I.G.C.A. Senior Classic All Stars
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Kris Plueger – Official
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Kris Plueger, teaching at Wapsie Valley, Kris started the volleyball program in the fall of 1974, however the program did not continue once she left in the spring of 1975 to get married. She started her career at Lincoln Community of Stanwood and Mechanicville teaching and coaching until 1982 when she had started a family. During this time she led her teams to two MidEast conference championships. In 1983, Kris worked her first state volleyball tournament as a line judge. Since than, she has worked 20 state tournaments, including seven state finals. Kris was an officer for the East Central Iowa Volleyball Officials Association (ECIVOA) for 26 years. She helped schedule officials for volleyball matches at 44 Junior High and High Schools. Kris helps with the training of new officials in the ECVIOA. She recruited new officials into the profession, keeping an eye on coaches who were ready to get out of coaching. In 2001, Kris was named National Federation Association Official of the Year. Kris is retired and lives in Clarence, Iowa with her husband Bob. They have two children, Nick and Noelle, and one grandchild
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I have enjoyed the relationships made with coaches, officials, athletic directors and bench personel over the years. Officiating has given me the chance to have a front row seat to some great matches and terrific players, have fun interacting with the players and fulfill a desire to teach and educate others. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to interact with so many wonderful people during my career.
Marilee Oldorf – Coach, North Cedar
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Marilee coached North Cedar High School from 1971-2010. During her tenure, she compiled a 616-392-58 record. She led North Cedar to the state volleyball tournament seven times, winning the class 2A championship in 1992. Marilee was named State Coach of the year in 1990 and 1992. She was named Big East conference coach of the year six times and won nine conference titles. Prior to coaching volleyball, Marilee coached track at Pleasant Valley in 1969-1970. Then, in 1971, she started the volleyball program at Lincoln of Stanwood. She was also a part of the transition from Lincoln of Stanwood High School to North Cedar. Marilee is retired and lives in Stanwood. Marilee lost her husband Roger to cancer in 1979. They have three children, Meredith, Nate, and Lance. She also has seven grandchildren.
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Shirley Ryan, Coach Mt. Vernon
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Shirley coached at Mt. Vernon from 1972–2010. During her tenure, she compiled a record of 829-331-114. Shirley led Mt. Vernon to seven state tournament appearances and won state championships in 1985, 2009, and 2010. She also led Mt. Vernon to 15 conference titles. Shirley was honored as the State Coach of the year three times and was a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2009. In addition to her coaching duties, Shirley served as a liaison to the Volleyball Advisory Board from 1988-94. She was also a member of Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Selection and All-Tournament Selection Committees. She was director of the Mt. Vernon Youth Volleyball Camp for 25 years. Shirley is retired and lives in Mt. Vernon. She is married to Michael and has two sons, David and Russ. Shirley also has nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
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