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Patti Schoenhardt

Patti Schoenhardt

Head Coach 
Girls 10R1-Tempe

A message from Coach Patti:
EVJ is family for me!  As an alumna of the program, I owe much of my volleyball success to Jen Leo and EVJ, not only as a player during high school and college, but as a coach.  I have had the pleasure of coaching for EVJ for 17 years and still I continue to learn and grow each year as a coach; learning as much from the girls I coach as hopefully they learn from me.  

I enjoy developing our "Futures" girls on the fundamentals of volleyball, helping them learn the rules of the game and working hard to be competitive! This will be my 2nd year back in the 13s age group and I enjoy taking on the development piece of this age group while helping them navigate with the transition from the Future’s level to our competitive National’s level.  My passion for the game comes through at practice and during competitive play for I bring a lot of energy to the teams I work with. My hope is that players will always learn life lessons through this great sport, like how to handle adversity, having a be-better mentality, team-first perspective and always working hard to be the best version of themselves!  

“You Can’t Always Be The Most talented person in the room, But You Can Be The most competitive.”
Pat Summitt (one of my heroes)

Coaching Experience:

Club Volleyball

  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Phoenix, AZ
    2001-Present (Girls Head & Assistant Coach, 10s-18s)
    2018-19 position:

     - Girls Head Coach, 13N1-Tempe
     - Girls Head Coach, 10R1-Tempe

    Other EVJ Coaching Info
    - 17th year with EVJ
  • EVJ Sports Camps
     - Lead Coach, Futures Player Development Program
     - Coach, Camps, Clinics and Private Lessons 
  • Arizona Juniors Volleyball Club, Phoenix, AZ
    1998-99 (Girls Head Coach, 12's)
  • St. Louis Volleyball Club
    1997-98 (Girls Head Coach, 18's)

​School Volleyball:

  • Seton Catholic High School, Chandler, AZ
    2015-Present (Girls Varsity Head Coach)
  • Mesquite High School, Chandler, AZ
    2013-15 (Girls JV Head Coach)
    ​2013 (Girls Varsity Assistant Coach)
  • Mesquite Junior High School, Chandler, AZ
    2011-13 (Girls 8th Grad Head Coach)
  • St. Timothy Catholic School
    2005-07 (Volunteer Coach for Girls 5th-8th grade)
    2007 (Volleyball Camps)

Playing Experience:

  • Saint Louis University (1994-1998)
    - Co-Captain (1997-98)

    - All Academic, Conference USA (2004 & 2005)
  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club (1990-1994)
  • Marcos de Niza High School (1990-1994, 3 years varsity)
    - 2 time 5A State Volleyball Champions


  • Saint Louis University
    1998 Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Communication and a
    Minor in Theology
  • CAP Certification Level I
  • Consultant at Nationwide
  • Married to Brett, three children (Noah, Preston and Mckenzie)