Meet Our Raven Volleyball Coaches

Head Coach

 Barry Lenth

Phone: 913-780-7150

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Barry Lenth

Coach Lenth is starting his sixth year as the head volleyball coach at Olathe Northwest. While at Northwest, he has accumulated a 180-36 (83.3%) record during his first five years, averaging 36 wins per season. His teams have gone to state four out of the five years where they have never finished lower than fourth place. In 2014, the Ravens finished second in state, and in 2016 his team won the first volleyball state championship in school history. Coach Lenth has been named Sunflower League Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015. He was named the Greater Kansas City Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2014. He was also named the Kansas Volleyball Association (KVA) 6A Coach of the Year in 2016. During his tenure, the Northwest volleyball program has gained national recognition being ranked in PrepVolleyball’s National Poll each of the past three years and received the 2016 MaxPreps National Ranking Trophy (given to just 10 schools nationally each year). KVA awarded Northwest with the 6A Program of the Year award in 2016. Coach Lenth is a graduate of the University of Iowa and lives in Olathe.

Coach

 Patty Phillips

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Patty Phillips

Coach Phillips is beginning her 15th year of coaching high school volleyball. She also has 12 years experience coaching club volleyball with Dynasty and PVA, taking her last team to nationals after winning two national qualifiers. Coach Phillips was an assistant volleyball coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University for one year. She was assistant varsity coach at Olathe Northwest helping the team finish fourth at state before going to Shawnee Mission East as head varsity coach. At SME, she led her team to a third-place finish at state. Her goal is to continue to teach and team build each year to make the ONW program stronger. Coach Phillips has been married to Chuck for 34 years and has two grown kids and two grandkids.

C Team Coach

 Rhonda Wilholz

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Rhonda Wilholz

Freshman Coach

 Jennifer Reed

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Jennifer Reed

After a short stint at Shawnee Mission East High School, Jennifer Reed is starting her second year as the head volleyball coach for the freshman team. Coach Reed led the freshman team to a Sunflower League championship during the 2016 season. She loves the practices and has been teaching the game of volleyball for more than 10 years. "In the end, it’s about the teaching and what I always loved about coaching was the practices. Not the games, not the tournaments but teaching the players during practice was what coaching was all about." (Quote – John Wooden)

Coach Reed and her husband have been married for 25 years and have two beautiful daughters, a new son-in-law and a dog named Chief.