Stephanie Kalbfleisch - Club Director/Owner/Coach e-mail Stephanie: email@example.com This will be Stephanie's fifth year as a club director. She has been a volleyball/basketball coach and an art teacher for over 16 years and served part of that time as an athletic director. She also was a volunteer volleyball/basketball coach for the Benbrook YMCA for 3 years. She is IMPACT/CAP I certified. Stephanie played college volleyball and basketball at Texas Wesleyan University all four years where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. Stephanie was a two-year All-American volleyball player and was selected on the 1st Team All-Tournament Nationals Team in volleyball and All-Conference and All-District teams in basketball. She has been married for 24 years, has two children, loves outdoor activities and teaching private art lessons and maintaining physical fitness doing Crossfit. Stephanie is also an active member at Trinity Bible Church in Willow Park and serving at Beautiful Feet Ministries and supporting Grace House Ministries in Weatherford, Texas.
Cody Hanson - Assistant Club Director/Coach Head Coach 17 Purple e-mail Cody: firstname.lastname@example.org Cody was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He has been married to his wife Christi for nearly 19 years. Together they have two daughters, Celeste and Courtney. Cody played baseball at Angelo State University and then finished his degree up at UTA. He has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a Masters Degree in Educational Technology. He was a teacher for 15 years.
Cody played all sports growing up. He has been coaching since 1999 (baseball, football, basketball, track, swimming, and of course, volleyball). He has been a club coach going on 8 years. This will be Cody’s second year with FW Fire. In addition to his club and HS coaching experiences, Cody has coached teams that traveled and played in Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, and Florence. He is taking a team to Germany for volleyball competition this coming summer.
Cody is Impact and Safe Sport certified. In addition, he has his CAP 1 certification.
Favorite quotes: “To be really good, failure is not only okay...it is necessary. Only then can we learn and move forward.”
Stephanie Kalbfleisch - 11 Purple Head Coach / Owner / Club Director e-mail Stephanie: email@example.com This will be Stephanie's fifth year as a club director. She has been a volleyball/basketball coach and an art teacher for over 16 years and served part of that time as an athletic director. She also was a volunteer volleyball/basketball coach for the Benbrook YMCA for 3 years. She is IMPACT/CAP I certified. Stephanie played college volleyball and basketball at Texas Wesleyan University all four years where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. Stephanie was a two-year All-American volleyball player and was selected on the 1st Team All-Tournament Nationals Team in volleyball and All-Conference and All-District teams in basketball. She has been married for 24 years, has two children, loves outdoor activities and teaching private art lessons and maintaining physical fitness doing Crossfit. Stephanie is also an active member at Trinity Bible Church in Willow Park and serving at Beautiful Feet Ministries and supporting Grace House Ministries in Weatherford, Texas.
Shelly played volleyball at Everman High School, where her team went to the state tournament her senior year. Attending Bethany Nazarene College (currently Southern Nazarene University) on a volleyball scholarship, she earned Academic All-American honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. After graduation and marriage, Shelly attended TCU on a graduate assistant scholarship, receiving aMaster of Science degree in Kinesological Studies. Shelly coached volleyball and taught PE at Crowley High School and coached and directed the original Cowtown Junior Volleyball Association, which was run out of CHS. After starting a family, Shelly taught part-time at TCC in the PE department. Since 2000, Shelly has been a Physical Education Specialist at Waverly Park Elementary School, in FWISD. At Western Hills High School, she was a freshman coach and varsity assistant coach for four years. Shelly has been with Fort Worth Fire since its beginning, coaching 13’s and 14’s, managing uniforms and equipment and filling in where ever needed. She considers it a blessing to be a part of FWFire and values her friendship with Stephanie and the opportunity to give back to the game of volleyball and impact players’ lives in a positive way. Shelly is a FWISD Teaching Chair of Excellence award winner, a NASPE certified Director of Physical Activity, USA Volleyball IMPACT and CAP l certified and is working to complete CAP ll certification. She was named campus teacher of the year for the 2015-2016 school year. Shelly is a long-time member of CrossPoint Nazarene Church, where she has been the Children’s Bible Quizzing Coach and is a member of the church board. She is active in the Waverly Park PTA, serving in several leadership positions: 1st Vice President for Membership and as the Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator. Shelly spends free time with her husband, Kenny, owner of Ken’s Automotive and son, Kasey, who works full-time at Fresherize Foods. Her daughter Kenley, an All-District player at WHHS and a COWTOWN Volleyball Club player and coach, is currently a Senior at SNU. Shelly enjoys watching SNU volleyball, is an avid reader and loves to hang out with family and friends. Proverbs 5:12 The Message Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!
Kenley joined Fire when it first started and has assisted with 13's and 14's teams. She also helps run summer camps and clinics. Last year she was the 13s head coach at Spirit Volleyball Club in OKC.
Kenley grew up playing volleyball in the Fort Worth area at Cowtown and One10. She also played on the 2009 Sisters Cities USA junior olympic team that participated in the Tricolore Olympiade in Reggio Emilio, Italy where they finished 3rd out of 21 countries. Kenley graduated from Western Hills HS where she was a 3x All District First Team selection, 2x MVP, and scholar athlete.
In 2013, she went on to attend Southern Nazarene University, a small NCAA DII school in Bethany, Oklahoma to play volleyball. In 2015, she transitioned into becoming the student assistant for the Crimson Storm. During her seasons at SNU, her team made four post conference tournament appearances. In 2016, they became the first team in school history to receive a Great American Conference Championship title and went on to the NCAA DII National Tournament. Kenley recently graduated with a Education degree in Physical Education/Health/Safety and History. Kenley is currently the JV coach at Trinity Valley School while working towards a M.S. in Kinesiology with a Sports Coaching and Health and Wellness emphasis.
Aside from sports, Kenley also has a passion for mission service and has lead teams in Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, and Australia teaching English classes, doing children/youth outreach, and sports ministry. She also works with the children and youth ministries at CrossPoint Nazarene Church.
Dora Sigala is currently teaching at Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth where she is a Elementary and Junior High Spanish teacher. Dora served as the Head High School Volleyball Coach for more than a decade, earning four play-off appearances, setting school records and helping athlete’s peruse their volleyball careers in College. In 2010 her team won District, Bi-district and Regional Champs with a school record of 17-5. Dora has served as District vice president in TAPPS 3A-2 and in 2010 she received the “Coach of the year” award. Dora has also helped coach High school softball and Junior High volleyball teams, she also puts on Elementary clinics to help train young athlete’s the sport of Volleyball.
Dora Sigala is a Graduate of Paschal High school, where she earned volleyball accolades for Honorable mention as a Defensive specialist, Best defense, and the most athletic awards. After High school Dora went on to college to receive an Associate’s Degree from Tarrant Community College, and a Bachelor’s Degree of the University of Texas at Arlington in Business Administration.
Dora has coached club volleyball for more than 15 years; she has coached with several different organizations in the North Texas region, including KSA Volleyball Club where she was the Director for more than 5 years. Dora is IMPACT and Safe Sport certified, and plans soon to start her CAP 1 certification.
Dora’s favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, because it reminds her that when we put God first everything is possible. Dora is happily married for 12 years to her high school sweetheart Jose. They have three children ranging from ages 1-12 years old, their names are Bella, Olivia, and Joaquin. Dora likes to train with the APEC spherical program, she loves playing volleyball, both sand and indoor. In her spare time Dora enjoys cooking out with the family, doing arts and crafts with her kids and going to the beach, at least once a year. Dora has decided to join the Fort Worth Fire Family, and can’t wait to get back on the court helping young athletes achieve their full ability in the sport of Volleyball.
Samantha Eaton 13 White Head Coach e-mail Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org I've been playing volleyball for over half of my life and it has been a huge part of my identity since I was in the fourth grade. Majority of my volleyball career I was a middle blocker, but I also played some right side as well. I played high school volleyball at Mansfield Legacy High School. I played beach a little bit to fill my summers, but indoor was my main focus. I graduated high school in 2014, and that summer I traveled to Italy and I got to play volleyball teams in Florence, Milan, and Rome, which was one of the most incredible experiences and is something I will treasure forever. After high school, I played two years of community college volleyball at Brookhaven, which is located in Farmer's Branch. During my two years here, our team was undefeated in conference play and we qualified for nationals, which was in Minnesota both years. We never won, unfortunately, but my second year we placed second in the whole country. Currently, I am attending UTA to pursue a degree in English, with the hopes of becoming a high school English teacher and coaching volleyball.
Yvonne was born in Detroit, MI, but was raised is Houston, Tx. She started her volleyball career at Hightower High School and completely fell in love with the sport. Yvonne is a Texas Christian University Women's Volleyball Alum. During her career at TCU she became the very first athlete to gain a Big 12 honor in TCU's inaugural year in the conference. Over her career at TCU she had been decorated with numerous athletic awards and academic honors.
Yvonne graduated from TCU in 2014 with her Bachelors in Psychology, minor in Communications. She will be graduating from TCU again with an M. Ed. In Student Affairs.
Yvonne has been coaching for 8 years and has been the JV Red coach at Fort Worth Country Day for the last 2 years. She is SUPER EXCITED about the opportunity she has to coach at Fire Volleyball and is looking forward to a fun season! Yvonne has experience with coaching volleyball players across all age groups. Yvonne cherishes the privilege to coach upcoming volleyball players, and build their character as well. She makes a conscious effort to not only increase her athlete’s volleyball IQ, but their confidence in themselves as well.
Yvonne is a product of a single parent household. Her mother, Uche Igodan is her one and only role model that has taught her everything she knows. Yvonne's mother has done nothing but share her selfless Christian heart and pour wisdom into Yvonne and her two other siblings, Jack (older brother) and Bianca (younger sister).
I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking to me about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers! -Isaiah 65:24
Fred Bandol: 13 Grey Head Coach e-mail Fred: email@example.com Fred was born in the Philippines. He was a Public School Math Teacher and Head Coach of 13U Volleyball Girls from 2004 - 2009 wherein, in 2008 his team ranked 6th place out of 17 Regions in the Philippines National Games. In the U.S., he is an active player in the NAGVA Tournaments, where he last played in Austin, TX back July of 2017. His team placed 5th Place out of 29 teams in the under B Division. He has coached club volleyball with Metro Heat VBC for the last 2 years at the 15U and 13U levels. This will be his 1st year with Fort Worth Fire. Fred is USAV IMPACT and Safe Sport Certified and is currently working towards his CAP I certifications. In addition, Coach Fred has attended GOLD MEDAL SQUARED Coaching Clinics and loves learning all there is to know about the game of Volleyball.
Abby Zippoy 14 Purple Head Coach e-mail Abby: firstname.lastname@example.org Abby is from Austin, Texas and is looking forward to coaching club this season at Fort Worth Fire. Abby has experience playing in all positions and areas on the court throughout her volleyball career. She played 4 years of Varsity volleyball at McNeil High School in Austin, Texas. She started her club volleyball career with Texas Eclipse Junior Volleyball and played with them for 6 years. During her high school career she earned numerous All-District honors and was apart of the first Texas Eclipse team to qualify for Junior Nationals in club history. She continued her love for the sport when she began her collegiate career as an Outside Hitter/Libero at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. Since being at TWU she's been named Libero of Week, Hitter of the Week, All-SAC Honorable Mention, All-SAC 2nd Team, All-SAC 1st Team, and AVCA All-South central Region Team. Previously, she coached at Dallas Juniors Volleyball club for one season. Abby graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in May of 2016 with a degree in Athletic Training. Currently, she teaches English and is the JV volleyball coach at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas. Abby is also Impact, Safe Sport, and CPR/AED Certified. She is looking forward to a great and exciting season at Fort Worth Fire!
Morgan was born and raised in Denton, Texas. She started playing volleyball when she was in 4th grade all the way through 4 years of college volleyball. A three-time Team MVP at Denton High School. First two years of playing college volleyball she attended North Central Texas College. Her sophomore year of college she ended up making a recorded of 865 assists helping NCTC win their conference. Finishing up her last two years of volleyball and school she moved to Fort Worth to go to Texas Wesleyan. This will be her third year of coaching. 2014 she coached 14s at Dallas Juniors, and then moved to Fort Worth Fire in 2015. She assisted for the 12 purple, and currently is the assistant for 14 purple along side Abby.
Allie is from Arlington, Tx, and has played volleyball since she was eight years old. She played for Lamar High School, while playing club volleyball for 7 years. She then went on to play two years of volleyball at Brookhaven College in Dallas. Her second year at Brookhaven, they won conference and qualified for and went to Nationals In Minnesota. She continued her volleyball career by staying involved with coaching. She is going into her fourth year coaching, as she spent one year assistant coaching, and then the next two years she spent as a head coach for Dallas Starlings. She has not only worked with indoor volleyball, but has coached sand as well. She is currently a full time student and planning on finishing her degree with a B.S. in Kinesiology at UTA, and will plan to start coaching and teaching soon after. She is Impact and Safe Sport certified and CPR/AED certified. This is her first year with Fire, and she is looking forward to a great season this year!
Cindy Westfall: 14 White Assistant Coach Email Cindy: email@example.com Cindy grew up playing every sport offered to her. She played 3 years of varsity volleyball, basketball, softball and track at Pantego Christian Academy in Arlington. She was awarded numerous all-district and all-state awards on the way to state championships in volleyball, softball and track. She attended the University of North Texas and the University of Texas in Arlington. She took a position coaching JV volleyball and assisting with varsity softball at Pantego. She coached the varsity softball team at Southwest Christian School for 4 years, leading them to the programs first play-off appearance. She coached the middle school volleyball at SCS for 5 years. She has developed a real love for coaching kids when they are first starting out and watching how much they grow and develop, both as athletes and young ladies. Cindy has been married to her high-school sweetheart for 16 years and has 5 daughters!
Tobi Farrar: 15 Purple Head Coach Email Tobi: firstname.lastname@example.org Tobi was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. She was very involved in sports at a young age. She played volleyball at Arlington High School from 2005-2009. She was on the top team at TAV her 15s-18s years. She earned various All District, All State and All Tournament team awards in high school and club volleyball. Her 16s year at TAV her team finished 2nd at Junior Open Nationals. She received a full scholarship to play volleyball at the University of Virginia. She graduated from UVA with a B.S. in Education in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 2013. She has been a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant for the past 3 years in Arlington, Texas. Tobi is very excited about coaching at Ft Worth Fire and the upcoming season. This will be her third year coaching club, and her 2nd year with Ft Worth Fire. She previously coached 15s for two years at TAV. She is also Impact certified.
Coach Ari has played volleyball since the age of 10 in home town, Belo Horizonte-MG, in Brazil. In Brazil, volleyball options was through clubs and with my club team they were State Champions for three years in the role. Ari started pursuing professional teams in her country after graduating from high school. She played semi-professionally for two years when she was recruited to play at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, a division I school in USA. With no English the school sent me to play her first two years of college at NEO, in Miami-OK, where she earned All-American Title her Freshman year. She graduated at NEO as a sophomore and transferred to NSU in 2006. At NSU she lead the team in blocks, hits and serve aces. Ari graduated in 2009 and moved to Fort Worth. Right away she got plugged in with KSA volleyball Club and coached for 4 years as a 15's-16's head coach, she was also JV/Varsity coach at Calvary Christian Academy. Coach Ari is IMPACT certified.
Mallory Smith: 15 White Head Coach Email Coach Mallory : Mallory.email@example.com I grew up playing several sports, but volleyball and softball is where I found my spot. I attended the University of Texas in Arlington where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. After college, I took an assistant JV Volleyball and Softball position at Granbury, where I coached the JV teams for 2 years until I took the head softball position. I continued to coach volleyball and softball for the next three years before making a move to Eaton High School. Opening this school and being a part of starting the volleyball program was an amazing experience, but I recently decided to resign from the high school coaching to pursue a Master’s degree. I have a love and passion for working with young athletes and helping them develop into better athletes and successful young ladies. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my miniature schnauzer, Zoey. Because I cannot escape my love of playing volleyball and softball, I play on coed volleyball and softball teams in various leagues and continue to love competing. .
Megan is from Mansfield, Texas. She played volleyball at Mansfield Timberview High School from 2005-2009. Megan played club at both One10 and Ace in her sophomore and junior year. Her senior year she started her club coaching career as an assistant at Denver Club Sports. She graduated from the University of Texas in 2013 where she was the head manager for the University of Texas Women’s Basketball program from 2009-2013. Megan majored in Kinesiology Exercise Science and minored in Coaching. This will be Coach Megan’s 5th year of coaching and teaching Health Education. She coached both volleyball and basketball at Forney High School from 2013-2016 and is now at Grapevine High School. This will be Coach Megan’s fifth year coaching club, but her first year at Fort Worth Fire. She is very excited about this upcoming club season!
Ashley Holland is a full time student who is looking to grow in her career as a coach and being a positive influence in young female athletes lives. Ashley started coaching in 2016 at Christian Life Prep School.
Prior to coaching at CLPS Ashley has volunteered for 3 years at the YMCA North Arlington Volleyball program. Ashley offers a wide range of coaching techniques for all positions and has also run a few volleyball camps for CLPS. This will be Ashley's first year with FW Fire VBC and she is looking forward to both working with and mentoring the girls on her team.
Cody was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He has been married to his wife Christi for nearly 19 years. Together they have two daughters, Celeste and Courtney. Cody played baseball at Angelo State University and then finished his degree up at UTA. He has a Masters Degree in Education as well as a Masters Degree in Educational Technology. He was a teacher for 15 years.
Cody played all sports growing up. He has been coaching since 1999 (baseball, football, basketball, track, swimming, and of course, volleyball). He has been a club coach going on 8 years. This is Cody’s second year with FW Fire. In addition to his club and HS coaching experiences, Cody has coached teams that traveled and played in Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, and Florence. This summer he will be taking a team to Eastern Europe to compete in Germany and Austria. Cody is Impact and Safe Sport certified. In addition, he has his CAP 1 certification. Club Coaching Experience: 2017: Lead 17s team to the AAU National Championships 2016-2017: Head Coach FW Fire 17 Purple & Asst. Coach FW Fire 16 White 2016: Lead 15s to the AAU National Championships (finished 22nd out of 174). 2015-2016: Head Coach 15 Black & Speed and Strength Training (SST) Coordinator 2014-2015: Head Coach 15 Smack & Assistant coach 14 Regional Red 2013-2014: Head Coach 16 Smack (Qualified to Nationals – American Div.), 2012-2013: Head Coach 15 National Black 2011-2012: Head Coach 13 Elite 2010-2011: Head Coach - Club AY - 12s College Playing Experience:
University of Texas @ Arlington Men’s Club Volleyball Team
Angelo State University, Division II Baseball Player
Invite tryout with the Arizona Diamondbacks (1998)
Favorite quotes: “To be really good, failure is not only okay...it is necessary. Only then can we learn and move forward.”
Andrea Tischendorf 16 Purple Assistant Coach: e-mail Andrea: firstname.lastname@example.org Andrea is entering her seventh year coaching club volleyball, this being her fourth season at Fort Worth Fire. Andrea has experience coaching all age levels and playing all positions on the court. Previously, she has coached 12’s and 13’s at Fire and 13’s, 14’s and 15’s at Muskogee Volleyball Club where she also was the club director. Andrea played at West Valley High School in Hemet, California. She was a member of the West Valley Volleyball Club from 2002-2004 and participated in the 2004 CIF qualifiers. After high school, Andrea spent a season at Cal State East Bay playing middle blocker for the Pioneers. After taking a season off, she played at MSJC in 2008 and then transferred to Bacone College and finished her eligibility. She has a BA in Elementary Education. Andrea has spent the past two summers working TCU Volleyball camps under Jill Kramer. Certifications: Safe Sport, Darkness to Light, IMPACT and CAP I. Andrea is married to Daniel, and they have two children, Ellie and Gideon. She's a stay at home mom who looks forward to play dates and Target runs.
David grew up playing Baseball, Football, and Volleyball. His volleyball journey began at about age 15 playing sand volleyball with his best friends. He later went to college to play Baseball and while there discovered indoor volleyball. This led him to practice and play with the men’s club team as a setter and defensive specialist. After college, he went to work for the North Richland Hills Fire Department where he is still employed as a firefighter and paramedic. David began his coaching career when his second oldest daughter, Kaity showed an interest in playing, and he began coaching beginner players in a developmental academy. 10 years ago he began coaching club volleyball and has coached almost every age group between 12U and 18U. He and his wife have five kids, are strong christians, and he continues to coach his two youngest daughters Daisy and Molly in the sport he loves. He is a USAV CAP II certified coach and he adamantly believes in teaching players the complete game of volleyball. This will be David's first year with FW Fire and we are exited to have him.
Chelsea Smith grew up in Mineral Wells, TX where she was a two-sport letter. After high school, she accepted a scholarship to play volleyball at Texas A&M-Commerce where she played all four years and pursued a degree in Health and Nutrition. After college, she taught math and coached JV and assisted varsity at Southlake Carroll High School. After taking two years off from coaching at the high school level she is teaching and coaching JV and assisting varsity at Boswell High School. She has coached club at Skyline Juniors, Tejas, and Fort Worth Fire. She is married to her college sweetheart Garrett Smith who coaches football and teaches. They have two beautiful girls named Berkleigh and Oaklee.
Coaching Philosophy: I believe in developing the athlete both physically and mentally. I don't want my athletes to just memorize motions, but truly understand the reasoning behind every technique. I believe in establishing solid fundamentals, however long that may take, and then build on them at an appropriate pace. The fundamental skills have to be second nature, so the mind can be free to engage in strategic thinking and anticipation. Play smarter not harder.
Chyanne Perkins is a recent TCU Volleyball Alum. Originally from Los Angeles, CA she joins the coaching staff with lots of volleyball knowledge and experience . Chyanne played both basketball and volleyball in high school earning a Div. 1 State Championship title her senior year with the volleyball team. She played 4 years with TCU volleyball as well as one year on the TCU Beach Volleyball team.
Dustin was born and raised in Fort Worth. He graduated from Richland High School and later went on to attend TCU and graduated from Dallas Baptist University. After DBU, Dustin spent three years studying for his Masters in Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to his college sweetheart since 1998 and they have four children together. During his high school years, Dustin was a competitive gymnast on the national level. Through high school, he played many volleyball tournaments both indoor and outdoor. While attending Texas Christian University, where he spent the first two and a half years of college, Dustin played on the men’s club volleyball team as a setter. He has coached gymnastics from the beginner level all the way to the nationally competitive level for over 20 years and volleyball for over 6 years. Although gymnastics played a huge part of his life, volleyball is his passion. Going from an individual sport to a team sport that teaches skills on a micro level that can be used all throughout life on the macro level is the major reason why he loves it so much.
Donzie was born in Houston, Texas. He played basketball and baseball in high school and graduated from North Shore High school. He joined the Air Force in 2003 after high school, and has completed two tours overseas, He also played a year of volleyball overseas for Air Force and was also on the Air Force baseball team. He played two years of Volleyball at Texas State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. Donzie was well rounded, playing all sports growing up. He started coaching in 2013. He was an assistant for the 16’s national team for a club called Controlled Chaos in Houston before becoming head coach for the 15’s team. He is Impact and CPR certified. This is be Donzie's 1st year with FW Fire.
Amanda Krueger: 17 White Head Coach Email Amanda: email@example.com Amanda was born and raised in Ft Worth and graduated from Harvest Christian School in 2004. She won numerous volleyball awards every year that included All-District, All-Region and All-State Honorable Mention. As a top high school player, she had the great opportunity to play in the Down Under Games in Australia right after graduation. Amanda played for Dallas Christian College as an OH/DS. After her playing career, she found a passion for coaching volleyball while serving as the Head Coach at Akiba Academy. Since then Amanda has been coaching for the past 6 years and is CAP 1 certified. This will be her first year with FW Fire.
TaMesha Owens: 17 White Asst. Coach Email TaMesha: firstname.lastname@example.org TaMesha Owens is from Paris, TX. She has been playing sports since the age of 8 years old. She attended Paris High School graduate of 2004 while playing volleyball, basketball, and as well as ran track. Where she received her Varsity letters as well as numerous awards. She played middle blocker and middle back throughout her high school and college years. She attended Dallas Christian College where received the New Comer of the year award her freshman year. She later then attended University of North Texas while playing intramural flag football. She is a strong believer in fundamentals and playing to your full potential. She has experience with coaching 11-16 year olds. She coached volleyball and basketball at Akiba Academy of Dallas while coaching there received 2012-2013 IAA Basketball Championship. She's coached club volleyball for 2 years with Club Legacy as a 15s head coach. She has a son that is also heavily involved in sports. She is USA Volleyball IMPACT certified and is looking forward to growing with Fort Worth Fire Volleyball Club.
Lesa was born and raised in Haltom City, Texas. She graduated from Haltom High School in 1988 lettering in volleyball and basketball. From there, she attended Texas Wesleyan University on a volleyball scholarship as a setter. During her student teaching experience, she served as the Head Volleyball Coach and JV Basketball Coach at The Oakridge School in Arlington. After graduation, Lesa was hired by Birdville ISD as a teacher/coach at Richland High School. She spent 13 years there, 12 of which she served as the Head Volleyball Coach. Throughout her career, she has worked numerous camps and clinics throughout the DFW area. After leaving Richland, she served 1 year as assistant principal at North Richland Middle School. For the past 10 years, she has held the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Birdville ISD. Two years ago, Lesa got back into coaching club and coached a 15's travel team for TNT. This will be Lesa’s fourth season with Fort Worth Fire as she continues her relationship with her former college teammate, Stephanie. Lesa is IMPACT certified, has been married for 24 years, and has one 18 year old son who is a senior at Shanon High School. Lesa is an active member of Glenview Baptist Church and joins in supporting Mercy Heart Ministries.
Jenna was born raised in El Paso, Texas, where she was involved in many sports including volleyball, basketball, swimming, track and pole vault. Jenna played and coached volleyball through high school and continued to play both indoor and sand volleyball for fun in college. Jenna attended college at Texas State University, where she graduated with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a focus in Physical Therapy in 2017. Jenna played volleyball in college for a year with Texas State’s Women’s Club Volleyball Team, and she coached the Texas State Men’s Club Volleyball team for 3 years while in college.Jenna has coached a range of ages and skill levels, and enjoys the challenges that come with each level of play.