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Coaches & Staff

Nathan Blankenship

5 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 and National level New Zealand.  Open and Masters Beach

Scott Sanders

2 Years NW Elite Head Coach 17U National
Asst. Coach - Clackamas High School - (Current)
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  Asst. Varsity ( 2 years) Gervais & Canby High School
Coaching Experience: 6+ years Volleyball and 20+ years coaching Football, Basketball and Baseball. 
30+ Years playing experience in both Indoor and Beach. 

Jordan Johnson

2 Years NW Elite Head Coach 16U National -17U National
Estacada High School Head Coach (Current)
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.

Stephen Spratt

 2 years coaching 12U, 14U
 Varsity and Collegiate Play indoor (Canada)
 Adult beach
 Gold Metal Squared Trained 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

Nikki Bippes

1 Years NW Elite Head Coach 14U
2 Years Wilsonville High School - Junior Varsity Coach/Assist Varsity
2 Years LaSalle Prepatory College - Junior Varsity Coach/Assist Varsity
6 Years Club Coaching 12U, 14U, 16U
11 Year - High School , College Intramurals,  Adult league

Sirena Welton

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

Mike Jensen

Oregon High School - Junior Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach 
3 Years Club coaching - NW Elite 14 Gold  (Asst Coach),
20 Years Competitive Volleyball
3 Years Collegiate Volleyball (Oregon State University)
OSU Graduate 971 (Engineering). Married 51 Year (Barb)
Avid bicyclist, skier and golfer.
I’m a proud Vietnam veteran of the US Navy (Submarine Service).

Steve Young

Wilsonville High School - JV (Current) 
1 Year NW Elite Head Coach 18U
2 Years Colligate Play - San Francisco State University
27 years Competitive Volleyball (Athlete) – A and AA
6 Years Club – Head Coach (14U, 18U)  NW Elite 18U
2 Year High School Varsity - Head Coach
2 Years Middle School - Head Coach

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)

Taylor Hendrix

8 years playing including club and high school
1 year Oregon City High School Varsity Volleyball (manager)
1 year Unified Volleyball coach and student leader
1 year NWE Assistant Coach

Ed Weber

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

Bryanna Weber

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

Roslyn McFarland

2 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)

Lillian McFarland

1 Year NW Elite Head Coach - 14U
3 Year Varsity (HS)
6 Years Club

Shelby Martin

2 Years NW Elite Head Coach - 14U
College Athlete - Beach Volleyball
College Athlete - Indoor Volleyball
3 Years NW Elite Coach - Beach Program

Bailey Thompson

2 Years NW Elite Head Coach - 12U
4 Years volleyball player at St.Mary's Academy
2 Years volleyball player at Clackamas Community College
5 Years Club volleyball player

Maddie Shaffer

2nd Year NW Elite Volleyball Coach 14U
3 Years Rec Volleyball Head Coach


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