Clipper Athletics welcomes new soccer and volleyball coaches

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Juan P. Murillo, Soccer

“Soccer is such a global sport. It’s amazing when people from different backgrounds and countries can come together for a unified goal. I think we need that in society right now.”

Juan P. Murillo in white poloHead Men's Soccer Coach and educational planner Juan P. Murillo brings new energy to SPSCC's soccer program after many successes playing and coaching in Seattle, Monterey Bay, Calif., and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. After getting his college career started at Edmonds Community College, Coach Murillo went on to play and earn a bachelor's degree at California State University, Monterey Bay. He is currently pursuing a Master in Sport Administration and Leadership from Seattle University.

You can catch men's soccer matches at the Lacey Regional Athletic Complex (RAC).

Tusalava Kuaea, Volleyball

"The South Sound is talent-rich in volleyball players, so some student athletes who don’t get to start at a four-year may start right away at a community college."

Tusalava Kuaea smiles with greenery background

Head Women's Volleyball Coach and Outreach Admissions Specialist Tusalava Kuaea is experienced and enthusiastic when it comes to shaping programs from the ground up. She inherits SPSCC volleyball in its third season and hopes to make a mark in the NWAC and support her players in earning their AA degrees and transferring to universities. Coach Kuaea has led teams to huge victories as both player and coach, including Lakes High School in Lakewood, Tacoma Community College, and University of Arkansas at Monticello, where she earned her degree in health and physical education.

You can catch women's volleyball matches at the SPSCC Gym (Bldg. 31).

Learn all about the coaches, their teams, and schedules at
Juan P. Murillo and Tusalava Kuaea smiling