Club Directors

Jeri Helfer

Jeri Helfer, Director

Jeri Helfer is the Director of the New Wave Volleyball Club. She is the Varsity Head Coach at Newark Catholic High School. In her 16 years at NC she has an overall record of 379-80, during which she has coached a 2004 Division III State Championship Team, a 2005 Division IV State Runner-Up, 5 Final Four Teams, 8 MSL Championships, 10 District Championships, 4 Sweet 16 appearances in 2003, 2011, and 2012. She was named Coach of the Year in the Mid-State League 8 times, and Coach of the Year in the Central District 14 times. Jeri received the state Distinguished Coach Award in Division III in 2003 and Division IV in 2005 and 2014. Jeri was an assistant at Otterbein College for 8 years. She also coached in the Westerville Club Volleyball program during that time winning the 18-and-under Ohio Valley Regional Championships. Jeri played collegiate volleyball at Capital University.

Mariann Clarke

Mariann Clarke, Assistant Director

Mariann Clarke is the Assistant Director of the New Wave Volleyball Club. This is her 7th year coaching for New Wave. She has coached at all levels from 13s-18s. She graduated from River View where she played and returned to coach for 11 years. She is now currently working as an OHSAA Volleyball Official.

Mariann is currently employed with Maysville Local School District. She resides in Zanesville with her husband Craig. She has a daughter Ashton who attends Muskingum, A son Couger who attends Otterbein, and a Daughter Aubrie that is a senior at Maysville High School.