HIGHLAND — The administration at Lone Peak High School has announced the appointment of Reed Carlson as the new head volleyball coach. He replaces Deanna Meyer, who will be starting the volleyball program at the new Skyridge High School in Lehi this fall.
Carlson has 25 years of volleyball experience as a player and mentor. “He has had tremendous success on the club volleyball circuit and has had the opportunity to coach more than 100 athletes that have gone on to play collegiate volleyball,” said Mike May, Lone Peak athletic administrator.
His teams have finished first or second in their league standings for eight of the last 10 years. For the past two years, his squads have competed in the Utah Club Volleyball Association. He’s currently managing girls teams in the 18-and-under and Under-16 age groups.
“His passion is to help athletes create a vision for themselves and to help them accomplish it,” May said.
Carlson grew up in the Chicago area and played school and club volleyball beginning when he was about 12 years old.
After high school, he played at Loyola University of Chicago, Utah State and the University of Utah on a club team, and also served an LDS mission to California San Fernando Spanish-speaking.
Professionally, he’s one of the directors of Club V Volleyball, which operates facilities in North Salt Lake and Woods Cross.
A “Meet the Coach Night” for players and parents has been scheduled for March 1 in the Little Theater at the school.
Carlson and his wife Erin are the parents of Lily (9) and Kasey (4). "I feel truly blessed to be able to do what I love every day and am grateful to have the support from my wonderful family," he said.