Coach Brian Knabe - 12 Crazyflight
Asst. Coach Ysa Rosas
Coach Brian has been around sports his entire life, starting out with T-ball and baseball, then jumping into football, basketball, cross-country and track in middle school/high school. He was introduced to sand volleyball during his high school years and spent many nights getting chased out of parks after curfew. He coached his daughter’s volleyball, basketball and softball teams for several years at the YMCA. She later became a 4 year volleyball starter, garnering 2 Defensive MVP awards in Dallas ISD schools. With his time at EMV, he has more than 10 years of coaching experience and has coached everything from Preclub & Miniclub to club teams. Coach Brian’s studies in psychology and child development at UNT have helped him to understand and find the motivating factors of his players and teams. His tag line is “focused and feisty” as he believes hustle, hard work and the right mentality can defeat those satisfied with talent.
Coach Ysa’s volleyball career started at the age of 12 playing in a recreational league and then soon transitioned into more competitive volleyball. She was a 6 rotation player and a Setter until her sophomore year when she transitioned to a DS/Libero. Coach Ysa played club at TNT, Instinct Volleyball, Texas Image Volleyball, and Madfrog Volleyball. During her time at Fossil Ridge High School, she was a two year letter, Libero and Team Captain, where she earned 6A-2nd Team All-District, and an Honorable Mention. Along with her teammates, her efforts helped earn her team's position in playoffs two-years in a row after their school had not qualified for playoffs in 16 years. She is currently a Junior at the University of North Texas working towards a BBA in Marketing, keeping her grades up and studying hard so she may further her education and pursue a J.D. with a focus in Business Law. This will be Coach Ysa’s 2nd year coaching here at EMV and she is so excited for this next season and to share her knowledge and love of the sport with our players.
Tournaments 2020 - 2021 Season