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Wichita Legacy volleyball club . Wichita, KS


Elaine Robinson, club director, 16-1 coach

Coach Robinson played volleyball at Baker University from 2000-2003, where she was named an All-American libero and Academic All-American, in addition to multiple all-conference and all-region teams. She coached at Barton County Community College in 2007-2008, when the team finished 8th at the NJCAA Tournament.

Coach Robinson has coached at Washburn Rural and Kapaun Mt. Carmel high schools, as well as for a variety of clubs for a combined 20 seasons. This will be her eighth season as club director.

Joellia Thomas, 12-1 head coach

Coach Thomas played competitively for 7 years growing up, and is from Rose Hill. She is in her first year coaching. 

Karissa Nighswonger, 12-1 assistant coach

Coach Nighswonger played at Cowley County for two seasons, before transferring to Missouri Western in St. Joseph, Missouri. She coached the Douglass freshman team to an undefeated season in 2006, and is in her first year as a club coach. 

Heather Holovach, 13-1 head coach

Coach Holovach played four years of college volleyball at Cowley County and Fort Hays State University. She coached JV for three under Terri Hessman at Kapaun Mt. Carmel before taking the head volleyball job at East High, where she coached for six years.  Since then she has coached middle school, intermediate, and elementary volleyball. Coach Holovach has also ran many camps, skill sessions and individual lessons throughout the years. This is her second season coaching club.

Evan Dalian, 13-1 assistant coach

Coach Dalian is currently a senior at Kapaun Mt. Carmel and played for Kapaun until a career-ending injury. She has played club for Shockwave, Legacy, and River City Rage for six years and has been playing volleyball for 10 years. She has coached with Coach Holovach for three years off and on.

Shelby Lewis, 13-2 coach

Coach Lewis played volleyball at Friends University where she was a Champion of Character for two years and on the AD's Honor Roll for three. She is currently a behavior specialist at Heartspring. This is her sixth year coaching club volleyball. 

Taryn Scott, 14-1 coach

Coach Scott played volleyball at Friends University during her collegiate career. After coaching for two years at Kapaun Mt. Carmel, she was an assistant coach at Friends University for three seasons. She is currently the head coach at Kapaun. This is her fifth year of coaching club volleyball.

Brian Latta, 14-2 head coach

Coach Latta is currently the assistant volleyball coach and head junior varsity coach under Adriana Leake at Wichita Northwest High School. He is in his 5th year coaching Northwest volleyball and has 12 years of high school coaching experience. This is his first season coaching club.

Kaela Wegeng, 15-1 head coach

Coach Wegeng played volleyball at Friends University from 2001-2003, where she was named KCAC Player of the Year and was a three time All-Conference Player. Coach Wegeng continued her love of the game by coaching 6 seasons of club volleyball and one year at North High School. Then, she transitioned her focus to the collegiate level and was the assistant coach for the Newman University volleyball team. Now, Coach Wegeng has returned to coaching club in order to help develop players into future                                                                    collegiate athletes.

Chelsey Holden, 15-2 head coach

Coach Holden was a three-sport athlete in college, lettering all four years in volleyball, basketball and soccer.  She ultimately chose to play soccer at Rockhurst University where she started and earned honors for 3 years until undergoing surgery from a career-ending injury. She recently moved back to her hometown of Wichita with her husband Jerry, daughter Poppy and Bernedoodle Georgia. She works as a Nurse Practitioner and has coached both volleyball and soccer camps at various levels. This is her first year with Wichita                                                       Legacy and she’s excited to be back coaching one of her favorite 


Olivia Hessman, 15-2 assistant coach

Coach Hessman graduated from Andover High School in 2018. She played at Pratt Community College from 2018-2019 and was named second team All-Conference both years. She is currently playing at Arkansas University in Mognolia, Arkansas. She has helped with numerous elementary and middle school volleyball camps, and has grown up around volleyball. She is in her first year of coaching club. 

Maddy Strecker, 16-1 assistant coach

Coach Strecker played volleyball at Trinity Cathoic High School and club volleyball for Salt City Smash and Shockwave for nine years. She is currently playing at Friends University. She has helped with numerous grade school and middle school volleyball camps, and this is her first year coaching club. 

Whitney Long, 16-2 coach

Coach Long played volleyball at Sterling College from 2013-2016. She was a four-year varsity starter and earned the Champion of Character award during her collegiate career. Coach Long previously coached at Conway Springs High School, and is currently coaching at Maize South. She has coached high school for three years, and is in her fifth year of coaching club.

Terri Hessman, 17-1 head coach

Coach Hessman coached at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School for 20 years, in addition to leading youth summer camps and conditioning. Hessman has more than 500 career wins and has coached more than 30 athletes who obtained college scholarships. She has also coached club volleyball for the past eight years. 

Cassidy Hessman, 17-1 assistant coach

Coach Hessman has been around volleyball her entire life, and has played for eight years. She has helped coach for elementary school camps for a number of years, and is in her second year of coaching club. She is also the manager for the Pittburg State volleyball team.