Meet the Coaches
We are pleased to welcome Dalaney to the Reign coaching staff this year as the Head Coach of our 14-2 team. Dalaney is a 2015 graduate of Heritage High School where she was a four-year varsity letter winner, three year team captain, and played every position except libero for the Timberwolves. Dalaney set a school record for kills per match and was a three time first team Greater St. Helen’s All-League honor recipient. Her senior year Dalaney was also recognized on the state level being named a member of the Washington All-State 4A team. Dalaney had a successful high school career as a player for the top 16s and 18s teams at NW Reign. She continued her volleyball career as a freshman setting at West Texas A&M University until deciding to return home to live closer to her family. This year Dalaney coached at Camas High where her C1 team ended league with an undefeated record. Dalaney has a background working with children as a mentor at New Heights Church for their middle and high school ministries and is very eager to begin coaching and teaching younger players the sport of volleyball. She likes to focus on the fundamentals and will be a strong encourager for her players. She is excited to begin passing along to players her knowledge and love of the game of volleyball.
In addition to coaching for the Papermakers, Dalaney is currently working towards earning a degree in Education with hopes to become a high school Science teacher and continue coaching the game she loves so much.
We are pleased to welcome Tara back to the Reign coaching staff this year as the Assistant Coach on our 14-2 team. Tara is a 2014 graduate of Meadowdale High School where she was a three-year varsity letter winner in volleyball. Tara led her team to a fifth place finish in the state tournament her senior year as a team captain and setter. Tara set a school record for assists per match and also earned the team Most Inspirational Award and State Sportsmanship Award. Tara was named to the 1st team All Conference both her junior and senior seasons. Tara is continuing her volleyball career at Concordia University as a setter. Tara has a background in working with children as a tutor and is very eager to begin coaching and teaching younger players the sport of volleyball. She likes to focus on the fundamentals of the game and is sure to be a strong encourager for her players.
In addition to competing on the court for the Cavliers, Tara is working on earning a degree in Psychology.