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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. They have been married for 2 years.

EDUCATION: Talise graduated from Weber State University with  a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Therapy, and is currently working toward 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 through out high school  as well as coached at summer camps in Arizona for 5 years. In  college she continued working and coaching for 2 years at  training camps for kids ranging from 6 years old to seniors in high school. Most recently she coached at Mountain Crest High School and Mountain Peak. This will be her second year as a Head Coach with Mountain Peak. 

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.”


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