Thunder Volleyball Coaching Staff
Jamie Wozniak took the reigns of the Thunder program in 2010.
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 she was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as one of the 2010 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 last 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.
Justin Wells joins the Trine Volleyball Staff as the assistant coach for the 2011 season. Coach Wells will become the offensive coordinator for Thunder and assist in recruiting.
“We are extremely excited to have Justin on board,” head coach Jamie Wozniak said. “He is an experienced coach with an in-depth understanding of the game. Justin will be a great asset and a key factor in taking this program to the next level.”
As a player, Wells played two seasons for Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. During his career as a setter, the team went to NAIA Nationals where they finished 3rd both years. In his final year at Stritch, Wells accepted an Intern position with the Men’s volleyball team and again helped the team to a 3rd straight NAIA Nationals.
Wells graduated from Cardinal Stritch with a Bachelors of Arts in psychology. After college, Wells coached at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., and for the Fort Wayne Volleyball Club. Wells has worked at many Division I summer camps including, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Northwestern.
“I am excited to bring my knowledge of the game to a team that is making great strides in the right direction to become a powerhouse in their conference,” Wells says.