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Chanel Richter

Chanel Richter

EVJ Leadership Team
Assistant Club Director; 
Player Development Coordinator


A message from Coach Chanel:
I am so excited and honored to be coaching at East Valley Juniors. In a sense, I’m coming home. I started my volleyball career at 12 years old at East Valley. My love for the game started in their gym. I believe in EVJ's training, methods, goals, and dreams for their young athletes that walk through their doors. I will train my athletes to compete at the next level. I will teach them a solid fundamental foundation, to have an open mind to new techniques, and teach them game strategy and tactics to heighten their volleyball IQ to be able to look at the game in a completely different way. As a coach I am driven to make young athletes successful, not only on the court but off the court as well. Volleyball is such a unique and amazing game. I can’t wait to share my passion and knowledge of the game to these young athletes at EVJ.

Coaching Experience:

Club Volleyball

  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Phoenix, AZ
    2015-Present (Indoor Girls Assistant Coach, 15s-18s)

      - 2022-2023, Assistant Club Director (Chanel is taking a year off from coaching a team to take on an administrative leadership role.)
      - 2021-2022, Girls Head Coach, 18N1-Tempe

      - 2020-2021, Girls Head Coach, 18N1-Tempe
     - AZ Region, 18-Open Champions
       - Copper State Challenge, 17/18-Open Champions
       - Fiesta MLK, 17/18-Open, 2nd place finish

       - Florida Girls JNQ, 18-Open, 3rd place finish, USAV Open bid earned
       - Sierra National JNQ, 18-Open, 5th place finish

     - 2019-2020, Girls Head Coach, 18N1-Tempe
       - Music City Championships, 18-USA, 2nd place finish
       - Triple Crown, Elite Division, 11/112 finish overall
     - 2018-2019, Girls Assistant Coach, 15N1-Tempe
     - 2017-2018, Girls Assistant Coach, 15N1-Tempe
     - 2016-2017, Girls Assistant Coach, 15N1-Tempe
     - 2015-2016, Girls Assistant Coach, 17N1-Tempe
  • Volleyball Unlimited dba EVJ Sports Camps, Phoenix, AZ
    2016-Present, Player Development Coordinator
    2015-Present, Lead and Assistant Coach, Player Development Training Programs

Professional/Collegiate/Prep Playing Experience:

  • Arizona Sizzle, Phoenix, AZ (2015-2017)
    • Starting setter for the Arizona Sizzle Professional team. Led the team to a 3rd place bronze medal in the 2015 Adult Nationals in Detroit Michigan.
  • Pepperdine, Malibu, CA (2014)
    • Appeared in 29 matches and 105 sets … Made five starts … Utilized as a setter, defensive specialist, hitter and serving specialist … Averaged 4.26 assists/set while setting in a 6-2 offense and 2.61 on the season … Ranked third on the team with 29 aces … Totaled 167 digs for a 1.59 average … Put down a career-high seven kills at Creighton (9/12) while hitting from the right side … Also took a career-high 21 swings in the match … Handed out a season-best 27 assists vs. Wichita State (9/13) … Dispatched five aces vs. Utah State (9/5) … Earned three digs-assists double-doubles in 2014 … Picked up a tied-for-career-best 13 digs at Creighton (9/12) … Tallied nine digs on Senior Day (vs. Saint Mary’s, 11/22) … Led the Waves in assists twice … Other season totals include 32 kills, 274 assists, nine blocks and 65.5 points … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “gold” honors.
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (2012-13)
    • ​Led the Wildcats with 727 assists in their 6-2 system ... Played in all 31 matches and 111 of the team's 113 sets in 2012 ... Also led the squad with 31 service aces and the 0.28 aces per set ranked sixth in the Pac-12 ... Finished the season with four double-doubles which ranked third on the team ... Was named to the all-tournament team at the Pepperdine Asics Classic ... Dished out a career-high 59 assists to go along with 12 digs, three kills and two blocks against Cal State Northridge for first double-double as a Wildcat (8/24) ... Tallied 51 assists, 13 digs, three kills and a block at Pepperdine (9/1) ... Recorded a career-high five service aces in a four-set victory over Colorado (10/14) ... Had a career-high four blocks in a victory against Cal State Fullerton (8/31).
  • USA Volleyball, (2012)
    • Member of the 2012 USA development team, representing Team USA in the European Global Challenge in Croatia and Italy … Team captain.
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2010-11)
    • 2011: Played in every set sophomore year, making 10 starts ... Helped Gators to the NCAA Tournament regional finals … Second at UF with 664 assists (5.68/set), fourth in digs (162, 1.38/set) and service aces (20) ...Tallied a team-leading 25 assists in Elite Eight loss to Illinois, adding seven digs and a service ace ... Recorded a team-high 23 assists to go along with five digs in Sweet 16 victory over Michigan ... Registered a team-leading 21 assists and eight digs at #6 seed Northern Iowa in the NCAA second round ... Just missed a double-double against Missouri, notching 21 assists and a season-high-tying nine digs in the NCAA first round ... Led the team with a career-high 36 assists at Arkansas and was one dig shy of her third career double-double, tying her season best with nine ... Had 24 assists against No. 19 Iowa State to go along with five digs ... Named to the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational All-Tournament Team after posting 40 assists and 11 digs on the weekend, as well as three service aces ... Had a team-high 21 assists against Florida State, narrowly missing a double-double with eight digs ... Had a team-leading 33 assists in the Active Ankle SEC/ACC Challenge, as well as three service aces and seven digs on the weekend.
    • 2010: A 2010 SEC All-Freshman Team selection ... Helped lead team to the SEC Championship and to the NCAA Tournament regional semifinals … Played in each of the team's 31 matches as the squad's primary setter during three back-row rotations when Kelly Murphy moved to the front row as a primary attacker in the team's 6-2 offensive scheme ... Earned 12 starting nods ... Totaled a squad-best 5.59 assists per set, the fifth-best single-season mark by a freshman in school history ... Just one of 14 players in school history to eclipse the 600-assist mark for her career ... In conference matches only, finished ninth in the SEC with 6.01 assists per set ... Totaled double-figure assists in each of the squad's 30 matches ... Had 20 or more assists in 12 matches...Totaled 25 service aces on the season and did not commit a service error in eight matches over the course of the year ... Turned in two double-doubles in 2010...The SEC Freshman of the Week for Oct. 4.
  • Valley Christian High School, Chandler, AZ (2006-10)
    • Graduated from Valley Christian High School in 2010 … Directed high school team to the Arizona State Championship as the event's Most Valuable Player in 2009 ... Two-time AVCA National Player of the Week and a one-time Tachikara National Player of the Week ... Named to's list of Senior Aces, which recognizes the top-100 graduating players in the country ... Named the Metro Region Player of the Year in 2009 ... Averaged 7.1 kills per set and 6.2 digs per set as an outside hitter as a senior... As a junior, was the Arizona Republic's Small School Player of the Year, after ranking third in the nation in kills per set with 7.50 ... A four-time all-state selection … Was the first freshman in Arizona high school history to be named to the all-state team.... Earned Highest Honorable Mention honors from in 2008.
    • 2009, AIA record holder for season kills with 881
    • 2007-2009, AIA record for career kills with 2,598


  • Pepperdine University, Malibu CA (2015)
    • ​Masters Degree in Educational Technologies
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (2014)
    • ​Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management
  • Chandler Sports Hall of Fame
    • Class of 2018 Inductee