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Melissa Hess

Asst Volleyball Coach


Melissa begins first season with South Mountain in 2016. Even though this is Melissa's first college coaching job, she is no stranger to the game of volleyball. She has been coaching club teams around Scottsdale since 2011 when she was a senior in high school. After graduating from Horizon, she increased her level of play by choosing to continue her playing career at Colorado Mesa University where she received many accolades including two prestigious All- American awards in the seasons of 2013 and 2014. During her four years at CMU she was a head coach for the 14’s and 15’s local club team, and was an assistant to the 18’s. After graduating in May of 2015 with her BS in Exercise Science she continued her passion for the sport of volleyball and played semi- professionally in Austria for a full season where her team placed third in the division. After returning back to Arizona after five years, she is now ready to live here permanently.