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Varsity Coach Deb Allaman-Johnson is a 1986 graduate of Grantsburg High School where she was a three-sport standout (volleyball, basketball, track & field). After a volleyball season-ending knee injury as a sophomore, she went on to become a two-time MVP and All-Conference player, and senior captain. 

Deb graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1991 with a degree in 7-12 English education, Spanish education, and K-12 Coaching. As a college volleyball player, she enjoyed a WWIAC championship and two runner-up finishes. She was a four-year letter winner and Academic All-Conference member, and three-year starter and NCAA tournament qualifier, reaching the "sweet sixteen" before losing to the eventual national champion in 1989. Deb earned All-Conference, All-Region, All-American, and Academic All-American honors and was inducted into the UWEC Hall of Fame in 2001. She continued to play women's A/AA USAV volleyball for twelve years after her college career.

Deb began coaching in 1988 when she worked at and ran summer camps for several years. She has coached teams every fall since 1990, starting as assistant at UW-Eau Claire. After graduation, she taught high school English and coached junior high teams at Altoona and Clayton, and freshmen at St. Croix Falls before returning to Grantsburg to raise a family.

After a year of coaching Grantsburg's seventh grade team, she became the junior varsity coach in 1996. Her 15-year Grantsburg JV coaching record through the 2010 season was 288 wins and 21 losses for a .930 winning percentage.

Beginning in the 2010-2011 school year, she has taught grades 1-3 volleyball skills, runs free youth skills clinics, and helps coach youth volleyball teams. In 2014, she became director and coach of spring volleyball, a program that earns enough money through hosting WIVL tournaments to allow all grade 3-8 participants to play for free or a very small fee.

In 2011, Deb began coaching the Grantsburg varsity after the retirement of long-time successful GHS coach Bill Morrin (see bio below). She strives to continue the tradition of high level volleyball established by Coach Morrin and, in her ten years as head coach through the 2020 season, has led teams to seven conference, nine regional, and three sectional championships.


JV Coach Roxanne (McKenzie) Tucker is a 1990 graduate of Grantsburg High School where she was a three-year starter for legendary coach Bill Morrin, earned All-Conference honors three times, was a two-time team captain, an All State player, and a member of the 1989 state runner-up and conference championship squad--the first girls' athletic team in school history to compete at the state level.

Roxanne went on to have a very successful college career at UW-Eau Claire. She was a four-year starting setter and letter winner, two years All Conference, Rookie of the Year and Hustle Award winner. She was named team MVP and captain twice. She was named to the All Central Region team, held top-three Division III national assist records, held the UW-Eau Claire career assists record for 13 years, and was inducted into the Blugold Hall of Fame for her volleyball accomplishments in 2012.

Roxanne was a camp coach at UWEC for two years, assistant coach at Regis High School in Eau Claire for one year, and coached Grantsburg club volleyball for nine years. She joined the GHS coaching staff in 2013 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Grantsburg volleyball program.

Roxanne is a 1995 UW-Eau Claire graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. She is a medical technologist at St. Croix Regional Medical Center.

 JV2 Coach Dana (Anderson) Morrin is a 1978 graduate of Bayfield High School where she was a two-time All-Conference volleyball player and state tournament participant, as well as captain of the 1977 state championship team coached by her mother, Glenna "Chic" Anderson.

Dana earned her Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Stevens Point where she played volleyball for three years. She taught and coached in the Webster school district from 1982-1986, and enjoyed two state championships as an assistant to her husband. She took a few years off from coaching to devote to her young family.

Dana became the Title I teacher in Grantsburg in 1991 and retired in May 2019. She has coached the freshmen/C squad/JV2 teams since 1995. In addition, she handles many "behind-the-scenes" duties of organizing, ordering, accounting, fundraising, and coordinating for the entire program. She has also been instrumental in maintaining and organizing the Crex Meadows club program since 1993, and setting up Grantsburg's "Dig It" volleyball camps since 1989.

Dana's career coaching record was 591-220 (sets) and 198-65-11 (matches) through the 2018 season.


8th grade coach Teri Cole

7th grade coach Penny (Olson) Curtin - GHS 1979

Longtime successful coach Bill Morrin 
retired from coaching after the 2010 season...

Coach Bill Morrin is a 1976 graduate of Bayfield High School where he was a three-year All-Conference player on the boys volleyball team. He graduated from UW-Superior with a degree in Physical Education and played for the men's club volleyball team out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Bill was the head volleyball coach at Washburn in 1982 and 1983, leading the Castle Guards to the state tournament in 1982. He began teaching high school PE in Grantsburg in 1984, while coaching volleyball in Webster from 1984 through 1986. He led the Tigers to back-to-back state championships in 1985 and 1986. In 1987, he began coaching in Grantsburg and quickly built the program to its present level.

He coached a string of 22 consecutive conference championships that began in 1989, notched 17 consecutive regional championships since 1994 (19 total), and took teams to the state tournament 11 times: 1989 (runners-up), 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998 (runners-up), 2001 (undefeated season and state champions), 2003 (runners-up), 2005, 2008 (runners-up), 2009 (state champions), and 2010 (runners-up).

Since the beginning of his career, Bill has coached at and run his own summer camps all over the state of Wisconsin, teaching players solid volleyball skills and improving the level of play with his strong emphasis on fundamentals.

He implemented a comprehensive local youth club program in 1993 and has coached many club teams in winter and spring leagues. He has also coached Minnesota select club teams, and led various teams to the National Junior Olympic tournament and Badger State Summer Games, including two championships.

He received his Masters in Education Administration from UW-Superior, and became a member of the GHS administration team as Dean of Students in 2007 and Grantsburg Middle School Principal in 2013.

In his 29 years as a high school varsity coach at three different schools, Bill has won 27 conference championships, 22 regional championships, 14 sectional championships, 5 state runners-up titles, 4 state championships, and has had one undefeated season. 

In 2010, Bill was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association's National High School Coach of the Year, and had the opportunity to coach one of the two high school All America teams.

Bill was inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Superior Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2011.

His CAREER varsity coaching record places him among the top high school coaches in the country with 841 wins and 84 losses for a .910 winning percentage.

Information updated October 2018