Jamie Tinglestad, Varsity Coach and Program Director
My name is Jamie Tinglestad. I played 4 years of volleyball at Bellingham High School, coached and refereed middle school volleyball, and have played in competitive women leagues for the last 6 years. I have been privileged enough to have coached in the Bellevue School District for 4 years as a head JV coach and a Varsity assistant. I am also the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Interlake High School.
In 2012, I graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Secondary Special Education. This year, I am beginning my 5th year of teaching high school Special Education.
When I am not in a high school classroom or gym, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Kris, and our dog, Jax! Dog parks are a frequent weekend family outing in our household. I love Seahawk games, sleeping in on the weekends, and going on long runs with my pup.
Noah Cohen, Varsity Assistant Coach
Noah Cohen is currently the varsity assistant coach at Bellevue High School. Noah is originally from Northern California and began playing volleyball in his early teens. He was a three year varsity letter as a setter opposite, represented the #1 State Ranked Santa Barbara City College in the Final Four his first two years in college and transferred to Sacramento state to finish his four year tenure as an outside hitter. Along with volleyball, Noah excelled as a multi-sport athlete in both soccer and basketball.
Coach Noah worked as an assistant and head coach for the junior varsity team at his alma mater (Rio Americano) for two years, spent a year as a head coach for the 16's regional team at Washington Volleyball Academy and a year as varsity assistant at Bellevue High School going on his second.
Coach Noah currently lives in West Seattle with his wife, Jenna, and his nearly 2 year old beautiful daughter, Charlie. Noah’s vocational experience includes working in the boating industry for the past 3 years and working as a firefighter the 5 years prior. He has come to love the Pacific Northwest since his move in 2012 and looks forward to enjoying it with his family for many more years to come. Noah’s passion for the volleyball has motivated him for this next chapter in his coaching career and is excited to pass his continued knowledge of the game on to the Bellevue volleyball community in the upcoming year.
Meng Bak, Assistant Coach
Meng comes to Bellevue High with a background in Health and Fitness with over 9 years of experience and has been playing volleyball for 11 years. Coach Meng was late to the game of volleyball and started playing in his early 20’s but once he put his hands on the ball, he fell in love and never looked back. Over years of development and progress, Meng has competed on various levels from AVP Next to his local Seattle Open AVA tournaments and continues to strive and get better every year.
Coach Meng’s coaching extends to both avenues of volleyball, both indoor and beach. His career started at Sammamish High School, coaching for three seasons as varsity assistant and JV/C-Team coach. He completed two years at Washington Volleyball Academy as head coach in the 15’s division and is going on his second year as an assistant at Bellevue High School.
Coach Meng looks forward to sharing his passion & love for the game of volleyball with the Bellevue High volleyball community. His goal is to take each athlete to the next level and be a great source of encouragement and faith.
Joe Tassia, JV Coach
Justin Tan, C Team Coach