Kylie Hovinga-Wees (Pitching)

  • Kylie is a former Pitcher at Creighton University and Papillion-LaVista High School.

  • She was All State in 2006 and 2007 leading them to State Championships both years.

  • Kylie had a season ERA of 0.27 in 2006 which is among the best ever in the State of Nebraska.

  • She played club ball for Nebraska Quakes Gold and led them to 2 appearances at ASA Gold Nationals.

  • She is currently the Pitching Coach at Millard West High School and does Private Pitching lessons.

  • Kylie’s younger sister, Karissa, was also an All Stater at Papillion-LaVista, Pitched at Oregon in two College World Series, is a member of Team Canada and is currently a Graduate Assistant at the University of Minnesota.


Dan Johnston (Hitting)

  • UFA Director of Hitting and Mental Training

  • Papillion-La Vista Varsity Assistant Softball Coach:  2017 – Present 

    • 2017 Nebraska Class A State Champions

  • Papillion-La Vista Juniors Head Baseball Coach:  2016 – Present  

    • 2016 Nebraska State Legion Juniors Runner-Up 

  • Papillion-La Vista Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach:  2012 – 2015

  • 2008 Nebraska Baseball Letter Winner

    • Utility player for top 25-ranked and NCAA Regional host, The University of Nebraska at Lincoln, as a true freshman

  • 2007 First-Team Super-State Infielder

  • 2007 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball

  • 2006 Second-Team Super-State Infielder

  • 2005 Honorable-Mention All-State Infielder

  • Nine-time letter winner at Papillion-La Vista High School (2004-2007) – Baseball, Basketball, and Tennis


Luke Olson (Hitting)

  • Head coach for UFA Thunder 16U team

  • 2-year club softball coach

  • 5-year high school softball coach

  • Current head JV coach and varsity assistant coach to the reigning state champion Papillion-La Vista Monarchs


Clint Hoelscher (Hitting/Slapping)

  • Currently Varsity Assistant Coach at Papillion LaVista High School (2006 to Present)

  • Assisted Papillion LaVista to 4 Class A State Softball Championships (2006, 2007, 2010, 2017)

  • Hitting Coach at Papillion LaVista (2010-present)

  • Assistant Coach of NE Premeir Gold 12 (Present)

  • Gold level Coach of NE Quakes Prime (2015-2018)

  • NE Quakes Head Coach (2009-2015)


Cole Gruber (Hitting)

  • CoSIDA Division I Academic All American of the Year

  • 2016 UNO Male Athlete of the Year

  • 2015-2016 Summit League 1st Team All-Conference

  • 2015-2016 Summit League Academic All-League Team

  • 2015 Academic All American Division I 2nd Team

  • Current Record holder of stolen bases at UNO (105)

  • Drafted in the 27th Round by the Oakland Athletics