HOME LIFE: Danette grew up changing pipe and milking cows in Freedom, Wyoming. She has 8 siblings (4 brothers and 4 sisters), one of which is her twin sister. Danette was a multi-sport athlete at Star Valley High School in Afton, Wyoming. She competed in volleyball, basketball, and track at both the 3A and 4A levels. Danette met her husband, Ammon, in Sheridan when she was playing volleyball and has been smitten ever since. They have two sweet girls, Sophia and Kierra, who can't wait to join a club team in a few years!
EDUCATION: After completing her Associates Degree at Central Wyoming College, Danette completed her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming.
VOLLEYBALL CAREER: Danette loves competing and has played several sports her whole life. Her twin sister, Dixie, introduced her to the game of volleyball when she made her tryout for the 7th grade team with her. After the first day, Danette was hooked. Growing up, she played for Star Valley High School. Danette earned a starting spot on the Varsity squad as a sophomore where she helped her team win a regional and state championship. The following year, she helped her team win another regional title and second place finish at state. During her high school career, Danette earned All-State, All-Conference, and a couple Honorable-Mention awards. Danette was selected to play in the Wyoming All-Star games for both volleyball and basketball her senior year, and chose to play on the South Basketball All-Star team since she planned on playing volleyball in college. After high school Danette continued playing at Sheridan College, and then transferred to the University of Wyoming for a year and a half where she competed on a club team. Danette then transferred to Central Wyoming College where she played volleyball and basketball for one more year. She still loves competing in outdoor and indoor tournaments throughout the year!
COACHING CAREER: Danette has been coaching different levels of volleyball for over 10 years! Her love of coaching started when she was in high school with local kid's camps. During college, she started coaching club in Laramie with the Rocky Mountain Vertical Club where they competed in USAV tournaments in Denver. After getting married and moving to Sheridan, Danette has had great success coaching at both the Junior High and High School levels. She has coached 2 years at the Junior High level, and enjoyed 3 years coaching the Junior Varsity at Sheridan High School. Currently, Danette volunteers coaching programs through the YMCA and Rec District and coaches several club teams throughout the year. She is committed to growing volleyball in our community in any and every way possible!
WHY I COACH: "I love sports! Sports have a way of bringing everyone together. They have played a huge role in my life and have gotten me to where I am today. I love the life lessons that can be taught through volleyball. I love helping athletes improve and truly see what they are capable of. I love seeing athletes build their confidence and how it impacts every area of their life. Creating lasting relationships with athletes, parents, coaches, and fellow club directors is one of the best things about this sport. I have been so blessed in my own life with some amazing coaches that have significantly impacted me on my journey, and I believe that coaching and mentoring athletes is the best way to give back to this sport and our community. I coach because I want to have a positive influence in young athletes lives!"
VOLLEYBALL IDOL: Kerri Walsh Jennings & Misty May-Treanor
Cloud Peak All Programs Coach
10 Years Coaching Experience