Mountain Peak Juniors Coach
Three Years 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 is starting his third year coaching for Mtn Peak.
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