LaToya Harris enters her third year as the head
coach at Lewis-Clark State College looking to help the Warriors extend
their streak as winners of six consecutive Frontier Conference
In 2012, Harris led the Warriors to a 16-10 record, including an 11-4
mark in conference play and an 8-1 record inside the friendly confines
of the Activity Center.
She is a former Frontier Conference Coach of
the Year winner and has a 39-16 overall record (24-5 FC) in her LCSC
coaching career. Nine of her players have earned all-conference honors
and 14 have earned all-conference academic honors.
Harris was a standout player at Washington
State University during 1999-2002. During her freshman season, WSU’s
graduate assistant coach was Jen Greeny (neé Stinson), who Harris
replaced at the Warrior helm. Greeny is now head coach at WSU.
Prior to LCSC, Harris had been head volleyball
coach at Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Ore., since 2006 and also
had been coach of the Alpine Volleyball Club team since 2007. She came
highly recommended, by both Greeny and her old coach at WSU, Cindy
In her five years at Sam Barlow, Harris has
led the team to a 55-28 mark in conference play with second-place
finishes in each of the past two seasons. The team made the playoffs
all five seasons and advanced to the Oregon state tournament twice
where it finished seventh in 2008 and again in ’09.
During the five years, she had players earn 10
first-team all-conference honors, four second-team honors, and 18
receive honorable mention selection. Her players have gone on to sign
at one NCAA Division I school, four at NCAA D-II, two at NCAA Division
III, one at the NAIA, and four at community colleges.
Harris was a standout volleyball, basketball
and softball player at Parkrose High School in Portland where she
earned 12 letters and was a starter in all four sports for four
seasons. She was the KATU Athlete of the Week during her senior year
in an area that covered both Washington and Oregon prep athletes and
also was the TV station’s Athlete of the Year for that season.
Parkrose retired her high school volleyball jersey that season and the
jersey was re-retired in 2010 with a new banner.
She signed to play volleyball at WSU where she
was a starter all four seasons and earned All-Freshman Pac-10
Conference honors her first season and first-team All-Pac-10 her final
three seasons. She also was the team MVP her sophomore and senior
seasons and earned Pac-10 Player of the Week both seasons as well.
She was named the MVP at seven tournaments
during her Cougar career, including the Las Vegas Invitational (2001),
Cougar Challenge (2000-02), Fresno State Invitational (2001), Alaska
Invitational (2002), and San Francisco Invitational (2002).
Harris also helped WSU to the NCAA tournament
her final three seasons with an Elite Eight appearance in 2002.
She became the third player in WSU history to
record at least 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs during her career and
finished fourth in school history in both categories. She also held
the record for most career service aces with 143.
While at WSU, she also competed in track for
one season as a high jumper.
Following her playing career, she served as an
undergraduate assistant coach for Fredrick at WSU in the 2003 season,
and then became head coach at San Leandro High in California for two
seasons before taking over at Sam Barlow.
Harris has a Bachelor of Arts degrees in
Humanities with an emphasis in Communication and in Women’s Studies
with a minor in Sport Management.
Harris and her fiancé Renaldo Alexander
Sr., have a 6-year-old son Renaldo Alexander Jr.
Assistant Coach Keo Millan
Keo Millan is in his
second year as an assistant
coach at Lewis-Clark State College.
Millan is a
highly-competitive and lifelong volleyball player whose passion for
and experience with the sport spans nearly 25 years. His
volleyball roots are in Southern California where he earned team MVP
and All-Metro League honors in high school as a starting setter.
He played collegiately for
four years at Washington State University. As the team’s
starting setter and co-captain, Millan earned Tournament MVP and
All-Tournament Team honors while helping lead the Cougars to the top
of the Pacific Intercollegiate Volleyball Association and two
consecutive top-five finishes at Division I Collegiate Club Nationals.
During that time, he also worked as an IHSAA certified volleyball
referee and coached Pullman High School’s junior varsity and the
University of Idaho women’s club volleyball teams.
Millan then served as a police officer prior to
moving to Clarkston in 2011. His decision to return to coaching
volleyball has made an immediate impact on the Lewis-Clark Valley’s
volleyball scene. He was the 2011 junior varsity volleyball
coach at Clarkston High School. He is the Co-Director of Snake
River Juniors Volleyball Club and the head coach of the U16 team.
He guided the U16 team to a 2012 top 10 final ranking out of 87 teams
in the Evergreen Region. He has also coached for Clarkston
High School’s Junior Bantams Camp, LCSC’s Warrior Volleyball Club, and
provides private individual training.
Millan is IMPACT and CAP 1 certified through USA
Volleyball. He specializes in developing the setter position as
well as game tactics and strategy, team mindset training, and strength
and conditioning. Millan has been married for 14 years to
Kimberly, a native of Lewiston who is also an avid volleyball player.
They have two children, Eva and Ikaika.
Graduate Assistant Coach Nevena Dragovic