Adlee's coaching career began when helping her mom with her own volleyball club in Napa, California. When she went off to college at Cal Poly, she began helping out with summer camps for the university. From 2015 through 2019 she worked as a head coach for 805 Elite Volleyball club in San Luis Obispo. She also worked as a head coach during this time for Pismo Beach Volleyball Club. In 2020, she served as the Graduate Assistant for the University of San Diego as well as joining the WAVE family.
When coaching, Adlee feels it is important to develop the athlete as a whole. While obviously, we are at WAVE to get better at volleyball, she feels that a major part of youth sports is the development of the individual to one day thrive as an adult in the real world. She values hard work, communication, honesty and commitment. Building technical skills, leadership, relationships, and winning are all pillars of her coaching style.
Adlee Van Winden was a beach and indoor player for the University of California Polytechnic State University. At Cal Poly, she was a four-year starter for the program, earning All-Big West accolades all four years. In 2016, Adlee was named the Big West Freshman of the Year. In 2018, she was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All American. On the beach, she currently holds the program record for most wins. She was named to the Big West All-Conference team in 2017 and 2018.
Adlee enjoys playing beach volleyball, cooking, yoga, and spending time with her friends and family.