AJ Francis - 14 National Head Coach & 16 National Assistant Coach

Grew up in Monmouth Oregon, played for NPJ back in 2012 on a girls 14s team. After that, played for 2 of the first boys programs to exist in the Northwest before moving to California for Senior year and played for Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy, as well as Bay to Bay Volleyball Club. Went to Open Nationals with Bay to Bay and placed 5th in the country in 2017. Was a setter for one year at Orange Coast College and rostered as a freshman, ended up placing 3rd in state after going undefeated in the 2019 regular season. Have done a multitude of coaching jobs for Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy, Washington State Team Camp, and the Guy Enriques Team Camp.

This will be my second season coaching here at NPJ, last season I was apart of everything I could be apart of, I was the head coach of 15 Elite, assistant for 14 National and assisted 12 Black. I am apart of most all academies, clinics and camps as well!

I also am now an assistant coach for the women’s volleyball Team at Linn Benton Community College, where I attend school now too.

Emmi Marks - 14 National Assistant Coach

Shannon Friesen - 14 National Assistant Coach

Shannon is a Willamette Valley native who grew up in Keizer and graduated from McNary High School. Collectively she has coached volleyball for 15 years. She began coaching volleyball at McNary as a varsity assistant and also was the Freshman head coach. She has also coached club volleyball for 5 years in the Willamette valley.  Currently she is a varsity assistant coach at McNary High School.

When she is not coaching, she spends her time cheering on her girls at their volleyball games, camping, or relaxing at home with the family.