Mountain Peak Premier Coach
One Year Coaching Experience
2018 Mtn Peak First Year Phenom Award
HOME LIFE: Taeg was born in Utah but grew up in Las Vegas Nevada. He is the oldest of five sisters and has been out numbered for a long time in that aspect. Her sisters are ages 18, 16, 14, 12, and 9. At age 19 he served a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Japan Nagoya Mission.
EDUCATION: Taeg graduated high school with high honors and then proceeded to apply to Utah State. He is currently enrolled at Utah State University as a Biological Engineering major and hopes to continue in his studies until he graduate from medical school as an Orthopedic surgeon.
VOLLEYBALL CAREER: Taeg first started playing volleyball in high school when some of his friends told him it was easier than running distance for track; they also said it was very fast-paced. He had never played competitive volleyball and had some struggles. He was a terrible passer and didn’t quite understand hitting. But despite being a tall freshman, his coach allowed him to try setting and that’s where he found his niche. He was even able to start on the varsity team as a sophomore as the setter. He continued to play as a setter and was the top setter in the state of Nevada his Junior year. He went on to improve his defensive skills and eventually be a libero/defensive specialist for his club team.
COACHING CAREER: Taeg has very little coaching experience when it comes to volleyball but he has coached two other sports. Specifically basketball and soccer. He has loved volleyball ever since beginning to play the sport competitively. He will be making his first adventure into coaching volleyball this year, 2017, but look to apply his background from soccer and basketball and as a volleyball player as he begins coaching..
WHY I COACH: "Coaching is kind of a new world for me, but I have always loved seeing other people succeed as I have taught them. I love teaching overall and to help people succeed at what they are trying is an extreme thrill for me."
VOLLEYBALL IDOL: Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor
FAVORITE QUOTE: "It doesn’t matter how many times you fall but it does matter how many time you get up." - Courtland Taeg Williams