King’s High School has hired Jeff Fransen to the position of head volleyball coach. Joining King’s, Fransen inherits one of the state’s most successful high school volleyball programs. King’s holds state championship titles for 2008 and 2009, with a second place finish in 2010, and a third place finish in 2011.
Coach Fransen is well-known in King’s athletics and the King’s community, as both of his children are students at King’s and his daughter played a prominent role for the Knights volleyball team for four years. Fransen comes with years of experience coaching numerous select teams and through involvement with King’s feeder teams, has developed many of the program's top players from a young age.
Prior to coming to King’s, Coach Fransen served as an assistant volleyball coach for Washington State University and went on to build a volleyball program at Northshore Christian Academy. Most recently, Fransen has served as the Technical Director for the Washington Volleyball Academy.
According to Jeff Geers, King’s High School assistant principal, “Coach Fransen is the perfect fit for our Athletic community as he has been embracing our Core Coaching Covenants for years, shares our faith heritage and has extensive first-hand experience as a volleyball player and coach.”
Of Fransen, former King’s Volleyball Coach Steve Bain—who left King’s a month ago to coach collegiately at Northwest University—says, “Fransen is an excellent pick to lead the King’s Volleyball program, they are in good hands.”