WADE BENSON                                                            

​- Hometown: Clearwater, FL
- College: University of Oregon, Eastern Washington University
- U18 Junior Olympic Open top ten finishes, U18 Gold Medal AAU Nationals
- 2006 AAU 18 and under National Tournament Champions
- 7 Top 10 Finishes in National Tournaments - Volleyball Festival, AAU National Championships, and Junior National's
- 115 Club Alumni to play Collegiate Volleyball 
- 20 plus years of collegiate coaching experience at Western Oregon University, Auburn University and Eastern Washington University
- 14 college seasons of 20 plus wins
- 3 NAIA Great Northwest Conference Championships  
- 3 Big Sky Conference Championships
- 3 Big Sky Conference MVP Winners
- 29 SEC and Big Sky All- Conference Teams Award Winners
- Heads all recruiting for the club and brings a great wealth of knowledge and contacts for players to participate at the next level
JILL BENSON                                                                   
   COACH                                                                                   303-763-0713

- Hometown:  Sacramento, CA
- College: UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Sacramento
- 9th year CPA Head Coach
- Currently Head Coach at Gonzaga Prep High School, since 2012
- Assistant Coach University of Rhode Island, 1998-2001
- Former Head Coach, Niceville High School, Niceville, Florida, 2009-2011
- Played both volleyball and softball at Cal State University Sacramento
- 1995 Division 1 Volleyball All-American, Big Sky Player of the year 1996
- NCAA Division 1 in Top 25 Career Kills and Attacks Leaders - 2273 kills, 5738 Attacks
- NCAA Division 1 7th All time Kills per season(1995) - 798 kills, 6.05 kills/set
- Member of USA Women's Baseball Team, 1999-2001
- Played Professional Women's Baseball, 1999, New Jersey
- Has coached club volleyball for 19 seasons
- Inducted into the CSUS Volleyball Hall of Fame and St. Francis High School Hall of Fame
- Brings a great level of playing and coaching experience across all ages, as well as knowledge of how to help players maximize their skills no matter what size they are

2022-2023 CPA 

​- Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
- Has coached and been involved with Evergreen Region volleyball for over 25 years
- Most recently was the Club Director and Coach for VIP Juniors
- Played collegiately for Whitworth
- Played club volleyball for Midnight Sun Volleyball Club in Alaska
- Prides her coaching style on being attentive to player's skill development, team systems, and overall teamwork, within a growth mindset, in order to allow players to move up through volleyball path with confidence
- Brings a great passion for the growth of volleyball in the area, especially at the younger age groups


​Hometown: Trail, BC, Canada
- Enters his 28th year in involvement in coaching in the Evergreen Region
- Most recently coached with VIP Juniors
- Played college basketball and volleyball at Selkirk College
- Played during high school for BC Provincial Teams
- Works to help players develop skills through training and team systems, allowing players to grow their maturity within the game
- Brings a great knowledge of skills and team atmosphere to his teams
HEDDER ILUSTRE-PASCUA                                                   
U14 COACH                                                                                               310.629.6951  

- Hometown: Carson, CA
- College: Cal State Northridge, University of Hawaii
- 1st year CPA Coach
- Currently Assistant Coach at Gonzaga Prep High School, since 2020
- Played College Volleyball at CSU Northridge(1999-2001) and University of Hawaii(2001-2003)
- Big Sky Defensive Specialist of the Year 2000
- First Team All Western Athletic Conference 2001
- California State High School Player of the Year 1998
- USA National Team A2 - 2001
- AVP player 2005-2008, AAA California Beach Volleyball Player Rating
- Has coached college, high school, and club level since 1999, in California, Hawaii, and Idaho
- University of Hawaii Volleyball Manager - 2008-2011
- Imi Iki Volleyball Club - 2008-2011
- North Idaho Thunder Volleyball Club Director and Coach - 2014-2017
- 208 Volleyball Coach - 2017-2021
- Kōkua Sand Volleyball Coach - 2020- 2021
- Brings a great knowledge of the game, from many positions, especially defense - as well as brings great energy and passion to her team atmosphere
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- Hometown: Edmonds, WA
- College: Gonzaga University, ’19 BA grad, 2016-2019 Libero/DS/OH
Washington State University, ’21 MA grad, WSU Volleyball Graduate Assistant Coach
- High school: Bishop Blanchet High School
- Position: Libero/DS
- Started collegiate volleyball career at WSU playing club volleyball and earning All-Evergreen Region Libero of the year. Walked onto Gonzaga University in the fall of 2016 and earned a scholarship in the spring of that year. Gonzaga (rally-scoring era) record holder for most digs in a 3-set match at 24, record set at Grand Canyon University Invitational where she also earned All-Tournament honors. Served as GU team co-captain for both her junior and senior seasons. In 2017, received WCC All-Academic honors.
- 1st year CPA Coach
- Experience: Coached club for Rivals VBC in 2017. Coached with a well-seasoned PAC-12 program at WSU while receiving her master’s degree. Focus at WSU was on game strategy/scouting and defense. During Marit’s time at WSU, the Cougs went 34-15 and finished in the top 5 of the PAC-12 both seasons. They earned NCAA birth’s and in the spring 2020, earned a first-round bye as a top-16 seed.
- Excited to work with the Spokane volleyball community and grow the sport in the area. Desires to provide an environment that players will enjoy and be pushed to be better in. With the understanding of what it takes to compete at the next level, Marit is excited to work with former GU coach, Drew Pascua, to bring the college training experience into the world of club, and support players on their volleyball journey. 
- Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona
- 4 years HS Varsity Volleyball, 2008 All City Championship team player, Grand Canyon Region Honorable Mention in 2009. GCR First Team and Flagstaff All City First Team player in 2010.
- AF Outstanding Leadership Award winner as a HS Senior.
- Recruited to play for US Air Force Academy 2011, honorably discharged from the USAF in 2012.
- Former Northern Arizona University and University of CO in CO Springs player as an OH/DS
- Played in England on the USAF European women's team 2017-2020.
- Coached both men's and women's All Air Forces European teams in the HQ AIRCOM 2020 Tournament; the men took 4th and the women took Gold. 
- UK Beach Tour player 2017-2020
- Has head coached 5 season of club in various locations and different age groups. 
- I bring a lot of fire and passion to coaching; the same that I have as a player. I enjoy coaching all positions but specialize in defense and outsides. I love to help kids grow in their hunger to compete and push themselves as athletes but also learn humility and integrity towards becoming better people.

- Hometown:
- 3rd year CPA Coach
- Currently Head Coach at Ritzville High School

- Hometown:  Portland, OR and Mililani, HI
- College: Gonzaga University of Nursing
- High School: Jesuit High
- Position: Setter
- Club Experience: PVC, OJVA
- 1st year CPA Coach
- 1st year St. Aloysius School
- CEVA Boys Coach 3 years
- 3 State Championships as a player, 1 National Championship at Nike Tournament of Champions.
DREW PASCUA                                                                      
CLUB TRAINER, COACH                                                                  858.382.1877

Hometown: Grass Valley, CA
- Former Gonzaga Assistant Coach, 6 seasons
- Former North Idaho College Assistant Coach, 2 seasons, 11th place NJCAA finish
- Played volleyball at San Diego Mesa Junior College as an OH and RS
- Played volleyball at Warner University as a Setter and Middle Blocker
- Coached Men's Volleyball at Warner University, 10th place NAII finish
- Coached Sante Fe Christian High School girls to California State titles in 2003,2004, 2007
- Coached at Honolulu's Mid-Pacific Institute, `Imi `Ike VBC, and North Idaho Thunder
​- Has an Exercise Science degree from Warner and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga
- Brings high level and thoughtful training, specializes in middles and setters training
​- College: Whitworth University, Volleyball and Track, 
- College: Hesston Junior College
- North Salem High School
- 2nd year CPA Coach

​NICOLE RAYBORN                                                                        
U18 COACH                                                                                               208-967-0748

- Hometown:
- College: 
- Former Head Coach Lake City High School
- Former Coach with T3 Volleyball Club
- Brings a high level of drive and knowledge to help grow strong, well rounded female athletes.

​KAELA STRAW                                                                               
U17/18 COACH                                                                                           509-723-6445

- Hometown: Spokane, WA
- College: University of Idaho
- Head coach of Freeman High School
- 4 outside hitter at University of Idaho
- At Idaho she earned First team(2018) and Second Team(2017) Big Sky honors, tournament MVP honors, Big Sky Player of the Week honors.
- Brings a local connection and great ability to connect with the players