Coach Hammond's Coaching Philosophy
My philosophy is anchored in providing meaningful experience to my athletes while enhancing their skills and values in life through sports. I aim to provide them with the opportunities for physical, social, emotional, and mental challenges that will lead them to become good and productive citizens. I am committed to valuing each player, expressing the importance of each person’s role on the team.
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Coach Clancy Hammond is a 1998 graduate of North Platte High School, where she played for legendary volleyball coach, Linda Carlson. After high school, Coach Hammond went on to play at then Mid-Plains Community College for another Hall of Fame coach, Sally Thalken. She graduated from Chadron State College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. Since 2011, she has taught 3rd grade at Eisenhower Elementary. In 2019 she headed to Madison Middle School to teach 6th Grade Science. She has been the Head 8th Grade Volleyball Coach at Adams Middle School since 2013. After coaching club volleyball for several years for Flatrock and Mid-Nebraska Volleyball Clubs, she couldn’t be more excited to lead the North Platte High School Volleyball Program where she was named head coach in 2019.
Danielle Blake is the Head 9th grade volleyball coach. Along with coaching 9th grade volleyball at the High School she also coaches 8th grade girls’ basketball at Adams Middles School. She has been a Physical Education teacher for five years 4 of which were in Phoenix, Arizona and now at Madison Middles School. Danielle graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelor’s degree in K-12 Physical Education. Outside of teaching and coaching she enjoys being back in Nebraska to be closer to her sisters and adorable niece. Danielle is also enjoying redoing her home she bought here in North Platte.
Jordan Frey joined the high school coaching staff in 2019 and is thrilled to be moving up to the high school to coach volleyball. Since 2012 she was blessed with the opportunity to coach 7th and 8th grade volleyball and basketball. She says it is such a joy to watch athletes grow on and off the court and she is thankful for the opportunity to invest in the girls and expand her coaching knowledge.
Hello, my name is Jill Faxon. I am originally from Beatrice, Nebraska and graduated from Beatrice High School in 2013. I then continued my academic and athletic career at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. I was apart of the FHSU Women’s Basketball team from 2013-2017...Roll Tiges! During that time I received my Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Teaching and Coaching. 2019 will be by 2nd year teaching K-5 Physical Education at Washington Elementary. I am very blessed to work with such an amazing staff that helps me grow in my profession and as a person. I will be entering my first year of coaching freshman volleyball and my second year of freshman basketball. I am very excited to work with both coaching staffs to help build and grow the programs. Athletics is such a passion of mine and I am glad to be able to give back to something that has taught me so much. I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, traveling the world, going to the lake, basically anything that is outdoors or where I can be active. I am excited for another year of teaching and coaching where I can continue to build relationships with students and help them achieve their goals!