Jamie Tinglestad, Varsity Coach and Program Director
Hello and welcome to Wolverine Volleyball! My name is Jamie Tingelstad and this is my third year being the Program Director at Bellevue High School. Volleyball has been a lifelong passion of mine. I have been playing competitively since middle school, refereed, and have been coaching in Bellevue School District for nine years. While I was a multi-sport athlete, volleyball has been the one sport that has played a more permanent role in my life and I am excited to be able to share it with students at BHS!
In addition to coaching volleyball, you might see my in the halls of BHS as a special education teacher. When I’m not being called Mrs. Tingelstad or Coach T, I go by Mom to my one-year old son, Easton. We enjoy spending time outside as a family with our dogs, Mac and Jax! I love Seahawk games, sleeping in on the weekends (as much as I can these days), and going on long runs.
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.
Joe Tassia, JV Coach
This will be Joe's sixth season overall coaching volleyball however he has been around volleyball all his life. He is Director of Instruction and Director of Staff for the NW Beach Volleyball club program. He currently coaches at Bellevue High School and has worked hard to become as strong a coach for the indoor game as he is for the outdoor game. His roots may be on the beach, but his overall knowledge of the game, his experience, and his passion for teaching give him the tools to be successful in all disciplines.
Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be – we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others. - Carl Sagan