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Our Club Directors.

Carrie Jones

Carrie is a Glendale graduate where she was a 2016 conference champion. She graduated from MSU with her Bachelors in Physical Education in 2021 and her Masters in Education Administration in 2023. She spent her last four years, out of seven, playing club ball with the Tamales. In 2013, she made the USAV HP Skills camp as an outside hitter and trained in Ft. Lauderdale. In 2015, she made the USAV HP A3 program as a DS and trained in Colorado Springs. One of her favorite accomplishments was when she was named as the All - Tournament Team Libero at the President's Day Classic in STL in 2016. She competed at AAU Nationals in Orlando, in 2016, and her team won the Sapphire Division. She attended two invite-only Phenom programs. One in Omaha, and one in Oklahoma City. 

This is her 3rd year as the 8th Grade Girls PE/Health Teacher and 8th Grade coach at Republic Middle School. In 2022, her 7th Grade Volleyball Team won the COC Championship. This is her 7th year coaching with the Tamales and her 1st year as Co-Director. 

 

“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up”

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Aubrey Wichmer

Bio coming soon...

Our Club Staff.

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Taylor Baker

18 Red Head Coach

Taylor graduated from Bartlesville High School in Oklahoma where she was a four year starting libero with two 6A state appearances, as well as playing for the Bartlesville Juniors for 6 seasons. She has her B.S. in Sports Administration and M.S. in Education. She has coached at the varsity level at Marionville and Fordland and the middle school level at Jarrett and Nixa, winning two consecutive COC championships. This is her 12th year coaching club volleyball, and the 3rd with Tamales. She looks forward to helping her 18s prepare for their college season, or finish our their career being competitive and at their highest level of performance.

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Emilie Scrivner

18 Red Assistant Coach

Bio coming soon...

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Carrington Shockley

17 Red Head Coach

Carrington graduated from Lebanon High School where she was a four year starter and received All-District, All-Conference, and All-Region honors. She played as both a setter and an outside hitter. She played with Tamales VBC for her final three years of club volleyball in high school. Carrington signed with Southwest Baptist University as a Setter/DS after high school. Since then, Carrington has coached eight years of club volleyball. This will be her sixth year coaching for Tamales VBC. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and two dogs, reading, and making Sno Biz. Carrington is excited for another fun and competitive season, and another year of sharing her love for the game with her team.

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Carrie Jones

17 Red Assistant Coach

Tamales Co-Director

Carrie is a Glendale graduate where she was a 2016 conference champion. She graduated from MSU with her Bachelors in Physical Education in 2021 and her Masters in Education Administration in 2023. She spent her last four years, out of seven, playing club ball with the Tamales. In 2013, she made the USAV HP Skills camp as an outside hitter and trained in Ft. Lauderdale. In 2015, she made the USAV HP A3 program as a DS and trained in Colorado Springs. One of her favorite accomplishments was when she was named as the All - Tournament Team Libero at the President's Day Classic in STL in 2016. She competed at AAU Nationals in Orlando, in 2016, and her team won the Sapphire Division. She attended two invite-only Phenom programs. One in Omaha, and one in Oklahoma City. 

This is her 3rd year as the 8th Grade Girls PE/Health Teacher and 8th Grade coach at Republic Middle School. In 2022, her 7th Grade Volleyball Team won the COC Championship. This is her 7th year coaching with the Tamales and her 1st year as Co-Director. 

 

“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up”

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Tylar Grant

17 Black Head Coach

Tylar Grant is a Springfield native who is passionate about athletics and fitness. You may have seen her on the cover of SGF Fit Life Magazine, or attended one of her high energy training sessions with - Trainings by T. Grant graduated from Parkview High school, in addition to earning a volleyball scholarship to Stephens College. She then completed her Masters from MSU, studying Sports Management and Business! She has coached for Apex, Tenacity, Pipkin & Parkview. She is currently the Freshman Head Coach at Central High School making this her 5th year of coaching volleyball. When she’s off the court Tylar works as a Certified Personal Trainer at F45 Fitness.

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Alyssa Doucette

16 Red Head Coach

Hello, I’m Alyssa Doucette and I’m originally from Eagan, Minnesota! During my athletic career, I played for Eagan High School and club at Mizuno Northern Lights 2014-2017. In my time at EHS, we won 3 of 4 state championships, first runner-up in 2015. At MNL, I was part of a national championship winning team in 2015 and traveled to play in Europe twice. 

 

After high school and club, I came to Springfield to play at Missouri State University from 2017-2021 as a middle/right side. In my freshman year our team went 18-0 in conference and played in the first round at the NCAA National Tournament at Creighton Univeristy against Michigan State. 

 

I completed my bachelors degree in Professional Writing in 2021 and masters in Professional Writing in 2022. 

I currently work as a Technical Writer for Tyler Technologies and will be getting married in April 2024.

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Gerri Idos

16 Red Assistant Coach

Gerri graduated from Kickapoo High School in 2016 where she was a four-year varsity player and received All-Conference, All-District, and All-Region honors. During her club years, she played one year for Tamales Volleyball Club and 7 for Springfield Juniors/CSDP. During her club tenure, her teams won several national qualifiers and placed 2nd at Nationals in 2013. In 2015, Gerri was the first-ever Community Olympic Development Program Athlete of the year. After high school, Gerri continued her education and volleyball career at Missouri State University. She played four years on the women’s indoor volleyball team as a DS/libero. In both 2016 and 2017, MSU won conference and received a bid to the NCAA Tournament. In 2020, Gerri graduated from MSU with her Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology. She then continued on to graduate school and is currently a certified physician assistant working in pediatrics and loves coaching volleyball during her free time.

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Katie Campbell

15 Red Head Coach

Katie Campbell is a Missouri local and a federally recognized Native American, of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas. Graduating from Springfield Missouri. Hillcrest High School she was a three year starter and received All District and Academic All-State, playing as an OH/Setter. Katie continued her playing career as a DS/Libero signing to Coffeyville Community College where she graduated at the top of her class in Business Management.  Since retiring her jersey Katie has been pursuing her passions as a Coach for the last 10 years, is starting her 4th season with the Tamales Volleyball Club. When Katie is off the court she is a wife and stay at home mother to four incredibly sweet blessings Pfeifer 7, Kennedy 5, and our newest additions Miles and Sadie.  Katies Volleyball Philosophy is to prepare athletes toward a life of physical, mental and emotional excellence. Every player will be given the opportunity to learn the game of volleyball, teamwork, commitment, self care, time management, sportsmanship and dependability. My players will earn the reward of giving their best effort to the things that are important to them and carry those values we share for the rest of their lives.   “ There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do” -Derek Jeter

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Addison Tauai

15 Black Head Coach

Bio coming soon...

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Kendra Pritchard

14 Red Head Coach

Kendra graduated from Willow Springs High School in 2016 where she played all four years as a setter. Kendra was awarded Most Valuable Player her senior season. She also played for Club Z out of West Plains, MO and Club Xtreme team out of Mountain View, MO. She played 5 years of club as a setter. Kendra went on to achieve her master’s from Louisiana State University-Shreveport and is now building a career in Human Resources. This will be Kendra’s third season with Tamales. Kendra is excited for another fun season of competition and sharing the love of the game with her team.

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Aubrey Wichmer

13 Red Head Coach

Tamales Co-Director

Bio coming soon...

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Josy Butler

13 Black Head Coach

Josy is from Kansas City but moved to Springfield to attend Missouri State University. She will be graduating this December with her Bachelors in Religious Studies. She will then attend Evangel University in pursuit of her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She played for Blue Springs High School but did not continue throughout her collegiate years. She never lost her love for the game which is why she started coaching. This will be her 3rd season with Tamales. She is also the head JV coach for Galena High School this year. She has a passion for students and wants to help foster their personal growth as well as their growth as young athletes. She is so excited for this season and eager to continue coaching!

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Emelie Orlando

12 Red Head Coach

Emelie graduated from Lafayette High School where she was a three time state champion for the Lancers. She played for Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club out of St. Louis. In 2016 her team finished 2nd in American at Nationals. After high school, Emelie committed to Missouri State to play volleyball. In 2017 Missouri State went undefeated in conference and won the MVC Conference Tournament to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament. She graduated from Missouri State in 2021 with her Bachelor’s of Psychology and in 2023 with her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. Emelie is going into her second year as the JV Coach at Nixa High School this year. She has coached 11’s, 12’s and 16’s for the Tamales over the past four years. Emelie is very excited to teach these young ladies not only about volleyball, but also the importance of mental health! She is so excited to coach again this year!

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Mackenzie Stoner

12 Black Head Coach

Kenzie graduated from Jackson High School in Jackson, Missouri where she played varsity all four years. She was team captain senior year and received Academic All-State Honors for 3 seasons. She was also All-Conference and All-District for 2 seasons. Kenzie also received the SEMOBall Preseason Player of the Year her senior year. She played right side, middle, outside and setter for Jackson. Now Kenzie is going into her senior year playing for Evangel University. She has been a starter as a right side and a middle for the JV and Varsity teams the last few seasons. While at Evangel, Kenzie is studying Elementary Education and minoring in Children’s Ministries. Kenzie has been coaching, running volleyball clinics, and doing private lessons since 2017. She served at a Head Coach for 14u and assisted 16u and 17u with Pursuit Volleyball. Not only did Kenzie coach for Pursuit, she played for them since she was in 4th grade. She also coached 4 different recreational teams including one season in Republic. This is Kenzie’s second season with Tamales and she can not wait to meet new eager players and help them succeed.

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Kaitlyn Messina

11 Red Head Coach

Bio coming soon...

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Mia Ehlers

10 Red Co-Coach

Hi, I’m Mia Ehlers, I played volleyball for a little over ten years. I spent my four years of high school playing for New Covenant Academy. I finished my playing career with tamales to end my 6 years of club ball and I am so excited to come back and coach for this amazing club! I’m going to attended MSU in the fall to study marketing management. I’m very excited for my opportunity to coach with my past teammate, Jenna, and I’m so grateful I get to coach for tamales!

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Jenna Schmitz

10 Red Co-Coach

Jenna will be starting her first year coaching at Tamales. She is excited to be coaching with my former Tamales teammate Mia. She has 6 years of volleyball playing experience. Those years were spent playing for a Christian Homeschool team; Rush where they brought home a National Championship her senior year. Along with playing for Rush, her club years were spent at Club Bear/Apex, and finished her last two seasons with the Tamales. She has previously coached summer league for 417 Athletics and will be on the staff coaching the Rush girls for their upcoming regular season. She will be attending OTC then MSU for her Bachelor’s Science in Nursing. She is very excited to coach the kiddos for a fun, exciting season!

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Rielly Wallace

10's Fieldhouse League Coach

Bio coming soon...

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