Kelly Lehman Hired as Badger Region Tournament Director



Monday, February 12th, 2018

Kelly Lehman’s role within the Badger Region Volleyball Association is changing.

The longtime board member has been hired as the region’s Tournament Director. He will work alongside Terry Paulson, who announced last month that he would retire effective June 1.

Lehman is currently one of two At-Large representatives on the Badger Region Board of Directors. The board will appoint a representative in the near future to replace Lehman.

As tournament director, Lehman will oversee the Badger Region Championships, Badger Region Qualifiers, Dale Rohde Memorial Boys Volleyball Tournament and the region’s beach events.

In addition, the region’s tournament director will be the point person for all tournament directors in the state of Wisconsin who host USA Volleyball-sanctioned events. This includes being the contact for questions relating to the Tournament Director Handbook, Tournament Director Toolkit, Beach Manual, AES and other tournament-specific questions.

“Kelly is going to be an immediate asset to the Badger Region,” said Jen Armson-Dyer, Badger Region Director of Operations. “His numerous years of developing and running volleyball tournaments will greatly benefit our region events and also those of other tournament directors in the state, to whom he will be mentoring and assisting in growing their events to provide more opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches and officials to participate and learn. Kelly is a well-rounded, take charge, professional coach, administrator and tournament director, and we are looking forward to him helping provide outreach to underserved areas and communities as well as continuing to improve our Region events.”

Lehman has been a club director for the Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Club for the last 13 years. He also coaches the girls 18-1s team this season and has coached multiple sports for 25-plus years. In addition to being affiliated with Wisconsin Juniors, he has coached and taught in East Troy, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva and other area schools. Outside of teaching and coaching, Lehman has professional experience as an account manager for a graphics company, and as a senior computer technician.

Part of Lehman’s job at Wisconsin Juniors has been overseeing 15 single-day tournaments and four very large two-day tournaments, two of which are held in the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

Lehman lives in East Troy with his wife, Jennifer and two children, Lindsey and Kyle. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and enjoys home projects, camping, hiking and other sports.

Article from Badger Region Website