Thomas Jefferson

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Go TJ Spartans

2013, 2016, 2017, 2019 Class 4A State Qualifier

2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 Class 4A District Qualifier

TJ Volleyball is excited that Season C has been approved!




!!!NEW INFO!!!

Tryouts and Practices 

You will enter through the teacher parking lot entrance next to the pool. Coaches will be there to take temperatures and complete the check-in process. At the end you will exit and can be picked up from the main entrance. 

  • Tryouts will be held Monday March 8th.  To comply with COVID restrictions and guidelines, we must hold tryouts in a cohort fashion. The faster you complete your registration, the faster we can create appropriate cohorts. We will email you your cohort and tryout time by Sunday. We will also post the Cohorts on our website. 
  • Please be sure to check your registration for “approved.”  If you are unsure of your statue please email or text coach Denny through the remind app. 
    • COHORT A 
      • Tryout: 3-4:30
      • Check-in: 2:40-2:50
    • COHORT B 
      • Tryout: 3-4:30
      • Check-in: 2:50-3
    • COHORT C 
      • Tryout: 5-6:30
      • Check-in: 4:40-4:50
    • COHORT D
      • Tryout: 5-6:30
      • Check-in 4:50-5


    • This is the rule for all check-in’s through the season. Practices and games!!!
  • Practices will begin on Tuesday or Wednesday 
    • THIS WEEK- Varsity & JV will be from 3:30-5 (Check-in 3:15-3:30)
    • THIS WEEK- C Team will be 5:30-7:00 (Check-in 5:15-5:30)
      • If you are late to check in you will not be allowed in the gym. 
      • Practices are Monday-Friday whenever there is not a game. Days and times are subject to change 

Season info 

  • Please join in the TJ Volleyball Program communication Remind App, and please text:
    • To: 81010
    • Saying: @tjvolley
      • This will be used to communicate ALL PROGRAM INFO. As teams are set, coaches will set individual team communications. 
      • Please have at least 1 parent sign up AND the student athlete 
  • No spectators allowed. TJ provides a free live-streaming service on YouTube. 
  • Parents and students are responsible for driving themselves to all away events. Please account for this when deciding to tryout. 
  • Masks must be worn at all times. Please have an extra on hand. 
  • Daily sanitizing will be completed before and after each team. Please bring your own hand sanitizer as well.  Daily temperatures and COVID screenings will take place, no one is allowed to enter the building without checking in.
  • Please do not forget your own water bottles!!!
  • Fundraising!!! Please be on the lookout for more information regarding our program fundraising. Once we get through tryouts more info will be sent. 

Thank you AGAIN for your continued patience and understanding.  We know these are hard times for everyone and we support our student athletes. Let us know if you have any questions.  We will be sending more emails periodically when we can plan fundraisers, a get together and play some outside volleyball, and camps, clinics, or conditioning!


Denny was born and raised in Denver, Colorado where she graduated from Highlands Ranch High School in 2008. After playing all 4 years in high school, 6 years of club, and despite having opportunities to play in college, Denny opted to go to school locally at the University of Colorado Denver. Her 12 year coaching career began her freshman year of college.

Denny spent 7 years with Highlands Ranch High School where she coached every level from freshman to assistant varsity. The past 5 years, Denny has been with Thomas Jefferson High School where 303 VBA Academy Director, Erik Rhee, was the former head coach. At TJ, Denny has helped all levels. Denny’s decision to coach is a result of the impact all of her coaches had on her and the amazing memories she made playing club and in high school. She wants to give back to the sport and community that provided her with so many great experiences. She truly believes coaching volleyball is a special opportunity to help our youth learn so much beyond the sport.

 Denny has coached at Nuu Sky Volleyball Club, Five Star Volleyball Club, and 303 Volleyball Academy. She has coached a range of ages and levels from 12s to 18s.

For the 2019-20 season, Denny coached JV at TJ and was the head coach for the 14 Alpha team and 17 Bravo team at 303 VBA. This will be Denny’s seventh year of coaching at 303 VBA.

Denny and her husband, Benjamin, have a 4 year old daughter named Makenna. In her free time, Denny still loves to play volleyball with her husband and friends. She also enjoys being in the mountains, swimming, road tripping, and spending time with her family and friends. 





Below: Team Pic from Historic 2013 Season – State Qualifier, first DPS team in 29 years to make it to State. (Front L to R: Julia Turnbow, Jordan Graham, Makaila Roybal, Sabrina Kohrt, Celeste Henderson. Back L to R: Essence Reece, Coach Verna Julaton, Coach Kathleen Nickless, Celeste James, Jessica Jackson)



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