Coach Bain comes to Northwest U. from King’s High School in Seattle where he compiled a 117-10 regular season record, a post season record of 60-14, and won 1A state championships in 2008 and 2009. He has guided King’s to nine consecutive appearances in the WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Athletic association) state tournament and has finished fourth or higher in eight of the appearances.
King’s has also won nine straight conference championships during Bain’s tenure along with six regional championships. Nationally, his teams have been ranked in the top four in the country from 2007 to 2011 by the National Christian School Athletic Association (NCSAA). King’s was also the recipient of the1A WIAA Academic State Championship Award in 2010 and 2011. Bain has been named coach of the year four times, the WIAA AP Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2009, the Seattle Times “Star Times” Coach of the Year award in 2009 and the National Coach of the Year award by the NCSAA in 2008.
During his tenure at King’s, Bain’s players have earned many individual honors including five Washington State MVP awards, five NCSAA All-American awards, and numerous first team all-conference and first team all-state accolades.
Bain is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, earned his PhD in Veterinary Science from Washington State University and is currently a research associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Washington.
“Coach Bain brings in a tremendous passion for coaching the sport of volleyball,” McIntosh said. “I was extremely impressed with Bain’s coaching philosophy and commitment to the student-athlete experience and look forward to the comprehensive development of NU volleyball as a respectable and competitive NAIA program under his leadership.”