Advisory Board

Title: MVP Head Coach and Club Director

Coach JJ Saugstad is completely committed to his volleyball teams, his motto being “eat, breath and sleep volleyball. His expectations are very high, he looks for 100% effort every minute a player is on the court. JJ also looks for athletes that are versatile, well rounded that have the drive to continually get better. Each player is expected to know a variety of positions and what is required for each specific role, this makes them more valuable to any team they are playing on.

Girls Club Volleyball (2011-Present):

  • 2015 Motion Volleyball Program 16 Blue Head Coach
  • 2015 Motion Volleyball Program 17/18 Blue Assistant Coach
  • 2014 Motion Volleyball Program 14 Green Head Coach
  • 2014 Motion Volleyball Program 17/18 Blue Assistant Coach
  • 2013 Inferno 15-1's Head Coach
  • 2012 Inferno 15-1’s Head Coach

High School Coaching (2011-2014):

  • 2014 Wauwatosa East Junior Varsity Girls Head Coach
  • 2013 Wauwatosa East Freshmen Girls Head Coach
  • 2012 Waukesha West Junior Varsity Girls Head Coach 
  • 2011 Waukesha West Freshman Boys Head Coach
  • 2011 Waukesha West Junior Varsity Girls Assistant Coach


Safe Sport


2013-Present Private/Group Instructor 
2011 Kettle Moraine Middle School 8th Grade Girls Head Coach

JJ is not only passionate about the game; he truly understands the fundamentals and how important they are to how you perform in game play. JJ starts by focusing on breaking down the skills then progressing to the level of game play expected. Through the use of “game speed drills” players will be able to prepare for match play situations utilizing specific skills needed to win. On the court; passion, competitiveness, drive, hard work and most importantly playing as a “team” are a few key traits JJ looks for in his players. JJ strives to build team spirit so deep that the girls feel they are part of a family. He pushes his players to succeed at being the best players they can be, while increasing their love for the game of volleyball.


Title: MVP 16 Blue Coach and Assistant Coach

Our philosophy is to have fun, teach some life lessons, teach the meaning of success which comes in many different ways, getting a group of young ladies to play together as a team, play to their very best, and reach their ultimate potential while having fun! 
Success is not defined on the scoreboard, at the end of the match we usually ask the team "did you give everything that you have?", if yes then you were successful.
What we have learned is to be consistent in our behavior which creates respect and trust in our players, leading to a quality relationship! 


DSHA JV and Varsity assistant
2010, 2011 & 2012

Ted & Ki's Coaching History
Germantown High School Varsity:
     2013 - Present

Milwaukee Sting:

  • 2015-2016 17-2's
  • 2011-2015 13-1's
  • 2010-2011 13-2's



  • 2014 - First sectional 6 seed to make it to State
  • 2014 - First Germantown team to win a match at State, 3rd place finish!
  • 2014 - Northshore Conference Coach of the year
  • 2014 - Washington County Coach of the year
  • 2014 - Journal Sentinel Coach of the year

Milwaukee Sting:

2013-2014 131s finished 5th at AAU nationals (Open division)


2012: 79-0 set record


Title: MVP 15 National Coach

Volleyball is a team sport that provides real character building opportunities for all that partake.  My goal is to provide teaching and guidance to all my players and assign them with responsibilities for their personal development and the development of the team.  Personal accountability of these responsibilities is what allows for the most growth of my players both on and off the court.  How each girls represents themselves, her team, her club and her family, are the most important factors of a successful player.  Character leads to team chemistry, which leads to a successful team both on and off the court.  My style is to provide instruction to each player regarding both individual skills and team concepts that are of equal importance.  Girls on my teams will always know when they are doing something properly and also when they are not. 

Girls Club Volleyball (2005- Present):  

  • Southwest Milwaukee VBC  (2005 – 2016)
    • Qualified 6 times for the USAVB National tournament with teams at the 14 & 15 age division.
    • 2015 Chicago-Windy City National Qualifier Champions – 15 American Division

High School Volleyball (2009 - Present): 

New Berlin West High School

  • 2009-2016 Varsity Coach
  • Overall Record: 105 – 29
  • 3 straight Woodland Conference Division Titles

Greendale High School

  • 2015 – Present Varsity Assistant
  • 2015 Season Record: 44-4
  • Qualified for State Tournament for first time in 35 years

Title: MVP 14 National Coach

For us, volleyball is our way of life. We truly devote our time and passion into the game, and believe that when you are this committed to something, the dedication shows.  

As coaches we want to see all of our players master the things they can control, their effort, attitude and confidence, and strive to develop the skills with the goal of reaching their full potential.  We believe that is accomplished by working hard and pushing the players to expect success from themselves.  We preach playing aggressively and with confidence. Playing with confidence and eliminating fear allow players to reach new heights that they have been unable to reach before. 

As coaches we want to see the girls improve their skills but most of all grow as a person. We believe that being a member of a team builds lifelong skills that translate off the court. 

Lastly, we want everyone to enjoy themselves and have a great time.

Bryon - Girls Club Coach (2009-2013, 2015-2016):

  • 2015, 2016 — Southwest Milwaukee VBC - Head Coach 13-1’s
  • 2011, 2013 — Southwest Milwaukee VBC - Head Coach 15-1’s
  • 2010, 2012 — Southwest Milwaukee VBC - Head Coach 14-1’s
  • 2009  — Southwest Milwaukee VBC - Head Coach 14-2’s
    • Finished in the top 20 in the National Division at USAV Nationals
    • Multiple top 10 finishes in National Division at USAV National Qualifiers
    • 3 Top 3 Finishes at Badger Region Championships

Bryon - High School Coaching:

  • 2010 - 2013 — New Berlin West High School - Girls Varsity Assistant Coach
  • 2008, 2009  — Brookfield East High School - Boys JV Coach

Bryon – Player

  • Finished in top 20 at USAV Nationals as a player in Open Division
  • Former All-State Setter/ Outside Hitter
  • 3 year Varsity Captain at Greenfield High School
  • Player at Southwest Milwaukee VBC for 6 years
  • Actively playing adult leagues and tournaments at AA/A level

Sam - Girls Club Coach (2015 - 2016):

  • 2016 — Southwest Milwaukee VBC - Assistant Coach 13-1’s 
  • 2015 — Southwest Milwaukee VBC - Summer camps instructor; Hitting Camp, All-Skills Camp
  • 2015 — Southwest Milwaukee VBC - Assistant Coach 13-1’s

Sam - High School Coaching:

  • 2009 - 2015 — Whitnall High School - Summer camp instructor

Sam - Player

  • Outside Hitter
  • 4 year starter at Whitnall High School
  • 2 year Varsity Captain at Whitnall High School
  • Club Volleyball at UW-Madison
  • Actively plays triples tournaments throughout the midwest
  • Competes in Adult leagues at A level

Certifications: IMPACT and CAP 1 

Private Lesson Coaches:

We actively run private lessons year round for athletes ages 10-18. 

 Each lesson is directed towards athlete growth in any aspect of the game. The lessons are constructed based upon goals set by the athlete, parents, and/or suggestions given by coaches. Lessons are used as a time for one-on-one instruction and development of the player. All-skills lessons and positional lessons are both available.