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Coaching Staff

2022 Coaching Staff

NW Juniors Elite Volleyball Club is proud to announce it has assembled one of the best coaching staffs in the region! This staff includes collegiate coaches and collegiate players, several local respected  high school coaches, and multiple former NWJRS players who competed for us, went on to play collegiately and now are back.  As a group, we have some of the top volleyball minds on staff!

Our entire staff is IMPACT and Safe Sport certified and our coaches annually attend the NW Juniors Elite Coaches Clinic led by Club Director, Tony Miranda. Several coaches have their CAP certification; high school coaches have their CPR certification and regularly attend WIAA Coaching Clinics. Our experienced staff guides our new coaches to ensure that all of our coaches find success.

All of our coaches share a love of the game of volleyball, and a love and passion for NW Juniors Elite and all the players that pass through our doors. Several coaches compete indoors and on the beach -- our coaches have a passion for the game of volleyball and that passion shows when they coach our athletes. We could not be more excited about the upcoming season and the staff that you will all get to know. If you would like to join our incredible staff, please fill out the application below.

"The best teachers are also the best students --  as the program director of this club, I'm always looking for ways to improve my own skills as well as those of my coaches, so with that in mind, I meet with them at the start of every season for training to bring them up to date on the latest most innovative forms of training that our profession has to offer.   With over 25 years in this business, I want to take what's best from the tried and true methods, but also keep learning as new information and training techniques keeps us fresh and motivated."

~Tony Miranda


Key to Team Names: 
UA Teams are National Teams
Baden Teams are Regional Teams

# 2 UA GREY or Baden Navy* UA WHITE or Baden Teal*
# 3 Baden Navy Baden Teal

 *Some Age Groups only have one UA (Under Armour) team

18's & 17's COACHES


Kealey started coaching for NW Juinors during the 2019-20 season. She moved to the area in 2019 and is a Health and Fitness Teacher in the Northshore School District. She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, having graduated with a Major in Health and Fitness as well as a Minor in Coaching.

Kealey is currently in her third year as the 1st assistant at Edmonds College. Before moving to the area, Kealey coached the Eastern Washington University Women's club team for 2 seasons (2014 & 2015). In 2016, she was the C-team Head and Varsity Assistant Coach at Medical Lake High School.

From 2009-2012, she played volleyball at Cascade HS in Leavenworth, WA finishing in the top 6 at the state tournament 3 out of her 4 seasons.  She played club volleyball at NCW VBC in Wenatchee (2009-10) and Kodiak Club in Leavenworth (2010-2012). While at Eastern, she played on the Eastern Washington University Women's volleyball club team, and competed at the College club national championship tournament. 

While in Spokane she attended several coaching clinics while securing her Minor in Coaching.


Caitlin has coached for NW Juniors since 2011. She is in her second season as an assistant coach at Edmonds Community College and oversees the libero's and defense. She has been a head coach or assistant club coach for different aged teams throughout her tenure with the club. She has also coached high school volleyball locally including serving as the JV coach at Holy Names Academy in 2016. 

She completed her Certificate in Medical Assisting at PIMA Medical Institute and worked her internship as a Medical Assistant at Alderwood Ankle and Foot Clinic. 

Caitlin graduated in 2008 from Bishop Blanchet HS and played four years for NW Juniors VBC.  She also played two seasons as a DS/Libero for Edmonds Community College. Caitlin's 2008 Edmonds team took 3rd in the NWAAC Championship tournament. While a Edmonds Caitlin coached camps and club and has continued to coach club after leaving Edmonds.



"V" started coaching with NW Juniors VBC in 2009 when he was also the Graduate Assistant Coach at Edmonds College. He is currently an assistant at the University of Puget Sound.

Aside from one seson at Lake Tapps, V has coached his entire club career at NW Juniors. He has served as a coach at Everett High School for the 2010 & 2011 seasons.  "V" has coached all ages while at NW Juniors, is one of our more popular coaches and has done a great job in training athletes. He plays indoor and outdoor volleyball and brings great youth and enthusiasm to the staff.  He is a patient and knowledgeable coach with a great understanding of the game.

MACKENZIE LEITH: Assistant Coach 

Mackenzie is a feshman Outside hitter at the University of Puget Sound. She went to Mountainside HS in Beaverton, OR and played club for NPJ. 



Heidi grew up around volleyball as her family started Rain City Volleyball club when she was growing up. Whether as a player or as a coach, Heidi has been part of Rain City nearly her entire life. This year, she decided to take time off from directing a club, so she can focus on coaching. During the fall, she an assistant coach at Juanita HS. 

SHANON CURTIS: Assistant Coach 

Bio coming.


TONY MIRANDA - Head Coach 

Tony has experience playing and coaching indoors and outdoors. He has been involved on the indoor part of the club since 1989 and has been involved in the growth of junior beach volleyball here in the Northwest since before the very first USA Beach Tour "Western Open". His NW Juniors-sponsored beach tournaments at Alki Beach are where the junior beach movement here in the area started. 

In addition to regular indoor coaching duties, Tony offer his assistance to players in preparing for college and act as a liaison between the players and recruiters as the club’s recruiting coordinator.  He also oversees the direction and growth of our junior and adult beach programs and runs a Junior College beach championship event every May.

Tony is currently the head coach at Edmonds College and enters his fifth season back. He has extensive college coaching experience, having spent the 2005-2009 seasons at  Edmonds Community College (3 NWAACC Tournament appearances and a 3rd place in 2008); four years at Bellevue College (finished his career there with a record of 39-9 in the North Division and 124 – 76 overall, was voted coach of the year in the Northern Division in 2001 & 2002, and in 2002 was voted all-NWAACC coach of the year); and two years as assistant coach at Seattle Pacific University in 1999 & 2000.

Tony has been involved with Northwest Juniors VBC since 1989 and has been the director of the club since 2000.  Over the years, Tony has taken several teams to YJOV National Championship events.  Tony’s responsibilities also include coaches education and beach programming.

JORDYN STOCKS - Assistant Coach

"Jo" is a sophomore Outside Hitter and Libero at Edmonds College. She is a local athlete from Nathan Hale HS and she has played locally for several clubs. As a Freshman at Edmonds, she was named to th North Division 2nd Team. She has been coaching at the Boys & Girls Club for several seasons, and worked camps at the NW Juniors Beach facility all summer. This will be her second season coaching club volleyball. Last year she was the assistant for the 15 UA Black team.



Tracie started coaching with NW Juniors in 2015 and has coached all ages from U13 to U18 for the club. She has been coaching for over 20 yrs. Her first stint as a club coach was with Club Wahine in South Seattle where she was a coach and club adminsitrator. She stayed at Club Wahine for a few years and then moved to Northwest Juniors. She continued coaching off and on mainly coached CYO volleyball while her kids were younger and then came back to coaching once they were old enough to play club. Tracie is also a mainstay with our Fall Academy and Beach club programs. 

She started playing volleyball when she was in 4th grade and continued through high school and played 3 years of club volleyball. After high school, she continued on to play at Bellevue College. She continued to play recreationally after Bellevue and still enjoys playing indoor and outdoor volleyball. 

Tracie is Impact and Safe Sport certified. 



Alyx Packard has been with NW Juniors since 2015. She was formerly on staff at Lake Washington HS, and is now the head coach at Juanita HS. She has head coached several seasons with NW Juniors Elite VBC working primarily with the 14's through 16's age groups.  She played for Northwest Juniors when she was a student at Mountlake Terrace HS and has also coached several years with the Alderwood Boys and Girls Club and coached middle school athletes for 8 seasons either with Alderwood BGC or the Brier Terrace MS. She is passionate about coaching and has excelled in each of her seasons with the club.

She has coached in the NW Juniors Elite's Fall Academy several seasons. She is an active player and plays in several adult women's and coed leagues as well as in outdoor tournaments throughout the summer.

MADDY EASON: Assistant Coach 

Maddy is a senior at Juanita High School and has been a member of our indoor and beach clus for several years. 



Jevan was part of our beach staff this summer, this will be his first season coaching indoors for NW Juniors. Jevan grew up playing beach volleyball in Manhattan Beach, California with anyone and everyone who would let him on the court. Starting age nine, he competed in CBVA tournaments every Summer and went on to play two years with the USA Beach Volleyball U-19 High Performance team before going to play indoor volleyball at Long Beach State, winning two NCAA national championships. Currently, Jevan has returned to the sand to share the lessons from his ongoing journey with the next generation of athletes eager to take their game to new heights and access the increasing number of scholarships being made available for beach volleyball athletes.

While Jevan's journey is just getting started, his volleyball potential is unlimited. With a 5yr beach plan that includes international playing experience, Jevan is currently finishing up his last year of college. 

Northwest Volleyball proudly welcomes Coach Jevan to the family.

MEGANN DELGADO: Assistant Coach

Megann is currently working on her Master's at the University of Washington in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership. She has aspirations to continue to grow as a coach and eventually coach at the collegiate level. 

She is originally from California, and it was the UW program that enabled her to relocate to the Seattle area. Before leaving California, she was the head coach at Southland Christian School. 

She started playing recireationally over 15 years ago at Seal Beach Volleyball Club and has played for some of the top clubs in California including Mizuno Long Beach & Golden West. she then went on to play at Cal State Fullerton for a couple seasons and finished her collegiate playing career at Hampton University in Virginia. 

An injury derailed her playing aspirations beyond college and led her to coaching. While in California, she received her National Federation of State High School Associations - Fundamentals of Coaching Certification and she continues to work on perfecting her craft. 



Heather is currently the head High School and Middle School Coach at Sound Christian Academy in Tacoma.

Heather Goodman grew up in Florida where she played volleyball all through middle school and high school. During her high school career she won numerous athletic awards, including region player of the year her senior season.

Heather moved to Washington where she attended and played for Edmonds College. She was captain both years at Edmonds and helped lead her teammates through very successful seasons - including a 4th place finish at the NWAC tournament.

Heather started coaching for NW Juniors during the 2018-19 season and 2022 will be her second season as a head coach. Her first two seasons she assisted the 12 UA Black and 13 UA Black teams. She also has spent the last two summers on staff with NW Juniors Volleyball Camps.



Mike is currently the Head Coach at Sammamish High School. Mike joined our staff in 2019 after running his own club for several seasons. Mike was the director of Mukilteo Volleyball Association for 6 years and has coached the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U18 teams. The U18 team last year did very well in his last season as coach & director getting a Bid to the Top 16 Bid Tournament for the fourth year in a row in the Puget Sound Region and finished 12th in U18 Championships. Finished in flight 3 of power league for the season.

Mike has coached 6 season with MVA and over 11 years with Boys & Girls club volleyball


Angelina is currently a freshman setter at Everett Community College. Prior to that she spent the "Covid season" at Arizona Christian where she signed to play beach volleyball. 

She is a graduate of Skyline High School and played for several clubs growing up, including NW Juniors and DaKine. 



Bio Coming.



Bio Coming


ZOEY LANGE: Head Coach

Zoey started playing volleyball in the 5th grade and picked up club in the 9th grade. She played for NW Juniors from 10-12th grades and that coincided with her three years on varsity at Cascade HS in Everett. Her senior year, her U18 team was one of the top teams in the region and qualified for Nationals. 

She started coaching club and Fall Academy for NW Juniors VBC in 2017. During her first two seasons as a club coach, she served as an assistant for U12's and U13's. She has had great mentors as a player and as a coach in the club and has been prepared for a successful career as a head coach for NW Juniors.

She remains active as a player and plays in several adult leagues and outdoor tournaments.

She is IMPACT and Safe Sport certified and has attended several NW Juniors Coaching clinics.

NANCY BISCOCHO: Assistant Coach

Nancy has been Zoey's assistant coach for three seasons. They have a great working relationship and work well in getting the most out of their teams.



Carlee has been coaching indoor and beach volleyball with NW Juniors since the 2017-18 season.  In spring 2021, she will graduate from UW with a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering.  Last season, she played on the UW club volleyball team.  Before transferring to UW, she attended and played at Bellevue College where she made second all-tournament team at the NWAC championships and her team took second in their league.


Carlee grew up in Tri-Cities, Washington playing for Kamiakin HS and Shockwave VBC.  She played at five different Nationals with her club team. 


Derik began playing volleyball his senior year in high school and quickly fell in love with the sport - both indoor and beach.  He was a walk-on at Brigham Young University and played a couple of years there in the opposite and setter positions and was fortunate to be coached by some of the best coaches in the US- Carl McGown, Tom Peterson, and Hugh McCutcheon.  He also played competitive beach volleyball in both the Northwest and Utah.  Derik has coached 9 seasons at the club level (both indoor and beach) as well at the recreational level.  Derik is passionate about volleyball and is excited to help others have fun, improve skills, and gain personal satisfaction through the sport.


Carlee grew up in Tri-Cities, Washington playing for Kamiakin HS and Shockwave VBC.  She played at five different Nationals with her club team. 



Michael is the newly hired Assistant Club Director for NW Juniors. Coach MJ was most recently the Women’s Volleyball Head Coach at Columbia Basin College and prior to that, was a successful Club Director, National Team Head Coach and High School Varsity Coach in Boise, Idaho. A former Western Idaho Conference Coach of the Year, Jordan comes to NWJ with over twenty-five years of coaching experience across two sports. Coach MJ was one of the most highly credentialed coaches from the USAV Intermountain Region and is happy to be back in his hometown of Seattle.

Having completed his USAV CAP III certification in 2018, Jordan was active with the USAV National High Performance Program for eight seasons as an Evaluator and Coach at multiple National Qualifiers since 2013. With his relentlessly positive coaching style, he has remained a popular guest coach at multiple camps in Utah and Idaho over the last ten years.    

Jordan stated, “ I was familiar with NWJ, having competed against the club in several National Qualifiers over the last few years of running club ball, before I left for the collegiate level, and was always impressed with the coaches and teams that we played. When I made the decision to move back to Seattle, NW Juniors was the organization that I wanted to be a part of. I’m really looking forward to being a part of this club!” 

"My coaching philosophy is rather simple in that I expect my team to mirror my effort and attitude. As the Head Coach, I know that I set the tone for the teams behaviors and approach to doing the work to improve with every opportunity. I teach a fast paced, technically sound and wide open style of the game that allows for creativity from the players while the game is being played. It brings me a great sense of accomplishment when I see my team loving to play this game!" 




Jacquelyn and her husband recently moved to the Seattle area from Austin, TX and she works for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

In Austin, she most recently coached for Austin Performance Volleyball Club. Her other coaching jobs include:

  • (2018-19) St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Varsity Coach
  • (2018-19) River Oaks Baptist School Program Director and Coach for Boys and Girls
  • (2016-18) Duchesne Academy Program Director and Head Varsity Coach
  • (2012-15) Bolt Volleyball Club

Jacqueline played at Texas State University. She prepped in Illinois and played for the Sports Performance Volleyball Club (2000-2007). 

She is USAV Impact and Safe Sport Certified, and has attended clinics offered by USAV, Gold Medal Squared, and Art of Coaching.  We are excited to welcome her to NW Juniors.

ALISON COMPTON: Assitant Coach

Ali is now a junior Defensive Specialist at nearby Northwet University in Kirkland. Prior to NWU, she was a setter & DS at Edmonds College. She is a local athlete from Marysville-Pilchuck High School. She is also a NW Juniors alumni giving back to the sport in many ways. This marks her fourt  season coaching club, and she has also spent the last three summera coaching with our indoor and beach camp programs. 



2021 marked Maddie's first year coaching for NW Juniors. In the past, she has coached a U16 club team, along with several youth rec leagues, while attending Washington State University for her degree in Education. Volleyball has been a major part of her life in many capacities. She started playing at 8 years old in a rec league and soon became passionate for this amazing sport! She played club for many years in local Puget Sound area clubs. She mostly played defensive specialist positions, but also set and hit right side. Maddie eventually left for college and continued to play in intramural leagues at Washington State. Upon graduating, she moved to the east side of Washington and continued to play in adult recreation leagues. She had been wanting to get back into the club coaching world and found a great opportunity with NW Juniors!

Her coaching and teaching philosophy mirror each other. She is passionate about helping youth to learn and grow. Maddie believes in positive reinforcement on the court and in life.Volleyball can teach so many amazing life lessons; teamwork, leadership, communication, etc. She is thrilled to be able to share such a great sport with promising, young athletes.  


Bio Coming.



Mariah is a freshman DS/Setter at Edmonds College. She is fron Elko, Nevada.

Mariah worked several camps for NW Juniors over the summer and volunteered with her club in High School.

KENZIE SMITH: Co-Head Coach 

Kenzie is a freshman setter at Edmonds College. She is from Middleton HS in Idaho. Kenzie worked NW Juniors and Edmonds College camps over the summer.



Arianna is a sophomore OH at Bellevue College. She is fron Arlington High School and played for Seattle Juniors.



Kelci is a graduate of Kentwood HS and has played volleyball for 8 years, Five of those seasons she played club including her last three seasons with NW JRS. She did not play in college, but stayed active as a player after graduating high school. 

She joined the NW Juniors staff for the 2013-14 season and has been fantastic with our younger athletes. Her coaching career started in the Kent parks recreational league in 2009-2010 where her teams went undefeated for two seasons.

Her coaching philosophy: She believes that how you practice, is how you play. She teaches the game with a positive attitude and works hard on building a team who can come together to accomplish goals that they set.

Why does she coach? "Volleyball is my passion and I have had amazing coaches who have impacted who I am today. I want to give back!"

Her other interests & hobbies include photography, traveling, and hanging around the city.

SHAWN WILLIAMS: Assistant Coach

Shawn served as Kelci's assistant 12's coach for the 2021 season.



Ryan has been playing organized volleyball since he was 11 years old. For 4 years during high school he managed the high school volleyball team and played on a club team.  He has coached youth volleyball clinics at the Renton Community Center for grades 3-8, was the assistant coach for the Renton HS Varsity Team for 3 years, was the head coach for the Lindbergh HS volleyball program for 4 years, and has been coaching club volleyball for 8 years. 

Ryan loves every aspect of the game, but has a natural talent for setting and can't wait to teach all skills to the new generation. He really appreciates that volleyball teaches the dynamic of family, teamwork, and what it takes to be a great teammate.

KARISSA MACK: Assistant Coach

Karissa most recently coached for BOOST Volleyball Club.

"I've been playing organized volleyball for over 10 years. I have been coaching club volleyball for 5 years. This sport strongly impacted my upbringing and has brought so many positive elements to my life, from teammates to coaches to individual moments on and off the court. I am lucky to have the opportunity to coach this sport and help players feel good about their progress while they become better versions of themselves."


  • 4 years playing for Eastern Washington Club Volleyball

  • 6 years coaching club volleyball

  • Bachelors in Psychology- Eastern Washington Univ. 2014

  • 4 years Special Needs Behavior Counselor

RHEMY KING: Assistant Coach

Rhemy most recently coached for BOOST Volleyball Club.

"I look forward to sharing the magic of volleyball with young athletes, and expanding their imaginations to becoming their best selves. In the last 10+ years, I have coached club, high school, and middle school teams. I continue to keep myself inserted in the volleyball community, playing, learning, and watching all the incredible athletes here in the PNW."


Achievements include:

  • 12 years coaching experience club and high school volleyball

  • 20+ years playing experience


Before coming to NW Juniors, Elizabeth coached witht he Southside Volleyball Club in Salem, Oregon. Locally, she has been coaching with the Lynnwood Boys and Girls Club  and worked summer camps for NW Juniors.

She started playing in 2nd grade and was on her way to a great college playing career but an injury the summer before her freshman year in college derailed those plans.

She received her IMPACT coaching and Safe Sport certifications while coaching in Salem, and 2021-2022 marks her first season coaching for NW Juniors.




Sabry started with NW Juniors in 2015. He is currently the head volleyball coach at Forest Ridge in Bellevue and has over 15 years coaching experience.  He has coached in Egypt, Minnesota, and Seattle. Over the years, he has done a fantastic job developing our younger teams and focuses on fundamentals and teamwork. He has proven to be a fantastic technical coach and is able to coach players of varying ages and skill levels.

Previous to coaching with NW Juniors, he was an area director and coach for Sabotage VBC. With Sabotage, he coached 12's, 15's, 16's and 18's.  His versatility as a coach and trainer allows him to be successful at varying age groups.  He has also served as assistant and JV coach at Jackson and Bellevue High Schools.  He also brings 10 years of professional playing experience.

His coaching training includes several clinics:

  • FIVB Technical Seminars
  • USAV CAP I Certification
  • Gold Medal Squared
  • The Art of Coaching Volleyball
  • Bill Neville's Coaching Seminar
  • Athletes and Children Psychology clinics

KATHY ZHANG: Assistant Coach

Kathy is and assistant coach at Forest Ridge High School.


GEN KNOPPI: Head Coach

Bio Coming Soon!



Megann is currently working on her Master's at the University of Washington in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership. She has aspirations to continue to grow as a coach and eventually coach at the collegiate level. 

She is originally from California, and it was the UW program that enabled her to relocate to the Seattle area. Before leaving California, she was the head coach at Southland Christian School. 

She started playing recireationally over 15 years ago at Seal Beach Volleyball Club and has played for some of the top clubs in California including Mizuno Long Beach & Golden West. she then went on to play at Cal State Fullerton for a couple seasons and finished her collegiate playing career at Hampton University in Virginia. 

An injury derailed her playing aspirations beyond college and led her to coaching. While in California, she received her National Federation of State High School Associations - Fundamentals of Coaching Certification and she continues to work on perfecting her craft. 



Joe has coached for our indoor club for six seasons and has been around volleyball all his life. His true love is for the beach game.  He's been one of the top rated beach players in the Northwest for over a decade. Whether he is coaching indoors or on the beach, he consistently works to improve as a coach and to improve his athlete's overall volleyball IQ and technique. As an experienced player and coach, Joe will lead our beach staff and help to continuously strive to improve as well.  He's an AVP certified coach and has his USAV Beach CAP certification. His roots may be on the beach, but his overall knowledge of the game, his experience, and his passion for teaching give him the tools to be a successful coach on any surface. 

"Players will do what they’re told by a coach but they will only truly follow someone whom they believe in and who believes in them. Coaching is all about relationships. It doesn’t happen on chalkboards, with titles, or in newspaper articles. Transformational coaching occurs only when people believe in you and choose to follow  because they know that you believe in them, too."

-InsideOut Coaching


Rick Farrell started coaching with NW Juniors in 2017 and joined the Edmonds College staff in the Fall of 2019. His coaching experience started over 15 years ago with the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club. From there, he joined Mukilteo Volleyball Association (MVA), first as an assistant coach and then head coach. 

Rick is dedicated to player development and the learning process. He earned his CAP I Certification through USAV to further his education and expand his knowledge of the game. He has been employed with the City of Mountlake Terrace for 31 years and is married with two daughters.  



Glenn started coaching for NW Juniors in 2016 as an assistant on the 12 UA Blue team his daughter Kate played on. Fast forward to 2021 and he is coaching 13 UA Blue with Kate as his assistant. 

Glenn brings over thirty years of volleyball experience with him. He has coached at many levels including high school, adult men's and women's teams, He also has nine years as a collegiate head coach at Simmons College in Boston (NCAA DIII), and the men's team at the University of Wisconsin (NCAA DI). Aside from coaching, Glenn has also played extensively. He has also been a referee, tournament director regional board member, camp director, and volleyball clinician. 

"I learned a lot from the girls that first season. I hope to share my knowledge and love of the game by giving the girls the tools they need to be successful. I want to teach them to bring intensity, focus, and athleticism to their game. I want them to be able to enjoy volleyball throughout their lives,:


Lauren is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. She fell in love with volleyball at the young age of 10 when she was invited to a volleyball summer camp by her friend. Her passion was furthered when she went on to play for her local club team. During her high school years, Lauren was on national travel team which traveled around the United States. Her Junior and Senior year she was team captain on her club team. Lauren lettered on her varsity team during her Junior year. She was offered multiple scholarships for universities around the nation. She has a Bachelor's degree in Marriage and Family Studies.

She recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest because her husband was hired as a firefighter in Seattle. In August they welcomed thiir first child to their family. She has fallen in love with the PNW and is looking forward to making it her home. Lauren is excited to share her passion and knowledge of volleyball to others.