Joni Nagy: U-12 and U-15 Team Coach
Joni joins us this year after returning to Spokane following a stint as head coach of the women’s volleyball team at Big Bend Community College. Joni is an Eastern Washington native who was standout player at Riverside HS then went on to earn first-team all-region at Spokane Falls Community College and first-team all-conference and a NAIA All-American honor at Montana State University Northern during her college career. Joni was an assistant coach for MSU-Northern in 2014 while she finished her business degree and has coached numerous camps and club volleyball teams, most recently at CB Elite. Joni lives in Spokane and is the proud mom of one son.
Cari Galbreath: U-13 Team Coach
Cari takes the reins of our U13 team this season after coaching our U12 team last season. Cari is currently head volleyball coach at Lind-Ritzville HS and prior to that was assistant volleyball coach for Big Bend Community College. Cari was raised in Peoria, Ariz., and played setter in high school where she won a state volleyball title and earned first team all-conference her senior season. She went on to play volleyball at West Hills Community College and then was a DS for University of California at Riverside. Cari lives in Ritzville with her husband John and is the proud mom of 4 children.
Lauren Nissen: U-13/14 Team Coach
This is Lauren’s first year at Rivals but she is no stranger to coaching club in the region. This will be her sixth year coaching and fifth as head coach. She has been in the competitive volleyball world as a player and coach for over 16 years and continues to play in adult leagues throughout the year. Lauren is a strong believer in not only ensuring her players are strong in the fundamentals of volleyball but also growing these young women to their full potential, on and off the court. Lauren lives in Spokane and works for a regional foundation as a program officer.
Dan Kilgore: U-15/16 Team Coach
Dan played collegiate club volleyball for both Western Washington University and Eastern Washington University as a setter, right side hitter and libero. He continues to compete regularly in adult tournaments including 20 years at Spike & Dig. He has coached club volleyball at the U15-16 level in 8 of the last 10 years for VIP, Splash, Apex and Rivals. Dan is a school teacher at Snowdon Elementary School, lives in Cheney and is the proud dad of one son.
Tyler Fenton: U-17 National Team Coach
Tyler is currently an Assistant Coach with the EWU women’s volleyball program following a stint as the head women's volleyball coach at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore. While coaching at Treasure Valley, Fenton also balanced club director duties for the Idaho Strike Boy's Volleyball and was the assistant varsity volleyball coach at Rocky Mountain HS. Prior to that, he served as a head coach for Boise Volleyball Club and Rise Volleyball Academy as well as volunteer experience at the College of Idaho and Boise State. Tyler graduated from Boise State University in 2014 and was a four-year starting setter for BSU, named First-Team PIVA in 2011 and 2012. Tyler lives in Spokane.
Drew Pascua: U-17/18 Regional Team Co-Coach - U-17/18 National Team Asst. Coach
Drew Pascua is entering his second season as assistant coach for Gonzaga’s women’s volleyball program after two successful years at North Idaho College. Before joining NIC, Pascua coached the men's volleyball team at Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla., during the 2007 season and led that program to a 10th-place national finish at the NAIA level. He has extensive experience in coaching at the club and high school levels, winning three state high school championships and leading multiple clubs to national rankings in California and Hawaii. Drew was raised in Grass Valley, Ca and was a setter for San Diego Mesa Junior College and Warner University. He graduated cum laude from Warner with an exercise science degree while minoring in sport management. Drew lives with his wife Hedder, and their two children in Spokane.
Jacob Pruitt: U-17/18 National Team Coach – U-17/18 Regional Team Co-Coach
Jacob grew up in San Diego, Ca playing his high school volleyball at Steele Canyon HS. He played his college volleyball at Grossmont Junior College. He began coaching after college with Monte Vista HS, then as an assistant to Laramie County CC. He has coached club volleyball for the last 8 years in the U14, U16 and U18 age groups, coaching with CPA and Rivals. Jacob’s teams have won numerous tournaments during that time. Jacob is currently a coach for Gonzaga’s Womens Volleyball team. Jacob lives in Spokane.