Curtis Gee - Club President
Curtis comes to SPVC with 28 years of high school coaching and club volleyball experience. He has dedicated his life to the developement of volleyball in the Sacramento region. He has been the head varsity coach at Ponderosa HS where he won his first section title. From there, he served as the head coach of Rio Americano HS, Oakridge HS, Loretto HS and he currently serves as the program director of El Camino High School. In 2001 Curtis received the prestigious Gary Colberg Award for his contributions to youth volleyball. In 2002 he was inducted into the Evening Optimist High School Coaching Hall of Fame. Curtis continues to serve the Sacramento volleyball community every day
Martin Soyama - Club Director & Head Coach 18's-1 Blue
Martin brings a wealth of experience to SPVC. Martin has been involved with Sacramento volleyball
since moving from San Jose in 1991. His high school resume' includes Encina HS, Rocklin HS, Loretto HS and currently he is the head coach at El Camino HS. He has won Section titles in 96', 09', 11' and 12'. In 2008 Martin was inducted into the Evening Optimist High School Coaching Hall of Fame. In 2009 and 2012 he was named Coach of the Year by the Sacramento Bee. Martin was also a Junior National qualifying coach with Carmichael Juniors. He has also coached with Nor Cal Select and SVVC.
Martin most rexently lead his 17's team to a National bid in Junior Nationals
Dave Coad - Assistant Coach 18's-1 Blue
SPVC is very lucky to have Dave on board with us. Dave brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the table. As a high school coach his resume' includes Golden Sierra, Loretto and he currently holds the position of assistant varsity coach at El Camino High School. His club career includes time with the original Sac Valley, High Voltage VBC, and Gold Cal VBC where he led his 15;'s team to a bid in Junior Nationals.
Cassie Baxter - Head Coach 17's-1 Blue
Cassie started competetive volleyball at the age of 8. She was a 4 year varsity starter at El Camino High School where she was voted as an All-League Player in 3 of those years. Cassie went on to play at American River College and then to Cal State East Bay where she majored in Kinesiology. Cassie currently teaches at Riverbank in West Sacramento and was hired this year as the Women's Head Volleball Coach at Cosumnes River College. We are excited to have Cassie in the SPVC family.
Kathy (Kat) Sullivan-Torrez - Head Coach 16's-1 Blue
Kathy (Kat) Sullivan-Torrez comes to Sac Performance with 26 years of coaching experience. She has had the opportunity to coach at the Professional, Div. 1, NAIA, Community College and High School levels. She is a former Division I setter and a USVBA All-American. She has had the opportunity to coach 4 AVCA All-Americans at the Community College level where many of her former players went on to continue their volleyball careers and education at the Div. 1, 2, 3 and NAIA levels. She is currently a professor of Kinesiolgy at American River College and JV coach at El Camino High School. Kat is also a double goal certified coch with the Positive Coaching Alliance.
Camille Gutierrez - Assistant Coach 16's-1 Blue
Camille Gutierrez comes to Sac Performance with 16 years of coaching experience. She has had the opportunity to coach at the Div. I, Community College, and currently the High School level. She is a former Division I setter and AVCA All-American and spent over 6 years coaching club and assisting at ARC in Sacramento before moving on to the Div. I level. Camille is also a graduate of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Coaching Academy and a member of Alliance of Women Coaches. She recently moved back to Sacramento and is working with her former high school program St. Francis. Camille will also serve as our consultant for college recruiting.
Leah Klemenhagen - Head Coach 15's-1 Blue
Leah Klemenhagen brings a wealth of knowledge to Sac Performance with over 10 years of coaching experience. Prior to SPVC, Leah served as a coach for NCVC for 3 years. She had the opportunity to play at the Division 1 level for Sacramento State on full scholarship as a middle blocker/opposite. Leah has played professionally overseas in Spain and continues to play on professional traveling teams. As a coach, Leah has been the Varsity assistant coach at Christian Brothers High School for 4 years and was the head Varsity coach for the boys program in 2013. Prior to CBHS, she was an assistant coach for William Jessup University's Women's Volleyball program for 2 years. Leah holds a Master's degree in School Counseling and is a school counselor at St. Francis & Sacred Heart elementary schools. Leah is also a double goal certified coach with the Positive Coaching Alliance.
Matt Torrez - Head Coach 14's - Blue
Matt started his career in the Central Valley where he coached at Fresno City College and West Hills Community College in the early 80's. From 86-90 Matt lead the Fresno State Men's Program to a ranking of #2 in the nation in 1987 and #3 in the nation in 1988. From 92-98 he served as the Men's Head Coach at American River College where he lead the Beavers to several conference titles and top 5 finishes in the state. During those same years he served as the assistant coach of the women's program. Currently Matt is coaching at Bella Vista High School School. Matt also holds a masters degree in physical education and is a Double Goal Certified Coach with the Positiive Coaching Alliance.
Molly Hanrahan - Assistant Coach 14's Blue
Molly brings a wealth of volleyball experience to SPVC. Her playing career started at the age of 12 with High Voltage VBC. After 4 t\years of volleyball at St. Francis High School Molly played volleyball for American River College. From there she attended Briar Cliff University as a 2 sport scholarship athlete in Volleyball and Basketball. As a coach Molly has spent the past 7 years as the head frosh coach and varsity assistant at St. Francis, her alma mater and this year will serve as an assistant coach at Cosumnes River College. Her club coaching experience includes time with East Volleyball Club as well as Force VBC. Molly also serves as a personal trainer and an Independent Beachbody coach.
Cathy Edwards - Assistant Coasch 14's - Blue
Cathy started her playing career in Chicago where she won a Jr. National Championship with Windy City Volleyball Club. From there Cathy went on to play at UOP on a full scholarship. She served as a graduate assistant under John Dunning and was part of the 1986 National Championship coaching staff. Cathy’s coaching career continued at the professional level where she served as the head coach for both the Chicago Breeze and Sacramento Stars of the Women's Professional League. Cathy is currently the head coach at St. Ignatius School
Mark Harrison - Head Coach 13's-1 Blue
Mark began his club coaching career in 1994 as founder and Head Coach of the River City Volleyball Club (a club made up of St. Francis HS volleyball players). In 1996, he helped current Sac State Women’s VB Head Coach Ruben Volta start High Voltage Volleyball Club where he coached and assisted all players at all age levels. Spent time as the Head Coach of the Jr. Varsity teams at both St Francis and Jesuit HS. 4 years on the coaching staff of the Sac State Men’s Volleyball Team, including one year as the Head Coach. Most recently, Mark began coaching the 5th Grade team at St. Ignatius School in 2012, and is currently certified as a “Double-Goal Coach” by the Positive Coaching Alliance (www.postivecoach.org). As a player, Mark excelled at both the indoor and outdoor (2-man) level. He earned a number of accolades while playing at Sacramento St, where he was a 3-Time All-American, and spent some time training with the USA Men’s National team in San Diego.
David Ly - Head Coach 12's Blue
David brings an incredible energy to Sac Performance. David comes to SPVC from the Bay Area where he played at Galileo High School in San Francisco. From there David moved to Sacramento where he played at Sac State for 2 years and also started his coaching career. After serving 2 years at Force VBC and one season with Sac Valley VBC David enters his second season wth the Sac Performance staff.
Tim Reilly - Head Coach 18's-Silver Area
Tim brings a wealth of coaching experience, from all levels, to SPVC. Tim has been coaching volleyball in the Sacramento Area for over 20 years, ranging from recreation programs that introduced players to the game, to playoff high school programs including Loretto, Oakmont, Elk Grove, and Casa Roble. Tim has had the opportunity to coach all ages of club volleyball with success starting with Camichael Juniors, continuing with Sac Select VBC, Nor Cal Select, and SVVC.
Eugene Felise - Head Coach 16's Silver Area
Eugene brings many years of club experience to Sac Performance. He as been a head coach at Nor Cal Select and Sac Valley VBC for the past 8 years, at both the 16's and 14's age levels.
Ron Grove - Head Coach 15's Silver
Head Coach at Roseville HS girls varsity volleyball 25 years. Won 6 league titles, 1 section title, qualified for Nor Cal playoffs 5 times. Sac Bee Coach of the year 1989. Founder, Club Director and Head Coach Roseville Volleyball Club for 25 years. Have coached levels from 12 and under to 18 and under. Coached Sac. State Mens team on year, assistant to Sac. State women's team one year. Optimist Club Hall of Fame, Coach of Optimist game 3 times.
Margaret Sotoa - Head Coach 14's Silver Area
Margaret also brings a wealth of experience and success to Sac Performance. Margaret was the head coach at St. Philomines for over 7 years. As a club coach at the 12's and 14's level for the past 11 years she has set the stage for the development of some of the areas top players. Margaret will continue to set a solid foundation for Sac Performance.