Demand is at an all-time high for personal volleyball instruction / lessons. All of the Dynasty coaches are available for volleyball lessons if a coach choses to offer them. Each coach is an independent contractor and the club does not endorse one coach over another when it comes to lessons. As a general rule, coaches are discouraged from giving lessons to players on their personal teams to avoid any apparent conflict of interest. The following coaches are employed by Dynasty and have produced and/or played at the highest level. Please refer to the Coaches Bio page of our website to learn more about each coach!
Cell: (913) 645-5716
Bryon Larson is the founder and club director of the Dynasty Volleyball Club. Coach Larson was recognized as the AVCA 12-U National Coach of the Year in 2017. Coach Larson has a reputation for building champions through a mixture of fundamental instruction, technical feedback, and a positive communication style that athletes respond to. Click on the lesson link below for Coach Bryon's availability.
12 Black Head Coach
Brian Tate has coached at Dynasty for 3yrs, but he has been coaching volleyball for 5 yrs. Brian has experience as a head coach at MPV and 4yrs as an assistant coach at Rockhurst University. During his time at Rockhurst, Brian coached 6 All Americans, including the Division II National Player of the Year and 16 All Conference players.
12 Black Head Coach and 14 Black Assistant Coach
Cell (816) 838-4422
Keely coached 11 Black to a USAV national championship in 2016 and she is currently the head varsity volleyball coach at Lawrence Free State. Keely was an All-Conference, All-District and All-State recognized athlete in HS as an outside hitter.
15 Black and 18 Blue Asst.
Jordyn is a 2-time high school state volleyball champion from Indiana. As a club player, she had a very successful career at Circle City Volleyball Club in Plainfield, Indiana and won a national open level championship there. Jordyn played collegiately at UMKC and Lindenwood University and has been coaching since 2016. She has coached ages 13–18 at High Performance in St. Louis and has recently relocated to Kansas City. Jordyn works to mentor players to make sure they understand that this is more than just the game of volleyball, and there are many life lessons to be learned while playing a team sport.
13 Black Assistant Coach
Lori Angello hails from Lansing, Kansas. She is beginning her 8th season coaching at Dynasty, and she has also coached at Johnson County Community College. At Dynasty, she has served as the assistant coach for Club Director, Bryon Larson's 12 Black and 13 Black teams over the years. Lori has won over 10 National Qualifiers, 1 National Championship and 2 2nd place finishes at Nationals.
18 Black Head Coach
Makenzie Griffin, born and raised in Texas, paved her way to the highest level of volleyball. She worked her way up the NCCA Division ladder from D3 to D1. Makenzie played at Texas Lutheran University before transferring to Angelo State University. Following graduation, she played beach volleyball at Long Beach State while earning her master's degree in sports management.
Makenzie earned 1st Team All-Conference BIG WEST and AVCA Top Flight awards during her tenure at LBSU. Currently, Makenzie is playing on the AVP Beach Pro Tour.
Makenzie has four years of high-level club coaching experience- working at Mizuno Long Beach and OTVA before coming to Dynasty. Makenzie has experience working with athletes ages 10 to 18. She strives to inspire the next generation of athletes to become leaders in their journey while also shaping them as human beings. She believes growth is the ultimate goal, and success starts with micro goals. Volleyball uniquely unites people and allows them to grow in many ways. She brings intense, fast-paced, and fun environments to each team she coaches.
Cell (816) 803-5569
Eric played club volleyball at Truman State University (NMSU), and continued playing USAV Club after graduating in 1996. In addition, Eric led his company’s Corporate Challenge volleyball team to three consecutive championships in 2003, 2004, and 2005. He began coaching club volleyball in 2012, and this will be his second year with Dynasty.
14 Black Assistant Coach
Cell: (913) 683-8344
Rachel Milnark is from Lansing, KS and attended Lansing High. She played college softball at Wichita State, but her passion has always been volleyball. This is her first year coaching at Dynasty with 14 Black. She has coached for 5 years at other local clubs and 3 years at Piper High School.
13 3-Stripe Head Coach and 15 Blue Asst
Anna hails from Minnesota and has been coaching volleyball since 2017. She began playing the sport when she was 10 years old. Anna has coached ages 12-17 and loves helping her players grow on and off the court. Anna believes a huge part of volleyball is learning not only to become a better player but also a better person.
14 Blue Head Coach
Stevie Jo has been coaching with Dynasty since 2013. Prior to joining Dynasty, Stevie Jo coached for other local clubs. As a player, Stevie Jo excelled at Olathe South High School and Avila University as an outside hitter/ DS.
11 Black Head Coach/Director of U9-12
Andy is entering his 27th consecutive year of volleyball experience with HOA as a player, club director, and coach. He has coached Junior Olympic Volleyball the past 12 seasons and led the 2015 Dynasty 12 Black team to a National Championship. To date, many of his former players have gone on to play in college, including several at the Top 25 Division 1 level. Andy is also a Certified Financial Planner and has a limited lesson schedule, his lessons are by appointment only.
Academy Director and 15 Black Head Coach
This is Brett's sixth year at Dynasty. Coach Ferguson was previously an Assistant Coach at Rockhurst for 5 years. Coach Ferguson is also the Dynasty Academy Director.
12 Blue Head Coach; 14 Academy Regional Head Coach
Tom has been coaching volleyball for 13 yrs, and the past 7 yrs have been with Dynasty. Tom's Dynasty teams qualified for nationals in 2013, 2014, and 2015, 2017 and 2018. To schedule a lesson with Tom, please click on the lesson availability link below.
14 Black and 17 Black Asst
Eric Leone hails from Kansas City and has been coaching club and high school volleyball since 2003. While at Liberty High School as the varsity assistant, he helped lead them to 400+ wins, five conference championships, seven district championships, and multiple final four appearances. At the club level, Leone has won a number of open National Qualifiers and has had several top 10 finishes at Nationals. He has helped develop athletes that have played at the DI, DII, NAIA, and professional levels of volleyball. Leone competed at Graceland University from 1999-2003 and earned a Bachelor's degree in Health/Physical Education. He has a Master's degree from Baker University. Leone has been a teacher in the Liberty school district for 20 years.
17 Blue Head Coach
Wes has been coaching volleyball at Dynasty for 6 yrs. He served as the assistant coach to 11 Black in 2014 when they were runner up in the 11 Patriot division at the USAV Girls' Junior National Championship and also in 2015 when 12 Black won the 12 National championship in New Orleans. Please contact Wes via email to schedule a lesson.
15 Black, 17 Black, and 18 Black Asst.
Beau Barnthson joins the Dynasty coaching staff and brings decades of experience. He has been coaching since 2004. He has six years of experience coaching men's and women's volleyball at the collegiate DII and NAIA levels. Beau also has two years of experience coaching at the high school level, and he served as a club director for seven years.
Beau has more than 500 wins at the club level and 15 qualifier championships. His teams have had numerous top 10 finishes at USAV National championships. He has coached all conference players and a conference player of the year.
As a collegiate athlete, Beau played at Park University.
Beau's wife, Jenna, played volleyball at the University of Kansas, and they have an 8 year old daughter, Aleena.
18 Black Head Coach
Peter has 10+ years of coaching experience. He is the Co-Owner and Head Coach of Empire Beach and is also an AVP Beach Professional himself! Peter led 210 BCVA club vs Club to a National Championship Win.
Peter played collegiate basketball at the University of West Florida and earned his degree in Athletic Training.
12 Gray Head Coach
Katy has coached club volleyball since 2003, joining the Dynasty coaching staff in 2012. She was a setter at Avila University and Nebraska Wesleyan University. Please contact Katy at the email above to schedule a lesson.
Brad started coaching in 2007 and joined Bryon Larson when Dynasty formed in 2009. After graduate school, Brad played adult club for 14 years as a setter and has always enjoyed playing volleyball as a hobby, but coaching is his passion.
Head Coach - 12 Adidas and 13 Adidas
Tanya began her coaching career in 2009 and added club in 2015. Participated in programs in Mid-Missouri, North Carolina, and Kansas. Joined Dynasty in 2021.
Areas for lessons: Developmental for academy players in serving, hitting, and passing.