Coaches for the 2022 Club Season



  • Brittany Behrens & Jacqueline Mohr


  • 13 Black Head Coach  - Ariel Buhr
  • 13 Red Head Coach  - Maddie Brugh
    • 13s Assistants - Maddy Ramsey & Lindsay Burkey



  • 14 Black Head Coach - Kristi Nelson-Hitz
    • 14 Black Assistant - Nyah Chambers
  • 14 Red Co-Head Coaches - Nick Spencer & Yolonda Milton

Coach Ariel Buhr 

Bio  Coach Buhr played high school volleyball at Lincoln North East. She played collegiately at Cloud County Community College and Bethany College in Kansas. Ariel has been coaching volleyball for 9 years, 3 of which have been for Nebraska Juniors. Ariel’s favorite thing about Juniors is “the family we have as coaches and as players”.…
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Coach Katie Torpin

Bio Coach Katie  played volleyball at Gross Catholic High School and River City Juniors Club. She played collegiately at Hastings College. She has coached volleyball for 7 years at the junior high and high school level. This will be her first year coaching for Nebraska Juniors. One of her favorite volleyball memories is when she…
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Coach Kristi Nelson-Hitz

Bio Coach Kristi played collegiate volleyball at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has been coaching for 40 years and has been a part of the Nebraska Juniors family for 5. One of her favorite volleyball memories is when she competed in the Final Four during her senior year at UNO. What she loves…
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Coach Nick Spencer

Bio  Nick played volleyball when he was 14 at Ampersand in Lincoln. Nick has been coaching volleyball for 10 years total and this will be his 4th year coaching for Jr’s. Nick’s favorite volleyball memory is from when he was younger. His team was given the chance to compete at a higher level than they…
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Payton Ruhl

Bio Payton played collegiate volleyball at Wayne State from 2015-2017. In highschool she played for Lincoln Norris and won back to back state championships.  She has been coaching for Juniors for 3 years. Her favorite thing about coaching for juniors is the collaboration and experiences that the coaches bring to the table. “They represent a…
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Katy Bartell

Katy played volleyball at Mid Plains Community College from 2020-2022. Katy has been coaching for 1 year and doing private lessons for 2. Her favorite memory is going to Nationals her freshman year of college. Her favorite part about coaching for Juniors is the fact that she gets to stay involved in the volleyball community…
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Anna Wagner

Anna played high school volleyball at Lincoln Christian from 2016-2019 and is a Nebraska Juniors Alum! Her favorite volleyball memory was from the District Finals her senior year of high school. This is her first year of coaching and she is excited to help cultivate the love of volleyball in our program with each kid! …
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Ashley Pietenpol

Ashley played volleyball at Lincoln North Star. She has be coaching at Lincoln High for 3 seasons and this is her first season coaching with Juniors! Her favorite volleyball memory was making it to state her senior year of high school. She loves to coach for Juniors because “there is a great collection of coaches…
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Jake Moore

Jake has coached 4 years at Fairmont (1986-86 – 1988-89), 27 years at Pius X (Varsity – 1990-91 – 2014-15; JV – 2020-21 – 2021-22) and finished my first year at Marian (2022-23).  I have been with Nebraska Juniors since the Spring of 1990. He has too many favorite volleyball memories to count but something…
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Brian Magbitang

Brian played volleyball at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. Brian has been coaching volleyball for 16 years, 3 of which have been with Juniors. Brian’s favorite volleyball memory includes when the Huskers competed in the National Championship last year. When asked what he loves so much about coaching for Juniors he said “I…
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Hanna Justesen

Hanna played collegiate volleyball at George Washington University and Augustana University during 2015-2019. Hannah has been coaching for 3 years, but this will be her first year here at Juniors! She is a Juniors Alum! Her favorite volleyball memory was making the National Tournament in college. She is excited to coach for Juniors because she…
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Dean Farley

Dean has been coaching for 32 years and has been with Juniors for 12 years. His favorite memory has been attending multiple Husker National Championship matches. He enjoys coaching for Juniors because of the great atmosphere and structure that they use to coach kids.  In his free time he enjoys exploring the outdoors. And if…
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Lindsay Burkey

Lindsay played collegiate volleyball at Wesleyan from 2000-2004. She has been coaching for 20 years and is returning as a coach for Juniors! She says she enjoys coaching with fellow Juniors coach Jake Moore, but also really loves the values that Juniors has and the quality that we put into our training. She also really…
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Vikki Power

Vikki played collegiate volleyball at Hastings college and has been coaching for 18 years. Four of which have been with Juniors. Her favorite volleyball memory is watching BYU and Hawaii competed to qualify for the National Tournament! She loves coaching for Juniors because she feels she gets to know each girl on her team really…
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