Get To Know Coach Melissa:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

3 club season with Fortitude - 16s & 13s

2 club season with Zia - 14s & Developmental team

I also was an assistant coach one season for Softball at Mountain Ridge HS

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

Starting my 4th season. My daughter also plays for Fortitude. 

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

I was a middle blocker and defensive specialist when I played.

Varsity Softball & Volleyball - 4 years HS; 1st team All American 1988,1989, 1990

3 years club volleyball & club softball

1 year collegiate softball & volleyball at Arizona Western

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

Phoenix Native

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? 

Fresh Seafood

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?

Coconut Milk Latte with Sugar Free Vanilla (HOT)

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

College Football

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

Hike, Explore the Mountains, Read

WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?

Playing sports has taught me how to be successful in life. You win some, you lose some. Some highs, some lows. Work hard. Leave it all on the court. Play together, celebrate together. All in all, enjoy and treasure the experience.