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CEVA SUMMER CAMP SERIES STAFF

IMPROVING YOUR GAME, ONE TOUCH AT A TIME

Shane Weber  |  Camp Director

Club: Rockwood Thunder VBC

Leadership Role: Club Director Rockwood Thunder, U16 Masters Coach, Rockwood Thunder Board Member, Director CEVA

Team: Head Coach 16 Mizuno

Other Coaching Roles: Head Volleyball Coach Villa Duchesne High School

Other Attributes: Impact Certified, Gateway Region Treasurer - Executive Board Member, Protecting God's Children Certification, Safe Sport Certification

Coaching Experience:

  • 2004 to present Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club
  • 2008 to present Villa Duchesne High School Varsity Coach - Record 225-72-18
  • 2015 Missouri State Class 3 Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Missouri State Class 3 State Champion - Record 33-7-2
  • 2014 St Louis Post Dispatch Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Missouri State Class 3 Volleyball 2nd Place Finish - Record 31-10-2
  • 2013 Appointed as Club Director for Rockwood Thunder VBC
  • 2012 Appointed as Technical Director for Rockwood Thunder VBC
  • 2011 Missouri Class 3 State Champion - Record 36-5-3
  • 2011 Missouri State Class 3 Volleyball Coach of the Year
  • 2009 Missouri State Class 3 Volleyball 2nd Place Finish - Record 31-9-3
  • 2008 Won first District Championship in school history
  • 2007 Incarnate Word Academy - Asst. Varsity Coach
  • 2007 3rd place State Finish
  • 2003 - 2007 Washington High School
  • 2005 4th Place State Finish
  • 2006 3rd Place State Finish
  • 1995 - 2003 Washington Volleyball Club

Additional Information:

  • 2015 Rockwood Thunder VBC - Earned 16 National Division Bid as Gateway Region Bid Tournament Champions
  • 2014 Rockwood Thunder VBC - Earned 15 National Division Bid as Gateway Region Bid Tournament Champions - Finished 5th Overall at Nationals in National Division
  • 2013 Rockwood Thunder VBC - Earned 15 Open Division Bid to Nationals at Big South for 2nd Place
  • 2012 Rockwood Thunder VBC - Earned 14 Open Division Bid to Nationals at MEQ for 2nd place finish. Finished 2nd Place at Northern Lights in 14 Open Division - Finished 15th Overall at Nationals in 14 Open Division
  • 2011 Rockwood Thunder VBC - Earned Bid to Nationals at Big South Qualifier-finished 10th overall at Nationals American Division
  • 2010 Rockwood Thunder VBC - Earned Regional bid to Nationals-finished 26th overall in National Division
  • 2009 Rockwood Thunder VBC - Received Regional Bid to Nationals-Finished 21st at Nationals in Club Division
  • 2008 Rockwood Thunder VBC - Won Mid-Eastern Qualifier in Columbus, OH. Finished 31st at Nationals in the National Division
  • Current Member of AVCA, MHSVCA, NFHS, Gateway Region
 

Linus Shyu  |  Camp Director

Club: Rockwood Thunder VBC

Leadership Role: Juniors Director (Volley-Totz), U12 Masters Coach, U11 Masters Coach, Rockwood, Thunder Board Member

Team: Head Coach 17 Navy

Other Coaching Roles: Head JV Coach Villa Duchesne High School

Other Attributes: Gateway Region At-Large Director, Impact Certified, Cap-II Certified, Protecting God's Children Certification

Coaching Experience: Linus began coaching in 2000 where he was an assistant coach of a 14’s team that qualified for the Junior Olympics, now called the Junior National Volleyball Championships (JNVC). Since then, he has head and assistant coached multiple teams every year, both in club, parish, and High School. He has a passion for teaching the sport and a drive towards the development of independent scholar athletes, regardless of talent, that is reflected in the time, enthusiasm, and discipline he devotes to those with which he is lucky enough to interact. Linus has been blessed with the athletes to make appearances at the JOVC with two 14’s and a 17’s team in 2000, 2004 and 2007.

In 2010, he moved on to Rockwood Thunder, and qualified for nationals with the Club’s lead 14’s team. In 2011 he took the reins of a 2nd team, and qualified for the JNVC’s by winning the National Division of the Hoosier Mideast National Qualifier. He repeated the feat in 2012 with Rockwood’s 16 Navy team by winning the National Division of the Northeast National Qualifier. He is an active member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), and attends their annual convention every December, where he continues his education through on-court and classroom seminars taught by top coaches at International, National, Collegiate, High School, and Club levels. He is involved with the USA Volleyball High Performance Program, and was voted on the Gateway Region Board as an At-Large Representative in 2011. He is the Youth Programs Director at Rockwood Thunder, and has successfully integrated a pilot volley junior’s development program to St. Louis for 5 to 9 year olds. He entered High School coaching at McCluer HS in 2001 for their freshman team.

He moved to Villa Duchesne High School in 2002, is currently the Junior Varsity Coach, and has been working with Head Varsity Coach, Shane Weber since the Summer of 2008, helping the program finish 2nd place at State in 2009, 2014 and winning State in 2011. Taking together all the teams and seasons since 2000, Linus has over 40 seasons of experience and life lessons to pass on to this next generation of junior scholar athletes.

Linus’ goals as a coach are 2-fold - Volleyball skill development is a goal that will be achieved through drilled biomechanical repetition, intuitive coaching, and high profile competition. However, the greater goal is setting the foundations for the development of a child’s personal philosophy and work ethic that will grow and evolve to serve them beyond their formative years in youth sport.

 

Zach Young

In Zach’s juniors and college career, he led squads to five national title games. During this span he was a 2-time collegiate All-American, 3-time USAV All-American, and 2-time national MVP. Zach is now head coach at 5-Peat Missouri State Class 4A Champion Lafayette High School. In 2012, Lafayette had a perfect season, never dropping a set in a 40-0 campaign and was ranked #2 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com. Also in 2012 Coach Young was named the Missouri Class 4 High School Coach of the year and National Coach of the Year by both Max Preps and Volleyball Magazine. Young received his Bachelor’s in Education from Lindenwood University and a Master’s in Education from William Woods University.

Playing Accomplishments:

  • 3 time USVBA Junior Olympic All-American with Missouri Thunder VBC
  • 1993 AAU and USVBA Most Valuable Player at National Tournaments
  • 1993 team won the 14’s Open National Championship defeating Puerto Rico
  • 2001 Collegiate NAIA Men’s Volleyball All-American
  • Played in three Final Four Men’s Collegiate Championships at Lindenwood University
  • 2007 Men’s team took 2nd place at Adult Nationals in the AA division
  • 2013 Men's Team won Adult Nationals in BB Division

Coaching History:

  • Total High School Record: 198-102-13
  • Current Varsity Coach at 5-Peat State Champ Lafayette High School-Coached 4 years at Lafayette with record of 131-15-8. Lafayette State Champs 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 as Varsity Coach at Lafayette.
  • Coached 7 years with Missouri Thunder VBC, winning 5 regional championships at the 12’s, 14’s, 16’s, and 18’s (twice) age divisions.
  • Assistant Collegiate coach at Westminster College women’s team (1 year) and Lindenwood University men’s and women’s team (8 years). 
  • Lindenwood Men’s team won the National Championship in 2009.
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball coach at Wright City High School (3 years)
  • Holt High School (3 years)
  • JV Girls Volleyball coach at Lafayette High School (4 years) - coaching record of 97-4-2.
  • Current Varsity Volleyball Coach at Lafayette High School (4 years).
  • 2015 Missouri High School Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Missouri High School Coach of the Year
  • 2013 Missouri High School Coach of the Year
  • 2012 Missouri High School Coach of the Year
  • 2012 Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year
  • 2012 Max Preps Volleyball National Coach of the Year
 

Marisa Drevenak  |  Arkansas Tech University

  • Graduate from Villa Duchesne in 2015
  • Missouri Class 3 State Champion 2011
  • Missouri Class 3 State Runner Up 2014
  • Sophomore at Arkansas Tech University
  • Freshman year played as a DS
  • Won the Great American Conference Regular Season
  • Went 15-1 in conference play
  • Degree: BioMedical with a minor in chemistry and psychology
 

Abby Moser  |  Quincy University

Abigail Moser just completed her first season with the  Quincy University Hawks. Moser, a Wildwood, Mo. native, comes to Quincy University having recently finished her playing career with the 2014 Great Lakes Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament Champion, Truman State University.

Moser was TSU's starting libero for 134 of their last 135 matches, and capped off a stellar collegiate career with numerous records and awards. After the 2014 season Moser took over as the Bulldog's all-time career dig leader (2,416) and digs per-set leader (4.75), and was nominated four times as the GLVC Defensive Player of the Week in-route to her selection as GLVC Libero of the Year and the NCAA Division II All-Region Team.

In addition to her successes with a nationally competitive collegiate program, Moser was previously part of two highly regarded pre-sports programs in the Rockwood Thunder VBC and Lafayette High School, where she also received recognition for her defensive play. Moser was named to the Under Armour/AVCA All-American watch list, as well as nominations to Missouri's All-Region and All-State teams.

As a Graduate Assistant for the Hawks, Moser spends most of her time running the defense and serve receive. In her first year working with the defense, the improved their number of digs on the season from 1783 to 1978. The team also increased their digs/set from 16.2 to 18.0 digs per set.

 

Todd Lyon

Coaching Certifications: IMPACT Certified; CAP I Certified

Additional Certifications: V-Cap Certified

Coaching Experience:

  • 2015 Rockwood Thunder 12 Mizuno Assistant Coach:
  • 11th Place Overall Finish at the GNJC (National Division)
  • MEQ Champions 12U (National Division)
  • Northern Lights Champions 12U (National Division) 
  • Presidents Day Champions Runner-up 12U (Open)
  • Gateway Region Champions 12U (Gold/Silver)

Previous to Rockwood Thunder:

  • Co-Founder/Director & Head Coach of I AM Volleyball Club (Wisconsin 2011-2014) where in 2 years grew program from 35 instructional players (2012) to 11 competitive teams (U10-U17, instructional program & 12U Boys team) serving over 200 local volleyball athletes in (2013-14).
  • 2014 - 12U:
    • 35-8 overall 4 Championship Finishes, Badger Region Championships 5th Place Gold
    • 2014 USAV Nationals Bid (First ever Nationals bid for I AM Volleyball)
  • 2013 - 11U:
    • 9th Place Gold Region Championships
    • High School Head Coaching & Club Coaching Experience (Wisconsin)
    • West Allis Hale Boys (1990-2000)
    • Conference Champion (1990)
    • State Qualifier (1990-1994)
    • Homestead High School WI Boys Varsity (2008-10)
    • Boys State Sectional Championship Runner-Up (2009)
    • Port Washington High School Varsity WI (2010-2014)
    • Coached several club programs in WI most notably Milwaukee Sting 17U Girls which placed 13th at the 1996 USAV National Championships 17U Southwest VBC (Boys), Cedarburg Comets (Boys), Power Network (Girls)

Playing Experience:

  • West Allis Hale High School State Championship Runner-up finish in 1989.  
  • Division I UW-Milwaukee starting outside hitter from 1991-1994.
  • Played USAV Open, AA, A Divisions and various adult and co-ed leagues.

Additional Information:

  • Badger Region (WI) Board of Directors (2013-14)
  • Badger Region Boys and Girls High Performance programs Try-out Coach (2013)
  • USA Volleyball Boys High Performance Try-out coach (2010)
  • Currently Private Lesson/Small Group Instructor 
  • Member of AVCA
 

Morgan Gresham  |  Loyola University Chicago

Morgan wrapped up a decorated high school career by helping St. Joseph's Academy to a second-place finish at the Missouri Class 4A Tournament ... Finished senior season with 367 kills at a .330 efficiency, 274 digs, 50 blocks and 43 aces ... Honorable Mention Under Armour All-America choice ... One of Prep Volleyball's Top 250 Senior Aces ... First team all-state selection as a senior ... Two-time first team all-conference and all-district honoree ... Selected to Missouri Volleyball Academic All-State Team ... Played club volleyball for STL High Performance.