We are so lucky to have Mike Hargrave coaching with Team Yakima again. Mike Hargrave began his volleyball career at Washington State University in 1971. He joined the YMCA men's team in 1974 and played with them to win the Regional Championship. Mike played AA men's ball with the Floaters. His coaching career started with Gail Brewer and Al Rodgers in 1978. He coached with Dr. Brewer for twelve years. They lead teams to multiple Regional Championships, Festival, Can-American and National Championship Tournaments. Mike also coached with Cascade for two seasons competing in the U16 & under regional finals. Mike has also developed high school volleyball programs. He took the Riverside Christian School Head Coaching Position in 2003 and took the team to 8 State Tournaments, winning the 2003 championship. Mike loves the game and continues to help and has coached several teams since
Gayle's knowledge of playing & coaching the game of volleyball is immense. In 1979, Gayle lead Team Yakima's Gold Team to attend the first-ever USA Volleyball Junior National Championship. In 82, his team finished 2nd in the National AAU Junior Olympics in Chicago. Gayle's 1986 team, were in St. Paul for the USA Junior Olympics Championships where U17 Gold earned the championship of the Silver Division. Championships were followed by U-14 Gold in 2002 and again in 2005. Gayle has set a precedent of bringing athletes together, teaching the game & creating champions. Thanks to Gayle's efforts Team Yakima has actively participated in nearly all of the Annual Volleyball Festival Tournaments all over the country since the beginning of conception.
A third-year coach for Team Yakima, Reggie was the U14 Red head coach last year and the U14 Gold assistant the year before. She started her volleyball career in 7th grade and continued playing at La Salle High School here in Yakima. Earning four years on Varsity placing 6th in 2009, 7th in 2010 and 6th in 2011 at State. She also had three years of Varsity Basketball placing 2nd in 2010 and 3rd in 2011 at state. She earned four years of Varsity Track going to state all four years placing in many events including part of the 4x200 state championship relay team in 2010. Reggie played club for Cascade, Spikers and Central Washington Elite, which went to play at the junior Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia in 2011. Reggie went on to play volleyball at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston Idaho for four years as a Middle Blocker/Right Side, while coaching various ages for their Warrior Club. She graduated in May 2017 with a Major in Business Communications and minors in Spanish and Creative Writing.
Steve has been involved with all aspects of volleyball for many years having three daughters' ages 26, 16, and 9. Steve has been a High School, College and USA Volleyball Official for the past 13 years with the Yakima and Tri Cities Associations. He has had multiple opportunities to officiate at the WIAA State 1A & 4A Championships and was selected to officiate in Championship matches. Steve is also a Regional Referee with ERVA (Evergreen Region Volleyball Association) and trains Clubs at Scorekeeping and Officiating Clinics. Steve has been a part of USA Volleyball since 2007 and has coached in the past for numerous clubs and age groups throughout the valley. Steve enjoys teaching our developmental players the fundamentals of the game and how to be a Team and work together to meet and succeed their goals. This is Steve's fourth year coaching with Team Yakima.