Megan began her volleyball journey at the age of 8 when she joined a club team with YMCA. She found an immediate connection to the sport which propelled her into playing in middle school. In 8th grade, Megan found her position as a setter. Upon transitioning into high school she would go on to compete in the State playoffs all 4 years. Finally, upon transferring to the biggest school in the state of Oregon her senior year, she walked onto the Varsity team which would later compete in the 4A State Championship in 2003. The team finished 8th overall. Not only did Megan play for the high school team, winning several awards like the Gatorade Will to Win Award and gaining numerous recognitions like being invited to the breakfast of Champions event at her school for both volleyball and swimming. Megan also managed to carve out time to commit to playing club volleyball year round through her senior year.
Upon graduating High School, Megan quickly jumped into volunteer volleyball coaching for a local club with one of her school teammates in Gresham, OR.
In the fall of 2004 she went on to volunteer for Beaverton High School’s Women’s Volleyball program. While at the same time attending Ashmead College, gaining a license to practice massage therapy in 2005.
Megan would later go on to attend Portland Community College, where she enrolled in a study abroad program to Florence, Italy, where she studied Italian life and culture in hopes to gain a better understanding of her family history. She transferred to Mount Hood Community College where she completed her AS degree focused in health and fitness. After walking away from competition 10 years prior, Megan decided to return to junior college to do one thing- play college volleyball. She ran a 5-1 offense for Glendale Community College, which unfortunately did not have a great season as a team, however, Megan ranked one of the top servers and setters in the conference that year. So Megan transferred again, this time to Pasadena City College as a package deal with her Libero teammate from Glendale, where she had a more successful season. She ended up running a 5-1 offense, and again went on to earn top 3 in conference for setting and serving. She was also awarded the scholar baller award by PCC for maintaining a 4.0 GPA while on the team.
Megan has spent the past 19 years coaching a variety of age levels and skill sets. The majority of her experience has been at the high school level. She has coached for a few local clubs from Club West and LA Premier to more recently out of San Gabriel Elite, where she took a 15’s team to JO’s in 2019. She has also coached at a few different high schools from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Burbank to just coming off of 3 seasons with Burrough’s high school where her JV team won summer league in 2018, got 1st in a Valencia tournament and 3rd in a Burbank tournament in 2019 and won league both years.
Coach Megan is a very disciplined and structured coach, with a big heart and a goofy sense of humor. She not only coaches the athlete in her players, but she has been known to be a great mentor and even “big sister” to several of her previous athletes. She strongly believes in having a connection with each of her players, so she can work alongside them to reach their individual and team goals. She will often push athletes outside their comfort zone, focusing a great deal on fundamentals and form but also discuss areas of the game such as mental toughness and court awareness.