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 since 1998 and Director since 2012.

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. The 17s Team was ranked 166th out of 2218 teams nationally in Feb 2017 by AES.

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

In the Fall of 2017, United sent it's 15th kid to college since the club started 5 years ago. 11 other players 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 in the USA Volleyball High Performance Program, and is a NCAA College Referee.

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 they never finishing below 5th place, ever. 

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 second in the nation at the time. 

Dennis is IMPACT Certified, Beach IMPACT Certified and CAP II Accredited in the 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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 jasonHead 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 US and in Argentina.. he was a Libero/Setter practice player for the National Team in Argentina in 2007.

He was an Asst and Lead Coach for 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.”

Jason is IMPACT Certified through USA Volleyball.

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jasonHead Coach Jennifer Dority comes to us with a lot of experience both on and off the court. She played Middle Blocker at NCAA Division 1 Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois from 1994-1998. She plays beach and grass, 4s Leagues and still challenges the United girls six-on-six.

Jenn was Asst Coach at Roaring Fork High School under Carrie Shultz for 3 seasons from 2010-2012. Roaring Fork was a State contender in 2011 & 2012. When Carrie stepped down, Jenn stepped in to become Head Coach from 2013-2015. In March of 2016 she stepped down to make United a higher priority. 

Jenn started her coaching career with United as a Middle Blocker Coach in 2015. Last year, she was the Head Coach of the United 15s team. She has also been a clinician with United's Summer Camps under Dennis and AJ.

Jenn is IMPACT Certified through USA Volleyball and attended the USAV Volleyball High Performance Coaching Clinic at the Olympic Training Center in 2016.

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jasonHead Coach Jordan Cody has a passion for volleyball playing indoors and out. She is an avid Beach and Grass player. 

Jordan played for Rifle High School and was a starter on the varsity team for two years. Jordan went on to play college volleyball at Colorado Northwestern and graduated in 2016. She hit .229 over her career and lead her team in blocking her sophomore year.

Jordan started her coaching career as an Assistant to AJ Egli in the United Summer Programs and Camps. She also has served as an Asst for the 18s team and was the Lead Assistant Coach for the United 15s team last year.

Jordan is IMPACT Certified through USA Volleyball.
 

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jasonCoach Julio Aguirre has a passion for volleyball playing indoors and out. He loves to play doubles during the summer. Julio was also a stellar soccer player in his high school days.

Julio started his coaching career with United as an Assistant to Dennis for the 18s team in 2015. He was Assistant and Skills Coach for the 15s team in 2016 and Assistant to Dennis last year on the 16s team. 

Julio is IMPACT Certified through USA Volleyball.

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