COACHing staff

KASEY ARCENIEGA

14 Red, Head Coach  

  • Visual Arts Teacher at Hellgate High School 
  • Head coach for Corvallis, MT (10 seasons), Sentinel Head Coach (1st year) 
  • Played VB at Western Montana College 
  • I Love spending time doing outdoor activities, especially in the summer months. I spend a lot of my extra time doing       art- mostly painting, drawing and mixed media. I can paint a mean Bob Ross. 

FAITH BAUER

14 Elite, Asst. Coach

  • Full time student at the University of Montana studying Elementary Education 
  • 3rd season coaching with MVA
  • Played at the University of Great Falls

LIZ DROGAN

16 Red, Head Coach

  • Political science major at UM
  • Played Volleyball at Henderson State Univ. in Arkansas
  • Currently in the Army

KATE FRIEND

16 National, Asst. Coach

  • Sales Management and Account Support at Evolving Wisdom
  • 5th year coaching with MVA
  • Played Water Polo at Fresno Pacific University
  • In my free time I play hockey, trail run, paint, volunteer at Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, and spend time with my dogs

COLLEEN FROHLICH

16 National, Co-Head Coach


DANA HALLISEY

16 Elite, Co-Head Coach

  • Associate Head Coach at the University of Montana
  • Played at Colorado State University 
  • Played with the Canadian National Team
  • Played professionally in Germany and France
  • 1st year with MVA and PUMPED about it! 

ERIN KEFFELER

14 Elite, Head Coach 

  • Manager Bagels on Broadway 
  • 3rd season with MVA 14s
  • Setter and DS for Montana Griz 1987-1990 
  • Griz Tennis 1990-1991
  • Montana AA Coach of the Year 2016, 2017
  • 2-time State Champions at Sentinel 2016, 2017
  • Love to Country Dance

ALLISON LAWRENCE

12 Red, Head Coach  

  • Head Coach at the University of Montana – 3rd season
  • Coached MVA 12 National in 2012 & 2013
  • I coach 12s because it brings me joy. I aim to teach the joys of hard work and being a good teammate. Volleyball should be joyful at every age and every stage.

NATE MICHAELS

Director /18 National /16 National

  • 20 years of coaching experience
  • 10 years coaching cub volleyball with MVA 
  • Knows way more about Star Wars than you do!


ASHLEY VAN ALLEN

14 Silver, Head Coach


JANAE VANDER PLOEG

16 Elite, Co-Head Coach  

  • Current Assistant Coach for University of Montana Volleyball
  • First year with MVA
  • Played at Northern Arizona University
  • All-American Honorable Mention 
  • Played professionally in Sweden and France
  • Hobbies include hiking, running, reading, and other typical hobby things everyone puts in their bio. 
  • Townsperson #7 in 6th grade play

SEAN WREN

18 National Asst. Coach

  • Played Volleyball at Long Beach State
  • Played Football for the Univ. of Montana
  • Won 10 consecutive Garden City League Volleyball Championships