Coaches - Volleyball

Shawnna Shula - Head Coach

Contact: (253) 912-2398 ext 5716 | ssessler@pierce.ctc.edu

Coach Shawnna ShulaShawnna Shula begins the next chapter of Raider Volleyball, as she assumes the reins of the program for the 2015 season. Shula takes over from former head coach Doug Carlson, whose Raider teams have been competitive in the West Region, but have only qualified for the NWAC Championship Tournament once in the past five years. Shula's goal is to put the Raider Volleyball back on the map in the NWAC and become a fixture at the NWAC Championships.

Shula has been coaching at the club level for much of the past 14 years. She was the varsity head coach at Bethel High School in 2013, and returned to her alma mater as the head coach at Fife High School from 2010-1012, leading the Trojans to the league title in 2010, and a berth in the State tournament. She has deep roots in the local volleyball community, playing her high school ball at Fife High School for her aunt, hall of fame coach Jan Kirk. Shula helped lead the Trojans to the 1995 3A State Championship, was selected to the 1995 All State Team, and was named SPSL 3A league MVP in 1994 and 1995. She went on to play at St. Martin's University for four years, where she earned All NAIA First Team honors in 1999 and 2000. She was a 3-year team captain for the Saints and set the career record for assists.

"I am honored and humbled to be the next head coach of the Raider Volleyball program. I am very passionate about volleyball and I am excited to start the next chapter of this great program. I believe that with hard work, dedication, and passion, the Raider Volleyball program will grow to be a successful and dominant program in the NWAC."

Coach Shula currently works as an Educational Assistant with the Fife School District. She graduated from St. Martin's University with degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

Assistant Coaches

  • Greg Finel – Asst. Coach – (253) 964-6613

Shawnna Sessler
Head Coach - Volleyball
253-912-2398 ext 5716

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