WHiTE head coach READ PROFiLE
christy phillips: 15-WHiTE assistant 
tina jasinowski: 16-PiNK head coach READ PROFiLE
dave bruns: 16-BLACK head coach 
cheryl franklin: 17-PiNK head coach READ PROFiLE
kat harvey: assignment TBD 

NOTE: The coaches listed above are currently confirmed AiR CiTY CHiCKS coaches for the 2016-16 season. Above "assignments" are tentative and will be finalized prior to the start of age group tryouts.

 

DAVE bruns 
education

  • High School - Bryan High School (Bryan, Ohio)
  • College - Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) & Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
  • playing experience
  • Ohio University - Men's Volleyball Outside Hitter - 1988-1989
  • Tournament and Rec League player, Indoor & Outdoor - 25+ years
  • playing accolades
  • Starter as a freshman
  • USVBA Tournament Title (first ever) - Ohio University Men's Volleyball
  • coaching experience
  • Varsity Head Coach - Miamisburg High School - 2012-2014
  • Camp Administrator and Coach - Miamisburg Volleyball Camps - 2012-2014
  • Assistant Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 13-PiNK - 2013
  • Volunteer 13's Pink Coach - AiR CiTY ChiCKS - 2012
  • Volunteer 7th Grade Coach - Miamisburg Middle School - 2011
  • Assistant Varsity Coach - Miamisburg High School - 2010
  • Junior Varsity Coach - Miamisburg High School - 2010
  • Volunteer Coach - Miamisburg 4th, 5th, 6th Grade Recreational League - 2010
  • Camp Clinician - Miami University Volleyball Camps - 1996-1997
  • 2nd Assistant Coach - Miami University (Oxford) - 1996-1997
  • Varsity Head Coach - Fairview High School - 1991-1992
  • Assistant Varsity Coach - Edgerton High School - 1989-1990
  • Junior Varsity Coach - Edgerton High School - 1989-1990
  • coaching accolades
  • National ranked in the AP top 25
  • MAC Champions
  • MAC Tournament Champions
  • NCAA Division 1 Tournament Appearance
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "I have had the privilege of coaching volleyball from the 4th grade level all the way up to a Division I College level. Whether you are a 9-year-old, just learning the game; or a 21-year-old, MAC Player of the Year; I will give the exact same smile to you after helping you perfect a skill and it comes to fruition on the court. I enjoy teaching the skill, science and philosophy of volleyball. I believe in going beyond just simple instruction and really give the athlete the "reason for", the "technique to do" and the "result wanted" from any particular skill. As a coach you really need to use a coaching style that the athlete can understand and relate too, at any age."

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    BRiANA butler 

    education

  • High School - Lima Senior High School, 2010 Graduate (Lima, Ohio)
  • College - Bowling Green State University, 2014 Graduate (Bowling Green, Ohio)
  • playing experience
  • Varsity Setter - Lima Senior High School - 4 years
  • Junior Club Player - Grand Lake Volleyball Club - 3 years
  • Junior Club Player - Bean City Volleyball Club - 3 years
  • Collegiate Intramural Player - Bowling Green State University - 4 years
  • playing accolades
  • Team Captain - Lima Senior HS - 2 years
  • First Team All GBC - Lima Senior HS - 2008 & 2009
  • Second Team All GBC - Lima Senior HS - 2007
  • Allen County's Athlete of the Week Award - 2009
  • All Star Team - 2009
  • Varsity Letter Award - Volleyball - 4 years
  • Year Varsity Letter Award - Softball - 4 years
  • coaching experience
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 15-WHiTE - 2017
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 14-WHiTE - 2016
  • Co-Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS Summer Training Team - 2016
  • Head Coach - Northmont HS JV - 2015
  • Assistant Coach - Northmont HS Varsity - 2014-2015
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "I love the game of volleyball and want to share my passion and knowledge with young players. I'm excited for the opportunity to coach for AiR CiTY CiCKS and looking forward to the club season!"


     
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    COLLEEN cuningham 

    education

  • High School - Archbishop Alter High School (Kettering, OH);
  • Oakwood High School (Dayton, OH); Nuestra Señora del Huerto (San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina)
  • College - Earlham College (Richmond, IN); The George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • playing experience
  • Varsity Player - Alter High School - 3 years
  • Varsity Player - Oakwood High School - 1 year
  • Varsity Player - Nuestra Señora del Huerto - 1 year
  • Collegiate Player - Earlham College - 2 years
  • Collegiate Player - The George Washington University - 1 year
  • Junior Club Player - Club San Martín, Argentina - 1 year
  • Junior Club Player - Regional Team (Dayton, OH) - 2 years
  • playing accolades
  • Gold Medal Winner for Most Valuable Player - Nuestra Señora del Huerto - 1985
  • Most Valuable Player Award - Northwest Regional Tournament (Jujuy, Argentina) - 1985
  • District First Team - Oakwood HS - 1984
  • District All-Star Team - Oakwood HS - 1984
  • coaching experience
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 13-BLACK - 2017
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 13-WHiTE - 2016
  • Head Coach - Oakwood Jr High 7th Grade - 2016
  • Head Coach - Alter Knights Feeder 8th Grade - 2016
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS Training Teams - 2016-2017
  • Head Coach - Holy Angels CYO 4th Grade Boys; 5th, 6th & and 7th Grade Girls - 2012-2016
  • Assistant Coach - Archbishop Alter High School JV - 2017
  • Assistant Coach - Holy Angels CYO 6th & 7th Grade Boys - 2013-present
  • Private Coach - 6th-8th grade girls, Oakwood/Kettering/Dayton - 2014-2015
  • coaching accolades
  • CYO Division & Tournament Champions - Holy Angels 7th Grade Girls - 2015
  • CYO Division & Tournament Champions - Holy Angels 5th-7th Grade Boys - 2014-15
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "I have a passion for volleyball that started in elementary school and continues to this day. I am enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge and love for the game by emphasizing player development and fostering team spirit while maintaining a focus on personal growth. I'm looking forward to a great season with AiR CiTY CHiCKS!"


     
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    ARiELLE dzaferagic 

    education

  • High School - Northwestern High School (West Salem, OH)
  • College - University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
  • playing experience
  • High School Varsity Player - Northwestern HS - 3 years
  • High School JV Player - Northwestern HS - 3 years
  • Adult League Player - Wooster City - 1 year
  • Co-ed College Club Player - University of Cincinnati - 2 years
  • playing accolades
  • Ohio Volleyball Coaches Association- Ohio, Northwestern HS - 1 year
  • Ohio All-Academic Individual - Northwestern HS - 2 years
  • AVCA All Academic Award - Northwestern HS - 2 years
  • coaching experience
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 11-PiNK - 2017
  • Assistant Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 13-PiNK - 2016
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS Summer & Fall Training Team - 2016
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "Volleyball has been a part of my entire life; I grew up watching my parents play co-ed volleyball and got lessons and joined JO at a early age. I love being a part of a team, building connections, talent and I cannot wait to have that again."


     
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    CHERYL franklin 

    education

  • High School - Dixie High School (New Lebanon, Ohio)
  • College - Bluffton College, Wright State University and Sinclair Community College
  • playing experience
  • High School Varsity Player - Dixie High School - 4yrs
  • Collegiate Player - Bluffton College
  • Adult League Player - 25+ yrs
  • Other Player Sand player 25+ years
  • coaching experience
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 17-PiNK - 2017
  • Head Coach - Miami Valley School - 2004, 2005, 2006 (Started the volleyball program at MVS)
  • Head Coach - Dixie High School - 2007, 2008
  • Head Coach - Butler High School - 2015, 2016
  • Head Coach - Team Atlantis 17's
  • Head Coach - Team Atlantis 15's
  • Head Coach - Borderline (New Lebanon) 12's - 2009
  • JV Coach - Centerville High School - 1985, 1986
  • JV Coach - Alter High School - 2001
  • JV Coach - Butler High School - 2013, 2014
  • Freshmen Coach - Butler High School 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Jr High Coach - Butler (Morton Jr High) 2009 and 2002, 2003
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "I love volleyball and want to share my passion for it. Teaching them the game and watching them improve over a season is extremely rewarding."


     
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    TiNA jasinowski 
    education

  • High School - La Porte High School (La Porte, IN)
  • College - University of Dayton
  • playing experience
  • Adult Club Player - USA Volleyball/USVBA - 25+ years
  • 4-year Player, 3-year Starting Setter, Team Captain - University of Dayton - 1980-1983
  • 3-year Varsity Player - La Porte High School - 1977-1979
  • playing accolades
  • Setter - 2000 USAV National Championship Team - Women's "BB" Division
  • MVP - University of Dayton - 1983
  • North Star Conference All Conference - University of Dayton - 1983
  • Most Improved Player - LaPorte High School - 1979
  • coaching experience
  • Head Varsity Coach - Alter High School Girls - 1996-present
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 14-PiNK - 2009-present
  • Head Varsity Coach - Alter High School Boys - 2005-2009
  • Junior Varsity Coach - Alter High School Boys - 2003-2004
  • Head Coach - Dayton Jrs 14s Open - 2002
  • Head Coach - Team Atlantis 18s Open - 2001
  • Head Coach - Tri-County Juniors 15s - 2000
  • Head & Assistant Coach - Gem City Juniors 14s, 15s, 16s - 1997-1999
  • Junior Varsity Coach - Miamisburg High School - 1986
  • coaching accolades
  • Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches' Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 2016
  • Ohio High School Girls' State Champion (Div 2) - Alter High School - 2006, 2003, 2002
  • Ohio High School Girls' State Runner-Up (Div 2) - Alter High School - 2013, 2011, 2008
  • Ohio High School Girls' State Final Four (Div 2) - Alter High School - 2014, 2012, 2010
  • Ohio High School Boys' State Finalist (Division 2) - Alter High School - 2008
  • State of Ohio Coach of the Year (Div. 2) - Alter High School - 2003
  • Ohio High School Coaches' Association Coaches' Achievement Award - Alter High School - 2013, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2001
  • District 15 Coach of the Year - Alter High School - 2014, 2013, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1998
  • GGCL Coach of the Year - Alter High School - 2014, 2013, 2011, 2006, 2000
  • West Region Coach of the Year (boys) - Alter High School - 2008
  • GCL Coach of the Year (boys) - Alter High School - 2008, 2006
  • reason for building AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "i've always wanted to run my own junior club program and the opportunity finally presented itself!! i believe my passion for volleyball is contagious and i want to pass it along to as many players, coaches, parents and fans as i can... volleyball has been a terrific part of my life and i'm lucky to have the opportunity to help others find that same joy!"


     
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    DEE lippke 
    education

  • High School - Stebbins High School
  • College - Bowling Green State University
  • playing experience
  • Varsity Player - Stebbins HS - 2 years
  • College Club Player
  • Adult Recreational Player - 20+ years
  • playing accolades
  • 1st Team Western Ohio League Player - Stebbins HS
  • 3rd Team Western Ohio League Player - Stebbins HS
  • coaching experience
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 14-BLACK - 2012-present
  • Head Coach - Springboro High School JV - 2015-Present
  • Head Coach - Alter High School Freshman Team - 2011-2014
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 13-BLACK - 2011
  • Assistant Volleyball Coach - Alter High School Freshman Team - 2010
  • Head Coach - St. Charles 7A CYO - 2010
  • Assistant Coach - St. Charles 5B CYO - 2010
  • Assistant Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 14-BLACK - 2010
  • JV Softball Coach - Stebbins HS - 2002-03
  • JV Volleyball Coach - Stebbins HS - 2001-02
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "I love volleyball. Through coaching, I've found my greatest satisfactions in watching/helping players realize their hidden potential. To be able to pass on my love for the sport and hopefully help guide them with their volleyball and life skills is a gift."


     
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    ALLiE petri 

    education

  • High School - Springboro High School (Springboro, OH)
  • College - Sinclair Community College - Dayton, OH
  • College - Muskingum University - Muskingum, OH
  • playing experience
  • High School Varsity Player - Springboro HS - 2 years
  • High School JV Player - Springboro HS - 1 year
  • High School Freshman Team Player - Springboro HS - 1 year
  • Collegiate Player - Muskingum University - 1 year
  • Collegiate Player - Sinclair Community College - 1 year
  • Junior Club Player - AiR CiTY CHiCKS - 5 years
  • playing accolades
  • GWOC South All conference - Springboro HS - 2012, 2013
  • Senior All Star- Springboro HS - 2013
  • District 15 2nd Team- Springboro HS - 2013
  • Varsity Team Captain - Springboro HS - 2013
  • Team Captain - Sinclair Community College - 2015
  • coaching experience
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 14-WHiTE - 2017
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS Spring, Summer & Fall Training Teams - 2016
  • Assistant Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 14-BLACK - 2016
  • Assistant Coach - Xplosion VBC 14s - 2015
  • Volunteer Coach - Springboro Panther Youth Volleyball - 4 years
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "I started playing with AiR CiTY CHiCKS the first year the club was founded and have enjoyed my experience the many years i've played there. I have had many influential coaches at AiR CiTY CHiCKS that have gotten me to where I am today and hope to be one of those coaches for another player."


     
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    STEPHANiE reveal 
    education

  • High School - Clinton-Massie
  • College - Southern State Community College
  • playing experience
  • Varsity Player Clinton-Massie High School - 3 years
  • Collegiate Player - Southern State Community College - 2-years
  • playing accolades
  • Regional Runner Up - Clinton-Massie HS - 1992
  • coaching experience
  • Head Varsity Coach - Clinton-Massie HS - 2006-present
  • Junior Varsity Coach - Clinton-Massie HS - 2000-2005
  • Head Coach 13 Black - AiR CiTY CHiCKS - 2013-2016
  • Head Coach 15 Black - AiR CiTY CHiCKS - 2010-2011
  • Head Coach 16 Black - AiR CiTY CHiCKS - 2009
  • Head Coach 16 Red - Match Point VBC - 2008
  • Assistant Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 13-PiNK - 2017
  • coaching accolades
  • OVR Championship 13-Regional Nickel Division Champions - AiR CiTY CHiCKS - 2013
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "Volleyball has been a major part of my life, I have been blessed with some awesome coaches over the years who have taught me on and off the court skills that I continue to carry with me. I want to return that favor while sharing my passion for a sport that I truly love and watching your children grow to their fullest potential."


     
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    ALAN ronnebaum 

    education

  • High School - Wayne High School
  • College - Wright State University
  • playing experience
  • Adult Rec League Player - Sand & Indoor, Dayton Area - 20+ years
  • Mens USAV Player - Middle Blocker/Right Side Hitter - AA, A & BB Divisions -1997-present
  • Mens USAV Nationals Player - BB Division, Minneapolis & Louisville - 2009 & 2013
  • playing accolades
  • OVR Regional Champions - Mens BB Division - 2007
  • coaching experience
  • Assistant Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 15-BLACK - 2016-Present
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS Training Teams - 2016-Present
  • Head Coach - Huber Heights YMCA, Ages 9-16 - 2008-2010
  • Head Coach - Pathway School of Discovery, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade - 2011-2013
  • Volunteer Coach - Mckinney MS - 7th & 8th Grade - 2014
  • Volunteer Coach - Yellow Springs HS - 2014
  • Volunteer Coach - Air City Chicks-15-Black - 2014
  • Head Coach - Mckinney MS - 7th & 8th Grade - 2015
  • coaching accolades
  • Conference Champions - Pathway School of Discovery - 2011 & 2012
  • Conference Runner-Up - Mckinney MS - 2015
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "I am INCREDIBLY passionate about volleyball! I really enjoy sharing my court experience with young minds. I am VERY proud to be part of a premier club such as Air City Chicks!"


     
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    ROBiN shelton 
    education

  • High School - Franklin High School (Franklin, Ohio)
  • playing experience
  • Sand Volleyball Player
  • coaching experience
  • Head Varsity Coach - Carlisle High School - 15 years
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 15-BLACK - 2015-Present
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 14-White - 2012
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "I love teaching players new skills and watching them grow."


     
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    KATHY ward 
    education

  • High School - Notre Dame Academy (Park Hills, KY) - 1988 graduate
  • College - Miami University - 1992 graduate
  • playing experience
  • 2-Year High School Varsity Player/Team Captain - Notre Dame Academy (1986-87)
  • 4-Year Collegiate Player - 3-year Starting Setter - Miami University (1988-91)
  • Club Player - NKJV (1986-1988)
  • playing accolades
  • NCAA Record Holder - 2nd in Total Assists/Match (102)
  • All Mid-American Conference Selection - Miami University - 1989, 1990, 1991
  • NIVC Semi-Finalist Team - Miami University - 1991
  • MAC Champion & NCAA Tourney Qualifier - Miami University - 1990
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District - Miami University - 1990, 1991
  • Northern Kentucky High School Female Athlete of Year - 1988
  • Kentucky High School State Champion - Notre Dame Academy - 1987
  • Kentucky High School State Runner-Up - Notre Dame Academy - 1986
  • OVR 18s Championship Team - 1988
  • Earned 10 High School Varsity Letters - volleyball (2), basketball (4), softball (4)
  • coaching experience
  • JV Head Coach - Alter High School - 2012-Present
  • Head Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 12-BLACK - 2015-Present
  • Assistant Coach - AiR CiTY CHiCKS 12s - 2010-2014
  • CYO League Coach - Bishop Leibold - 2008-2010
  • Head Coach - OHVA/Tri-County Volleyball Club 14s, 16s, 17s, 18s - 1992-2004
  • Varsity Head Coach - Springboro High School - 1997-1999
  • 2nd Assistant Coach - Miami University - 1995, 1996
  • JV Head Coach - Princeton High School - 1993, 1994
  • Camp Clinician - Miami University Summer Volleyball Camps - 1988-1998
  • reason for coaching AiR CiTY CHiCKS
    "I feel like I have been playing volleyball my entire life. I truly enjoy teaching the game I love to anyone interested in learning!"


     
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