Adam Ellis- Head Coach of 18 Black Team
Last Coached: North Pacific Juniors 16 Black Team
Coaching background: I began coaching in the Willamette Valley at Mid Valley Volleyball Club in 2004. During my five-year tenure I coached all levels of competitive volleyball including women’s 14’s, 16’s, 17’s and 18’s. Concurrently from 2006-2008, I was hired as Head Coach for the Lebanon High School Volleyball Team where I led the team to a League Championship, followed by a top 5 finish in the State Championship Tournament. In 2007 I led the Warriors to a second consecutive state playoff appearance. In 2008 I was hired as Head Coach for the Oregon State Women’s Club Team, proudly leading them in 2009 to a 3rd place finish in the nation. In 2009, I founded the North Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club and was head coach for 18U. In 2010, I was re-hired at Lebanon High School as Varsity Head Coach. North Pacific Juniors 18 Black Head Coach 2010-2011 Season. North Pacific Juniors 18 Black Head Coach 2011-2011 Season. North Pacific Juniors 16 Black Head Coach 2011-2012 Season.
Playing background: I started playing volleyball in California when I was a freshman in high school. I played 4 years of varsity as a setter, as well as playing club volleyball for 3 years. When I was a senior my high school team won an NCS championship, and my club team took 5th at junior nationals. As well as playing indoor six-man volleyball, I also play two-man sand volleyball, and have been playing semi-professionally for 3 years.
Philosophy: *In Club handbook
Robin/Matney/Case/Wells- Assistant Coach 18 Black Team
4 yr varsity letter Volleyball, Basketball, & Track/Triangle Lake HS 1982-85
Setter/OH Lane Community College-Eugene, OR 1987-88
First started coaching club volleyball for Storm-n-West-Eugene, OR 1986
JV Volleyball (and Girls JV Basketball) Coach Pleasant Hill Highschool-Pleasant Hill, OR 1989-90
Varsity Volleyball Coach Sheldon Highschool-Eugene, OR 1991-97
Varsity Volleyball Coach Junction City Highschool-Junction City, OR 1998-1999
Co-founder Emerald City Volleyball Club-Eugene, OR 1994-2001
-Coached 14s, 16s, and 18s level at Emerald City VBC
Varsity Assistant South Albany Highschool 2 yrs
Varsity Assistant Stayton Highschool 4 yrs
Assistant Coach Salem Volleyball Club
Assistant Coach Mid-Valley Volleyball Club
Memorial Middle School-Albany, OR Volleyball Coach – Back to back champions 2008-09
Assistant Coach North Pacific Juniors 16 Black team 2011-2012 Season.
Jeff White- Assistant Coach
Currently Coaching: Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) – Assistant Coach
Coaching background: 2 years with South Albany High School (SAHS). 2 years assisting under Jayme Frazier at LBCC, North Pacific Juniors 18U Assistant Coach – 2009-2010 season. North Pacific Juniors 18 Black Assistant Coach 2010-2011 season. North Pacific Juniors 17 Black Coach 2011-2012 Season.
Playing background: Intramural Champion team at OSU. Invited to play on the Practice team for OSU, and I played on the Scout Team for LBCC. I also play sand volleyball, and have competed in NPBVA tournaments.
Philosophy: Create an atmosphere where committed, disciplined and competitive athletes can learn to generate confidence by recognizing and remembering success while they overcome doubt by recognizing and limiting repetitive failures. In this atmosphere individual athletes can work on personal and team oriented goals simultaneously. They learn to take control of their game (and their lives) instead of being a victim and just letting things happen to them. They learn to find security in their commitment to the team while the team finds identity in it’s commitment to the individual.
I also played Track and Rugby in college as well as coaching basketball for SAHS. I own Pizzamore’ in Albany, and three of my family members have played collegiate volleyball.
Nicole Bateham- Head Coach 16 Black Team
Last Coached: Trails End Volleyball Club
Coaching background:I began my coaching career at Thurston High School as the JV coach in 2006. In college, I helped coach a variety of camps at Portland State University as well as assisting during the club season. I began coaching beach volleyball two years ago and hope to continue coaching both indoor and sand.
Playing background: I began playing beach volleyball with my family from a very early age. I started playing indoor volleyball my freshman year in high school. I played at Portland State University as the libero. During my career there, we won three conference championships and made two appearances at the NCAA tournament. Since finishing at PSU, my plan is to continue playing beach volleyball.
Philosophy: I strive to pass on my passion for the game of volleyball as well as help players realize and achieve their full potential both on and off of the court.
Kacey Setzer-Head Coach 16 Black Team
Jorden Swanson (Burrows)- Head Coach
Currently Coaching: Lebanon High School Varsity – Head Coach- 2012 Season
Coaching background: North Pacific Juniors 16 Black Head Coach 2010-2011 Season. North Pacific Juniors 18 Black Head Coach 2011-2012 Season. As a student athlete I have coached at WOU volleyball camps as well as Lebanon High School camps.
Playing background: Four year varsity setter 2003-2007 at Lebanon High School. Here I earned all league honors including 2nd team, 1st team and league MVP. As well as 2nd team all-state in 2007. I also played for Webfoot Jrs. Volleyball club for six years. I played 4 years as a setter for WOU volleyball team who won our first Div. II conference championship in the 2008 season.
Luane Frazier- Head Coach 15 Black Team
Playing background: West Seattle High School, Kuipos VBC, Can-Am Games, Highline CC, Alki Beach Sand Club, University of Portland. I began playing back in the dark ages…when players wore “briefs” or the contrasting “Hawaiian” print shorts with the brightest t-shirt possible! Along this journey, many adventures have created many lasting friendships…. through this game called “volleyball”.
Coaching background:University of Portland (stats asst.), St Mary’s Academy, Blues Volleyball Club, All American Volleyball Camps Inc, Jefferson High School, MV2C Club Director, Portland Volleyball Club, West Albany High School, Guy Enriques Team Camps, Boys and Girls Club of Albany, Head Coach North Pacific Juniors 14 Black team 2011-2012 Season. Currently: Private Lessons and North Pacific Jrs. VBC.
Favorite Quotes: Discipline is not the enemy of enthusiasm. (J.K.), Be the change you want to see in the world. (Ghandi)
Theory: To create a positive environment where athletes can learn the game of volleyball, gaining confidence in themselves and their teammates by challenging themselves to be the best they can be. Through skill repetitions and learning game play situations and applications, athletes are challenged to reach personal goals and team goals. While participating in these experiences, players are encouraged to improve mental focus, social cohesiveness, physical strength and agility, as well as learn commitment, dedication, loyalty, responsibility and a positive work ethic. During matches, the focus is on controlling what we can do on our side of the net to better the ball using proper fundamentals, encouragement, effort and enthusiasm.
Audrey Frazier- Assistant Coach 15 Black Team
Coaching background: Assistant coach to Luane Frazier for various Boys and Girls Club teams, as well as coaching private setting lessons. Assistant coach North Pacific Juniors 14 Black team 2011-2012 Season.
Playing background: Began playing through the Boys and Girls Club of Albany in second grade, then began playing club volleyball as well in fourth grade. I played for Portland Volleyball Club for four years, Webfoot Juniors for five years, and finished my senior year club season at North Pacific Juniors. I played at West Albany High School for four years, two on Junior Varsity, captaining the team my second year, and two years on Varsity, also captaining the team my second year to a third place finish at state, receiving First-Team All-League and Honorable Mention All-State my senior year. I am now playing in my second collegiate season setting for the Linfield Wildcats.
Favorite Quotes: Brick walls are not put up to keep us out, but to see how badly we want what’s on the other side.
Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… Play for her.
Philosophy: Results, not excuses.
Miah Boeder- Assistant Coach 15 Black Team
Last Coached: Albany Boys & Girls Club
Coaching background: Albany Boys & Girls Club in 2009 & 2010. Both years coaching 4th & 5th grade. Assistant coach North Pacific Juniors 14 Black team 2011-2012 Season.
Playing background: I have played since 5th grade at Boys & Girls Club. I played at West Albany High School all 4 years. Played Varsity both Junior and Senior years. I played for Mid Valley Volleyball Club my junior year and North Pacific Juniors VBC my senior year. I just finished playing this season at LBCC.
Philosophy: I want to be a positive influence on all the girls and help them keep a positive attitude, have fun, and play their hearts out!
- Provide each player and her family a handbook of protocol and schedule of practices and competitions
- Establish policies for supervision, training and coaching conduct
- Provide a communication tree for all families and players
- Prepare a schedule of drills and objectives prior to each practice
- Teach proper technique and fundamentals to all players.
- Teach and model proper strategies for optimal individual skill and team play
- Communicate clearly to each player her role on the team and redirect her efforts when they stray from the mission
- Balance hard work, FUN, and discipline during all practices and competitions
- Provide a positive and trusting environment for all players, including opportunities for reflective discussions and competition debriefing
- Lead by example: present as a positive role model for all players both on and off the court.
- Support and encourage all NPJ teams to play with confidence and commitment to winning
- Prepare each athlete to respond appropriately to a variety of situations that occur both on and off the court.