Girls Power League Team Coaches

Bryan Shires

18 Red Head Coach

 

9 Years Coaching

JO’s Open Bronze Medal 2013(5th place in 2014)

Earned open bid with every Boy’s team

NCAA D III National Player of the Year in 2008 playing at UC Santa Cruz(3 Time All- American)

Big Chargers Fan

Nicole Shires

18 Red Assistant Coach

 

9 Years CoachingJO’s Open Bronze Medal 2013 (5th place in 2014)

2 Year Starter at UC Santa Cruz

Coached Women's & Men's Volleyball at Archbishop Mitty

4 Years on Varsity & won 2 State titles at Archbishop Mitty

5 Years Playing Club in Open Division I

Melt anytime I see a dog,

I have a very high pitch voice when I yell, and I love food.

Tyler Hinz

18 Red Assistant Coach

 

11 Years coaching

Current Bellarmine College Prep Varsity coach

Former Homestead HS Boy's Varsity

JO Open Bronze Medals in 2004 and 2012

Won two national championships at Cal Baptist University.

Played two years at UC Santa Cruz, DIII Player of the week in January of 2007.

Jason Dupler

18 Black Head Coach

 

25 years coaching experience
2015 Gavilan College assistant coach
1995-2014 West Valley College Women’s Head Volleyball Coach
2015 West Valley College Women’s Sand Volleyball Head Coach
2007 SJSU Women Volleyball Recruiting Coordinator
2006 Stanford University Women Volleyball Assistant Coach
Pac-Ten Champions, Finished Second Nationally D1
Qualified  for JO’s 12 times
Coached for Vision 1996-2007, City Beach 2011-13, Aloha 2013-15
Loves Giants baseball and golfing.

 

Mike Rubin

MVVC Co- Director & Girls Club Director

17 Red Head Coach

 

13 years coaching in Northern California

Current Saint Francis Girls Varsity Coach

San Jose Mercury Coach of the Year 3 times

Coached over 40 NCAA collegiate players

4 Year Starter at UC Santa Cruz andhas had his AAA on the beach for last 7 years

Really Enjoy’s Scuba Diving

Angela Alftin

 

2 years coaching club and high school volleyball in Sacramento

2014 CCVC Women’s All-State Team

Played at Woodside High School and Sacramento State

Three-time All-PAL team selection 2007-2009

Third player in Woodside High history to play on varsity as a freshman

1st year with MVVC

 

 

Evan Pasion

16 Red Head Coach

 

7 years coaching

Saint Francis Girls Varsity and Boys JV

Bronze Medal in Boys 17's Open in 2011

Played at Princeton University

Favorite animal is a hedgehog

Jordan Bird

16 Red Assistant Coach

 

- 4 Year Starter at Puget Sound

- 2012 DIII Elite 8 Participant

- Coached 16’s at Seattle Junior’s in Washington 

-Qualified a team to GJNC in 2016

Russell Hill

16 Black Head Coach 

 

5 years coaching club volleyball

Coaching at Homestead for 4 years

Currently coaching Boys vollyeball at Bellarmine

Played at Homestead & San Jose State

2014 bronze medal at boys national qualifer

Played in 5 different sports in high school

Coaching for 10+years in numerous sports from the YMCA to PE instructor & club volleyball

Nationally certified personal fitness instructor (NETSA)

Chris Crader

15 Red Head Coach

 

25 years coaching

Carlmont HS varsity coach

Six CCS championships

Four JO medals in 15 trips, including Bronze in 15-Open (2011), and three power league titles

First MVVC girls coach to win a JO qualifier

Coached well over 100 girls who have played in college, including eight All-Americans, one NCAA Player of the Year, and one Olympic medalist

Grew up less than eight miles from our gym

Dave Winn

15 Red Coach

 

12 years club, 14 years high school

Head Girls Varsity coach at Mountain View HS

4 Junior Olympic medals, Back to Back California D1 State Titles

at Palo Alto HS (2010 and 2011)

4 years collegiate wrestler (Stanford)

Video game junkie

Addicted to playing bad golf

 

Lauren Kelley

14 Red Head Coach

 

8 years coaching
University of Nevada, Reno
9th all time career aces and in 2008 lead Western Athletic Conference in aces
I take Christmas cookie decorating to the extreme

Liz Franco

13 Red Co-Head Coach

Graduate of Saint Francis HS '93;

Middle Blocker for SFHS

Graduate of University Nevada Reno '97;

Middle Blocker for UNR

 

Teacher at Saint Francis HS 1998-Present

Coached Girls VB Saint Francis HS 1998-2004

Coached Boys VB Saint Francis HS 1998-2002

Coached City Beach 12-1 Power Team 1999

(5th place finish at Junior Nationals)

Coached City Beach 14-1 Power Team 2000 (Bronze Medal at Junior Nationals)

Coached Mountain View Volleyball Club 12 Premiere 2014-Present

 

Lynn McHenry

13 Red Co-Head Coach

2nd year at MVVC, Over 15 years of coaching experience at the club, high school, and junior college levels. As a player, helped St. Francis win three consecutive CCS and NorCal championships. Junior Olympic Open Bronze Medalist. Setter and team captain at UC Berkeley.

Some have said that she has the memory of an elephant, but that doesn’t seem to help her find her keys or phone. Loves to binge-watch Netflix while eating massive amounts of chocolate.

Colleen Carey

12 Red Head Coach

 

10 years coaching Cupertino High School

JV head coach & science teacher

Qualified 3/3 club teams that had Nationals as their goal.

Payes 13 Black finished 5th in 13 American in 2010. 

Played volleyball at Palo Alto HS, many local clubs, & University of Delaware (1 year on the D1 team and 1.5 years on the club team)Started coaching club while at University of Delaware. Graduated college with a degree in Medical Technology

Loves nerdy jokes!

Gianna Pasquale

 

Played club 11 years, Yahoo, City Beach, Vision

Played at West Valley College 2 years

All Conference 2013

Coached 3 years at City beach

Zack Mattson

 

3 years coaching experience MVVC
1 year freshman girls public school
4 years club high school
2012 St Francis champion
Won bronze medal junior year at JO's
Studying child develoment at West Valley

Alex Mercer

 

Maryland state semifinalist 2004, 2006

Maryland Finalist 2005

Played at Stevenson, First Team

All-Conference and team MVP 2010

All-Army 2012

5 seasons coaching club in Florida

GA5 Volleyball GA

Ocala Power United, Ocala FL

 

 

Jake Landel

4 year varsity starter at St. John Bosco in Bellflower, CA. 1st team All-League two of those years.

4 year student-athlete at UCSC.

The team went to NCAAs twice (2013 and 2015) & he was team captain 2014 & 2015
1st team All-American Outside Hitter in 2015.

He currently has his AAA-rating in the CBVA.

5 years coaching club experience

He has been the Girls Volleyball JV coach at Santa Cruz HS and SLV HS.

Coached and co-directed UCSC camp the past two summers.

1st year with MVVC 

 

Ashley Tennant

 

Bronze Medal at 2014 SCVA Girl's Qualifier with Goldenwest Volleyball Club. 
6th year coaching club, 6 years coaching beach, 1 year coaching college at Salve Regina University (NCAA DIII) and Concordia University, Irvine (NAIA),
Played at University of Rhode Island.
Ranked 14th in school history with 856 digs.
Ranked 17th in school history with 106 matches
AA-rating in 2012 & 2013, currently has an A-rating for 2014.
 

Nicole Gragnola

Played 4 years at Sonoma State

Played club at Vision and City Beach. 

Named to the All-San Jose Mercury News First Team my senior year as an Outside Hitter for Saratoga High School. 

Was a member of the CCAA All-Academic Team all 4 years.

Earned Academic All-American honors  junior and senior HS seasons. 

Libero on the NCVA Dream Team during the 2015 season

Coached 3 years at Empire Volleyball Club

2014 Assist coach for Sonoma State

Caitlin Dinneen

 

 

Playing volleyball since 8th grade, including playing for St. Francis HS

Played 2 years at Foothill College from 2009-2011, 2-time Coast Conf. Champions. 

Played 1 year, Chaminade Univ. of Honolulu

Love to play in recreational sports leagues and all forms of outdoor recreation (hiking/camping/kayaking/etc.)

 

Courtney Vaccarello

 

Played volleyball at Univ. of Oregon and 

San Diego State University

2012 Mountain West Conference Champions

NCAA Tournament appearance

NAU Tournament All-American

Scholar Athlete every college semester

Coached at East County Volleyball Academy in San Diego

Lived in Spain for a year teaching English

Elizabeth Pearce

 

Started playing in the 5th grade

From San Jose,

4 year varsity player at Gunderson HS

Currently play at West Valley College as a middle blocker 

First year at MVVC

Girls Premier Area Team Coaches

Steve Chiou

16 White Head Coach

 

7 years coaching

4th year at MVVC

Current Saratoga High varsity assistant coach

Enjoys following former players winning CCS & JO medals

Nothing trumps a 49er game except for volleyball practice

Amber Zimmerman

16 White Assistant Coach

 

4 Years of Coaching
Going into my 3rd year at MVVC

Played 4 years at James Logan HS

2 years at Foothill College

Studying to get my Bachelors in Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound)

I love watching/going to Warriors & Giants games.

My favorite animal is a sea turtle

Kate Milligan

15 White Head Coach

 

From Chico, played for Club Chico for 6 years.

4 year varsity player at Oroville HS

Played volleyball and softball at Butte College and Menlo College

Coached 12’s and 14’s at Club Chico

Coached Thunder and North State volleyball camps for 5 years.

 

 

Rachel Sagapolu

15 Gray Head Coach

 

9 years coaching

Tennyson HS Girl's Varsity Volleyball Head Coach

Sonoma State Volleyball

(Achievements):Bronze Medal J.O. 16

4 year scholarship athlete

Academic All American

Beyonce

Simone Sagapolu

15 Gray Head Coach

 

9 years coaching

Tennyson HS Girl's Varsity Volleyball Head Coach

Sonoma State Volleyball

(Achievements):Bronze Medal J.O. 16

4 year scholarship athlete

Academic All American

Beyonce

Danny Angelo

14 White Head Coach

 

2 years coaching

2010 D2 National Champion at Sonoma State

Avid Sharks fan

Becca Sacman

14 White Assistant Coach

 

2 years Coaching MVVC

2 Years as JV and Varsity Assistant Coach at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, 2009 & 2010 

Played Club Volleyball at Sonoma State University, 2011 and 2012

Honorable Mention at Girl's Nationals, 2012

Currently in my last year of Nursing School at San Francisco State! 

Nichole Rubin

14 Gray Head Coach

 

Won a gold, silver, and bronze medal

at Junior Nationals open division

Played at Santa Clara University,

2005 Final Four appearance

Coached at MVVC since 2010

Avid SCUBA diver and skier

Nicole Fontana

14 Gray Assistant Coach

 

8 years of coaching

2014 Junior Nationals, Silver Medal, 14-Club

Current Westmont HS Boys Varsity, Asst. Coach

Coached Women's & Men's Volleyball at The King’s Academy

Played volleyball at Sonoma State University

NFHS Impact certified

 

Silvina Kishinevsky

13 White Head Coach

 

10 years of coaching

2 years at MVVC

Current Cupertino Middle School Girls 8th grade

I love practicing yoga

Annika Janson

13 White Assistant Coach

 

Second season at MVVC

Played club in Sweden

Adrianna Ivanko

12 Gray Head Coach

 

Brooke Burgos

12 Gray Assistant Coach

 

Played club 7 years,

Jumpstart, Pointbreak/Aloha and Mountain View

4 year Varsity Player at Saint Lawrence Academy

2nd year at West Valley College (still in season)

1 year of Sand Volleyball at West Valley

Coached Middle school & High School for 2 yrs.

 

Lauren Kelley

11 White Head Coach

 

8 years coaching
University of Nevada, Reno
9th all time career aces and in 2008 lead Western Athletic Conference in aces
I take Christmas cookie decorating to the extreme

April Maguire

11 White Assistant Coach

 

Graduate of University of Nevada - Reno, '01

Middle Blocker for UNR

Coached Varsity Girls VB at Bishop Manogue HS 2001-2003

Coached Sierra Nevada VB Club 2000-2004

Spent the last 11 years being a wife and a mommy, but I'm pumped to be back in the game and coaching my daughter!

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