Women's Sitting Team Assistant Coach
Michelle Goodall was hired as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Sitting Team in January 2019.
She isn’t a stranger to the team, however, as she has been the program’s team leader since March 2016. Her tenure included the 2016 Paralympic Games where the team won its first-ever Paralympic gold medal. As team leader, she was the dedicated liaison between staff and athletes, handled reservations, scheduled social events, managed inter-team communications, was team representative to all international event technical meetings, and arraigned media interviews and autographs, among other duties.
Goodall has also coached volleyball for more than 20 years. She led the girls team at John F. Kennedy High School (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), the largest class 5A program in the state. Under her tutelage, the Cougars amassed a 477-273-9 record and six state tournament appearances, including three semifinal berths during the span of 2008 to 2011.
Concurrently, Goodall served as director of membership development for the Iowa Region from March 2007 to January 2018. She was the region’s beach programming director, beach high performance coordinator, social media coordinator, outreach programing director, education director and SafeSport lead.
Goodall is a USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) Level III coach. She also is a CAP cadre and Master IMPACT CAP instructor. She has held other leadership roles within USA Volleyball including its Paralympic Commission, Sport Development Commission, SafeSport Committee, Education Committee and Administrative Council. Goodall has also served terms as chair of both the USA Volleyball Beach Assembly Administrative Council and the USA Volleyball Beach Assembly Member Organization.