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Deb Edwards

Deb Edwards

EVJ Leadership Team
EVJ Gilbert Program Coordinator

Head Coach
Girls 12 Navy-Gilbert

A message from Coach Deb:
I have always loved the game of volleyball. I wasn't always the fastest, strongest, or the tallest but my determination, passion, and heart allowed me to gain the skill level needed to excel in this sport. I love coaching volleyball. I love the look on a players face when he/she finally picks up a skill that they have been struggling with, it gets me fired up wanting to teach them more.  My passion is working with setters, helping them with the more cerebral side to the game. I am glad I have gotten to bring my knowledge and experience to the EVJ Volleyball Program.

Coaching Experience:

Club Volleyball

  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Gilbert, AZ
    2014-Present (Girls Head & Assistant Coach, 11s-12s, 14s-18s)
     - 2023-2024, Girls Head Coach, 12 Navy-Gilbert; 
    EVJ Gilbert Program Coordinator
     - 2022-2023, Girls Head Coach, 11 Navy-Gilbert; EVJ Gilbert Program Coordinator
     - 2021-2022, Girls Head Coach, 16R1-Gilbert

     - 2020-2021, Girls Head Coach, 16R1-Gilbert
       - 2021 AZ Region 16-Championship Division Champions
     - 2019-2020, Girls Head Coach, 15R1-Gilbert
     - 2018-2019, Girls Head Coach, 15R1-Gilbert
     - 2017-2018, Girls Head Coach, 14R1-Gilbert
     - 2016-2017, Girls Head Coach, 14R1-Gilbert
     - 2015-2016, Girls Head Coach, 12R1-Gilbert
  • Instinct Sports (now EVJ)
    2013-14, (Girls Head Coach 17's & 12's)
  • Shenu Volleyball Club
    2012-13 (Girls Assistant Coach, 18's)
  • Club Red (head 16s/17s)
    1999-12 (Girl's Head Coach 16's & 17's)

School Volleyball

  • Benedictine University 
    2014-Present, Women's Volleyball Associate Head Coach
    2017-Present, Women's Beach Volleyball Coach

     - 2020-2021 Cal Pac Conference Champions
  • Seton Catholic
    2012-14, (Girls Volleyball Head JV and Assistant Varsity Coach)

     - 2012 & 2014 State Final Four
  • Dobson High 
    2003-07 (Girls Volleyball Head Varsity Coach; Boys Volleyball Head Varsity Coach for one season)
  • Chandler-Gilbert
    2000-03 (Girls Volleyball Assistant Coach)

​Playing Experience:

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
     - Starting setter

     - 1999 First-Team All-American
  • Westwood High School
    1996 & 1997 State Runners Up


  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
    2000, Associates Degree-Mathematics
  • Married to Bob, daughter Harley Quinn