With an impressive coaching career spanning 15 years, Allissa has dedicated the past decade to nurturing the talents of young volleyball players in Arizona, following five successful years of coaching in Southern California. Her coaching philosophy centers around cultivating the complete athlete, emphasizing skill development and fostering the mental aspect of the game. Beyond creating formidable players, she places equal importance on cultivating traits of exceptional teammates, dedicated students, loyal friends, and loving daughters.
Most recently, Allissa was the head coach and program director for Pinnacle HS (6A) girls’ volleyball program. While at Pinnacle the program had the most successful finishes in program history, making the playoffs every season and even having a top 5 finish. In addition to Pinnacle HS, Allissa has coached at Chaparral HS (6A) for 2years and Casteel HS in 2017 as a head JV coach and varsity assistant.
Prior to joining Athletes Only in our inaugural year, Allissa has been a head coach at Livewire Volleyball Club for the last 7 seasons. In that time, she has successfully qualified for nationals in the past four consecutive seasons, with some teams even double qualifying. Before Livewire, Allissa coached at Spiral Volleyball Club and Viper Volleyball Club (Temecula, CA) as a head coach for ages 15-17s. While at Viper she ran and managed the Littles clinics, teaching the game to new volleyball players aged 7 to 10. She uses her passion and love of the game to help girls become the best players they can be. She loves motivating the girls to be consistent well rounded volleyball players, learning the whole game and all skills, while also developing them into hardworking competitive athletes.
Outside of volleyball Allissa is a wife and mom to 2 kids (Paige, 11, and Killian, 9). She loves all things outdoors and spending time with her family outside and playing sports. She loves to continue to compete and learn from all the athletes and coaches she has worked with.