MS A Volleyball Coaching Staff

Janet Yates 

Coaching Staff / 2018

Team: Girls Middle School Volleyball “A”
Position: Head Coach
Email: smedlynjanet@hotmail.com
Bio:

Coach Yates (Janet) grew up in Kansas and played sports year round: volleyball, basketball, track (hurdles and shot-put) and cheerleading.  She went to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, to get a degree in Communications where she played basketball her freshman year.  Basketball was her first athletic love until the volleyball coach encouraged her to try-out her sophomore year.  It was in college that she gained a deep love for the game of volleyball; for the strategy, the teamwork and the competition.  After college she taught P.E. at an inner-city middle school in Chicago where she coached boys’ basketball and girls’ volleyball.  A couple years later she attended The Master’s University in California to work on a MA in Biblical Counseling. It was there she met Coach Smedly while playing volleyball at the school gym.  They married and moved to Nashville, TN, where they lived for 6 years before moving to Arizona.  They have 5 children who attended Chandler Prep and Archway Chandler.

Smedly Yates 

Coaching Staff / 2018

Team: Girls Middle School Volleyball “A”
Position: Head Coach
Email: smedly7@gmail.com
Bio:

Smedly Yates has been coaching CPA Middle School Volleyball for the last three seasons with his wife, Janet, whom he met playing volleyball. He played sand volleyball through high school and college, played indoor as an outside hitter for a small college in Chicago, and played outside hitter and setter for a college club team in Southern California. He coached school teams and a girls’ 15’s club team in California. Smedly and Janet have 5 kids at Archway/CPA, all of whom are expected to love volleyball. Smedly works full-time as a pastor at Grace Bible Church in Tempe.