Jeff Mahler has been a coach at Florence High School for 10 years. He volunteered with the hitters and blocker and moved into coaching c squad and junior varsity teams. He has now been head coach for 5 seasons in which Florence has been district and divisional champions all five years and he has also lead them to state five years in a row, placing in the top three in the state three times. As well as being the head coach for high school he has also coached in the junior high program for the last 6 years. Jeff has lead the Florence 8th grade to three championships, two being first place and one being a second place. Along with the high school program he has coached club 18s,16's, and 14s.
Ma'Loni Doty has been coaching volleyball at Florence High School for 14 years with the junior high and high school programs. She has coached boys and girls from ages 8-18 through club and school ball. Her love of coaching started as a sports counselor for the YMCA and has progressed into programs such as junior high, high school, college courses and club ball. Ma'Loni's experience include coaching and organizing private lessons, clinics, camps, and tournaments. Ma'Loni's accomplishments have included state placements in the top three in the state, 8th grade championships and placing in the platinum brackets in club. She is a mother of three wonderful daughters. She feels blessed to be a role model for the young women of our community. She will continue to educate herself through clinics and experiences on and off the court to better prepare herself with the ever changing sport of volleyball!
Christy Duchien has an extensive volleyball background. She attended and played volleyball for the University of Montana Western as a middle blocker while earning a degree in both elementary education and PE/Health. From there Christy coached high school as well as middle school in Oregon before moving back to Montana. Since then Christy has been teaching in Corvallis and coaching intermittently at the high school and middle school levels. She is also very involved in her sports family as her husband is a high school football coach and her two sons play a variety of sports.
Eric has worked in education for 17 years. His passion for volleyball began in high school. He played in a co-ed volleyball league at the University of Montana while attaining his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Human Performance with a teaching emphasis. He taught in Corvallis for 6 years then pursued his Master's degree in Educational Leadership and currently serves as an administrator for the Hamilton School District. Eric has positively impacted students ages 3-18 with his enthusiasm and encouraging attitude. His coaching experiences have included Little Guy Wrestling, Middle and High School football and High School volleyball in Victor and Corvallis. He has also participated in several youth sports camps. Eric treasures the time he can spend with his amazing wife and 3 wonderful children as well as any and all outdoor activities. He brings his solid leadership skills, positive attitude, intensity, and a firm understanding of volleyball fundamentals to an already successful Fury Sports Program.
Tami S. Mahler has been coaching a variety of sports for 16 years. She attended the University of Washington where she earned a full ride scholarship to play softball for the Huskies. She played shortstop all four years at UW where she earned; Pac-10 Player of the week, Most Improved Player, Pac-10 Leader in stolen bases 2 years in a row, Pac-10 Selections 3 of the 4 years, 1st Team All World Series-Shortstop. While playing at the UW the team finished 2nd at the College World Series. She was also one of the 60 girls to be invited to play in the Olympic Festival. She received her BA in English and minor in History and has been teaching for 11 years. As a player she learned the value of teamwork and the rewards of hard work and she brings this to her coaching. Tami has coached at every level from ages 4-18 including softball clinics with the University of Washington coaching staff. Tami played volleyball at Juanita High School where she later became a coach for both volleyball and softball.
Steve Mahler has been coaching volleyball and softball for 8 years. Steve began playing volleyball in high school on the sand with his brother, Jeff. His coaching experience began at Juanita High School in Washington with volleyball. His experience has expanded to coaching softball as well. For the last 6 years he has been involved with sports not only as a coach but as a parent, giving him the unique opportunity to experience both sides.
Steve and Tami are the parents of three daughters who are active in many sports. They have coached side by side for many years and have seen both the positive and negative effects youth sports have on kids. Together they have developed a philosophy: Sports need to be a safe place for kids to go where kids build each other up and support one another. They believe work hard, play hard, and have fun.
Taylor has been involved in a volleyball arena for 9 years. She played Libero at Florence High School for four years, 2 of which was team Captain. In the off season she played with the Montana Volleyball Academy as a Libero and Setter. Currently, she coaches at Loyola Sacred Heart High School and St. Joseph's Middle School where shes given the opportunity to coach the fundamentals of the game to middle and high school girls. She prides herself on having teams work together to achieve a common goal and the importance of building character with these young ladies. She's looking forward to a successful Fury season!
Cheryl Mahler has been working with children for over 20 years. She has a degree in Psychology from University of Washington. She began her career in an early intervention daycare program working with abused, drug affected, and neglected children under 5. There she worked with Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists to make sure the children were developing on schedule both physically and socially. She has continued working with children of all ages from 1 month to high school. She has coached basketball for 7 years. She has coached both junior high and high school students. She is currently the c-squad basketball coach at Florence Carlton High School along with coaching our charter Fury basketball AAU team. Her focus is on individual development physically and emotionally to teach the children concepts to help them be their best in whatever they may do.
Rhandy comes from Superior, MT where she played 4 years on the Superior High School varsity volleyball team. She also played 4 years of club ball, 3 of those years were on the Fury club team. Rhandy played a season as a medical redshirt for Walla Walla Community College. She comes from an athletic family. In her family of 6, all 6 were collegiate athletes. Most of her family also coaches (Dad and brother coached basketball, Mom and sister coached volleyball). Rhandy played every position in high school and has good knowledge on each position.
Madison attended Big Sky High School and played volleyball for four years, three on varsity. She also played on the U18 team for Fury for four years. In order to follow her dreams of becoming a pharmacist, Madison decided to attend the University of Montana instead of playing volleyball while trying to get her undergrad degree. Although she can't play she feels the best way to give back is through coaching! Here is to another great season!