14U Coaching Staff

Jazelle Wyatt-Dixon
14U Grands Coach

Born and raised in Vancouver, WA. I graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 2014. I was a 3 year varsity volleyball player, outside hitter but also played all the way around. After I graduated I was granted an opportunity to be the schools game manager. I would get the gym all set up for game days and then run the score boards. Nothing felt better than being able to give back to the school I graduated from. I still felt this emptiness inside, like I needed and wanted to do more than what I was doing. 
When I turned 21, I was granted THE BEST OPPORTUNITY OF MY LIFE. I got an offer to coach the C2 team for Fort Vancouver High School. From that point forward I knew that coaching is something I wanted to do until I’m not able to walk anymore, but even then that won’t stop me. At the end of my first year coaching, I realized that I needed to take it down a level and go to a younger age. 
This is now my second year coaching the Roosevelt PIL Youth Cluster Middle School Team. Last year I coached 6th grade and this year I was able to move up with my same girls and be their 7th grade coach. I wanted to be with the younger girls because I always wished growing up that I had a positive role model to look up to that wasn’t just my mom. I want these girls to have the best time of their lives playing the sport we all love so much, VOLLEYBALL!
I am so excited to be here! Thank you for having me!

Dallas Tate
14U Grands Coach

I grew up in Phoenix, AZ where I regularly played volleyball with my dad and extended family. In high school I played all four years on the Men’s Volleyball team, mostly in the position of opposite hitter. Soon after graduating high school I joined the Marine Corps where I served four years stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA. After my contract was up I escaped the desert and moved to Portland. Up here I fell back in love with volleyball playing through school and my adult recreational league team. I also discovered how much I enjoyed coaching youth and for five years I was head coach for the ClubSport/Bay Club competitive climbing teams. During that time I established a coaching philosophy that prioritized personal development, kindness, and teamwork. I’m also currently a first-year law student through a mostly remote program with Mitchell Hamline School of Law out of Minnesota. I’m so excited to get back into volleyball and coach youth in another sport I love. I’m looking forward to the chance to mentor and work with the athletes over this coming season!

Gloria Garcia-Rodriguez
14U Nobles Coach

I am a first generation American, born to Mexican immigrants. My four siblings and I all attended Roosevelt High School, where I proudly wore my black and gold playing varsity volleyball, basketball, golf and running track & field. A year after graduating, my high school varsity volleyball coach offered me the JV2 Head Coach position, so I returned to Roosevelt’s gym for another three years. I’ve been coaching recreation and club teams since, along with teaching skills classes and camps at various Portland schools and community centers. Working with children through sports has always been a passion of mine. I started a business called Youth Empowered by Sports – YES!, where I focus on the building of mental confidence and toughness of young athletes. I am the Volleyball Programmer at Metro Courts, Inc., Club Director of Metro Volleyball Academy as well as Head Coach for the 16U and 14U MVA teams. 

Ellie Johnson
14U Nobles Coach

I started my volleyball career in 6th grade after playing 8 years of soccer and realizing I loved volleyball so much more! Since then, I played year-round volleyball going from school, to club, to beach volleyball up until my senior year of high school. I also played varsity golf all four years of high school but was always more interested in volleyball. I am now finishing up my senior year of my undergraduate degree at Washington State University-Vancouver. I will be graduating this spring of 2021 with a major in biology for the pre-PA track. This will be my first year of being an assistant coach for a club team and I am so excited to be a part of MVA! My goals for this season are to gain more perspective as a coach, as well as to be a positive, impactful mentor to the team. 

Kristi Williams
14U Roses Coach

Born and raised in the wonderful PNW, a 1998 graduate of Reynolds High School, I found my love of volleyball in middle school and played throughout high school as well as participated in club volleyball. As a sports enthusiast, I also enjoyed playing softball in high school. My passion for volleyball continues as I participate in adult volleyball leagues. I not only love the sport, but I cherish the friendships that I have formed over the years. I’ve managed to pass the love of volleyball on to my husband and two girls (age 11 and 14) who all participate in league volleyball! I have been an Educational Assistant and most recently, a Para-Educator Substitute, for Portland Public Schools for five years. I look forward to coaching for MVA and being able to pass my passion for the game on to young girls and assist in their development.

Tanya Dacey
14U Roses Coach

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