Coaches' Stories: Terry McLaughlin

Head Volleyball Coach, Chemeketa Community College


Terry's Bio            Terry's Journey            Terry's Story 



High School coaching record, all at South Salem High School:
Eleven seasons from 1977 through 1987: 185 wins  103 losses   .642 winning percentage

Competed in State Tourney 5 times
Highest finish, lost in the Semi Finals to West Linn HS


Professional Coaching :  One season as Head Coach of The Portland Spikers (Major League Volleyball)                                       1989 Season (last season for this league)


College Coaching:
Chemeketa Community College:
Fifteen Seasons  from 1988 through 2001  and 2008: 541 wins  173 losses  .758 winning percentage
Four times Southern Region Champions
Three times NWAACC Champions (Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges)
Finished in the top seven places  of NWAACC  Championships: 11 of 15 seasons
Five athletes named to the AVCA All America Team


Coaching Honors:
Seven times Southern Region Coach of the Year
Four times NWAACC Coach of the Year
One time American Volleyball Coaches Association West region Coach of the Year (2008)
One time American Volleyball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year (2008)


Personal information:
Married since 1995 to Lori (Mayhew) McLaughlin, artist and art instructor at George Fox University
Two children, son Jimmy 12 years old sixth grade at Walker Middle School
                     daughter Sage 11 years old fifth grade at Chapman Hills Elementary



Terry's Journey

--Played in 4 USA Volleyball Nationals 35 and over (New York, Wichita, San Francisco, Salt Lake City)
--Coached Junior boys, multiple years of Junior girls, Open Women's (Tulsa) Open Men's (Tulsa) and was a player/coach multiple years from 1976-1994 of  Columbia Empire Men's Teams.
Coaching Position #1: USVBA  Women's Santa Barbara YMCA "AA" team (1973)
Coaching Position #2: USVBA Women's Santa Barbara YMCA "AAA" team (1974)  Knoxville TN  Nationals
Coaching Position #3: Head Coach--South Salem High School, Salem, OR (1977-1978)
Coaching Position #4: Head Coach--Portland Spikers of Major League Volleyball Professional league (1989)
Coaching Position #5: Head Coach--Chemeketa Community College (1988-2001, 2008)

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