Rodeo & Judging
College: Academy of Art University
Hometown: Beijing, China
Dan "Phooey" Yang begins her first year as head women's volleyball coach at the Frank Phillips College in 2012.
She is a recent graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, where she earned a BFA degree on a full-ride scholarship in women's volleyball. There, she also served as assistant volleyball coach for the last year. She recently relocated to Canyon where she was a club coach for PVP and the Yang Volleyball Academy.
Yang was a member of the inaugural ART U women's volleyball team. She was honored with All-PacWest First Team selections in 2010 and 2009. She served as elite outside hitter for the AAU Knights and totaled 1,314 kills in her AAU career. She ranked first in the PacWest Conference in total kills both years and was among the top three in total points for those two seasons, as well.
Yang was named the Jayhawk West Conference Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year, becoming the only player in Seward Community College history to earn both honors during a career. The dominating outside hitter also received First Team NJCAA D-I All-Region VI and First Team Jayhawk West All-Conference. On two occasions Yang received Region VI Player of the Week. Once she was named the NJCAA Player of the Week, and she was named to four All-Tournament teams, including receiving the Tournament Most Valuable Player at the Midland College Tournament.
Yang is originally from Beijing, China, where she attended 5th Sports School from the age of 9 until the age of 21, competing in volleyball competitions around the world. Before arriving in the United States, she was also scheduled to be a part of the Chinese Olympic Volleyball team. In 2007, she chose to come to the United States in pursuit of an education.
College: University of West Alabama
Hometown: Billings Montana
Casey Williams begins her first year as assistant womenâ€™s volleyball coach in 2014.
Casey is a recent graduate of the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama. While at UWA she earned her bachelorâ€™s degree in Marketing. Casey was also a member of the womenâ€™s volleyball team. Prior to UWA Casey played at Spokane Falls Community College, receiving honors such as first team all-conference, first team all-region, and defensive player of the region. Casey led the conference in digs per set, as well as serve receive accuracy.
In 2013 Casey coached at Southern Academy in Greensboro, Alabama. While there she coached the JV and Varsity team. The Varsity team took third place at the state tournament.
Casey is originally from Billings, Montana where she went to Skyview High School. She competed in volleyball and basketball while at Skyview. Casey also played for Rimrock Volleyball Club located in Billings, Montana.