2009 Women's Volleyball Coaches
Donan Cruz
Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Donan Cruz enters his first season as assistant coach for the Viking volleyball program. Cruz comes to Grand View having served as assistant coach for the IPVA 18's club team.

Prior to his coaching duties with the IPVA 18's club team in 2009, Cruz spent one year as the head varsity coach of the boy's volleyball team at the University of Hawai'I Laboratory High School.

After finishing his playing career in 2006 at Graceland University as a libero and outside hitter, Cruz founded and directed the Butigroove Men's Volleyball Club.

Tina Carter
Head Coach - 2nd Season
Tina Carter begins her second season as head coach of the Viking volleyball program. In her first season as leader of the Vikings, Carter's team finished with an overall record of 17-21. The 2008 Grand View volleyball team finished with an impressive 6-1 home record.
Carter comes to Grand View after serving as the assistant women's coach at Iowa State and Drake. She has coached for the Iowa Power Volleyball Alliance (IPVA) and serves on the Iowa Region Board.

During her two seasons at Iowa State, the Cyclones qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time in ten years and advanced to the second round.

Carter played her college career at Southern Methodist University on a full athletic scholarship. She captained the SMU volleyball team and was a member of the Academic All-WAC Team.

Carter graduated from the Southern Methodist University in 1998 with a degree in Psychology. She completed her Master of Education Degree in Sports Management from Iowa State University in 2001.

Carter resides in Des Moines with her husband Scott and their daughter Lauren.
Preston Saal
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Preston Saal enters his second season as assistant coach for the Viking Volleyball Program. Saal comes to Grand View from Simpson College where he served as a volunteer assistant from 2003-2007.


Coach Saal coached the Crossfire 16's in Tripola, Iowa in 2007 and 2008. He has also been involved with the Indianola Volleyball Club.


Saal has worked in the high school ranks as well having served as a student coach for the Indianola High School freshman team.


Saal attended Simpson College, and currently resides in Indianola, Iowa.

Makani Cantor
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Makani Cantor enters his second season as assistant coach for the Viking volleyball program. Cantor comes to Grand View having served as an assistant coach at Northwestern State University and Graceland University.


Cantor was an assistant coach at Northwestern State University in 2002, where he worked on the defensive system, and everyday training for the Demons program. Cantor served as an assistant coach at Graceland University from 2000-2002.


Makani also coaches for Iowa Power Volleyball Alliance as the programs 17's coach. In 2008 his team finished second in the 2008 Junior Olympic tournament. Cantor has also spent time with the Waukee Warrior Volleyball Club.


Cantor played collegiately at Graceland University. He is a financial consultant for Wells Fargo. He resides in West Des Moines.
W - Volleyball
Overall MCC Streak
24-14 (.632) 7-1 (.875) Lost 1