Category Archives: volleyball

Job Announcement: Head Coach Volleyball & Part Time Instructor – Mt. Hood Community College

Coordinate his/her athletic programs so that its direction and purpose agree with the overall philosophy of Mt. Hood Community College. Coordinate and be responsible to the Athletic Director for implementation of all team activities.

Instructor of Record for volleyball conditioning class(es)and advanced volleyball class(es).
A coach/instructor shall be responsible for providing the kinds of instruction to students enrolled in classes that will provide the learning experiences necessary for each student to meet the objectives of the course. A coach/instructor will also be responsible for assisting the dean/athletic director in improving learning experiences for students.  Coach/instructor may be assigned other responsibilities as determined by the dean/athletic director.

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Job announcement: Head Coach Volleyball – Whatcom Community College

The Head Coach for Volleyball position provides leadership and direction for the Orca Volleyball team. Reporting to the Associate Director for Athletics, the successful candidate will teach volleyball skills at the collegiate level, hire qualified coaches to assist in the development of student athletes, develop, manage, and assess budgets and equipment adhering to Whatcom Community College athletic policies, and ensure academic and athletic eligibility of all Volleyball student athletes. In collaboration with the Athletics Department and student athletes, the head coach is also responsible for fundraising for their program.

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Job announcement: Volleyball Head Coach – Wenatchee Valley College

This is a part-time position that works with the athletic director, NWAC athletic commissioners and campus departments to ensure compliance with all NWAC rules and regulations in areas including but not limited to:  fundraising, recruiting, eligibility, schedules, travel, and preparing student athletes for competition.

Part-time, non-benefit-eligible position with an annual coaching stipend of $7,000.

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Job announcement: Head Coach Volleyball – Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College (“CBC” or the “College”) is seeking a Head Volleyball Coach whose primary responsibility is to develop and maintain a competitive program in volleyball with an emphasis on recruiting local athletes.  Additionally, the Head Coach will assist student athletes in achieving their educational goals.  The Head Coach will report directly to the Athletic Director.

This stipend position assumes responsibility as Head Volleyball Coach for the second half of the fall 2017-2018 volleyball season beginning immediately under a pro-rated contract.  The position is available due to an unanticipated resignation.  Otherwise, the salary stated above is for work performed from July 1 to June 30 of each year.  The position is not a full-time position (i.e., not eligible for benefits or retirement, etc.).

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled (First consideration closes February 11, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time)

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2017 Fall Sports Coaches of the Year

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VANCOUVER – The NWAC is pleased to officially announce the Fall 2017 Coaches of the Year.

Bill Steyer Lane Community College
Men’s Cross Country

Steyer, in his first year at the helm of the Titans, led his Men’s Cross Country team to Lane’s second straight XC title. Three Titans were named to the NWAC All-American team including the Men’s individual NWAC Champion and runner-up.

Blas Guerra Treasure Valley Community College Women’s Cross Country

Guerra guided the Chukars to second place finish at the championship meet. Three Chukars earned NWAC All-American honors including the the Women’s NWAC individual Champion.

Steve Mohn Highline College
Men’s Soccer

Mohn, the West Region Coach of the Year, managed the 2nd-ranked Thunderbirds to a 14-1-3 record and the 2017 Championship, Highline’s third title. The Thunderbirds’ defense was the best in the conference, allowing only 11 goals in 18 matches. Six of Mohn’s players were named to the North-West All-Star team.

Tom Moore Highline College
Women’s Soccer

It was a good year to be from Highline and be ranked #2 in the final poll as Tom Moore led his undefeated squad to a 18-0-2 record and Highline’s second NWAC Championship. His Thunderbirds had one of the stingiest defenses in NWAC history allowing only 5 goals while the offense was one of the most productive in history scoring 99 goals (4.95 goals per match). Seven of Moore’s players were named to the North-West All-Star team including the West Region MVP.

Traci Stephenson Chemeketa

Stephenson, the South Region COY, led the top-ranked Storm to a 30-4 record and Chemeketa’s fourth NWAC Championship.  Chemeketa cruised through the championship tournament going 5-0 – winning all matches 3-1 until Bellevue found a way to stretch a CHCC contest to 5 sets in the title match. On the season, the Storm won 89 sets while only giving up 23 and ended the season on a 24 match winning streak. Four of Stephenson’s players were named to the South Region All-Star team including the Region MVP.

2017 Baden NWAC Volleyball Player of the Year

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Freshman setter Jane Cale, West Albany/Albany, OR., had a solid year quarterbacking the Storm offense with 716 assists on a 7.78 a/set average, A very versatile player, the South Region MVP also had 64 kills on a very strong 41.3% kill efficiency and had 249 digs on a 2.71 d/set average to go with 33 blocks. Her kills, digs and blocks totals led the conference for setters. Cale’s play was a pivotal factor in leading Chemeketa to a 25-4 season record and helping the team to a perfect championship tournament going 5-0 to capture the Storm’s fourth NWAC title. For her efforts, Cale was named the Tournament MVP.

Job announcement: Head Coach Volleyball & Outreach Specialist – South Puget Sound Community College

South Puget Sound Community College seeks a creative, dynamic, and collaborative individual to fill the position of Outreach Specialist/Volleyball Coach in the Outreach and Recruitment and Athletics departments.

The Outreach Specialist/Volleyball Coach reports directly to the Director of Outreach & Recruitment and Director of Athletics and is responsible for two distinct roles: act as a key Recruiter for the college, and serve as the Women’s Volleyball coach developing SPSCC’s volleyball program.
This position assists with providing the first steps for potential students and members of the community in pursuing their educational endeavors.

This position will manage the development and implementation of targeted student recruitment and outreach designed to meet the enrollment goals in targeted geographic areas and specific student populations. This position will coach and train collegiate-eligible athletes in volleyball skills in order to represent the College at the intercollegiate level of competition. A flexible working schedule is required as both elements of the position will require evening and weekend work.

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Linn-Benton All-American Montanna Gubrud signs with Oregon State Volleyball


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State has officially added setter Montanna Gubrud, a two-time, Two-Year College All-American, to the volleyball program, head coach Mark Barnard announced Monday.

“Montanna is a strong competitor with good on-court leadership ability,” Barnard said. “She distributes a nice array of set types and puts hitters in a good position to score. She’s a little more experienced and older and will be a great addition to the team.”

Gubrud, who hails from McMinnville, Ore., joins the OSU program following two outstanding seasons at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany where she holds the Roadrunners’ all-time career assists record. She is a two-time AVCA Two-Year College All-America Second Team selection and is a two-time Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) First Team all-star. As a freshman, she guided her team to the NWAC championship match.

A three-sport athlete at McMinnville High School, Gubrud, starred on the volleyball court as well as in track & field and also played two years of basketball; and was named the McMinnville High Female Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2016. A three-time all-conference selection, Gubrud was named a team captain as a senior and received Player of the Year honors from the News-Register.

Gubrud won the state championship title in the long jump as a senior and owns the school record at 18-feet, 2-inches. She was the long jump district champion in 2013, 2015 and 2016. She was also a four-time all-league selection in the 100-meter hurdles.

AVCA Announces 2017 Two-Year College All-America Teams

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 8, 2017) – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce its Two-Year College Women’s Volleyball All-America Teams. This is the first year there are three All-America teams.

2017 AVCA Two-Year College First-Team All-Americans

First Name Last Name School Pos Year
 Rafaella  Bonifacio  Miami Dade College  OH  So.
 Jane  Cale  Chemeketa Community College  S  Fr.
 Caitlyn  Cooper*  Iowa Western Community College  OH  So.
 Averi  Dyer  Bellevue College  OH  So.
 Rebecca  Lee  Cabrillo College  MB  So.
 Riley  Lyman  Snow College  OH  So.
 Massiel  Matos*  Miami Dade College  RS  So.
 Bailey  O’Brien  Sauk Valley Community College  OH  So.
 Megan  Ramseyer  Irvine Valley College  S/OH  So.
 Gabby  Sullivan  Iowa Central Community College  OH  So.
 Amilya  Thompson  San Joaquin Delta College  OH  Fr.
 Paige  Wallevand  Central Lakes College  S  Fr.
 Sun  Wenting  Miami Dade College  OH  So.
 Fiapai’pai’  Willis  Parkland College  OH  So.
 Pam  Zuluaga  Mineral Area College  S  So.

2017  AVCA Two-Year College second-Team All-America

First Name Last Name School Pos Year
 Olivia  Aguilar  Irvine Valley College  OH  So.
 Kiersten  Anderson  Lincoln Land Community College  S  So.
 Leah  Anderson  Parkland College  S  So.
 Sara  Antic  Northeastern Junior College  OH  Fr.
 Carolina  Barbosa  Navarro College  MB  So.
 Cyan  Blackdeer  Feather River College  MB  So.
 Montanna  Gubrud#  Linn-Benton Community College  S  So.
 Hayley  Huntsman  Mira Costa College  S  So.
 AveRee  Knowles  Eastern Arizona College  S  Fr.
 Giovanna  Kuntze  Seward County Community College  S  So.
 Airi  Miyabi  College of Southern Idaho  OH  Fr.
 Haley  Patterson  Chemeketa Community College  OH  So.
 Niki  Polce  Owens Community College  DS  So.
 Madison  Rhoder*  San Jacinto College  MB  So.
 Allyse  Rutter  Columbus State Community College  S  So.

2017  AVCA Two-Year College Third-Team All-America

First Name Last Name School Pos Year
 Irina  Alekseeva  Iowa Western Community College  RS  Fr.
 Bojana  Bolozan  Odessa College  MB  So.
 Makayla  Cervantes  Fresno City College  OH  So.
 Allyson  Crisp  Clark College  MB  So.
 Kendra  DeJonge  Grand Rapids Community College  OH  Fr.
 Kathya  Garcia  Polk State College  RS  Fr.
 Emily  Holm  Scottsdale Community College  OH  So.
 Milica  Kusmuk  Cowley College  OH  Fr.
 Carlee  Morrison  Laramie County Community College  OH  So.
 Ialah  Ochse  Chemeketa Community College  MB  So.
 Sofija  Pajevic  Northeastern Junior College  S  Fr.
 Keishla  Reyes  Eastfield College  OH  Fr.
 Karen  Rivera-Herrera  New Mexico Military Institute  OH  Fr.
 Brianna  Souza  Butte College  MB  So.
 Aiko  Waters  El Camino College  OH  So.

* Named 2016 AVCA Two-Year College First-Team All-America

# Named 2016 AVCA Two-Year College Second Team All-America

Spokane head coach Jenni Hull notches 400th volleyball win

image of Spokane volleyball players in huddle during a tournament match

TACOMA — Community Colleges of Spokane head volleyball coach Jenni Hull reached 400 wins on November 16 at the NWAC tournament defeating Highline by a score of 2-1.



image of Jenni HullIn Hull’s 13 seasons her program is consistently in the top of the NWAC conference, top 5 in 9 seasons, top four in region for 13 seasons, 3rd in NWAC two times, 2nd in NWAC twice and 1st in 2009. Hull’s career record currently stands at 401-203.

Athletic Director Ken Burrus added, “We are so proud of coach Hull for this amazing accomplishment. Under coach Hull’s leadership, the volleyball program at CCS has consistently produced winning teams and scholar athletes. They do an outstanding job representing the Athletic Department, the CCS District, and the city of Spokane.”