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Marcy Gilchrist | 18s Head Coach


Entering 2nd season coaching club at Excel

26+ Years Experience Coaching Volleyball

Alumni of: RA Long High School & Lower Columbia College & Central Washington University (LCC won NWAC tournament and Marcy was named MVP of the tournament. Team was inducted into the NWAC Hall of Fame!)

Positions played: Setter/DS

Coaching Highlights: NWAC West Division Coach of the Year in 3rd season, Nominated for AVCA Two-Year College ,West Region Coach of the Year in 2010

My coaching philosophy is simple:  If you are all in and coachable you will succeed; no politics, no favorites, no excuses.

I believe in asking athletes questions about what they are learning so they can start thinking for themselves on the court, and in turn develop a deeper understanding of volleyball. 

I am upfront with my athletes about expectations and roles, which helps the team grow competitively.

My experience playing and coaching competitively has given me extensive knowledge of the game.  I have coached players at all levels from 12u athletes to DI athletes.  My passion for volleyball is contagious and I expect my athletes to be relentless in all they do.

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