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Penny Ripley

Club Director, Owner

Head Coach  12's Team


I played volleyball for over 35 years and have over 20 years coaching experience.

I absolutely love the sport and love teaching the fundamentals. As a coach, there’s no greater satisfaction than to see where players are today that you’ve coached in the past.  


Playing Experience

2007 - 2011 Rolla Competitive Co-Ed League

2002 - 2006 Willard Women’s Competitive League

1980 - 1998 Oklahoma Regional Volleyball Assoc.

1995 Oklahoma Regional Champions

1989 MVP OKRVA Jenks Tournament

1979 Central State University, Edmond, OK

1976-1978 Mustang High School

1978 Mustang High School State Champions

1978 1st team All State - Oklahoma

1978 Outstanding Hitter, OSU Camp - Steve Suttich


Coaching Experience

2014-Current , Director/Owner, Thunder Volleyball Club

Head Coach 12's Team 2021-2022

Head Coach 14’s Team 2018-2019

Head Coach 17’s and 13’s 2017-2018

Head Coach 14’s & 16's 2016-2017

Head Coach 13’s 2015-2016

Head Coach 14’s 2014-2015


2013-2017 Head Coach, 7th & 8th grade girls A Team, The Barstow School

2013-2014 Head Coach, 13’s, Asst. Coach,15’s Select, Elite Volleyball Club

2012-2013 Head Coach 12’s, PVA/SLAM, Overland Park

2011-2012 Head Coach 13’s, Osage County Volleyball Club, Linn, MO

2009-2012 Director, Head Coach

Vienna Volleyball Club, Jefferson City League

1994-1998 OKRVA Team:  Volley 1 Regional Champions, 1995, Ranked #1 in Women’s AA two years in a row


Lives in Pleasant Hill, MO, married to Warren.  We have six grown children, sixteen grand children.   Two spoiled rotten Schnauzers rule our house.  I also love cooking and gardening.  I've been employed with Lee’s Summit R-7 School District since 2012.  Every player in our club I consider my kid.  I want to be a great role model for them.   I want each player to be the best they can be both on the court and in their personal life.  

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