Meet the Coaches
Bekah will be joining NW Reign for the 2018-2019 season. Currently, Bekah is on the coaching staff at Sandy High School where she is mentored and works closely with our 18-2 head coach Shyanna Davis. Rebekah brings over 11 years of playing experience and two years of coaching experience. Before she began her collegiate volleyball career Bekah played for Adidas NW for six years. In her time at Adidas she become a well rounded student of the game and took to her fundamental training. As a High School athlete Bekah was an impact player earning the title of best offensive player her junior and senior year. She was also named 2nd team all league her senior year. After juniors and high school volleyball Bekah went on to play for OIT, and finished her collegiate volleyball career at University of New England. We are excited to have Bekah join NW Reign and bring her many years of court and coaching experience as well as her love and passion for of the game.
When Bekah is not coaching you can find her snowboarding on the mountain or spending time at the river. In her professional career Bekah works full time for Multnomah County School based mental Health on their administrative team. We are happy to welcome Bekah to the NW Reign coaching staff. Her fundamental background, high level of play, and understanding of team concepts will aide greatly in the development of our 14's pod.
Kayla will officially be joining NW Reign as a coach after many years of working with NW Reign Coaches. Kayla comes to us after working under one of our co founders at Prairie High School. At Pairie HS Kayla worked as the team manager aiding in team support, stat recording, and team communications. Her team manager role transitioned into coaching and Kayla successfully coached as an assistant at Prairie for two seasons. Before her transition into coaching Kayla played volleyball for many years starting at the age of 12. Kayla played club volleyball in Vancouver before NW Reign was a club. She also played at Prairie HS. Volleyball is a sport that is very dear to Kayla and she cherishes all the memories she has made in her time of playing and coaching. She hopes to share that experience with her athletes and develop their love of the game and teach them to play with heart and passion!
Kayla stepped away from coaching for a couple years to pursue he career as a pre school teacher. She has spent the last three and a half years teaching in an early preschool classroom with two year olds and has recently accepted a role as a pre kindergarten teacher. Kayla says " teaching is the best thing I could do for a career. Knowing I’m making a positive difference in a child’s life and watching them grow and learn in the time I have with them is the most rewarding feeling."
When Kayla is not working, she enjoys spending time with my family and boyfriend. "I love traveling, cooking, and baking." She spent some time traveling through Germany and France, the Bahamas, and parts of Canada. "I love experiencing different cultures from around the world and bringing the flavors I’ve tasted there into my home kitchen for my family."
When asked about her return to coaching Kayla said "I’m extremely excited to be returning to the volleyball world this year and I can’t wait to see the excitement this season will bring." We are looking forward to having Kayla return and be an official part of NW Reign.