My passion for volleyball started young when I first laid my hands on a volleyball in 5th grade!  I played competitive volleyball for 12 years, completing my career at Judson University in 2004.  In 2016, I was honored to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame with my blocking and serving records topping program history. 
As a coach I have had the pleasure of working with players ranging from ages 12-18.  I am excited to join the Minions coaching staff at Adversity-Wisconsin VBC to work with kids developing their skills, building character and igniting their passion for volleyball.



My love for volleyball started when I was very young. I grew up around the sport, and eventually was able to start participating. I played Volleyball for my school from 6th grade all the way to my Junior year of high school. Not only was I able to participle in this amazing sport through my school district, but also through local club volleyball teams. I was honored to be able to coach the first year of Minions, and am now back for third year. I am very excited to once again be able to work with and share my knowledge of the sport with young ages. Outside of volleyball, I am a full time student and worker. Can’t wait to be back with Adversity Volleyball Club for another great year!


 I chose to be a coach because of the love I have for kids and the passion I have for volleyball. It’s a great feeling to help maturing athletes develop their skills, dedications, self control, diligence, resiliency and compassion for others on and off the court. I trained with Dave for 3 years at Mount Mary University while also playing for Germantown HS for 4 years. I played club volleyball for 5 years intermixing with different clubs and coaches. I have 2 years in the books reffing an adult league in Oshkosh, where I currently reside. Outside of volleyball I am sales associate for Carpetland and am a military police officer in the Army National Guard. We are currently scheduled for a deployment in 2019. I am proud to say I chose Adversity-Wisconsin VBC because of my respect for Dave and his accomplishments with the athletes & club. Falling under leadership with the willingness to take on and overcome obstacles with no fear is very comforting. I am looking forward to a successful season full of hard work and motivation.

2017DebCoach Deb has been coaching volleyball for quite a few years at multiple levels.  She is currently the JV Assistant Coach at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School and has been working with that program for several years.   She has coached club level with Milwaukee Sting and had previously coached grades 3-8 at St. Johns Lutheran in Lannon.  Her coaching philosophy is based on teaching kids the skills to be competitive while also placing focus on positive attitudes, teamwork, and giving 100% effort at all times.

Outside of the volleyball court, Coach Deb is the eCommerce Global Support Lead at GE Healthcare.  She and her husband Ryan have two kids, Peyton and Lucas, and live nearby in Colgate, WI.  Between the two of them, they have coached area youth in volleyball, basketball, baseball and football and enjoy sharing their love of the game with kids.  They love to travel, watch Packer football, and spending time with family and friends whenever possible.      



I have experience coaching youth ages 8-18 in multiple sports.  I strongly believe in a positive approach to coaching.
Young athletes respond very well to positive reinforcement and hearing the things they are doing right.
I also encourage my teams to have a "CAN DO" attitude.
Positivity and focusing on "CAN DO" helps them accomplish anything they set their young minds to.
Whether they think they "Can" or think they "Can't", they are right.

2017MikaylaI have a lot of experience working with children and young adults both on and off the court.  I have been an assistant coach for little league sports including basketball, tee-ball, and volleyball, have coached middle school basketball, and have coached multiple volleyball camps and classes.  I have coached two years of high school volleyball and basketball, and one year of club volleyball. 
I prefer working with older athletes that have a stronger basis in athletic skills and abilities so that we can start refining those skills rather than building them from scratch but I am just as equipped to build your knowledge and skill from a rudimentary level.
I am currently in my fifth year of college. I played volleyball competitively from the age of 10 until I was 19, my freshman year of college. In high school I played varsity all four years at a division one school earning first team all-conference in the Wisconsin Valley Conference my senior year as well as a spot on the UW-Oshkosh Volleyball team. I took a year off to peruse other passions and when I came back to play I wasn't able to due to an injury. That hasn't kept me away though, for the last two years I have been in Milwaukee coaching a local high school team, a club team, and have been working with some of my trainees for almost 2 years now watching my athletes go to nationals, and the senior Olympics has been as rewarding as seeing their faces when they get an overhand served over for the first time or come back from down game to win a set. 



Hello I am Zach Trusky and I will be co coaching the 15s team this club season. A little bit about me and my career, I am a physical education teacher down in Racine where I grew up. I played volleyball in high school then continued when I transferred to college in Colorado in 2012. I played club volleyball at Adams State University where I was a middle attacker. I look forward to putting both my passions, volleyball and teaching, together at Adversity. I am very excited to be part of this staff and program.

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Over the last 19 years of my coaching and teaching career, I have had the pleasure of working with student athletes in 5K thru 12th grade. During that time, I taught in 4 different school districts (Ozaukee, Little Chute, Brookfield, and Slinger) and also gained valuable experience coaching at 3 different volleyball clubs (Mequon Elite, Eclipse & G-Force).  All these experiences (along with budget cuts in the public school sector) have ultimately led to my decision to exit the teaching world and start my own club - Adversity-Wisconsin VBC!

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I am coming to Adversity-Wisconsin VBC after playing for four years at UW-Whitewater as a right side and middle. I was also recognized as an All-American my last two seasons of playing. I just graduated in May with my master’s degree in coaching from UW-Whitewater. I went to Brown Deer High School and met Coach Pauers through the Adversity-Wisconsin VBC Tournament Camp in which I participated in for two years and have come back to coach the last 2 years as well. I have 1 year of  JV coaching experience at the high school level and two seasons of club at the 16s and 17s level. I am currently assisting at Whitewater High School. I am so excited for this upcoming club season and helping these awesome athletes reach their goals!



This is my 4th year working with the Adversity-Wisconsin VBC team, although I've been around and supporting it for the past 8 years.  I played volleyball throughout my 4 years of high school at MFHS.  I went on to play for Mount Mary University while pursuing a career in Nursing at the College.  I earned my Bachelors of Science and Nursing through the Mount Mary/Columbia College of Nursing program in 2006.  I am currently doing what I love, and working as a Registered Nurse at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. 


As well as Nursing, I am a full time mom to our identical twin daughters, Peyton and Elly, and newborn son Jacob.  In addition to playing/watching volleyball, I enjoy, boating, swimming, campfires, and relaxing as a family.  I am excited to be helping out, and joining the team at Adversity-Wisconsin VBC and am looking forward to many years of success at this growing club!