Head Coach, Position Coach Specialist
1996 Voted "Most Spirited" in high school
12 years coaching volleyball
#1 priority for developing players: build confidence!
Raimi fell in love with volleyball her freshman year at North Torrance High School in Southern California in 1996. She continued playing volleyball in junior college at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. By the end of junior college, she had been named the 2001 CCCAA State Tourney MVP, had racked up 89 blocks, and had finished with a 42-6 record. Raimi then transferred to Cal State University at Long Beach where she was coached by Brian Gimmillaro and USA Hall of Fame Setter Debbie Green-Vargas. Mitchell appeared in two NCAA Tournaments and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Speech Communications.
Raimi’s love for volleyball extended beyond being a collegiate scholar-athlete. During college she began coaching girls youth club volleyball. After coaching club and high school volleyball in southern California for eight years, Raimi was named Director of Volleyball Operations and Assistant Coach at Cal State Fullerton. The Titans went on to win the school’s first ever BigWest Conference Title, and the Titans appeared in their first NCAA Tournament.
Raimi spent six seasons with Slainte Volleyball as a head coach, and most recently led her 18s team to a 3rd place finish at Colorado Crossroads and a bid to Junior Nationals. She also coached six seasons with Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep High School, including as an assistant coach to the 2014 state championship team.
Raimi has been living in the Bay Area for the past six years and when she's not in the gym she's chasing her two young boys around the house. Raimi comes from a family of athletes and musicians. Her mother Janice was a 3-sport college athlete who played softball, basketball and volleyball. Raimi’s father is a drummer who performs internationally. Raimi's older sister Portia played basketball for USC.
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