Head Coach 15 White:
Coach Deanna has coached for several years. Her first few years of coaching was in cheer where her daughters who were young and 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 coaches the 8th grade and just finished her second year with Jenks.
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!
Head Coach 14 Smack:
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: 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!