Curtis Gee - Club President
Curtis comes to SPVC with 30 years of high school coaching and club volleyball experience. He has dedicated his life to the development 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 and is well respected by all.
Martin Soyama - Club Director and ADIDAS Coach
Martin brings a wealth of experience to SPVC and has been involved in the greater Sacramento volleyball community since moving from San Jose, CA in 1991. He's successfully coached at a number of high schools (Encina, Rocklin, Loretto, and El Camino) and his teams have won Section titles in in 1996, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014. In 2008, Martin was inducted into the Evening Optimist High School Coaching Hall of Fame and in 2009 and 2012 was named Coach of the Year by the Sacramento Bee. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) recently announced Martin as the women's volleyball Section nominee for the NFHS California State Coach of the Year award for the 2019-20 school year. In club volleyball Martin's led multiple teams to Junior National/National bids and in 2015 was named California Coach's Association Volleyball Coach of the Year.
David brings an unparalleled passion and talent for volleyball to SPVC. He started playing his senior year at Galileo High School and earned 2nd team all league honors as an outside hitter. He continued his playing career at CSU Sacramento as Libero and helped the team get to a top 20 national ranking and 3rd place finish in the NCCVL. David continues leading successful teams at SPVC and has established a great reputation for the club with his enthusiasm, big hops, bigger smile, and winning teams. We continue to hear each year how much his players appreciate his coaching.
With over 25 years of coaching and playing experience, Kalani has the knowledge, proven coaching technique and commitment to work with players to ensure the proper implementation and development of athletes. He's coached a number of club teams to Nationals and led multiple teams to section championships in high school. His volleyball coaching philosophy is based around John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, creating good athletes and developing great people, which has helped hundreds of student-athletes develop volleyball and life skills. He takes pride in watching players grow their love and passion for the game. Many continue to play in college, and several have begun coaching their own teams.
Mark began his coaching career in the 90’s as co-founder and coach River City Volleyball Club (94') and High Voltage Volleyball Club (96'). Mark's additional coaching experience includes stints with Sacramento State (Men’s Team), St Francis and Jesuit High Schools, and most recently Mark has coached with SPVC since 2013. His duties at SPVC also include Director of SPVC’s Beach Volleyball Program. As a player, Mark was a 3-Time All-American at Sacramento State.
Tim has been coaching volleyball for 30+ years. He has coached all ages and skill levels building a winning mentality with every team and volleyball program he has been involved with. He will be honest with a player about their ability and push a player outside their volleyball comfort zone in a safe and positive manner to help a player reach her maximum ability.
Paul Giacomotto - Website
Paul's 10+ year coaching career began in 2008 with the El Camino High School volleyball program and learned from award winning coaches Martin Soyama, Dave Coad, and Kat Sullivan-Torrez. The program has been Section champions, made the Section playoffs numerous times, been Section champions, and made deep runs in State playoffs. Paul began coaching with SPVC in 2014 after his daughter, Gianna (L/DS), joined the SPVC family. Paul continues to share his philosophy to "build or reinforce confidence and skills in players, so they can perform beyond their own expectations in challenging situations".