Volleyball Coaching Staff
Head Coach Andrew Clifton
Office: PE 154
Phone: (503 )491-7453
Fax: (503) 491-7397
Corey Nielson, Assistant Coach
Assistant coach Corey Nielson is in his third year of coaching volleyball at MHCC. Corey and head coach Chelsie became friends when they were both athletes at MHCC in 2001. Corey played basketball here in 2001, before leaving to Santiago, Chile to serve a two-year church mission. After a red-shirt year in 2005, Corey played his sophomore year at MHCC and graduated in 2006. After graduating, Nielson went on to finish playing and earn his Bachelors Degree at NCAA Division II program, BYU-Hawaii.
In 2008 Corey was brought back to MHCC as the assistant basketball coach. His first year of coaching was also Chelsie’s first year as the head volleyball coach. Corey quickly became involved with coaching and training the volleyball players during off season workouts. “I didn’t know a lot about the technical side of volleyball, but I do know what it takes to be a successful athlete,” says Nielson. “Chelsie, alone, has enough volleyball knowledge for an entire coaching staff, so it’s my job to keep the girls focused and motivated… oh, and to get them to and from matches. Nobody drives a team van like I do.” In 2009, Nielson was hired on to the staff and has been a part of two league titles and one NWAACC title.
Corey lives in Troutdale with his new bride, Brittney. They were married September 24, 2012.