Get to know the dedicated coaches and passionate staff behind Red Rock Heat Volleyball Club. We come from all walks of life and are united in our passion to develop volleyball players here in Southern Utah! We’re fortunate enough to be working with the best, and we know that we really couldn’t have started this club without our incredible coaches! Read more about our individual professional coaches below.
Club Founder and Director
The Red Rock Heat Volleyball Club was founded by Jen out of a dream to offer more for her own daughters and other families in the area. Jen's focus is the players. "We want to offer opportunity, un-paralleled coaching, and value to our players. I want every player to feel important and thier parents to feel like they have invested their hard earned money into something that is not offered anywhere else."
Head Coach 16U
Club Director over Coaching
Head Coach 16U
Coach Miahna has a special ability to teach volleyball in a fun, easy to understand atmosphere. Miahna played Volleyball in her younger years as an outside hitter where she still holds 7 records at her high school. Miahna went on to play as a Libero at SUU and most recently was assistant varsity coach/ head JV coach at Dixie High. The growth from her players speaks for her ability to coach both beginner and advanced players. Her passion for the game and enthusiasm is contagious.
Head Coach 13U
For the last 10 years, Robyn has been the head coach for Dixie State Volleyball where she led her Trailblazers to success on and off the court. Robyn just recently stepped down so that she could focus her time and talents watching and helping her own growing children become successful athletes. We are so lucky to have Robyn share with our athletes her extensive knowledge and experience of the sport of volleyball.
Coach Whitnee is in her 3rd season of her second stint as a Dixie State volleyball assistant coach after serving 3 seasons (2016-18) on the coaching staff at Snow College.
A native to Santa Clara, Utah, Tupe graduated from Snow Canyon High School in 2005. She went on to play volleyball at Dixie State for 2 seasons, where she earned her Associates degree in Science.
Whitnee brings a wealth of knowledge for both beginners and advanced players. We are thrilled to have her as part of our club.
Head Coach 18U
For the past 10 years coach Kim has been a part of the Southern Utah High School and Club volleyball scene. She coached 6 seasons for SUVA before coaching Desert Storm 17-Elite, GSL 18-1 and spent last season coaching Beach Elite 17-1. During her seasons coaching for Dixie High School, she coached numerous teams including Sophomore, JV and assistant Varsity. Kimee is excited to work with the Elite athletes at Red Rock Heat Volleyball and help them prepare for their future on and off the court.
Head Coach 15U
After a stellar four-year playing career at Dixie State, Makenzi Murphey spent four seasons on the Trailblazer sideline and last year was the program’s Director of Volleyball Operations. We are more than excited to have Makenzi share her coaching and volleyball knowledge and experience with our teams.
Head Coach 13U
Riley just recently moved back to Southern Utah after her 4 year collegiate playing career. Riley started at Snow College playing under Coach Whitnee Tupe and then transferred to BYU, where she helped lead the Cougars to 2 NCAA tournament appearances, including a final four run in 2018. She is currently the Director of operations for the Dixie State Volleyball team. We are thrilled to add another amazing coach to our staff.
Head Coach 15U
Head Coach 12U
Coach DeAubrey enjoys creating a fun atmosphere where players learn the importance of a winning mentality. DeAubrey played High School volleyball locally and recently finished her first season of coaching at Desert Hills High School. We are so happy she decided to join us in her first year coaching club. She is enthusiastic about developing strong individuals on and off the court.
Coach Auria joins us after just recently completing her first year of playing college volleyball as a setter for Trinidad State. Auria finished her high school career at Dixie high and helped her team end with a very successful season. Auria is excited to teach our youngest players the fundamental skills that will carry them through their own volleyball journey. Auria also assists our 13-1 team with coach Whitnee and although this is her first year coaching club, has a wealth of knowledge to offer her players.