Coach Michael Christiansen
Serving Aces Both On and Off the Court
For the past 17 years, the Kent-Meridian Volleyball (KMVB) program has been under the leadership of Michael "Mike" Christiansen. Before he arrived in 2006, the program had experienced two coaches in two years, with Mike being the third. Aside from building the program, his main goal was to create a growth mindset in his student-athletes. Since being under his positive leadership, the program has experienced great success. KMVB has had multiple winning seasons, made numerous appearances at post-season tournaments, and returned to the Washington State tournament in 2011. According to Mike, though, the greatest success is what his student-athletes accomplish off the court. "I like seeing how the kids succeed and what they do after high school and all the great things they get to accomplish." Many of his student-athletes have gone to college, graduated, and are currently flourishing within their careers. They have also returned and coached alongside him, giving back to the program that once played an integral part in their adolescent years. Mike's coaching philosophy is simple: "developing the whole person to be successful for their future, both as an athlete and as a person." Thank you, Mike, for your dedication and commitment to seeing your student-athletes succeed on and off the court.
Mike has also coached track & field and taught at Kent-Meridian High School for the past 17 years. He is currently the head track & field coach and teaches social studies at the Kent-Meridian Technology Academy.