I have always enjoyed sports growing up and was a three-sport athlete in high school, amassing All-State honors in both basketball for three of the four years played and in volleyball all four years played. I led my high school volleyball team to four consecutive state titles. Volleyball has always been my favorite sport as I earned a selection on the USA Today High School All-American Team for the state of Missouri. I went on to play volleyball at The University of Missouri Columbia from 1988 - 1992, taking a medical red-shirt for one year. Some of the top honors I accumulated during my career include: 1990 Olympic Festival Team, 1992 Female Athlete of the Year at Mizzou, 1992 All-American Team, 1992 first team All-Conference, 1992 Strength and Conditioning All-American and MVP in all tournaments my senior year. I also remain a Mizzou top five record-holder in total kills, kills per set, attack attempts, service aces, points per game and points per set. I am a member of the Heart of America Region, and have been coaching young players for over 15 years. This is my first year coaching for Static Volleyball Club. I have been married for 24 years to my husband Matt Pearce and have three children, Logan, Emma and Audrey. One of my philosophies is that "There is an advantage to continued practice beyond any visible changes in performance," in other words, a player is getting better and better even when they can't tell they're improving.
I have a passion for coaching and Static Volleyball has allowed me to work my passion. I believe in continuing education within the sport to further develop athletes and my knowledge of the game. One of my favorite quotes is by Toby Morris: "There is no such thing as a 'self-made man". We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who as ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the makeup of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.