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.
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
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
Justin Tan, C Team Coach
Justin grew up in southern California has been playing volleyball since the 7th grade. He attended Newbury Park High School and played libero for all 4 years. He also played club his 16's and 18's year at Spectrum Volleyball Club. Justin took a 2-year gap to serve his military service as he is a Singapore citizen. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics and is currently the head coach of the ITVC 15s team.
His passion for volleyball led him into coaching, as he wants to give back to the athletes just like how his previous coaches have done for him. This is his second year of coaching at Bellevue High School, with last year being his first time coaching at a high school level.
Outside of volleyball, Justin loves to boulder, travel, play video games, and runs his own esports company.