Thunder Volleyball Coaching Staff
Jamie Wozniak took the reigns of the Thunder program in 2010. In just three season the Trine Volleyball team completed their best season in school history, finishing 18-12. For the second straight year, the team has garnered a fourth place MIAA conference finish earning them an MIAA tournament berth. Not since the 1986 and 1987 seasons have the Thunder had back-to-back winning seasons. A key to these successes has been having two players named to the All-MIAA team each of the past two years, another first for the program.
Coach Wozniak has shown great success in developing the Victors Volleyball club program, and successful experience as the head coach of elite and national teams. She was previously an assistant coach at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where she recruited one of the largest incoming classes in the 27-year history of the program.
In February of 2010 she was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as one of the Thirty Under 30 Award recipients. The award honors up-and-coming volleyball coaches younger than 30 years old in the sport at all levels of the game.The AVCA highlighted her efforts in mentoring two players to all-conference status that season.
During her tenure as a player at Michigan-Dearborn, she played outside hitter and was a solo captain for two of the most successful seasons in the history of the program. She was Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) player of the week, won the Michigan-Dearborn Coaches’ Award twice, was a member of the WHAC all-conference team in 2006 and earned the Special Program Achievement Award in 2007.
She looks to set the bar high for the Thunder, with a commitment to fundamentals, hard work and operating as a unit.
Her excitement is contagious. “I love the game of volleyball. I love to continue to learn. I love to deal in the X’s and O’s and everything that the game entails. I love the competition and I’ll find a way to get it done,” she said.
Melissa Hall and Holly Danklefsen