Coach Shay Calvert - 16 Black
Asst. Coach Kari Betts
Coach Calvert started her playing career in 2006. As a club setter in North Texas, she led two teams to win Nationals in back-to-back years (2012 & 2013). As a right side or libero for school, her team won state two years in a row and placed second the following year (2011, 2012, 2013). While still a player, coach Calvert started officiating for North Texas volleyball and quickly moved up the ranks to officiate National level games. She now officiates school ball with TASO and is entering her third year as a varsity-level official. She is entering her seventh year as a club coach, most recently coaching with AJV in Austin. Previously she has taken three teams to nationals placing in the top ten all three years (2016, 2018, & 2019). This will be her first year with EMV and is very excited to share her knowledge and passion for volleyball with the EMV family.
Kari Betts has coached at EMV for the last 4 years and will be returning for her 4th year coaching in the 16s division this season. Prior to moving to Texas and joining EMVs team, she coached the freshman and JV team at Granite Hills High School in Southern California for 3 years. She later moved to the club level and took over the 17s division at a club in Chino California. During her coaching career she has worked with players of all ages, including preparing players for college whether it be a JC, 4 year, or purely for academics.