Head Camp Coaches

Keegan Cook

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Since Keegan Cook's arrival as an assistant coach at UW in the spring of 2013, the Washington Huskies have the highest winning percentage in NCAA Volleyball. He took over as the Head Coach for the Huskies in January 2015, guiding the program to back-to-back Pac-12 Championships and consecutive Elite Eight finishes in his first two years.


As an assistant coach in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Cook had a huge impact on the serving and offensive success that upgraded the Husky Volleyball program exponentially to a Final Four and Sweet Sixteen.


Prior to Washington, the northern California native spent eight years at St. Mary’s, working his way up from a student volunteer, to the second assistant coach for three years, then the top assistant coach for three more years while helping the Gaels become one of the top perennial teams in the West Coast Conference.


HUSKY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 3 Pac-12 Championships (2013, 2015, 2016)  
  • 1 Final Four, 2 Elite Eights, and 2 Sweet Sixteens  
  • Husky record the 4 years before Cook: 97-30  
  • Husky record the 4 years after Cook: 123-14  
  • In Cook’s first year as Head Coach (2015), he lead the Huskies to the longest win streak in program history: 25-0  
  • The Huskies hit .251 in 2012, the year before Cook’s arrival, ranking 31st in the NCAA  
  • In Cook’s first season, the Huskies improved to .274 and 14th in the NCAA, and in 2017 UW hit .311 to finish fourth in the nation. That was the second-best mark in school history behind only the 2005 NCAA Championship team

Leslie Gabriel

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 Leslie Gabriel (formerly Leslie Tuiasosopo), a former UW standout and four-year letterwinner, has been a driving force in turning the Huskies into a national power.


Gabriel, who played for the Huskies from 1995-98, has helped develop numerous All-Americans at every position, in addition to assisting Head Coach Keegan Cook with all administrative and recruiting responsibilities.


In her playing days as a Husky, Gabriel, along with All-American Makare Desilets, formed one of the nation's best blocking tandems, leading the Huskies to the top of the NCAA blocking rankings in 1997. A Pac-10 First Team selection as a junior, Gabriel ranks in the UW career top-10 in four categories, including total blocks and block assists. She also ranked in the top-25 nationally in blocks per game in each of her four seasons at Washington.


HUSKY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 16 years coaching UW Volleyball
  • 5 Pac-12 Championships (2004, 2005, 2013, 2015, 2016)
  • 4 Final Fours (2004, 2005, 2006, 2013)
  • 17 straight NCAA tournaments
  • Averaged 26 wins per year 
  • The Huskies have ranked in the top-15 nationally in blocks per set in five of the past seven seasons, leading the NCAA in 2012 and ranking seventh in 2017
  • Before focusing on the block, Gabriel worked closely with the setters and defensive specialists. She helped develop multiple players who went on to become members of the U.S. National Team including Jenna Hagglund, Tamari Miyashiro, and Courtney Thompson.  

Jason Mansfield

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One of the most experienced and accomplished assistant coaches in volleyball will be sitting on the Husky bench this fall as Jason Mansfield joins the staff of the Washington Huskies. Mansfield knows the Pac-12 as well as anyone, having spent fourteen seasons coaching at Stanford before coaching the past two seasons at Illinois.


Mansfield started out his collegiate coaching career as a volunteer assistant with the Cardinal in 2002, and in 2004 he became a full-time assistant, helping Stanford win the NCAA title that first year. Over his Stanford tenure, he helped the Cardinal reach six Final Fours and win seven Pac-12 titles.


As an assistant coach at Stanford, Mansfield worked with 17 different All-Americans, four National Players of the Year, and three future Olympians. At Illinois he coached three more All-Americans in two seasons, which culminated this past fall with a trip to the NCAA Round of 16 for the Fighting Illini, and an upset of his new team in the second round in Seattle.

Mansfield also compiled a stellar run as a club coach with the Vision Volleyball Club from 2000-2016 with his teams earning seven Junior Olympic medals, 26 Junior Olympic All-Tournament selections, and the club producing 19 Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" recruits.

Other Coaches

 Our camps cycle through a strong foundation of coaches, including student-athletes on the Washington Huskies women's volleyball team, former NCAA players, Team USA players, and current collegiate coaches. Our coaches bring a wide variety of experiences and are dedicated to providing a fun, instructional learning system for campers of all skill levels.