Laurie (Schroeder) Felderman starts her third year at the helm of the Peru State College volleyball team. Through the past two years, her team has compiled a 25-42 record. Last season, the Bobcats finished third in the North Division of the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) and competed against many ranked opponents in non-conference play.
Prior to Peru State, Felderman was a three-year assistant at Heart opponent, Clarke University, in Dubuque, Iowa. While at Clarke, Felderman assisted head coach Chris Miron to three consecutive 20-win seasons. As the head junior varsity coach, Felderman compiled a 23-13 record.
The Greenleaf, Wis., native has a variety of volleyball coaching experiences. Prior to her Clarke position, Felderman was an assistant coach at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill. In addition, she was an assistant volleyball coach at Wrightstown (Wisc.) High School and also served as a graduate assistant at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Also, Felderman served as the head coach of the Sky High Volleyball Club from 2010-2014.
Felderman completed her bachelor of science in exercise science at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis., in 2006. In 2008, she completed her master's degree in sport administration from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Felderman resides in Lincoln with her husband Todd and dog Kona.
The Avondale, Ariz., native prepped at Westview High School in Avondale and was a first team all-region selection in 2013. She served as her team's captain in 2013-14.
Following high school, Peters was a member of the first Benedictine University at Mesa (Ariz.) team in the fall of 2014. Her team finished as runner-ups in the Cal Pac Conference in 2016. During the 2016 season, Peters was in the top ten in the conference aces per set and total service aces with 32. During the 2017-18 season, she was a captain for both the indoor and beach volleyball teams. A highlight of Peters' beach volleyball was being part of a pair that beat one of the Huskers pairs in 2018.
Peters' coaching experience is extensive as she started coaching club volleyball in 2015 as the head coach for the Ignite Volleyball Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. She had additional club experience with the East Valley Juniors as their head coach. Also, Peters served as an assistant coach for North Phoenix Prep High School.
In May of 2018, Peters graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration for Benedictine University at Mesa.
Most recently, Peters served as a graduate assistant and recruiting coordinator at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. McDaniel, a NCAA DIII program, produced a 23-9 record in 2018 and had numerous all-conference and all-region selections. The Green Terror finished the 2019 season with a 16-13 mark. Peters handled numerous administrative duties and worked with the other coaches to evaluate and recruit prospective athletes.
While at McDaniel, Peters gained valuable coaching experience as she worked two summers with the NIKE Volleyball Camp as a head coach and resident coordinator. Also, she was a site director for the CHRVA where they hosted numerous tournaments. In addition, she served one year as an 18's assistant coach for a team in Columbia, Md., which was a national qualifier.
Peters is completed her master of science in kinesiology from McDaniel, in May 2020.