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Pentagon Coaching Staff


Attention Coaches!

We are always looking for coaches that want to be a part of our program. We have camps, clinics and club teams at multiple levels. Interested in coaching? Click on the link below to get started.

Pentagon Coaches Information Form


Mark McCloskey

Mark McCloskey

Club Director
Head Coach

mark.mccloskey@sanfordhealth.org

  • 25 Years of coaching and club director experience
  • Assistant Coach University of Wyoming, University of Northern Colorado, Embry-Riddle (AZ) University, University of South Carolina
  • Clubs include KiVA, Colorado Juniors, Gamecock Juniors, Yavapai Juniors, TEVA
  • 16 Open AAU National Championship, 17 Club USAV National Champs, Multiple Open Qualifier Championships, USAV National Invitational Champs
  • USAV Meritorious Service Award
  • Former Senior Director, American Volleyball Coaches Association
  • University of South Carolina Graduate

Mark McCloskey

Courtney Thompson

  • 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist
  • 2014 FIVB World Championship Gold Medalist
  • 2005 National Championship-University of Washington
  • Three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America First-Team selection
  • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American as selected by CoSIDA while playing at Washington
  • Pac-10 record for career assists with 6,552, which was third-best in NCAA history
  • Honda Sports Award as best volleyball player and was a finalist for the award as a senior
  • First female athlete to ever have her jersey retires at the University of Washington.
  • Led Kentlake High School (Kent, Wash.) to three state volleyball championships and also earned all-state in basketball as a senior
Mandy

Mandy Mercil

Assistant Club Director
amanda.mercil@sanfordhealth.org
 
Team: 16 Orange
Hometown: Dilworth, MN
Coaching Experience:2nd Year Pentagon, 3 Years Oak Grove Volleyball Club coach, 1 Year Hawley Club Volleyball coach, 3 Years DGF Junior High Basketball Coach, 1 Year Central Cass Track Coach, and 1 Year Assistant at Concordia College
Current Job/Schooling: Pentagon Volleyball Academy Intern
Athletic Experience:  Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School- Volleyball, Basketball, and Track. Concordia College- Volleyball: Setter/Right Side 4 year starter. Track and Field: 4 Year all Conference and National Qualifier
Favorite Superhero: Captain Marvel
Favorite Quote: “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore
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Alyssa

Alyssa Chambers

Team: 15 Orange
Home Town: Sioux Falls, SD
Coaching Experience: 4 years Sioux Falls West Club Coach, 2 years University of Sioux Falls Grad Assistant, 6 years Sanford Pentagon Coach
Current Job: 9th & 10th Grade English Teacher at Harrisburg High School
Athletic Experience: Roosevelt High School Middle Blocker, All-Conference, All-State, State Tournament record holder for blocks, University of Sioux Falls Middle Blocker 4 year starter
Favorite Quote: Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."


Cat Lind

Cat Lind

Team: 17 Orange
Hometown: Colorado Springs
Coaching Experience: 1 year USF grad assistant, 3 years TCA men’s volleyball, 1 year Warner University sand volleyball assistant
Current Job/Schooling: USF Grad Assistant
Athletic Experience:  2 seasons of indoor and 2 seasons of sand volleyball at Warner University, FL
Favorite Superhero:  I am the biggest Marvel and Avenger fan, so I can’t choose just one…I like them all!
Favorite Quote: “People are about as happy as they have made up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln
Role Model: My mom…she is a strong God-fearing woman who is constant in her love and patience

Suzann

Suzann Kluever

Team: 12 Blue
Home Town: Heron Lake Minnesota
Coaching Experience: 5 years Sanford Pentagon Coach
Current Job: Risk and Control Analyst/Projects at Citibank
Favorite Superhero: Wonder Woman - she has a lasso of truth
Favorite Quote: "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games, 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan
Role Model: Her friend Nancy - since the day they met she knew Nancy was someone she wanted to model her behavior after because Nancy is one of the kindest and most selfless people she knows 


Shelby Reynoldson

Team: TBD
Home Town: O'Neill, NE
Coaching Experience: 2 years Patrick Henry Middle School 7th Grade Coach, 2 years Norfolk Nebraska Freshman Coach, 3 years Sanford Pentagon Volleyball
Current Job: 6th Grade English Teacher at Patrick Henry Middle School, Currently attending Wayne State College for K-8 Administration Degree
Athletic Experience: O'Neill High School - basketball/track/volleyball, 1 year Setter at Wayne State
Favorite Superhero: Wonder Woman - She is strong willed and accomplishes what she puts her mind to
Favorite Quote: "Treat others the way you want to be treated"
Role Model: Her dad - he is smart, a great money manager, he invests in lasting projects, a wonderful dad and husband, and hilarious


Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn Junso

Team: 14 Blue
Home Town: Sioux Falls, SD
Coaching Experience: 4  years Sanford Pentagon coach
Current Job/Schooling: Avera Behavioral Health, Gloria Dei, Southeast Technical Institute - Nursing
Athletic Experience: DS/Libero at Washington High School
Favorite Superhero: Captain America - he values leadership and justice
Favorite Quote: "Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game"


Lex

Alexa Oates

Team: TBD
Home Town: League City, TX
Coaching Experience: 3 years summer camps with Absolute Volleyball Academy (Dickinson, TX), Tampa Juniors Coach, 5 years Sanford Pentagon Coach
Current Job: Lead Coordinator for the (e)Kids Ministry at Embrace Church's Downtown Campus
Athletic Experience: 3 years as Setter for Saint Leo University near Tampa, Fl, 2 years as Setter for University of Sioux Falls
Favorite Quote: "Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"
Role Model: Her mom - she is genuine, kind hearted, hard working, and fun to be around


Randi

Randi Bosch

Team: 16 White
Home Town: Valley Springs, SD
Coaching Experience: 2 years Vermillion Middle School 7-8 grade Coach, 1 year Wakonda High School JV coach, 1 year Garretson High School Head Coach, 4 years Sioux Falls East Club Coach, 2 years at Sanford Pentagon
Current Job(s): GPAC - Search Consultant, Sanford Wellness Center - Membership Services, Denny Sanford Premier Center - Usher/Security
Athletic Experience: Brandon Valley High School Volleyball Middle and Outside Blocker, Basketball, Track, University of South Dakota Volleyball 1 year
Favorite Quote(s): "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying" & "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships" - Michael Jordan


Lexi

Lexi Scott

Team: 14 Silver
Home Town: Prinsburg, MN
Coaching Experience: 1 year Prinsburg Club Coach, 1 year Tea Area Club Coach, 1 year Sanford Pentagon Coach
Current Job/Schooling: University of Sioux Falls Student
Athletic Experience: High School Volleyball and Basketball, Currently Middle Blocker at University of Sioux Falls
Favorite Superhero: Superman. Why? Because he is Superman, duh.
Favorite Quote(s): "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" - Dr. Seuss "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right" - Henry Ford
Role Model: Her mother - she was a single mother raising Lexi and her sister. She didn't do everything right raising them, but did her best all the time! She believed in Lexi and pusher her to always be kind, caring, and determined. Lexi wouldn't be the person she is today without her mom.


Jada

Jada VanderVeen

Team:  TBD
Hometown:  Worthington, MN
Coaching Experience: 
Northwest Iowa AAU 12 year olds 2011-2012
Northwest Iowa AAU 16 year olds 2012-2013
Performance Volleyball Academy, Kansas City (PVA) 15 Black 2014-2015
PVA 17 Molten 2015-2016
PVA 16 Molten 2016-2017
Current Job/Schooling   Rehab Specialist at HealthSource Chiropractic /Bachelor's in Sports Management from Northwestern College
Athletic Experience: High School: Southwest MN Christian - Basketball, Track, and Volleyball Outside Hitter, All-Conference. College: Northwestern College -  Middle Blocker/Right Side 4 years, also played basketball for 2 years at Northwestern
Favorite Quote: "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." - Philippians 4:13
Role Model: My mom - She is a great example of what it means to be hard-working and dedicated, and she puts her family and faith before anything else.

Kas

KaSandra Springer

Team: 13 Silver
Hometown:  Altoona, WI
Coaching Experience:  Spring League for ages 10-14 for the past 7 years
Current Job/Schooling:  Student/ volleyball player at the University of Sioux Falls 
Athletic Experience:  Playing volleyball since I was 9
Favorite Superhero:  Black Panter
Favorite Quote:  "Clear eyes, full heart, can't lose"
Role Model:  My mom

Eric Thien

Eric Thien

Team: 13 Blue 
Hometown:Tipton, IA
Coaching Experience:
3 years Varsity volleyball at Akron-Westfield
1 year 8th grade volleyball at Tea Area 
1st year coaching at Pentagon
Current Job/Schooling
Elementary Physical Education teacher at Tea Area Frontier 
Tea Area Middle school volleyball coach
Tea Area Middle school track/field coach
Athletic Experience:
University of South Dakota Cross Country 3 years
University of South Dakota Track and Field 3 years
Favorite Superhero: Iron Man: I can’t get enough of the suit he wears. If I could rent that suit for a day, I would have way too much fun.
Favorite Quote: “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but rising every time we fail”- Confucius 
Role Model:My parents: They molded me into the teacher and coach that I am today with good values and a competitive fire.

Brooke Bleeker

Brooke Bleeker

Team: 13 White
Hometown: Sioux Falls 
Coaching Experience: 6 years AAU club coaching experience. 2017: Junior Varsity coach at Siouxland Christian in Sioux City, IA. 2018 to current: Varsity Assistant coach at Sioux Falls Christian 
Current Job/Schooling: Account Manager at Fischer Rounds & Associates 
Athletic Experience: volleyball: 3 year varsity Libero at Sioux Falls Christian. Played 4 years at Northwestern College in orange City, IA ( two year starter)
Favorite Superhero: Spider Man 
Favorite Quote: “success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming”- John Wooden 
Role Model: Joanna Gaines 
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Michaela Beck

Michaela Beck

Team: 11 Orange 

Hometown: Sioux Falls

Coaching Experience: Three year Sanford Pentagon Coach

Current Job/Schooling: Nanny and Swim Instructor. She will attend Iowa State in the Fall for biological systems engineering. 

Athletic Experience: Middle blocker at Lincoln High School. Two seasons at Sanford Pentagon. 

Favorite Superhero: Iron Man 

Favorite Quote: "Without hustle, talent will only cary you so far." Gary Vaynerchuk

Role Model: My kind and loving father who has incredible work ethic. I draw inspiration from him everyday. 


Payton Johanneson

Team: 18 Orange Assistant 
Home Town: Lake Andes, SD
Coaching Experience: This is my first coaching experience!
Current Job: Heavy Equipment Technician for Titan Machinery, Sioux Falls.
Athletic Experience: Volleyball and track in high school. Junior volleyball in high school. College volleyball at NDSCS. Women's and coed league volleyball.
Favorite Superhero: Iron Man
Favorite Quote: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Role Model: Tyson Durfey