Helen was the middle blocker for Oregon State University back in the day and still holds some of OSU's records! She has coached club (NPJ and Boss) in addition to high school (Philomath). Helen enjoys watching her daughter, Haylie, play volleyball in France. Helen will coach the 18's team.
Shelley has played volleyball for over 35 years and coached for the last 20. She's coached anywhere from 3rd grade to high school! She's enjoyed coaching her daughter the last five years and will be coaching one of our 14's teams. When she's not coaching, she's working as a dental hygienist. She loves camping with her family and spending time with friends!
Cierra is an assistant coach for the 16s team. She has played volleyball for 10 years with 3 of them being for Alpha Volleyball. She is in her last year of college at Oregon State studying Engineering.
I have loved the game of volleyball since I could walk. I grew up in gyms all over the Valley and have played in gyms all over the Western United States. I have 23 years of experience playing volleyball along with years of experience coaching at my high school alma mater, South Albany H.S. for both League and Club. My professional background has been serving at risk youth in Linn County as a Case Manager for 3 years with Jackson Street Youth Services Inc. and my current position at Greater Albany Public School District as a Special Educator for the past 7 years. I have a passion for helping our youth find opportunities to feel included and grow into the person they hope to be. Sports have played a large part in making me the person I am today, teaching me about how to be a team player, putting in the hard work, and developing friendships that I am still grateful for to this day. I am looking for an opportunity to provide that same experience to our players and look forward to what each season will bring!
Karley has coached volleyball for 10 years now starting after she graduated high school. She was lucky enough to be coached by Coach Stringer the Club Director in high school and wants to take everything she has learned from Stringer and pass that knowledge on. She loves being able to share the love of volleyball with her daughter Emma and looks forward to the day when she is old enough to join a team for Alpha.
Joyce is the club director and has coached volleyball for 37+ years at a variety of levels most recently at Jefferson HS. Joyce will coach the 16's team during the 2023-24 season.