Warren Van Schalkwyk – Club Owner
Owner – Club GSL (The Great Salt Lake Volleyball Club)
Former Member – BYU Mens Team (1989-1991)
Former Member – South African National Team (1988)
Co Founder/VP – Utah Boys Volleyball Association (2014-present)
Co Founder/Head Coach – Wasatch Beach Juniors (2013-present)
Founder/Tournament Director – Champions Challenge (2017-present)
Head Coach – Jordan High School (2017-present)
Former Member – All American Outside Hitter at Ricks College (1998-1999)
Former Member – Eastern Washington University (2001)
Former Varsity Coach – Calhoun Academy
Former Club Director – Southern Utah Volleyball Academy
Current Head Coach – Dixie State University (2011- present)
• Placed over 40 kids on college teams including Colorado State, University of Arizona, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Mira Costa College & Brigham Young University
• Over $500,000 in scholarships provided for athletes
• Trained with Charlene Johnson Whitted (USA Women’s National Team) and Shawn Patchell (Junior Men’s National Coach), and many other Collegiate Coaches
• Highest National Club Tournament finishes:
#1 – 2018 Fiesta Classic – Phoenix, AZ
#9 – 2018 Las Vegas Classic – Las Vegas, NV
#9 – 2017 Golden State National Qualifier – San Francisco, CA
#14 – 2015 Southern California National Qualifier – Anaheim, CA
#20 – 2016 Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier – Denver, CO
• Kami played at Ricks College and Dixie State
• Jared played at Dixie State and Southern Utah University
Former athlete at Dixie Community College.
Head Coach Dixie High 2001-2011 and 2015-present
Former player at Northwest College
Former player at Metropolitan State University
Division 2 1st team All America
Inducted into MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 2017
High School coach Grand Forks ND 1994-1996
Assistant Coach Dixie High School 2001-2004
Coached at SUVA for 2 years
After a stellar four-year playing career, Makenzi Bird-Murphey begins her second season on the Trailblazer sideline as an assistant coach.
Makenzi played 97 career games at Dixie State with 72 starts. She has enjoyed her best season as a senior as she posted a career-high 234 kills and led the team with a .290 hitting percentage. She also co-led the team with 11 solo blocks and finished third in aces with 25.
She finished her four-year career as Dixie State’s all-time leader in block assists with 238. She is also third all-time in total blocks (262) and sets played (339), fourth in solo blocks (24) and hitting percentage (.261), and sixth in career kills (610).
Makenzi was a four-time academic all-PacWest selection and graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Human Communication this May. She and her husband Kaden are the parents of one son, Bronx.
College Coaching Experience/Accomplishments:
- 2014 SUU Women’s Volleyball Volunteer Assistant Coach
- Helped place 7th in the Big Sky Conference, qualifying for the BSC Tournament
- Trained, coached two Big Sky 2nd Team All-Conference performers
Club Coaching Experience/Accomplishments:
2018-2019 Snow Canyon Men’s Volleyball Club-Club Director, 14u & 18u Head Coach
- 1st Place-Silver II Division (UBVA Week #2)
- 3rd Place-Silver I Division (UBVA Week #3)
2017-2018 Snow Canyon Men’s Volleyball Club-Club Director, 14u & 18u Head Coach
- 1st Place-Bronze Division (UBVA Week #1)
- 1st Place-Bronze Division (UBVA Week #2)
- UBVA State Tournament Participant
2016-2017 Snow Canyon Men’s Volleyball Club-Club Director, 14u & 18u Head Coach
- 1st Place-Bronze Division (UBVA Week #1)
- 2nd Place-Silver Division (UBVA Week #3)
- 2nd Place-Silver Division (UBVA Week #4)
2014-2015 Lanikai Athletic Club-Utah 14u Head Coach, Co-Director
2007-14 Jammers Volleyball Club (Honolulu, HI) Head Coach-13u, 14u, 16u, 17u
- 2nd/144, Silver Medalist, at the 2014 Summer Soiree National Tournament (Anaheim, CA)-14u Division
- 9th/24- 2014 Pacific Northwest Qualifier (Spokane, WA)- 14u Open Division
- 5th/109- 2012 Summer Soiree National Tournament (Anaheim, CA)-14u Division
- 1st Place (Qualified)- 2011 Aloha Region National Bid Tournament (Honolulu, HI)- 17u Division
- 5th/48- 2010 USAV Girls’ Junior National Championships (Reno, NV)- 13u Division
- 2nd/48, Silver Medalist, 2010 USAV Girls’ Junior National Championships (Reno, NV)- 16u Division
- 2nd/24, Silver Medalist- 2010 Pacific Northwest Qualifier (Spokane, WA)-13u Division
- 1st Place- 2010 Aloha Regional Tournament (Honolulu, HI)- 13u Division
- 1st Place (Qualified)- 2010 Aloha Region National Bid Tournament (Honolulu, HI)- 13u Division
- 24th Place- 2009 USAV Girls’ Junior National Championships (Miami, FL)- 14u Open Division
- 1st Place- 2009 Aloha Regional Tournament (Honolulu, HI)- 14u
- 1st Place (Qualified)- 2009 Aloha Region National Bid Tournament (Honolulu, HI)- 13u Division
- 3rd/24, Bronze Medalist (Qualified)- 2009 Pacific Northwest Qualifier (Spokane, WA)- 14u Open Division
- 5th/150- 2008 JVDA National Championships (Louisville, KY)- 14u Division
- 1st Place- 2008 Aloha Regional Tournament (Honolulu, HI)- 14u
- 2nd Place- 2008 Aloha Region National Bid Tournament (Honolulu, HI)- 14u Division
- 5th/24- 2008 Pacific Northwest Qualifier (Spokane, WA)- 14u Open Division
- Snow Canyon High School (2017-Present) – Sophomore Girls Head Coach, Varsity Assistant
- ‘Iolani School-Honolulu, Hawai’i (2011-2013) – Girls Intermediate Head Coach, Varsity Assistant
- St. Francis School-Honolulu, Hawai’i (2010) – Girls Intermediate Head Coach, Varsity Assistant
- Kaimuki High School- Honolulu, Hawai’i (2007-2009) – Girls Varsity Head Coach
- McKinley High School- Honolulu Hawai’i (2002-2006)- Boys Varsity Asst., Girls JV Head Coach, Varsity Asst.
Trained, coached PrepVolleyball.com 2016 National Freshman of the Year
Trained, coached 4 Hawaii State Gatorade Players of the Year (2016, 2014, 2012, 2011)
Trained, coached 2 USAV Junior National Championship All-Tournament Team selections
Selected as Assistant Coach with the 2012 Aloha Region High Performance Girls’ National Select Team
At Dixie State 2017: Played in all 28 matches with 27 starts as a true freshman and finished with a team-high 519 assists (5.09 aps) … also collected 19 service aces (t-3rd on the team) and finished third on the club in digs with 215 … recorded nine double-doubles, including a career-high 30 assists with 14 digs at Point Loma (11/4), and a career-best 16 digs and 18 assists at Notre Dame de Namur (10/11) … dished out 20 or more assists 10 times overall … earned Academic All-PacWest honors.
At Greenway High School: Was a four-year varsity starter for the Demons and was a multiple time all-district and all-section honoree … helped lead GHS to the 2015 Arizona Division III state championship and a state runner-up finish in 2016 … the Demons played to a 109-11 overall record over her four-year career … earned first team all-state honors in 2015 and 2016, was named Section IV Player of the Year in 2015, and was a MaxPreps medium schools second team All-America selection in 2015 … also lettered in tennis and posted a 13-1 singles record as a senior … earned the 2016-17 GHS Female Athlete of the Year and Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete awards.
Personal: Born June 25, 1999 in Phoenix, Ariz. … parents are Jeff and Shannon Nelson … mother Shannon played volleyball collegiately at Colorado Mesa, Arizona State and Phoenix College … also recruited by Colorado Mesa, UTEP and Southeastern Missouri … currently majoring in general studies.
At Dixie State 2017: Was voted 2017 PacWest Libero of the Year and earned 2017 PWC postseason honorable mention honors … finished the 2007 season ranked third in the PacWest in total digs (473) and t-fourth in digs per set (4.59 dps) … collected 10 or more digs in 23 of 28 matches played with eight outings of 20-plus digs, highlighted by a career-high 31 digs vs. Point Loma (10/21) … posted a double-double with a career-high 10 assists and 22 digs at Dominican (10/13) … her 473 digs on the year were a career season-high.
2016: Played in 26 matches as the primary libero and was fifth on the team in sets played (91) … led the team with 450 digs (#7 on DSU’s single season list) and tallied double figures in digs in a team-high 22 matches … collected 20 or more digs eight times, including season-high 30 in the season finale vs. Point Loma (11/19) and 26 vs. Hawai’i Hilo (9/26) … her 4.95 DPS average is fourth-best on DSU’s NCAA-era single season list … also posted season-highs of five assists at Point Loma (9/16) and three aces vs. Dominican (11/5) … finished fifth on the club in aces with 18.
2015: Played in 23 matches with one start … finished the season with 77 digs, 10 service aces, nine assists and two kills … collected a season-high 13 digs vs. Lewis University (9/5).
At Dixie State 2017: Appeared in 25 matches with seven starts and saw time in 54 sets … collected 85 kills, six aces, 46 digs and 16 total blocks (one solo) … tallied a career-high 14 kills vs. Concordia (OR) (9/9) and had 13 kills and a career-best nine digs vs. Stanislaus State (9/7) … earned Academic All-PacWest honors.
At Central Valley High School: Earned three varsity letters in volleyball for the Bears and was part of three-straight district and regional championship teams … was a first team all-Greater Spokane League selection and earned numerous academic awards in the classroom … also lettered in track and field and posted a third-place state finish in the high jump and a pair of state top-eight results in the pole vault.
Personal: Born October 12, 1998 in Provo, Utah … parents are John and Jenny Johnson … also recruited by Idaho State, Hawai’i Pacific and Concordia … currently majoring in business administration
Former Member – Snow Canyon High School(2008-2011)
Former Member – Seward County Community College (2011-2013)
Former Coach – Snow Canyon High School (2013-2014)
Former Coach – Southern Utah Volleyball Academy (2013-2018
Former Member – Herriman High School (2012-2014)
Former Member –National Qualifier Club Volleyball Teams (2012-2015)
Former Clinic Coach – High Country Volleyball (2012-2013)
Former Coach/ Assistant Manager – Club GSL (2015-2016)
Former Coach – Southern Utah Volleyball Academy (2017-2018)