This is Heather second year as the Club Director, she has coached for Team Yakima for three seasons. For the last six years, she has been a high school volleyball coach at Riverside Christian, Davis High School and currently at Selah High School. Heather has played for Selah High School and Club. She currently still loves to play with her co-ed team. Teaching and growing the game of volleyball is her passion.
This is Jensyn's 4th year coaching for Team Yakima. During high school she was a 1st team player all 4 years and was awarded as an all area player her junior and senior year. She went on to play at the D2 collegiate level for 2 years. Jensyn said "some of my best memories playing Volleyball were during my club years, which is something that I hope the girls on my team can experience as well".
This is Molly's second year with Team Yakima and her second year coaching club volleyball. Molly played at Yakima Valley College and Selah High School.
Four year varsity volleyball letterman (Wapato and Eisenhower), played three years of collegiate volleyball (North Idaho College and Montana Tech). Coached club for Club Idaho NW for two years and Cascade Jrs. for four years. Coached developmental through elite teams. This is my fourth year coaching for Team Yakima.
This is Cody's 2nd year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. He was the vice president for Eastern Washington University's men's club team where he played as their libero and back up setter. He continues to play coed volleyball on a regular basis.
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Sarah has been a head coach for Team Yakima for 4 years and has coached 7 teams in her coaching career. She started playing volleyball in Junior High and played throughout high school as a right side and outside hitter. She played one season for West Valley's Club on a 16s team back when they had a club. Her favorite quote is "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." She is also a mom of two boys, and is a 1st grade teacher. Her biggest goal in life is to advocate for athletes and children to help them succeed and give them support to meet their goals.
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This is Michele's 3rd year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. She also coached at East Valley HS for 2 years and Lewis and Clark Middle School for 4 years. She was a high school 4 year varsity player at East Valley HS.
A Tri-Citie native, Nicole played 3 years of varsity for Southridge, 6 years of Club for Columbia Jrs, and continued her volleyball career for another 2 years at Columbia Basin College. After starting a family she moved to Yakima in 2007. This is Nicole's 5th year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach and has alternated between U14 and U12. Her passion is coaching at the developmental level. She loves helping young players grow their passion for the game while encouraging a competitive spirit and strong work ethic from the first day of practice.
This is Rachel's 3rd year as a Team Yakima Volleyball Coach. Previous to joining Team Yakima, she has coached for 8 years in Oregon (5 years as an 8th grade coach, 2 years as a high school JV coach and 3 years as a club coach). She has personally played volleyball throughout her entire schooling, from middle school through high school and into college at the intramural level.
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Brenda started her volleyball career with Team Yakima as a member of the U-14 Black team and continued playing Team Yakima the next four years. She played for Eisenhower High School and was named first team All-Conference in league play, and to the All-State Team her senior year. In college, Brenda played four years at Central Washington University as an outside hitter, won many awards in her career, and in 2006 was named to Central Washington University's Athletic Hall of Fame. After graduating from college, Brenda moved to the Seattle area and pursued a career with Microsoft. After moving back to Yakima in 2007, Brenda rejoined Team Yakima as a volunteer and has recently taken the role of the 12 Gold Coach. Brenda is currently a Product Manager for Tree Top Inc. in Selah.
Ally's first experience with volleyball was with Team Yakima as a 12-Gold player. She continued playing volleyball throughout high school and was a starting player for two consecutive state championship teams at West Valley High School, earning all-league honors. Ally is a Central Washington University graduate, pursuing her career in marketing for Horizon Distribution in Yakima.
Holly's volleyball career started with Team Yakima as a 12-Black player. She continued playing throughout high school both for West Valley and East Valley High Schools. Holly is a senior at East Valley High School and plans to continue her education next year at Yakima Valley College. This is Holly's second year coaching with Team Yakima.
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Toni played for the West Valley School district for three seasons. Then moved on to play two seasons with Team Yakima. This is her second season coaching with Team Yakima. She is also head coach for the Riverside Christian School Junior High Volleyball team.
Steve has been involved with all aspects of volleyball for many years having three daughters’ ages 24, 15, and 8 and plans to stay involved for a very long time. He has been a High School, College and USAV Volleyball Official for the past 12 years with the Yakima and Tri Cities boards. He has been a part of USAV volleyball since 2007 and has coached in the past for numerous years as the U12 and U14 teams for Club KB of Tri Cities before moving back to the Yakima Valley. This is Steve’s third year coaching with Team Yakima.
A second year coach for Team Yakima, Reggie was an assistant coach for the U14 gold last season. 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.
A Yakima native, Toni grew up in the beautiful Yakima Valley, and is now raising her own children. As a youth, she attended Riverside Christian School where she played volleyball. Club volleyball became an interest, so she played for our very own Team Yakima. Toni became a certified referee and worked high school games for five years. Now in her forth year of coaching with Team Yakima, she is leading our U10 Pink team, teaching the love of teamwork, athletics and the game of volleyball. Good Luck to our U10 Pink team!
I started playing at WSU in 1971. Joined YMCA men’s team in 1974 and played with them to win a regional championship. Played AA men’s ball with the Floaters. Started coaching with Gail Brewer and Al Rodgers in 1978. Coached with Dr. Brewer for twelve years. Multiple regional championships, Festival, Can-American and National championship tournaments. Coached with Cascade for two seasons competing in 16&under Regional finals. I took the Riverside Head coaching position in 2003 and took the team to 8 State Tournaments, winning the 2003 championship. Have helped and coached several teams since then.
Catherine is a senior at Selah High school and played outside hitter and middle blocker on Varsity for 3 years, while also competing in the state tournament for 2 years. She has played club volleyball for 6 years and went to AAU nationals her U16 season. This is Catherine’s first year coaching for Team Yakima and we can’t wait to watch her grow!
This is Danielle’s first year as a Team Yakima Volleyball coach, she is a senior in high school and was a high school four- year varsity player at Naches Valley High School. Danielle played club volleyball for seven years, playing on a national level team six of those years. She will be attending WSU in the fall of 2019.
This is Ashley’s first year as a coach with Team Yakima. Ashley also coaches the JV team at Riverside Christian. Before Team Yakima Ashely coached U12, U14, and U16 for Cascade JRS for four years. Ashley has always had a passion for volleyball ever since to was younger where she played in middle school, high school, and club. Still to this day Ashley enjoys playing in two on two tournaments, and a coed league with her brother in-law.