Volleyball Coaching Staff

Head Coach Andrew Clifton
Office: PE 154
Phone: (503) 491-7453
Fax: (503) 491-7397
Email: Andrew.Clifton@mhcc.edu

Head Coach Andrew CliftonAndrew was hired as Mt. Hood’s Head Women’s Volleyball Coach in March of 2014. He comes to the Saints Volleyball Program after having a long and successful coaching career. Prior to being hired at Mt. Hood Community College, Coach Clifton was the assistant women’s volleyball coach at the University of Portland (NCAA Division I) for the 2013 season. As an assistant coach for the Pilots, he worked in the competitive West Coast Conference. During his time at Portland he was involved in the offense and defense, as well as scouting, video, individual training and recruiting.

Before working for the University of Portland, Coach Clifton was the first assistant coach for California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) (NCAA Division II). As the top assistant coach at CSUMB he was the setting coach and offensive coordinator. Andrew helped the Otters to tie their all time home wins record in 2012. During the 2012 season, CSUMB starting outside hitter broke the school record for kills in a season and hitting percentage for the season as well as the starting setter broke the single season assist record. In 2012 the team’s offense also broke the single season record for hitting percentage at the school. Coach Clifton also was the academic coordinator for the team, where the women’s volleyball team ranked first in total team GPA in the entire athletic department. As well as academic coordinator he was also the recruiting coordinator and summer camp coordinator where the women’s volleyball program broke the schools record for most attendees to a summer camp.

Prior to coaching at CSUMB Andrew was the owner and director of Roots Volleyball Club (RVC) and assistant director of High Line Boys Volleyball Club (HLVC) in Southern California. At RVC, Coach Clifton helped send a number of athletes to play in college as well as coached the 16’s and 17’s team to top 15 finishes at The Volleyball Festival in Phoenix. As the assistant director of HLVC, Andrew lead the 15’s team to a bronze medal and the 17’s team to a silver medal at junior nationals. While in Southern California Andrew was also the assistant coach for Hope International University and Long Beach City College. He also was a coach for the widely known Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Camps System.

Andrew currently lives in Portland with his Wife Lisa and dog Toby.

Assistant Coach Kim Lissinna
Office: PE 154
Phone: (503) 491-7453
Fax: (503) 491-7397

Kimberly LissinnaKimberly Lissinna is excited to join the Mt. Hood Community College volleyball program. She comes to MHCC after two years as an assistant coach at Division I Charleston Southern University and one year at Division II Minot State University. In both programs she served as the lead recruiter for Canadian athletes and was also in charge of academics, travel and served as team statistician.

Lissinna has extensive club volleyball coaching experience as a Head Coach for Utah's Under 16 Club Xtreme Volleyball team in 2008 as well as Saskatchewan, Canada's Under 14 Pipestone Crocs Club Volleyball team from 2004-2007. While coaching the Crocs the team won a provincial bronze medal. She also served as the junior high girls’ volleyball head coach at Kelvington High School from 2004-2007 where she was the youngest coach in the town’s history. While attending university she was also a individual volleyball instructor with an emphasis on setting, her collegiate position.

Lissinna coaching career comes after being a decorated player at Weber State University where she started as a true freshman under Coach Al Givens in 2007. She was a four year starter at Weber State and served as the captain of the team in 2010. Career highlights include Big Sky All-Conference Academic Awards in 2007 and 2010, as well as being named to the Minot State's President’s List in 2011 and 2012.

She graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah in May 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Therapy.

Lissinna is married to Paul Carpenter and the two of them live with their dog Emma.

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