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LVC Coaching Staff

Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider

Club Director

Phone: (716)310-2781

*McQuaid High School volleyball alumni (class of 1987)

*25+ years as a volleyball official at both the high school and collegiate level (boys & girls)

*Founder/Club Director at LVC since 2011

*WEVA Board Of Directors Member since 2013 (Junior Boys Rep)

*LVC head coach of various teams since 2011

 

Rod Middleton

Rod Middleton

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Phone: (708)307-0140

*7+ years playing basketball both at the collegiate level & overseas

*5+ years strength training development & conditioning

*Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy Of Sports Medicine)

 

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Julie Almond

Julie Almond

Phone: (716)598-5534

*played at Horseheads High School & Southern Tier VBC

*DI volleyball athlete at Syracuse University

*played professionally in Germany (Fighting Kangaroos)

*Assistant Womens VB Coach at Hofstra & IPFW

*various girls club coaching positions - Creole VBC, Fort Wayne VBC

*coached at various volleyball camps - University Of Illinois, World Volleyball Training Center, etc

*LVC coach since 2021

Ryan Parker

Ryan Parker

Master Coach - Liberos

Phone: (585)435-6648

*played for Fairport High School...three year varsity starter and Section V Player Of The Year in his senior season (NYS Champs as well).

*played club ball at Pace Bootlegger Volleyball Club

*was a starter all 4 years at Daemen College - outside hitter/libero

*LVC coach since 2023

*Daemen graduate assistant coach for 2024 season

 

 

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Matt Molenda

Matt Molenda

Phone: (716)432-4338

*St Joe's Collegiate Institute & LVC alumni

*UB Men's Club Volleyball 2014-18 (President 2015-17)

*Kenmore West Boys Varsity Coach 2018-19 

*LVC coach since 2014

 

Ben Wadhams

Ben Wadhams

Phone: (585)472-6912

*played for RIT Mens Club team

*coached for 3 seasons at Medina High School (girls varsity)

*LVC coach since 2016

 

 

Dan Maigret

Phone: (716)946-0875

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Tyler Licastro

Tyler Licastro

Phone: (716)545-5228

*Niagara Wheatfield High School & LVC alumni

*LVC coach since 2018

 

Trip Vohland

Trip Vohland

Phone: (716)345-0085

*played for Lockport High School & LVC

*2022 NCVC girls club volleyball coach

*LVC coach (2023-present)

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Ian DeWilde

Ian DeWilde

Phone: (716)940-7367

*played for Starpoint High School & LVC

*plays for D'Youville Mens Team

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Kendal Haberer

Kendal Haberer

Phone: (716)860-0106

*played for Lakeshore High School & Buffalo Volleyball Academy

*plays for D'Youville Womens Team

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Amanda Spaugh

Phone: (716)725-7935

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Jason Stang

Jason Stang

Phone: (716)3414795

*Division I middle hitter at IPFW & George Mason from 1990-1995 (captain at George Mason as a senior)

*Mens Open Empire State Games from 1991-1993 & 1997-2000

*Coached Sweet Home girls JV for 2 years, Will East boys JV for 2 years, Lancaster boys modified for 4 years, Lancaster boys varsity for 18 years

*Coached 5 years NFVB girls & 4 years NFVB boys

*LVC coach since 2021

Brendan Leong

Brendan Leong

Phone: (716)444-0999

*played for Canisius High School & LVC

*played for the Elmira College Mens team

*Associate Head Coach Canisius JV

*Assistant Coach D'Youville Mens Volleyball

*LVC coach since 2022

 

Larry Wiepert

Larry Wiepert

Phone: (716)616-0935

*has played and/or coached volleyball for over 40 years

*played for US Air Force in Korea for 2 years

*started coaching career with Cheetah VBC (girls)

*LVC coach since 2016

 

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Ali Khadra

Ali Khadra

Phone: (716)536-2725

*Williamsville East & LVC volleyball alumni

*played for D'Youville Mens team (4 years)

*LVC coach since 2022

 

Matt Wiepert

Matt Wiepert

Phone: (716)616-0934

*played for Williamsville North High School & LVC

*currently playing for the RIT Mens Club team

*LVC coach since 2020

 

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Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider

Phone: (716)310-2781

*McQuaid High School volleyball alumni (class of 1987)

*25+ years as a volleyball official at both the high school and collegiate level (boys & girls)

*Founder/Club Director at LVC since 2011

*WEVA Board Of Directors Member since 2013 (Junior Boys Rep)

*LVC head coach of various teams since 2011

 

Mary Schneider

Mary Schneider

Phone: (716)417-4137

*Starpoint High School volleyball alumni

*coached Starpoint girls volleyball

*multi-year volleyball official (boys & girls)

*heavily involved with LVC since inception in 2011 - coordinating uniforms, team outreach opportunities, etc

*LVC coach of various teams since 2011

 

Brett Shickluna

Brett Shickluna

Phone: (716)698-3067

*played for Grand Island High School & LVC

*LVC coach (2024-present)

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Maria Travale

Maria Travale

Phone: (585)219-9077

*started playing volleyball in 4th grade - was a setter in Russia for 7 years

*played for Genesee Community College for 2 years - Regional All-Tournament Team, went to Nationals both seasons (2010-2011)

*played libero at Medaille College for 2 years (2012-2013) - AMCC Championship, NCAA tournament appearance

*Assistant Womens Volleyball Coach at Medaille (2015-2016)

*Assistant Womens Volleyball Coach at Daemen (2019-2020)

*certified volleyball official in Western New York

*LVC coach since 2018

Daria Yevcheva

Daria Yevcheva

Phone: (716)292-7024

*assistant coach in Ukraine for 6 months

*LVC coach since 2023

 

Marisa Zielinski

Phone: (716)531-2456

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Megan Schneider

Megan Schneider

Phone: (716)392-5272

*Lockport High School girls volleyball (class of 2014)

*played club ball at Niagara Frontier

*played for D'Youville College from 2014-17

*LVC coach since 2014

Kait McShane

Kait McShane

Phone: (814)572-5066

*played for Iroquois High School (Erie, PA) & Club Chill

*played at D'Youville University

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

Phone: (716)628-9183

*played for Royhart High School (WNY All Star)

*played Division I Womens Volleyball at Wagner College

*LVC coach (2023-present)

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Mike Minnuto

Mike Minnuto

Phone: (716)390-8490

*boys volleyball head coach at Williamsville North High for 10+ years

*PE teacher at Williamsville North for 20+ years

*Board Chairman at Lou Gehrig Youth Baseball & Softball

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Eric Lipps

Eric Lipps

Phone: (716)345-0693

*assistant coach with NFVB Tots Program (2015-16)

*Starpoint boys JV coach (2018), Williamsville East boys JV coach

*volunteer coach for the Wilson Foundation & Girl Power program

*LVC coach (2017-present)

Paul Morphy

Paul Morphy

Phone: (716)949-5075

*played for Midlakes High School as well as Penn State Mens Club Team

*worked boys and girls volleyball clinics for 25+ years

*NCVC girls coach for a total of four years

*LVC coach (2023-present)

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Jon Bednasz

Jon Bednasz

Phone: (716)430-6088

*played & coached mens college volleyball at NJIT

*boys volleyball coach at Maryvale High for 8+ years

*8 years officiating boys volleyball in WNY

*volleyball director at EMW boys & girls club (2017-present)

*Iroquois boys modified assistant coach (2023-present)

*LVC coach (2024-present)

Dennis Gooch

Phone: (716)308-7204

Jacob Walter

Jacob Walter

Phone: (716)339-4912

*played for Niagara Wheatfield High School & LVC

*LVC coach (2022-present)

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Kaylee Winkle

Kaylee Winkle

Girls House Program Lead Coach WEDNESDAY

Phone: (716)425-7033

*played for the D'Youville College Womens Volleyball team (2013-2016)

*Girls Head Volleyball Coach at Wilson High (2017-2022)

*played high school volleyball at Wilson & club volleyball at Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Sam Buckner

Sam Buckner

Girls House Program Assistant Coach WEDNESDAY

Phone: (716)531-0785

*played for Wilson High School

*current coach of the Wilson Girls JV squad

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Kristie Slack

Kristie Slack

Girls House Program Lead Coach WEDNESDAY

Phone: (716)868-5077

*played for Lancaster High School & Daemen College

*Starpoint Girls Volleyball Coach (2005-present)...10 years Varsity / 9 years Modified

*girls club volleyball coach at Cheetah, Niagara Frontier & Niagara County volleyball clubs (2002-2017)

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Alexis Damon

Alexis Damon

Girls House Program Assistant Coach WEDNESDAY

Phone: (716)545-1381

*Newfane Girls Varsity Coach since 2018

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Emily Reed

Emily Reed

Girls House Program Assistant Coach WEDNESDAY

Phone: (716)940-3720

*has played volleyball for 10+ years including at both Starpoint High School & Niagara University Womens Club

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Maura Bull

Maura Bull

Girls House Program Assistant Coach WEDNESDAY

Phone: (716)807-1401

*played for Newfane High School

*Girls JV Volleyball Coach at Newfane (2022-present)

*LVC coach (2023-present)

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Emma Wiepert

Emma Wiepert

Phone: (716)458-5299

*played for Williamsville North High School (2012-2015)

*played club ball for NFVB & NCVC (2011-2015)

*played on the Women's club team at Robert Morris University (2016-2018)

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Emma Wlostowski

Emma Wlostowski

Phone: (716)262-4928

*played for Alden High School & Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club

*currently playing for the D'Youville University Womens Volleyball team

*LVC coach (2023-present)

Amanda DeLisi

Amanda DeLisi

Phone: (716)405-0519

*played for SUNY Brockport Womens Club

*LVC coach (2023-present)

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