Riley Duzenack, Coach

 

This will be Riley’s second year of coaching with Excel Volleyball, and she is so excited to coach for the place that she played. Volleyball has been a huge part of Riley’s life ever since she was 11 years old. She has always been a setter, but has had years of hitting experience. When she was 13 years old she started playing for Excel Volleyball until her last club season. Throughout her career at Excel, she made an appearance at the Junior National Championships every year. Riley was also a 4 year varsity starter at Melissa High School. Her team won the District Championship all 4 years that she was on the team. She was also named second team All-State, All-Texomaland Player of the Year, and the District’s Most Valuable Player her senior year of high school.

After graduating high school a semester early, she continued her volleyball career at Mississippi State University. She was a contributing part to one of the best seasons in school history. After the Fall of 2016, she transferred to Dallas Baptist University to continue her volleyball career closer to home. She recently chose to end her volleyball career as a player after several knee surgeries. She is now pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Management and will eventually begin to work towards a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Riley is ecstatic to coach for the club she once dedicated so many hours to as a player. She cannot wait to share her love for the game through the relationships and interactions she will have with her players. She cannot wait to introduce her perspective on the game and philosophies of developing athletes on and off the court as she continues her coaching career. As she has always loves seeing physical talent develop among players, she finds joy in seeing players grow mentally throughout their time on the court.