I.G.C.A. Senior Classic All Stars
Volleyball
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Claude Howard Jr.
Awards/Honors:
2013-Present: current career record 84-32 at Springville High School. 2013 State Tournament, two Tri-Rivers Conference Championships (2013, 2015), two conference coach of the year awards (2013, 2015) and one district coach of the year (2013). 2007-2012 was the assistant coach at Springville High School (2008 State Tournament). 2002-2007 was the 17U coach and Club Director for Marion Magic VBC, Marion, Iowa.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
Winning the 2013 Regional Final against New London at Iowa City West High. The 5 set match was an incredible way to make it to the state tournament my first year as a head coach.
Maggie Willems
Awards/Honors:
In 2011, Maggie Willems took over as Head Volleyball Coach, following Shirley Ryan as the only head coach in the Mount Vernon Volleyball program’s history. In her first four years at the helm, she amassed a 104-50 record which included a Regional Final appearance, two State Semi Final appearances and a State Runner Up finish in 2014. Maggie serves as a 3A representative to IGCA for volleyball and is looking forward to her first opportunity to coach in the All Star Match. Maggie and her husband Nate live in Mount Vernon and have three daughters, Ava (7), Emery (5) and Marlie (2). Along with coaching volleyball in the fall, Maggie also coaches track and field in the spring and runs the developmental youth volleyball program in Mount Vernon, which trains all interested Mount Vernon players beginning in the 4th grade.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
My favorite volleyball memory was our 2014 State Semi-final victory over Red Oak. We had lost in the semis the previous two years. It was a great accomplishment to finally get through to the finals - although it didn't end as we'd liked.
Mary Beth Wiskus
Awards/Honors:
2012, 2013, 2014 State Qualifier, State Runner Up 2013, 2015 CIC Conference Champs, 3 year Varsity Player for Kuemper Catholic High School, 4 year Varsity Player for Loras College, Club Director for Dowling Catholic Volleyball Club for the past 7 years, Overall Record of 215-62 over the past 7 years all at Dowling Catholic High School.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
The exciting wins and seeing the girls work hard together have been great memories. However, my favorite memories have been the daily challenges, successes, and laughes that I've shared with the girls and coaches. The relationships that volleyball has given me are what I enjoy the most.
Randy Dolson
Awards/Honors:
Assistant and Head Coach, University of Dubuque 1994-2000, including 3 DIII NCAA Playoff Births Head Coach, Drake University, 2001-2004 Head Coach Hempstead High School, 2007-2013 Head Coach, Iowa City West High School, 2014 - Current 1999 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Coach of the Year 2009, 2012, 2013 MVC Coach of the Year 2009, 2013 IGCA 5A East District Coach of the Year Since returning to High School 4A/5A Volleyball in 2007, have compiled a record of 255-85.
Favorite Volleyball Memory:
With this being my 30th year of coaching volleyball at the club, high school, and collegiate levels, there have been quite a few memories, but a few of my favorites are being able to return to high school coaching in time to coach my daughter and watch her grow as a person and athlete, coaching those few girls who never took a play off whether in practice or competition, and staying in contact with former players and seeing who they have become.