Lea Taylor joined the Caltech with Coach Gardner in 2014. She began her coaching career in New York with the Starlings organization in 2009 as a volunteer and fundraiser. In 2010, she was an assistant coach for the 15’s team at Downstate Volleyball Club in Peekskill, NY. Before joining Caltech, she was an assistant coach at Mt. San Antonio College for the 2013 season. Over the last 6 years, Lea has coached girls club volleyball focusing on the 15’s, 14’ and 13’s age groups in the San Gabriel Valley area. In 2016, Lea hosted the first S.T.E.M volleyball camp for girls at Caltech. Lea is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and a graduate of the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy.
Lea is a graduate of Fordham University in New York City with a Bachelor’s of Arts in media and communication studies and a minor in business administration. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in coaching & athletic administration at Concordia University, Irvine with an anticipated completion date of December 2017. In addition to coaching volleyball, Lea is an Associate Media Director at Rosetta in Los Angeles, CA. She resides in Pasadena, CA with her husband Michael and dog, Taz.