Volleyball Coaching Staff
The fall of 2012 will mark Beth Donnelly's 3rd year as Head Coach of the Women's Volleyball team at Olympic College. In 2011 Donnelly took the Rangers back to the NWAACC tournament for the first time since 2005. Although the Rangers finished with a overall record of 13-20, OC went 7-3 in North Division play - winning their last five regular season games of the season. This came off the heels of a 12-22 campaign in Donnelly's first year (2010) when the Ragners won four league games. She has rescued a program that averaged only four wins a season from 2007-2009.
Originally from Walkerton, Indiana, Donnelly graduated from John Glenn High School after lettering in volleyball, basketball, and track. She graduated in 1999 and went on to play volleyball at Northern Michigan University, an NCAA Division II school in Marquette, Michigan. Northern Michigan was Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Champions in 2003 (26-1) & 2004 (24-7). In 2004 they won the Regional Championship. Donnelly was an outside hitter and earned her Bachelors in Physical and Health Education there. She also has her Masters in Exercise Science from Northern Michigan University.
Currently Donnelly serves as a board member and coach for the Olympic Premier Volleyball Club. In 2009 she was Bremerton High School's Head Women's Volleyball Coach, winning Olympic League Coach of the Year Honors.
Previously Donnelly was the Head Volleyball and Assistant Track & Field Coach at South Dakota School of Mines, an NAIA school in Rapid City, South Dakota. She served in those positions from 2006 to 2008. In 2007 Donnelly led the Lady Hardrockers to a 23-6 finish which boasted three all conference players and the conference libero of the year. In addition to coaching in South Dakota, she has six years of experience in coaching high school volleyball in the state of Michigan.
During the summers Donnelly works at the University of Oregon camps with her former coach Jim Moore. She has experience running satellite campus for high schools in South Dakota, Michigan, and Mississippi. In 2008 she was a guest speaker for the South Dakota High School Coaches Association Conference. Donnelly is IMPACT certified and Gold Medal Squared trained.
Coach Donnelly is a full-time employee on campus at Olympic College as the Recreation & Athletics Specialist I, and has taken over duties as the Athletic Department's Women's Commissioner in January of 2012. Beth is married to Jake Donnelly; they currently reside in Port Orchard, Wash.
Toefo'i Vaiagae will be back for her second season assisting Beth Donnelly with the women's volleyball program in 2012. "Vai" played for Donnelly in 2010 and helped the Rangers qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2005 last fall. Vaiagae graduated from South Kitsap in 2006, playing volleyball for Jessica Anderson. She was the captain of the team her senior year. Coach Vai assisted at Ridgetop Junior High School in 2008 and coached with the Olympic Premier Volleyball Club from 2007-2010 with various teams including the 11U and 16U team. Vaiagae played for Olympic College in 2007, and then again in 2010 for Beth Donnelly.