Newark Volleyball Coaches

  • Nikki Parkinson: 16U-Nikki Head Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Phil 2:3-4 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."

    Experience:
    Played 4 years Division 1, Liberty University. 15 years of coaching Varsity High School Sports including Volleyball travel ball.

    Personal Fact:
    Married to Brian, Mother to Alexis and Brooke. I still play women's 4's and coed 6's.

    Why I love to coach:
    Have too much volleyball knowledge to keep it all to myself:)

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    Jason Kreidler - 15U-Jason Head Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Matt 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you."

    Experience:
    9 years of coaching high school, including the last 3 years as head coach of Middletown HS Varsity.

    Personal Fact:
    Married to assistant coach Kristy Kreidler and is a fan of pancakes...both on and off the court.

    Why I love to coach:
    Sports are a wonderful platform to display Godly character. Developing athletes into excellent competitors as well as servants is a joy.

  • Ken Cranker: 14U-Ken Head Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Ps 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

    Experience:
    Nearly 40 years of playing, 10 years of coaching with City of Newark, 2 years coaching with Upward Stars, and 5 years of officiating with DVOA

    Personal Fact:
    Taught English in Japan for 12 years

    Why I love to coach:
    Seeing players improve, teamwork grow, and character develop.

  • Niki Morton: 13U-Morton Head Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Zeph 3:17 "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."

    Experience:
    Club Director-3yrs, Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman, Middle School, Developmental, & Club coaching-14+yrs

    Personal Fact:
    Married to Steve Morton and Mom to TJ, Grace, Lily, and Isaac.

    Why I love to coach:
    The moments when you get to watch a player accomplish something that they have been striving for!

  • Elizabeth Boedeker: 13U-Lizzy Head Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    2 Timothy 1:7 - For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

    Experience:
    4 year starter for Falcons varsity program. Various club teams in college.

    Personal Fact:
    Second of four kids and a recent University of Delaware graduate.

    Why I love to coach:
    Seeing a team come together

  • Nicole Fisher: 12U-Fisher Head Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    1 Timothy 4:12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young; but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

    Experience:
    4 years of varsity high school plus 3 years trave

    Personal Fact:
    i played division one basketball on scholarship for 4 yrs at Towson University. I enjoy scrapbooking. Mother to 3, wife of David.

    Why I love to coach:
    To pass on my enthusiasm for growth and development and share the word of the lord.

  • Wendy Bonney: 16U-Wendy Head Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Col 1:13-14 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

    Experience:
    Played Volleyball at Eastern College; coached Falcons - Homeschool teams developmental through Varsity for 9 years.

    Personal Fact:
    I have been married for almost 25 years. I have 4 children, and a fluffy dog named Mocha.

    Why I love to coach:
    Watching players develop as players and as people.

  • Steve Morton: Assistant Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ and the life I live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me."

    Experience:
    Club Director - 3 years, 20 years playing, 2 years club coaching.

    Personal Fact:
    Fluent in Sign Language

    Why I love to coach:
    Helping players improve their playing skills and grow mentally, athletically, spiritually and socially

  • Ray Helie: 18U-Ray Head Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Psalm 23, the entire chapter!

    Experience:
    Coached high school girls' varsity since 2001, boys high school varsity since 2003, girls' club teams for 9 seasons. Voted coach of the year by DIVCA coaches' association in 2013. Played all positions and play in numerous tournaments, leagues, indoor, outdoor, sand, grass, fours, sixes and doubles. CAP Level 1 certified.

    Personal Fact:
    I like to sing.

    Why I love to coach:
    I love to help players have fun learning how to get good at volleyball, and seeing the joy they have doing so. I love to see them come together as a team and support each other, win or lose. I love being a witness to Christ to players, helping them realize how it's about having a brotherly/sisterly love towards others and loving God.