This is Rachelle McCloud’s 3rd season coaching boys volleyball for Ajax. She discovered club volleyball her senior year in high school when she was invited to play for a volleyball club in Eugene, Oregon back in the 1900’s. She went on to get a full scholarship and play Division I volleyball and at only 5’6” was a middle blocker earning 1st Team All Conference and All Tournament Honors. Rachelle is also a mental health therapist who specializes in helping people resolve symptoms of anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress. She brings this understanding of mental health, emotional wellness and brain function into her coaching practice and philosophy. And, currently, 4 of her 5 children also play club volleyball, providing with her years of experience parenting athletes in the volleyball club environment. This parenting perspective is also a big influence that she brings into her coaching practice.