WAYVA Coaches

It takes dedication and excitement for the sport to be a great coach.  We have a great coaching team here at WAYVA.  Some of us have been coaching here for many years with the club, while others are newer.  We have to figure out a way to prevent things like new babies, new jobs, relocation, or Master Degree studies from stealing coaches away!  All coaches within the North Country Region are required to complete IMPACT training through the league, as well as completing the annual online video training and certification for their team level.  Our coaches have attended coaching clinics presented through MVI, MSHSL, and area clubs, and some have CAP Level 1 certification through the USA Volleyball organization.  In addition, we all play volleyball on adult leagues both indoors and out.
Coaching Assignments for 2019-2020
12-1   Lindsey Frederick
12-2   Cindy and Steve Bouma
12-3   Breanna and Jamie Heuton, Kristin Schmidt
13-1   Kristin Schmidt
13-2  Morgan Baumgarten
14-1   John Wood
14-2  Morgan Baumgarten

Each of these coaches will be joined by our mentors returning from last season who want to continue to be involved with coaching but cannot commit to doing so full time this season. Here are the coaches you will be working with during the coming season:

Allison Lutz
Allison played school and JO club volleyball from 6th grade all through high school. She was a setter for the Wayzata varsity team in her senior year. She is back from college and coached for WAYVA last season. She plays on summer sand leagues when not coaching club ball.  She is not coaching full time this season but will be in the gym to assist as needed.

Alyssa Bouma
Alyssa played school and JO volleyball from 6th grade through high school. She played during college on intramural teams and played on several sand leagues over the last two summers. She has coached 12s/13s for WAYVA and is just filling in this season as needed while working on her Masters degree.

Bri Lucky
Bri has played volleyball for six years through both club 43 and Minnesota Select. She also played on the 9th, 10th and JV teams for Wayzata High School. Bri has experience as an assistant coach/mentor for the 11-2’s at Minnesota Select. She will be a student assistant this season at WAYVA.

Cate Dahlberg
Cate has been playing volleyball since she was 12 years old. She played at Maple Grove Senior High as a setter, where she was named Captain and was the All-Conference selection for the team. She went on to play for the Norse at Luther College. Cate has coached teams for Minneapolis Washburn, Maple Grove, as well as working with youth and adult players for Minnesota Volleyball Headquarters. This will be Cate’s 7th season working as a setting coach for Wayzata. Cate currently works as a Special Education teacher in the Osseo school district.

Cindy and Steve Bouma
This will be Cindy & Steve’s 16th year as coaches for Wayzata JO’s. Longtime players themselves, they became coaches when their daughter (now out of college) started playing for Wayzata JOs. They both are USA Volleyball CAP Level I and IMPACT certified coaches. They have coached 12s, 13s and 14s teams for Wayzata. They are passionate about teaching young ladies about this sport and love working with the 12s age group. They also find time to play volleyball in recreational leagues throughout the year.

Ellie Shaver
Ellie played JO volleyball from 6th – 9th grate at a variety of clubs including WAYVA, Club Tonka and Minnesota Select. She played at Wayzata High School on 9A, sophomore and JV teams and was a team manager for varsity her senior year. Ellie spent her first year coaching at WAYVA as a youth assistant for the 12-3s during the 2018-2019 season. She will be a student assistant this season.

Emily Kuennnen
Emily’s volleyball career started with JO, then during school played High School Varsity as a freshman. In college, she played on the women’s club league and co-ed intramurals. Emily stays active within the Twin Cities volleyball community by playing on recreational sand and indoor leagues. She is excited to join the WAYVA family and looks forward to working with this awesome group of athletes!

Jamie Heuton
Jamie was new to coaching WAYVA last year but has been playing volleyball for over 35 years. He has played at MamaG’s and other local venues on leagues from CoEd C to Men’s 4’s BB and even caught a few 4’s and 2’s tournaments in Mexico! As a father of two adult daughters, Jamie also has had coaching experience with Soccer and Girls Softball over the years and loves to help players grow and have fun!

John Wood
John started coaching for the club when his daughter (now graduated from college, married and working as an ICU RN in Philly) began playing for Wayzata JOs as a 6th grader. John returns for his 15th season with Wayzata JOs. He is also a USA Volleyball CAP Level I and IMPACT certified coach. John has coached 12s, 13s, 14s and 16s with Wayzata, but found his niche with the 13s/14s age group. John enjoys playing volleyball in recreational leagues and is the captain of the WAYVA adult sand volleyball team during the summer months.

Kristin Schmidt
This will be Kristin’s 7th year coaching with WAYVA. She has coached 14s/15s/16s. Kristin has been playing competitive volleyball for 25+ years and is passionate about the sport. She plays upper division ball (BB/A) year round, in different formats – doubles, triples, quads, and sixes. In 2012, she was fortunate to spend three months playing club ball in Helsinki, Finland. Kristin also officiates matches for adult leagues around the twin cities.

Melissa Tradewell
Melissa was a setter at St. Francis High School and was on the varsity team for three of her four years. After high school, she went to Minnesota State University, Mankato and was on the track team for her first year. After college, she moved back to the area and married her high school sweetheart. She is involved in reffing at St. Francis Middle School, as well as working the table at High School Varsity Matches on occasion. This will be Melissa’s second year with WAYVA.

Morgan Baumgarten
Morgan played high school and JO volleyball in her hometown in Illinois starting at the age of 12.  After high school, she moved to Minnesota and played two years for Augsburg College.  This is Morgan’s 3rd year of coaching for WAYVA and she is excited to pass along her passion for volleyball to the next generation!