As a competitive volleyball coach and player, Irene has over 30 years of experience in the sport. She is a graduate of Escalon High School where she was recognized with the prestigious Lloyd C. Engel Award as the standout senior female multi-sport athlete. (Her daughter, Taylor, was also recognized with this award her senior year at Escalon High School). Irene continued competing in volleyball and tennis at San Joaquin Delta College before transferring to Fresno State. After college, Irene returned to the Escalon Unified School District as a volleyball coach. Irene has had success with the junior high and high school programs, coaching multiple championship teams. Irene managed and coached for Impact Volleyball Club for over a decade. Following Impact, Irene coached and was a member of the board of directors for Delta Valley Volleyball Club. In 2014, Irene joined the founders of Pacific Coast Volleyball Club as club manager and this season has returned to coaching. Teaching fundamental volleyball skills to players new to the sport is one of Irene’s strengths and passions, and you will see her at camps and clinics developing young players for success on the court. Irene has been married to her husband, Jeff, for over 25 years and their daughter Taylor is a junior playing Pac12 volleyball at the University of Utah. Go Utes!