Brie Isaacson, Club Director
Brie is the varsity coach for Naperville Central High School for 11 years. She has compiled an impressive record of 282-56. She coached her team to two State Championships in 2005 and 2007. Prior to becoming a Redhawk, Brie spent three seasons at Wheaton Warrenville South High School where she assisted the tigers on their 42-0 State Championship in 2001.
In the 2014/2015 club season, Brie coached the 15 Elite team and they finished as the National Runner up at the 42nd Annual National Championship in Florida. The team finished 2nd out of 163 teams.
Brie successfully coached the 14 Elite 2013/2014 club team to a 9th place finish at the AAU National Championships in Florida. 14 Elite finished with an overall record of 46-18 with four tournament championships. They finished 11th at GLPL (out of 109 teams). They ranked 12th out of 260 in the Great Lakes Region and finished with a National Ranking of 240 out of 4,389 (top 6% in the nation).
Brie has spent the past 20 years as a successful coach and administrator for Junior Olympic clubs. She has qualified many teams for Junior Olympics and won a bronze medal with her 2001 17-1 boys team.
As a player, Brie competed at the collegiate level at both Western Michigan University and Lewis University. She was a 4x All American and led her team to a AAU National Championship as an 18.
Brie is married to Chad who is a Downers Grove High School Football/Baseball coach. They have 4 children, Quinn, Wyatt, Grier, and Easton.
Bridget Haack, Business Manager/Coach
Bridget has been the business mangager for Club 1 for the past 9 years. She has also spent 9 years working with our volley kids, volley league and summer camp programs. For the past 4 years she has coached in the 12U program and 14U program. This year she is coaching our 13 Skronkstrong and 15 white team.
Bridget is married to her husband Jim who is a Downers Grove North Basketball coach. They have 4 children, Matthew, Patrick, Kylie and Maxwell, as well as daughter-in-law Jenny and grandson, Owen.
Cory Sackett, Assistant Club Director/ College Recruit...
Cory Sackett has been with Club 1 since it started! Cory works in the Club 1 program as the Assistant Club Director and College Recruiting Coordinator. He most recently had a five year stint as the Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach at Purdue University Northwest (NCAA Division II) and Head Coach for Men's Club Volleyball at Purdue University Northwest. In the summer of 2017 Sackett lead his 16 Red team to the National Championship Match and finished as the National Runner up at AAU's. From that team there were 3 AAU All Americans, and 5 AAU Academic All Americans. Sackett’s teams found great success in 2015 as well as His Boys 17 Elite team won an AAU National Championship as well as the Bronze Championship at Boy’s Junior National Championships fishing as the #12 ranked team in the Country and #1 ranked team in the Midwest Region. He had 3 players deemed AAU All-Americans, 1 player name the AAU-All American Tournament MVP, and 1 player deemed an AAU Academic All American. Cory’s girls 16 Elite team placed 5th at the AAU National Championship’s. He had 1 player named to the AAU All-American team and 2 honored with an AAU Academic-All American award.
Cory was named to the AVCA Thirty Under 30 List in 2017, which is given out to the 30 most up and coming college coaches under the age of 30 across all levels of Collegiate Volleyball. He also was named a Double Goal Coach National Award Winner which is given out from the Positive Coaching Alliance for coaches who instill teaching life lessons and positive coaching through their respective sport.
Sackett spent time as an Assistant Men's Volleyball Coach at Dominican University in the 2013-2014 season prior to his appointment at Purdue.
A player first, Sackett spent 10 years competing in the sport of volleyball. He was a member of The Lewis University Club Team and played at Naperville Volleyball Club and Flyer’s Volleyball Club. At Lewis, Sackett played at the setter, libero and outside hitter positions.
While attending Neuqua Valley High School, he played defensive specialist and setter positions. In his career there, he led the Wildcats to back-to-back conference titles and back-to-back-to-back regional championships before graduating in 2006. His prep career honors included the Naperville Sun naming him Neuqua's Preseason Pivotal Player, was named a three-time captain, and deemed the 2006 comeback player of the year, after he returned from an ankle injury and lead the wildcats to post season success in his senior campaign.
Sackett graduated from Lewis University in December of 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal and social justice. He now resides in Joliet, Illinois with his wife Rachel and son James.
Bre Bona, Coach
This is Bre's first year coaching at Club 1. Bre began playing volleyball at the age of 10. Bre played club volleyball for Chicago Juniors where she was a setter. Bre played in the National and American divisions at the USAV Junior Olympics during her time with Chicago Jrs.
Bre graduated from John Carroll University in 2015. Bre currently works for one of the big four accounting firms in Chicago and coaches the girls 14 Royal team. Bre is very excited to be coaching and sharing her knowledge of the game with the girls.
Ali Cherry, Coach
Ali Cherry began her volleyball career at the age of 11 and joined her first club team at UNO VBC in the 13U program. In 2009, she joined Club 1 VBC in their first year on the 18 Red team.
She graduated from Minooka Community High School in 2010 where she played 4 years in multiple positions. She spent a majority of her time at MCHS as a right side hitter.
Ali continued to play at Aurora University as a defensive specialist (2010-2012). She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Health Science and minors in Chemistry, Biology, and Physiology.
Ali has been coaching volleyball for the past 6 years. This is her 4th year at Club 1. She has worked with the 14U, 15U, and 16U boys and girls programs.
Brad Graziano, Coach
Brad is a middle school health teacher in district 204 and this is his first season at Club 1. He has coached two years of 7th grade volleyball at the middle school where he teaches. Besides volleyball, Brad has 8 years of coaching basketball experience from first grade all the way through sophomores in high school. He graduated from Plainfield North in 2009 and Northern Illinois in 2015 with a teaching degree in Physical Education and Health Education.
Bob Hayes, Coach
Bob developed passion for volleyball in high school, played at a local club and began coaching for an 18U boys and 18U girls team while in college. He had the opportunity to be around some elite levels of play as a manager for the Men’s National Collegiate team in 1994, coordinating the Power League and coaching in several summer camps for multiple age groups. Once graduating from college, he focused on his family and career, but continued his passion for volleyball through play in adult leagues. He re-entered the coaching world 4 seasons ago with the 12’s here at Club 1 and has been coaching in our 13's program for the past 2 years. He is married to Kristen, and their family lives in Plainfield. They have 4 kids, Dustin, Kellynn, Jenna and Marissa.
Chris Hoelscer, Coach
- 2010: Head Volleyball Coach at Minooka High School-Led Indians to 25-7-1 record including SPC Conference Championship, West Aurora Tournament Championship, Minooka Invitational Championship, Normal Community Regional Championship (the school’s first since 1999) and Pekin Sectional Final appearance.
- 2004-2009 : Varsity assistant coach at Rosary High School (Aurora); 2007 went 14-0 /31-6 overall to win second SCC Conference Championship, teams won regionals in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 and reached sectional finals in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008. Helped guide 2004 team to 32-5 record and first ever SCC Conference Championship.
- 2010: Coached Uno 15 Elite that finished 25th in the National division at USAV Nationals in Reno, Nevada.
- 2009: Coached Uno 15 Elite that won the Great Lakes Region Qualifier to qualify for USAV Nationals in Miami, Florida. The team finished 35th in the National Division.
- 2008: Coached Uno 15 Elite team that finished 27th at USAV Nationals in Dallas, Texas.
- 2007: Inducted as an athlete into the East Aurora Athletic Hall of Fame.
- 2006: Coached Uno 15 Elite team that placed second at the Lonestar National Qualifier to qualify for the Junior Olympic National Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. The team finished 29th and won Flight #3 in the American Division at Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 2004: Coached Uno 17's team that finished 19th in American Division at USAV Nationals in Houston, Texas.
- 1999-2003: Head Coach at Wilmington High School, 2003 & 2002 Regional Champions (2002 was the school's first Regional Championship in 18 years.), I-8 conference champions 2000 & 2001. 1998-2002: Sixth grade coach at Stevens Middle School.
- 1998-99: Coached Stevens Middle School eighth grade team to fourth place finish at the IESA state tournament.
- 1998: Sophomore coach at Wilmington High School; I-8 conference co-champions.
- 1994-97: Head Coach at East Aurora. Built program into the largest girls' program in the school.
- 1993: Assistant coach at Aurora University.
- 1991-92: Sophomore coach at East Aurora.
- 1991: Returned to East Aurora as teacher/coach.
- 1990 graduate of Aurora University with degree in English/Secondary Education.
- 1989: Played four years volleyball at Aurora University, co-captain.
- 3 sport athlete at East Aurora High School.
- 3 year varsity starter at East Aurora High School.
- 1986: Senior Athlete of the Year at East Aurora High School.
- Married to Darryl Hoelscher. Two children: Emma and Zach. Lives in Shorewood
Jacki Kaluzny, Coach
Jacki Kaluzny graduated from Minooka Community High School in 2010. She was a three year varsity starter as an outside hitter and was a team captain her senior year. Jacki started playing club volleyball at the age of 12 for UNO VBC and also played at Avalanche VBC under Club 1 director Brie Issacson.
After her club volleyball career, Jacki received a scholarship to play at the collegiate. As a freshman, she started as an outside hitter at Salisbury University in Maryland. Now, as a sophomore, Jacki plays as a defensive specialist at Benedictine University where she studies business management.
This is Jacki's first year coaching for Club 1.
Paige Kovalcik, Coach
I graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy in 2014, and Illinois State University in 2018. I currently work for Staples Business Advantage as a Business to Business Sales Associate. I played Club Volleyball for six years, two of which were for Club 1. I started as a setter when I was young, and transitioned to a libero/ds. I am excited to be coaching and look forward to a fun year with everyone.
Chris Lincoln, Coach
Chris was born and raised in Joliet, Il. He attended Eastern Illinois University for his undergrad and Olivet Nazerene University for his masters.
Chris began coaching at Club 1 in summer of 2017. He recently coached Boys 16 Royal. He also coaches both boys and girls JV programs at Minooka Community High School. In 2016, he assisted Coral Berta at Minooka Junior High in winning the IESA state championship for 8th grade girls' volleyball in 2016.
Coach Lincoln has been teaching for seven years and is currently teaching at Minooka Intermediate School. Along with this, Chris teaches classes at the University of Saint Francis and is a certified personal trainer at Inwood Athletic Club.
Chris and his wife have two daughters and a chocolate lab.
Marcia Malek, Coach
Marcia Malek has coached volleyball at the club level, high school level, and college level. She coached at 2nd City Volleyball for 5 years and was the assistant to the 15's team that took 5th at Junior Olympics. She coached the 16's and 14's at Avalanche Volleyball Club. Last year in the first season of Club 1, Marcia's 16's team took 5th place at AAU's and she had an All-American.
Marcia was the assistant varsity volleyball coach at Munster High School in Indiana. She also was the assistant varsity volleyball coach at Planifield North High School in 2007.
After graduating from Benedictine University in Lisle, with a degree in Elementary Education, Marcia became the Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Dominican University. She coached the women for 2 years and the men for 1 year.
As a player, Marcia played 4 years in high school at the varsity level. Marcia played club volleyball for 2nd City Volleyball Club. She went onto play at Benedictine University for 4 years, was the team captain for her junior and senior year. Marcia also played softball for Benedictine.
Marcia currently resides in Plainfield, with her husband Ted, and 3 kids, Emma (5), TJ (4), and Grace (3).
Jennifer Malone, Coach
Jennifer Malone has been coaching girls’ volleyball for the past 7 years. She has been with Club 1 every year from the beginning, taking only last year off from coaching. Jennifer started coaching 15U and then moved to 12U and 13U. This year she will be coaching 14U. In 2007, Jennifer was the Sophomore coach at Plainfield North High School. She led the Tigers to a 12-1 conference record, placing them first in their sophomore conference and first place in the Plainfield North Sophomore Invitational.
Jennifer has been playing volleyball for the past 20 years. She was a member of Windy City and Smash volleyball clubs. While attending Maria High School in Chicago, Jennifer played Outside Hitter and Defensive Specialist positions. She finished her senior year at Plainfield High School after moving out to Plainfield with her family. She joined the Varsity Wildcats starting as a Middle Hitter.
After high school, she attended Robert Morris College and graduated in 2000 with a degree in Graphic Arts. Jennifer is currently working in Yorkville as a project manager.
Since college, she has continued to play indoor volleyball through competitive leagues at Great Lakes Center in Aurora. For the past 10 years, Jennifer has been playing and training in sand volleyball and has participated in women’s and co-ed doubles tournaments at North Avenue Beach in Chicago and in the suburbs.
Jennifer lives in Aurora with her husband John and their 3 dogs and 4 cats. When she’s not playing volleyball, she is rescuing animals.
“I am very proud and excited to be a part of Club 1. Being part of the team is more that just learning how to play the game. It’s about becoming a better athlete physically and mentally. Being a team player on and off the court is a value I hope each young lady can take away from this season. I am committed to bringing my experience, as well as my positive, competitive coaching skills to help each of your daughters grow and be successful!”
Jack Martens, Coach
My name is Jack Martens and I wanted to introduce myself as a coach here at Club 1 Volleyball. I have been coaching for over 10 years, at Club 1 for over 4. I initially started coaching volleyball at a small private school in 2008 where I was the assistant to the varsity coach. I started coaching club at SPVB before finding my second home here at Club 1. I have worked mainly with 13’s, 14’s, and 15’s. Additionally, I have been the sophomore coach at multiple different high schools. I am an IMPACT, ASEP IHSA and PCA certified coach.
One of my greatest coaching honors was being named one of the National finalist for the 2017 Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach awards. This was such an honor as I was nominated by my previous players and parents. I always strive to impact the lives of the players so they can reach their fullest potential.
One of my most memorable matches was a few years ago. I had a 15's team that we were down 20 to 8 in the 1st set. The team fought to come back and win that set. I love the never give up attitude that was needed to pull out that win.
My mission as a coach is always to challenge each individual, develop not only a strong foundation of skills but mentally preparing themselves for the challenges they will face on and off court while having a good time. I will push each player to do their best. I will also encourage them to think for themselves and increase their volleyball IQ. I love to coach volleyball and help each child reach their full potential as a player. I want each player to learn to push themselves outside of their comfort box. I love to set a goal for a team and have them push past it. I will always raise the bar to challenge the players.
I currently reside in Shorewood IL. I am married to Brenda. We have 2 grown kids. We have 2 dogs. A mastiff named Peanut and rot mix named Monster.
Ryan Martin, Coach
Though Ryan is a new coach to Club 1, he brings plenty of knowledge and experience to our program. Ryan played high school and club volleyball, and continued on to be a four year varsity volleyball player at St. Ambrose University. Upon graduating college, he joined the St. Ambrose University volleyball staff as Varsity Assistant Coach/Junior Varsity Head Coach where he assisted the Fighting Bees in their bid to the NAIA national tournament and top 6 national ranking. After taking a 4 year hiatus, Ryan returned to coaching at Southwest Chi-Town VBC and coached the 16U team for one year. Following that season, Ryan began coaching 7th grade girls and 7th grade boys volleyball at Mokena Junior High School. It was at Mokena where he began coaching with the Lincoln-Way High Schools as well. At first he coached the freshmen boys volleyball team at Lincoln-Way North, but after that school closed in 2016, Ryan moved over to Lincoln-Way Central High School where he has been the sophomore girls head coach and varsity boys assistant coach ever since. In the same year that Lincoln-Way North closed, Ryan accepted a new position with Troy 30c School District located in Plainfield, IL. He now coaches the 7th grade girls volleyball team at Troy since making that transition.
In addition to volleyball, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and his 6 kids, Lilliana, Isabella, Sophia, Max, Adriana, and Vivia. In the off chance Ryan has some free time, he also loves to compete in bass fishing tournaments, watch Chicago sports (except for the cubs), and play the ukulele.
Megan Mcmillin, Coach
Megan McMillin, played for Club 1 volleyball during their opening season in 2009. She has played volleyball competitively since she was 12 years old. Now, she is extremely excited to begin her journey as a coach for Club 1.
Coach Megan played division 1 volleyball at Southeastern Louisiana University from 2010-2014. She lead her team as a captain for 3 consecutive years. She played Libero and remains 7th in the school’s history for digs. During her time at Southeastern, she was named as an honorable mention for All-Southland Conference in 2012 and earned honors as a Second-Team Southland Conference All-Academic pick for 2012 and 2013.
Megan has a variety of experiences as a volleyball coach. She has previously coached summer volleyball camps for the university and local high schools, two seasons of club volleyball, and one season of 8th grade volleyball for St. Joseph Catholic School in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
When Megan is not coaching, she works as a Speech-Language Pathologist for Joliet Public School District. She enjoys reading, traveling, and being a cat mom. She is extremely passionate about volleyball, and continues to play competitively whenever she can!
Lexi O'Boyle, Coach
Lexi O’Boyle has been coaching volleyball for the past 7 years. This is her 5th season at Club 1. This past fall she coached at Plainfield East High School as their head JV girl’s coach and one of the assistants to the varsity team.
Lexi has been playing volleyball for the last 15 years and played for UNO VBC. She played at Plainfield South High School where she was a setter for varsity all 4 years. Lexi graduated from Plainfield South in 2011. In her career she broke the career assists.
After high school, Lexi attended Aurora University where she played volleyball all 4 years. At Aurora, she had also broke the record for assists and most aces. Lexi graduated December 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Communications. After her 4 years at Aurora University, Lexi accepted the Graduate Assistant position for women’s volleyball. Lexi graduated with her masters in Social Work in May of 2017.
Lexi is currently engaged with 3 dogs, she also has four other siblings. One who coaches and used to play at club 1 and the other who used to play at club 1 before. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends!
Lyssie O'Boyle, Coach
Lyssie O’Boyle has been coaching volleyball for the past 3 years at Club 1. She has been playing volleyball for the past 11 years and played at Club 1 since she was 14. Lyssie played at Plainfield South where she was a setter all 4 years and broke the career aces record. She graduated from Plainfield South in 2015. Lyssie is currently a student at Benedictine University, where she plays volleyball and is studying Elementary and Special Education. When she graduates she hopes to teach in the primary grade levels. She enjoys coaching at Club 1 because of the atmosphere and the closeness it brings.
Katelyn O'Grady, Coach
Katelyn O'Grady has been coaching volleyball for the past 3 years, with this being her first season with Club 1. She began playing volleyball at age 11, and played for UNO VBC for 8 years. She graduated from Providence Catholic High School in 2012, where she played as an outside and libero during her 4 years.
Katelyn went on to receive her Bachelor's in Allied Health Sciences and Psychology from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is currently completing her clinical internships for her
Master's degree in Occupational Therapy also from Grand Valley. She hopes to one day work at a children's hospital.
Katelyn is the oldest of the four O'Grady children, all of whom played or are still playing volleyball. Her brother previously played at Club 1, and her youngest sister is currently a member of the 16U
program. She loves reading, hiking, kayaking, and playing with her dog, Snoopy.
Kendall Rivecco, Coach
Kendall fell in love with the game of volleyball when she was 10 years old and has been playing ever since. Her career began by playing volleyball in middle school and then later going onto club volleyball when she was in 8th grade. She then continued on to play volleyball in high school for Plainfield Central all the while still playing club. She graduated from Plainfield Central in 2016 and went on to sign with JJC for two years to play volleyball. She is now earring her degree in business. Kendall coached our 14 girls last year and had a great season. Last year was her first season with us and this year she will continue with the 14's as well as have a team in our 15's! This will be her second-year coaching club and she is beyond excited for the season ahead. Position wise, Kendall has played a little bit of everything during her career. This has allowed her to gain a better understanding of the different positions. Her main position however is a defensive specialist. She believes that defense is one of the most important positions because without it, a play would not begin. Kendall lives in Plainfield with her parents Joe and Kerry, two sisters Isabel and Emma, and dogs Bruno and Benny.
Melissa Ryan, Coach
This is Melissa's first year coaching at Club 1. She has been playing volleyball since the age of 12 and is very excited to pass on her knowledge and love of the game to others!
She spent the majority of her volleyball career as an outside hitter, but has experience everywhere in the front row as well as defensively. She graduated from Plainfield South High school in 2016 where she played volleyball for all four years, as well as competing at the club level.
Her freshman year was spent at Hannibal-LaGrange University (NAIA) where she earned American Midwest Conference All-Conference Honers. Her Sophomore year she transferred to Joliet Junior College and played for the wolves where she earned a spot on the NJCAA Region IV Volleyball all region team. She plans to transfer in the fall to a local university to finish my degree in accounting and finance.
Melissa currently lives in Plainfield with her parents Mike and Melinda, and siblings Meghan and Jack as well as her dogs Molly and Sugar.
Jordan Taylor, Coach
Jordan has been coaching at Club 1 for three years. He has coached in the 16s/17s for boys, as well as 13s for girls. He also helps with our leagues. Jordan played at Club 1 for two years in our boys program and also played on varsity for three years at Plainfield East High School.
Lauren Trone, Coach
Lauren grew up in Shorewood. She graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy, where she played four years of volleyball and basketball. Lauren attended Western Illinois University, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration.
Starting in 2010, Lauren coached three seasons of volleyball at Wilmington High School. In 2011, Lauren started coaching at Uno VBC. While coaching there, she led a 14u team to win the Asics Junior National Volleyball Championship held at Navy Pier (2013) and won a 14u regional bid USA Volleyball Nationals Championship (2014). Lauren coached sophomore girls’ volleyball at Aurora Central Catholic for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
In 2015, Lauren joined the Club 1 family. During the 2016-2017 season at Club 1, she coached the 14 Red girls team to winning Silver bracket (14/129) at AAU National Championships, the 16 Royal girls finishing in silver bracket (21/128) at AAU National Championships, and the 16 Red boys team to winning Bronze bracket (17/85) at USA Volleyball National Championships. Lauren currently resides in Romeoville with her husband Ryan and their children; Morgan, Kiera, and Violet.
Rhonda Williams, Coach
Rhonda (Byrd) Williams played Div1 AA Volleyball for Grambling State University , where she was a 4-year starter, 2-year All Conference, 2-Year Team Captain, and 1995 SWAC Championship All-Team Honorable Mentioned.
Rhonda has been coaching juniors volleyball for thirteen years. Within Great lakes Region, she has coached for POV and West Suburban Volleyball Clubs.
At the High School level, she was JV Coach & Asst. Varsity Coach for Danville High for two years, and Asst Varsity Coach at First Baptist Christian School for two years. Recently, Rhonda accepted the role of Volleyball Director for the Heritage YMCA Volleyball program at the Fieldhouse in Naperville .
Aside from volleyball, Rhonda is married to Cedric Williams, Coach at Metea Valley High School , and she has two children Zeke (5) and Luke (3). She has a Master’s degree in English from Louisiana Tech University , and she is working on her PhD in Lit & Film at NIU.
Mark Yager, Coach
Mark has spent the past 20 years coaching volleyball in both the Naperville and Aurora community school districts. For ten years he was a junior varsity or varsity coach for Naperville Central High School. While there he assisted the boys’ volleyball team to their first state championship. He also spent four years coaching in both the boys and girls volleyball program at Waubonsie Valley High School.
Additionally, Mark has coached for multiple club volleyball programs over the years. He is now in his 5th year coaching for Club 1. He has also run the beach volleyball program for Club 1 for the past two years.
As a player, Mark played at the varsity level for his high school in Kouts, Indiana. He continued to play competitive volleyball throughout college and still competes today in co-ed and men’s doubles sand tournaments and indoor leagues.
Mark is a physical education teacher at Fischer Middle School for Indian Prairie School District 204. He has been teaching and coaching multiple sports in this district for over 20 years. He has an education degree from Ball State University and master’s degree in physical education from Chicago State University.
Mark has coached his two children Emma and Wyatt with his wife Amy in over three dozen volleyball, soccer and basketball teams through the Naperville Park District and local YMCA.