Shay is a Certified High Performance Coach and a former NCAA Divison I Volleyball Coach. Shay has presented nearly 100 leadership workshops, coaching clinics, team volleyball camps and mindset bootcamps for coaches and student athletes at the club, high school and college level as well as for businesses and organizations with international audiences from Los Angeles to Boston.
Participants have called their experience with Shay “game-changing” as well as “energizing & powerful”.
Let Shay work with you to customize a dynamic experience for you and your team that will take your game to the next level!
Shay is the founder of UP Only High Performance Coaching. UP Only HPC was created to equip athletes and coaches with the tools and systems to take their performance and mindset to a higher level. In addition to camps and coaching clinics, Shay runs Mindset Boot Camps and Leadership Workshops for athletic teams, student leadership groups, and businesses looking to raise their confidence and increase their results.
Shay earned her master's degree in Motor Learning and Sport Psychology, which helped her look at the sport of volleyball beyond the "X's" and "O's". This approach and her nearly 20 years of coaching at all levels, has provided her with a wealth of knowledge regarding how to consistently create winning mindsets, cultures, and teams.
Shay was the head coach at NCAA I Brigham Young University from 2008-2011 and NJCAA I Salt Lake Community College from 2002-2008 where they were consistently ranked in the top 5 in the country. Finishing as runner-up National Champions in 2007.
More recently Shay worked directly with Troy Tanner (1988 Olympic Gold Medalist and Gold Medalist coach to Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor in 2008) as part of the Pepperdine Women’s Volleyball staff. In addition to working with the Lady Waves at Pepperdine, Shay was the elite coach for Crescent Beach Volleyball Club under the direction of Sinjin Smith (legendary King of the Beach) before moving to Colorado in 2017.
Shay is a Gold Medal Squared Clinician and worked directly with Carl McGown, founder of “Gold Medal Squared”. Carl coached for 30 years Internationally and earned Gold Medals, NCAA National Championships and Hall of Fame recognition. Shay counts herself fortunate to have had both Carl McGown and Chris McGown as volunteer coaches on her staff at BYU.
Shay has taken advantage of opportunities to be in the gym with many of volleyball's coaching greats from programs around the country including our own Women's US National team and loves to share what she has learned with coaches invested in the game and the athletes they serve.
Shay started coaching one-on-one with executives, coaches, professionals, entrepreneurs and individuals in 2012 and absolutely loves it. In 2016 she added Certified High Performance Coaching to her list of tools and has found it extremely rewarding and beneficial for everyone.
Shay is passionate about speaking to groups and running events to empower teams and organizations to experience paradigm shifts. There is incredible energy and power that comes from working with groups in a close setting and for Shay that never gets old.
Shay currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband, John Meurer and newborn son, Evan.