COACHES & STAFF
Director, U14 & U18 Solar
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!"
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!
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.
U15 Solar Assistant Coach
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Mandi Van Liere
15 Solar Girls Coach
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This is Mandi's fourth 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 4 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
U18 Solar Assistant 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.
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; 5 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.
16 Lunar Girls Coach
Contact Coach Kempf
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 to watch the growth and development of our young players into strong volleyball players.
Coach - assistant multiple levels
Contact Coach Hoffman
Coach Hoffmann has 20 years experience coaching volleyball through levels of varsity , junior varsity and almost every level of USA Junior Volleyball. Amy also played volleyball for UW-Platteville. Coaching volleyball, teamwork and self-discipline for improvement are priorities for Coach Hoffmann as well as enhancing a love of the game.
16 Solar Girls Coach
Contact Coach Dowden
Coach Dowden grew up with volleyball. His mother was a volleyball coach and he started attending games and practices with her when he was 6. He played competitively starting in 6th grade. He still plays in tournaments throughout the year. He most recently coached 13-16 Boys Volleyball in Madison. He was also a WIAA Volleyball Referee in High School and while attending the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Coach Everts is a wife, mom of five kids (4 grown), and a substitute 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