Coaching StAFF

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KELLY RICHARDSON - DIRECTOR/ 15-1 National Head Coach

2-time All-American setter/right side at Evangel University. Following her college career was the Head Volleyball Coach at Republic High School, leading RHS to it's first District title and a 3rd place finish in the Missouri State 3A championships. In 2007 took over as the Head Volleyball Coach at Southwest Baptist University leading SBU to it's first winning record in two decades during the 2013 campaign. In 2014 accepted the first assistant and recruiting coordinator position at University of Texas at Arlington before taking over the Western Illinois Volleyball program in 2015. Currently the program coordinator for PE and Sport Management at Evangel University. 

Currently serving as the Director of 417 Volleyball, and the Head Coach for 15-1 National.

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Hannah Werth- Assistant Director/17 National Head Coach

 4- time All- American at the University of Nebraska from 2009-2012. Following her college career, played Professionally in Puerto Rico, Italy, Turkey & Germany from 2012-2015.
In the 2019 club season led the 16 National team to a National Qualifier 1st place finish at MEQ in Indianapolis earning an automatic bid to Nationals in Indianapolis.
Also directing the HDUB volleyball academy, aimed at helping in the growth and development both mentally and physically of volleyball athletes.
Curently serving as Assistant Director for 417 Volleyball, and the Head Coach for 17-1 National.

 

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Bentley Mara - Assistant Director/17 National Head Coach/11-1 Local

Played four years of volleyball at Division II Drury University. First Drury player to earn All-America honors at the Division II level, landing on the AVCA honorable mention squad as a senior.

Continued her playing career for the Missouri State Beach Volleyball program in 2019.

Will be back on the Drury Volleyball sideline this 2019 season as a Graduate Assistant Coach.

Currently serving as Assistant Director for 417 Volleyball, and the Head Coach for 17-2 National.

 

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Ashley Emery - Skill Development and Enhancement Coach

Ashley (Jurgensmeyer) Emery will enter her second year as an assistant coach with the Drury University volleyball program.

The former standout at Southwest Baptist University and Osceola High School joins the Panthers coaching staff from Missouri S&T where she started as an assistant coach last year and spent the second half of the 2017 season as their interim head coach.

Emery coached for the varsity volleyball team at Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma from 2015 to 2016 and was the head coach at Edison Preparatory School in Tulsa for three seasons, 2012-14. She was the Tulsa World Metro-Area Coach of the Year in 2013 after leading Edison to their first-ever state tournament appearance.

Emery played for Southwest Baptist from 2008-10 and left as the program's all-time leader in kills, attack percentage, and points.

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Layne Louallen- 18-1 National/14-1 National Head Coach

A graduate of nearby Ozark (Mo.) High School, Louallen has extensive experience working camps at area colleges, and as a coach in Springfield’s Community Sports Developmental Program. Layne helped being the Springfield Boys Volleyball club, and has also spent time with Marshfield High School Volleyball.

Layne currently serves as the Assistant Coach at Evangel University. He also spent the 2019 season as a volunteer assistant for the Missouri State Beach Volleyball Program.

Currently serving as the Head Coach for both 18-1 and 14-1 National.

 

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Abby Welther - 18-2 Regional Head Coach

Drury Volleyball Player 2017-Current.

Posted 101 kills for the season with 30 digs and 18 blocks in the 2018 campaign.

Played for Pleasant Hill High School in Pleasant Hill, MO.

Helped coach the 16 National team during the 2019 club season.

Currently serving as the Head coach for 18-2 Regional.

 

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Tracy Powell - 16-1 National Head Coach 

A Glendale High School Alum. Played volleyball all 4 years of high school, and also participated on National level teams with Springfield Juniors Volleyball Club.

Continued her playing career at MSU West Plains under Trish Knight.

Currently serving as the Head Coach for 16-1 National.

 

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Krishna Merriman- 16-2 Regional Head Coach 

Pierce City Alum and Volleyball/Basketball standout. Krishna began her collegiate volleyball career at DII Missouri Southern University before transferring to DI Western Illinois University. Following her final volleyball season contributed to the WIU basketball team.

Krishna is the Assistant Volleyball coach at Glendale High School.

Currently serving as the Head Coach for 16-2 Regional.

 

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Brittany Kiser- 15-2 Regional Head Coach

A Kickapoo High School Alum.

Brittany is currently the Head Volleyball Coach at Hickory Hills Middle School. In 2019 was selected as the Outstanding Beginning Teacher from the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Currently serving as the Head Coach for 15-2 Regional.

 

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Taylor Forth- 14-2 Regional Head Coach

Drury Volleyball Player 2017-Current

A Second team All-GLVC selection in 2018. Earned Academic All-GLVC honors in 2017 and 2018. Played for Gilbert High School in Gilbert, IA.

Currently serving as Head Coach for 14-2 Regional.

 

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Makina Wratten - 13-1 Regional Head Coach

Current Drury Volleyball Player

Began her collegiate career at Missouri State University. Selected to the Texas A&M All Tournament Team in 2018. Played for Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, OK.

Currently serving as Head Coach for 13-1 Regional.

 

 

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Amanda Murphy - 13-2 Regional Head Coach

Glendale High School Alum.

Spent the 2018/19 season with the 13-2 Regional Team. Amanda has coached multiple levels of club volleyball ranging from 13's to 18's and enters into her 4th season with Net Results.

Currently serving as Head Coach for 13-2 Regional.

 

 

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Evonne Wilson - 12-1 Regional Head Coach

Camdenton High School Alum.

Evonne played volleyball for Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO. In the 2018/19 season Evonne was the Head Coach for 417's 15-1 Regional Team.

Currently serving as Head Coach for 12-1 Regional

 

 

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Nora Woolsey - 10-1 Local Head Coach

Houston, Missouri native

Spent the 2018/19 coaching the 417 10's local team. Currently obtaining her degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University.

Currently serving as Head Coach for 10-1 Local.