ORVBC Mission

Oly Reign Volleyball Club is a community-based volleyball club providing quality coaching committed to developing and promoting the sport of volleyball from entry-level players to elite athletes. Our goal is to provide quality instruction to grow and develop our young athletes as individuals, as players and as teammates.  Our players will be challenged to excel, not only independently, but also together for the betterment of their teams and the community in which they live.

ORVBC Vision

The vision of Oly Reign Volleyball Club is to focus on quality coaching in order to teach young athletes the value of having a good work ethic, being self-disciplined and a good teammate, while competing at a high level.

About Our Directors

Todd Oestreich and Holly Nichols are the Co-Directors of Oly Reign Volleyball Club.  Todd has been playing volleyball competitively for more than 20 years and has coached for more than 9 years at the club level for several different age groups.  Holly has more than 27 years of playing experience including collegiately at San Jose State University and 8 years of coaching.

In 2011, to bring a more competitive and well-rounded program to challenge their children in the sport that they both love, they started an Olympia-area satellite team for Puget Sound Volleyball Academy (PSVBA).  Over the next 5 years, Todd and Holly expanded the Olympia-area satellite to 5 teams, spanning in ages from 12 to 17.

Success

As coaches and co-directors, Todd and Holly have experienced great success with their teams over the years. Most recently during the 2016 season, the14s team they coached earned the following accolades:  U15 Puget Sound Power League Champions, U14 Puget Sound Region Champions, 2nd place in the Emerald City Classic in the 14 Open Division, and the team also placed 23rd at the U14 Girls Junior National Championships. The Olympia area 12s team, coached by Micah McBride and Heidi Oksendahl-Byers, finished 45th at the U12 Girls Junior National Championships. With the knowledge they have gained from these experiences as coaches and co-directors, Todd and Holly are excited to apply the insight they have gained to benefit the players in ORVBC.

Meet Our Coaches

Todd Oestreich
Todd OestreichCo-Director and
15U Gold Head Coach
Todd grew up here locally in the South Puget Sound area and was a multi-sport athlete growing up. He started playing volleyball right after high school and has played competitively for more than 20 years. Todd has coached club volleyball for 9 years and has had great success!

Some of Todd and Holly’s success last season with the U14 team includes:

  • U15 Puget Sound Power League Champions
  • U14 Puget Sound Region Champions
  • 2nd place in the Emerald City Classic in the 14 Open Division
  • 23rd place at the U14 Girls Junior National Championships in Indianapolis, IN.
Holly Nichols
Holly NicholsCo-Director and
15U Gold Assistant Coach
Holly started playing volleyball in high school where she grew up in San Jose. She lettered as a freshman in High School for multiple sports (volleyball, soccer and softball) and played four years of club volleyball. She has more than 25 years of volleyball playing experience including NCAA Division 1 at Utah State University, University of San Francisco and San Jose State University; played USAV women’s team that competed at Nationals for 6+ years; and grass and beach volleyball as an open level player. Her coaching experience includes 2 years at the NCAA Division 1 and 8 seasons of club volleyball.

Some of Todd and Holly’s success last season with the U14 team includes:

  • U15 Puget Sound Power League Champions
  • U14 Puget Sound Region Champions
  • 2nd place in the Emerald City Classic in the 14 Open Division
  • 23rd place at the U14 Girls Junior National Championships in Indianapolis, IN.
Megan Birge
Megan Birge15U Blue Head Coach
Megan graduated from Timberline High School in 2008, where she lettered her freshman year as a multi-sport athlete playing both volleyball (setter) and softball (third base). Megan’s most proud volleyball honors are: first team all-league, Olympia’s all-area team, and a member of the All-State team. Club volleyball taught her the fundamentals and provided competitive experiences that pushed her to become a better athlete and person. Megan attended Washington State University where she received her B.A. in Education with an Endorsement in Middle Level Mathematics. She currently teaches 8th grade math at Komachin Middle School and is in her second year as Assistant Volleyball Coach at Timberline High School. This will be her first club coaching season and she is very excited to spend it locally with Oly Reign!
Brenna Peterson
Brenna Peterson15U Blue Assistant Coach
Brenna graduated from Capital High School in 2009, where she was a three sport athlete, competing in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She earned MVP in 2008, and later went on to play collegiate volleyball. Peterson started her collegiate career at North Idaho College and helped her team in 2010 win the league and regular-season championship, and complete its season 5th in the nation. She went on to compete for Western Oregon in 2011 and earned her degree there in 2013. In 2014, Brenna returned to Olympia and played her last season of eligibility at Saint Martin’s University, later became the assistant coach during the 2015 season, and continues to work towards her Master’s Degree in Education there today. Brenna was also the Head coach of the PSVBA U15 team last year, and is very excited for the opportunity to be one of the coaches for the 15-2 team, as well as a part of the new club, Olympia Reign!
Kara Peterson
Kara Peterson17U Head Coach
In 1997, Kara started the Black Hills High School volleyball program from scratch. The first season ended at the State tournament with a fifth place trophy. During her tenure, Black Hills went to state 12 times, earned seven league titles, won four district championships, and she earned Coach of the Year selection six times. Most recently, she headed the rebuilding of the Saint Martin’s Volleyball program, serving as head coach for three seasons, 2013-15. A four-year letter winner at UW she was a Co-Captain for the Huskies, and continues to hold the Single Match Record for Aces. Kara graduated with a B.A. in History and Political Science. After graduation she served as a graduate assistant at UW and the University of Texas-Arlington. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Education and has worked for many years as an educator and coach. She works as a teacher/teacher consultant at ORLA. She has been married to husband Jon T. Peterson since 1986, and has two kids, Brenna and Karl.
Mieka Eisen
Mieka Eisen17U Assistant Coach
Mieka attended North Thurston High School, lettering all four years. She then played at Saint Martin’s College. In 2002, Mieka started assisting at North Thurston with Head Coach, Micah McBride.  In 2005, she became an Assistant Coach at Saint Martin’s. In 2008, she returned to North Thurston, to coach again as a volunteer. Throughout her time coaching at both the high school and collegiate levels, she also coached six seasons of club volleyball. She is very excited to get back to teaching and mentoring the young athletes in our area.  Her goal is to show them that through hard work, passion, and perseverance they can accomplish whatever they put their mind to.
Heidi Oksendahl-Beyers
Heidi Oksendahl-Beyers12U Head Coach
Heidi grew up in Olympia and played volleyball for Capital High School and local clubs. She went on to play volleyball at Lewis-Clark State and Whitworth College, where she received her B.A. in communications. She received a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Rhode Island, where she continued to play rec and beach volleyball. She has worked as a physical therapist since 2001 and currently co-owns Steamboat Physical Therapy with her husband. She has been coaching club since 2014 and believes in growth mind set, fundamentals and game-like practice. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors with her three children, and running.
Micah McBride
Micah McBride13U Head Coach
Micah’s playing experience includes: four years on Pacific Lutheran University’s men’s club volleyball team, competing on men’s regional team (played in national tournament five times), 1st place at men’s National Tournament (2001), and voted All-tournament team at National Tournament (2001).

His coaching experience includes: 16 years of high school volleyball (three years Assistant, 13 years Head Coach at North Thurston High School), three time Coach of the Year, 12 years of postseason play as Head Coach, and 2nd place in 3A State Tournament (2012). Micah has also coached club volleyball for two years. Both years, his team finished in the top 3 in the region, and last year his team qualified for Nationals.

Micah earned a B.S for PLU and a Master’s from Central Washington University. He has been a middle school P.E. teacher for 19 years. Micah, and his wife of 20 years, have 3 kids.

Kelsey French
Kelsey French14U Head Coach
Kelsey graduated from Tumwater High School, where she was a multi-sport athlete playing volleyball, basketball and softball year-round, including club volleyball and softball. Kelsey went on to play volleyball for Linfield College, where she earned her B.S. in Exercise Science, with minors in Biology and Psychology. Kelsey started all four years for the Linfield volleyball team and was team captain her senior year. While at Linfield Kelsey helped with multiple volleyball clinics, was a referee for intramural volleyball, and also helped build an after-school health and fitness program for kids in the surrounding elementary schools. Kelsey later earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University and is currently a licensed physical therapist working for Providence Medical Group. She continues to play volleyball on a regular basis in an adult league, as well as in indoor and grass tournaments. She is very involved in the community and often volunteers for health fairs and wellness screens in the area. This will be her second year coaching a club team.
Christie Murphy-Oldright
Christie Murphy-Oldright16U Head Coach
Christie graduated from Olympia High School earning all-state and all-league honors for volleyball. She went on to receive a full ride scholarship to play Division I volleyball at University of Texas at El Paso.  At UTEP, she started four years as an outside hitter and opposite. Christie has been coaching for 10 years in both club and at the high school level.  Most recently, she was the Volunteer Varsity Assistant Coach at Olympia High School for six years.  Christie teaches Language Arts at Salish Middle School and is very dedicated to investing in the youth in our community.  She is thrilled to be a part of Oly Reign Volleyball Club!
Lisa Herrick
Lisa Herrick12U Assistant Coach
Lisa was a setter at Pacific University before continuing to play both sand and grass outdoor doubles. Lisa has continued as a competitive athlete, playing on a United States Tennis Association women’s team advancing to regional championship play. Her recent return to coaching volleyball was inspired by her daughter. This is her second season as an assistant coach for a U12 team. Lisa earned her B.A. from the University of Oregon in Political Science and International Studies. Lisa also received an MBA from the University of Washington. She currently is a contributing writer to ThurstonTalk and serves as a Board of Trustee to NOVA School. Lisa and her husband Tom have two children.
Hanna Hernandez
Hanna Hernandez13U Assistant Coach
This will be Hanna’s fourth season of being involved with coaching at the club level. She has played competitive volleyball since 2005. Hanna received a scholarship to play volleyball at Saint Martin’s University, but ultimately decided to focus on her academics and to be involved with the volleyball community.
Nathan White
Nathan White14U Assistant Coach
Nathan was born and raised in the Olympia area. He has been playing volleyball for more than six years. He is very excited to be coaching with a great group of coaches/friends in a sport that has become one of his biggest passions.
Brandon D'Arcangelo
Brandon D'Arcangelo16U Assistant Coach
Brandon has been playing volleyball as far back as he can remember. He was a multisport athlete in high school and made varsity all 3 years as a starting middle blocker (in Chicago, where they actually have men’s volleyball). He was offered scholarships to play volleyball in college, but turned them down in favor of a full-ride baseball scholarship. A few years ago, after a long break from volleyball, Brandon got back involved in coaching volleyball with some of the smaller school districts in the Olympia area. Brandon teaches Physical and Life Science at Chinook Middle School and loves working with young people. He is excited to coach for a great club and a fantastic group of athletes!

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