Olathe West Volleyball

Volleyball Coaches

Head Coach

 Amy Hoffsommer

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors from Emporia State University, masters from Fort Hays State University

Amy Hoffsommer

Coach Hoffsommer will begin her fourth season leading the Owl Volleyball program this Fall 2020.  In the past 3 years, she led the team to a Substate Runners Up as well as a Hays High Tournament Championship.  Prior to coaching at Olathe West, she taught physical education and coached volleyball the past 13 years with Lawrence Public Schools.  She spent two years as the head coach at Free State High School and led the team to its first state berth in over a decade, finishing in fifth place. Lawrence Journal World named her the 2016 Volleyball Coach of the Year.

Prior to Lawrence, Coach Hoffsommer was an assistant volleyball coach for Fort Hays State University, a team achieving a Sweet 16 NCAA Division II appearance, and a head coach at Central Heights High School.

Varsity Assistant Coach

 Jaci Mawhiney

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Jaci Mawhiney

Coach Mawhiney is starting her first season with the Owl Volleyball program.  She most recently worked as a bank examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation before having her first daughter in June 2019.  Coach Mawhiney has directed club volleyball tournaments in the Kansas City metro for over 10 years.  She coached one year of club volleyball for JC Rockits.  She played volleyball at the collegiate level at the University of Central Missouri.  She is a 2006 graduate of Olathe Northwest.

JV Assistant Coach

 Andi Peterson Russell

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Andi Peterson Russell

Coach Peterson continues with Olathe West Volleyball for the third year as the junior varsity coach.  Last season she led her team to a Sunflower League JV Championship. She has previously coached subvarsity in the Olathe School district and coached for PVA club.  Coach Peterson is a hair stylist in the community of Olathe.

C-Team Assistant Coach

 Nicolasa Kenney

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Nicolasa Kenney

Coach Kenney is a first year coach and mathematics teacher at Olathe West High School.  She graduated from Baker in May of 2020, having completed student teaching at West.  Prior coaching experience is with Lawrence Juniors volleyball club and Summer camps with Lawrence High School, where she played and graduated.

Freshmen Assistant Coach

 Ashley Admire

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Ashley Admire

Coach Admire begins her fourth season with Owls Volleyball as the Freshman team coach.  Coach Admire is also a SPED teacher and assistant track coach (for throwers) at Olathe West.  Before joining Olathe West, she was the head volleyball coach and assistant track coach at Leavenworth High School and taught SPED/PE.  Coach Admire also coaches for MAVs volleyball club in the offseason.

 TBA

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TBA

A Freshman B Coach is to be named at a later date.