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 is in his 16th  year at Saddleback and also has been a girls volleyball coach at Trabuco Hills High School for the last 4 seasons.  At Saddleback he has helped guide teams to numerous championships and runner ups at the national level.  At Trabuco Hills he has helped guide the program to the CIF finals, and a league title.  In the past he managed the PAC-12 Univeristy of Arizona Women's Volleyball team where he also earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  When he is not coaching volleyball, he 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 is in his 16th  year at Saddleback and also has been a girls volleyball coach at Trabuco Hills High School for the last 4 seasons.  At Saddleback he has helped guide teams to numerous championships and runner ups at the national level.  At Trabuco Hills he has helped guide the program to the CIF finals, and a league title.  In the past he managed the PAC-12 Univeristy of Arizona Women's Volleyball team where he also earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  When he is not coaching volleyball, he is spending time with his wife Jessica and 2 kids, Ralph Jr. and Eliza.

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Richard Chiu

Richard Chiu has been coaching volleyball for 19 years. In his early coaching career he coached at University High School for 6 years. After graduating college he coached club volleyball at UCI for 3 years. In 2013, Richard was heavily involved with OC Heat Volleyball. He has experience coaching 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, and 16U. Richard also has experience is running clinics at DIme Volleyball, Volleyhigh at Saddleback, Spikers, and AAA. In his off days he enjoys spending time with his family, going to Disneyland and Legoland with his two sons. This is Richard's first year at Saddleback and he's excited for the season to start.

Head Coach

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Yoseph Kim

Head Coach

bio coming soon.

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Eric Olson

Head Coach

I am excited to coach the Saddleback Volleyball Club 12’s.  I look forward to sharing my love for the game of volleyball with the girls. It is always fun to witness individual player and team development throughout the season. Volleyball has been my passion area of study for 35 years. In my past playing and coaching experiences, I have witnessed the positive impact that volleyball and sport participation can have on the mental, emotional , physical development, and maturation of our youth. I am excited to watch our girls grow in the game and learn how to support one another as they work together as a team.

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