Head Coach: Mike Lans
Mike has been part of the Fruita Volleyball coaching staff since 2010, and coached at Grand Junction High and Hotchkiss High School prior to that. Beyond the Grand Valley, Mike has attended Gold Medal Squared coaching clinics multiple times. These clinics are taught by many of the top coaches in all levels of Volleyball, including: US Men's National Team, US Women's Collegiate National Team, Olympic medalists, Men's and Women's Collegiate Head Coaches. These clinics, and years of experience, provide invaluable resources in order to create a rich and nurturing FMHS Volleyball Atmosphere.
Mike takes great joy watching the kids learn and play at all levels, as shown by the commitment to youth camps and excitement that he carries. During free time, he likes to hunt, camp, fish, Mountain Bike, and Golf.
One of Mike's favorite quotes is:
"It's not about how bad you want it.... it's about how hard you're willing to work for it." -Rocky Balboa-
Junior Varsity Coach: Gabby Rigsby
Gabby is pictured on the left with the other coaches and a couple of the presenters at the Summer 2022 Gold Medal Squared Coaching Clinic. Gabby is a 2018 Fruita Monument Graduate and a former Fruita Volleyball outside hitter. She went on to play some college volleyball and has returned to the Wildcat family. She is going into her second season as the JV Coach with FMHS VB.
freshman Coach: sabrina Atwood
Sabrina was born and raised in Wyoming where she played volleyball in grade school. After graduating at Evanston High, she played for the College of Eastern Utah. She married her husband Jake and has 5 kids who were all born in a different state or country (Utah, Ohio, Texas, Germany, and Colorado). They now have a small farm with 3 horses, 2 pigs, 13 chickens, 2 cats, and 3 dogs. She loves the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about volleyball and bettering the lives of youth through teaching it’s skills.