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Arlie Brandmeyer

TITLE: Club Director

CONTACT:   515-778-7115

BIO: Arlie has been a part of IPVA for the whole life of the club. He is going on his 23rd season. Arlie has coached multiple age levels over the years with multiple national appearances and podium placements. Arlie was also the head volleyball coach at Grandview Christian High School.

Joe Morton

TITLE: Assistant Director / 17 Black Head Coach

CONTACT: 515-778-3969

BIO:  Morton has been with IPVA since 2009 coaching 16, 17 and 18's teams.  His teams have qualified for Girls Junior Nationals 6 seasons with a 3rd place finish at GJNC in New Orleans for 18's.  Coach Morton has also been a head coach in high school with stops at Ankeny, Des Moines North and Baxter.  As a HS coach he has accomplished the following:

  • State Tournament Appearances - twice
    • Semi-Finalist Both Trips
  • Multiple CIML Conference Championships
  • Iowa State Conference Coach of the Year.

Missy Bullock

TITLE: Admin/Float Coach


BIO:  Missy has been a major part of our club for 13 years.  She runs the operations and coaches periodically from year to year.  

Karissa Olson

TITLE: Master Defensive Coach

Contact: 815-990-1484 or

BIO: This season will be Karissa’s 3rd year with IPVA.  Karissa has been coaching both high school and club volleyball for 12 years.  Karissa has coached multiple national-level teams who have qualified for USAV Nationals and attended AAU national championships in the past. She moved to the Des Moines Metro area last summer to complete her Doctorate at Drake University for Occupational Therapy. Before her move, she maintained a position as club director/club owner of a family-owned and operated club in Northwest Illinois. Previous to her coaching experience Karissa graduated from Eastland High School in Illinois making two state tournament appearances both ending in a championship win. Karissa attended Benedictine University in Lisle to play volleyball and a career-ending injury shifted her passion from playing to coaching. 

Samantha Leverenz

TITLE: Master Setting Coach/17 Black Assistant Coach

Contact: 713-416-5877

This will be Samantha’s 3rd season at IPVA as the training coach for setting. Samantha comes to us from Houston where she played at Houston Juniors and Absolute Volleyball of TX training as a setter. She was a 4-year varsity player and starter along with MVP her junior and senior years. Samantha has played with multiple USAV Nationals and AAU National attending teams. She began coaching her sophomore year of high school with Houston Juniors 12s and as a 14 and under the setting coach as well as working in high school camps.  Since moving to Des Moines, Samantha has worked with IPVA and continues to play competitively herself.

Adalyn Goodwin

TITLE: Beach Coach 

BIO: Adalyn recently graduated from Ankeny High School in 2022. She is also an IPVA alum, playing here for 5 seasons where she was coached by Joe Morton and Morgyn Bullock. During high school, she won a state championship in 2020, followed by a State semi-finalist in 2021 with a 2nd team all-conference recognition. Adalyn coaches for our beach program and will be helping out during indoor season as well. She loves being in the gym and working with our players! She will be attending the University of Iowa in the fall of 2022.


TITLE:  18 Black Head Coach

Contact: 515-491-1203 or

BIO:  Morgyn is an IPVA & North Polk High School alumnus graduating in 2015. During high school, Morgyn was a 4-year starter for varsity, earned all-conference honors, and broke several school records. She played for IPVA for 6 years with 3 national appearances.  After finishing 3rd at nationals her senior year she continued her playing career at Western Illinois as a DS/L and then trained as a setter as well.  Morgyn is entering her 4th season with IPVA.


TITLE: 18 Black Assistant Coach

BIO: Kelsey is a native of Omaha, Nebraska where she attended Gross Catholic High School. She continued her volleyball career at Buena Vista University. Kelsey started coaching while she was still in high school for the club that she also played for, Rivercity Juniors. She coached 11-12-year-olds. Kelsey also coached throughout her college years for Storm Lake's AAU program. Kelsey will be entering her 7th year of coaching at IPVA. Her rookie year she helped her team get to AAU Nationals in Orlando, Florida.

Lydia Blatt

TITLE: 17 Black Assistant Coach

BIO: Lydia graduated from Ankeny High School in 2019 as a setter with head coach, Joe Morton. She currently goes to ISU majoring in Elementary Education. This will be her 3rd year with IPVA and 5th year coaching overall.

Hannah Goodwin

TITLE: 18 Red Head Coach

CONTACT: 515-339-1085

BIO: Hannah is an IPVA alum, playing from 2009-2014 (with three national appearances), and is heading into her 5th season coaching at IPVA, and 6th season coaching club. The Goodwin’s have been in the IPVA family going on 14 years. 

She played all four years at Des Moines Roosevelt High School, and played three years at Graceland University, stepping away her senior year due to an ankle injury; she worked her senior season as a coach. She has coaching experience for all age levels, including collegiate, having spent a season helping the Drake Volleyball team, alongside indoor & sand ball experience.

Addison Hays

TITLE: 18 Red Assistant Coach

BIO: Addison Hays comes to IPVA from Johnstown, Colorado where she played for NORCO and Rocky Select. In her collegiate career, she played at Fort Lewis College for two seasons. She then graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her Bachelor's in Business Marketing. This is Addison's 5th year coaching & 2nd year with IPVA!

Cara Kelly

TITLE: 16 Black Head Coach

BIO:  This is Cara’s 8th season coaching club volleyball and 5th season with IPVA. She most recently coached U15/U16 at Vinton-Shellsburg and took her team to the State AAU Tournament the past two seasons. Cara is still very active in the volleyball community and plays in many adult indoor and outdoor tournaments. Cara graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Elementary Education in May 2018 and recently became a Real Estate Agent

Sam Zamzow

TITLE: 16 Black Assistant Coach

BIO: Sam is a 2014 DCG Grad. She played for PowerPlex for 3 years as an outside hitter and continued her volleyball career for 2 years at Graceland University before transferring to play at Simpson College. She worked as an assistant coach for the men's team at Graceland and coached for two years at PowerPlex while attending Simpson College. This will be Sam's 3rd season with IPVA

Kaylee Whittington

TITLE: 16 Red Head Coach

BIO: Kaylee is an IPVA alum as well, graduating in 2015. After finishing 3rd at nationals her senior year, she continued on playing at NIACC and Ottowa in Kansas. This will be Kaylee's 3rd year coaching at IPVA

Liv Block

TITLE: 16 Red Assistant Coach

BIO: Liv grew up in Rochester, Minnesota where she played HS volleyball.  She then went on to play at NIACC in Mason City before transferring to Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma City.  She earned a bachelor's in Human Services and currently works with mental health students in Des Moines. This will be Liv's 3rd year with IPVA.


TITLE: 15 Black Head Coach

BIO: Maddy graduated from Urbandale High School, played club ball, and went on to play at Iowa Central. For two seasons she played as a Libero and Defensive specialist. While playing college she helped coach the AAU team NCIS for two seasons. She previously coached at Ballard High School for 3 seasons and currently coaches JV at Dowling Catholic. Maddy will be entering her 5th year of coaching with IPVA.

Angela Curtis

TITLE: 15 Black Assistant Coach

BIO: This is Angela’s second year coaching at IPVA. She is originally from Dubuque and has played volleyball since she was 9. She was a 3-year varsity starter at Dubuque Senior and played club for Stars & Spikes in the Quad Cities. In college, she played on the women’s club volleyball team at Iowa State as a Middle Hitter.

Amanda Moeller

TITLE: 15 Red Head Coach

BIO: Amanda spent half of her childhood in Dike, Iowa where volleyball has a rich history and where she fell in love with the sport. While at Boone High School, she played varsity all 4 years, as well as team captain & received all-conference honors. She played club with PowerPoints and Cyclone Cylect then continued her volleyball career at DMACC where she was voted captain as a freshman. While at DMACC, she also coached club volleyball. Amanda earned her Bachelor's Degree from Upper Iowa and worked with children with mental illness for 10 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She currently coaches middle school volleyball at Grandview Christian and is in her 2nd season with IPVA.

Melissa Deatsch

TITLE: 14 Black Head Coach

BIO: Melissa started playing volleyball at the age of 9 & instantly fell in love. She went on to play in college at Oakland University in Michigan. After graduation, she returned home to the Chicagoland area to coach at the same club she played for. When moving to Des Moines she started out coaching at Ohana. Melissa is starting her 3rd year with IPVA.

Marie Goodwin

TITLE: 14 Red Head Coach

BIO: Marie is an IPVA and Des Moines Roosevelt alum, graduating in 2018. She is the current record holder at Roosevelt for most career digs with a total of 1,111 digs. From there, Marie went to Grand View University where she played for 3 seasons for the Vikings before stepping away senior year due to injury. During her time as a Viking, Marie appeared for the Vikings in 3 NAIA National appearances.  This will be Marie's 4th season coaching for IPVA.

Jarod Safford

TITLE: 14 Red Assistant Coach

BIO: Jarod's love for volleyball was sparked while his mom coached in Illinois. He currently plays in competitive leagues for both indoor and sand volleyball. Jarod is currently coaching at Grand View Christian High School and will be entering his 2nd year with IPVA.

Christi Ersland

TITLE: 13 Black Head Coach

BIO: This is Christi's 4th season coaching club volleyball. She came to us from South Dakota, ran indoor and outdoor track, and played DII volleyball in college. She was inducted into the Collegiate and High School Hall of Fame in 2017. She has coached since 2003 at all levels including college, high school, junior high, and club volleyball. Christi has an Elementary Education degree and teaches 7th-grade literacy at Ballard Middle School.

Taylor Promes

TITLE: 13 Black Assistant Coach

BIO: Taylor graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School where she was a 4-year varsity player and Senior All-Star Libero. She started playing volleyball competitively at the age of 12 and has competed across the country, both with her USA club teams, AAU teams, and Iowa’s National HP team. Taylor is a former IPVA player, where her 18 Black team finished in the top 25 of the GJNC. She recently graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. This will be her first season with IPVA


TITLE: 12 Black Head Coach

CONTACT: Phone: 319-215-9006 Email:

BIO: McKaylin (also known as Coach MaK) graduated and played for Ankeny High School, she went on to continue her volleyball career at DMACC. After her freshman year was over she ended up having to have a shoulder repair. MaK started coaching while she was a freshman at DMACC being an assistant coach to Joe Morton where they helped take their team to GJNC two years in a row placing in the top 25 her rookie year and recently got 11th her second year. Coach MaK helps run summer camps and clinics. This will be Coach MaK's 7th year with IPVA.

Lauren Rieck

Title: 12 Black Assistant Coach

Bio: Lauren went to Ankeny Centennial where she was a middle blocker. There she won two state titles and then went on to play at DMACC. While at DMACC she earned player of the week accolades and was an Honorable mention All-American. Lauren also played for IPVA in her club year during high school. She graduated from ISU in 2019. This will be her 4th year with IPVA.

Austin Oliver

TITLE: Floating coach

BIO: Austin is starting his second year at IPVA as a floating coach.  Austin began to play club volleyball at Central College as a setter and continued playing as an adult in tournaments and leagues in Iowa and Pennsylvania.

Jonny Sneiderman

TITLE: Floating Training Coach

BIO: Jonny comes to IPVA after having over a decade of volleyball experience at all age levels. As a Wisconsin native, he began playing club ball in 2006 and continued to play collegiately. Starting at Bethel University he was an annual all-conference and eventual All-American outside hitter before finishing his college career at the University of Minnesota as an All-Big Ten setter/right side. Jonny began coaching as a student manager in high school and immediately began working in camps before coaching club in the Twin Cities. While coaching club volleyball, he coached at Roseville Area High School where many of his graduates went on to play collegiately. He spent time in the gym with Gopher Volleyball while attending the University of Minnesota and continued to Michigan State where he also ran the women’s college club program taking a team that finished last at nationals the year before to break into the top 10 national rankings. That year he was also a national coach of the year nominee. After another brief stint in the Twin Cities, Jonny headed to Iowa where he joined the staff at the University of Northern Iowa. There he was a part of two NCAA tournament appearances. Last season, Jonny, worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Missouri – Kansas City where they defeated the UNI Panthers.

    Currently, Jonny is the head coach of Nevada High School’s volleyball program while working at the elementary school. He lives with his husband, Tony, and their husky pup, Rhea in Nevada. Non-volleyball interests of Jonny’s are traveling, board games, and movies.