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Sherry Clouet

Local Director

Sherry has a wide range of experience coaching volleyball. Sherry has spent time coaching college volleyball at Florida International University and Florida State University. While coaching collegiately, Sherry was also a Nike High Performance Instructor, Recruiting Coordinator, ran academic oversight, and was the Offensive Coordinator.

As a collegiate player at Syracuse University and Florida State University, Sherry was three years All-Big East, one year All-ACC, GTE Academic All-American, Regional All-American, team captain and an NCAA Tournament Participant.

Sherry is married to her husband Jason, and has two sons Kody and Kasey. Sherry is originally from Miami Lakes, Florida.

Sola Martin

Coach

Sola began her love for volleyball at a very young age while playing it with her family in the backyard of her childhood home. She again found a passion for it her freshman year of high school at Rancho Buena Vista. After playing four years of high school and club volleyball she was offered a scholarship to Pt. Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA.

For 4 years she was the starting setter at Pt. Loma where she led her team 3 times to a 3rd place semi-final finish in the NAIA National tournament. At Pt. Loma she received many accolades including becoming a 3 time All American, GSAC Player of the Year, 3 time MVP and many others.

Sola began coaching the 13’s team at North County VBC when she was 18 and continued coaching different 13,14 and 15’s team for North County VBC and SoCal VBC for the next 10 years. At SoCal she also assisted the 17’s team as a setters coach.

Sola is now married with 4 amazing children. Now that her children are approaching the age she was when her passion for volleyball began she is excited and thankful for the opportunity to get back into the Volleyball arena. She is most looking forward to working with young players and passing on the fundamentals of a strong passionate player.

Iona Lofrano

Coach

Iona grew up in a small town just outside of Sacramento (Meadow Vista). She was very active as a child playing volleyball, soccer, basketball, and running track and cross country. In high school, she was named MVP of her high school season her Senior year. She got a scholarship to play volleyball at the NCAA Division II California State University, Los Angeles for the Golden Eagles.

In her Sophomore season, Iona received many awards including National Volleyball Player of the Week by AVCA. She finished the season earning All Conference awards as well as recognized as an All-American Honorable Mention. The remaining two years were also successful becoming the schools first ever three-time All-American and only the second player in the history of the school to be honored with an Academic All-American award.

Following her Senior season, she played a fifth year at CSULA in the inaugural year of the Beach Volleyball team, also Graduate Assisting the indoor program while taking Master courses in Exercise Science.

She began her coaching career during her Sophomore year at Nike Elite West in Culver City. She helped coach 4 teams through her time there.

After moving to San Diego, Iona started coaching at SoCal Volleyball Club. She was given the opportunity to take over 2 teams the first year, then followed coaching another 3 teams. She was also the Assistant Coach for Mira Costa College for their indoor and beach seasons.

Iona believes that she can not only make an impact on the players in volleyball, but help them understand skills for the rest of their lives. She focuses on increasing technical skills and understanding for each element in the game.

Bridgette Salas

Beach Director

Bridgette is an 18-year coaching veteran! She has spent time coaching indoor and sand programs at the Varsity high school level, while also spending 9 years as the director of Showcase Volleyball Club. Her strengths include defense, serve-receive, and hitting to name a few. She believes that volleyball is all about a good attitude and maximum effort. When coaching, she provides continuous feedback while also instilling a love for the game to each of her players.

Eric Sato

Coach

Known as the best defensive specialist in the world in the late 80’s and early 90’s while playing for the USA NAtional Team, Eric Sato is a two-time Olympic medalist (Gold ’88, Bronze ’92), and also owns gold medals from the 1986 World Championships and the 1987 Pan-Am Games, and bronze medals from the 1991 World Cup and the 1994 World Championships. Sato was also a member of two USA Volleyball Open national Championship teams, and was also named Defensive Player of the Year on the 4-man pro beach tour in 1997.

In his ten seasons at the helm of Francis Parker High School’s Varsity Girls Volleyball team, Sato guided his squads to the 2004 and 2005 CIF Division IV state championships and four CIF-San Diego Section D-IV titles (’02, ’04, ’05, 06), while making six straight CIF Finals appearances. His teams have also captured seven consecutive Coastal League South championships. He was named San Diego County and California State Coach of the Year for the 2004 girls’ season, and repeated as SD County Coach of the Year in 2005. The CIF San Diego Section named Sato 2005-2006 CIFSDS Coach of the Year.

Sato’s first boys’ team as head coach captured CIF D-IV and Western League championships in 2006, and as an assistant coach he also contributed to the previous six consecutive CIF & Western League titles earned by Parker boys’ volleyball teams since 2000. He also led the Parker boys’ JV squad to an undefeated season in his first season with the Lancers.

The head women’s coach at Grossmont College from 1998-2000, Sato led the Griffins to Pacific Coast Conference championships in 1999 and 2000, earning conference Coach of the Year honors both seasons. In 2003, he was honored by USA Volleyball as one of the members of USAV’s 75th Anniversary All-Era (1978-2002) Team. In 2011, Sato was selected as Volleyball Monthly top 35 all time greats. In 2016, Sato was selected USAV’s All-time great male player award. He is also a sought after coach for camps and private lessons.

Natalie Jones

Head Coach

Coach Natalie Jones is a former division 1 middle blocker at the University of Montana. Following graduation, she played overseas in Thailand with “Athletes in Action”.
She has coached volleyball for over 9 years beginning at Montana Volleyball Academy, where she coached numerous athletes who are now  Division 1 athletes.
She was  the head coach at Loyola High School and then assistant volleyball coach at Bryan College where she received Assistant Coach of the Year. Coach Jones not only has a huge passion for volleyball but loves building relationships with her athletes as a mentor and a friend.

Dave Goss

Coach

Dave started a life-long journey of playing volleyball in the early 90’s and has grown into a passion for coaching. After playing three years of club volleyball, Dave played collegiately at Foothill College as a setter for three years (1993-1996) and earning back to back All Coast Conference MVP and 1st Team All Conference awards. He later transferred to San Jose State University and graduated with a degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Science. After graduation, Dave went onto to play competitive beach and grass volleyball and earned his AA rating.

Dave started coaching at SoCal in 2012- first as a volunteer coach with his daughter (Maile Goss) 13’s team, then as an official coach in 2017. He comes with a setting and defensive mindset and enjoys working with athletes to gain a better awareness and vision on the court. He has a firm belief in core fundamentals, a passion for teamwork, and an unwavering focus on short- and long-term goals.

Dave is married to his wife Malia of 21 years and lives in San Marcos. He has two children: their daughter, Maile who currently plays volleyball at The University of Hawaii-Hilo, and their son, Kainoa enjoys playing beach volleyball.

Alexa Lambert

Coach

Alexa was born in San Diego where she started playing volleyball at a young age. She played varsity all four years
and played club for Epic and East County Volleyball Association. She received a full athletic and academic scholarship to San Diego Christian College where she went on to play 4 years as a scholar athlete and serve as a captain, as well as on the student advisory committee. Not long after, she pursued opportunities overseas in Thailand, Ireland, and Scotland through Athletes in Action where she competed against National and collegiate teams from all over Asia and Europe. This opportunity allowed for high level competition as well as coaching clinics and camps all across the world.

Alexa started coaching as soon as she graduated high school and has coached a number of teams at different levels and ages. Right after high school she stepped into a coaching role at ECVBA to coach indoor and beach for the next 7 years. She focuses on assisting young athletes excel as volleyball players, as well as creating a safe and fun environment. Mental health, nutrition, and character are important aspects of an athlete that Alexa incorporates into all aspects of coaching. After college, she pursued a Master’s in Athletic Training and worked for several volleyball teams and tournaments providing sports medicine coverage. Injury prevention, rehabilitation, and emergency care specific to volleyball players as her area of expertise. She currently resides in Carlsbad and works as an athletic trainer at the University of Saint Katherine.

Danielle Coutin

Danielle has played volleyball for a total of 12 years. She played 6 season of club at ECVBA and 1 season for the Cal State San Marcos women’s club team. Danielle was a four year high school player with 2 years as a starter and Varsity floor captain at Patrick Henry High School. She has been coaching for over a year now and currently attends Cal State San Marcos where she is pursuing a double major in media communication and marketing. Danielle has coached beginners and intermediate players from the ages of 10-14. She has such a strong passion for coaching and is excited to be apart of the SoCal Family.

Josh Duarte