Working With the Best
Dan Konzack- 14's:
I have always loved sports, fitness, and competition. Growing up in MN I played almost every sport. Once in highschool focused on Basketball, Football, and Track. After college I continued to play in leagues and go to open gyms whenever I had a chance. I married my highschool sweetheart and we have two amazing daughters! This is how I found volleyball. We moved to FL in 2017 and my oldest started getting into volleyball. To help my girls learn the fundamentals I started helping at practice so I could learn the game. That led to becoming an assistant coach and the rest is history, now I'm hooked!
I am a constant student of the game, always trying to find ways to focus on the fundamentals but create a purpose and intensity in everything we do. I've coached at the middle school and freshman levels. I've also been coaching with the Spartans since day one. I'm so thankful for this Christian volleyball club. We pray before every match and practice, then battle and compete to the very end! In my opinion sports are a lot like life, work hard, always do your very best, and know nothing great ever comes easy.
Mckenzie James- 11's:
McKenzie James is a junior at USF and is currently playing on the St. Pete beach volleyball team. Over the past two years, she started as a freshman at Coastal Georgia as their libero. Keiser University offered her a starting position after her first semester, she transferred there to continue playing indoor volleyball. She has since been studying Health Science and is pursuing a career as a PA. She has coached 10’s mini club, 11’s, and 13’s indoor volleyball.
Jen & Ricky Tyrell- 14's:
This is our 4th year coaching Spartans for 14s and 15s teams. We’ve coached BCS JV for 6 years and Ricky has been the head coach of the BCS beach volleyball team for 3 years. Jen played volleyball in college and Ricky enjoys playing beach volleyball.
Justin Leavell- 14's:
This is Justin Leavell‘s third season coaching with the Bradenton Spartans Elite Club. Over the last 2 years he has also served as an assistant coach at Bradenton Christian School with the middle school varsity and freshman teams.
Hannah Overfield- 13's:
I had played volleyball for 13 years and just absolutely loved the sport. I was a setter and a right side hitter. Setting is my passion! I had been a coach at our local church and school in KY for 2 years before moving to FL and becoming a coach at BCS. I have been at BCS for 2 seasons as well as Spartans. I love sharing my knowledge of the sport with the teams I have!
Bobbi Jo Norris- 12's:
BobbiJo Norris has a deep passion for the sport of volleyball. She began playing in 3rd grade and continued to play through her college years. She was an all-conference athlete, captain of her team, had multiple academic athlete awards and was even on the dean’s list in college.
She had the opportunity to start her coaching career 3 years ago when her daughter decided to play volleyball with the Bradenton Spartans Elite volleyball club. It was then that she could combine her passion for the sport and love for kids in one place.
Her desire is to empower women athletes to grow in their love for volleyball all while developing confidence and be the best they can be. She believes that the players she had the honor of coaching have taught her as much as she hopes they have learned from her. She looks forward to growing as a coach and helping women athletes flourish.
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Here are our teams that we have associated with us here at Bradenton Spartans Elite. We offer 6 Teams starting at age 10 and go up to age 18.