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Bend Coaches and Staff

2024 Bend Coaches

All coaching assignments are tentative and subject to change

NPJ Staff

Courtney Shaffer - NPJ Director & NPJ Bend Director

Courtney has been coaching with NPJ since November of 2014 and she has been in a Director role since 2017. She has coached at all levels from our developmental programs to the 18s platinum division. 

Last coached 2020 18 National Bend.

Courtney moved to Bend in June of 2017 and she lives there with her husband Brenden, daughter Sophie, and their dog Axel.

"My goal as a coach and Director is to have our athletes walk away with knowledge, technique and passion for the game while having a fun and memorable experience."

Colton Naill - NPJ Bend Assistant Club Director & NPJ Beach Director

5-time JNC medal winning coach Colton Naill has been promoted to Assistant Club Director and Director of Beach Volleyball for NPJ Bend. The former Multnomah University Head Coach has been with NPJ since 2019, most recently winning silver at the 2022 GJNC with Salem 16 National. Colton oversees the development of Bend's players, our coaches and the programs that make NPJ nationally known.

Prior to NPJ, Colton spent 2013 - 2019 in Southern California, coaching club volleyball full time for Tstreet (girls) and for Balboa Bay (boys). Colton won 4 Gold medals in a row from 2015-2018, and was a part of 17 club teams in 6 years. In addition to club, Colton was also a Volunteer Assistant Coach on the men's side for Concordia-Irvine and Orange Coast College. Off the court, Colton served as Tstreet's Marketing Coordinator and Balboa Bay's Marketing Director.

Colton was born and raised in York PA where he first played the game with his Dad. After an All-State high school career, Colton played for George Mason University and graduated in 2011. A camp coach since 2007, Colton has been on staff with USAV High Performance, Gold Medal Squared,  GMU, US Naval Academy, Pat Powers, Tstreet, Balboa Bay, Marymount U and York Volleyball Camp. His first ever club team was NVVA boys 14s, qualifying for Open in 2013. Colton lives on the east side of Bend with his wife Lauren & their son Colt.

Any questions regarding NPJ Bend can be sent to Colton via email -

  • 2022 GJNC - Head Coach, NPJ Salem 16 National | 16 Liberty Silver Medal
  • 2018 BJNC - Head Coach, Balboa Bay 17 White | 17 USA Gold Medal
  • 2017 BJNC - Assistant Coach, Balboa Bay 18 Blue | 18 Open National Champions
  • 2016 BJNC - Assistant Coach, Balboa Bay 17 Blue | 17 Open National Champions
  • 2015 GJNC - Head Coach, Tstreet 17-Colton | 17 USA Gold Medal


Adam is the Senior Director/Founder of NPJ, and also serves as the head coach of Salem’s 18 Forefront team. Since 2017, NPJ 18 Forefront has become a perennial power with five top 25 finishes or final rankings in the country. 

With over 25 years of experience as a development and performance coach, Adam has grown NPJ into the premier volleyball club in the pacific northwest. NPJ was founded by Adam in 2009 with two teams practicing out of Albany and Lebanon, OR. Today, NPJ has more than 70 teams across four different locations.

Adam’s long-running, and proven, track record of connecting club players with his vast network of college coaches gives you the confidence to pursue your dreams of playing in college. With his help every single NPJ graduate who has wanted to play in college has had the opportunity to do so. Adam’s commitment to helping you receive an opportunity to play goes above and beyond, and with him by your side, the choice is yours. If you’re serious about playing in college, Adam’s the coach that will help make it happen.

Last December, Adam and his wife Katie Ellis had their new baby girl, Charlie. The three of them live in Sherwood, OR.

Mike Gee - Director of Volleyball

Mike Gee is a volleyball coach, developer, and medal-winning technical coordinator who supports and empowers you to find what works best for you, unlocking new levels of performance that you can measure. Mike is passionate about motor learning and player development, and openly shares all of his knowledge with anyone looking to be a better player or coach. 

This is Mike's seventh year coaching at NPJ, and his 20th year coaching volleyball overall. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. One thing you'll hear him say a lot is, "it's cool to be nice, so be cool."