Brooke Apple

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Brooke started playing volleyball at the YMCA when she was in elementary school. She continued playing at Coppell Middle School North and Coppell High School, where she played libero. She played club volleyball for Texas Juniors DFW (the club TVA Director Ronda ran for years). She then went on to college at Texas A&M, studying education.

Fun Fact: Brooke married her high school sweetheart, Michael, in June of 2015. She is now a math teacher at Coppell Middle School East.

Krysta Argraves

Krysta Argraves began her volleyball career at Billy Ryan High School in Denton, where she played as an outside hitter. She earned 2nd Team All-District and was named MVP of her varsity team in 2005. She also received Academic All-District honors for her hard work in the classroom. Krysta played club volleyball for Texas Juniors DFW (TVA Director Ronda’s club) for three consecutive years where she then was recruited to play at North Central Texas College. She earned a scholarship to play outside hitter for the Lady Lions where she received Academic All-Conference honors. Due to back injuries, Krysta’s playing career ended early but she continued with the team as the student assistant. Over the years, Krysta has refereed and coached various high school teams. She also coaches club for Dallas Synergy. She graduated from the University of North Texas, with honors, in May of 2010.

Fun facts: Krysta is married to Cole and they have a daughter on the way in June of 2014. She also has two Decker Terriers, Maverick and Harlee.

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Phyllis Baker Jackson (Coach PBJ)

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Phyllis Baker Jackson coached 7th grade volleyball in Duncanville ISD as well as club volleyball. Phyllis has been coaching and teaching Physical Education for 23 years and has been teaching in Carrollton - Farmers Branch ISD for 17 of those years. She recently returned to volleyball coaching to volunteer coach a 5th grade girls’ volleyball team with the YMCA and now with TVA. 

Fun Facts: Phyllis has two daughters and her oldest, Desi, plays for TVA and plays Libero on her 7th grade volleyball team.

Erin Baker

Erin Baker graduated from Northwest High School in 1999 where she excelled at volleyball, basketball and track as well as academically.  In high school, she was MVP of her volleyball team her sophomore year, earned various 1st team All District honors 1996-1999, was selected 1st Team all NE Area, 2nd Team all Tarrant County and also selected as a Texas All Star (West) in 1999. Erin attended Ole Miss (Division 1 in the SEC) on a full scholarship where she started as a freshman.  

In 2002 she was an All-Tournament selection at the University of Montana Tournament, Ole Miss Magnolia Invitational and Central Florida Tournament.  She was the Team Captain, and was named to the All-SEC Good Works Team 2002 and All SEC Academic Honor roll in 2002.  She still holds the Ole Miss school record for most total blocks (270) in a career (rally scoring).  While at Ole Miss, she also played 1 year of basketball for the Ole Miss Women’s basketball team.

Erin coached high school volleyball for four years at Lafayette High School in Oxford, Mississippi.  In 2007, she coached her team to the State Final Four and to the Regional Finals in 2008.  She has coached three State All-Star Athletes and three All-Area athletes.  While at Lafayette, she also started a middle school volleyball program.

Currently, Erin has coached club and for several private schools in DFW. During the summer she gives private volleyball lessons. 

Fun Facts: Erin is married to her husband, Trevor, and they have a daughter named Hannah.  

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Megan Boyd

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Megan grew up in Abilene, Texas. Though she started as a soccer player at a very young age, once middle school athletics started, she quickly found her love for volleyball, basketball, and track. As high school progressed, Megan’s true passion for volleyball blossomed. This passion continued into college where Megan played for Hardin-Simmons University. She was a 4-year starter as a right-side hitter, a 3-year team captain, and helped lead her team to many school records including the school’s first ever Conference Championship in volleyball! She graduated from HSU with a degree in Secondary English Education.

 

After college, Megan began her teaching and coaching career at Coppell Middle School East as the head 7th grade volleyball coach and English teacher. After 3 years at East, Megan moved to Coppell High School as the head freshman volleyball coach. During her first year at CHS, the Coppell Cowgirls won the 6A State Volleyball Championship for the first time in school history. At the end of that historic season, Megan found out she was expecting her first child, so she made the decision to go back to CMS East. She coached another year, took 2 years from coaching, had another baby, then returned to coaching for another 2 years before deciding to “retire” in 2017 to stay home with her two kids. Megan has also coached numerous seasons with TVA over the past 9 years.
 

Fun Facts: Megan lives in Coppell with her husband, Jason, and two kids, Jay (5) and Natalie (2). Her husband used to be a coach at Coppell Middle School West, so they were a “house divided” for several years. The most incredible experience Megan has had as an athlete was when she traveled to Moldova with Athletes in Action on a volleyball mission trip. That trip still impacts the way Megan coaches today!

Jordan Crawford

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Jordan began playing volleyball in 7th grade and was a starter for four years of Varsity volleyball at Krum High School as an OH and DS with a little bit of setting in the mix. Jordan also played 4 years of club volleyball including a club season playing for current TVA Coach Erin Baker. Jordan received a scholarship offer from TWU to play D2 ball but unfortunately had to decline it in the summer after high school graduation for medical reasons. After her competitive career ended, her coaching career began. Jordan coached a 13U club team for one season that ended up being top 20 in the state of Texas. She continues to give private lessons and is also a referee for all ages. Jordan is a student at Texas Women’s University and has worked the UNT youth sport league for 6 years.

Fun Facts: Jordan has a passion for art and she loves dogs. She currently has a four-month-old golden retriever puppy.

Amanda Erbstoesser

Amanda grew up in Idaho playing basketball, softball, track and volleyball. She played club for Club Idaho and high school volleyball. She was the first freshman in her school's history to play for the varsity team.  She then moved and helped her new team win their first state championship and runner up the following year. She earned first team 5A all-conference and all-state awards all three years and was Idaho 5A State Player of the Year her senior year. 

She played her freshman year at Utah State University as the starting middle blocker. She then transferred to Colorado State University and played starting defense and both middle blocker and outsider hitter all three years. CSU was a top 25 program each year including 3 consecutive conference championships and 3 NCAA appearances with a second round finish. She earned Most Inspirational Player her senior year. She also played internationally outside of her college team in  Russia, Argentina and Italy.

After college, Amanda then coached a U18 club team, volunteered as an assistant at a university in the Midwest, and helped with both high school and club clinics and teams in various ways.

Fun facts: Amanda just moved to the area from North Carolina with her husband and three young children and their Bichon Frise puppy. She worked in adolescent and family therapy after college and is now a stay-at-home mom that also has a side business educating people about natural health and wellness with essential oils. 

Kate Harrison

Kate Harrison graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Kate played volleyball for TWU as a setter / right side. She also played two years at North Central Texas College where she earned First Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference honors both seasons. She was named the 2009 NTJCAC Co-MVP and 2008 NTJCAC Newcomer of the Year and selected to the 2009 NTJCAC All-Academic Team.
She played volleyball at Billy Ryan High School in Denton. She was named the 2006 District 5-4A Setter of the Year and selected the 2007 All-Area Co-Offensive Player of the Year. She also earned All-District 5-4A First Team honors in 2007. Kate helped the team to Region I Quarterfinals in 2006 and 2007. She played club volleyball at Dallas Force and later at Victory VBC where Erin Hellmuth (TVA Director) was her coach for one season. Kate coached Junior High at Coram Deo Academy in the fall of 2013. She currently coaches club for Victory Volleyball Club where she is the assistant for the 17 Elite Black team.

Fun fact: The three things that Kate always has with her are: her phone, her smile, and her chap stick!

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Carly Helm

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Carly Helm grew up in Flower Mound, Texas and has played volleyball since she was in fourth grade, with TVA being one of the first programs she participated in. She continued playing indoor volleyball in middle school and ninth grade for both school and club teams, including Dallas Synergy (the club TVA Director Ronda used to run). After her freshman season at Marcus High School, she decided to switch over to sand volleyball and played for about 3 years. Though she doesn’t actively play for a club currently, volleyball is still one of her greatest loves. She plans to attend the University of North Texas next fall and study film.

Fun fact: Carly loves to study French and hopes to visit a French-speaking country one day to test her skills!

Meaghan Kaler

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Meaghan grew up in Flower Mound where she played volleyball for Flower Mound Marcus High School. She went on to play at the University of Central Oklahoma where she played setter in 390 of 392 games and was the floor captain all four years. She is currently in the record books as second in season assists, second in career assists and fourth in season aces. Meaghan graduated from UCO with a degree in Business-Finance and currently works as an accountant. While living in Oklahoma, Meaghan coached for Oklahoma Peak Performance and OK Charge Volleyball. In the fall of 2016 Meaghan and her husband moved back to the DFW area and started coaching for TVA!

Fun Facts: Meaghan loves to to be with her family (Coach Sara is her sister!), eat great food and enjoy the Texas weather.

Kelly Koele

Kelly Koele was a standout high school athlete in both basketball and track. She was honored as the basketball team captain, team MVP and female athlete of the year. She was also named all-area and academic all-state. Kelly played basketball at Redlands Community College before she transferred to Baylor University. Kelly began her volleyball coaching career in 1997 at Second Baptist School in Houston. She quickly fell in love with the game and began learning everything she could from other coaches and clinics. She had the privilege of coaching with Sue Schelfhout, a former All-American and National Champion setter at the University of Texas. Kelly worked with Sue at Second Baptist for ten years where they won three state championships and had six Final Four appearances. Kelly also coached club volleyball in Houston while also coaching basketball, track and softball at Second Baptist. 

Fun Facts: Kelly is married to Patrick, who is a teacher and coach. They have three children: Levi, Dylan and Ryder. She worked at Kanakuk Kamp (a Christian Sports Camp in the Ozarks) for seven years during the summers and one year full time. Kelly now operates a photography business, Kelly Koele Photography, specializing in sports, family and senior pictures. 

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Meredith Lee

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Meredith Lee grew up in Colleyville where she played at Colleyville Heritage High School and played club at TAV as a defensive specialist and libero. After graduating, she went to the University of Georgia where she got Bachelor’s degrees in English Education and Psychology. From there, she moved to North Carolina where she taught high school English and coached junior varsity volleyball at Mount Tabor High School. While in North Carolina, Meredith coached club volleyball for a 14s team in Winston-Salem.

When she moved back to Texas, she started working at Byron Nelson High School where she spent two years coaching the junior varsity team and two years as the varsity assistant for Bobcat volleyball. Now Meredith works for the curriculum and instruction department for Northwest ISD.

Fun facts: My high school volleyball coach was Libby Pacheco, who I later worked with at Byron Nelson and also coaches for TVA! My husband, Chris, is a varsity football coach for Byron Nelson High School and we have two dogs named Grey and Tex.

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez played volleyball, basketball and ran track in high school.  She also played softball from age 4 through her senior year.  She played volleyball at Midwestern State University.  After college she taught and coached in Wichita Falls for three years and then moved to Irving where she was head coach at MacArthur High School for four years.  She then coached at Euless Trinity and now at Byron Nelson where she currently coaches volleyball and soccer and teaches AP psychology.

Fun facts: Jennifer has three daughters in middle school and high school who all play soccer.  

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Mallory (McKee) Meeks

Mallory Meeks started her volleyball career at Coppell Middle School East and
continued at Coppell High School where she also played varsity softball. Upon graduation Mallory went to Southern Arkansas University on a full athletic scholarship to play Division II volleyball. While playing for Southern Arkansas, she set five defensive school records.

She was the all-time dig leader with 2,297 digs, top dig total for a match with 44 digs, most digs per set for a season at 6.08, and most digs per career at 5.47. Along with setting these school records, she was awarded the Auburn Smith Award for most outstanding female athlete. She made the Academic All Conference Teams and achieved All Conference recognition. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and also obtained her Master’s in Public Administration while studying at Southern Arkansas University.

Fun Facts: Mallory also was a member of the Southern Arkansas Golf team.  Mallory married Kyle Meeks in September of 2014.

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Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray played volleyball, basketball, softball and ran track throughout high school. In 1994, she went to Texas Women's University on a partial scholarship. After breaking school records and national rankings, Michelle earned a full scholarship for her last two years of eligibility. She finished her playing career in 1997 holding four school records and being the first player named to the all-tournament regional team.

Michelle begin professionally teaching and coaching in 1999 at Lewisville High School. In 2005 she decided to move to elementary physical education.  

Fun Facts: Michelle loves to travel. Her favorite fairy is Tinkerbell and she enjoys the challenge of running. She hopes to run a marathon someday!

Libby Pacheco

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Libby Pacheco is in her 17th year coaching and is currently the head coach at Byron Nelson High School.  She has been the head volleyball coach at BNHS since it opened in 2009 and has also been the head coach at Colleyville Heritage and Van Alstyne.  Coach Pacheco has also coached club volleyball at Texas Image and Dallas Synergy, working with 13s, 15s, 16s, and 18s teams.

Coach Pacheco played volleyball, basketball and track all through high school, earning an athletic scholarship to play basketball at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She then transferred and graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sport Science and a teaching certification in English, Physical Education, and Speech Communication.

Fun Fact:  Coach Pacheco has been married to Eric for 8 years and they have a dog named Maggie. Coach Pacheco grew up in Amarillo, Texas and when home from college for the summer, she worked as a waitress at The Big Texan, home of the 72 oz. steak!

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Cassie Poole

Cassie Poole started playing volleyball in her middle school years in League City, TX. She moved to Flower Mound, TX her freshman year of high school where she made Flower Mound High School's Junior Varsity Team. She continued playing for the Jaguars' Varsity team her sophomore through senior years, receiving First Team All-District recognition her junior and senior years. She played club volleyball during her high school years with Ronda's teams as well!

She went on to attend the University of Oklahoma keeping up with volleyball on the intramural level. She graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and moved back to the DFW area to begin her career and began coaching club volleyball as well. Cassie has coached club volleyball as an assistant coach for four years, coaching at both the middle school and high school age groups. Having past coaching experience with TVA also, she is eager to be back with the team! 

Fun facts: Cassie is a newlywed (married in July), enjoying life with her new Husband, Travis. They live in Dallas, TX where she works as a Project Manager for a general contractor, while Travis is a Structural Engineer for an architectural firm. Cassie plays sand volleyball with her company's team during the warmer months of the year. 

Cecilia Rodriguez

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Cecilia Rodriguez is in her second year of teaching Biology and AVID at Lewisville High School-Killough. She has played volleyball since Middle School and while in High School Cecilia played both left and right side hitter and was a backup setter for one year. After High School, she attended the University of North Texas where she played intramurals and graduated with a degree in Biology. She currently plays doubles with her sister in an indoor league.

Fun facts: Cecilia loves to travel and is currently reading all the Harry Potter
books. She has two small dogs named Meeko & Mowgli.

Sara Schmidt

Sara Schmidt

Sara attended Marcus High School in Flower Mound where she received numerous awards at the school, district, and area level for volleyball. After graduating in 1999, Sara attended Texas A&M Commerce where she continued her volleyball career.

In Commerce, she was awarded on the school and conference level for hitting, serving, and defense. Currently she has the most digs of any non-defensive specialists and is on the Top Ten List for kills. Sara graduated with a degree in Business Administration and worked in the title industry before returning to school to become a teacher.

After teaching for a few years, she decided to go back to school to become a librarian. Currently she is the librarian at Hedrick Elementary School in Lewisville, TX.

Fun facts: Sara loves to read, dance and play sports when she has free time. She has three fantastic sisters and the cutest niece and nephew of all time. Sara and her awesome husband live in Old Town Lewisville.

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