Coaches

Stephanie and Aaron Zischke

Stephanie is our Varsity Head Coach.  She has been playing volleyball since middle school and played competitive high school club ball.  She was the Setter at Olivet Nazarene University for four years.  Stephanie has coached high school varsity volleyball for five years.  Stephanie graduated from Olivet with a BS in secondary mathematics education and taught high school for 6 years.  Aaron Zischke, her husband of 11 years, will be assisting her as varsity coach.  He has coached at the varsity level for two years.  They have three boys – Landon 8 , Jase 6, and Avery 5 – and attend LifePoint Church.

Banner Sparks

Banner is our Defensive Specialist skills coach.  Banner played four years as Libero at Indiana Wesleyan University earning numerous awards.

  • 2016 Conference Defensive player of the week 4 times
  • 2016 NAIA All Conference 1st Team
  •  2016 NAIA Regional 1st Team
  • 2016 NCCAA 2nd Team All American
  • 2016 NAIA Scholar Athlete
  • 2017 Conference Defensive Player of the Week
  • 2017 NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week
  • 2017 NAIA All Conference 1st Team
  • 2017 NAIA Regional 1st Team
  • 2017 NCCAA 1st Team All American
  • 2017 NAIA Scholar Athlete
Banner married Krae Sparks in 2019 and they attend Emmanuel Church.

Kelly Kidd

Kelly played as an Outside Hitter for three years at Butler University and was voted to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team her freshman year. She is a gold medalist with the United States Deaf Volleyball Team in both the Pan American Games and World Championships where she was named Best Digger in 2016. Kelly is an Urgent Care Physician Assistant at OrthoIndy. Kelly has been married to Adam Kidd for four years. They attend LifePoint Church.

Vickie Morgan

Victoria is our Junior Varsity Head Coach.  She is a high school graduate who is planning on attending Leadership in Flight Training (LIFT) Academy to become a commercial pilot. Vickie played competitive volleyball all four years of high school, and she absolutely loved it! She was mainly an outside hitter and setter, but she enjoys playing any position. Vickie was honored to receive the Christian character award during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. She was also the speaking captain her senior year. Vickie enjoys helping new players become comfortable with volleyball and is excited to be a part of the Circle City Cougars.

Kelsie Sparks

Kelsie graduated from Grace College in 2017 with a degree in Business Management. She is a Bioforce certified strength and conditioning coach who is passionate about sports. She plays Ultimate Frisbee for Liquid Hustle in Indianapolis, has coached soccer for four years, and has coached Ultimate Frisbee for one year. Kelsie attends Harvest Church.