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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

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:

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

  • 6 years varsity head coach (3 years at Homestead High School with 3 sectional final appearances and 3 years at Golda Meir)

  • 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

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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TONY BICHLER

Coach

Tony's coaching background includes:

  • Current Varsity head coach of Homestead High School boys, 8 years high school coaching

  • 7 years coaching club teams

Tony played for UW-Milwaukee's Club team for four years. He also was a two year Varsity started at Homestead High School and received Honorable Mention-All Conference. In addition, he played for Power Alley Club for three years. 

Tony is currently a microbiology professional. 

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ALIINA KLATT

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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BROCK CAMERON

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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MATT SCHULTZ

Coach

Matt’s coaching background includes:

  • 5 years coaching club volleyball

  • 5 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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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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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

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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PARK JONES

13 Green Coach

Park's coaching background includes:

  • 3 years coaching volleyball at St. Alphonsus School

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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TJ Hernandez

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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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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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

Marissa was a club gymnast for over 10 years. 

Marissa currently works in HR at Northwestern Mutual.

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