OUR COACHES

KI Yi

Club Director

Kelli

VolleyHigh

Ralph

Office Manager

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Kelli Talmage

Head Coach

Coach Kelli Talmage is excited to begin the 2021 club volleyball season. Kelli was a 4 year starter at the University of Arizona with a Final Four appearance.  She had been coaching our top teams at SVVC for 16 years leading her teams to 2 silver medals at Nationals.  Along with her success coaching our teams, she has also sent numerous players to Division 1 colleges.  Kelli is excited to bring her passion, knowledge and enthusiasm to the 18s age group this season.

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Mike Bonner

Head Coach

Coach Mike Bonner is entering his 24th year of coaching, and his second year here at Saddleback.  Coach Mike has previously coached both boys and girls at Epic Volleyball Club as well as Orange County Volleyball Club.  Some coaching highlights include qualifying several teams for Junior Nationals, winning Volleyball Festival, and winning a CIF championship at Westview High School.  Coach Mike is an avid Wing Chun practitioner and is extremely involved in the Wing Chun Against Bullying Campaign!

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Mike Bonner

Head Coach

Coach Mike Bonner is entering his 24th year of coaching, and his second year here at Saddleback.  Coach Mike has previously coached both boys and girls at Epic Volleyball Club as well as Orange County Volleyball Club.  Some coaching highlights include qualifying several teams for Junior Nationals, winning Volleyball Festival, and winning a CIF championship at Westview High School.  Coach Mike is an avid Wing Chun practitioner and is extremely involved in the Wing Chun Against Bullying Campaign!

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Kitona Jackson

Head Coach

Coach Kitona's bio coming soon...

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Monty Johns

Head Coach

This is Monty’s 29th year coaching club volleyball, 21 of the years with Saddleback.  He was also the head coach at Mission Viejo High School for 6 years, and is currently the head coach at El Toro High School.  Monty has coached all age groups, but has spent the last 11 years working with the younger kids (14s-12s). Coach Monty is excited about the upcoming season as SVVC teams are always filled with outstanding athletes with outstanding attitudes.

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Tawnie Savage

Assistant Coach

bio coming soon.

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Ralph Rivera

Head Coach

Coach Ralph has accomplished a lot in the 13 years he has been coaching.  Three years ago he coached SVVC’s 18-1 team to a National Championship title.  Prior to that he was an assistant coach on SVVC’s 14-1 and 18-1 teams helping both win silver medals at the Junior National Championships.  Coach Ralph managed the PAC-12 University of Arizona Women’s Volleyball Team where he also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  While with the University of Arizona Women’s Volleyball program, he helped run practices, took statistics during practices and matches, and compiled scouting reports.  Many of Coach Ralph’s players have gone on to play at UCLA, Pepperdine, CSU Northridge, Colorado State, University of Arizona, Ohio State, and many other Division 1 schools.  Coach Ralph’s broad experience as a player has helped him as a coach. During his four years playing for Trabuco Hills High School and club volleyball at SVVC, Coach Ralph was a middle blocker, pin hitter, and setter.  When he is not coaching volleyball, Coach Ralph is spending time with his wife Jessica and 2 kids, Ralph Jr. and Eliza..

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David Grandy

Head Coach

bio coming soon.

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Ralph Rivera

Head Coach

Coach Ralph has accomplished a lot in the 13 years he has been coaching.  Three years ago he coached SVVC’s 18-1 team to a National Championship title.  Prior to that he was an assistant coach on SVVC’s 14-1 and 18-1 teams helping both win silver medals at the Junior National Championships.  Coach Ralph managed the PAC-12 University of Arizona Women’s Volleyball Team where he also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  While with the University of Arizona Women’s Volleyball program, he helped run practices, took statistics during practices and matches, and compiled scouting reports.  Many of Coach Ralph’s players have gone on to play at UCLA, Pepperdine, CSU Northridge, Colorado State, University of Arizona, Ohio State, and many other Division 1 schools.  Coach Ralph’s broad experience as a player has helped him as a coach. During his four years playing for Trabuco Hills High School and club volleyball at SVVC, Coach Ralph was a middle blocker, pin hitter, and setter.  When he is not coaching volleyball, Coach Ralph is spending time with his wife Jessica and 2 kids, Ralph Jr. and Eliza..

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Richard Chiu

Head Coach

bio coming soon.

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Yoseph Kim

Head Coach

bio coming soon.

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Eric Olson

Head Coach

bio coming soon.

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