Staff

Warren Van Schalkwyk – Club Owner

Owner – Club GSL (The Great Salt Lake Volleyball Club)

clubgsl.com

Former Member – BYU Mens Team (1989-1991)

Former Member – South African National Team (1988)

Co Founder/VP – Utah Boys Volleyball Association (2014-present)

https://www.ubva.info

Co Founder/Head Coach – Wasatch Beach Juniors (2013-present)

http://wasatchbeachvolleyball.com/juniors.html

https://www.facebook.com/WasatchBeachJuniorsVolleyball/

Founder/Tournament Director – Champions Challenge (2017-present)

https://www.bringyourbestchampion.com

Head Coach – Jordan High School (2017-present) 

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Robyn Felder

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)

 

Tera Carter

Former Player & Captain – Eastern Arizona College 1998-1999
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Former Player – Wisconsin, Eau Claire 2000
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Former Player – UNLV 2001-2003
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Former Coach – Club Vegas 2003-2006
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Former Varsity Assistant Coach – Foothills High School 2004-2006
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Head Coach – Dixie High School 2012-2015
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Club Coach – Southern Utah Volleyball Academy 2011-2018
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Current Coach & Director Club  GSL Southern Utah

 

Kelley Rifliato

5 seasons with the Skyhawks in 2017 after being named the Fort Lewis College head volleyball coach in June 2013.
 She has coached six All-RMAC and 26 Academic All-RMAC performers while taking the 2013 team to the RMAC tournament.
At BHS, Rifilato led the Wolverines to the the post season all six seasons, including the 3A state tournament from 2009-2012.  In 2009 and 2011, BHS finished third overall in the state, seventh in 2010 and fifth in 2012.
A five time Intermountain League Coach of the Year, Rifilato posted at least 20 wins every year at BHS.  She recorded her 100th win for the program during the 2011 season.
In her six years at BHS, Rifilato posted a 135-29 overall record, and a 49-1 Intermountain League record.  She coached both of her daughters, Gabriella and Katherine, at BHS.  In 2011, Katherine was named a Top 10 nominee for the Colorado ESPN Gatorade Player of the Year. Both daughters have continued their volleyball careers in the collegiate ranks.
In addition to coaching at the high school level, she has coached club volleyball teams from across the country, also with impressive results. The Four Corners Volleyball Club twice won the Western Slope Tournament U18 Championship, as well as the Phoenix Fiesta National Tournament U18 Championship with her as head coach. One of her club teams even qualified to play in the USAV Junior Olympic National Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Riliato’s successful coaching career has been followed by a successful collegiate playing career.  A two-time Big Sky all-conference performer at the University of Idaho, Rifilato played for the Vandals from 1982-85, where she was a four year starter and three time team captain. She led the Vandals each year in service aces, and holds the career record with 220.  She also ranks second in the record book with 4,744 assists.  In 1997, Rifilato was inducted in the University of Idaho All-Time Great Hall of Fame.  She completed her Family & Consumer Sciences degree from Idaho in 2011, graduating cum laude.
Jared and Kami Wilkinson
•  Coached 42 seasons of volleyball for both boys and girls
•  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
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Stacey Leavitt

Former athlete at Dixie Community College.

Head Coach Dixie High 2001-2011 and 2015-present

 

Tracy Hokanson

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

 

Makenzi Bird-Murphey

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.

 

Donovan Martinez

 

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
Prep Coaching Experience:
  • 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

 

Jordyn Nelson

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.

 

Sid Brandon

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).

 

Sydney Johnson

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

 

Christina Fisher

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

 

Aubrey Shipley

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)

 

Shantel Pack