Get To Know Coach Keitia:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

18N1 Assistant coach with Fortitude 

10S- Assistant coach Arizona Storm

15N1- Head Coach -Chicago Live Wire VBC

YMCA 2012-2015 Head coach

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

This will be my second season!

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

Salem International University

Arizona East Valley Juniors (club)

Perry High School

Kankakee High School

YMCA Chicago

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

Born and raised in Kankakee(just south of Chicago) Illinois. Lived in New Mexico and Arizona for most of my volleyball career.

ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?

Engaged with two kids.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? 

Soul Food

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?

Iced Vanilla Coffee (with extra vanilla)

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

Basketball and Football

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

I am a High school and Middle school teacher/counselor at Pinnacle Online High school in Tempe AZ. I also have the privilege of raising two incredibly smart kids. 

WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?

Volleyball literally runs through my blood. I grew up in a volleyball family. My mother, grandmother, two of my aunts, my great uncle, and three first uncles all played volleyball. So I grew up knowing volleyball is the best way for someone who understands and appreciates the game to really showcase who they are. Volleyball is a way to express all kinds of emotions on and off the court. Being a volleyball player with the right coach, you are trained to be mentally tough. This is a great attribute for someone to have both on and off of the court. My love for volleyball is indescribable because of what volleyball and my coaches have gotten me through. As a coach all I strive for is to teach my athletes the values of doing something the best you can 100% of the time.