United Volleyball Club of the Rockies Coaching Staff

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Director / Lead Coach AJ Egli has been involved in volleyball for over 30 years. He has been a club coach for 20 years.

In 2017, AJ's 17 National team placed nationally in Phoenix, going undefeated day 1 and 2, taking 5th in the 18s Division. In Kansas City, MO at the Show Me National Qualifier, they finished in the Gold Medal Round, taking 9th. They were ranked by 166 out of 2218 teams nationally (2/17).

In 2017, the club's second year of even having Beach teams, our 18s team qualified for the USA Volleyball Beach Nationals in Siesta Key, FL. 

In 2017, United sent it's 15th kid to college since the club started 5 years ago. 11 other kids have turned down college offers. 

AJ has a passion for volleyball and has mentored many coaches and countless young ladies. AJ is IMPACT Certified, Beach IMPACT Certified, CAP II accredited through USA Volleyball High Performance Program, and is a NCAA College Referee (RMAC and SWAC).

He has been married for 24 years to his lovely wife, Jennifer. They have a 14 year-old son Zachary.
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Lead Coach Dennis Sunderland developed a passion for volleyball while serving 23 years in U.S. Air Force and has been playing indoor and all forms of outdoor- doubles, 4-man, grass and sand since 1988. Highlights include Air Force USAFE Champions 1988, 2nd place AMC Championship 1995; Several top 3 finishes in regional men’s open tournaments 1991-1998, and being a Base Level Setter from 1994-2000. He has played tournaments both indoor and outdoor in seven different countries. His coaching experience includes: Air Force Squadron Coach from 1993 to 2010 with two Base Championships and never finishing below 5th. 

Dennis is currently the Colorado Mesa University Head Coach for the Men's and Women's Club Programs in Grand Junction, CO. In 2017, his CMU Men's team finished 5th in the Region, being eliminated by Air Force ironically. Air Force was ranked 2nd in the nation at the time. 

Dennis is IMPACT Certified, Beach IMPACT Certified and CAP II accredited through through USA Volleyball High Performance Program. He desires to improve the quality of players by increasing skills, knowledge and character leading to an abundant life through life skills taught by the game.   

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Setting Coach 
Jason Obreque
 comes to us with a vast deal of experience both on and off the court. He has played both the Setter and Libero positions with different teams at different levels of play from high school through collegiate winning many championships along the way. He developed his love for the game at a very young age from his father and has continued to surround himself with the game in one way or another.


Jason has played both in the U.S., as well as having the opportunity to play as a Libero/Setter practice player for the National Argentinian team in 07’. He has been both the lead coach and the assistant coach with various club teams in Nebraska, most notably the Nebraska Elite. “I love that moment when one of your players pulls off a play that we have been practicing, in a game, and looks over to you on the bench with a huge smile as if to say “Nailed it”; makes all the hard work, time and effort put in, worth it.”

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 paul currierCoach Paul Currier felt like he had something to offer to players and parents after his youngest daughter graduated from Club Volleyball in 2012. His passion is to see young people develop great life habits and beliefs that will stand the test of time, and for parents to navigate the ropes of the Club experience while minimizing the trials that his family went through. Additionally, he desires to see the quality of volleyball continuously increase in the region. He is IMPACT certified through through USA Volleyball High Performance Program, and has recently survived the college recruiting process. Parents and players - feel free to quiz him. He is married to his wonderful wife of 30 years, Cheryl. Together they have two grown daughters. 

 

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