2015 Coaches



Lori Janssen

16 Purple Head Coach

Lori Janssen

Lori Janssen returns to coach the Circle City 16 Nike Elite squad.

In 2013, while coaching 17 Purple, the team’s highlights included a President’s Day Classic championship, along with second-place finishes in two Central Zone tournaments.

This is Janssen’s second coaching stint with the Circle City Volleyball Club.

Janssen coached for 14 years for Circle City, from 1994-2007, and her tenure covered nearly every age group. Highlights included two national runner-up finishes, one as an assistant with the 17-1 squad in 2002 and the other as an assistant with 18-1s in 2006, and a third-place finish in 1997 as a head coach in the 18-Open Division of the Northeast Qualifier with the 18-2 squad, qualifying that group for nationals in the open division.

Janssen was selected to coach the Big Ten All-Star team that participated in the 2002 USA Volleyball Open Nationals in Dallas, Texas.

Janssen is a graduate of Indiana University, where she played volleyball and lettered in 1988, with a B.A. in journalism. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Education in the spring of 2008. She teaches English, journalism, and newspaper at Harrison, while also doing color commentary for Purdue volleyball radio broadcasts.