Head Volleyball Coach (20th Year)
M.Ed. * Stephen F. Austin State University
Tim Toon enters his 20th year as head coach of the Warrior program, and is in his 29th year as a collegiate volleyball coach. Before coming to WWCC, Tim spent 2 years at Whitman College, 5 years at Rice University and 2 years at Stephen F. Austin State University.
During his tenure at WWCC, Toon has guided Warrior teams to 13 NWAACC tournament appearances. Five out of the last eight years, the WWCC volleyball program has placed 3rd or better competing against all Oregon & Washington Community Colleges - Winning an NWAACC Championship in 2005. Toon was named Eastern Region Coach of the Year 5 times & NWAACC Coach of the Year 3 times. Also during this span, 7 Warriors players have been named to the AVCA All-American Team
Toon expects his players to compete as hard in the classroom as they do on the volleyball court. The majority of his players graduate with their AA degrees, earning GPAs well above 3.0. In 20 years, 41 WWCC Merit Scholars and one NWAACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year have represented the volleyball program.
Toon is also known for helping players find 4-year schools to continue their academic and volleyball careers. He has not only helped WWCC players, but has been called on to help numerous other athletes throughout the Walla Walla area find places to play.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Tim has spent many years as a volleyball clinician in Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Indiana and Texas.
At WWCC, Tim is the Chairman of the Physical Education, Art, Drama, Music & Communications Departments and teaches a variety of Recreation and Activity classes. He has served on many committees at WWCC and the NWAACC.
Tim grew up in Santa Barbara, California, distinguishing himself as an outstanding high school basketball and volleyball athlete. As a collegiate volleyball player at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Toon was twice named to the All-Western Collegiate Volleyball Conference Team. He later completed his playing career at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, earning a degree in physical education. In 1986, Toon received his masters’ degree in physical education at Stephen F. Austin.
Tim has been married for 24 years to his wife, Beth. She is a licensed Christian mental health therapist and has a private practice in Walla Walla. Tim and Beth are involved in a local Christian church and are raising their two sons – Kevin (playing baseball at Walla Walla Community College) & Parker (enrolled at Walla Walla High School).
“Walla Walla Community College is a great place," states Toon. "This institution values its employees and has created an atmosphere conducive to athletic and academic success for its students. I am proud to be a Warrior. Several years ago I was burned out on coaching and was interviewing for other jobs until God told me to relax and that He wanted me to coach. Since that time, I realized that coaching was not about me being successful, but about working hard for every player in my program so they can have a great experience. Unprecedented success has followed.”
Assistant Volleyball Coach (5th Year)
B.S. * Eastern Washington University
It is with great excitement that Vince returns as the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Walla Walla Community College. Although he had not coached volleyball before, his lifetime devotion to sports and his training in Psychology proved to be a valuable asset to a Warrior volleyball team. During the off-season, Vince played a key role in recruiting and used his strong administrative skills to prepare the volleyball program for the upcoming season. "A great assistant is hard to find" states Head Volleyball Coach Tim Toon. "Vince is an exceptionally hard worker and is very loyal to WWCC and our volleyball program. His personality meshes very well with our players and he has learned a great deal about volleyball in the past 4 years. Vince's performance as an Assistant Coach has exceeded expectations in every area of responsibility."
As a WWCC student from 2003 - 2005, Vince was a fixture at all sporting events on campus. He, along with "Super fan" Sean McKillip, started the WARRIOR RUMBLE - a student pep group famous for creating a home court advantage for the Warriors in the Dome. After graduation from WWCC, Vince ventured to Eastern Washington University, earning his Applied Psychology degree in 2007. Vince is employed full-time at Walla Walla Community College, working as the Assistant Director in Student Activities/ASB. Three years ago, Vince married his longtime girlfriend, Kim, who he met while a student at WWCC.
Assistant Volleyball Coach (2nd Year)
B.F.A * Ceramics Degree-Central Washington University
As a second year assistant coach, Breayn is dialed in with our program and is set to contribute her expertise in all position groups. As a player at WWCC in 2001 and 2002, Breayn distinguished herself as an outstanding right side hitter. When injuries to other players forced her to compete as a middle hitter, Breayn used her high volleyball IQ to collect a lot of kills. Her quality play at WWCC earned her a scholarship to continue at College of the Ozarks. After her competitive playing days, Breayn completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Central Washington University.
Breayn is not new to the coaching profession. She spent 4 years as an assistant at Walla Walla University and has also coached a local club team for the past 3 years. Breayn has been employed the past 5 years at the Walla Walla Foundry – working with some of the world’s most famous artists.
Assistant Volleyball Coach (1st Year)
Megan Tompkins is a great addition to the WWCC coaching staff. During the 2008 & 2009 seasons, Megan was a standout Libero for the program. During her career, she was recognized as East Region & NWAACC Defensive Player of the Week, named to the Sophomore All-Star Team and served as Team Captain. Megan was also a standout in the classroom, earning a WWCC Merit Scholarship.
Megan’s coaching responsibilities will focus on working with the Liberos and primary passers. Her expertise in these areas should lead to improved ball control for the Warriors.
In addition to her coaching duties, Megan is completing her online Business degree at the University of Phoenix and is also working at Tallman’s Drug Store.
Volleyball Manager (5th Year)
Michael is now in his 5th year of outstanding service to the Walla Walla Community College volleyball team. In addition to his volleyball duties, he is a student at WWCC studying to be a Veterinarian Assistant and will turn 25 this Fall. In the near future, Michael hopes to attend College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls to continue his education.