WVC athletic director among 13 new hires since spring 2021

November 10, 2022 

Media Contacts:
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 

WVC athletic director among 13 new hires since spring 2021 

Wenatchee Valley College named Lance LaVetter the new athletic director in summer 2022. He is one of the 13 new employees who have joined the athletics department since spring of 2021. 

Many athletic department positions are “paired” positions, meaning employees also work in other areas of the college. Below are athletics department employees and their titles.  

  • Athletic director: Lance LaVetter 
  • Women's basketball head coach/assistant athletic director: Kris Groce 
  • Program assistant in athletics and enrollment services: Mary Adamski 
  • Men’s baseball head coach/Student Recreation Center assistant manager: Aaron Vaughn
  • Certified Athletic Trainer: Amy Dehmer
  • Men’s basketball head coach/admissions navigator: Matthew Vargas
  • Assistant men’s baseball coach: Antoine Hines
  • Men's soccer head coach/student employment coordinator: Felix Son Vu
  • Women’s softball head coach/college navigator: Iris Rodriguez
  • Assistant softball coach: Matt Files
  • Women’s volleyball head coach/outreach and marketing specialist: Maria Adams
  • Assistant volleyball coach: Steven Neumann
  • Women's soccer head coach/international student coordinator: Guilherme Ferreira 

“Prior to instituting the new staffing model, WVC struggled with replacing any coach unless they had another source of income,” said Libby Siebens, executive director of community relations at WVC. “By offering paired positions with a living wage for head coaches, who are integrated into the fabric of campus, and invested in the program, we are confident that benefits for student athletes and the institution will be great.” 

You can learn more about the coaches and view team rosters and schedules at gowvc.com. 


Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Visit our website, wvc.edu. 

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