Sandra Olin enters her first year as head coach for CBC volleyball, after two seasons as a Hawk assistant.
An Oregon native, Olin's college career began at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon.
As a sophomore at Mount Hood, while the Saints were crowned NWAACC Champions, Olin was recognized as a member of the All-NWAACC volleyball team. Widely recognized for her talents on the court, Olin earned a Division I scholarship in the West Coast Conference to the University of Portland.
After two stellar seasons at Portland, Olin was hired as an assistant coach at Mount Hood. In her six years coaching at Mount Hood, the Saints claimed another NWAACC Championship, as well as four top-five finishes at the NWAACC tournament.
Since relocating to the Tri-Cities, Olin has coached at Liberty Christian, as well as with the Strike Force Volleyball Club.
Coach Olin summarized her feelings for the sport by saying, "I love volleyball. Not only because it is a great sport, but because of what it has taught me as an individual. It is my love and dedication to the sport that has driven me to teach what I have learned to those I get the opportunity to coach. Discipline, hard work, and coming together as a team for a common goal are very positive things we can use for a lifetime. I believe anything you work hard for is something worth having."
Jack Maxwell returns to the Hawk bench this year under first-year Head Coach Sandra Olin. After serving as a CBC volunteer under two previous coaches, Jack joins the staff as a full-time assistant.
Born and raised in the Tri-Cities, Coach Maxwell picked up the game locally through open gyms and tournament play before finding his way to outdoor volleyball, where his knowledge and love of the game grew. After volunteering at Blue Mountain CC in 2009, Maxwell joined the CBC staff in 2010.
Maxwell's coaching style is reflected through many years serving as Head Coach for Club Gold Volleyball. Club Gold, started by former Hawks and 1999 NWAC Champions Allison (Holsten) Larson and Jessica (Bauder) Hollandsworth, puts an emphasis on earning a position through competition. The system is based on scientific principles including human kinetics, organizational behavior, statistics, and psychology.
Coach Maxwell says "The game has taught me so many amazing things in the short time I have been playing and coaching the sport. I look forward to bringing my passion for the game every day to the players who choose to make CBC their home."
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