Kelli Tikker became a volunteer coach at Washington State University during the summer of 2014, reuniting with Jen Greeny, her collegiate coach.
Tikker joins the Cougar coaching staff after spending two years as an assistant volleyball coach at Spokane Falls Community College. She has also coached for three years in the club system for the Snake Rivers Juniors and the Sideout Volleyball clubs.
She competed on the Gonzaga University volleyball team from 2008-09 then transferred to Lewis- Clark State College where she completed in 2010 for Coach Jen Greeny. The Warriors accomplished a 31-3 (.912) record in 2010, the best mark in the history of the program. In 2011, Tikker played for former Cougar standout and LCSC Coach LaToya Harris. During Tikker’s junior and senior seasons she was named to the All-Frontier Conference first team. She also was awarded Daktronics-NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athlete and had Frontier Conference All-Academic honors. She was named to the 2011 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NAIA All-American honorable mention team. Tikker graduated from LCSC in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, kinesiology and health.
During her prep career, Tikker led Lakeside High in Nine Mile Falls, Wash., to the Washington state 1A volleyball tournament junior and senior year. The Eagles placed second at state in 2006 and seventh in 2007. She was named the Northeast A League Most Valuable Player as a junior and again as a senior, and was the Co-MVP of 1A volleyball as a junior. Tikker also competed in basketball and track and field. She earned All-Conference academic honors in volleyball, basketball and track.