Coaches



Lindsey Cosgriff

Lindsey is a 2007 graduate from Johnston High School and was part of the State qualifying team in the fall of 2006. After high school, Lindsey attended Grand View University where she double majored in Business Management and Human Resources. She was a Defensive Specialist for the Vikings and during her career, Grand View transformed into a top contender in the Midwest Collegiate Conference and made school history when they received votes in the NAIA Top 25 her senior year. This will be Lindsey's eighth season at JVBC. During the last 4 seasons Lindsey has taken a team to Nationals as both an Head and Assistant Coach.

Gene Denny

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Gene played volleyball collegiately for the Iowa State Men’s Volleyball Club. He has been Head Varsity coach for Des Moines Hoover High School and has coached club ball at the 15s, 16s and 18s level under the IPVA umbrella prior to the formation of the Johnston Volleyball Club. Gene has directed Adult Leagues for over 10 years and played actively until multiple ankle surgeries forced him to retire from play. Gene recently received his CAP I certification. This will be his third season with JVBC.


Kenzie Hewitt

Kenzie is currently a junior at Simpson College in Indianola. She played as a middle hitter at Johnston. She has coached the 12U-14U age groups for JVBC in the past. We are excited to have Kenzie back at JVBC!!


Michelle Ihnen

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Michele has been involved in the game and has had many roles at various levels. She is a graduate of Central Bible College, Springfield, MO, where she was a member of a 4-time National Tournament Qualifying team. She earned All-American honors twice as an outside hitter. Michele has been a graduate assistant and a junior and senior high coach (Sheldon, IA). She has spent the past five seasons coaching Riverland Community College in Minnesota. Michele is also CAP I certified and is excited to be back in Iowa. JVBC is thrilled to have her join our coaching cadre.

Rich Klahn

Rich joins us for his fourth season with JVBC. He has played 20+ years of competitive volleybal in Iowa, Colorado, and Nebraska. Rich has been our 12's league director and coached other JVBC teams. This will be Rich's third year coaching at JVBC.

Curt Larkin

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The 2005 Iowa Male Coach of the Year for USAVB, Curt has many years of experience. With experience s a Head HS coach as well as Coaching for the Iowa Rockets prior to moving to Johnston. He has taken 14 different teams to Nationals as either head or assistant coach, with a highest finish of 5th. As National teams director, his focus will be on developing that same success with JVBC. A counselor at JHS, Curt incorporates "life skills" into every volleyball practice, match, and event. Curt is a CAP II level coach with USAVB.

Keeley Larkin

Keely is a Johnston High School graduate and currently a sophomore libero for Grandview University. Keely played club for JVBC and went to Nationals with several teams during her tenure. This will be Keely's second year of coaching and her passion and experience are great assets to JVBC!


Sarah Myres

Sarah is starting her twelfth season with the Johnston Volleyball Club. She has coached at both the regional and national levels, and was an assistant volleyball coach at Simpson College for three years. Prior to that she volunteered for three years with the Drake University volleyball team. A graduate of Drake, she played four years there from 2004-2007, as a starting setter. Myres was the 2016 Iowa Female Coach of the Year. Sarah currently resides in Indianola, where she is a 3rd grade teacher at Irving Elementary.

Laura Roeder-Grubb

The 2006 Iowa Female Coach of the year, the 2008 Outstanding Junior Leader for USAVB, and she was presented the 2014 Meritorious Service Award. She is a long time fixture in Central Iowa Volleyball, and has taken more than six teams to Nationals, starting in 2004. Laura is known for GREAT fundamental skill coaching in ALL skills. Laura served in helping to build the former Ankeny Volleyball Club as well as the former Sports University Club. One of the most recognizable faces of volleyball in Central Iowa, you'll also see her as a top official for Iowa High School matches in the fall. Laura is a CAP I level coach with USAVB.

Rick Roquet

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Rick has been coaching youth sports (soccer, basketball, baseball, football, softball, and volleyball) in the Johnston area for the past thirteen years.  He was a three sport all-state athlete in high school and played men’s USAVB after college where his team won the Iowa Region men’s BB championship in 1998.  His 14U boys team qualified for Boys Junior Nationals in the Open division in both 2015 & 2016 finishing 25th and 17th, respectively. This will be his fifth year coaching with JVBC.

Rachel Walljasper

Rachel is currently a junior at Upper Iowa University.  She has played volleyball since she was 8 years old, and was a setter for Johnston Volleyball Club since she was in 6th grade. Rachel also played golf, and softball for the Dragons.  We are excited to have her coach again for JVBC!

Erica Warren

Erica has played volleyball since she was 10 years old. She played for Johnston High School (part of the 2006 state team as a senior) as well as Johnston Volleyball Club. During her time at Johnston, she helped coach clinics and camps for younger girls. She attended Wartburg College where she played for two years, and then began as an assistant coach her junior year. She also helped with Wartburg volleyball camps for high school girls. This is Erica's fourth year coaching with JVBC.

Sam Zamzow

Sam is currently a junior studying physical therapy.  She’s a former DCG four sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, golf and track) and played two years as an outside hitter for Graceland, and will be transferring to Simpson in the spring to continue her playing career.  She is also a JVBC alum, playing 4 years.  She has coached at Power Plex and joins us for her second year in coaching. 
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