2017 Volleyball Coaches
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Denise Sheldon

Head Coach 1st season


Denise Sheldon was named the 11th head coach in program history prior to the 2017-18 season. She is a Bay Area native and Sacred Heart alum that has spent the past five years working in various roles with the USA Volleyball National team in Colorado Springs, Colo. Most recently, Sheldon was the U.S. Women's National Team Manger and spent the 2016 summer with the team at the Olympics in Rio. She also has worked as the Director of Girls' High Performance – National Team Pipeline. In this role she was in charge of scouting and recruiting high performing athletes to get them into the performance and training pipelines of the National Team.

On the coaching front she has more than 20 year of experience on the national and international level and serves on the Board of Directors for Team Colorado Volleyball Club. She was the head coach at St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School for five years and has been the head coach of various club teams including: USA Volleyball High Performance Volleyball Teams, Skyora Enterprises, Peninsula Juniors, Team Colorado and Bring it Promotions. She is USA Volleyball CAP Level IV Certified and a Coaching Education Instructor.

Coach Sheldon played collegiately at University of Nevada-Reno where she was an Academic All-WAC team member. Prior to playing at UNR, she was a First Team Junior College All-American. 

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Zachary Hawkins

Assistant Coach 1st season


Zachary Hawkins joins Head Coach Denise Sheldon's staff as a first year assistant coach in 2017. Hawkins is a 2017 Graduate from Lourdes University (NAIA).  He played one year for Hannibal-La Grange and Grossmont College before transferring to Lourdes University where he played for his final two seasons.  While at Lourdes he totaled 544 kills and 263 digs as an Outside Hitter.  He was an impact player for Lourdes and helped the program to a 7th place national ranking in 2016 and a 5th place national ranking in 2017. He is a native of Dickinson, Tex. 

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Noel Allen

Volunteer Assistant 1st season

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Johnson Hipona

Volunteer Assistant 1st season

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Victor Brankovich

Asst. Performance Coach 1st season

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Karl Reyes

Asst. Performance Coach 2nd season

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Ana Bechtel

Student Manager

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Hailey Lord

Student Manager 3rd season