Currently Coaching- Head Varsity Coach at Crescent Valley High School
I have been involved in the sport of volleyball for 30 years, either playing or coaching. Started playing at Thurston High School and then club ball at the University of Oregon. I continue to play recreationally in Eugene and occasionally in competitive men’s tournaments in the area. I started coaching for Kidsports in Eugene. After a year, moved into coaching club for Storm-N-West, coaching the third 14s team. Coached two years with them and then co-founded Emerald City, coaching the top 16s team. After two years, started another club named Webfoot Juniors and coached the 18s top team. Three years of running that club, merged with Cathy Nelson and coached the top 14s team. Spent 12 years with Webfoot focusing on 14s and 16s until last year when I was with the 18 Silver team.
During the same span I have coached at various levels at various high schools. I started at Pleasant Hill High school as their JV2 coach. I moved to Sheldon High after a year. After a year as Sheldon’s JV coach, I got the varsity head coach position at Willamette High School. I was there for 6 years, followed by a year break. I have coached JV at Thurston High for 2 years, 3 years of varsity assistant at Lebanon and am currently the head coach at Crescent Valley, where I have been for the last 6 years. I have been with NPJ since 2012.
I have head coached youth league teams and assistant coached power league teams at Mountain View Volleyball Club. I have also assistant coached an 18s power league team through Amity Volleyball club.
I am currently the head JV coach at Amity High School.