Head Volleyball Coach: Tony Miranda
Tony Miranda completed his sixth season overall as the Edmonds CC volleyball coach in 2018. Now three years into his second stint at Edmonds, Miranda has guided the Tritons back to the NWAC playoffs all three years (2016-2018) and led the team to the North Region crown in 2018. Edmonds finished the season 4th overall at the NWAC Tournament with 32 wins, and in the process, recorded the program's longest winning streak in its history (20 games). The Tritons were a perfect 12-0 in North Region play as Miranda garnered North Coach of the Year honors for the third time in his career; the 2018 title was the fourth of his career. He is now 50-22 in the North as Edmonds' head coach.
In 2017 Edmonds won 27 games, the most since Miranda's record-setting 2008 squad. The team's playoff appearance in 2016 snapped a seven-year drought.
Miranda was previously the head coach of the Tritons for three seasons (2007-2009) after serving as an assistant for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. From 2007-2009 Edmonds totalled a 72-58 overall record, including a 24-12 mark in the North Region. Edmonds took the North Region crown in '08 and posted a 3rd place finish at the NWAC Tournament.
Before coming to Edmonds, he served as the Bellevue College head coach from 2001-2004. During that stretch, he led the Bulldogs to four straight NWAC playoff appearances, two North Region titles (2002, 2003), a 5th place finish in 2001, and a 3rd place showing in 2002. He was named the North Region Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and was recognized as the NWAC Coach of the Year in 2002.
In 2016 Miranda led the Tritons to an exciting 26-18 overall record, helping to re-emerge the program to its past prominence. Edmonds finished North league play tied for fourth place with Olympic, but defeated the Rangers in a thrilling tie-breaker, 3-2, to earn an appearance at the NWAC Tournament. In 2017 the Tritons went 27-17 and were one set away from the North Region title, losing to Bellevue 3-2 to close out the regular season. The past three years Edmonds has gone 4-4 at the championship tournament. As a head coach in the NWAC, Miranda has amassed an impressive 280-178 record (127-53 against North Region opponents) over 10 years. His teams have qualified for the postseason in 9 of 10 years; he has 19 NWAC playoff wins under his belt.
Coach Miranda has 29 years of volleyball coaching experience, which also includes stops as an assistant at Seattle Pacific University and Highline College, as well as stints as the head coach at Holy Names Academy, Foster High School and Inglemoor High School. Additionally, Miranda is the director of the Northwest Volleyball Foundation and was the Junior Program Director for the Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball. A graduate of the University of Washington (1988), Miranda lives in Everett with his wife and stepson.
Assistant Coach: Taylor Brooks
Taylor Brooks will return as an assistant coach for the third consecutive year in 2018. In her first two years on staff she has helped the Tritons back to the NWAC playoffs; the team's record over those two seasons is 53-35. Brooks prepped at Edmonds-Woodway High School and went on to play two seasons for Tacoma Community College where she received Setter of the Week and Month honors. She was named to the All-West Region team her sophomore year. At Edmonds Brooks specializes in working with setters.
Brooks played for the Northwest Juniors Volleyball Club and finished her fifth year as a coach with the organization in 2018. She has worked various summer camps, including beach camps, and has coached multiple ages for the club. She has led the U13 and U14 teams to the Junior Nationals. When Brooks isn't playing or coaching volleyball, she works for Starbucks as a shift manager.
Assistant Coach: Debbie Miranda
Debbie Miranda finished her third year coaching at Edmonds CC in 2018 (second year in full time status), helping the Tritons to the NWAC North Region title. Overall, Miranda has 17 years of coaching experience from various levels. She is currently in her 11th year with the Northwest Juniors Volleyball Club, and has served off and on as the club's administrator since 2014. She runs the Northwest Juniors Summer Camps, Beach Camps, and their Fall Academy. She also fills the role of Tournament Director.
Her coaching philosophy is to bring out the best from each student-athlete on and off the court. She focuses on teaching skill development and believes hard work pays off on the volleyball court and in life. Her passion for coaching comes from teaching and watching players grow as volleyball players and into young ladies.
In 2012 and 2013 she led her Northwest Juniors teams to the Junior National Championships. Additionally, she is trained in Gold Medal Squared clinics, Northwest Juniors Volleyball Club coaching clinics, and she is Impact and First Aid certified.
Assistant Coach: Dale Raymond
Dale Raymond will assist the Triton volleyball program again in 2018, his third year as a member of Coach Miranda's staff. He brings over 10 years of coaching experience to the sidelines. Raymond has been a head coach the past three years with the Northwest Juniors Volleyball Club.
Previously he was a head coach at Sabotage Volleyball Club for three years, and was a volunteer coach with the Snohomish County Boys and Girls Club for four years. His certifications include: CAP Level I, USAV Impact, Safe Sport, and Positive Coaching Alliance. He has also helped run Northwest Juniors Volleyball Coaches Camps. Raymond handles some administrative tasks for the program and brings a positive attitude every day.
He is a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo and operated his own Taekwondo school for 15 years in Mill Creek. When he's not coaching volleyball, Raymond owns and operates Mister T's Trophies in Kenmore.