Wave Volleyball Club Coaches and Staff

Coach Dave

Club Director
and Head Coach 17 Smack:
Dave Schatzmann

Short Bio:
Dave Schatzmann is the father of three, and husband of Patti for over 30 years. He has coached NOAH Volleyball, serving as the head coach of the JV team for five years. His daughters, Amy and Amanda, played for NOAH Volleyball. Amy played for Palm Beach Atlantic University for 4 years and graduated in 2018. Her team lost in the championship match of the NCAA D2 elite 8, in 2015!

It had been a vision of Dave's to offer a Christ-centered, family-friendly and affordable option of club volleyball for the NOAH Home School players, and to create a club that would be competitive in Tulsa. The dream came true, as Wave Volleyball Club was founded in 2014! Now, we exist to provide club volleyball for many, who otherwise, may not be able to even afford the "standard" club volleyball options outside of Wave.

Dave is a past volleyball official with the GCVOA in Tulsa, and officiated Tulsa area Junior High and High School matches.

Coach Mike

Head Coach 17 Tsunami:
Mike Leatherland

Short Bio:
Coach Mike is entering his 7th year of working with the Wave Volleyball program. He joined the program based on his alignment with Wave's core values. Since taking control of the Wave 15 Smack team three years ago his teams have continually finished top 10 in the state.

Mike's passion for volleyball began in high school while playing in area leagues but that passion has since transitioned towards coaching. He is currently a volunteer assistant with the Booker T. Washington Volleyball program after serving in the NOAH Volleyball program for 10 years. Within the NOAH program, he was the varsity head coach from 2014-2016. During those three years, the program excelled including top 5 finishes in the national homeschool tournament.

Mike has experience coaching and training players that have transitioned to playing collegiately for D1, DII, and NAIA programs. As a coach he targets technique and getting players to see and play the game beyond what they have previously experienced.

During the fall, Mike typically enjoys watching his daughter compete on the Oklahoma Baptist University volleyball team.

This year, Mike will be taking on a new challenge with a 17 Tsunami, a new concept High Performance team made up of the top 15s to 17s, and play at a much higher level than most Wave teams. We're excited to see this new team form!

Coach Deanna

Head Coach 16 Smack:
Deanna Bloomer

Short Bio:
Coach Deanna has coached for several years. Her first few years of coaching were in cheer when her daughters, who were young, wanted to cheer for their older brother who played little league football. Though she enjoyed coaching these young ladies in cheer, her dream was to coach volleyball. Her volleyball coaching career started in Colorado as head coach of the 9th grade team and assistant of the JV and Varsity teams. Coach Deanna moved to Oklahoma in June 2019 and was offered a coaching position at Jenks Middle School. Currently during the fall seasons, she just finished her 3rd year coaching 8th grade at Jenks. Deanna coached 15 White last season.

Coach Deanna was born and raised in San Diego where she played volleyball in high school. Also, she spent a lot of time playing beach volleyball and watching matches along the coastline of Southern California. After high school she moved on to play volleyball at Southwestern Baptist College in Arizona (now called Arizona Christian University).

She enjoys watching her daughters play volleyball or playing with them any time she has the opporunity!

Coach Courtney

Head Coach 15 Smack:
Courtney Murphy

Short Bio:
I was born and raised in Tulsa, and graduated from Union High School. I am 25, and have been playing volleyball since I was about 11-12 years old.

After Union I went on to play for a small Catholic University on a scholarship, which was in Shawnee, OK. Unfortunately this school closed down right after my senior season of volleyball, and I transferred to Oklahoma Wesleyan University for my last semester to complete my degree. I have a Bachelors in Elementary Education, and this year I am teaching 2nd grade at College Bound Academy Charter School here in East Tulsa.

This is my third season coaching for Wave, and last year I was the coach for 17 Smack, and the year before, 16 Smack. I have been the Head Coach for 2 years for Mingo Valley Christian School for the JV/ Varsity teams, which has enabled me to grow more as a coach. I am excited to get this new club season started with the 15 Smack team, and we will continue to pray for good health and safety this year.

Coach Marysia

Head Coach 15 White:
Marysia Frederick

Short Bio:
My name is Marysia Frederick. I am 23 years old and currently a dental assistant as well as in school to become a personal trainer! I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma but now live in Jenks, Oklahoma!

During my junior high and high school days, I was homeschooled and played volleyball for NOAH Jaguars all of the way through and played club volleyball when school ball wasn’t in season.

This will be my third year coaching for Wave volleyball! I previously had the opportunity to coach 14s and loved the relationships, skills, and characteristics that I got to watch form! I am so excited and thankful to have the opportunity to come and coach once again as I witness this new team grow in many areas!

Coach Peter

Head Coach 14 Smack:
Peter Velet

Short Bio:
My name is Peter Velet. I was born and raised in Russia, but found my home to be here, in the USA. God has extremely blessed me with my wife, Arina. About 2 years ago, both of us were blessed with a beautiful baby boy--Girson.

I came in contact with a game of volleyball in my early teens and, right away, I fell in love with the sport. When I started playing volleyball, I had no guidance on how to develop my skills or how to improve my effectiveness and performance on the court, but that didn't stop me from playing volleyball.

In my early 20s, I met one of the best coaches in Tulsa area--Inna Felkins--who had a plethora of knowledge and experience in how to successfully guide and develop a player on and off the volleyball court. For the next few years I absorbed her knowledge of the game like a sponge, as I coached along her side at Green County Volleyball Club and Tulsa Volleyball Academy. Over the years, the importance of proper technique and body mechanics of volleyball were embedded in me and are now a significant part of my game.

I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience, as well as to continue my own journey of learning. Because, if one is not learning, he/she is not improving!

Note from Dave: Coach Peter was our 14 Smack coach last year, and wants to continue developing great skills and competitive spirit in his team! Peter was one of my daughter's assistant coaches during her club years, and I have observed Peter's dedication and commitment to helping athletes with kindness and devotion!

Coach Shelby

Head Coach 14 White:
Shebly Childers

Short Bio:
My name is Shelby Childers, I am 23 years old and was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. I graduated from Oklahoma State in 2020 with a degree in Business Sports Management. I just moved to Tulsa in March of 2021, and currently work for Cowboy Sports Properties.

I started playing volleyball when I was 12 years old and continued to play competitively up until graduating high school. I played club volleyball through Oklahoma Charge and Rise Volleyball Club out of Oklahoma City and competed at nationals in 2014. I also played for the Oklahoma High Performance team for two years where I competed against teams from all over the world. I decided my senior year of high school not to play in college but remained involved with the sport through intramurals.

As a first year head coach, I am looking foward to helping my team further advance their volleyball skill set and give back to the sport that has given me so much!

Coach Audrey

Head Coach 13 Smack:
Audrey Ayres

Short Bio:
Audrey Ayres moved to Tulsa just over 2 years ago. Audrey grew up in Stillwater, OK and attended Oklahoma State University where she graduated in 2019 with a Bachelors in Child Family Services. Audrey now works for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and specifically in the Foster Care and Adoptions Unit.

Audrey started playing volleyball when she was 12 years old and played all through school and her club journey was through Stillwater Volleyball Club. Audrey was involved in intramurals at OSU and continued to play recreationally. Audrey has a good work ethic and also loves to encourage others to be their best.

Now in her second year asa Wave Coach, Audrey is excited for this upcoming season and for the opportunity to be a mentor and to instill values of integrity, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Audrey is looking forward to helping players improve on their volleyball skills while also keeping Christ in the center.

Coach Brittany

Head Coach 12 Smack:
Brittany Christensen

Short Bio: (Coming Soon)

Coach Gette

Practice Coach - 17 Tsunami:
Gette Morris

Short Bio:
This is Coach Georgette "Gette" Morris's second year with WAVE Volleyball. Gette played Volleyball at F. L. Schlagle High School in Kansas City, KS, and played on competitive teams until 2013. She began coaching club volleyball in 2014 and has been the assistant Coach at Booker T. Washington High School since 2017.

Coach TBA

Practice Coach 17 Smack:

Short Bio: (Coming Soon)

Coach TBA

Practice Coach 16 Smack:

Short Bio: (Coming Soon)

Coach Alexa

Practice Coach 15 Smack:
Alexa Knox

Short Bio: (Coming Soon)

Coach Maddy

Practice Coach - 15 White:
Maddy McMurray

Short Bio:
My name is Madelyn McMurray and I am a senior at Oral Roberts University, seeking a degree in Health and Exercise Science.

I played volleyball for seven years at Lincoln Christian School (here in Tulsa), and participated in club volleyball each off-season. I was an All-State player and went to USAV Nationals in 2015 to compete.

I am so excited for the opportunity to coach the 13s this year, and give back for all my years of being coached. This is now Maddy's 2nd year as a coach for Wave. Last year, she was a Coach for the 13 Smack team with Lauren Rapp.

Coach TBA

Practice Coach 14 Smack:
Gia Gengerke

Short Bio: (Coming Soon)

Coach Olivia

Practice Coach - 14 White:
Olivia Stenzel

Short Bio:
My name is Olivia Stenzel, currently a Junior at Oral Roberts University, studying Health and Exercise Science with a focus on Exercise Specialist.

I have played volleyball for seven years at Victory Christian School (in Tulsa) and played on different competitive club teams in Tulsa! I had the amazing opportunity to win State in 2018 and was honored as the VIP of the state tournament. I love volleyball. It really grew me in different ways and I love being part of another young girls growth!

I am so excited to be working with Wave as a practice coach this year and hopefully implementing everything that I have learned over the years! This will be Olivia's second year as a practice coach with Wave!

Coach Lauren

Practice Coach - 13 Smack:
Lauren Rapp

Short Bio:
My name is Lauren Rapp, I am 20 years old, and I am from West Palm Beach, Florida. I am a junior at Oral Roberts University, studying International Relations, Journalism, and Mandarin Chinese.

I have six years of volleyball experience, including five years of playing club volleyball and four years of high school varsity. I was able to be a part of some big tournaments, including nationals. In my last year playing, my team was ranked number 9 in the state of Florida. Volleyball is one of my biggest passions, and I am excited to be a coach alongside Maddy McMurray!

I am looking forward to helping all the girls excel in their volleyball skills! It is going to be a great season! I was Co-Coach of the 13 Smack team last year, and will be the Practice Coach for 13 Smack this season!

Coach TBA

Practice Coach 12 Smack:

Short Bio: (Coming Soon)