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 an Asics team ranging in age from 15-18. Since 2008, Michelle has been a consistent coaching presence with 17 Asics. To date, Michelle has coached 12 players who have been recognized as All-Americans.
In addition to 19 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, she has guided over 150 players and families through the recruiting process. She and Rich also founded and manage the annual Showcase. Help with recruiting or skills tapes can be obtained by contacting her at [email protected].
TEAM INDIANA ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2017 – Elite 17 Asics “FORCE” finished 2nd in MLK Challenge. Finished 2nd at Nike Pres Day tourney in St. Louis. Won TI Classic 18 Open divsion. Finished as 3rd 17s team in 17/18 MEPL. End the season with a 13th place 17 Open finish at AAU and 5 “FORCE” commitments during the season!
2016 – Elite 17 Asics “Cyclones” won the 17/18 Open division of the MLK Challenge. Finished 3rd in 17 Open at the Central Zone Invitational. Finished 9th in 17 Open at MEQ. Finished as 3rd 17s team in MEPL. Won the 17/18 Open division at the Team Indiana Classic. Closed out the season with a 10th place finish in the 17 Open division at AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando.
2015 – Elite 17 Asics “Ambush” finished Runner-Up at JVA President’s Day in the Music City 18 Open & Team Indiana Classic 18 Open. Concluded the season with a 17th place finish at AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championship – 17 Open.
2014 -Elite 18 Open Seniors “Toxic” began the season with a Runner-Up Finish at the MLK Challenge. Finished Top 10 in the Mideast Power League. Runner-Up at the Team Indiana Exposure Event and concluded the season with a 26th place finish at AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championship in the 18 Open divison.
2013 – Elite 17 Asics “Insanity” kicked off the season by winning the Team Indiana President’s Day 18 Open Division. Finished in the top 5 17s team in the 17/18 division of the Mideast Power League earning the 2nd consecutive invite to the JVA Power League Championships. Finished 21st at AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships in the 17 Open division.
2012 – Elite 17 Asics “Instinct” finished as the 2nd 17s team in the in the 17/18s division of the Mideast Power League earning an invite to the JVA Power League Championships. Finished 5th at the Bluegrass Tournament (17 Open). Runner-up in the 18 Open division of the Indy Juniors Classic. And a top 25 finish at AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships in the 17 Open division.
2011 – 17-1 “Blackout” achieved a Pool A finish in the 17/18s division of the Mideast Power League and a a top 25 finish at AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships in the 17 Open division.
2010 – 17-1 “Tenacity” achieved numerous high finishes throughout the year at multiple events. 3rd at Indy Juniors Classic.
2009—17-1 “Toxic” achieved numerous top ten finishes throughout the year at multiple events. (Central Zones, MAVA Open Challenge, Bluegrass Pre-Qualifier, Indy Juniors Classic, the Team Indiana Classic and more)
2008—17-1 “TNT” highlighted a great season with top ten finishes at the AAU National Championships (5th) and JVDA National Championships (8th). TNT also won the Bluegrass Pre-Qualifier in Louisville.
2007—15-1 “Toucans” had top ten finishes at the MidEast Qualifier and Colorado Crossroads Qualifier. The Toucans earned their bid to USA Junior Olympics by finishing second at the Hoosier Regional Championships.
2006—16-1 “SWAT” became the first Team Indiana team to qualify in the Open division at USA Junior Olympics by finishing 2nd at the Northern Lights Qualifier. She also assisted Rich Coleman, her husband, with the National Championship team, 18-1 Terminators.
2005—18-1 “Turtles” finished 3rd in the 18 American Division at the USA Junior Olympics, and Michelle assisted Rich with the 17-1 Bulldogs team that finished 2nd in the 17 American Division.
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 Communications for Storage Solutions (Westfield, IN), she has been there since 2006. She currently resides in Fishers, IN with her husband, Rich; daughter, Haley; and son, Carson.