Zone-In Volleyball Academy
Experience:

- Two-sport student-athlete at Colgate University
- Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year (2001-2005)
- Patriot League Dig Leader (2003-2005)
- Patriot League Honor Roll (2002-2005)
- Assistant Coach at Marshalltown CC- 2007-2008
- Assistant Coach at Louisiana-Monroe- 2009
- Interim Head Coach at Louisiana-Monroe- 2009
- Assistant Coach at Midwestern State- 2010-2012
- Head Coach at Newman University- 2013-2015
​- Head Coach at Midwestern State University 2015-Present

Natalie Burton

ZIVA Founder


​Coaching Philosophy:
To Inspire, Motivate and Encourage, with Understanding, Attitude, and Commitment, to create Responsibility, Accountability, and Consistency. We are all striving to achieve the same goals together. ZIVA is a family where no individuals concerns are more important than our team goals. We have a responsibility of supporting each other and helping one another grow and achieve.

​About Me:
​​Hi, my name is Natalie Burton and I am the Founder of ZIVA.  I moved to Wichita Falls, TX in March of 2010 to accept the position of the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Midwestern State University. In my time here I have had the blessing of working with several local youth through private lessons, camps and clinics. I truly believe in the talent here and see the potential for growth and success of local volleyball with a dedicated organization like ZIVA. I grew up playing volleyball in Southern California where I was born and raised. I continued my volleyball-playing career as a student-athlete at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. I was fortunate enough to play softball and volleyball at the collegiate Division 1 level and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  I began my coaching career at a small Junior College in Marshalltown, IA in 2007. It was here that I learned, coaching is what I was called to do.  After two years I took a position as the Assistant Volleyball Coach at University of Louisiana Monroe, and one year later I came to Wichita Falls to join the MSU Mustangs volleyball coaching staff.  I was the Assistant Volleyball Coach at MSU from 2009-2012 and finished up my Masters at the Dillard College of Business.  I quickly fell in love with Wichita Falls and MSU and was grateful to call this place home.  I was then fortunate enough to become the Head Volleyball Coach at Newman University in Wichita, KS from 2013-2015  were I had the privilege of running my own program while still my twin sister Nicky Cannon remained as the Director.   I returned to Wichita Falls in 2015 to accept the Head Volleball Coach position at Midwestern State University, where I am currently in my fourth season with the Mustangs.  ZIVA has been created out of my passion for the game of volleyball and my dedication to growing young women. I believe in the importance of learning disciplined, fundamental technique at a young age and combining this with strength training and knowledge of the game to develop the most successful volleyball player. I believe in what ZIVA stands for; “Brilliance, shine, radiant” and helping young women to shine.


“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” ~Matt 5:16~  ​