Greeny has made a huge impact on the
Lewis-Clark State College volleyball
program, leading the Warriors to the
Frontier Conference regular season and
tournaments titles as well as berths in the
NAIA National Tournament in each of her
first two seasons.
Named head coach in the late spring of 2007, Greeny
took the reins of a Warrior team that was supposedly in the
“rebuilding process” and led it to one of its most successful
seasons in program history. Picked to finish sixth in the Frontier
Conference in the preseason coaches’ poll, Greeny’s squad surpassed
all expectations by winning both the Frontier Conference regular
season and tournament titles, and then by winning the Region I
tournament to earn the program’s first berth to the NAIA national
tournament since 1999. Lewis-Clark State was the No. 9 seed at the
20-team national tournament.
From a team that had won only 21 matches in the
previous three years before her arrival, the Warriors ended the 2007
season with a 26-8 record. For her efforts, Greeny earned both the
Frontier and Region I Coach of the Year titles. She also had
numerous players earn all-conference and all-region honors,
including Anile Clemente who was also named a third team
Last season, even with high expectations, the
Warriors were simply awesome. Lewis-Clark State posted a 30-4
record, won both the FC regular season and tournament titles, and
then won a four-set thriller over Shawnee State in the opening round
of the NAIA National Tournament in a match that was played at
Lewis-Clark State. The Warriors then advanced to pool play at the
national tournament where they were the 14th seed. Lewis-Clark State
went 1-2 in pool play to finish with 30 wins for only the fourth
time in school history.
A former Washington State University two-sport star,
Greeny, who posted a remarkable 84-12 record in three years as
volleyball coach at Pullman High School in Washington, was named the
Warriors’ coach in March of 2007.
Greeny, nee Stinson, was a standout volleyball player
at WSU during 1995-99 and also played on the basketball team her
senior season. She spent a year coaching in the Spokane area until
taking a job as assistant volleyball coach at WSU in 2000 under then
Cougar coach Cindy Fredrick.
Greeny spent 4½ years on Fredrick’s staff and then
took over at Pullman High when Fredrick left for the University of
In 2004, her first year at PHS, Greeny led the team
to a 25-8 mark and a seventh place finish at state. The following
year, Pullman went 28-3 and won its first state volleyball
championship despite being picked to finish fifth in its league by a
vote of the Great Northern League coaches. She was the chosen the
Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Coach of the Year
and the GNL’s Coach of the Year.
In 2006, the team went 31-1, suffering its only loss
in the state semifinals. The team finished third at state, and set
program records for most wins and best winning percentage. Greeny
was chosen as the GNL’s Coach of the Year.
During her three years at Pullman, she finished with
a .875 winning percentage.
Greeny graduated from Davenport High in Washington in
1995 where she was a stellar athlete. She was named one of
Volleyball Magazine’s Fab Fifty Freshman recruits. She also stood
out in track and basketball, where she finished her career as the
state’s all-time leading scorer (both boys and girls) with 2,881
points. She led the Gorillas to two state basketball titles and she
won three state high jump championships. Her accomplishments earned
her numerous honors.
She went to WSU on a volleyball scholarship and
became the seventh player in school history with 1,000 career kills.
On WSU’s career list, Greeny ranks third in block assists (360),
fourth in total blocks (410), seventh in kills (1,006) and eighth in
solo blocks (59). She also trained with the U.S. National volleyball
team during the summer of 1997 and was a three-time all-Pacific 10
Greeny also excelled in the classroom where she was
WSU’s Athlete of the Year in 1998-99. She was a GTE/CoSIDA District
VIII Academic All-America first-team and second-team selection her
final two years and was a Pac 10 Conference All-Academic selection
Greeny was involved with six of the 10 seasons the
Cougar volleyball qualified for the postseason, three as a player
and three as an assistant coach. During her playing career, WSU was
ranked as high as fifth in the country and made the Elite Eight of
the NCAA Tournament.
Greeny and her husband, Burdette Greeny, Lewis-Clark
State’s assistant volleyball coach and a former standout pitcher at
WSU and coach of the Pullman Patriots’ American Legion baseball
team, have a daughter Lauren, age 5, and are expecting their second
child in November.
performed a significant role as an assistant coach for the high
achieving Lewis-Clark State volleyball team. His duties consist of
coordinating recruiting efforts, strength, conditioning and mental
training, and various administrative responsibilities.
Coaching and athletics runs in Burdette’s family.
The son of coaches, Burdette was born in Port Angeles, WA., to
Burdette Jr. and Cynthia Greeny, the latter a volleyball coach at
Port Angeles High School. His sister, Karena, played basketball at
the University of Hawaii.
Burdette played both basketball and baseball at Port
Angeles High, earning three letters in basketball and two in
baseball. He earned first-team all-league honors in basketball his
senior season and was a first-team all-league performer at third
base his junior and senior seasons after being an honorable mention
selection as a sophomore. He was named one of the top 10 pitchers in
the state in 1993 by the Tacoma News Tribune and was drafted that
year in the 32nd round by the New York Mets.
Burdette chose to stay in school and attended Tacoma
Community College for two years (1993-95), where he played one year
of basketball and two years of baseball. He earned second-team
All-West Region honors both years as a third baseman and also set a
school record for striking out 17 batters in a game against Lower
Columbia Community College.
Burdette then pitched for Washington State University
in 1997 and won the Strength and Conditioning Award. He signed as a
free agent with the Milwaukee Brewers before the 1998 draft and was
with the organization for two seasons.
Burdette then began his coaching career, first with
the Pullman Posse Junior American Legion team in 2000 for two
seasons, and then with the Pullman Patriots Senior Legion team for
five seasons. His Senior Legion team went on to win two regular
season league titles, as he lead them to the program’s second
appearance ever at the state tournament--with the first appearance
coming in 1968. His team also won the first game ever at the state
tournament in the long history of the Patriots--a team that dates
back to 1950.
Of the players who used up their Legion eligibility
under Burdette, 88 percent went on to play college baseball.
Burdette met Jennifer Stinson while at WSU and the
couple is married with a 5-year-old daughter, Lauren. Burdette
received a degree in Humanities with an emphasis in English from
Assistant Coach Amy Flaig
A two-time All-Frontier Conference and All-Region I
performer, Amy Flaig begins her third year as an assistant coach on
Greeny's staff, and has been instrumental in the success the
Warriors enjoyed during the past two seasons. Her familiarity with
the program proves invaluable in on-court instruction, recruiting,
and administrative duties. She also serves as the Lewis-Clark State
Volleyball Camp Director and the President of the Snake River
Juniors Volleyball Club.
Flaig played both basketball and volleyball at
Lewis-Clark State during her career from 2000-2003 and is the last
Warrior female athlete to participate in the two sports. She played
volleyball four years and also was a member of the basketball team
her final two seasons.
Flaig, who is currently a first-grade teacher at
Lewiston’s Centennial Elementary School, came to Lewis-Clark State
in 2000 from Missoula’s Sentinel High School. She made an immediate
impact on the volleyball team and earned All-Frontier Conference
Freshman Team honors. She helped L-C to two regular-season
conference titles and two berths to the NAIA national tournament.
Flaig led Lewis-Clark State in kills both her junior and senior
seasons and is seventh on the all-time kill list at 1,067. She also
is second on the all-time list in block assists with 239, fifth in
solo blocks with 59, and seventh in total blocks with 298.