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Doug Carlson enters his second season as the head coach for the Raider Volleyball program. In his inaugural season, his 2010 Raider squad placed fifth place in the Western Division, finishing with a 4-8 league record, just missing the NWAACC Championships.
A college, high school, and club coach for the past 25 years, Carlson's previous collegiate coaching experience was at rival Tacoma Community college, from 1988-1992, and at St. Martin's University, from 1993-1993. Under Carlson, TCC won the West in 1992, and made three trips to the NWAACC Tournament. Carlson grew up around volleyball – his father was a successful high school coach in Vancouver, Washington. Doug attended Pacific Lutheran University and played all 4 years on the Men's Club Team, the last 2 years as player-coach.
In addition to his coaching duties, Carlson also serves as the Facility Operations Manager for Pierce College's Health Education Center, located at the Fort Steilacoom campus. Carlson helped lead the successful opening of the 44,000 square foot facility in September 2007. He oversees the college's popular intramurals program, and works with many community organizations for use of the facility.
"Doug's passion for the sport of volleyball is clearly evident in his daily practice session with the players. He is committed to their success, on the court and in the classroom," according to Athletic Director Duncan Stevenson.
Carlson lives in Tacoma with his wife Erin, and their four children; Sarah, Caleb, Zadok, and Ezekiel.
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