"A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life."~ John Wooden
Head Coach- Jeni Anderson
Coach Anderson has been coaching, directing and administering volleyball programs for over 20 years. Originally from California, she played NCAA ball for Cal State, East Bay with the role as Captain and Outside Hitter, with finishes in the Top 10 Nationally each year. She garnered All-American honors along with numerous All-Tournaments, AVCA All West Region and a variety of other awards. Since then, she has become a competitive athlete in beach volleyball, Spartan racing and continued to coach age groups from 7th grade through 18s Nationals club. Outside of the gym, Coach Anderson is mother to 2 mini assistant coaches: Elli and Mark, wife to John-Henry Anderson, Sports Physical Therapist at APRS, Director of She Rises MT, a not for profit Leadership Program for girls, and a Psychotherapist in Private Practice focusing on Trauma and PTSD.
"I feel so honored to have the opportunity to lead the Bozeman Hawk Program! There is something incredibly special about high school sports in Montana, having access to these amazing student athletes daily, bringing together a group of caring role models, and molding a culture of empowered, confident young women! This is sure to be a great ride! Go Hawks!"
Junior Varsity Head Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach- Allyssa Rizzo
Coach Rizzo is originally from Crestwood, Illinois. She has played the game of volleyball since age 12 and just completed the final season of her college career at Montana State University as a libero. At Montana State she finished off her career as First Team All Big Sky, Big Sky Libero of the Year, Female Bobcat Student Athlete of the Year, and is now the record holder for both digs in a single season and career digs! Coach Rizzo is currently enrolled at Montana State University in the College of Nursing.
"Being a part of the Bobcat Volleyball Program was an incredible opportunity to expand my perspective of the game of volleyball and I am so excited to share that knowledge with the volleyball players at Bozeman High School. In this process I hope to learn and grow along with the players I am coaching so that we can make the most out of this upcoming season. I couldn’t be more excited for what’s ahead! Go Hawks!”
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Sophomore Head Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach- Sydney Mathison
Coach Mathison is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and has been playing volleyball for 12 years. She just completed four outstanding years of playing for Montana State University as a setter. Coach Mathison was on the All-Academic Team throughout her tenure at MSU and earned the Legacy Award her senior year. She is finishing her degree in Psychology and then moving into Pre-Med.
"I learned so much as not only a player, but as person, being part of the Bobcat team for four years. Coaching in camps and on club teams, I have even furthered my knowledge and love for the game. I am so excited to be a positive role model for the volleyball players at Bozeman High School. I hope to gain more perspective and help these young women learn to love the game as much as I do. Exciting things to come this year!"
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Freshman Head Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach- Whitney Schmidt
Prior to joining the coaching staff, Coach Schmidt played volleyball competitively for 8 years, including 2 years in college when her team, the Williston State Tetons, were regional champions. She brings a unique portfolio of experience to BHS on and off the court, including a competitive spirit and positive attitude that is unmatched, as well as a personal drive to success that is evident by her continued training and participation in Spartan Races across the Western United States. Coach Schmidt's ability to motivate players through her supporting, caring nature and her natural athleticism is a welcomed addition to our team.
"I am excited and honored to be a part of the Bozeman High Volleyball Program. I am looking forward to working with a wonderful group of student athletes. Mr. Ator and Coach Anderson have assembled a fantastic team of coaches of which I am thrilled to be a part of. I am eager to learn, grow and share in the amazing moments to come!"
Volunteer Assistant- Reeve Kluempke
Coach Kluempke is from St. Cloud, Minnesota. She has been playing volleyball since 7th grade on club teams and for her school league. Throughout her career she has played middle, outside hitter and right side. She is currently a sophomore at Montana State studying Health Enhancement with a minor in Coaching.
“I am so excited to be a part of the Bozeman Hawk volleyball program this season! I can’t wait to teach alongside this coaching staff as well as learn from them. I’m looking forward to help the players develop their volleyball skills and grow their love of the game.”
Volunteer Assistant- Levi Taylor
Levi has been around a volleyball gym since he was a small child, growing up as the son of a college coach. He has been an assistant coach at North Idaho College, the University of Mary, and Montana State University. He was also a student assistant coach at Colorado Mesa University while completing his undergraduate degree. Levi Has also coached for several volleyball clubs in Idaho, Colorado, and started his own in North Dakota which produced a Gatorade player of the year in the state, as well as the runner up the previous year. Levi is an avid outdoor volleyball player, and also played three years of club volleyball in college where he was a first team all conference.
“I am honored to be able to help out with Bozeman High School volleyball. The coaching staff is truly superb, and I hope I can add to the already high level of volleyball knowledge in the gym.”