Natalie Wells is in her Tenth season coaching volleyball, and her second season as Co-head volleyball coach at Cosumnes River College. Nat has coached both high school and club volleyball in the Sacramento area. Nat is currently Sunset Volleyball Clubs coaching director and 14 Purple Head coach. She coached for three years at Franklin High school as the head women’s freshmen coach and assistant Varsity and JV coach, and head men’s JV as well as assistant Varsity coach. She has also coached for other local volleyball clubs for 6 years before switching to Sunset Volleyball Club. Nat also helps conduct summer and conditioning clinics for high school and college age athletes.
Nat has played both school volleyball and club volleyball for 13 years now she plays recreationally. She played two years for CRC and one year for Sac State Club Team as a Libero/Ball Control Specialist. During her time at Cosumnes River she was named Hawk of the year and was the Pepsi scholar athlete. While at Sac State she was awarded defensive player of the year. Natalie graduated from CRC in 2006 and graduated from Sac State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education in 2009. Natalie completed her credentialing program from Sac State and is currently a credentialed Physical Education teacher. She is planning on continuing her education and pursuing her Masters degree in Sports Psychology.
As the most successful coach in history John Wooden said, “success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” Coach Nat is motivated to teach her athletes to define their own level of success. She wants her athletes to know that if they have given their best that is all she can ask for and that will be a definable success. There is a difference in winning and being a success and her goal is to teach taking care of the things one can control and that will make you successful; a win doesn’t define your success. She is looking forward to a great season and is ready to help teach the team what she is passionate about. Nat also wants to keeping her athletes striving to be better by keeping the competitive spirit in games and practices as much as possible. Her goal is to train athletes in volleyball as well as preparing her athletes for what will come in life. Her philosophy is to empower athletes to be their own coach and learn from the mistakes and successes of each other. She wants to ensure that everyone is getting positive information from her as a coach verbally and non-verbally as much as possible.