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Coaches & Staff

Nathan Blankenship

6 Years NW Elite Head Coach - 18 National
5 Years Clackamas High School - Varsity Head Coach (Current)
4 Years Wilsonville High School – Varsity Head Coach
NW Oregon Conference Coach Of The Year  (x 2)
NW Oregon Conference Champion (x 3)
2014-2016 Coach Training – University of Washington
14 years Coaching high School 6A/5A & Club 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U. 
19 Years playing, collegiate and international Volleyball, Europe, Australia - National level New Zealand.  Open and Masters Beach

Scott Sanders

3 Years NW Elite Head / Asst Coach - National 17-18 Teams
9 years High School -  3A 4A 6A
Kennedy High School – Varsity Coach (4 Years)  - 2019 State Champions
2019 Tri-River Conference Champion (Undefeated in League) (#1) at Districts and (#1) at State. 
2018 Tri-River Conference Champion (Undefeated in League) 1st at Districts and 5th at State. 
2017 Tri-River Conference tied for 2nd, 1st at Districts and 3rd at State 
Coaching Experience: 6+ years Volleyball and 20+ years coaching Football, Basketball and Baseball. 
30+ Years playing experience in both Indoor and Beach. 

Jordan Johnson

3 Years NW Elite Head Coach 16U National -17U National - 18-National
Estacada High School Head Coach
Clackamas High School (2 Years) JV. - Asst. Varsity
Collegiate  Volleyball Starter (Clark College).
High School, Varsity starter (Clackamas / Lakeridge).

Lisa Piper

6 Years NW Elite Head Coach 12U-14U
7 Years Club / Rec Coaching
3 Years Collegiate Player:  1997-2000
Varsity High School (Oregon City Varsity Alumni)


Julene Koenig

5 Years NW Elite Head Coach 14U-15U-16U
Canby High School  - Junior Varsity Head Coach (4 Years)
Canby High School - Assistant Varsity
3 Years NW Elite Beach - Sand Coach and Tournament Director
12 Years competitive Volleyball - High School, Beach, Adult Indoor

Jen Tate

3 Years NW Elite Head Coach -12U
7 Years Club Coaching
5 years - 12U Head Coach
7 Years Rainier Middle School (Head Coach  and Assistant Coach )
2x Oregon State Champion 1992, 1993
6 Years - Club Volleyball

Sara Wilcox

5 Years NW Elite Head Coach 14U-15U-16U
3 Years Oregon City High School - Asst Varsity & JV Head Coach
9 Years Rec, Club. As her daughters advanced in skill, so did Coach Wilcox's passion for coaching. She has invested and continues to invest, countless hours to expand her knowledge and skill as a coach.
4 Years coaching 12's and 14's for NW Elite.  She has also coached at OCHS for the past three years and is currently the head JV coach.

Tammy McCoy

5 Years NW Elite Head Coach - 14U
College Volleyball Athlete 
6 Years Club Player
4 Years High School Athlete (Oregon City High School)
6 year Middle School Head Coach

Chris Lewis

6 Years NW Elite Head Coach 14U - Assist 17U National
2 Years Collegiate Athlete – Clackamas Community College
4 Years - Asst College Coach - Clackamas Community College
8 years – Junior High School - Head Coach
2 Years - Oregon City High School – Junior Varsity Head Coach
Varsity Oregon City High School Athlete

Sirena Welton

2 Years NW Elite Head Coach - 12U
6 Years - Volleyball Head Coach
Dedicated to the growth and experience of these young athletes

Dee Dee Kelley

7 Years - NW Elite Head Coach - 14s and 16s
2 years - Colton High School - Asst Varsity 
9 Years - Head Volleyball Coach - Youth Sports (Colton Area)
22 Years Collegiate and High School Referee (Volleyball - Greater Portland Volleyball Officials Association)

Ed Weber

4 Years NW Elite Head Coach - 18U-14U
Clackamas High School (Current) JV - Asst. Varsity
5 Years High School Coach
6 Years Club Coaching

Bryanna Weber

3 Years NW Elite Head Coach - 12U - Asst Coach 18 Black
2 Year - Clackamas High School - Asst Varsity
College. Athlete - Volleyball
6 years Club

Roslyn McFarland

3 Years NW Elite Head Coach - 14U
1 Year Asst, Coach - 18 Gold National
3 Years High School Coach
2 Years Asst Club Coach (NW Elite)

Shelby Matson

4 Years Club Head Coach
College Volleyball Athlete

Alexa Perez

1 Year NW Elite Head Coach

Becky Gross

2 Years NW Elite Head Coach
3 Year Rec Coach

Taylor Nicole Warren

1 year NW Elite Head Coach
10 years club
6 years Beach
1 year College volleyball


Operations and Admin
Please contact Jordan at
Please contact Lisa at
Travel and Tournaments
Please contact Kelly Dransfeldt at 
Any other questions
Please contact Nathan at 

Coach Assignments(2023-2024) WIP

Team Team Type Coaches
12 Gold National TBD
12 Black Regional Taylor Nicole Warren
12 Red Regional TBD
12 White Local Isabella Flores
14 Gold National Bryanna Weber
14 Black Regional Ed Weber
14 Red Regional Roslyn McFarland
14 White Local Becky Gross
14 Blue Local Taylor Nicole Warren
14 Green Local TBD
14 Navy Local TBD
15 Gold National TBD
16 Gold National Lisa Piper
16 Black Regional Dee Dee Kelly
16 Red Regional Shelby Matson
16 White Local TBD
16 Blue Local Alexa Perez
16 Navy Local Chris Lewis
16 Green Local TBD
17 Gold National TBD
18 Gold National Nathan Blankenship
18 Black Regional Julene Koenig
18 Boys National John Schupp
14 Boys Regional Joni Glenn