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Damien Evans: Founder/Director

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Damien is the current Varsity Boys coach at Cedarburg High School, where he helped found the program in 2014.  He is USAV CAP Level 1 certified and has been involved in competitive volleyball for over 35 years. He started his career playing at Madison East High School and continued into his 20s and 30s at UW-Milwaukee and later with men's USAV teams.  He has continued to play and mentor younger players since then in all formats from the beach to the hard court. He resides in Cedarburg with his wife Paula and their three children, and is committed to growing the game for boys in Southeast Wisconsin which is why he founded OVC in 2016.  Coach Damien is actively engaged with all teams at OVC.

Tom Scherrer: Co-Director

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Tom is the current Varsity Boys coach at Homestead High School. This will be his 5th year coaching at OVC, 2nd year as Co-Director, with 3 successful trips to Nationals. His coaching career started with Trojan Volleyball Club (now Spike) in 2008 and includes 4 years (JV) with Shorewood HS. Last year, he helped to start the Port Washington HS Boys Volleyball Club in his current hometown of Port Washington, where he resides with his wife, Ashley and their three boys. Previous to coaching volleyball, he enjoyed success playing libero for Wauwatosa West HS and UW-Milwaukee. At Ozaukee Volleyball Club, Coach Tom is actively engaged with all teams.

Antonio Evans - Treasurer

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Antonio is a former All-State outside hitter, and 4 year varsity starter at Cedarburg.  His club playing experience includes Spike, MVC, and OVC (where his team won the first Nationals bid ever received by the club!).  Antonio currently plays on the men's volleyball team at Concordia University, and just won a National Championship with our 16s team at AAU Nationals!  This will be his fifth year coaching with OVC.

Joey Karcher

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Coach Joey is the JV head coach at Greenfield High School, where he played not too long ago himself, and is taking on season 2 for OVC head on. He started with OVC in 2022 and comes back more ready than ever to coach again. With an All Conference Honorable Mention award and team MVP under his belt from playing in his high school career, he's ready to help improve players game with what he knows and is committed to learning everyday. With going to UW-Milwaukee for civil engineering, he is uses his statistic skills, and awesome energy to make the best improvements to the team and players.

Thomas Martin (TMart)

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This will be Tom’s first year coaching at OVC. Tom grew up in the Mequon-Thiensville School District, starting his volleyball career at Lake Shore middle school and continued to play 4 years at Homestead high school and Power Alley Volleyball Club. After high school, he went on to play club at UW-Milwaukee. Throughout his playing career, he spent time starting at each position on the court which gives him well rounded knowledge of the game. Most of his coaching experience comes from various teams in the MTSD including at 1 year at Lakeshore and 5 years at Homestead where he currently holds the Varsity Assistant position. Coach Tom currently lives in downtown Milwaukee with his fiancée Carlie and two dogs, Billie and Gus.

Adam Lopata

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This will be Adam’s second year coaching an indoor team at OVC. Adam played high school volleyball at Germantown High School where he was an All-Conference libero and played in 2 State Championship matches, winning the title in 2018.  He played his college career at the University of Jamestown where he was GPAC All-Conference, and also named Libero of the Year in 2023.  Adam's endless energy and enthusiasm has been a mainstay of our summer sand camp where he has worked for the past 4 years.  This season he will be joining our coaching staff for the indoor club while he works on his doctoral degree at Concordia University and helps coach their men's team as their Graduate Assistant.  Adam also just coached his OVC 15s team to a 2nd place finish at USAV Nationals in Dallas, TX!  We are super lucky to have Adam expand his role with us!

Marcus Johnson

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This will be the second year for Marcus coaching at OVC.  He is currently a sophomore playing at Bryant & Stratton College in Wauwatosa.  He comes to us from Illinois where he played middle and rightside for Belleville East high school and Blue Steel volleyball club.

Brian Rushmer- Summer Program Coach

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Brian is the head boys coach at Germantown High School, and head men's coach at Lakeland University.  Brian has been running the summer coed sand volleyball program with OVC for the past 5 years.

Autumn Daute - Summer Program Coach

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Autumn has been coaching the sand camp for 2 years.  She was an all-conference setter at Cedarburg High School and 3 year varsity starter.  Autumn continues to play competitively at Xavier University on the women's club team, and coaches at the Greater Cincinnati Volleyball Club.  During the summer when she's not coaching at our sand camp, she plays the Wisconsin grass volleyball circuit.

Kelly Swope - Summer Program Coach

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Kelly is an outside hitter for the Lakeland University Women's Volleyball Team and Student Assistant Coach for the Men's program as well.  She also coached middle school volleyball in her hometown of Heyworth where she played high school volleyball. 

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