Year Coaching: 23
Playing Background: - Club: No club back then...think Mad Men era...
- High School: Whitefish Bay High School; three year letter winner; Most Valuable Player Suburban Conference 1980; Suburban Conference Champs 1980. Recruited to play baseball at University of Arizona and scouted by the Milwaukee Brewers and Kansas City Royals.
Coaching Background: Club: Co-Founder and Co-Director (North Shore) Milwaukee Volleyball Club in 1989 through 1998. Started what became Milwaukee and Wisconsin's premier boys volleyball club with Mike Fried. Coached 1998 16-Under So Cal Champs and 1998 5th place finish at Nationals (best finish at that time). 1990 19-under AAU National Champs. Returned as coach in 2007 to present. CAP II.
High School: Nicolet High School 1989-1996. State Runner Up 1990. Two time North Shore Conference Champs. Assistant Coach at Wauwatosa East High School in 2007 and 2011-2013; 2015, 2017-19. Assistant to the Traveling Secretary, Tosa East, 2014, '16, and '18.
Other: Co-Founder Badger Region Volleyball Association in 1994. Commissioner for Region in 1998-2000. Proud father of MVC alums Ben Plaisted (Greater Metro and WI State Player of the Year 2014, member 2015 NCAA National Champion Loyola-Chicago) and Aaron Plaisted (Greater Metro and WI State Player of the Year 2016, McKendree University recruit) both who played for legend John Simon at Tosa East.
Profession outside of coaching: Executive Director, Historic Third Ward Association.
Favorite Quote: "It sure sounded in!" - Mike Fried
Jim, Ben, and Aaron at 2014 USA Nattys where both of their teams finished in the Gold Division.
P-Boys Take Over Miller Park, with MVC nephew Ken (center) and Uncle Mike
Years Coaching: 1st year
Playing Background: - High School: Whitefish Bay High, Club: Milwaukee Volleyball Club U16 - U18; College: 4 year starter at Marian university. NACC 1st team all conference 2018 and 2019. All time leader in kills, blocks, and service aces at Marian.
Coaching Background: High school: Germantown 2019 JV & Varsity assistant; State Runner Up 2019
Education: BSN from Marian in May 2019. Currently work as a nurse at Froedtert in their ICUs.
Why I love coaching: The volleyball community is a close-knit group of people here in Wisconsin. Coaching allows me not only to stay involved in this community, but to grow and develop the sport I grew up loving.
Favorite Quote: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” - babe Ruth
Jon in action at Marian