Head Coach: Tabitha Kniseley-Murphy
Coach Tabitha Kniseley-Murphy is a graduate from University of Denver with a Bachelors in Marketing. Previously, she attended Azusa Pacific University where she spent her time as a member of the cheer squad. Tabitha’s background in competitive dance and cheer encouraged her to expand her coaching opportunities and led her to Lutheran High. Her favorite part of cheer is the fellowship, encouragement, and connections that are created throughout the season.
Total Years of Coaching: 5
Years as Head Coach: 3
2017-2018 Season Success:
Head Coach: Martin VanDerSchouw
Coach VanDerSchouw is a graduate of the University of Kansas where he competed in both track (400M/800M) and cross country for legendary coach Bob Timmons. He holds degrees in military history and political science and completed his masters work in game theory. He is also a best selling author.
Coach VanDerSchouw has coached champions from middle school to the professional ranks and holds level II USATF certifications in both sprints and endurance events. He has also completed U.S.A Track & Field’s Emerging Elite Program designed to prepare coaches to take athletes to the Olympic Games and World Championships. In addition, he holds additional certifications from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Coach VanDerSchouw is a passionate believer in LuHi’s mission, and has seen firsthand the impact the school can have on young people's lives. When not coaching cross country or coaching business leaders throughout the country, he is probably hanging out on his deck spending 16-hours smoking a brisket.
Total Years Coaching: 10
Years as Head Coach: 8
Recent success of the cross country program includes individual and team finishes in the top 10 at meets, consistent new PRs made each week, and a 2018 State Qualifier.
Head Coach: Stephen Robbins
Coach Stephen Robbins is a graduate of Concordia University, Nebraska, where he played football for the Bulldogs. While at CUNE he earned both his undergraduate, B.S. in Secondary Education, as well as his Masters in Education Administration.
Robbins brings a wealth of experience to Lutheran having coached at the college level as well as at multiple high schools - with his last stop being in Houston, TX. While in Houston, he helped turn a lower level program into a record-setting powerhouse with an offense that was top in the city for several years.
Throughout his career, he’s seen dozens of his players go on to find success at the college level including multiple D1 athletes at schools such as Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.
Coach Robbins’ top priority is helping his athletes grow into the men God has made them
Coach Robbins comes to LuHi with his wife Rachelle and three children - Ryleigh, Raelyn
Total Years Coaching: 16
Years as Head Coach: 13
2017 Season Success:
Head Coach: Kevin Volz
Coach Kevin Volz graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was a Rank Leader in the marching band. His strong background in golf and desire to give back to the community motivated him to begin coaching golf at LuHi.
Coach Volz talks about his memories from last season: My takeaway from a championship season is how important a true sense of “team” and having all members really love and support each other. Without that, earning the State Title never would have happened. The other major element for our success was focusing on our team scripture. Last year, it was from James 4:10: Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. The Holy Spirit was on full display all season, proving itself from the written word in James 4:10!
Total Years Coaching: 5
Years as Head Coach: 5
Head Coach: Matt Buchholz
Coach Matt Buchholz graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska, where he played on the men’s basketball team. His competitive drive and desire to teach young men what it means to be Christian Athletes led him to start coaching. Matt’s high school basketball coach largely influenced him and had a positive impact on his life; Matt hopes to give back to LuHi students in a similar fashion.
Total Years Coaching: 7
Years as Head Coach: 5
2019 Season Success:
1 player All-League first team and 2nd team All-State
1 Player All-League second team
3 players All-League Honorable Mention
Advanced to 2nd Round Class 3A playoffs
Head Coach: Glen Maestretti
Coach Glen Maestretti was born and raised in a small farming community in Southern Illinois playing baseball and basketball. Immediately upon graduating from high school he enlisted in the US Navy. Once his tour was complete, he attended Lake Land College.
For the last 3 years, Coach Maestretti has been an assistant varsity coach at Chaparral High School in Parker. He co-founded, built and developed one of the premier fast pitch organizations in the State of Colorado.
“Teaching this wonderful game is a true passion for me. I am always learning something new that will not only better myself but my players as well. One of my main goals is to show student athletes the importance of playing this game at a high level, with great fundamentals, passion and respect in order for them to become strong leaders in whatever path they choose once their playing days are finished. Our coaching staff believes a key ingredient in our success is to always focus on creating a healthy, God-honoring culture that allows our athletes to thrive."
Total Years Coaching: 12
Years as Head Coach: 1
Head Coach: Alicia Kidston
Coach Alicia Kidston graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska where she played volleyball and was awarded Academic-All American, Most Inspirational Player Award, and 2nd Team All-Conference in 2001. She is also the youngest member of the Metro League Coaching Hall of Fame and was Colorado Coach of the Year in 2011.
Athletics have had a huge impact on Alicia’s life. She wanted to pursue a coaching career so that she could share life lessons, team building, and work ethic to younger generations.
She started coaching in college and quickly realized that it was a passion she wanted to transform into a career.
Total Years Coaching: 19
Years as Head Coach: 17
2019 Season Success:
"The coaches at LuHi are the best in Colorado. I have always had great experiences with my coaches." - Samuel Ness, Class of 2020