U.S. Women's Sitting Team Coaches

Head Coach Bill Hamiter

Bill Hamiter

Bill Hamiter has served as head coach of the U.S. Women’s Sitting National Team and high performance director for the U.S. Sitting Volleyball Teams since June 2009.

He coached the WSNT to gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the program’s first Paralympic gold medal. The team also won silver medals at the 2008 and 2012 games under Hamiter’s tutelage. Additionally, he’s led the squad to ParaVolley World Championships in both 2010 and 2014 and a silver medal at the 2018 World Championships.

As the program director, Hamiter manages USA Volleyball’s Paralympic program. Among his duties are player recruitment and coaching development as well as setting up competitive opportunities for the teams. Under his direction, the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team won the gold medal at the 2003 Parapan American Games and a berth at the 2004 Paralympics. The team took silver at the 2007 Parapan Am Games.

Hamiter also coached the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team from 2001 to 2010 and again in 2013.

In addition to his National Team experience, Hamiter has also coached at the club, high school, and collegiate levels. From 1998 to 2005, he was an assistant coach at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma, where the U.S. Sitting Volleyball program is based. He helped lead the Broncos to three division titles and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2002. He also started his coaching career in college by leading Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, Oklahoma) from 1986 to 1981. The Crimson Storm earned five district titles, two regional titles, and two national tournament appearances under Hamiter’s command.

From 2006 to 2008, Hamiter coached at Heritage Hall High School, leading the team to three state championships and earning Oklahoma Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2008. He also founded Oklahoma Wind Volleyball Club and Oklahoma Peak Performance, serving as club director for the latter as well.

Hamiter graduated from Southern Nazarene with a degree in religion/philosophy, and he earned a master’s degree from the same school in education – kinesiology. He has two children – son Avery and daughter Olivia – and a grandchild named Alayna.

Assistant Coach Michelle Goodall

Michelle Goodall

Michelle Goodall was hired as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Sitting Team in January 2019.

She isn’t a stranger to the team, however, as she has been the program’s team leader since March 2016. Her tenure included the 2016 Paralympic Games where the team won its first-ever Paralympic gold medal. As team leader, she was the dedicated liaison between staff and athletes, handled reservations, scheduled social events, managed inter-team communications, was team representative to all international event technical meetings, and arraigned media interviews and autographs, among other duties.

Goodall has also coached volleyball for over 20 years. She led the girls team at John F. Kennedy High School (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), the largest class 5A program in the state. Under her tutelage, the Cougars amassed a 477-273-9 record and six state tournament appearances, including three semifinal berths during the span of 2008 to 2011.

Concurrently, Goodall served as director of membership development for the Iowa Region from March 2007 to January 2018. She was the region’s beach programming director, beach high performance coordinator, social media coordinator, outreach programing director, education director and SafeSport lead.

Goodall is a USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) Level III coach. She also is a CAP cadre and Master IMPACT CAP instructor. She has held other leadership roles within USA Volleyball including its Paralympic Commission, Sport Development Commission, SafeSport Committee, Education Committee and Administrative Council. Goodall has also served terms as chair of both the USA Volleyball Beach Assembly Administrative Council and the USA Volleyball Beach Assembly Member Organization.