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Amy Harris

Head Coach

Contact Information



Coaching Experience

Head Coach, 13 Reef
Kraken Volleyball Club

Head Coach, 14 Black
Kraken Volleyball Club

Co-Coach, U18 
Cascade Volleyball Club

Co-Coach, U18 
Cascade Volleyball Club


IMPACT, Gold Medal Squared Level 1

Playing Experience

20XX - 20XX
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20XX - 20XX
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Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Washington, DC and moved to Maryland for my high school years.

What position do you like playing the most in volleyball?

My favorite role on the court is setting a 5-1, but I love playing all the way around so whatever role my team needs filled is the one I am happy to play so I can spend as  much time on the court as possible!

Who is one volleyball player (athlete) that you are inspired by and why?

Karch Kiraly has inspired me for as long as I can remember.  He has played the sport at the highest level both indoors and outdoors, and now continues his legacy of excellence by coaching the US to the highest level. Karch is a great example as a player, coach, and person.

Why do you play volleyball?

I play volleyball because it’s fun. That might sound simplistic, but I cannot think of a better reason to pursue a hobby! And if I play because it’s fun, then it’s easy to remember that I want to create that same environment for my players. It is so easy to get caught up in wins and losses and personal achievements, but at the end of the day if I can say ‘That was fun!’ then it was a good day on the court and leaves me wanting to come back for more, both as a coach and a player.

Why do you coach? What excites you about coaching?

I coach because I love teaching, working with kids, and using a tool as seemingly arbitrary as sport to open a person’s eyes to their own strengths and abilities that they might not have been able to recognize on their own.  Watching a kid grow, seeing the excitement in their eyes when they accomplish something that they never thought was possible, well, it doesn’t get any better than that!  Teaching kids how to have fun and teaching kids how to handle disappointment and still see the good in the situation – coaching is a unique opportunity to attempt to introduce/reinforce some life skills, while making great friends along the way.  It has been one of the most rewarding endeavors I have ever undertaken, and I could not be more grateful for the blessings coaching has afforded me.

What do you value most in your players?

The most important pieces to me when evaluating a player are their attitude and their work ethic.  It has been said, and I’m paraphrasing here, that talent is as cheap as table salt, and what separates the talented individual from the successful one is dedication and hard work.  You can jump out of the gym, but if you’re not going to engage in positive self talk, encourage your teammates, and give 100% on every play, every drill, every time, you can only go so far.  Volleyball is a sport uniquely dependent on attitude and work ethic, and as such they sit at the top of my list.

What is your most embarrassing volleyball moment?

Wow, my most embarrassing volleyball moment….how do I pick just one??!! lol.  I think my worst moment would have to be a road game as a freshman in high school starting on the varsity team.  I had endured a bad day at school and was following a ball to the line that was heading out.  I misjudged and my foot hung over the edge of the line….and the ball landed on it.  I wanted the court to open up and swallow me whole but I had no such luck.  My coach immediately benched me instead.  Lesson learned about mental toughness: don’t bring your baggage onto the court with you, it only makes things worse!