Club Adminstration and Leadership

Laurie Simon

Club Director & Owner

Laurie Simon is in her 8th season as the Head Volleyball Coach at Breaux Bridge High School.  Her Lady Tigers have captured a District Championship in 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016.  Simon's volleyball coaching record to date is 224-124 (10 years). During her coaching career, Simon's teams have 1 state Semi-Final appearence, numerous quarterfinal, regional, and bi-regional championships, and 7 District Titles.  She has also been named District Coach of the year 7 times.  Simon, a graduate of Breaux Bridge High School, excelled in volleyball, basketball, and softball.  She was an all-district selection in each of her four years in all three sports (12 All-District selections in high school).  Simon was District MVP and 1st Team All-Acadiana as a Setter/Outside Hitter.  In basketball, Simon was District MVP, 1st team All-Acadiana, and 1st team All-State.  It is basketball that she decided to play in college.  Simon was a shooting guard for the University of Mobile from 1999-2003.  While attending UM, Simon set numerous records.  At the University of Mobile, Simon earned NAIA Academic All-American awards from 2001-2003.  She graduated from the University of Mobile, as a summa cum laude (3.95 GPA), with a double major in History and Health and Physical Exercise Science.  

Laurie started Cajun Elite in 2008 as a means to improve the skill level of volleyball players in the Lafayette area. Simon is always looking to improve each and every athlete who participates in Cajun Elite Volleyball club.  As a Club Director, it is important to her that all athletes learn and grow through their participation in the sport of volleyball.  Simon and her staff are constantly evaluating and implementing training programs that will allow Cajun Elite's athletes to reach their maximum potential as a volleyball player.   

Terry Hebert

Cajun Elite Sand Volleyball Director

During 2019-2020, Terry Hebert will begin his sixth season as the Sand Club Director.   As the club director of Cajun Elite Sand Volleyball, Hebert will oversee the overall direction of club and serves as the club’s primary contact person.   His main job is to develop and oversee a sand volleyball program within Cajun Elite Volleyball.  Hebert will implement strategies to allow for further development of youth within the sport of volleyball and to provide an opportunity to experience and play a new style of volleyball.  Terry will oversee and manage our beach coaches. Terry Hebert is currently serving as the head coach at Teurlings Catholic High School,  a position he has held since the 2009 volleyball season.  Under Terry's leadership, the Rebels have won six Division III State Championships in a row [2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018]. While at TCH, Hebert has led his team to numerous District Championships, numerous regional playoff appearances and numerous Quarterfinal play-off appearances.  Terry was named the District 3A Coach of the Year during the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015 seasons.  He was also named the LVCA Division III State Coach of the Year in both 2013 & 2014.  During the 2013, season Hebert was named the All-Acadiana Coach of the Year.  For his accomplishments during the 2013 season, Terry was a National Federation of High School Sports National Coach of the year nominee & in 2014 he was named the National Federation of High Schools State Coach of the year.  Before becoming a head coach at Teurlings, Terry served as an assistant for the Lady Rebels.  During his tenure as an assistant coach, the Lady Rebels program was District Runner Ups in both 2005 & 2006.  In 2007, they were District Champions and State Semi-Finalists.  Terry also served as an Assistant Coach for Episcopal School of Acadiana from 2000 to 2003.  While with the Falcons, Hebert won 3 State Championships [2000, 2001, & 2002], as well as State Runner Up in 2003.  Before joining the high school ranks, Terry served as an assistant coach for two seasons at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette [1999 & 2000].   He also served as a Club Director for Southern Spikers Select for 7 years [2001-2008].  His prior experience at running a club, his extensive knowledge, and his dedication to the sport of volleyball will help propel our sand volleyball program to the forefront of our area, our state and our region.  

Renee Fontenot

Recruiting Coordinator/Lake Charles Club Director

Head Volleyball Coach at Sam Houston since 1991, Aquatics Director for Ward 3 in Lake Charles, Assistant Coach at Cajun Elite

After a successful high school career in Berwick La, I was a scholarship athlete and starter at McNeese State University from 1987-1990, where I earned offensive and all-conference awards.   During the fall of 1991 when student teaching, I was given the volleyball program at Sam Houston, where I have spent the following 24 years as the Head Volleyball Coach.  We have been district champions for 24 of my 25 seasons at Sam Houston.  In my career, we have been state runner ups twice, placed in the state semifinals 6 years, state quarterfinals 9 times and regional playoffs 7 years.  I have been involved with various club programs, and for a short time was a club director.  Because of the demands of coaching, being married to a teacher and coach, and raising our three children, I have scaled back my commitments outside of school ball.  She has currently been a part of Cajun Elite Volleyball's coaching staff since 2016.

Michelle Cormier

Club Manager

Cormier begins her 6th season as the Manager for Cajun Elite volleyball club. Michelle's primary job is to conduct the day to day operations of the club.  Cormier will plan, organize, direct, and evaluate our current operations in order to develop and implement new organizational strategies to help our organization reach its goals.  She coordinates schedules and all travel.  She is also in charge of outfitting our athletes and invoicing and accounting.  ​Michelle served as a middle school volleyball and softball coach for the past 25 years.  She was a middle school AD, her knowledge of youth sports, her organization and efficiency, and her dedication will ultimately propel Cajun Elite to achieve the vision that we have established as a club. Cormier's passion and dedication to the development of our youth and youth sports organizations will prove beneficial to the continued success of Cajun Elite Volleyball Club. 

Jessica Frederick

Director of Player Development

This club season marks Frederick's 7th year as a coach for Cajun Elite and first year as the Director of Player Development.  As the Director of Player Development, Jessica will lead the development and implementation of a unified plan for Cajun Elite Volleyball which will provide the basis to develop volleyball players and volleyball coaches' skills and the attitude required to be prepared and competitive at all levels of play.   She will enhance both player and coach development throughout all age groups of the club.  Freddie will be responsible for obtaining, training, and supervising all coaches in the club.   She will be working closely with our coaching staff and our team members to make sure that our unified plan will be carried out during the club season.  Jessica will be arranging and/or providing clinics and training programs where needed and to disseminate information when appropriate to assist coaches. Jessica Frederick played volleyball at Park Rapids High School in Minnesota for four years.  She was both a setter and a middle throughout her high school career.  She earned 1st Team All District awards 2 years and was the Student Athlete of the year during her senior year at Park Rapids.  Frederick went on to play college volleyball at Luther College where she served as a Middle Blocker for three seasons.  After finishing her collegiate career, Jessica dedicated herself to coaching volleyball.  She has coached volleyball for 12 seasons.  She served as the head Middle School coach in Katy, TX at Katy Jr. High School for 2 years.  She then took a position as the Assistant coach at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, TX, a position she held for 3 years.  Frederick was a club coach at Southwest Juniors for 3 years.  During her tenure at Southwest Juniors, she coached various travel teams ranging from ages 14-18 years of age.  When Jessica moved to Louisiana, she took a job as the assistant volleyball coach at Catholic High School.  She was the assistant volleyball coach for the Lady Panthers for 2 years.  Frederick was then promoted to Head Coach, a position she held for six seasons at Catholic High School.  During her coaching career at Catholic High School, her team won a state championship in 2010.  They were quarterfinalists in 2011, and made regional appearances in 2012 and 2013.  

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