Taylor Stewart will take over as head coach of Community Colleges of Spokane. Taylor comes to Spokane after spending the past three seasons as an assistant at Whitman College in Walla Walla. Prior to her time at Whitman, she was at William Jewell (Mo.) College as the volunteer assistant for the Cardinals' NCAA Division II volleyball program, which followed a three-year run as the head volleyball coach at Potlach Jr.-Sr. High School.
A 2014 graduate of Eastern Oregon University, Stewart was an outside hitter for the volleyball team. She started all four years and was part of a program that accumulated 78 wins during her time with the Mountaineers, including a 25-6 mark her senior year after which she earned Cascade Conference Honorable Mention recognition.
Stewart was a three-sport athlete at Priest River High School in Priest River, Idaho. She was all-league in volleyball, basketball and track her sophomore, junior and senior years. She was named the North Idaho Female Athlete of the Year in each of those sports her final year at Priest River.
At Eastern Oregon Stewart majored in media arts communication with a concentration in digital design and then went on to earn a Masters of Education in curriculum and instruction from the University of Idaho.
Coach Stewart on the opportunity to take over at Spokane: “I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity that Ryan and the entire Sasquatch family are giving me as the head coach of Spokane Volleyball. This is a well-respected program in the NWAC and I look forward to building on that legacy. My calling is to teach—and to do so passionately and enthusiastically through the sport of volleyball. It has always been my mission to work with student-athletes at this level and to have a transformative impact through leading by example with authenticity, strong relationships, and chasing excellence in everything that we do. I can’t wait to be back in this beautiful area and to help our student-athletes continue on this journey of learning, growing, and having a great experience at Spokane.”