QuickStart Sports Coaches

 

 

Toby has been coaching kids in the Vancouver school district and community for 10 years.  He has coached multiple sports, but is currently the head basketball and wrestling coach at Alki Middle School.

 

Toby loves working with kids because he is a strong believer that he can make positive changes in their lives through the work that he does. He believes that what he does will allow kids to grow and have fun in the community. Toby does this by teaching them different work ethics and building skills to allow them to achieve their goals in sports. Sports is not the only thing that provides a successful path.  He believes helping kids with academics and making sure that their grades are always up to par in the classroom is just as important.

 

Toby is a great asset to QuickStart Sports as he has a love for giving back to my community. He was raised in foster care most of my life with his baby sister.  Sports is what kept Toby out of trouble and kept his grades up.  This is why he has dedicated his life today to working with kids throughout the community.

Toby Barrow

Jason Otto

Jason Otto has been involved with sports for many years. During his years of playing sports, he played soccer recreationally and then basketball and baseball at Battle Ground High School. 

 

Jason is very excited to be part of QuickStart Sports team. He has many years of experience working with kids, coaching, and working with special needs kids. Currently Jason works at Evergreen High School in Special Ed, and has worked there for the past 15 years working with kids of all disabilities. He has also had the opportunity to work Special Olympic state track meets with kids that have special needs. Jason brings a passion and enjoyment to teaching kids of all ages the skills needed to develop in their sport.

 

Jason has an amazing track record of coaching experience over the past 15 years, including: coaching J.V. Girls Basketball at Battle Ground High School (2000-2006), J.V. Girls Basketball coach Hudson Bay High School (2007), Girls C-Team Basketball coach at Ridgefield High School (2008-2010), LaCenter Middle School boys basketball (2009), View Ridge Middle School (2010), Cheney Middle School Baseball Coach (1998), Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach Lewis & Clark High School (1998-1999), J.V. Girls tennis Coach at Ridgefield High School (2008), 3 on 3 Cheney Parks & Rec. tournament director (1997), Camp Director for Skyhawks Sports Camps (2013-2016), J.V. Baseball coach Evergreen High School (2010-2014), Volunteer Softball Coach at Battle Ground High School (2014-2016), Battle Ground Community Ed. Camp director for Basketball Camps (2004), and is Currently coaching Girls Basketball at Seton Catholic High School.

Bruce Mckelvie

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Daniel Thompson

Bruce is very passionate about sports and kids. He has a strong love for a variety of sports including basketball, baseball and soccer.

Bruce has a ton of experience as a coach, including basketball, softball, and soccer the last three years with the special Olympics. He has also worked for playworks Portland at Beach School in North Portland for three years.  There he was working with students outside of the classroom with sports and games during recess and after school sports leagues, as well as other various activities. Bruce has also been a teacher of kids at church for the last eighteen years.

His goal is to help kids have a positive experience in sports and have fun so that they will continue their sports involvement.  "Sports really helps kids to become better people. It helps them not only physically and athletically, but socially, mentally, and spiritually as well."

Since a young age, Daniel has always been passionate about sports and kids.  He started playing sports around the 7th grade, Football was his main sport, playing all four years at Skyview high school 2009-2013. After high school he was able to play one year of college ball in Northern California. One thing Daniel loved the most about football was being apart of something bigger then himself. He met all his closest friends due to football, plus it helped him a lot with dealing with adversity during his life. Daniel also played basketball for two years in high school and track and field as well.

 

Daniel also has experience working around kids, as he was a part of the child development program at Skyview for three years where they would go over to the elementary school and build relationships with the young ones and help the teachers out with anything they asked of him. After high school he worked at the boys and girls club of SW Washington for two years. He has also been a referee for basketball games around the Portland and Vancouver area.

 

“I’m really excited to be apart of QuickStart Sports, and I think I can bring a lot of energy to help kids reach their goals. I am very passionate about helping others and working hard. Growing up in Chicago we really didn’t have programs like this I feel like kids should take advantage of the opportunity they have. Everyone should be treated the same doesn’t matter what your back ground is. Respect others and treat others how you will like to be treated. Work hard on the field or court but most importantly work hard in the classrooms. If you’re working hard and respecting your peers I believe we can have a lot of fun.”

Elise Olk

Jared Oman

Elise has been involved in sports her entire life. She started cross country skiing and playing soccer at age 3 and soon followed with basketball and tee ball. In high school she traded soccer shoes out for a pair of running spikes where she was a three sport varsity athlete competing in cross county, basketball, and track and field. In her college years she participated in many intramural sports including flag football, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Basketball and running are her passions.

 

Sports and being active have played a huge part in Elise’s life, she likes staying active and spending time in the outdoors. Currently, she is a fisheries biologist and spends lots of time on rivers chasing salmon. She is known for her positive attitude and being very energetic and enthusiastic. Elise has also worked at a daycare and thoroughly enjoys working with children and helping them achieve goals and life lessons that participating in sports brings.  She wants to spread the importance of staying active, having a positive attitude, being self-motivated, and enjoying life.  

Jared Oman has been around sports all of his life. From 8 years of basketball, to 3 years of football, to even soccer for 2 years, Oman is an all around athlete. Jared spent several years on a Oregon Prep Basketball Program, several years in CCYF and school football, and two years of elite soccer. During his first years as an athlete in high school, Oman's main sports were Cross Country and Track and Field. A very talented long distance runner, running in the state championships his freshman year for cross country and missing the regional team for the 3200 by just 8 seconds. 

 

Outside of Sports, Jared is a senior at Skyview High School, doing part time running start, preparing for his future at a 4-year university next year. Next year, he plans on attending the University of Washington State to pursue a bachelors degree. Through high school, he has accumulated a 3.4 GPA, and has made honor roll almost every semester at Skyview. 

 

Jared is excited for what he can bring to the QuickStart Sports Team. His energetic personality will make all sports fun to learn. Oman loves working with kids of all ages, he feels every kid should have a chance to have fun and find a sport they can become passionate about. Jared has loved learning sports all of his life and now he is excited to become the best coach he can be.

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Josh is originally from Spokane, Washington, where he lived until he was 5 years old.  He is the oldest of his siblings, having a younger brother and sister.  Josh, a Mountain View High School graduate, recently also graduated from Multnomah University, where he played soccer collegiately all four years and also graduated with Honors (at or above a 3.5 cumulative GPA).  He was names 3 times as an Academic All American and also two times as Daktronic Scholar Athlete.  He now has his bachelors in Biology, and is looking to pursue being a teacher or a physical therapist. 

 

Currently in addition to coaching with QuickStart Sports, he is also working at Cascade Athletic Club in east Vancouver.

 

Josh has a huge passion for not only playing soccer, but passing his knowledge and success onto the next generation.  He loves working with kids and showing them what it will take to succeed and play at a high level just as he has done.  Josh is very positive, punctual and extremely patient when working with kids.  He is a fantastic coach to work with these kids and is looking forward to seeing the development he creates during the programs that he runs!

Josh Gulliford