Trish joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! Prior to WAVE, she coached at Huron High School, Big Sky Volleyball Club, and Coast Volleyball Club. Trish, originally a basketball player, started playing volleyball in High School. She played 4 years of volleyball while also completing on the track and swim team. She continued on to play volleyball at Santa Barbara City College. Today, you can find her competing in CBVA tournaments.
Her coaching philosophy: Hard work is the foundation of what separates a good athlete from a great one. Sports allows kids to learn how to navigate the world by teaching them mental toughness, confidence, leadership, teamwork, communication, work ethic, resilience, and countless other skills that will aid them for the rest of their life. Not only does it allow them to grow as an individual, but it creates an environment to grow with one another as a team. There really is no better feeling than stepping on the court with your team to compete.
Fun facts: She has 7 brothers, was 6' by the time she was 14, was in the Air Force, and is fluent in American Sign Language.