OUR COACHES

KI Yi

Club Director

Kelli

VolleyHigh

Ralph

Office Manager

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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18-1        Kelli Talmage

17-1        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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17-1        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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16-1        Mike Bonner

Head Coach

Coach Kitona's bio coming soon...

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16-2        Kitona Jackson

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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15-1         Monty Johns

15-1          Tawnie Savage

15-1          Tawnie Savage

Assistant Coach

Coach Tawnie Savage has been coaching volleyball for 7 years and this is her fourth year at Saddleback.  She has coached ages 12-18 and will be assisting our 15-1's team this season.  She is so happy to be able to coach this year as she had to take last season off to focus on work.  Coaching brings her so much joy and she loves being a positive influence and role model for her athletes.

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15-1         Tawnie Savage

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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15 - 2       Ralph Rivera

Head Coach

Coach Grandy is entering his 3rd year coaching at SVVC this year and has coached for 8 seasons at OCVC.  He has coached at Trabuco Hills High School, Saddleback Valley Christian School for both boys and girls. He has also coached at Irvine Valley College where they won the state title! Coach Grandy is excited to work with both the 15’s and 16’s teams this season!

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15-3        David Grandy

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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15-4        Richard Chiu

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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14-1         Ralph Rivera

Asst. Coach

Coach Yoseph started playing volleyball in high school and fell in live with the sport immediately. He has since played volleyball recreationally and competitively when he has the chance. He played intramural volleyball throughout college as well as indoor tournaments. Besides volleyball, Coach Yoseph enjoys going on road trips and camping in the wilderness. He loves to eat whatever foods he can get his hands on. His goal is to become a great coach by learning from other coaches around him. He aspires to be a great mentor to his players at this club.

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14-1         Yoseph Kim

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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14-2        Richard Chiu

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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12-1         Eric Olson

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