Michelle has coached top teams and assisted our athletes and families through the recruiting process at Team Indiana since 2005. Since then, she has coached a top team ranging in age from 15-18. Since 2008, Michelle has been a consistent coaching presence in the 17s & 18s age group. To date, Michelle has coached 14 players who have been recognized as All-Americans.
In addition to over 20 years of club coaching Michelle has also coached collegiately. She was a graduate assistant for IUPUI (2002), where she focused on recruiting correspondence, on-court training, and game film exchange. She was also an assistant coach at Marian University (2003, 2004) where her primary responsibilities included player development, recruiting, and the strength and conditioning program.
As the recruiting coordinator for Team Indiana since 2005, with a 100% success rate of providing our athletes and families an opportunity to play at the college level, she has guided over 250 players and families through the recruiting process. A former Division 1 volleyball student-athlete she also has experience coaching & recruiting at the DIV I and NAIA level and is passionate about helping athletes find the right fit. She and Rich also founded and manage the annual Showcase. Help with recruiting or skills videos can be obtained by contacting her at [email protected].
Having been active in club volleyball since 1993 both as a player and as a coach, Michelle’s roots began in Kentucky playing for KJVA, now KIVA. She also played with Derby City in Southern Indiana. Michelle graduated in 1998 from New Albany High School and moved to Indianapolis to attend IUPUI on a volleyball scholarship.
As an IUPUI Jaguar, Michelle helped lead her team to the Mid-Continent Conference championship her junior year, earning Second Team All-Conference and All-Tournament accolades. She served as team co-captain as a senior and was also honored with her third consecutive Academic All-Conference award.
Michelle finished her collegiate career with her name occupying numerous single match and career rankings in the IUPUI record book. She ranks in the top 10 for kills, attempts, hitting percentage, and block assists for a single match, as well as being among the leaders in total and average kills and attempts for a career.
Off the court Michelle is the Vice President of Talent and Communications for Storage Solutions (Westfield, IN), she has been there since 2006. She is also a certified Les Mills BodyPump instructor at the Fishers YMCA. They currently reside in Fishers, IN with her husband, Rich; daughter, Haley; and son, Carson.