Get To Know Coach Kayce:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

I began coaching as a freshman at Yavapai College as the Yavapai Juniors Volleyball Club’s 13’s coach and the following year as the 12’s coach. While living in Alaska the following year, I coached the freshman team at North Pole High School and served as the coach of the 7th Grade team at North Pole Middle School. I then moved back to Arizona and began coaching at Fortitude and coached the Glendale Prep JV team. Currently, I am coaching at Centennial High School (We won STATE last year!) and I am looking forward to another club season at Fortitude!  Certifications: Impact Certified, Fundamentals of Coaching, Concussion Sports Certified, CPR Certified

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?

Entering my 4th club season!

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

I began playing club in the 6th grade and continued through my senior year of high school. I played at Sandra Day O’Connor High School and served as a captain my senior year. I received an athletic scholarship to Yavapai College and competed on the women’s volleyball team as a libero for two years. I was awarded the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence and selected as Yavapai College’s Student Athlete of the Year. 

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN? 

Born and raised in AZ. Also lived in North Pole, Alaska.

ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?

Married. No kids yet but... I have a Goldendoodle named Ruby. :)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? 

So hard to decide! Ice cream?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?

I don't like coffee... Love smoothies :)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL) 

College Football... Go Devils!

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

I teach 5th Grade Math and Science in the Peoria Unified School District and Coach volleyball at Centennial High School. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and puppy.     

WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?

I love volleyball because I love competing and playing volleyball means being part of something bigger than yourself. Through coaching, I am able to pass along my passion for the game. I believe that in order to be competitive at the highest level, players must not only develop their volleyball skills, but must also develop qualities of discipline, leadership, dedication, responsibility and sacrifice to meet their goals. I strive to serve as a role model to my players and I hope they will gain knowledge, excitement and achievement as they compete in a competitive environment.