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MAVA Staff

Club Directors

Brett Versen

Club Director, Recruiting Coordinator

Brett has a very accomplished playing career and experience coaching at many levels.  He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2008 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and having played on the Men’s Varsity Volleyball Team.  During his time at OSU, he played on three Conference Champion teams and advanced to the NCAA National Championships twice, while receiving All-Conference and All-America honors.  After graduating, he worked as an engineer for four years before returning to the court as a coach full time.  He got his start as an Assistant at the University of Kentucky and then moved on to James Madison University, also as an assistant.   Brett came to Louisville in 2014 as the Head Coach of North Oldham High School and MAVA 14-Select, as well as serving as Recruiting Coordinator for MAVA.  In addition to the experiences above, Brett has coached volleyball camps at the University of Kentucky, The Ohio State University, James Madison University, and for The Next Level Volleyball Camp, run by former Olympian Ryan Millar.  

Dan Palmer

Club Director

Dan Palmer brings over 20+ years of volleyball coaching and training experience to MAVA. Dan got his start coaching volleyball as a student assistant at the University of Louisville under legendary coach Don Hardin where the team was twice Metro Conference Champions.  Dan’s other collegiate and high school coaching stops include Bellarmine University’s head coach for 10 years, Assumption High School assistant coach for 8 years, and Holy Cross High School head coach for 2 years.  He was a major part in Assumption’s first 6 State Championships in addition to a State Runner-Up and Semifinalist finish.  While at Holy Cross High School, he led the team to the State Tournament Semifinals.  Dan has also had great success at the club volleyball level where his teams have placed numerous times at the national tournament including gold medal finishes in 13U, 14U, 18U and 4 times in the 17U division. Dan has trained, coached, and helped place over 150 NCAA Division I athletes as well as numerous athletes at other collegiate levels.  He is particularly known around the coaching ranks to be one of the best setter trainers in the country.