Iris Miranda is USAV CAP1, CAP 2 and IMPACT certified and has over 17 years of volleyball experience both as a player and as a coach. Coach Iris joined EXCEL in 2014.
Iris’ volleyball career started in her home town of El Paso where she earned distinction as one of the top Outside Hitters in the city. She also played club volleyball at the University of Texas – Dallas in the Southern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. Iris continues to play at a high level, currently playing in local adult leagues and tournaments.
Iris was also an accomplished soccer player, having played collegiately at Richland College. Iris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Learning and Development, which she believes has helped her develop stronger athletes, both physically and mentally. Iris is a proud mother of 2 boys! Ace and Dax !
In 2022, Coach Iris’s 13 white team finished 2nd at NTR regionals!!! Losing a close 3rd set in the championship game!! She obtained a bid to Nationals in the National Division!!! The 2nd highest division for nationals!!! This is a great accomplishment for a second team! Coach Iris’s expectations, hard work and dedicated team brought her to this point! She is extremely proud of her hard working team who was in the gym 3-4 times a week, working in development, skills and teamwork! She can’t wait to get back in the gym and train them! Her standards are high for her team playing in the National level!
In 2021, Coach Iris’s 14 white team finished 7th at NTR regionals. Missing the bid after losing to 2 NTR top teams. They did earn a bid to Nationals in the American division! They wen’t on to finish 7-2 at GJNC! Her 14s fought very hard this season. This team according to Iris is one of hardest working team she has ever coached!
In 2020, Coach Iris’s 13 blue team season was cut short due to COVID-19 Her third team finished 42 in the region.
In 2019, Coach Iris’s 12’s finished 4 at regionals and 8th in the NTR rankings. They earned an American bid and finished with 7-2 record at Nationals!
In 2018, Coach Iris’s 12’s finished top 5 at both Lonestar and Big South National Qualifiers in the National division.
Her 12s won the coveted gold ball Northern Lights National Qualifier in Minneapolis, not dropping a single set! This Championship win earned them the gold ticket to nationals in Detroit in June. Finishing the season ranked 6th in NTR’s competitive ranking.
In 2017, Coach Iris finished 6th in both Big South and Northern lights qualifiers playing in highest division for her young 12u team. Her 12u team fought at regionals and finished 5th, missing the bid by 1 spot.
In 2016, Coach Iris led her team to win Regionals and qualify for USAV Nationals, finishing 9th in the National division. Finished with a 9-1 record at the USAV National Championship tournament.
In 2015, her 11U team earn the sought after gold ball finishing first at Lone Star. The team went on to also win Regionals and finished in the top 8th at the USAV National Championship.