I grew up here in Santa Cruz where I began playing volleyball in 6th grade at New Brighton Middle School. I played four years varsity volleyball at Soquel High, where we won the SCCAL league title in 1999, and I received Junior the year. I competed in CCS three out of my four years and was first team all-league my senior year in 2000.
I played junior college volleyball in 2001 at Golden West in Huntington Beach where I received first team all-league honors as a middle and opposite.
In 2001 I coached the boys club for Surf City Boys Volleyball in Huntington Beach and in 2002 I coached for Southbay Boys Volleyball Club in San Jose.
In 2003 I coached the girls and boys volleyball teams at new Brighton Middle School. In 2004 I continued on to coach
In 2004 I continued to coach at Soquel High. I ran the boys and girls program for five years at Soquel High.
I coached for Main Beach Girls Volleyball Club from 2004-2008. My first year as the 17’s assistant and the next four as a head coach for 15’s and 13’s.
I then went on to coach and teach middle school and elementary aged children at Mount Madonna School from 2007-2016. I coached middle school JV and assisted girls and boys varsity volleyball where we won multiple league titles and competed in two CCS finals. In 2015 I moved on to coach the boys varsity team to a league title and in 2016 to a second-place finish. Finally, I served as the Athletic Coordinator at Mount Madonna for 1 year. Throughout my tenure at Mount Madonna School I also taught elementary PE to grades 1-5 from 2012-2016, was co-head teacher in the preschool kindergarten for 3 years, co-taught the 5th grade for 4 years and ran middle school PE/outdoor education.
In 2015 I moved on to coach the boy’s varsity team to a league title and in 2016 to a second-place finish. Finally, I served as the Athletic Coordinator at Mount Madonna for one year. Throughout my tenure at Mount Madonna School, I also taught elementary PE to grades 1-5 from 2012-2016, was a co-head teacher in the preschool-kindergarten for three years, co-taught the 5th grade for four years and ran middle school PE/outdoor education.
Over the years I’ve competed at high level amateur beach volleyball and continue to enjoy playing and coaching to this day.