Coaches

Varsity Head Coach Jackie Richter

Varsity Head Coach

Lakeville North head coach Jackie Richter is in her eighth season at the helm of the Panther program, having taken the reins in 2014. Richter was named the Section 1AAA coach of the year in 2017, for the second consecutive season, before earning Class AAA state coach of the year honors for leading the Panthers to the state championship. Following a 21-10 season in 2016, the sixth 20-win season of her high school coaching career, Richter was named the Section 1AAA Coach of the Year. She earned her coaching license while attending the University of Minnesota and began her high school coaching career immediately after graduation, taking over at Minneapolis Southwest in 2004, where she posted a winning record in each of her 10 seasons, including five 20-win seasons, while compiling a record of 190-87. Richter then came to Lakeville North, which had won its second Class AAA state title in three years two seasons before her arrival but was beginning a rebuilding process. In 2008, she joined the Mizuno Northern Lights coaching staff. She led her teams to a pair of AAU national championships (2009, 2011) a national runner-up finish (2012), a Denver Crossroads Qualifier Championship (2011), two Northern Lights Qualifier championships (2015 and 2016) and the clubs only international championship (2012) in Falconara, Italy. A native of Rice Lake, Wis., Richter graduated from Minnesota, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in French studies in 2004 and a master’s of education in kinesiology in 2006.

Varsity Assistant Coach Kari Raymond

Varsity Assistant Coach

Kari grew up in Bloomington, MN and graduated from Bloomington Kennedy High School- where she played both volleyball and softball. Kari was a middle blocker at Drake University and graduated in 2001 with a BS in Mathematics. Thereafter, she earned a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Concordia University- St. Paul.

Kari started coaching club volleyball while she was a student-athlete at Drake. She is currently in her 24th year of coaching club volleyball and in her 19th season with Northern Lights. While coaching for Northern Lights, she has been an asst. coach, head coach, lead coach and is currently the middle blocker specialized coach there.

Kari has coached 2 national championship teams (2007- 15 Open, and 2014- 15 Premier), four top-5 finishes at nationals and six top-3 finishes at National Qualifiers.

Kari has also coached high school volleyball for 14 years including 6 years as a Head Coach for (Indianola, IA, Bloomington Kennedy, and Burnsville). Most recently, from 2017-2020, she was part of the Lakeville South coaching staff, coaching JV and 9A.

Kari is in her 21st year of teaching mathematics and 5th year in the Lakeville School District. Next fall, she will be joining the Lakeville North High School math department (Fun fact- she has taught every level of mathematics from 6th grade up to AP Stats). Recently, she was named Lakeville Secondary Educator of Excellence Award winner for the 2021-2022 school year.

Kari lives in Lakeville with her husband Scott and daughter Addison who is almost a year and a half!


Varsity/JV Assistant Coach Dave Laufenburger

Varsity/JV Assistant Coach

Dave Laufenburger is in his second season with the Lakeville North staff, taking on a new role as a varsity/JV assistant coach after leading the junior varsity squad last season.

He is no stranger to high school volleyball or the South Suburban Conference, having coached at all levels of high school, including three seasons as the head coach at Eastview.

His coaching career began in 1999 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he played club volleyball.

In his 21st year of teaching match, and fourth in ISD 194, Laufenburger and his wife, Kim, have lived in Lakeville for 19 years and have three children.


Head JV Coach Bonnie Sperbeck

JV Head Coach

Bonnie graduated from Mayer Lutheran High School (where her team won the Class A State Volleyball Championship) and continued her volleyball career at Mankato State University. She graduated from Mankato State with a Master’s degree in Health Education, a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education and Minors in Developmental Adaptive PE and Coaching. She taught Physical Education and was the Varsity head coach at Mayer Lutheran High School from ’89-’94. During that time she also started the High Voltage junior program. From ’94 until today she has been coaching at Lakeville schools. She has coached juniors since 1990 and this is her 12th season as a head coach for Mizuno Northern Lights (currently at 13-1s). She is married with two daughters-Sarah and Anna who both live in AZ. She has been a PE teacher for the past 33 years and currently works at KTMS teaching 6th and 7th grade PE. This will be Bonnie’s fourth season with the LNVB program.


10th Grade Coach Sydney Dose

10A Head Coach

Sydney grew up in Apple Valley (MN) and graduated from Eastview High School in 2016. She played volleyball and Softball at Eastview and continued her volleyball career at Missouri Southern State University.

While attending MSSU, she received her Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness with a Minor in Psychology and a Coaching Certificate.

Sydney has been coaching for seven years in a variety of sports and different atmospheres.
Currently, she coaches club volleyball and club baseball. She runs camps and gives lessons in baseball, softball and volleyball.
Sydney is a Rehab Specialist at Shift Chiropractic and a Youth Instructor for the Minnesota Twins.
In her free time, Sydney enjoys spending time with friends and family.


9A Coach Allison Henze

9A Head Coach

Alison has been coaching volleyball at various levels for over 20 years. She has experience coaching Junior Volleyball in New Prague, Lakeville, and Northern Lights, where she has been serving as a head or assistant coach for the past 9 years. Alison also coached at Lakeville South High School, as the 9A and 10A coach in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Alison grew up in northern Minnesota and was a three-sport athlete, participating in volleyball, basketball and track. She chose to continue her athletic career in basketball at the College of St. Scholastica.

Alison and her husband Brent live in Lakeville. They have a blended family consisting of 6 children (ages 19-29), a son-in-law and two dogs. Brent also coaches at Lakeville North as a Varsity Baseball Assistant. Alison works for New York Life Insurance Company as a National Account Executive.


9B Coach Brett Johnson

9B Head Coach

After a four-year hiatus from the Lakeville North staff (2014-17), Brett Johnson is back for his second season as the program’s 9B coach.

He also coached at Minnetonka High School in 1994 and 1995 and is a co-head coach for the Panthers boys’ club team.

A graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper High School, Johnson earned a bachelor of science degree in business and accounting from the University of Minnesota in 1988.

His interest in volleyball began while playing intramurals at Minnesota when he played in Korea and watched the 1988 Olympic team win a gold medal.

Outside volleyball, Johnson is a senior realtor for Edina Realty.