April Fricke

April Fricke

5.0 (2)

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April Fricke is familiar with all aspects of the sport of volleyball.  She has coached at the high school and college levels.  She currently is a PAVO National, USAV National, Texas Association of Sports Officials volleyball official, and a personal trainer.

 

Fricke has been a member of PAVO since 2011.  She works in the following conferences:  Southeastern Conference (SEC), Big XII, Western Athletic Conference (WAC), American Athletic Conference (AAC), Southland Conference, Conference USA (C-USA), Sun Belt Conference, Heartland Conference, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). April has officiated in the WAC, Heartland Conference and SCAC Championship Tournaments as well as the 2018 Division III National Championships and the Division I NCAA 1stand 2ndRounds. 

 

April served as Athletic Director of Incarnate Word High School in San Antonio for 5 years.  While under her guidance, she increased the number of student athletes committing to play at the college level by 200%, engaged over half the student body in athletics and secured five state titles.

 

For two seasons Fricke was the Head Volleyball Coach at Birmingham Southern College (BSC).  There she coached the SCAC Defensive Player of the Year and four All-Conference selections.  Prior to coaching at BSC, she was the assistant coach at Trinity University where she helped the program to four consecutive SCAC titles, four consecutive Division III NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2006 Division III NCAA quarterfinals.  She also joined in coaching five All-American selections and led the teams strength training and speed programs.

 

April began her career as a public and private school volleyball and basketball coach and health and physical education instructor in 1995.  While coaching she received coach of the year honors in volleyball and basketball.

 

Fricke is a 1995 graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, where she received a B.A. in Exercise and Sports Science while playing volleyball and basketball.  She was inducted into the St. Mary’s Hall of Fame in 2006. Her career honors include 1993 NAIA Volleyball All-American and 1993 NAIA Volleyball District MVP.

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San Antonio, TX 78218
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Missy Hellums

    I like many things about Coach April. First of all April is very knowledgeable about the game of volleyball. I love the fact that she not only has played volleyball in college but she has been a college coach and she also officiates at the college level. When training a volleyball athlete, Coach April not only looks at where the athlete is now skill wise but she looks at the athletes potential and where the athlete could be. April uses coaching lessons not only for volleyball but for life as well. She trains the whole athlete-mentally, physically and emotionally. She tries to use mistakes or set backs as tools for life lessons because she feels that’s there more to the athlete than just volleyball; volleyball is just part of who the athlete is. However, when training, April wants the athlete to get the most out of the training with her and she is committed to seeing the athlete get better and succeed on and off the court I would highly recommend Coach April if you are looking for a knowledgeable coach, a coach that will push your daughter to “put in the work”, a coach that is driven and focused, a coach that will help the athlete to see her strengths and weaknesses but will use the athletes weaknesses to help her get better and succeed on the court. Coach April loves to coach volleyball athletes, she loves imparting her wisdom upon them to make them successful!

  • Lisa A.

    Coach April is an amazing volleyball coach! Our kiddo has learned how to overhand serve because of her lessons! She is patient, will go step by step with instructions with the kids, provides practices tailored to the kid’s position, and is an amazing coach. She knows what she is doing, and our daughter has grown leaps and bounds with private lessons from Coach April! Highly recommend her - we love lessons with her!



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