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Kaiao Nahale-a

“Good people first. Good volleyball second.”

“Live Aloha. Always and All Ways!”


Currently the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Western Oregon University. Before that, Nahale-a was the interim head coach at Lewis & Clark College. He spent nearly five years as the assistant volleyball coach at Concordia-Portland. He also spent time in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference as an assistant coach at Saint Martin's.


Nahale-a is the former high school head coach at Beaverton where he was named league co-coach of the year in 2015 after leading the Beavers to the state tournament for the first time since 2004. Before becoming a coach at Athena Volleyball Academy, Coach Kaiao was also involved within the CEVA region by becoming the founder of Live Aloha Volleyball Academy (LAVA), and coaching youth/high school volleyball with Guy Enriques Volleyball Team Camps.


He competed in varsity volleyball and graduated from Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i in 2010, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Concordia in 2015.

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