Alan Capps

Director, U13 & U15 Solar

Girls Coach

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Coach Capps brings both excitement and energy to his coaching and is always working to make every player reach a higher level.  He has coached winning teams that have played in China, Australia, Italy and Brazil.  He believes that the key to being a successful volleyball player is to learn the fundamentals, and passionately apply them!  He is in his 22nd year of coaching volleyball.  His favorite quote is, "Know your limits, then break through them!"

Patty Hotchkiss

U12 Girls Coach


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Coach Hotchkiss has worked as an EMT for Hartford Fire and Rescue from 2014 to present. She also served on the school board for 7 years and has volunteered as a youth soccer coach for the 10 years. Patty has also coached middle school volleyball for the past 14+ years, currently at Erin School as well as Central Middle School in the past. Coach Hotchkiss believes in teaching and coaching young athletes proper technique. She looks forward to working with the girls and helping them develop their skills.

Lanae Weyer

14 Solar Assistant Coach

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Coach Lanae's spark for volleyball started in 5th grade and has continued through high school and college and still plays competitively. She believes in pulling out the best in each player, turning "I can't" into "I did it!".  Coaching highlights include winning The Seton Championship along with many conference championships; 6 years coaching high school girls VC, Eclipse VC coach for 5 years, 12 years coaching 5-8th grade girls and boys VB, worked in nutrition 15 yrs, strength and conditioning for 12 yrs.

Coach Lanae is also a CAP I Certified Coach and working on CAP II certification.

Diane Capps

Apparel Coordinator

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Diane Capps has been assisting with the club since the beginning and enjoys being a part of it, though mostly behind the scenes. She is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have, assist with apparel, and collect payment for dues. If sending payment or correspondence, please submit to Eclipse Volleyball Club, 343 W Rossman Street, Hartford, WI  53027.  Thank You!

Mandi Van Liere

U14  Solar Girls Coach

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This is Mandi's fifth year at Eclipse. Mandi has coached middle school to high school volleyball at a private school in Decatur, Il before moving to Wisconsin. She enjoys watching girls progress with the love of the sport and seeing their hard work pay off. 

Outside of volleyball, Mandi is currently a process engineer working in Juneau for the last 5 years. She also played volleyball throughout middle school, high school and a year at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 


CAP 1 Certified Coach

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Robin Kempf

U15 Lunar Girls Coach


Coach Kempf started assistant coaching when his daughter was in middle school where he coached for 1 year.  He then moved to the high school and coach JV2 at Sheboygan Lutheran for the past 3 years. He thoroughly enjoys it.  He enjoys watching the growth and development of our young players into strong volleyball players.

Tana Everts


Coaching U16 Solar Girls


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Coach Everts is a wife, mom of five kids, (3 college athletes), and a former teacher. Everyone in the family plays volleyball, as well as other sports. Tana has her degree in physical education and health and has been coaching for 25+ years. She has coached five-year-olds to adult club and all levels in between.  Here are a few highlights of Coach Everts’ volleyball coaching experience:

● Hartford High School JV Head Coach (6 seasons)

● Eclipse VBC -volunteered and coached since its inception; U12-U17

● VB Coach at St. Kilian School: 5-8th, Girls & Boys teams; 10 years

● CAP I Certified Coach

Faith Hart

U17/18 Solar Coach

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Coach Hart is a CNA and a mother to her daughter Skylynn. Faith has played volleyball since 5th grade and went on to play college ball at Alverno College. She has been coaching for 8+ years at various age levels from 11s to 17s. Faith loves sharing her passion and love for the game. She likes to instill a sense of family and teamwork with her teams and help the girls feel confident in themselves to grow as a person and player.

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Mark Braun
17/18 Solar Assistant Coach



My name is Mark Braun. I am married and have 4 amazing children. I am entering my second year as assistant coach with the Eclipse Volleyball Club. I've also had experience coaching at the JV level for our local High School for the past 2 years. I am extremely grateful for this coaching opportunity with Eclipse Volleyball and look forward to being part of this journey where players can expect a high level of play and intense competitions. I have a passion for volleyball and enjoy seeing what players can achieve through hard work, commitment. teamwork and advanced skills development. "Set your goals high and don't stop until you get there." Best of luck this upcoming club season!