*1st season with Pursuit Volleyball. 

*4 year starting player at NCAA Division 1 Campbell University as an Outside Hitter. 

*3 years coaching experience at the club level.

*3 years coaching experience at the Division 1 collegiate level. 

*Spent time as an Assistant Coach at UNC Charlotte.

*1st year Assistant Coach at Southeast Missouri State University. 

*While playing, she was named to the Big South Second-Team and North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State Second-Team

​*Impact and Safesport Certified. 

Coach Bailey Manley

Pursuit 14 Black: Head Coach 

baileymanley1097@gmail.com

*1st season coaching with Pursuit.

*1 year coaching experience as Assistant Coach for Saxony Lutheran High School Varsity Volleyball and Head Junior Varsity Coach . 

*3 years coaching experience with Semo Elite.

*Played at Cape Central where she achieved All District and All Conference honors 3 years. 

*1 year playing experience at the collegiate level for NAIA Lindenwood-Belleville.

*2 years playing experience at the collegiate level for NCAA D1 Arkansas State University.

*Specializes in Defense. 

*Impact and SafeSport certified.

Coach McKenzie Bess

Pursuit 13 Green: Head Coach

​mckenziebess@gmail.com

Coach Megan Oldson

Pursuit 12 Elite: Head Coach 

maoldson@gmail.com

*2nd year with Pursuit.

*Coached 1 season of Little Diggers. 

*1 year Co-Director of SMASH Volleyball. 

*3 years of coaching experience with the Cape Fall Rec League.

*4 years of collegiate playing experience at Southeast Missouri State University as the starting setter.

*Received Rookie of the Year and 1st and 2nd Team All-OVC Honors while at SEMO. 

*She is a member of the SEMO Hall of Fame (2000)

​*Tier 2 Coach

Coach Rachel Vernon

Pursuit 12 Black: Head Coach

rachelvernon@crc.edu

​Coach Kenzie Stoner

Little Diggers Coach, Clinic Coach, & Lesson Instructor

​mstoner2001@gmail.com


Coach Saige Walters

Pursuit 14 Black: Assistant Coach

saigewalters@yahoo.com

Coach Rylie Johnson

Pursuit 12 Black: Assistant Coach 

rmjohnson6s@semo.edu

*3rd season with Pursuit.

*1 year coaching experience at Cape Central High School: Freshman Coach.

*3 years coaching experience with SEMO Volleyball Camps. 

*All Conference Honors for her high school team in 2013 & 2014.

*4 year Division 1 starting player at SEMO. 

*Earned All-OVC Honors all 4 years playing collegiately. 

*2 times First Team All OVC, 1 time Second Team All OVC, and 1 time All Newcomer Team OVC. 

*SEMO Team MVP in 2017. 

*Impact and SafeSport Certified. 

Coach Nzingha Clarke

Pursuit 16 National: Assistant Coach

​zingha6@yahoo.com




*4th season with Pursuit Volleyball Club

*Tier 3 Coach

*IMPACT and SafeSport certified

*10 years experience coaching at Division I & II Collegiate levels, including assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State University, Made 5 NCAA Tournament appearances.
*10 years experience as Head High school coach, including Cape Central HS and Jackson HS
*3 years experience as Head Coach for Heartland Hitters VBC
*9 years experience as Co-Director for SMASH, youth development program partnered with Cape Parks and Recreational Department

Coaching Staff

Coach Jessica Sostillo

Pursuit 11 Elite: Co-Head Coach

jsostillo@jackson.k12.mo.us

*1st year with Pursuit.

*Played 3 years of high school volleyball at Ottawa Township High School in Ottawa, IL. 

*Received Team Sportsmanship Award, as well as Booster Club's All Sports Female Sportsmanship Award. 

​*Art of Coaching Head Volleyball Coach Certification

*Impact and SafeSport Certified. 

Coach Connor Cray

Pursuit 14 Green: Assistant Coach 

connorcray31@gmail.com

​*1st year coaching with Pursuit
*2013 state champions Germantown Elementary
*4 years of playing experience in high school. 
*3 year varsity letter winner.
*8 years club volleyball playing experience in the Gateway Region

Coach Lainey Broussard

Pursuit 15 National: Assistant Coach

​laineyb2001@gmail.com


Coach Chelsea Eaton

Pursuit 12 Green: Assistant Coach 

chelsea@ritterrealestate.com

*Founder and 16th Season with Pursuit Volleyball Club

*6 years experience as Head High school coach, including Oran HS, Jackson HS, and Saxony Lutheran HS

*9 years experience as Co-Director for SMASH, youth development program partnered with Cape Parks and Recreational Department

*7 years experience as Assistant High School Coach, Jackson HS

 *2 years experience coaching at Division I Collegiate level, graduate assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State University,

*2 years experience as Head Coach for SEMO Attack VBC

*Played Division 1 volleyball at Eastern Kentucky University

*Played JUCO at Parkland College- 1999 National Champions

*NJCAA All American, NJCAA National All-Tournament Team, NJCAA Academic All America, NCAA Eastern Kentucky Scholar-Athlete, 

*Breese Central HS- 1997 Class A State Champions

*Germantown Elementary- 1994 Class S State Champions

​*Mastering Quickbooks Training Level 1 

​*IMPACT and Safesport certified

Coach Zachary Brock

Pursuit 12 Boys: Assistant Coach

zebrockie5@gmail.com

*4th Season with Pursuit Volleyball Club

*IMPACT and SafeSport certified

*2 years experience coaching other USAV teams

*Played College volleyball at Culver-Stockton 

*Played high school volleyball at Camp Point Central, Quincy IL

*3rd season with Pursuit.

*Coached for the Cape Girardeau City Volleyball Leagues.

*Played for SMSU-West Plains for 2 years. 

*Impact and SafeSport Certified. 

Coach Samantha Feeney

Pursuit 13 Black: Head Coach

sfeeneyy1998@gmail.com

Coach Bailey Kennedy

Pursuit 15 National: Head Coach 

baileyeking12@gmail.com​​

Coach Brittany Hutchings

Pursuit 13 Black: Assistant Coach

bkoetters@culver.edu

*1st season with Pursuit. 

*Played 4 years of high school volleyball at Eagle Ridge Christian School.

*Received All-Conference and All-State Awards. 

*Played 1 year at Columbia College. 

*1 year coaching experience as the JV Coach at Eagle Ridge Christian School. 

Coach Emily Brune

Pursuit 11 Elite: Co-Head Coach 

ebrune@jr2mail.org

*3rd season with Pursuit.

*Played 4 years varsity level at Woodland High School in Woodland, Washington. 

*Played collegiately for Clark College in Vancouver, Washington.

*Played 4 years for Cowlitz Volleyball Club in Longview, Washington.

* Played 1 year for Portland Volleyball Club in Portland, Oregon. 

​*Impact and SafeSport certified. 

Coach Jackie Twidwell

12u Mentor 

Clinic & Rotation Coach

jltwidwell@gmail.com

Coach Maile Gannon

​Pursuit 14 Elite:  Head Coach

​Setter Training Coach

mgannon@jackson.k12.mo.us

Coach Katie Sands

Clinic Coach and 12U Volunteer

sands6306@gmail.com

Coach Madara Bajare

Pursuit Head Coach,

Volunteer Coach

mbajare1s@semo.edu


*1st season with Pursuit. 

*4 years playing experience in high school as a setter and defensive specialist/libero. 

*8 years playing experience with various club teams in the Gateway Region 

*Received the 2016 GAC Sportsmanship Award. 

*1st season with Pursuit. 

*4 years playing at the collegiate level for Crowley's Ridge College as a setter/defensive specialist. 

*2 years coaching experience as the Assistant Varsity at Cape Central High School. 

*2 years coaching experience as the JV Head Coach at Cape Central High School. 

* Played 2 years in a Rec League in Poplar Bluff. 

*Tier 2 Coach

*4th season with Pursuit Volleyball Club

*1 year experience as Jackson HS assistant coach- Freshman coach

*1 year experience as Meadow Heights HS and Jr. High assistant coach

*1 year experience as Meadow Heights HS and Jr. High Head coach

*Played 4 years at Woodland HS All district team Class 2 Division 2
*Played 1 year NAIA Missouri Valley College
*Head Coach Trail Blaze VBC 1 year 
*2 years experience coaching Smash Select Volleyball 

*IMPACT and Safesport certified

*2nd season with Pursuit Volleyball Club

​​*5 years experience coaching volleyball
*2 years as  Head JV and Head Varsity Coach at Albertus Magnus HS (NY)
*3 years experience coaching club with Arsenal Elite in the GEVA Region

*Tier 2 Coach

*IMPACT and Safesport certified

*1st season with Pursuit.

*Played 4 years of high school volleyball for Cape Central High School as an outside hitter. 

*1 year of collegiate playing experience at Mineral Area College. 

*3 years coaching experience for the SMASH League in Cape Girardeau.

Coach Erika Newell

Pursuit 14 Elite: Assistant Coach

erikakylenewell@gmail.com

*3rd year with Pursuit.

*13 years head coaching experience at St. Mary's.

*3 years coaching experience with SMASH volleyball.

*1 year coaching experience with Little Diggers.

​*Received Coach of the Year 2018 from the City of Cape Girardeau. 

*Impact and SafeSport certified. 


Coach Lexie Cornelius

Pursuit 15 National: Assistant Coach

lexieking@att.net


​*16th season with Pursuit Volleyball Club

*IMPACT and SafeSport certified

*13 years experience coaching club

*Played Pursuit as a player our first 3 seasons

*Served as Director of Operations for Pursuit 2 seasons

* Tier 2 Coach

*Played collegiately at Crowley's Ridge College.

*2001 NBCAA National Champ Runner Up.

*Received NBCAA Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002.

*Returned to Crowley's Ridge college to coach for 10 years. 

*Received Coach of the Year 2 years. 

*Coached and Directed Semo Tigers club volleyball team. 

*6 years of Speed, Agility, and Plyometric coaching experience. 

*NSPA Speed and Agility Certified.

*NSPA Certified Program Design Specialist. 

*Impact and SafeSport Certified. 


*2nd year with Pursuit. 

*1 year coaching experience with Little Diggers.

*2 years of coaching experience at Cape Central High School.

*2 years of Co-Directing SMASH at the Cape Sportsplex.

*3 years of coaching experience at Immaculate Conception Grade School. 

*Played 4 years of Collegiate Volleyball at SEMO where she was a starting outside hitter. (Played under Coach Julie Kinnaman for 2 years)

*Earned 1st team All-OVC, 2nd Team All-OVC, and All Tournament Team honors while at SEMO. 

​*Tier 2 Coach

*1st season with Pursuit.

*Played in Rec Leagues for the last 6 years.

*2 years coaching experience boys and girls at the Jr. High age level. 

*IMPACT and SafeSport Certified

Coach Jessie Gartman 

14 Green: Head Coach 

jessiegartman28@gmail.com

Coach Cindy Henry

Speed, Agility, & Plyometric Specialist

Next Level Training Director

chenry@cityofcapegirardeau.org​​

Coach Shannon Jones

Pursuit 12 Elite: Assistant Coach

​Shannon@capestaging.com

​*7 years coaching SMASH volleyball and continued helping orchestrate and run games.

*12 years coaching Pursuit Volleyball Academy- all age groups and learning levels along with helping with organization and administrative duties. 

*1 year coaching experience at Saxony- JV Coach.

*Impact and SafeSport certified. 

​*Played 4 years at Jackson High School. 

*Currently signed to play at the NAIA collegiate level for Evangel University. 

*Received SEMOBall Fan Choice Preseason Player of the Year 2019. 

​*Received SMASH Volleyball Player of the Year in 2015.

*Received Defensive Player of the Year her Freshman season.

​*Received Academic All State in 2017 and 2018.

*Received All Conference Honors in 2019.

​*Has played for multiple club teams including Heartland Hitters, Blaze, and Pursuit as well as having participated in SMASH and the Little Diggers Program. 

*3 years coaching experience with the Pursuit Little Diggers Program. 

​​​Better Training. Better Experience. Better Results. 

Coach Julie Kinnaman

Club Director

Pursuit 12 Boys Head Coach

Pursuit 13 Elite Head Coach

pursuitvolleyballacademy@gmail.com

Coach Amy McCulley

Pursuit 12 Green:  Head Coach 

mcculley.a@zalma.k12.mo.us

*2nd season coaching with Pursuit. 

​*1 year experience as Little Diggers Coach

*Played 4 years for Pursuit and 2 years for H2 St. Louis. 

*4 years of playing experience at Jackson High School. 

*Received All Conference Honors for 2 years. 

*Received All District Honors for 2 years. 

*Received All SEMissourian Team for 2 years.

*Received Southeast Setter of the Year her Senior year.  


*4th year coaching with Pursuit as a head coach and assistant coach. 

*3 years playing experience for Woodland High School. 

*1 year playing experience for Jackson High School. 

*Received All District and All Region Awards for Class 2 while at Woodland. 

*Impact and SafeSport Certified. 

Coach Pam Price

Clinic Coach & 12U Volunteer 

pdp1220a@yahoo.com

*3rd season with Pursuit Volleyball Club

*3 years experience as a camp and clinic coach for Pursuit

*1 year experience as Varsity Assistant at Notre Dame Regional High School. 

*1 year experience coaching USAV club in Farmington

*1 year playing experience at the collegiate level for Mineral Area College.

*Setter from Notre Dame Regional High School

*Broke school record for Career Assists her Junior season at 678

*Broke her own school record for Career Assists her Senior season at 744

*2 years experience coaching for Cape Girardeau SMASH League

*IMPACT and Safesport certified

Coach Loni Kreun

Clinic Coach, Private Lesson Coach, and 14U Mentor

​lkreun@semo.edu


Coach Yinkon Her

Pursuit 15 Regional: Head Coach

coach.yinkon@gmail.com​​

*1st season with Pursuit. 

*In 2013, Madara placed 2nd in beach volleyball at the Youth Summer Olympic Games of Latvia Beach. 

*2 years of collegiate playing experience as a Right Side Hitter at the NJCAA D1 level.

*2 years of collegiate playing experience as a Right Side and Outside Hitter for NCAA D1 Southeast Missouri State University. 

*1 semester of coaching experience as a volunteer practice coach for Tampa United 11's team. 

*1st season with Pursuit.

*Played 4 years of high school volleyball for Woodland High School. 

*Received the award for Most Assists in her senior season.

*1 year coaching experience as the Assistant Coach for Zalma High School and Zalma Jr. High School.