Kay Makaiwa

U16 National Team Coach

“Coach “Mak” brings an extraordinary amount of volleyball experience and knowledge to Washington Elite.  Not only does she contribute extreme knowledge of the sport, but she brings a tremendous amount of coaching/playing experience as well.  But what makes Coach especially irreplaceable is the fact that she is a “Players Coach”.  She is truly a direct representation of what coaches should be.  Spectators can see her positivity and work ethic exude onto the court and into her athletes.  Coach Mak has a broad range of experience from coaching in college and high level club to coaching 2A High School Volleyball, basketball and softball.  Her coaching successes (with Head Coach, Tim French) can be found at the state tournament almost every year during November.  Finding a coach to fit our program like she does was like finding a needle in a haystack.” 

–Sara Todorovich, Club Director


  • Assistant Coach Girls High School Volleyball North Kitsap High School 8/11-Present

  • Women's Community College Volleyball Olympic Community College 8/07-12/09

  • Assistant Coach Women's Community College Volleyball Olympic Community College 8/04-8/07

  • Assistant Coach Girls High School Volleyball North Kitsap High School 8/02-8/04

  • Assistant Coach Girls High School Volleyball Raymond High School 8/96-11/96

  • Washington State Coaches Association, 1998-Present

  • North Kitsap Athletics & Activities Alliance, 2003-Present

  • Starting Outside Hitter, Pierce Community College (1993)

  • Best Hitter Award (1993)

  • Pierce College Hall of Fame Athlete

  • Varsity letter winner in Volleyball (4) Raymond High School

  • Selected to play in All-State Volleyball Game (1991)

  • Masters of Education in Educational Technology, Sept. 2006 City University

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, June 1997 School Health Education Minor --Coaching Minor Central Washington University Honor Student, Central Washington University

  • Associates Degree, June 1994 Pierce Community College Honor Student, Pierce Community College

  • Valedictorian, Raymond High School 1992, (3.98 GPA)

  • First Aid, CPR, & AED Certification

  • Type II Driver's Training

  • HIV/AIDS Training

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