Wisconsin Elite Coaching Staff

We have an eager group of talented volleyball enthusiasts, ready to train hard and help grow the passion and love for the game! Teams are national unless designated as Regional.

11-Elite Head Coach – Briuna Harper – Regional

Briuna Harper is a college student at Lakeland University studying sports management & leadership with an emphasis on athletic coaching. She is a long-time player and is passionate about working with the youth ages of sports.

12-Elite Head Coach – Sarah Stanislawski – Regional

Sarah is returning for her third season as the 12-Elite head coach. She grew up around volleyball and loves using it as a tool to instill confidence in her players! She continues to play year-round in sand and indoor leagues. Sarah is looking forward to working with the 12s to develop their skills, knowledge, and love of the game! 

Contact: sarah.a.lorenz10@gmail.com

12-Red Head Coach – Annalissa Reyes – Regional

Coming from Rockford, Illinois, Annalissa has worked with multiple age groups in the coaching realm. She coached for VC-United and Rockford Volleyball. She plays volleyball at MSOE and is eager to continue coaching in the Milwaukee area for Wisconsin Elite. She is a long-time player and is looking to bring that experience to the 12-Red team.

13-Elite Head Coach – Jeff Bandle

Jeff is very passionate about volleyball. He has played the sport his entire adult life and has been coaching club for 9 years. He believes in building the “team” and developing the players both as athletes and as people. Outside of volleyball Jeff enjoys working out, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family. He is married to Christie and has a daughter Lilly, who is a freshman in college, and a volleyball player as well.

13-Elite Assistant Coach – Payton Depies

Payton is a recent graduate of the Wisconsin Elite program. She played two years in the program and is now continuing her career at Carroll as a setter. She worked all 2022-23 season with our 14 and under program and is eager to continue sharing that knowledge and passion. Payton is an elite-level setter and from Germantown High School to college she continues to excel.

13-Red Head Coach – Amanda Buck

Coach Amanda is returning this year for her second season coaching at Wisconsin Eite. While staying active as an adult player all around Milwaukee. she previously coached 2 seasons at Wisconsin Juniors and assistant coached for many years at summer youth camps in Manitowoc. Amanda works with children at her day job as a special needs caregiver and is passionate about instilling confidence and compassion in kids through sports.

13-Blue Head Coach – Mike Wiedel – Regional

Happily Married for 17 years. Father of two girls. I own and manage residential real-estate. Played High School Volleyball at Greendale, College Volleyball at MATC.

28 years of volleyball experience:

1998 Greendale High School all Conference 

2000-2001Volleyball Director at Waukesha Center Court 

2002 Nirsa Midwest Challenge MVP

2002 WVC All Star Team 

2002 WVC State Tournament Team

2002 WVC State MVP

2002 Nirsa All American 

2002 NIRSA Final 4

2003 WVC All Conference Team

2003 WVC State MVP

2003 Nirsa All American 

2003 Nirsa National Champaign 

2003 1st Place, Chicago Windy City Open

8 Years of USAV experience, 6 in OPEN including 2nd and 3rd OPEN Division finishes. 

1st place open finishes in every major grass triples tournament in the tri-state area. Including the Iowa fairgrounds, Chicago luau, Wisconsin Waupaca. 43 and Still playing hard at the Marquette Annex!

13-White Head Coach – Aimee Sullivan – Regional

Aimee returns to the Wisconsin Elite coaching staff for her second year with the club. As a former volleyball and fastpitch softball player and club coach, she brings an extensive background to the organization. Upon graduating from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee, WI, she competed collegiately for Georgia State University until having to step away from her scholarship due to a career-ending back injury. This allowed Aimee to jump into coaching back in the Milwaukee area as she finished a dual major in Nursing and Kinesiology through UW-Milwaukee.  

Her passion for working with student-athletes led her to coach both sports at her alma mater at the varsity level. Other coaching experiences have included running her own fastpitch softball club as well as coaching both girls and boys club volleyball in SE Wisconsin. Coach Sullivan continues to look for opportunities to give back to both sports out of gratitude for the experiences and mentoring she has had throughout her training years.

Currently, Aimee serves professionally as the VP of Operations for the Crawford Evaluation Group. 

Married to Patrick Sullivan, they have a daughter who is completing her senior year at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, looking forward to taking on a BS in Biology. In her free time, Aimee enjoys following the Badger Women’s VB team, spending time with family – including the family dog, Rosie, and volunteering with her daughter Lainey.

14-Elite Head Coach – Nick Potts

Growing up as the oldest of five kids, and the fourth oldest of twenty-five grandkids, teaching and coaching have always been an integral part of Nick Potts’s life. He grew up in the Milwaukee area and attended New Berlin Eisenhower HS. He then graduated from UW-Madison where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. While attending UW, he served as Vice President and a four-year starter for the Men’s Club Volleyball Team. Upon graduating, he began teaching middle school art & design and coaching in the Madison area, which he continued for eight years. After having an opportunity to live abroad in Helsinki, Finland for a year, Nick moved back to the Milwaukee area and teaches middle school art in the Muskego-Norway School District.

Nick’s energy and passion for the game motivate players to want to grow and become better for their teammates. Drawing from a vast knowledge base in different learning styles, he strives to assist his teams in cultivating a solid foundation of technique and strategy, and seeks to help each athlete grow into well-rounded players and passionate students of the game. Nick takes pride in helping athletes build confidence, develop into leaders, and strengthen mental fortitude through the game of volleyball.

Coaching Experience:

University of Wisconsin Volleyball Summer Camps: 2016-Present

Wisconsin Elite Volleyball Club 16-1s: 2021-2022 (Finished 18th at AAU Nationals)

MVP 15-1s: 2020-2021 (Finished top 25 at AAU Nationals)

Wisconsin Select Volleyball Club 15-1s: 2015-2017

Mount Horeb 8th grade Head Coach: 2015-2017

Mount Horeb JV Head Coach & Varsity Assistant: 2013-2014

Mount Horeb 8th grade Head Coach: 2012

Mount Horeb 7th grade Head Coach: 2011

Marshall HS JV Head Coach & Varsity Assistant: 2010

Wisconsin Performance 15s Head Coach: 2009

UW-Madison Men’s Club Volleyball Team- Vice President & Coach: 2006-2011

UW-Whitewater Women’s Club Volleyball Head Coach: 2005-2006

14-Elite Assistant Coach – Julia Hilbrands

Julia is new to the Wisconsin Elite Volleyball family but has been around the game most of her life. Originally from Michigan, Julia attended Calvin University and was a 4-year member of the volleyball and basketball teams, a career that included all-conference honors in both sports, several conference championships, a National Runner-Up, and a National Championship. After college Julia lived on the East Coast for several years to attend graduate school to study nutrition and public health and then found her way to the Milwaukee area where she’s been ever since. Since moving here, she’s enjoyed getting into the volleyball scene by playing in leagues and tournaments and is thrilled to now get into the coaching game as well. In her free time, Julia enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling.

14-Red Head Coach – Brianna Becker

Brianna is entering her 3rd year with Wisconsin Elite Volleyball, working with both the 15s and 14s age group. Along with coaching club, she has coached her old middle school’s 7th/8th-grade girls’ volleyball team for the past 4 years. She has played volleyball for most of her life, starting at the age of 9. She graduated from Menomonee Falls High School where she was on Varsity for 3 years. Following HS, she played club at Northern Illinois University. Bri still enjoys playing volleyball today, but more for fun in both indoor and outdoor leagues with her mom and friends.

Her coaching style is to push hard at practice and instill a love for the process. She has excellent communication in breaking down playtime, positions, and technical feedback. She is looking forward to a great season ahead. 

14-Red Assistant Head Coach – Rachel Murphy

Rachel is a first year coach with Wisconsin Elite with many years as a player under her belt. She has been playing since she was 11 years old and played club for 6 years. In high school she was a 3 year varsity member at Menomonee Falls High School. She went on to play D1 College volleyball at the University of New Mexico where she became a program ranked middle for blocking by her sophomore year and transferred to Lipscomb University her junior year where they were conference champs and made it to the NCAA Tournament. 

As a coach Rachel likes to make sure everything is left on the court in games and in practice, but also promotes great communication and mind set skills to grow as a player and together as a team. 

14-White Head Coach – Lisa Lamontagne – Regional

Lisa played volleyball at the high school and club levels where she received All-Conference and All-State honors. She went on to play Division I volleyball at Bradley University, where she played outside hitter. After college, Lisa has experience coaching at the high school and club level and now she is looking forward to watching her son Ethan’s debut on the Viterbo men’s volleyball team. Lisa’s passions lie in mastering the volleyball fundamentals and seeing the development from the beginning of the season to the end. Oh and also defense, defense, defense!

14-Silver Assistant Coach – Lainey Sullivan – Regional

Aimee coached 13-Blue Regional for the 2022-23 Season. She is returning with a huge breadth of experience coaching and bringing out the best in each athlete.

15-Elite Head Coach – Ari Neumeyer

Ari brings her extensive player background to the coaching realm along with her past coaching experience. She has coached across the age spectrum, but loves working in the 14-15s age group. She focuses heavily on being disciplined at practice, while balancing it with a love of the sport. She was all conference for 4 years of college at Lawrence. She was Top 5 for kills and digs and took the team to the conference tournament for the first time in school history. She continues to play across the midwest area!

15-Red Head Coach – Rebecca Schlieder

This will be Rebecca’s third year at Wisconsin Elite Volleyball. She is a local ref along with a coach.

15-Red Assistant Coach – Cassidy Stahl

Cass is a long-time player and now coach in the systems/positional training style of Jon and Patrick. She helped coach the 16-Red to a challenge match in the 2023 AAU National Tournament. She’s been in the Gold Bracket as a player in the AAU Nationals and now plays at Carthage as a libero/DS. 

15-Blue Head Coach – Amanda Yackley

Amanda is a returning coach for Wisconsin Elite. Last year she and Emma coached the 15 regionals team and continued to help with younger groups after the regional season was over. Growing up in the Kenosha area, she played nine years of club volleyball as well as high school. She graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering where she played volleyball for 4 years and studied BioMolecular engineering.

15-Blue Assistant Coach – Emma Braun

Emma is entering her 2nd year with Wisconsin Elite Volleyball and is a current player at MSOE. More below on her acomplishments.

Career Single Game Highs

Kills – 15 (vs Lawrence 9/25/21)

Assists – 4 (Three times)

Aces – 4 (Three times)

Digs – 23 (vs. Lakeland 3/14/21)

Blocks – 3 (Six times) 


Played 85 sets over 24 matches

Tied career game highs in assists and service aces

Averaged 2.93 digs per set


Saw action in 105 sets across 31 total matches 

Averaged 1.90 kills per set and hit .144 

Career record of 15 kills and had 14 digs against Lawrence on Sept. 25

Had 10 kills and hit .625 against Mount Mary on Oct. 30 


Played in 11 matches and 38 sets during freshman season 

Averaged 1.39 kills per set

Set career record with four assists against Marian on March 28

New career high water mark in digs against Lakeland on March 14 with 23 

15-White Head Coach – Megan Ansley – Regional

Megan has been coaching regional, national , and youth volleyball since 2017, and previously was trained by Jon and Patrick for two seasons as a libero and defensive specialist in 2015 and 2016. She is currently the Program Director for Waukesha North Jr Northstars Volleyball, and is very excited to continue her coaching career at Wisconsin Elite!

15-Silver Head Coach – Lauren Wilson – Regional

Lauren is a former high school athlete, club athlete and has done individual 1-on-1 coaching with varying ages 10-18 before moving to Wisconsin. She brings her player background to the coaching world eager to help push the girls to reach their goals as individuals but with a team mindset. She is very excited to be bringing her background to the 15-Silver team for her first year at Wisconsin Elite.

16-Elite Head Coach – Patrick Bieser

Patrick is a long-time volleyball enthusiast. He continues to play at the Open/Semi-Pro level in tournaments and plays USAV Adult Nationals at the Open level. He is the current starting Libero for the VLA Milwaukee Dive team. The passion he has for playing is shared in his coaching of all ages. After two seasons head coaching the 14-Elite team, he is eager to Head Coach the 16-Elite team. He looks forward to helping them grow as people, players, and teammates, and chase a strong National finish. He co-founded the club with Jon Mohr.

16-Red Head Coach – Angela Kienast

Angela is a highly experienced coach with 16 years of experience coaching high school volleyball and 9 years of experience coaching long-distance track. In addition to her passion for coaching and volleyball, Angela also loves running. This is Angela’s third year with Wisconsin Elite Volleyball, and she is very excited to work with the 16s program to grow their skills and love of the game!

16-Red Assistant Coach – Bekah Smith

Coming from Chugiak, Alaska, Bekah has been playing volleyball for 10 years. She played as a DS/Libero for 5 years for Midnight Sun Volleyball Club in Anchorage and 4 years of collegiate Volleyball at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, helping lead the team to its first ever conference tournament. After graduating from MSOE in May 2022, she accepted a Rotational Engineer position and moved to MN for a year and is now back in WI. Her coaching background includes 2 years of skills clinics at the middle and high school levels, as well as a year as an assistant coach at MSOE. This is Bekah’s first experience working as a coach for a singular club team and she is excited to get started! 

16-Blue Head Coach – Monica Wang

Monica has coached for the Wisconsin Elite for two years and really developed the 14-Regional program in the 22-23 season. She is a coach by day, ref by night, and celebrity TikToker as well (@monica.vball). She also is a Marketing Director in the Milwaukee area. You can always count on Monica to be on top of the girls, highly organized, and a passionate coach.

17-Elite Head Coach – Sandy Malak

Sandy played volleyball at Muskego High School. Helped the team to three WIAA State tournaments. Still holds 3 D1 State blocking records. Played club for Sports Performance Volleyball in IL. During that time helped her team to 2 first place finishes at the AAU 18s Open National Championships and also won a World Championship. Played DI volleyball at Marquette where she helped her team to a sweet 16 appearance and 4 NCAA tournament appearances.

17-Elite Assistant Coach – Nick Malak

Nick has played volleyball for 10 years. He has recently graduated from Benedictine University where he is the all time kills leader and helped his team to their first conference championships. He was named first and second team ALL-NACC. He has coached volleyball for 2 years, at various clubs and at Mukwonago HS as a varsity assistant. He has recently finished a season winning the silver bracket in the USA division. 

17-Red Head Coach – Asher Wiskow

Asher is entering his third year with the program at Wisconsin Elite Volleyball.

18-Elite Head Coach – Jon Mohr

Co-Founder of Wisconsin Elite

5 years MVI (Minnesota volleyball instructors) elite coach

2nd & 2x 5th at Coaching AAU Nationals

1x MVI tournament champion

2 years Muskego High School assistant

2nd at D1 state

Took 2 years of workshops led by Karch Kiraly and Hugh McCutcheon

14 years of coaching experience

Semi-Pro water skier

Future Coaches – Contact Us

We have numerous coaches currently in our pipeline to hire. We are excited to announce them shortly. If you are interested in coaching for Wisconsin Elite please email pbieser@wisconsinelite.org, we work hard to create opportunities for anyone with the passion. We consistently bring in new coaches pre-season and during our season to continue building our roster of coaches.