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Coaching Staff

17 Black/18 Black Head Coach

Rhiannon Tovani

Rhiannon has been playing volleyball since she was 12 years old. Her coaching career began in swimming, and made the move to coaching volleyball shortly thereafter.  Rhiannon coaches volleyball because she loves the game and loves teaching.  She has been coaching volleyball for eleven years; this will be her 6th year with Premier.   She is the head volleyball coach at Mountain View High School.   When Rhiannon isn’t working or coaching she enjoys camping with her husband and puppy Goose and she loves reading. 

Rhiannon's coaching philosophy is she wants to teach life lessons that will help the student athletes both on and off the court where they feel empowered to do and be their best self. She loves volleyball and wants to ensure her players have love and respect for the game.  She focuses on the fundamentals, pushing players to work hard,  have good sportsmanship and have fun competing in a competitive atmosphere.


 

 

16 Black Head Coach

Andy Gavaldon

I have been coaching for many years.  I have coached at the varsity level at high school and club.  This is currently my second stint with Premier and my 4th year on this stint.  My greatest joy is to see each player get better and have their love and passion for this sport grow.  My philosophy is work hard, play hard and have fun.  

When I am not coaching, my free time is spent on spending time with wife, kids and grand kids.  I have three grandsons and love spending time with them.  I also love to continue to learn more about volleyball and strive to keep myself educated on the changes and upgrades on the sport.  

I see this sport continue to grow in numbers and in skills every year..  I want to continue to be a part of this growth.  

16 Black Asst Coach

Amber Ontiveros

My name is Amber and this is my 4th year with Premier VBC and I have coached for other clubs in the past. This year I am also coaching the JV team at Frontier Academy in Greeley. I played club for 6 years and HS for 1 all in the southern Denver metro area. As a player, I was a defensive and serving specialist. My goal with players is to not only to coach them into better volleyball players but to coach them to take those skills and mold them into situations in all aspects of life and for the future.   

Outside of volleyball, I work for a non-profit organization allowing parents to visit their children at our facility when a court order prevents them from seeing their children outside of a supervised setting in addition to being in charge of the parent education program. I love to travel and read books in my free time. I live in Windsor with my husband of 5 years, Aaron, and our two kitties, Sassy and Luna.

16 White

Madi Powell

My name is Madison Powell. I grew up in a small town in the northeastern plains of Colorado called Yuma. As soon as I could walk I had a volleyball in my hands. I played all my years of volleyball from elementary to high school. Freshman year I was the only freshman on the varsity team and played as a middle hitter. Sophomore year I switched to outside hitter and our team when to the state volleyball tournament for the first time in over 20 years and placed 8th. Junior year we made it to the semi finals at state and senior year we made it to the championship game and took 2nd. My sophomore year was the only year I ever played outside, I have always been a middle hitter. Once I graduated high school, I received a full ride volleyball scholarship to Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington Wyoming and played 2 years of college volleyball. My freshman year ended early with a broken elbow but I still finished 5th in the nation for junior colleges for solo blocks. I graduated from EWC in 2017 with an Associates in Science and transferred to UNC in Greeley to finish my Bachelors in Meteorology. I still play volleyball to this day on any league I can find! I coached two years for ClubOne.I absolutely love coaching girls who are willing to put the time and effort in the gym. My goal is to take their skills and make them an all around player no matter what. I need hard working girls who are ready to better their skills on and off the court! I am so excited to coach again. I took time off for training for wild land fire fighting and now that I’m certified there, I’m ready to get back in the gym! Thank you for this opportunity! 

15 Black Head Coach

Kyle Knutson
 
  • 2nd Year Frontier Academy HS -  Head Coach
  • 11th Year Premier Coach 
  • 10 years Erwin Middle School Coach
  • 2 conference championships and 1 state junior high championship
  • Showdown reserve champions 2015 and 2016
  • Showdown Gold Bracket  2017-2018 and 2019
  • CAP Level 1 certified coach USAV
  • 4 years attended NHSACA Convention
  • 8 years attending NDHSCA Convention
  • Volleyball Clinician City of Longmont 
  • Email: kyleknutson@msn.com
  •   I have been coaching sports for about 15 years and enjoy this immensely.  My goal as a coach is to provide the tools to help each athlete grow in their ability.  One particular area of interest is Mental confidence.  While working on ways to improve a players skill we more focusing on the good.  I believe in goal setting and pushing an athlete to reach beyond what they believe they can achieve.  

15 Red Head Coach

Audriana Hernandez

1: 10+ years playing with rec, school and club teams.
2: Over the course of 4 years I have had the privilege to work with 6 different teams ranging from middle and high school leveled players. This is my 3rd year with Premier.
3. Outside of coaching I am an Account Manager for a small family owned commercial flooring company. 
4.  When I am not at work I like to spend time with my family and friends whenever I can.  I still play volleyball regularly on different recreational leagues and in single day tournaments some for fun and some to compete. I love to travel and see new places as well as meet new people and I love that this sport has always given me the opportunity to do both. I am super excited for a great season ahead of us!

14 Black Head Coach

Kyle Knutson
 
  • 2nd Year Frontier Academy HS - Head Coach
  • 11th Year Premier Coach 
  • 10 years Erwin Middle School Coach
  • 2 conference championships and 1 state junior high championship
  • Showdown reserve champions 2015 and 2016
  • Showdown Gold Bracket  2017-2018 and 2019
  • CAP Level 1 certified coach USAV
  • 4 years attended NHSACA Convention
  • 8 years attending NDHSCA Convention
  • Volleyball Clinician City of Longmont 
  • Email: kyleknutson@msn.com
  •   I have been coaching sports for about 15 years and enjoy this immensely.  My goal as a coach is to provide the tools to help each athlete grow in their ability.  One particular area of interest is Mental confidence.  While working on ways to improve a players skill we more focusing on the good.  I believe in goal setting and pushing an athlete to reach beyond what they believe they can achieve.  

13 Black Head Coach

Matt Meagher

This is Coach Matt’s second season coaching club volleyball with Premier. He has been the Head 7th grade Coach at Eaton Middle School for the last 7 years after one year as the assistant coach. He has been associated with the club through his daughter Noelle who spent her entire club career with Premier. When not coaching volleyball Matt has coached competitive fastpitch softball for the last 7 seasons. Over his softball coaching career, he was asked to coach in 5 USSSA All Star Games and his teams won several tournaments. Matt is married to Beth (for 20 years) and has two other daughters, Emma who is going to be a junior at the University of New Mexico and Julia who will be an 9th grader this year.

13 Black Asst Coach

Noelle Meagher

Noelle Meagher started playing volleyball for Premier when she was 10 years old. She continued on to play seven years of club with Premier for a variety of coaches and teams. Noelle played high school volleyball for Eaton High School under a highly successful program. Through out her volleyball experience she has won over 10 Powers and has been apart of two State Championship titles. Noelle also played competitive softball for 6 years and runs track for Eaton. She looks forward to coaching because she knows how important these years of club volleyball can be on impacting an athletes future. Noelle's motivation behind coaching is to help young athletes find their passion not only through volleyball but also the real world. She knows that so many life lessons and skills can be learned through hard work in the gym. This is Noelle's second season coaching with Premier.

12 Black Head Coach

Lynsie W.

This is Lynsie’s fifth year coaching with Premier. Her 5 years of club was spent with Premier Volleyball Club and in 2013 her 17 Black team finished 5th at Crossroads! Lynsie coaches because she wants to help her athletes find what they love about volleyball just like her coaches did for her. Outside of volleyball she loves hiking in the mountains and playing with her dog. She also loves to travel and experience new things! Lynise is very excited to be coaching the 15 select team and cant wait to see all the great things they will accomplish.

Lynsie’s coaching philosophy: Mold Players into good individuals on and off the court by working hard all the time, holding them accountable and find confidence in whatever they are passionate about.”

Club Director

Kayleigh Neily

Kayleigh Neily started coaching for Premier Volleyball Club when she was 19 years old and a Junior at UNC in Greeley. Now, 15 years later she is in her third year as Club Director. Volleyball is her passion and Premier is her home and family. Kayleigh grew up in Thornton, CO where she played club for Club Irie VBC and 4 years Varsity Starter for Thornton High School. Because of multiple injuries she chose not to pursue a career playing in college and instead started coaching. Her time with Premier includes coaching ages 12’s-16’s.  As club director she hopes to instill the same passion and dedication she has for volleyball with all the players and coaches in the Premier Family.

Kayleigh graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BS in Biology. Before she decided to become a stay at home mom she was a high school teacher for 4 years.  She loves to play volleyball whenever she can. Outside of volleyball Kayleigh spends time with her husband, James and two kids, Conner (7) and Kelby (5).