Meet our Coaches
Head Coach 11's
Started season 2017-18
Stephanie Barthels - Varsity Volleyball Head Coach WISD
Stephanie Barthels started her coaching career while going to college. She was at Wharton Co Jr College and was on scholarship to be the assistant volleyball coach. She then transferred to Texas Lutheran and while going to school and was the head volleyball and basketball coach at Lifegate Christian School for a year. She graduated in 2003 from TLU. In 2004, she started her public school teaching/coaching at Marion ISD. She was a middle school coach her first year and then she became the Head volleyball coach, JV basketball, and assistant track coach for 3 years. After her stint in Marion she came to Canyon Lake HS and was the freshmen volleyball and basketball coach for 3 years. She's now been at Wimberley for 7 years. She has coached freshman volleyball and JV volleyball, along with MS and freshman basketball, and also MS track. She a husband of 4 years. They have 1 four legged girl, Remington, who is the best big 'sister' to their 2 legged baby girl, Judith. In her years teaching she has taught science, health, and Special Education.
Stephanie loves to travel out West to Montana and leads a trip annually from the school that visits National Parks. She also includes hanging with her family, going to church, watching college and high school sports.
Head Coach 12's
Started Season 2018-19
Coach Gillman is our new WISD Jr. High Coach, where she will be coaching volleyball, basketball and track. She will also be teaching American History. Coach Gillman is a graduate of Canyon Lake High School 2013, where she played both Basketball and Volleyball. In Basketball she won First Team - All District and was awarded Comal County Player of The Year. In her high school volleyball career, she won First Team - All District, MVP and Second Team - All District.
Coach Gillman has coached club for Canyon Lake Club for several years.
Coach Gillman has also run and/or assisted several team camps for multiple sports.
Coach Gillman attended Dallas Christian College and transferred to Texas State University and graduated in 2018. She played volleyball at Dallas Christian College and won All Region Player. She holds a major in History and a minor in Education.
In Addition, Coach Gillman was just married in July to her husband Cody. She also plays a lot of sand volleyball in the summer and loves to fish - A LOT! Fishing is one of her favorite things to do.
This will be Coach Gillman's first season to coach with WAC and we are so happy to have her. She will be our Club 12’s Head Coach and run our Network camp for 6th graders.
Mattie started playing Club volleyball at age 10. Mattie has been in the WAC Family since second grade as a Little Digger followed by five competitive years of WAC’s Club Volleyball program and two years at an outside club. At Wimberley High School, Mattie was a 3 year varsity letter winner in Volleyball as a Defensive Specialist/Libero. Mattie’s Senior year, she lead her team to the Area Championship and a Regional QTR Final finish. Mattie was awarded First Team - All District as well as Academic All-District. Mattie is a three time Academic All-District honoree, an All-District Defensive MVP, three-time Team Defensive MVP. Mattie was Coached by our own Stephanie Barthels! Her Junior year her team finished as Regional Semi-finalist while she earned second-team honors, as a Sophomore led her team to finish as Regional Finalists. In Addition, Mattie is a three-year Letter winner in Track where she advanced all three years to Regionals in three different events. Mattie is also a three-year letter winner in Softball and was named First-Team All District and All-State Academics.
Mattie continued her career with the Texas State Volleyball team and lettered her Freshman, Sophomore & Junior year as a Defensive Specialist.
She just completed her 3rd season and ended her career with her team earning the regular season Sunbelt Conference Champs & Sunbelt Conference Champs 2018. Mattie is very active with the Bobcats and does several volunteer activities as well as supports many of the other Bobcat teams.
Mattie has worked for WAC for 7 years with volleyball camps and clinics.
This will be Mattie’s 5th season this fall as an Asst. Coach.
Sydney started playing volleyball at the age of 11. Sydney is now studying Biology at Texas State University and will be a Sophomore this fall. Sydney played volleyball for Seven Lakes 6A High School. Sydney played two years JV and two years Varsity. Sydney started her volleyball career as a rightside but was transitioned to a Defensive Specialist/Libero. In 2016 she was named 1st team all-district. Sydney's 15’s Club year she competed in the Junior National Championship and placed 3rd. Sydney has worked many summer leagues and try-out clinics for all ages.
This will be Sydney's 3rd Season with WAC this fall.
Head Coach 17's
Coach Doug Milner
All those State Championship banners in the gym…..…
This guy was right there along side Coach Grisham, putting in some serious work.
We are very proud to have Coach Milner back at home in Wimberley.
Coach Milner has been playing and/or coaching volleyball since 1975 (yes, Gerald Ford was president !) His WORDS!
He is a Graduate of UT Austin 1981 (I bleed burnt orange !) More of his words!
He has been married to his beautiful wife, Natalie, for 27 years. They have two wonderful kids…Maddie Jo age 25 (member of 2007 Wimberley State Champs) and Evan Douglas age 21 (Professional Golf Associate at Barton Creek Resorts)
Coach Milner recently retired after 28 years as a high school social studies teacher/coach at Sommerville, Johnson City, Boerne, Temple, Wimberley and Steele High School.
We are pleased to drag him out of retirement to coach our 17’s!
Coach Milner has coached volleyball at the college club, junior club and high school levels. He is USAV CAP II certified.
In his 28 years of coaching UIL volleyball:
– made playoffs 23 years
– 18 District Championships
– 9 Regional Finals
– 7 Final Four appearances
– 6 State Championships (all with Wimberley) TEXAN PRIDE
“I am very honored to return to the Wimberley area and most especially proud to be working for a great man like Gary “Catfish” Pigg and WAC volleyball”
Evan is the son of our Coach Doug Milner. Evan is 22 years old.
He is a 2015 Graduate of Steele High School where his dad taught at all 4 years.
Evan is currently an Assistant Golf Professional at Barton Creek Country Club.
He is also currently working toward a degree in Professional Golf Management through the PGA of America.
Grew up going to club volleyball/high school volleyball games watching his sister fall, spring and summer of every year.
He learned to love it over time as a young kid and having grown up learning more and more about the fundamentals and always knew that at some point in his life he'd love the opportunity to be able to coach with his Dad and sure enough it's a dream coming true!