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Shelley Small


Shelley is the newest member of the Coaching Education staff, making the move from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to Colorado Springs in 2013. Her background in volleyball spans thirty years as both a player and a coach. Shelley played high school ball at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, and went on to be a middle blocker and outside hitter at Baylor University, where she was named to the All-Southwest Conference team and was the team captain for two seasons.

Back in the DFW area, Shelley coached volleyball at L.D. Bell High School, Grapevine High School, and coached club with North Dallas VBC, Mid-Cities VBC, Team North Texas, Victory VBC, and 900. She also started the fast-pitch softball program at L.D. Bell, where her team reached the Regional Semi-Finals of the 5A Texas State Tournament in their third season.

Along with being the Coordinator of Coaching Education with USAV, Shelley is also the Head Volleyball Coach at Air Academy High School on the campus of the United States Air Force Academy. In her first season at Air Academy last fall, the Kadets went all the way to the 4A Colorado State Finals, eventually losing the championship match to Lewis-Palmer High School. Her squad will soon be entering the playoffs this season, ranked #10 in the 4A standings.  In her spare time, Shelley enjoys the trails and mountains of Colorado, hiking with her lab, Marley, and playing the keyboard and guitar.





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