Meet our Staff
Coach Amanda Zima
Amanda has more than 20 years’ coaching experience mostly in volleyball with some prior high school basketball coaching at several area middle schools, high schools, club teams and some colleges. She is currently coaching the Michigan State Women’s Club Volleyball Team. She is passionate about supporting and developing athletes’ skills and confidence through structure, feedback and encouragement. Among her coaching career highlights, Amanda has helped teams successfully achieve several open division championships, many runner-up and third place finishes in regional and national tournaments top divisions, as well as an undefeated seasons with her school teams. She received the Coaches and MVP Award from Forsyth Tech and the All Region Player Award from North Carolina Tarheel Conference. She has also been received the North Carolina Regional Volleyball Coaches Certification and Safesport certification, as well as extended membership in AAU, AVCA, USAVB, JVA, and MJVBA, “Zima is excited to start Midwest Select and share her love of the sport while developing local youth.
Coach Holly Conley
Coach Holly Conley has been a coach at multiple levels over the past 20 years. She began coaching club ball for a year and then, in 2003, began coaching the varsity team at Bellevue High School. While coaching at BHS she continued to coach for multiple club teams including Set to Kill and WeCan. She was then offered an opportunity to coach at her Alma Mater, Pennfield Schools, where she started as a Middle School coach for 7th and 8th grade. She recently coached freshman for one year and is currently the Junior Varsity coach. Holly has coached with Midwest Select for one year. She resides in Battle Creek with her husband, Chris, and two children, Brady and Bryce.
Coach Bre Johnson
Bre Johnson has coached volleyball at every level for the past 22 years. She played college volleyball at Owens Community College and Wayne State University where she graduated with a business degree. Immediately after graduation she began coaching collegiately as the assistant coach at the University of Louisiana Monroe, then moved on to become the assistant coach at Bowling Green State University. As she exited college coaching, she went back to coaching High School and Club Volleyball while working full time in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, instructor, and facility manager of a women’s only fitness center. She coached high school volleyball at Bedford High School and Lakeview High School before landing at Marshall High School where she is currently the Varsity Coach. In seven years at Marshall, she has won 5 consecutive district titles and been a regional finalist 3 times. She has presented at the AVCA national clinic on youth development in volleyball and the MIVCA state clinic on skills and drills for young students of the game. She currently serves as the MIVCA Miss Volleyball Rep for the state of Michigan and sits on the board. She coached club volleyball at Premier/M Juniors for 12 seasons, USA Michigan for 1 season, Redline for 4 seasons and now coaches for Midwest Select. She has a passion for both volleyball and fitness. She was the Wellness Director at the local YMCA for 5 years and still teaches many group fitness classes. She holds several group fitness certifications including AFAA Group Exercise Jillian Michaels Body Shred, G.E.A.R Indoor Cycling, Coach by Color Indoor Cycling, Crossfit Level One, Cap & Impact Coaching Certifications and previously held her AFAA Personal Training Certification. She resides in Battle Creek with her husband Mike and their four kids, Brynn 11, Nico 10, Brevin 7 and Mical 7.
Coach Terra King
Terra is currently the Varsity coach at Harper Creek High School. With over 20 years of coaching experience, she still considers herself a student of the game.
Volleyball has been a passion of Terra’s since middle school. She started out her early years competing as a setter and has worked hard to develop an all-around knowledge of the game to share with her players. Although it is difficult for her to pin point the one thing that she enjoys most about the game, one of her favorite things about coaching is building relationships with her players and teaching leadership skills.
For Coach King, another of the greatest things about coaching is watching her players develop a passion and love for volleyball. She has a knack for establishing a strong work ethic with her teams and she holds herself to that same standard. All the while, keeping things in perspective. Volleyball is a sport, meant to be fun and her teams always look like they are having fun, working hard and respect each other.
Over the 20 years Coach King has been at the helm, the Beavers have made their first trips to the Final Four in school history, won Regional Titles, District Titles, League and City Titles. This is a direct result of the dedication and heart that Terra puts into building her program from the middle school to high school.
In the most recent years Terra has taken a new coaching title as “Coach Mom” while coaching at Midwest Select. Terra and her husband Derek have five children. Coaching her daughters in volleyball is something she has always looked forward to since she knew she was having a girl! Watching another group of young girls start to love the game and build relationships though this amazing platform really puts things into perspective.
Coach King believes it is a privilege to be able to use her skills and knowledge of the game of volleyball to be able to help these young athletes grow and develop as young people, leaders and volleyball players.
Coach Emily Delmotte
Emily Delmotte has been coaching for the past 4 years. After playing at Marshall High School she played college volleyball at Kellogg Community College. After she continued her college education at the University of Western Michigan. After college graduation Emily accepted the Junior Varsity position under Bre Johnson at Marshall High School. Emily loves to watch her players grow and improve throughout the season.
Coach Sarah Thompson
Coach Sarah Thompson has over 20 years of experience between playing and coaching. As a player Sarah was a four-year varsity defensive specialist for Harper Creek, two-year player for Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and two seasons of Western Michigan University Club Volleyball Team as a libero.
Sarah has a passion for developing youth sports within the community. She has been coaching within the Harper Creek School Systems at various levels on and off since 2003, most recently the last three years as the Junior Varsity coach. She has previously coached club volleyball for USA Michigan, WeCan, Redline, and this is her second year with Midwest Select as a 3-month coach.
In the past 5 years Sarah has focused on balancing work, family, and coaching her three daughters at various levels in both club volleyball and travel softball. Her coaching philosophy is that “youth sports teach more than just the game. It’s a life experience. Being a part of a team teaches hard work, responsibility, dedication, teamwork, and self-worth.”
Sarah is a very enthusiastic coach on and off the court. She looks forward to each season as a new opportunity to grow along with her team. Her favorite part of coaching is the “ah-ha moment” when something clicks within an athlete or the team, when they achieve their goal that they have been working towards no matter how small or big.