Coaches

Melissa Holm

My name is Melissa Finkbeiner Holm. I was born and raised in this beautiful state, Montana. I have been married to the best husband, Jon, since August 2012. We have a son , Landen, and a dog , Roscoe that I both adore. Along with being a coach I love being a wife and mother. I am a personal trainer and food health advisor through the ISSA.  Health and being fit play a huge role in my life. I also own my own residential and commercial cleaning business. This year will be my eigth year coaching for CVVC. I played volleyball in high school, graduating from Belgrade High School in 2007. I also participated in club volleyball during high school as well.  Volleyball is one of my true loves  along with, hiking, running, jetskiing, fishing, hunting, skiing, camping, boating, golfing, photography, and spending time with family and friends. I am a true Montana girl, so anything  active and or outside.. I’m game!  I love coaching the girls. My goal every year is to make all the girls improve their volleyball skills/knowledge and become a better teammate. I will push the girls both mentally and physically so they can reach their potential on and off the court. I expect the girls to give me their best as I will give them mine. I am looking forward to coaching and getting to know all the girls this season!!!!

Tamara Burdette

My name is Tamara Brechtelsbauer. I was raised in Harrison, Michigan. I moved to Bozeman in May 2014. I live here with my husband Justin, our 10 month

old son Xavier and our 2 little dogs and cat, Zeus, Nahla and CC.  I graduated from Harrison High School in 1999. I played basketball, volleyball and softball. After graduation I played co-ed volleyball until 2014, I was an assistant volleyball coach for the high school JV team 1999-2001. In 2002 I was asked to coach the 8th grade girls’ volleyball team and the girls JV softball team. I coached 8th grade from 2002-2014 and it was the best time I ever had. I also, assistant coached for the Varsity team for 3 years. This is my 3rd year coaching at CVVC, I love teaching young athletes, on how to become better players and teammates. I love seeing the improvement in young volleyball players. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be part of a great program.
Brit Murphy
My name is Brit Murphy. I was born and raised in Jackson, WY, where I played high school, club, and Junior Olympic volleyball from middle school through graduation. My dog, Leo, and I moved to Bozeman in 2011 to attend Montana State University, where I received my BS in Psychology, including a minor in Sports Coaching. [GO CATS, GO!] I began coaching for Big Sky Volleyball Club in 2012, where I coached each year until this past season. I took a year off of coaching due to a couple of moves, and cannot wait to be back in the gym again! I believe that no one player can win a volleyball game alone. The will to win is important, but the total development of each individual towards a common goal is far more important. I believe that developing individuals to function successfully as a team is the key element to a notable season. My coaching philosophy is to coach in a positive way that promotes confidence and self-worth in my players. I will be coaching the 14A team, and am excited to share my volleyball passion and experience with my new club family this season!
Ashley Newell

My name is Ashley Newell. I was born and raised in the Mojave Desert. I played volleyball in junior high and high school. I moved to NewellMontana in 2006 to attend MSU and become a bobcat. I graduated with an agriculture education degree and took a job at Park High School where I also coach JV volleyball. I have been married to my wonderful husband James for seven years. We own a construction company in the Gallatin Valley. This year I took a break from teaching to help manage our company. There are so many great things to do in our beautiful state and I love being outside, riding horses, but volleyball is by far may favorite activity. I believe that athletics enhances you as a person and enhances leadership, teamwork, and work ethic. I am very excited to coach for CVVC this year and look forward to many wonderful opportunities with my team and our club as a whole.

Johnni Meirhofer

My name is Johnni Meirhofer, I was born in California but moved to Montana at the young age of 5 so consider my self a native to Montana. I graduated from ManJ_Meirhoferhattan High School in 2008, after graduating I went right to work in a preschool in Bozeman and have loved teaching the youngest generation for the last 8 years! I met my husband Jeremy in 2009 and we got married in 2012.  This will be my third year coaching with Central Valley Volleyball. Before coaching volleyball I coached softball in Manhattan for several years. As a coach I have always tried to not only enhance the athlete’s playing ability, but also teach them the importance of working as a team, showing up and working hard, skills that they can carry with them long after the last play. Outside of coaching I enjoy being outside and enjoying this wonderful state we live, going to concerts, camping and all that goes with it! I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I’m looking forward to this season and I can’t wait to get to know the girls and make some fun memories together!

Alyssa GouletA_Goulet

My name is Alyssa and I will be coaching the 16’s B Team.  I played for CVVC since I was in 6th grade, and I have been part of their coaching program for the last two years.  I enjoy volleyball and am knowledgeable about the fundamentals, skills, and rules.  In my volleyball playing time I was on the “B” team several times, and it holds a special place in my heart so I am excited to take this coaching role for the 2016 season.  I plan on pushing the girls to their potential, while having a fun season.  Thank you for allowing me to coach your daughters, and being part of CVVC.

 

 

Hi Central Valley – I’m Lindsey. I grew up in Ogden, UT where I first fell in love with volleyball. I played throughout middle school and high school and played on competitive USAV teams. I then played at Carroll College in Helena for a couple of years before I started coaching. In my volleyball career, I’ve played outside hitter, middle blocker, defensive specialist, and opposite. Since 2008, I have coached 16 teams in Helena, Manhattan, and Bozeman. I married my husband, Jesse, in the fall of 2016. I took about a year off from coaching for our wedding and to enjoy being newlyweds.
I moved to Bozeman after I graduated in 2010 with a double major in Business and Health & Physical Education. I currently work in the Home Office at Murdoch’s as an eMerchandising SEO Specialist. When I’m not working or in the gym playing or coaching, I love to spend time outdoors with Jesse and Niko, our dog. On the weekends you can find us hiking, backpacking, fishing, and exploring. I love reading, game nights with friends, going to concerts and rodeos, travelling, and going to weddings.  I am so excited to get back to coaching – I love sharing my knowledge, love, and passion of the game and watching the girls learn and grow. Here’s to a great season!

 

Britney May

My name is Britney May and this will be my first year coaching for CVVC. I grew up in Billings and played volleyball from 6thgrade through high school.   I played club for Montana Juniors and season for the Senior High team. I was coached by some phenomenal coaches and I am very grateful to have had the experience I did. Volleyball was always my sanctuary and I hope to pass that love along to your girls. I lived in Monterey, California for a couple years while my husband finished serving in the Marine Corps, we are very happy to be back in Montana! We have a 6 year old daughter, Aliyah, who loves piano, ballet, and cross country skiing. During the day I work at the Cancer Center as a Financial Case Manager; I find ways for patients to afford cancer treatment. My husband is at MSU finishing up his degree in Computer Science. When I’m not working or running Aliyah around I love to be active outside with my family and our dog. I am looking forward to this season!