With over 20+ years of coaching volleyball at various levels (middle school, high school, and club), Coach Pat returns to PSVBA for his 13th consecutive year directing one of the most successful clubs in the Pacific Northwest and to coach our top U15 team.
Pat Taitano is the owner and club director of Puget Sound Volleyball Academy and has maintained PSVBA’s status as one of the top club volleyball programs in the State of Washington for over 12 years! He has coached a team at PSVBA for the past 7 seasons and has already “personally” coached over 70 college athletes, which include a handful of All-Americans and dozens of NCAA Division I players!
Pat has an impressive club volleyball resume that showcases the coaching, teaching, mentoring, training, and developing of players and teams that experience a high-level of success! His club team highlights include many Championships and Top 5 finishes at national qualifiers and other high-profile tournaments; including Pacific Northwest Qualifier Champions (18U), Southern California Qualifier Champions (18U), 3X Finalist at the Matt Hartner Memorial and Back-to-Back Champions at 16 Open & 18 Open, 2X Emerald City Classic Champions at 16 Open & 18 Open! He has also coached 4 different teams to the elite Platinum League, and several of his teams held the Overall #1 Ranking in the PSR Power League. His teams have won the PSR Championships 4X. He has taken his teams to the Junior National Championships in 6 of the 7 years he has coached with the exception of the COVID stricken 2020 season. His teams have earned a total of 6 qualified bids including 4 National Bids and 2 USA Bids!
Pat also has an impressive high school coaching resume that proves his ability to turn around struggling programs and build a winning culture in a short amount of time! He helped lead Stadium HS to their first ever WIAA State appearance! He became Todd Beamer’s all-time winningest volleyball coach in his 1st year coaching at the school, after transforming their struggling program into NPSL League Champions! Most recently, he coached Mount Rainier to their first WIAA State appearance in 20 years and guided his team to one of the school’s best showings at State with a 6th place finish! Pat is a 2X NPSL Coach of the Year who specializes in developing complete players and chooses to train and develop his athletes with solid all-around volleyball skills. Everywhere he goes he builds and develops a winning culture!
Pat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii and is a principal owner of J3NP Engineering. He loves to travel and spend time with his family!