16Kara -- Kara Smith & Judy Peer
16Ashley -- Ashley Phelps & Candace Zane

Kara Smith

Education/Current Occupation: 
Dual Bachelors Degree- Human Resources & Supply Chain Management
Class of '10 The University of Akron
Current Occupation- Business Operations Manager at X-IO Technologies
2006-2009 University of Akron
4 year starting varsity Setter
2008 Red Flash Invitational Tournament MVP
2007 Sheraton Hilton Invitational All-Tournament Team
2007 Raleigh Invitational All-Tournament Team
2002-2005 El Paso- Gridley High School 
4 year starting varsity letter winner & starting setter
'03, '04, '05 Team MVP
2004 First Team All-Midstate Conference
2002-2005 Illinois Scholar Athlete
Coaching Experience
Iowa Rockets 
15's 2013 - Head Coach 15 Black 
15's 2014 - Head Coach 15 Black 
Colorado Juniors
15's 2015 - 17th 15 Open USAV Nationals
15's 2016 - 21st 15 Open USAV Nationals
16's 2017 - 33rd 16 Open USAV Nationals 

 Judy Peer


1996 Master of Arts, Physical Education (Administration), University of Northern Colorado
1989 Master of Science, Engineering Management, California State University-Northridge
1986 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy
2002 Rocky Mountain Region Female Coach of the Year
2003 USAV National Club Director of the Year
USA Women's Junior/Youth National Team Coaching staff - 2000, 2001, 2002
People To People Head Coach - July 2001 - France and Italy tour; People To People Head Coach - July 2000 - Australia and New Zealand tour
14 Years Colorado Juniors Head Coach and club director 18's 2000 - 18 Club Crossroads champions
15's 2001 - 11th 15 OPEN at USAV Nationals
16's 2002 - 17th 16 OPEN at USAV Nationals
17's 2003 - 26th 17 OPEN at USAV Nationals
17's 2004 - 13th 17 National Club at USAV Nationals
18Judy 2005 - 3rd RMR Regionals
18's 2006 - 25th 18 Open at USAV Nationals, region champs
18 Peer 2007 - 5th RMR Regionals
15Peer 2008 - region champs, 18th USAV Nationals
16Peer 2009 - 22nd USAV Nationals, regional runner's up
16peer 2010 -- 9th USAV Nationals, region champs
17peer 2011 -- 30th 17OPEN USAV Nationals
16peer 2012 -- 13th 16Open USAV Nationals
17Jude 2013 -- 5th 17Open USAV Nationals
17Judith 2014 - 17American National champions
16Peer 2015 - 18th 16Open USAV Nationals
17Peer 2016 -
Eight years Colorado Springs Volleyball Club (Matchpoint) Assistant – 19 All Region selections, 3 All Americans, 5 USA Junior National appearances. Key responsibilities: conditioning, training, statistics and recruiting
U.S. Air Force Volleyball Assistant Coach
U.S. Armed Forces Volleyball Assistant Coach
4 years Director of Compliance U.S. Air Force Academy – 27 NCAA intercollegiate sports
3 years Camp coach and Co-director Colorado Springs Volleyball Club
4 years Assistant Swimming Coach at U.S. Air Force Academy – back to back NCAA National Championships (1995, 1996)
4 years physical education instructor – volleyball, wallyball, swimming, water survival, tennis, weight training and aerobic
3 time All Air Force and All Armed Forces volleyball player
11 time NCAA All American swimmer – U.S. Air Force Academy
13 years USA Volleyball Junior National Referee

Mountain West Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Sun Belt Conference, and North Central Conference Volleyball Official

Ashley Phelps


  • Texas A & M University Corpus Christi (Division I Athletic Scholarship) 4.0 GPA (2015) Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Broadcasting and Communication
  • Conifer High School 4.2 GPA (2011)


2016-2017 : Head Coach for Colorado Juniors 14A

*3rd at the Colorado Challenge

*9th in Omaha 14Club

*2nd RMR JNQ BID to Junior Nationals 14National

*5th place finish at Junior Nationals in Minneapolis, MN

2015-2016 : Assistant Coach for Colorado Juniors

Attended Nationals with 14Matt

Rookies Coach for Colorado Juniors

2014-2015 : National U-15 Head Volleyball Coach, Corpus Christi Storm Volleyball Club, Texas

2011-2015: Texas A & M University Corpus Christi Islander Summer Volleyball Camps Coach

2007-2011 : Elementary & Middle School Head Volleyball Coach/Evergreen Recreation                                   Center, Colorado


2014-2015 (SENIOR):

  • Earned Southland Conference Preseason Second-Team honors
  • Southland Conference All-Academic Second Team after earning a team-high 3.71 GPA
  • Earned Southland Conference Honorable Mention honors
  • Active member of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) served as secretary/treasurer.
  • Earned “Pepsi Player of the Week” Award
  • Student Athlete Academic Committee Secretary
  • Team Captain for the Islanders
  • Outside & Right Side hitter

2013-2014 (JUNIOR):

  • Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA
  • Southland Conference MVP
  • Earned the Islanders Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Award
  • Earned the Islanders Golds Gym Strength Award
  • Student Athlete Mentor
  • Student Athlete Academic Committee
  • Outside and Right Side Hitter

2012-2013 (SOPHOMORE):

  • -Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Right Side Hitter

2011-2012 (FRESHMAN):

  • Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Right Side Hitter

2007-2011 Colorado Juniors Club

Qualified for Junior Olympics all four years

2011: Won 1st at Crossroads Crossroads Tournament in 2011. Earned National Bid to JO’s

2010-2011: Finished 3rd at Colorado Crossroads

Finished 5th in Spokane

2007-2011: 4 year Varsity Starter for Conifer High School Class Rank 1 of 287 Honor Roll in 2008.

  • *All State Academic in 2009-2011
  • *First Team All-Conference 2009-2011
  • *All Conference League MVP
  • *First Team All State 2011
  • *Team Captain

Candace Zane

Southwest Baptist University-Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management, Minor in Business Administration
ThunderRidge High School 1998-2002
Coaching Experience
2015 Colorado Volleyball Association 15 Navy Co Head Coach
2014 Colorado Volleyball Association 15 Navy Assistant Coach
20012-20013 Colorado Volleyball Association 12 Navy Head Coach
2011 Colorado Performance 13UA Assistant Coach
2009-2010 Colorado Performance 15PTH Assistant Coach
Playing Experience
4 Year High School Experience – 3 Years Varsity
4 Year College Experience – 2 Year Captain
4 year MIAA Academic Honor Roll
1st in Career Service Aces
4th in Sets Played
6th in Career Assists
2 Year Club at HRCA VBC
3 Year Club at Boulder Volleyball Club