Meet the Coaches

Breanne Smedley

Head Coach

Breanne Smedley is beginning her first season with NW Reign this year. Coach Smedley grew up in Vancouver, WA and attended Hockinson High School. After graduation, she played volleyball at Western Washington University while earning her undergraduate degree in Physical Education, Health, and Spanish and a Master's in Special Education. She then went on to coach at the club, middle school, and varsity assistant levels before taking over as the Head Coach at Coupeville High School (North of Seattle, WA) in 2014. Coach Smedley was also an elementary PE teacher in the Oak Harbor School District, served as the assistant club director and coach at Whidbey Fury volleyball club, and developed the youth volleyball program in Coupeville. She recently moved back to Vancouver with her husband to take over as the head volleyball coach at Columbia River High School.

Dianne Walter

Assistant Coach

As a high school player Dianne played for King's Way Christian High school. Her junior year they placed 4th in state. During both her junior and senior years, she earned all-league honorable mention as well as second team all-league. She also was awarded by her team most inspirational both years and most valuable player her senior year. After taking a year off Dianne transferred to Clark Community college to play volleyball. Her freshmen year as starting middle blocker, Clark's volleyball team, after losing the first game in the NWAC tournament won eight games in a row to make it to the Championships. Dianne ended top 10 in NWACs for blocking.
Dianne started playing club volleyball in eighth grade. She is also a NW Reign Alumni and had many accomplishments within the club. One highlight being winning the 16 Gold bracket. This will be Dianne's third year with NW Reign and her second year coaching 12U athletes. We are excited to have her share her enthusiasm and love of the game with the next generation of athletes.