Shay Goulding Meurer joined the Waves' staff prior to the 2014 season as a volunteer assistant coach. Goulding Meurer boasts tremendous collegiate coaching experience, including a head coaching stint at WCC rival BYU.
In addition to coaching, Goulding Meurer has empowered countless lives through her motivational speaking and leadership workshops.
Goulding Meurer spent three seasons at the BYU helm, where the Cougars went 43-42.
She has over 12 years of coaching experience. Prior to BYU, Goulding Meurer spent five seasons as head coach at Salt Lake Community College, where she cultivated the Bruins into one of the elite junior college programs in the country. A four-time NJCAA District I Coach of the Year and two-time AVCA West Region Coach of the Year, Goulding Meurer guided her SLCC teams to four NJCAA Tournament berths, placing as high as second. Her teams have earned a top-10 NJCAA ranking in each of the last four seasons.
Prior to coaching at SLCC, Goulding Meurer spent one year at Solano Community College in Fairfield, Calif., and four years as part of the coaching staff at Utah State University. During her time as an assistant coach at USU, the Aggies went to the NCAA Tournament twice and were ranked in the top 25 in the country for two consecutive years. The Aggies' climb to the top included back-to-back 20-win seasons and 10 Big West All-Conference selections.
Goulding Meurer's coaching experience also includes coaching at the high school and club levels in both California and Utah for over 10 years. Goulding Meurer has directed and coached at camps throughout the western states and has become known as a sound clinician and excellent teacher of motor skills. She was a featured speaker at the 2007 AVCA convention and has served as the Chairman of the AVCA Awards Committee since 2004.
Goulding Meurer is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), has five years' experience as a professional ski instructor and is also a competitive triathlete. In 2010, she completed her first full Ironman competition.
Goulding Meurer played collegiate volleyball at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina. A middle blocker and outside hitter, she was named team captain and the Chanticleers Most Valuable Player in 1994 while being selected to several all-tournament teams.
A native of Visalia, Calif., Goulding Meurer now resides in Venice, Calif. with her husband John. She received her Master of Education degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Motor Learning from Utah State University in 2001 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from BYU in 1998.