All our RVC coaches are background checked with USA Volleyball. They all are all USAV IMPACT, USAV Safesport and concussion management trained.
Christine Rietz is the founding member and Director of RVC. She is a volunteer in the position. She is also an active member of the community volunteering for the high school booster club. She is the principal for a local elementary school and has over 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher and as a teacher for special needs children. Her philosophy is to provide volleyball as a support system for players as they go through the middle school and high school years. In addition, grow the love of the game and provide opportunities for all athletes no matter their financial situation. She is the club Safesport point of contact.
Brigitte Kwinn has been with RVC since 2016. She volunteers for the club and provides resources and guidance to the athletes about college recruiting. She comes to Arizona after 11 years of coaching club and high school teams in New York. She has a background in playing at the intercollegiate and adult level and coaching volleyball at all levels, to include coaching USAV juniors, adult coed (for 15 years) and high school level. She was an assistant professor in undergraduate education at the United States Military Academy at West Point, retired from the US Army and currently is a lecturer in graduate systems engineering education. She is USAV Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) level II certified. Her coaching philosophy includes striving to develop each athlete into a productive member of the team, to reinforce positive contributions and work with the athletes to overcome their negatives so they can continue to love the game.
Kirstin Fink is a Tucson native and joined the RVC coaching staff in 2018. She played 4 years of Division 1 NCAA volleyball at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She earned academic honors in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball All-Academic Selection. She was a four-year letter winner at Sabino High school before college. She played all four seasons of high school on the varsity squad.
Melissa Laborin joined the RVC coaching staff for the 2019 girls club season. She is originally from New Mexico and played all 4 years in high school on varsity volleyball. She also play softball, track, and basketball. She received a scholarship for both volleyball/track at Pima Community College and basketball at Cochise Community College. She took the basketball scholarship at Cochise. After college she continued to play in adult leagues around the city after a terrible compound fracture of her ankle she stopped playing and began coaching. Her coaching positions consist of Socorro High School in New Mexico varsity girls volleyball, Animas High School Volleyball/Basketball girls Varsity, Elfrida High School in Arizona varsity girls basketball, Sunnyside High School basketball girls varsity. Her coaching philosophy: I am a firm believe that if you have knowledge pass it on to those who do not. I also believe that playing sports as a child not only builds character and confidence but also gives a sense of accomplishment. Not everyone is a winner every time. We have to lose some to gain some, and if we gain something from every opportunity then we are winning. Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile-Vince Lombardi.
Torrie Rourke joined the RVC coaching staff in 2018. She has coached junior high, high school, USAV junior club and adult club teams. She grew up in a small town in Arizona. She still remembers playing volleyball for the first time when she was in fourth grade. Right then and there she knew how much she would love the game. Growing up she had four sisters who shared the love of the game. She always wanted to push herself to be as competitive of a player as they were. Playing sports in a small town had many benefits. Everyone wanted to see you do your best. Her family and tight knit community always supported, as well as, pushed her to go above and beyond. Volleyball taught her hard work, hustle, teamwork, responsibility, accountability, and above all love for the game. She has always been a utility player, playing libero freshman year, middle sophomore year, outside the last two years in high school, and setter during club. Although she did not choose to further her athletic career into college, she still loves the game and plays competitively in adult leagues in Tucson. While coaching she plans on passing my knowledge to each and every player. She strives to bring out each individual’s potential to show them that they are always capable of more. No matter what stands in their way, they can always overcome an obstacle. Most importantly, she wants the athletes to have fun, individually and as a team. She wants them to make life-long friends and take home memories.
Madison Page joined the RVC coaching staff in 2018. She graduated from Sabino High School in 2018 and is now a student at the University of Arizona. She has been playing volleyball for 9 years and played for club volleyball including with RVC for 4 years. In high school, she spent two years on Varsity as a right side as well as managing Sabino Boys' Volleyball for two years. She was an assistant coach for the RVC boys' team. Her coaching philosophy is to develop players to be coachable. By always working hard, being positive, and having fun, we can build a community of great volleyball players on and off the court.
Devan Lodge has been with RVC since 2016. Her volleyball experience comes from being an athlete. She played volleyball growing up in New Mexico and was fortunate to receive a scholarship to play volleyball in college as an outside and middle hitter. She continues to play adult league volleyball in Tucson. She is excited to share her love of volleyball and knowledge to build passion and competitive drive in our young athletes. Work ethic and the will to learn no matter the skill level is the key to success on her team. She looks forward to seeing each athlete's individual growth while fostering strong team unity and accountability.