16Sherri -- Sherri Hawkins & Craig Allton
16Matt -- Matt Bledig &

Sherri Hawkins

Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University 1997
Head Volleyball coach at TCA High School
Science Teacher at Manitou Springs High School
Head Volleyball Coach at Cheyenne Mountain High School
Head Volleyball Coach at Jonathan Alder HS, Plain City, Ohio
Led the team to its first conference title since joining the Buckeye Athletic Conference (1999)
Named BAC Coach of the Year (1999)
Trained the team on the court and in the weight room
15 years coaching at Colorado Juniors
  • 18 and 16 Assistant 2000 - 18's 33rd in club, 16's 3rd in club at nationals
  • 16's head coach 2001 - 25th OPEN USAV Nationals
  • 17's head coach 2002
  • 18 and 16 co-head coach 2003 - 18's 13th in club, 16's 3rd in club at nationals
  • 15's head coach 2004 - 9th OPEN USAV Nationals
  • 16's head coach 2005 - 11th OPEN USAV Nationals
  • 17's head coach 2006 - 9th OPEN USAV Nationals
  • 18-1's head coach 2007 - 25th OPEN USAV Nationals
  • 16-1's head coach 2008 -- 5th National USAV Nationals
  • 15-1's head coach 2009 -- 26th Open USAV Nationals
  • 15-1's head coach 2010 -- 5th national USAV Nationals
  • 18-1's head coach 2011 -- 27th 18Open USAV Nationals
Columbus Juniors Volleyball Club
Trained the elite 16 and under girls team
Chaperoned while traveling throughout the country
Bally's Total Fitness (1997-1998)
Taught clients about fitness and working out
Evaluated clients' fitness goals and history
Designed workout programs for clients
Personal Achievements
Played volleyball at The Ohio State University (1993-1996)
Starter on the OSU Big Ten Championship team (1994)
Starter on the OSU NCAA Final Four team (1994)
Named to the All Big Ten Conference Team (1994-1996)
Named to the NCAA All District Team (1996)
RMR Coach of the Year 2004
Special Qualities
I am an outgoing individual and a self-starter. I work well with others and being chosen captain of The Ohio State University volleyball team for two years is evidence of my leadership abilities.
American Red Cross adult CPR

American Red Cross Sports Safety Training -- including first aide

Craig Allton
Coaching Experience
2007 – 2008: Head Coach 14 2’s at Pacific Volleyball Club
2009- 2010: Head Coach 14 2’s and Assistance Coach for 16 1’s at Aspire Volleyball Club

2010 – 2011: Head Coach 14 2’s and Head Coach 18 1’s at Aspire Volleyball Club


  • 2016-Present:  Security Specialist, Peterson AFB, CO
  • 2015:  Head Volleyball Coach and District 20 Substitute Teacher
  • 1991-2015:  US Air Force Officer, Security/Law Enforcement (Retired as Colonel in 2015)


  • 2016-2017:  Coach, Colorado Classix, Girls 15 and Under, Monument, CO     
  • 2015-2016:  Head Girls Volleyball Coach, Pine Creek High School, District Co-Champs, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2013:  Assistant Coach, Ho’Okino Volleyball Club, Girls 14 and Under, Oahu, HI
  • 2011-2012:  Coach, Pearl Harbor Youth Development Team, Boys/Girls 8-11, Oahu, HI  
  • 1992-1995:  Player, All-United States Air Force/Armed Forces Volleyball Teams  
  • 1989-1990:  Student Manager/Coach, United States Air Force Academy, NCAA Women’s Division II Team
  • 1988-1991:  Player, United States Air Force Academy Men’s Club Team 
  • 1984-1987:  Varsity Player, University High School, Irvine, CA, All League/Conference


  • 2010:  Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National War College, Washington DC 
  • 2004:  Master of Arts, Counseling & Human Services, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, CO 
  • 1999:  Master of Arts, Organizational Management, The George Washington University, Washington DC 
  • 1995:  Master of Science, Management, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA 
  • 1991:  Bachelor of Science, Legal Studies, United States Air Force Academy, CO

Matt Bledig  matt@coloradojuniors.org

Coaching Experience
Colorado Juniors – Monument, CO - Full time lead coach
2012 - 14M - 7th 14Open USAV Nationals and Region Champs
2012 - 13L - 29th 13National USAV Nationals and Region/JNQ Champs
2011 - 14M - 21st 14Open USAV Nationals and 4th 15’s Region Championship
2011 - 13L - 27th 13National USAV Nationals and JNQ Champs
2010 - 14M - 25th 14Open USAV Nationals and Region Champs
2010 - 13L - 5th Asics Nationals - 14s division and 5th in JNQ
2009 - 16M - 2nd Asics Nationals - 17s division and Region Champs
2009 - 15S - 26th 15Open USAV Nationals and JNQ Champs
Court Masters – Dubuque, IA
2007 - Head Coach - 16-1 - top 4 in Iowa Region
2003 and 2004 - Assistant Coach - 18-1 - qualified for nationals both seasons
Iowa Rockets – Iowa City, IA
2002 - Head Coach 18-1, Assistant Coach 15-1 - qualified for nationals
2001 - Head Coach 17-1, Assistant Coach 14-1 - qualified for nationals
Assistant Coach - University of Wisconsin Platteville, 2006 & 2007
Assistant Coach - Clarke College, 2002 (Dubuque, IA)
High School:
Assistant Coach - Air Academy, 2009-Current (Colorado Springs, CO)
Assistant Coach - Wasson High School, 2008 (Colorado Springs, CO)
Assistant Coach - Iowa City Regina, 2001 (Iowa City, IA)
Summer Camps Coach:
Colorado Juniors VBC, Pine Creek, Air Academy, Cheyenne Mountain
University of Wisconsin Madison – named coach of the week by Pete Waite
University of Wisconsin Platteville, Washington University St. Louis
Michigan State University, University of Minnesota

Playing Experience
Clarke College 2003 & 2004 (Dubuque, IA)
Left side in 03 and setter/team captain in 04
Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association - academic all conference
University of Iowa 1999-2002 (Iowa City, IA)
Left side and Setter
Treasurer in 99, Vice President in 01 & 02
Hawkeye Spring Fling MVP in 02
Shoreline VBC 1997-1999 (Lake Forest, IL)
Left side and setter
Niles North High School 1996-1999 (Skokie, IL)
Middle and left side