Damien Evans - 18s COACH and CO-DIRECTOR
Damien is the current Varsity Boys coach at Cedarburg High School. He is USAV CAP Level 1 certified and has been involved in competitive volleyball for over 30 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. At OVC, Coach Damien is actively engaged with all teams.
Tim Hagen - 14s COACH and CO-DIRECTOR
Tim is the former head varsity boys coach at Cedarburg High School. He has been coaching volleyball on and off for the past 25+ years. He helped re-start the Shorewood high school boys volleyball program in the 1980s, and in 2014 started the boys volleyball program at Cedarburg high school where he worked to build a tradition from the ground up.
Outside of volleyball, Tim's profession is coaching in the corporate world and he is extremely well versed in coaching strategies for both kids and adults. He owns his own company where they teach management and leadership teams how to engage and develop their talent. This year at OVC we are lucky to have Tim back coaching our 14s team!
Brian Rushmer- Summer Program Coach
Brian is the head boys coach at Germantown High School where he just won the WI State Championship! This will be Brian's second year with OVC coaching our summer sand programs alongside Jimmy Burg.
Jimmy Burg - Summer Program Coach
Jimmy is the head girls coach at Cedarburg High School where he has had a lot of success, winning 2 Conference and 3 Regional championships. This will be Jimmy's fifth year with OVC coaching our summer sand programs with Brian Rushmer.
Turner Fuhrer - 17s Co-Coach
Turner is the current libero for the Concordia men's volleyball team and a certified official for the Badger Region Youth League.
2019 Season at Concordia: Appeared in all 24 matches and 81 sets...Assisted on 38 kills...Dug 151 attack attempts, second-most on the team...Had four matches with double-figure digs...Had a season-high 16 digs, to go along with three assists against St. John Fisher (January 25)...Tallied 12 digs and two assists at Illinois Tech (March 1).
High School (Indian Trail): Member of the Honor Roll...Won the state sportsmanship award...Helped the volleyball team advance to the WIAA State Tournament twice and win a sectional title...Named all-conference second team...Holds the school's record for service aces.
Blake Schwandt - 17s Co-Coach
Blake is the current starting middle hitter for the Concordia men's volleyball team and a certified official for the Badger Region Youth League.
2019 Season at Concordia: Appeared in all 24 matches and 81 sets...Had 101 kills...Hit .282 at the net...Recorded a team-high 74 blocks (seven solo, 67 assisted)...Tallied three or more blocks in 14 matches, including a career-high eight at Concordia Chicago (March 9)...Had five kills, five blocks and two assists at Illinois Tech (March 1)...Registered seven blocks in a home win over Illinois Tech (April 5) to clinch the program's first postseason appearance in the NACC Tournament.
Tom Scherrer - 16s HEAD COACH
Coach Tom is the current Junior Varsity Boys coach and Varsity Boys assistant coach at Shorewood High School. He has been involved in coaching volleyball since 2008, when he began his coaching career with the Trojan Volleyball Club (now Spike). Previous to that, he played libero on several highly successful Wauwatosa West Boys’ volleyball teams as well as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee club team, with highlights including a state semifinal run his senior year of high school. He resides in Port Washington with his wife Ashley and his son Sawyer. Coach Tom is extremely passionate about assisting aspiring athletes to reach their full potential while finding enjoyment and pride in the process.
Dylan Griffith- 16s ASSISTANT COACH
Freshman Libero on the Concordia University-Wisconsin Men's Volleyball team and certified official for the Badger Region Youth League Was a 2-time member of the Badger Region High-Performance team competing in the USA Volleyball High-Performance Championships. Helped lead team to 4th place finish in 2019.
Played at Middleton High School (WI). Earning First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State honors. Helped lead the team to 2 straight WIAA Boys State Tournaments along with 2 sectional titles. Holds career passing record and 2nd all-time in career digs. Under Armour All-American Watch List (2019). Played 4 years of club volleyball at Capital Volleyball Academy.
Volunteer Assistant for Middleton High School (WI) Boys Varsity and JV volleyball teams. Coached for a year at Keva Sports Center teaching beginner and advanced volleyball classes.
David Rice - 15s COACH
David Rice played soccer for many years and then decide to go out for the high school volleyball team as a senior. After making the team and starting, his Coach – John Simon said he would have been all state had David chosen volleyball all 4 years.
This ignited the passion for David to help boys get into volleyball earlier. Since 2000, David has coached a middle school volleyball team almost every year at Holy Family Parish School and has been an assistant coach with Ozaukee Volleyball Club for several years.
David is looking forward to guiding a team who have just experienced their first year of High School and are ready to learn and have fun together.