Volleyball Coaching Staff

Jocelyn Lawrence – Head Coach


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Lawrence eyeing the scoreboard in a decisive set. photo by Rick May.
Jocelyn Lawrence

Jocelyn Lawrence recently completed her tenth season at the helm of Bellevue College volleyball after taking over the program in 2014. Jocelyn was an assistant for the Bulldogs the previous three seasons (2011-2013).

Lawrence has taken the Bulldogs to new heights with consistent rankings and finishes in the top five the last three seasons. She has led Bellevue to the last four consecutive region titles as well.

Player development-wise, Lawrence has landed AVCA All-Americans for three years in a row, with Tommi Gallucci, Marin Mackey, Ariana Bilby, all receiving honors from 2023 to 2021 respectively.

This past fall in 2023, Lawrence led Bellevue to the North Region title with an 11-1 record (28-6 overall). At the NWAC Championships, Lawrence led the squad to a fifth place finish overall.

Jocelyn Lawrence
2023 Coach of the Year Lawrence with sophomores Tommi Gallucci and Peytin Thompson. Photo by Rick May
Jocelyn Lawrence coaching
Lawrence directing her squad. photo by Rick May

Lawrence had a memorable season in 2017 as the squad rallied in the loser’s bracket to make it all the way to the championship game, finishing runner-up in one of Bellevue’s all-time best finishes at the NWAC Championships. In 2016, the Bulldogs finished seventh at the NWAC Championship tournament, compiling a 36-10 overall mark, one of the best all-time season records for BC.

The Bulldogs also finished seventh at the NWAC Championship tournament in 2015 after finishing second in the Northern Region record with a 9-3 mark and 23-16 overall record.

Jocelyn was born and raised in Kansas where she competed at Hesston College in Hesston, Kan. and was named NJCAA National Player of the Week and a 2007 NJCAA Division II Volleyball All-American.

Angela D’Amelio – Assistant Coach

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Angela D'Amelio

Angela is entering her fifteenth season as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs. D’Amelio has been alongside Lawrence during the entire duration, making the two one of the most consistent coaching forces in the NWAC. In the off season she has coached for Villa Academy in Seattle.

Angela grew up in Kirkland attending Juanita High School and moved on to play in the NWAC at Edmonds Community College from 2007-09, making two NWAC Championship tournament appearances with a third-place finish in ’08. Angela was voted captain of her team in ’09 and voted Second Team All-Northern Region and to the sophomore All-Star team.

Angela currently resides in Lynnwood with her daughter Mia and is also the program coordinator for the Athletics department at Bellevue



Last Updated December 27, 2023