Katie is the founder and owner of VIP Volleyball LLC. She is the club director for day to day business. She is the Head Coach of the 15/16's. She has coached two years previously for Aspire, and prior to moving to Arizona she coached at AVC Cleveland as Head Coach for 12 Blue (formerly Elite/ National 3). She has coached for approximately 7 years ranging from middle school intramurals to Varsity level players for her high school alma mater and for club she has coached at the regional (club), and National Level. Katie has been playing the sport for over 20 years as well.
When asked to describe her coaching style she says, "I am old school, but I will bend over backwards for your child. I will teach your child the importance of good sportsmanship and respect- even when losing. I teach “we over me” and encourage players to be selfless and supportive of teammates in all situations."
Lauren has previously coached at Aspire. She is a Dobson graduate where she played DS/Libero.
Lauren is married & is mom to two wonderful kiddos (Max and recently, Maddie). She is part owner of a cookie business, 2 Smart Cookies and working on her nursing degree.
Note: Lauren will become more active with the club as COVID slows down as she has a baby in the house. But she is available for lessons- contact Coach Katie to set those up.