Donna Martin, Director
Donna brings over 38 years of elite coaching experience to the Conquerors with 15 of them at the collegiate level. Former head coach at both Texas Tech and North Texas, she was voted conference Coach of the Year in both Southwest and Southland Conference. While at UNT, her team made it to the NCAA tournament by winning the Conference championships in 1996. Also her Red Raiders were the first TTU volleyball team to be ranked in the Top Twenty nationally among Divisions 1 institutions.
In addition to volleyball, she has competed professionally in racquetball, placed first in the National Biathlon Championships, and qualified for the 1988 Olympic Trials in cycling. Most recently she has set a new course record for the 24 Hour Texas Time Trials in cycling with teammate Joe Miller.
As a graduate of Purdue University, she helped her team, achieve a #13 National ranking her senior year. She also competed on the powerlifting team. She received her Masters Degree in Sports Pedagogy from TCU in 1991. Most recently, she and Coach Sarah Telaneus led the Denton Calvary HS Varsity team to their first ever State Tournament appearance in TAPPS 2A.
Alison is entering her 15th season with the Conquerors. She is originally from Georgetown, TX where she competed in both volleyball and swimming. She attended college at TCU and graduated from UNT with a degree in Kinesiology. She is currently living in Corinth, and and is an Algebra teacher hat Hebron 9th Grade Center. She is married to Rob, who is a youth pastor at Parkwayhills Baptist Church in Plano, and they have two daughters, Taylor and Madison.
Sarah Telaneus, Coach
Sarah has been actively involved in coaching our summer camps for the past 8 years, played for the Conquerors for two years, and most recently graduated from UNT. A former valedictorian at Denton Ryan HS, she attended Trinity University in San Antonio upon graduation. As a talented actor/performer, she was voted Best Actress in Texas in 2008. She also enjoys the outdoors, running, reading, painting, and is very involved in youth groups/bible studies at Denton Bible Church.