Elite Team Coach
HOME LIFE: Talise was raised on a little family farm in Gilbert, Arizona. She is the second oldest of five siblings, 3 brothers and one sister. She graduated from Perry High School (GO PUMAS!) and moved to New Mexico to play volleyball. She moved again to Ogden, Utah to finish school and met her Husband in Salt Lake City at the zoo. They got married her senior year of college and moved to Logan where he is attending USU
EDUCATION: Talise graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Therapy, she is hoping to get accepted and go back to school and earn a second degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
VOLLEYBALL CAREER: Talise was a full rotation Outside hitter who made JV as a freshman and started on varsity the next three years of high school. She was voted MVP and Team Captain her senior year under the direction of coach Fred Mann. She was also chosen for the all-tournament team for her position on multiple occasions and made the all-state team her senior year. During club season she played for Club ONE and EJV throughout high school. She was given a full-ride scholarship to play volleyball at Highlands University in New Mexico and started for two years before moving to Utah to finish her education. She still loves to play every opportunity she gets
COACHING CAREER: Talise managed and assisted at Men’s volleyball practices and tournaments all though out high school as well as coached at summer camps in Arizona for 5 years. In New Mexico she continued working and coaching for 2 years at training camps for kids ranging from 6 years old to seniors in high school preparing to tryout for collage teams and hoping to get recruited.
WHY I COACH: “I almost quit playing volleyball my junior year of High School due to bad coaching and a negative environment. Fortunately my senior year there was a new coach who changed everything for me and taught me to love the game and play with passion. That love of the game changed my life and made me who I am. I want to have that same impact on young athletes, to teach them to love the game and work hard because they want to be better and they want to succeed. I don’t just want young athletes to improve, I want them to LOVE improving and love the game.”
VOLLEYBALL IDOL: Kerri Wash Jenning
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.”