Denise Riggins | 14 Rox Head Coach
Entering 11th season coaching club at Excel NW
15+ years’ experience coaching volleyball,
8+ years coaching basketball, track& field
Alumni of: Oregon State University
Positions played Setter / Outside Hitter
Coaching Highlights: All the teams that I have coached have been successful. As the 12 Rox head coach my teams have always finished in the top ten in the region, and have earned 3 GJNC bids, and took teams in 2015 and 2018 to Nationals.
Philosophy: I was blessed to have excellent coaches when I played sports. Coaches that were always learning and sharing their knowledge. This same attitude was passed to me in my own coaching style. I want the players I coach to learn volleyball. I am about teaching the fundamentals. It’s important that your child improves in all aspects of the game of volleyball both physical and mental. I am a highly competitive person but I do not define myself by wins and losses. I want their experience with volleyball to be impactful, beneficial, and fun. A lot can be learned by defeat as much as success. I believe that playing sports you learn life lessons that go beyond the volleyball court.
Playing highlights: “It’s not about me, it’s about the kids I coach”
Hobbies: DIY projects, fishing, camping, anything outdoors. Spending time with family
Favorite Quote: “She pushes me at the last hour of a hard practice and at match point of championship competition. She yells at me when I’m losing willing me to try harder and be victorious. She is not a friend, a teammate, or a coach she is my PRIDE!” By Anonymous