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Coaches in the Seven Hills Ultimate Club are committed to being great role models and great coaches. They are knowledgable, experienced, passionate, and committed to their players, the program, and the sport.
Alyssa started playing Ultimate in 2000 at New Options Middle School and took her passion for the sport to Nathan Hale High School. She played her college career at Western Washington University, captaining in her last three seasons. She has now coached at WWU since 2011. Alyssa joined Riot in 2007, and is currently in her second season as captain. Her youth coaching experience includes the Seattle Academy of Arts and Science, Hamilton International Middle School, and Fryz ultimate club. Alyssa has also had the opportunity to coach internationally at clinics in Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Venezula, Argentina, and Brazil. She loves coaching players who work hard, strive to be leaders, and respect the people around them.
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Shannon began playing Ultimate at Eckstein Middle School in the 6th grade. They then went on to play at Nathan Hale High School, for the club team MoHo, and as a senior, started playing on Seattle Riot. Shannon also participated on the Jr. National team twice in '04 and '06. On to college, Shannon attended the University of Washington, winning Silver in '09 and the Callahan award in 2010. After graduating Shannon continued to play with Seattle Riot until 2015. Shannon played Seattle Mixtape as a practice player in 2017 and is now retired from playing competitive Ultimate. Shannon has been coaching since they were 16, Shannon emphasizes character growth, problem solving, and working as a unit on the field and off.
Benita learned to play ultimate in 2005 during her junior year of high school; the metro Portland schools scrimmaged each other weekly. She played at the University of Puget Sound, captaining for two years. She's played a lot of mixed league, dabbled in club (including a year with Schwa and most recently, Mint), and is an avid goaltimate fan. She coached three years for Pacific Lutheran University Reign Women. As a coach, she enjoys working alongside her players to try new things, grind through challenges, and grow as holistic athletes.
I started playing frisbee at Pinehurst K-8 and have found a hidden love for the sport so I kept playing through high school at Rainier Beach. I played 3 years of under 20 during that time. I have just finished my first year with the University of Washington Sundodger.
Laura started playing ultimate in elementary school at Kimball Elementary School. She has played for Ada Mercer MS, Franklin HS, DiscNW YCC, U20 World Juniors, and Seven Hills! She has coached for soufend high school girls and volunteered at multiple frisbee camps. Laura looks forward to coaching youth athletes that care about the ultimate community, are passionate about growth, and celebrate the team’s hard work.
Marlie found ultimate as a freshman in college as a founding member of the women's team at UMBC, outside Baltimore. They fell in love with the community aspects and have found playing and coaching ultimate a joy, especially as a branch of their lifelong commitment to experiential and justice-centered education. She believes in the power of ultimate to hold both competition and fun, so each player can find their own particular expression within the agreed-upon boundaries of the game while also building community.
Penny started playing ultimate in high school at Franklin High school and has loved frisbee ever since. She has played on Seattle YCC, Seattle Riot, University of Washington Element, and co-founded the club womxn's team END. She has coached Franklin JV for 4 years and multiple summer camps over the years. She believes in relationship and life skill building above all else and is excited to help everyone grow as players and people.
Jordan started playing Ultimate at Aki Kurose Middle School, then went on to play at Franklin High School, and now he’s playing with University of Washington Sundodgers! During the summer of 2022 which was his first year for trying out for club teams he was a practice player for Seattle Sockeye, played at Club Worlds with Seattle Mixtape, and played the rest of the season with the club team ‘SOUF’
Sadie is entering her 17th season of ultimate! Her ultimate career has consisted of playing with Columbus Cocktails, Rival, Nashville 'shine as well as 5 years of playing at Ohio State before moving to the Seattle area. She previously coached Seven Hills U20 Bx team and is excited to get going with the Red Team!
Vivek started playing ultimate in 6th grade at Eastside Prep. He quickly fell in love with the sport and continued playing throughout high school and club. He’s currently a freshman at the University of Washington. Along the way, he’s led Eastside Prep as a captain to a league title, second place in state, and third place at nationals. He’s also played for SOUF and seven hills red and summer teams and is super excited to get to coach the next generation of players.
My name is Chackgarin Brown, but I am better known throughout the community as Jack. I started playing ultimate in 4th grade at Sanislo elementary school from an invite from a friend and have fallen in love since. This marks my 13th year playing and I look forward to repaying the Seattle ultimate community that has been so instrumental in my growth. I have played for a slew of adult and youth teams, including 4 years of YCC/206 tour and Souf. I currently play for Cascades, Sockeye, and Captain the UW men's team.
Nobi started playing ultimate at Thurgood Marshall Elementary, continued through Washington middle school, and currently plays for Garfield HS. He found his love of the sport in 7th grade when he made the Sevenhills team. Nobi started coaching in 2017 and aims to share his passion and joy in being a student of the game.