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About Millers Volleyball

The Washburn Millers Volleyball program strives to develop great athletes and even greater people through training, guidance and encouragement in order to be able to compete at the highest levels of play while gaining critical intangible skills that will stay with them long after they've stopped actively competing in the sport.

Along with the support from our players' families, friends and the neighboring community, we provide a high level of instruction in a safe space that fosters both personal and athletic growth. Just as it "takes a village" to raise a child, it takes a cooperative effort from our teachers, administrators and staff to help promote a positive environment that's conducive to reaching great heights.

Here are just a few of the people that provide critical support to our Millers Volleyball program throughout the season:
Integral Partners

Athletic Director


The 2021-22 school year was the first year Coach Jenkins helmed the athletics department at Washburn HS, but he gained his initial experience and knowledge of the school as a student here (1996 graduate). After graduating from Minnesota State University Mankato, he came back to Washburn in an administrative role and was also a football coach for the Millers (head coach in 2010). "Jenks" has firsthand knowledge of what coaches need for a successful sport season and a great vision for all  of Washburn's athletic programs.

Assistant Athletic Director


"Ms. Lilly," as she's affectionately known, is an invaluable asset in the athletics department at Washburn HS. A WHS graduate ('56), Deb has been keeping the athletics department running smoothly for many years, and we can't thank her enough for her efforts. She is truly an institution at Washburn HS, and we are grateful for her continued support and guidance.

TRIA Athletic Trainer


Sam began supporting the Washburn sports programs during the 2021-2022 school year. While we never wish for an athlete to suffer an injury during practice or competition, we know that Sam can handle the many potential situations that may arise during the various sports seasons. 


Librarian, Yearbook Adviser, Photog


Counselor, Equipment Manager



Mr. McCreary is our go-to resource for help with the Archives section of this website and has been a constant presence on the sideline with his camera at home matches over the last few years. He has been instrumental in providing team pics from past years' Wahians (Washburn High Annuals, aka, yearbooks), and we're looking forward to seeing more shots from him of our current and future teams!


As a school counselor, Mr. Crowell helps guide students through myriad academic, personal, college/career  and social situations. As the sports equipment manager, he keeps track of uniforms and equipment inventory for all Washburn athletic programs. Additionally, he keeps our first aid kits stocked with necessary supplies to ensure our players have what they need before and during competition.


Our engineers keep our gym tidy and safe for practices and competitions, and ensure the restrooms are clean and well-stocked for our players, coaches, visiting teams and all of our spectators. They prepare the gym for home matches by retracting the basketball hoops and extending the bleachers. Our engineers also help with clean-up at the end of the night and we appreciate the work they do!

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201 West 49th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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