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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 4th 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 8th year coaching with the Tamales and her 2nd year as Co-Director. 

 

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

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Hannah Knoth

Hannah graduated from Nixa High School where she was a four year varsity starter for the Eagles. She started playing volleyball when she was eight years old, playing club ball on the original Hot Tamales team in 2006. She played with the Tamales her entire club career, winning over 50 tournaments—including the 2012 Lone Star Qualifier in Dallas and 4 different appearances at the USAV Girls National Championship. She also was the assistant for the Tamales 15 Red team for the 20-21 season and helped lead them to the 2021 USAV Girls National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as the Tamales 17 Red team for the 22-23 season in Chicago, Illinois. After high school, Hannah committed to Evangel University to play volleyball. She unfortunately retired after one season with the Lady Valor because of injuries. Hannah then became the assistant coach for the Evangel Lady Valor for the 2022 season. She is now entering her seventh year as the Tamales club co-director, and her seventh year coaching for TVC. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2020 with a bachelors in Psychology and criminology and spends her free time with her family. Hannah is very excited to share her passion for the sport of volleyball with every young girl in the club. She is excited for a great season!

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 currently teaches PE.  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 14th year coaching club volleyball, and the 4th 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

17 Red Head Coach

My name is Emillie, I’m a Stockton, MO native. Volleyball has been apart of my life since I can remember. As a teenager I played on several club teams in the southwest area and met so many amazing peers and coaches that I still connect with as an adult. I have coached at all levels but this will be my 3rd year coaching with the Tamales and I am beyond excited to see what this season holds for me and my future players. The most important thing to me when I was an athlete was having a coach who believed in me and gave me all the tools I needed to be a great teammate and athlete and I am determined to be just that for my own athletes. I am grateful to be surrounded by so many coaches in this organization who exude these qualities as well as bringing years of coaching experience to the table. I am so stoked to be apart of the Tamales family again this year and can’t wait for another successful season for my future players!

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Katie Campbell

16 Red Head Coach

Katie Campbell is a MO native who graduated from Springfield Missouri’s 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.  Since retiring her jersey Katie has been pursuing her passions as a Coach for the last 11 years.

 Katie looks forward to her fifth season with the Tamales Volleyball Club and looks forward to a competitive season with the 16 Red! 

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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Mattie Frayley

16  Black Head Coach

Hello! My name is Mattie Fraley. I am very excited to be coaching for the Tamales. This will be my first year coaching for them. I love to coach young athletes to be the best player and person they can be. Character development is one thing that I strive for within a player. To me, a winner is not only someone who gives their best effort and attitude on the court, but also off of the court. 

 

Some interesting facts about me include that I’ve been an elementary teacher for 10 years. This upcoming year, I’ll be teaching 4th grade at Niangua. It will also be my first year to be the head coach for Varsity and JV. Previously, I was an assistant coach for the Warsaw School District for 6th and 7th grade volleyball. When I left to teach in Rolla, I coached private lessons. 

 

I am very excited to be in these positions and I cannot wait to see each athlete grow.

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Mary Hampton

16 Black Assistant Coach

This is my first year with Tamales, and I am pumped to be a part of this crew! I spent 8 years as a player in school ball and club. I am also currently a middle school coach in the area. Outside of volleyball, I’m a 4th grade teacher and a dog mom to a rowdy golden retriever. Can’t wait to have fun and find success this upcoming season!!

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Carrie Jones

15 Red Head 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 4th 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 8th year coaching with the Tamales and her 2nd year as Co-Director. 

 

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

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Becca Shook

15 Red Assistant Coach

Hi, I’m Becca, and I am 29 years old! I teach 8th grade Science at Republic Middle School and I am also one of the 8th grade Volleyball coaches. I am from New Braunfels, Texas, but I currently live in Republic. This will be my first year coaching club volleyball, and I am so excited to meet all of our athletes! 

 

Addison Tauai

My name is Addison Tauai and I am from Nixa, MO. I started club ball and playing for Tamales  when I was in 5th grade and I played for a couple other local clubs too. ! I played volleyball at Nixa Junior High and at Nixa for all four years of high school, winning a state championship in 2019. Then I competed and played my first year of college ball at Drury University. This is my second year with the Tamales and I am excited to see what this season brings!

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Addison Tauai

15 Black Head Coach

My name is Addison Tauai and I am from Nixa, MO. I started club ball and playing for Tamales  when I was in 5th grade and I played for a couple other local clubs too. ! I played volleyball at Nixa Junior High and at Nixa for all four years of high school, winning a state championship in 2019. Then I competed and played my first year of college ball at Drury University. This is my second year with the Tamales and I am excited to see what this season brings! 

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Aubrey Wichmer

14 Red Head Coach

Aubrey was a player on the original Tamales team and has been affiliated with the Tamales for many years. During her club career, Aubrey played for the Tamales and Springfield Juniors/CSDP where her team won multiple national qualifiers and placed 2nd at nationals in 2013. She graduated from Nixa in 2016 where she was a four year varsity starter and received All-District, All-State, and All-Region honors. Aubrey continued her education and volleyball career at Missouri State. She played four years on the Women’s volleyball team. In 2016 and 2017 the team won the conference tournament and received bids to the NCAA Tournament. Aubrey was nominated the Missouri State Sophomore Female Athlete of the Year in 2017. In 2020, Aubrey graduated from Missouri State with her Bachelors in Psychology and is now working in Human Resources. She loves coaching and developing players to be the best they can be both on and off the court. Aubrey looks forward to coaching again this season and cannot wait to see what great things her team accomplishes!

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Morgan Copeland

14 Red Assistant Coach

Morgan is entering her 5th season coaching for the Tamales. She has played and worked within the Tamales Volleyball Club organization since its inception in 2003. Playing under the Tamales founder, Joe Miller, for ten seasons then transitioning to a Co-Club Director role for five seasons. In her tenure with TVC, she has coached two national qualifying teams, and was part of the coaching staff who won the 2023 Show-Me National Qualifier 12 American division. Morgan is passionate about developing young athletes to be successful on and off the court. She also is part of the coaching staff for the College of the Ozarks volleyball program and enters her fifth season as assistant for the Lady Cats this fall.

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Kendra Pritchard

14 Black 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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Josy Butler

13 Red Head Coach

Josy is from Kansas City but moved to Springfield to attend Missouri State University. She graduated this past December with her Bachelors in Religious Studies. She is now studying at Evangel University in pursuit of her masters in School 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 4th season with Tamales. She coached for Galena High School last year and will be coaching at Kickapoo High School this upcoming season. 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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Lily Bolander

13 Red Assistant Coach

I’m from Pomona, MO. I’ve played volleyball for 8 years and am currently a sophomore playing for Ozark Christian College. This will be my second year with the Tamales and I’m excited for what this season will bring!

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Abby Chadwell

13 Black Head Coach

Abby is entering her sophomore season for the Lady Bobcats at College of the Ozarks this fall. Abby contributed to the success of the Lady Cats in her freshman season by playing in key positions as a setter & outside hitter. She compiled 216 kills & 325 assists in her college debut. Abby comes from Strafford High School where she had a record-breaking career receiving All-Conference, All-District, and All-State honors as well as being ranked 4th in Missouri for career assists in high school. Abby is majoring in Marketing at CofO. This is her first season coaching club for TVC but is eager to coach young athletes in developing them on the court as well as mentor them on valuable life skills.

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Mica Chadwell

13 Black Head Coach

Mica is currently in her 5th season at College of the Ozarks. She will graduate in December from CofO to pursue a career in nursing in which she is passionate about. Mica was a standout athlete at Strafford High School where she helped lead the Lady Indians to successful volleyball and basketball state runs. Mica is entering her fifth season as the Lady Bobcats libero and has compiled a noteworthy career receiving NCCAA D1 Second and Third Team All-American honors and leading the team in digs and aces the past three seasons. She has also been named an NCCAA National Defender of the Week eight times throughout her career. Mica was also the most outstanding player of the Continental Athletic Conference tournament last season. This is her first season coaching club for TVC, but is looking forward to bringing her wealth of knowledge to the organization in any capacity.

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Kaitlyn Messina

!2 Red Head Coach

My name is Kaitlyn Messina I began my playing career for Tamales when I was younger and found my love for the game within this club. 

I am super passionate about not only the game of volleyball, but the impact that athletics has on athletes throughout their entire life. My goal as a coach is to have a lasting impact on any athlete I have the privilege of coaching. I am super excited to be back and coach 12 Red this season!

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Mia Ehlers

12 Black Co-Coach

My names Mia Ehlers! I have played volleyball for a little over eleven 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 am currently a sophomore at Missouri State, and I am studying marketing management and fashion merchandising. I am also playing for the club team at Missouri State during the school year, and I have loved getting to still play the game of volleyball! Last year I coached our 10s red team and had we had an amazing season! I’m very excited to continue coaching for this awesome club, and I’m so excited for this  upcoming season!

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Mallori McBurnie

12 Black Co-Coach

My name is Mallori McBurnie, I played volleyball for a little over 10 years. I spent two seasons with the tamales and my four years of high school playing volleyball at New Covenant Academy as a Libero/DS. I am attending Evangel University in the fall and studying communications. I am so excited to coach with my long time teammate Mia and so excited for the opportunity to help these girls grow! 

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Emelie Orlando

11 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 third year as the JV Coach at Nixa High School for women’s and men’s volleyball this year. She has coached 11’s, 12’s and 16’s for the Tamales over the past five 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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Gerri Idos

11 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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Kaylee Strobel

10 Red Head Coach

Kaylee is currently the Republic High School freshman volleyball coach but has served the past three seasons on staff at Republic Middle School as the 7th grade volleyball coach. She competed at the collegiate level as a MH/OPP for the Lady Bobcats at College of the Ozarks for the (2016-2019) seasons. Kaylee was a two-year recipient as a NAIA & NCCAA Scholar Athlete. She concluded her college career by winning the 2019 NCCAA Division 1 Volleyball National Championship her senior season. Kaylee previously has coached club but will step into her first season with the TVC organization. She is eager to keep planting roots within the local volleyball community and coach the next generation of athletes!

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Katie Hilton

10 Red Assistant Coach

Hi! My name is Katie Hilton. I’m from the Lake of the Ozarks area and graduated from Camdenton High School where I was apart of the Lady Laker Volleyball program. I started playing volleyball 6 years ago in middle school. Now I play volleyball at College of the Ozarks as a DS! I’ve played for a couple of different clubs, all ranging in competitiveness. This will be my very first season club coaching and I’m so excited to get to experience the game from a different viewpoint. I can’t wait for this upcoming season to start!

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Rielly Wallace

Fieldhouse League Coach

Bio coming soon...

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