A long-term vision shared between Coach Marlie Davis and Coach Russ Monsef has been to find a way to promote the great sport of volleyball in our community. Our coaching roles in the Bothell area have allowed us to establish a rich volleyball tradition in the Bothell high school community. Our next endeavor is to extend our love of volleyball beyond the junior high and high school arena. Our goal is to provide exposure to the game of volleyball to young girls in the area in hope that we will develop enough interest to begin establishing local teams for competition. If you are interested in joining in our adventure or have questions, please contact us.
My love of sports led me to begin coaching in the district 15 years ago. I have coached volleyball and wrestling at the junior and senior high school levels. When I discovered how much I enjoyed working with kids, I pursued a teaching career. I have been teaching in the district for the last 7 years. Currently, I teach health and fitness at Skyview junior high. I have been in the Bothell community for the last 25 years. I am a Bothell high graduate and now live in Bothell with my wife and 2 daughters – in the Bothell feeder pattern no less! I stay active by playing in a weekly volleyball league and golfing when the weather permits. I also find myself trying to keep track of all my kids’ practices and games. When we have free time, my family enjoys getting away, especially to eastern Washington.
Growing up a three-sport athlete, I have a great love for team sports. I played fastpitch in college while earning my mathematics teaching degree. Upon starting my career as a teacher I also began my transition from athlete to coach. I have coached basketball, fastpitch and volleyball over 20 years. Although I still love and actively play volleyball, basketball and softball I have reduced my coaching focus to the game of volleyball. I have been coaching volleyball at Bothell High School for 16 years as an assistant under Russ Kerwin and now as the head coach. Most recently I have added the 7th grade volleyball program at Canyon Park Junior High to my coaching resume. My non-coaching time is devoted to my husband and 6 year old daughter, our new house we are building and of course grading papers! To keep sanity you will often find me in the gym, on the court or on the field as I’m still living the dream!