Metro Warrior Volleyball Coaches 2016

Jessica Miszuk – Head Coach – Varsity –  Jessica Miszuk is one of our own Warrior alumni. She graduated from Calvary Bible College with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling where she also played volleyball. Although she primarily played Middle Blocker, she finished her senior year at Calvary as an Outside Hitter and the captain of her team. After she graduated from college she returned home to coach her old high school team, the Omaha Metro Warriors. She has coached a total of 5 years for the Metro Warriors and 2 years at Calvary. Her passion as a coach is to help athletes see the value of bringing God into every practice and game. One of her favorite scenarios is when a team is not only at the top of their competitive ability but is able to give all credit (glory) to the Lord Jesus Christ. Jessica’s goal is to encourage her players to work their hardest for the glory of God, while still having fun and learning more about living life in community (teamwork). Reminding each of them that “whatever you do, do it HEARTILY, as to the Lord and not to men” (Colossians 3:23). She is excited to coach each girl the Lord brings her way. Not only in the game of volleyball but also through the practical lessons of life that arise during their daily walk with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Kelsey Husak – Assistant Varsity Coach –  Kelsey went to The Colony High School in Dallas, TX and was a 4 year letter winner. Kelsey was named team’s Most Valuable Player, served as team captain, and was a first-team all-district selection. She was named both the Defensive Player of the Year and Hitter of the Year for her district. She played club volleyball for both Dallas Force and Victory and was a member of the North Texas High Performance Youth Team. After high school, Kelsey went on to play Division 1 for Stephen F. Austin State University in East TX as an outside hitter. Kelsey ended her career with 948 kills and 715 digs, starting all 4 years. She graduated with a BS in Kinesiology, emphasis in Secondary Education and a minor in Psychology. Kelsey moved to St. Louis to be with her husband, Bryce, and coached Oakville High School’s varsity boys volleyball team for two years. Oakville finished 8th her first year and lost in the first round in the state tournament her second year. In 2012, Kelsey was an assistant coach for the University of Missouri – St. Louis, a D2 program. Kelsey moved to Omaha with her husband and toddler son, Lincoln, in January  2015 for her husband’s job. Kelsey is excited to coach for the Metro Warrior Program this season and watch the girls grow in their love for the game and for the Lord.
Nicole Stander – JV1 Coach –  Nicole is a homeschool graduate who played Warriors Volleyball for seven years and spent two club seasons with Elite. She was a defense specialist and believes that excellent passing is the foundation for of all volleyball.
Katie Davis – JV2 Coach – Katie played 6 years of volleyball, including 3 years on the Omaha Eclipse varsity team, mostly as a setter.  Her coaches are still inspirations to her, and she hopes to follow their examples of dedication, love, and emphasizing the fundamentals as she enters her first year of coaching.  Katie is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Women’s Medical Imaging at Nebraska Methodist College. Christian apologetics and theology are other subjects that Katie loves to learn and teach her Sunday School class, and her primary goal in life is to let the Gospel guide everything she does, including coaching.
Heidi Van Voorst – Assistant High School Coach- Heidi played high school volleyball one year at Central Christian here in the States, and two years at Black Forrest Academy in Kandern, Germany.  Following that, four years at Grace University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in intercultural Ministries and Art.  Once married here in Omaha, Heidi coached 3 seasons at Omaha Christian Academy (OCA) with a long-time friend before starting a family.  There are important and practical life-skills that young girls and women can learn from team sports, and she is excited to be a part of that again.
Rachel Glanzer – Head Coach Junior High/ 8th Grade Coach – Rachel Glanzer has been coaching Warrior volleyball and basketball for the last 6 years. She is a Warrior alum and discovered her love for coaching as a senior in high school.  She went to Grace University where she played 4 years of volleyball and basketball and got a degree in middle school education. Rachel was an assistant coach for Grace volleyball for one season and a History and P.E. teacher and coach at Bellevue Christian Academy for two years prior to returning to the Warrior program.  She is currently a stay-at-home wife and mom to three boys: Jett (7), Lincoln (5), and Henry (2). Rachel has a passion for the game and for coaching the game because of the life lessons that can be learned and applied while playing the game. As a coach she seeks to teach the skills of the game and teamwork, push her teams to work hard and finish strong, give confidence,  and encourage character building.
 Amber Clark – 7th Grade Coach – Amber has been involved in some form of volleyball for 10 years now. She began as a high school sophomore playing for Omaha Lightening and greatly enjoyed her time there. During her senior year she accepted the offer to train with the Nebraska Christian College Volleyball Team and played as an outside hitter with them for two years while obtaining her associates in Christian Ministry. After graduating from NC, she was an assistant coach there for one year. Amber went on to obtain her IMPACT coaching certification in 2012 and was a coach for the Top Ten Volleyball Club in Iowa for two years.  Amber began coaching for the Omaha Metro Warriors in 2015 and is excited to move forward with us!
Debonnie Barnes – 5th/6th Grade Coach – Debonnie has played for various homeschool volleyball teams for 8 years and will be coaching with the Warriors this fall for her second year in coaching. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha pursuing a Doctorates in Psychology. During her playing years, outside was her favorite position, but she has played every position the court had to offer, including Libero. She believes that it is important to be versatile and ready for whatever position life puts you in. She hopes to instill resilience into her team, and faith in Gods abilities above their own.