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CARLOS CRUZ

Club President

Carlos’ coaching background includes:

  • Former head coach of Puerto Rico Women's National Team

  • 14 years Vaqueros Club Director, currently Vaqueros Club President

  • 17 years coaching boys and girls club teams, 5 national championships

  • Club Director at Rev Volleyball Academy in Indianapolis

Carlos played for the Puerto Rico professional league 97-99, played in college for Central University (PR) and is a two time All American.

Carlos is currently a physical education teacher at Hayes Middle School. He speaks Spanish fluently.

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PHIL LAMBE

Club Director & 14 Elite Coach

Phil's coaching background includes:

  • Current Brookfield East High School Girl's Varsity Volleyball Head Coach, total of 7 years Varsity coaching experience with various schools.

  • 11 years coaching boys and girls club teams, two bronze finishes at Nationals in the Open division – two National team players

  • Coached with collegiate and professional programs

Phil played for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Men’s team for four years, on a national qualifying club team for four years, and was a 4 year Varsity starter in High School.

Phil is currently the Health and Physical Education department head and teacher at Golda Meir High School.

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KEVIN PERHACH

16 Blue Coach

Kevin’s coaching background includes:

  • Former Wauwatosa East Boys Volleyball JV/Var Asst 2006-2012, with a WIAA State Title in 2006

  • Former 14-1’s Boys Coach for North Shore Milwaukee Volleyball Club 2006-2007

  • Former 15s/16s Boys Assistant Coach for Milwaukee Volleyball Club 2015-2016

  • Junior Raiders Girls 5-7th Grade Coach (Badger Region Youth Volleyball League) 2017-current

Kevin played 4 years as a setter at Clarke College, a NCAA DIII school at the time (1998-2001).  Appeared in two DIII Final Four tournaments.  3 year varsity player for Wauwatosa East High School as a setter (’94-’96), with a State Title in ‘96.  Earned two first team all conference and two first team all state selections ’95-’96.  Played 5 years with North Shore Milwaukee Volleyball Club (’93-’97)

 

Kevin is married, with three children and lives in Wauwatosa, WI.  He is currently the Pharmacy Business Manager for Froedtert Health, Inc.

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CHAD TUSZKIEWICZ

17 Elite Coach

Chad has an extensive volleyball and training background through many years of experience and education including: 

  • 6 years of formal coaching experience at the club and high school levels, currently the Varsity Head Coach at Brookfield Academy.

  • 4 years of volleyball officiating experience at the NCAA and club levels.

  • NCAA/PAVO/WVO official/line judge, CAP Level I, AOC Head Coach Level I, SafeSport, Impact certified...to name a few

  • College recruiting experience

Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from UW-Whitewater where he also played volleyball on the Men's club team. He is currently working toward a Master of Sport Science degree with a dual major of Sports Management and Sports Coaching from the US Sports Academy. 

 

Chad is married, with two daughters who play volleyball.  He is a college recruiting scout with ScoutU, helping athletes navigate the college recruiting process.

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TONY BICHLER

15 Blue Coach

Tony's coaching background includes:

  • 4 years Varsity head coach of Homestead High School boys and 4 more years as Varsity Assistant and JV1 coach.

  • 8 years coaching club volleyball

Tony played for UW-Milwaukee's Club team for four years. He also played 3 years of Varsity at Homestead High School and received Honorable Mention-All Conference. In addition, he played 3 years of club volleyball.

Tony is currently a microbiology lab supervisor.

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ALIINA KLATT

16 Elite Coach

Aliina's coaching background includes:

  • Currently the Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach at MATC 

  • 7 years of coaching experience (club, high school and college)

Aliina played for 4 years on Bradley University's club volleyball team and Oak Creek High School's Varsity team (Second Team All-Conference). She also played club for Next Level Volleyball for 7 years.


Aliina professionally works for her family's business in the wealth management department. 

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ALEC LANNIGAN

18 Elite & 13 Blue Coach

Alec's coaching background includes:

  • 3 years Head Varsity Coach Whitefish Bay Boys Volleyball (3 Sectional Runner-Ups, 1 Conference Championship)

  • 3 Years Head 8th Grade Coach Whitefish Bay Middle School Girls Volleyball

  • 3 years coaching club volleyball

He is CAP 1 certified and completing the CAP 2 in December 2019.

Alec played volleyball all four years in high school and three years of club. He was recently married and enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs!

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EMILY MAKINA

15 Elite Coach

Emily's coaching background includes:

  • 2 years of club coaching experience in Menomonie and Eau Claire, WI. 

Emily played four years of college volleyball (and two years of track and field) at UW-Stout. She also played all four years of high school volleyball and club!

Emily is a Special Education Teacher at Oak Creek High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in teaching from UW-Stout.

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MATT SCHULTZ

17/18 Blue Coach

Matt’s coaching background includes:

  • 6 years coaching club volleyball

  • 6 years assistant varsity coach for Germantown boys volleyball (one state championship)

Matt was a 4 year varsity starter at Germantown High School and played club volleyball for four years with North Shore/MVC. 

Matt is an Events Coordinator for his company.

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GUSTAVO BUITRAGO

14 Blue Coach

Gustavo coached 3 years of boys and girls Beach Volley Summer Camp in Puerto Rico.

He has extensive, international playing and training experience including but not limited to:

  • 4 years on the Men's team at Marquette University.

  • Played in 2 Beach Volleyball World Championships including Nanjing in 2017 and Acapulco in 2015.

  • 4 years of high school including a Sate Championship and 6+ years of club with several Gold bracket finishes at Nationals.

Gustavo is in his final year at Marquette University earning a degree in Biomedical Engineering. 

He works as a Product Engineer at Andis Company.

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PARK JONES

13 Green Coach

Park's coaching background includes:

  • Current Varsity Assistant volleyball coach at St. Francis High School.

  • 3 years coaching volleyball at St. Alphonsus School and another year coaching a middle school league.

  • Second year coaching club volleyball with 414 Milwaukee Elite.

Park played for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s club volleyball team.  He has played competitive indoor and beach volleyball in the Milwaukee area for over 20 years.  

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SAM ABBATE

12 Blue Coach

Sam's coaching background includes:

  • 4 years coaching club volleyball

  • 1 year coaching St. John's Glendale Middle School team.

Sam played for Concordia University as an outside hitter. Played 4 years of high school volleyball, basketball, and track and received the All-Conference Award for academics and athletics.  

Sam has a BA in Elementary Education from Concorida University. She is currently the 1st and 2nd grade teacher at St. John's Glendale.

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BRIAN KILLORAN

13 Green Coach

Brian's coaching background includes:

Over a dozen seasons coaching youth sports including:

  • Volleyball (1 league championship)

  • Softball (2 league championships)

  • Basketball

Second year coaching club volleyball with 414 Milwaukee Elite.

Brian was a multi-sport athlete with over 20 years playing in competitive basketball leagues, over 5 years playing in competitive volleyball leagues, over 15 years of competing in triathlons. He was a football, basketball and track athlete in High School.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Marquette University with a Teaching Certification from UWM. He is certified to teach Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science. He is currently a Science teacher at St. Thomas More High School in Milwaukee.

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TJ HERNANDEZ

17 Elite Coach

TJ's coaching background includes:

  • Second year coaching club volleyball with 414.

  • 10 years coaching youth sports including basketball and soccer.

TJ played college basketball at the Interamericana University of Puerto Rico and has two national championships.

TJ has been a teacher for 17 years and currently teaches at the Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School. He has a Master Degree in School Administration and a Bachelor in Physical Education. He speaks Spanish fluently.

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BROCK CAMERON

Sub Coach

Brock’s coaching background includes:

  • 23 years coaching both boys and girls club teams, one silver medal finish (open division, boys 18’s) at Nationals

  • 15 years high school varsity head coach, finishing as State Champions and State Runner-up, winning 5 Conference Championships, was selected Coach of the Year twice

  • Former girls volleyball Varsity coach at Greenfield High School

  • Began the men’s collegiate program at MSOE, becoming the first NCAA coach for men’s volleyball in the state of Wisconsin

Brock played for North Shore Milwaukee volleyball club and UW-Milwaukee’s club program, each for one season back in the day. He has coached for or against several of the 414 coaching staff during their high school playing days.

 

Brock is currently employed as a Police Officer for the Milwaukee Police Department.

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MARISSA LAMBE

Club Vice President

Marissa's background includes:

  • Master of Business degree from Alverno

  • Bachelor of Business, HR Management from UW-Milwaukee

  • 5 years of coaching club and recreation sports

  • Club operations at Rev Volleyball Academy in Indianapolis

Marissa was a multi-sport athlete in high school and did club gymnastics for over 10 years. 

Marissa currently works in Human Resources at Northwestern Mutual.