Arizona Saguaros Volleyball Club: Club Coaches

COACHES

About Our Coaches:

All of our head coaches are required to have previous experience coaching, and are selected only if we feel they are some of the best. You'll find many other clubs will use first time coaches as head coaches to save costs. This is not always ideal, as there is no way to judge what sort of coach they are until they have experience. We want the best for our players.

We pay very competitive compensations to attract top coaches, and incentives based on how well their players and team improves, player development is one of our top priorities. 




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Rosario

Rosario Lopez:   

Master Coach/Club Director 

Certifications: USAV, AAU, JVA

Hobbies:   Spending time with my family, Playing Soccer, Coaching, and Volunteering

  • Professional Career:  Professional soccer player since 1987-1994
  • Phoenix Police Officer Since 1994 Present
  • Phoenix Police Department Medal of Valor recipient  


    Coaching History:
  • 2014 Saint Francis Xavier 5th Grade Gold Head Coach
  • Coached 14N1 at 2014 AAU Nationals in Orlando Florida 
  • Coached the 16N1 Took 5th over all at the 2014 AAU West Coast Championships  
  • 2014 Coached 14N1 Took Gold in the Silver Division of the 2014 Memorial Day Classic  
  • 2014 Coached the 14-N1 Captured Silver in the Arizona Region Final  
  • 2013 Head Coach 8th Grade Saint Thomas The Apostle (Phoenix)
  • Saint Thomas the Apostle 6A Team won the 2013 All Saints Tournament Coached By Rosario Lopez 
  • 2013 Head Coach capture Silver in the 18s AZ Region State Championships of USA Volleyball 
  • 2012 Division Champions Volley Festival  
  • 2012 Head Coach capture Silver in the 17s AZ Region State Championships of USA Volleyball 
  • 2011-2012 ASVC Head Coach 12-American
  • 2011-2012 ASVC Head Coach 18-National 
  • 2011 Pre-Season Training Coach at Saint Gregorys University D1 NAIA (OK)
  • 2011 Head Coach 8th Grade Saint Thomas The Apostle (Phoenix)
  • Head Coach 16-Inter Gold Capture Gold in the 2011 Arizona Region of USA Volleyball 16U State Championship
  • Head Coach Arizona Saguaros 18-Inter Gold Wins First in Silver Division at the 2011 New Mexico Presidente Picante VB Fiesta
  • Head Coach Arizona Saguaros 16-Inter Gold Wins First in Flight 1 at the 2011 New Mexico Presidente Picante VB Fiesta
  • 2010 Head Coach 16-International Gold Champions 2010 Ice Breaker Tournament
  • 2010-2011 Head Coach and Program Director of the ASU Women’s D1 Collegiate Club Team. National League Coaching Affiliations: NIRSA, and the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation NCVF
  • 2010-2011 Head Coach 18-Inter Open Gold, 16-Inter Club Gold
  • 2010 Arizona Saguaros 18-International Gold Champions in the 2010 G-Power West Valley Tournament
  • 2010 Team Phoenix 11th overall in the USA Volleyball Open Nationals in the AA Division
  • 2010 Team Phoenix Silver Champions in the Arizona Region AA State Championships
  • 2010 Arizona Saguaros 18-International Gold Champions in the Arizona Region State Championships
  • 2010 Arizona Saguaros 18-International Gold Champions in the Memorial Day Classic
  • 2010 Coach Atkinson Middle School 8th Grade (Phoenix)
  • 2009 Coach Atkinsons Middle School 8th Grade (Phoenix)
  • 2009 Arizona Saguaros 18-N Copper Champions in the Gold Division at the Memorial Day Classic
  • 2009 Arizona Saguaros 14-N Silver Champions in the 18U Copper Division at the Memorial Day Classic
  • 2009 Arizona Saguaros 14-National Silver Champions at the Memorial Day Classic
  • 2008 Arizona Saguaros 15-N Gold Champions of the AZ Region State Champions 16U division
  • 2008 Arizona Saguaros 14-1 Boys team 3rd Place Champions in the Arizona Region State Championships
  • 2008 JV Coach at Saint Mary’s High School in Phoenix
  • 2007 Varsity Coach at Washington High School
  • 2007 Litchfield Park 14-1s Gold Champions at the Wigwam Classic
  • 2007 Litchfield Park 16U Bronze Champions at the Wigwam Classic
  • 2006 Litchfield Park Juniors 14-1 Silver Champions at the Wigwam Classic
  • 2006 Litchfield Park Juniors 16-1 Silver Champions in the Cactus Classic 16s Saguaro Division
  • 2005 Litchfield Park 14-1 Gold in the Tolleson High School Summer Tournament
  • 2005 Starlings National Gold Champions 14s division
  • 2004 Head Coach Saint Thomas Aquinas (Avondale) 8th Grade CYAA Region Champions
  • 2004 Starlings National Gold Champions 13s division Team AZ
  • 2003 Starlings National Gold Champions 12s division Team AZ
  • 2003 Head Coach Saint Vincent De Paul 8th Grade
  • 2002 Starlings National Silver Champions 12s Division Team AZ
  • 2002 Head Coach Saint Vincent De Paul 8th Grade (Phoenix)


ANL
Amanda

Amanda Nicole Lopez:  Master Coach 12s-14s

Certifications:  USA Volleyball Impact Certified, AAU/JVA
 

Hobbies:   Spending time with my family, Playing Volleyball,

Coaching, and Volunteering

Professional Career:  Student, Professional Volleyball Coach, Private and Club

Expert Libero Coach

Arizona Saguaros: Recruiting Director
 

Coaching and Playing History:

  • JV Coach at Glendale Prep Academy  
  • 2014 Head Coach 18-N1 at the 2014 West Coast Championships 
  • 2013 Head Coach 7th Grade Saint Thomas The Apostle (Phoenix)
  • 17-1 Amanda take the Bronze at the 2013 AAU West Coast National Championship in Las Vegas 
  • 2012 Head Coach capture Silver in the 16s AZ Region State Championships of USA Volleyball   
  • 2012 Varsity Coach La Hoya High School 
  • 2011 CEO Saguaro Volleyball Recruit Inc. 
  • 2011-2012 Head Coach 12u-State Teams
  • 2011-2012 Ast Coach 16-American 
  • 2011-2012 Head Coach 18-American 
  • 2011-2012 Head Coach 14-National 
  • 2011-2012 Master Coach 12u-14u 
  • 2011-2012 Recruiting Director for Arizona Saguaros
  • 2011 Head Coach 8th Grade Saint Thomas The Apostle (Phoenix)
  • 2010-2011 Master Coach 12-14U
  • 2010-2011 Head Coach 14-Inter Gold
  • 2009-2010 Head Coach 18-National
  • 2008 Full ride scholarship to Play for the University of Saint Thomas in Houston Texas NAIA D1
  • 2005-2008 Played and trained on the USA High Performance training team as a DS/Libero
  • 2010 Head Coach AZ Saguaros 18-National Team Gold Champions Silver Division of the Arizona Region State Championships
  • 2009-2010 Director of Coaching/Master Coach
  • 2009 Head Coach Arizona Saguaros 14-Amanda Bronze Champions in the Memorial Day Classic
  • 2008 Head Coach Litchfield Park 12-National Gold Champions in the Wigwam Classic
  • 2006 Libero Arizona Saguaros V.C 18-1s
  • 2006 Litchfield Park 18U Bronze Champions at the Wigwam Classic
  • 2006 Asst Coach Litchfield Park Juniors 16-N Silver Champions in the Cactus Classic 16s Saguaro Division
  • 2005 LPJ Libero 18-1s played in San Diego Nationals
  • 2004 Libero LP Starlings 16-National team player 
  • 2004 Ast-Coach Saint Thomas Aquinas (Avondale) 8th Grade CYA Region Champions
  • Amanda Won 12U Arizona Region State Championships with Arizona Juniors VBC
  • Qualified for the USA Junior National Championships
  • High School 4 Year Letterman

Played for the following Clubs:

  • Litchfield Park Starlings VBC 
  • Litchfield Park Juniors VBC
  • Arizona Saguaros VBC
  • USA High Performance California     


SNL
SNL
Samantha Noel Lopez: Master Setting Coach 

Certifications: USA Volleyball Impact Certified, AAU/JVA

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, Playing College Volleyball,

Coaching, and Volunteering

Professional Career: Student, Professional Volleyball Coach, Private and Club

Expert Setter Coach signed her Junior year in high school
 

Coaching and Playing History:

  • 2011-2012 Setter & Captain Saint Gregorys University D1 NAIA (OK) still playing Graduation date 2014
  • Setter Coach 16-Inter Gold Capture Gold in the 2011 Arizona Region of USA Volleyball 16U State Championship
  • Setter Captain Arizona Saguaros 18-Inter Gold Wins First in Silver Division at the 2011 New Mexico Presidente Picante VB Fiesta
  • Setter Coach Arizona Saguaros 16-Inter Gold Wins First in Flight 1 at the 2011 New Mexico Presidente Picante VB Fiesta
  • Setter Coach 16-International Gold Champions 2010 Ice Breaker Tournament
  • 2010-2011 Setter 18-Inter Open Gold
  • 2010 Arizona Saguaros 18-International Gold Setter Champions in the 2010 G-Power West Valley Tournament
  • 2010 Arizona Saguaros 18-International Gold Setter Champions in the Arizona Region State Championships
  • 2010 Arizona Saguaros 18-International Gold Setter Champions in the Memorial Day Classic
  • 2009 Varsity Setter Saint Marys High School Phoenix
  • 2009 Arizona Saguaros 18-N Setter, Copper Champions in the Gold Division at the Memorial Day Classic
  • 2009 Setter Coach Arizona Saguaros 14-N Silver Champions in the 18U Copper Division at the Memorial Day Classic
  • 2009 Setter Coach Arizona Saguaros 14-National Silver Champions at the Memorial Day Classic
  • 2007 Varsity setter Saint Marys High School Phoenix
  • 2008 Arizona Saguaros 15-N Gold Setter, Champions of the AZ Region State Champions 16U division
  • 2008 Setter Coach Arizona Saguaros 14-1 Boys team 3rd Place Champions in the Arizona Region State Championships
  • 2006 Setter Coach Litchfield Park 14-1s Gold Champions at the Wigwam Classic
  • 2007 Litchfield Park 16U Setter, Bronze Champions at the Wigwam Classic
  • 2006 Litchfield Park Juniors 14-1 Setter, Silver Champions at the Wigwam Classic
  • 2006 Litchfield Park Juniors 16-1 Setter, Silver Champions in the Cactus Classic 16s Saguaro Division
  • 2005 Litchfield Park 14-1 Setter, Gold in the Tolleson High School Summer Tournament
  • 2005 Litchfield Park 14-1 Setter Starlings National Gold Champions 14s division
  • 2004 Saint Thomas Aquinas (Avondale) 8th Grade Setter,  CYAA Region Champions
  • 2004 13-1 Setter Starlings National Gold Champions 13s division Team AZ
  • 2003 12-1 Setter Starlings National Gold Champions 12s division Team AZ
  • 2003 12-1 Setter Starlings National Silver Champions 12s Division Team AZ
  • 2002 12-1 Setter Team AZ Starlings
  • 2001 12-1 Setter  at 9 years old Club Arrowhead


CB
Chris B

Chris Beauilue: Coach One of the Original Litchfield Park Juniors


Certifications: USAV, AAU, JVA

Hobbies:   Spending time with my family, Coaching, and Volunteering

  • Coaching History:
  • 2014 Saguaros 16N2
  • 2014 AAU West Coast Championship Silver Division Silver Champion 
  • 2014 Saguaros Memorial Day Classic 16U Silver Champion
  • 2013 Saguaros 14N2 Head Coach
  • 2010 Saguaros 12N1 Coach
  • 2006 Litchfield Park Jrs 14N2 Head Coach  


CC
Clint
Clinton Cluff Apprentice Coach: 

Certifications: USA Volleyball Impact Certified, AAU/JVA


Hobbies: Spending time with family, reading, and working with youth in various activities


Professional Career: 


Coaching & Playing History:

  • 2012 Ast Coach capture Silver in the 16s AZ Region State Championships of USA Volleyball   
  • 2012 Ast Coach capture Silver in the 17s AZ Region State Championships of USA Volleyball   
  • 2011-2012 Ast Coach 16-American 
  • Performance Enhancment Training at another valley program


MG
Miranda
Miranda Groth: Coach 

Certifications: USA Volleyball Impact Certified, AAU/JVA

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, Playing College Volleyball,

Coaching, and Volunteering 

Professional Career: Student, Professional Volleyball Coach, Private and Club

  

The Arizona Saguaros is proud to welcome:

Miranda Groth to our 2014-2015 coaching staff. Miranda comes to us as the current varsity coach at Cortez High School. We feel she is going to be a great fit for our program. 

Miranda's Coaching and Playing Resume:

Varsity coach Cortez High School 2013-present

Assistant varsity coach Cortez High School 2012-2013 

Assistant coach White Tanks Volleyball Club

15 national 2012-2013

16 national 2013-2014 

Missouri Valley College

Middle blocker 2009-2011 

Arizona Western College

Middle blocker 2007-2009 

Cortez High School Varsity Career

Outside hitter 2006

Right side 2005

Right side 2004 

Club arrowhead

18 national 2006-2007

Middle blocker 

Palo Verde volleyball club

16 club 2004-2006

Middle blocker

Outside hitter



MD


Mike Dean Coach:   

Certifications:  USA Volleyball Impact Certified, AAU/JVA

Hobbies:   Spending time with my family, Being a Dad, Coaching

Professional Career:  Construction Managment 

Coaching and Playing History:

  • 2012 Ast Coach capture Silver in the 17s AZ Region State Championships of USA Volleyball
  • 2012 Varsity Head Coach La Hoya High School
  • 2011-2012 Ast Coach 12-American 
  • 2011-2012 Ast Coach 17-National 
  • 2010 Ast Coach 16-International Gold Champions 2010 Ice Breaker Tournament
  • 2010-2011 16-International Ast Coach
  • 2010-2011 Ast Coach Arizona Saguaros 16-Inter Gold Wins First in Flight 1 at the 2011 New Mexico Presidente Picante VB Fiesta
  • 2010-2011 Ast Coach 16-Inter Gold Capture Gold in the 2011 Arizona Region of USA Volleyball 16U State Championship


TD

Truman Dawn: Coach   

Certifications: USAV, AAU, JVA

Hobbies:   Spending time with my family, Coaching, and Volunteering 

Coaching History:

  • 2014 Saguaros 16N1
  • 2014 In It To Win It 18N1 Coach 
  • Coached the 16N1 Took 5th over all at the 2014 AAU West Coast Championships
  • Head Coach Marley Park School


OS
Olivia
Olivia Sheppard: Coach 

Certifications: USA Volleyball Impact Certified, AAU/JVA

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, Playing College Volleyball,

Coaching, and Volunteering 

Professional Career: Student, Professional Volleyball Coach, Private and Club 

The Arizona Saguaros is proud to welcome Olivia Shappard to the 2014-2015 coaching staff, Olivia comes to us as a former Saguaros graduate and current graduate of Phoenix College where she attended and played her college career. She is also a member of the Saguaros Women's team. 

 



VA
victoria

Victoria Alvaro
(Current Saguaros player and winner of the AZ Region State Championship and AAU National Championship)

Certifications: USA Volleyball Impact Certified, AAU/JVA

Hobbies: Spending time with family, reading, and working with youth in various activities

Coaching:

  • Ast Coach 16-1 Amanda
  • Ast Coach 17-1 Amanda
  • Ast Coach 18-1 Amanda 

Playing:

  • 2014 4th Place at JVA In It To Win It Challenge in Las Vegas
  • 2013 3rd place at AAU West Coast National Championships 17s Division 
  • 2013 AZ Region 16s State Champions
  • 2013 3rd Place Wigwam Classic
  • 2013 Saguaros 18N1 Rosario
  • 2012 Saguaros 17N1 Amanda
  • 2011 Saguaros 16N1Amanda
  • 2010 Saguaros 14-N1 Amanda
  • 4 Year Varsity Player at Maryvale HS 
  • Atkinson 8th Grade Varsity
  • Atkinson 8th Grade Varsity as 7th grader


MM
meg

Meg Monthieth 
(Current Saguaros player and Three time winner of the AZ Region State Championship and several Invitational Championships)

Certifications: USA Volleyball Impact Certified, AAU/JVA

Hobbies: Spending time with family, reading, and working with youth in various activities

Professional Career: 


Coaching:

  • 2013 Ast Coach Saguaros 16N1 Rosario
  • 2013 Ast Coach Saguaros 12N1 Clint 

Playing:

  • 2014 4th Place at JVA In It To Win It Challenge in Las Vegas
  • 2014 Saguaros Women's team player
  • 2014 4th Place AZ Region Womens Championships
  • 2013 Saguaros 18-1 Rosario
  • 2013 AZ Region 18s State Champions
  • 2013 1st Place In 17s Division at Volleyball Festival in Phx
  • 2012 Saguaros 17-1
  • 2012 AZ Region 17s State Champions
  • 2011 AZ Region 16s State Champions
  • 2011 16-1 Rosario
  • 2011 Ice Breaker Champions
  • 2010 Saguaros 15-1
  • 2009 Saguaros 14-1
  • 2009 2nd Place Memorial Day Classic
  • 2009 Saguaros 14-1 AAU National Championships 


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