Coaches - 2020-2021

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JASON BARKER

Club Director

Playing Experience: Before coaching volleyball he started playing sand volleyball in high school.  After returning home from his mission he played 3 years of Club Volleyball for Weber State University, highlighted by a trip to Nationals his Jr. year.

Coaching Experience: Jason co-founded Spikers Volleyball Club in 2013. After playing at Weber Jason has been very involved with volleyball and sports, overseeing the LDS Sports Program in the local area for the past 15 years. This will be Jason's sixth year coaching for Spikers and he loves every minute of it.

Philosophy: Club volleyball can be an exciting and fun opportunity for your child to learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun. As fun as it can be for your child, different expectations from the coach, parent(s), and player can take away from that positive experience in a number of ways.  We believe the players will gain confidence and a love for the game through positive feedback from parents, coaches, and teammates. Skill level develops at different rates for kids, but effort and having fun can always be achieved.  We will always try to provide positive feedback for effort.

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JON SAXTON

Associate Director

Playing Experience: Jon grew up in Northern California where he played on his High School Varsity team as a setter for three years. After High School he went on to play at California State University, Sacramento on the Men's Collegiate Club team as a setter for one year before transitioning to a Defensive Specialist role (pre-libero era). While playing at Sacramento State, his team competed in the National Championships three times, never finishing lower than 5th (3rd, 3rd, 5th) and was ranked the #1 team in the country for a period of time. Jon also competed on the Northern California Volleyball Association Grass Doubles Tour for several years playing in both AA and Pro divisions.

Coaching Experience: Jon has coached both Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls at two different High Schools in California and has been coaching with Spikers since 2014.

 

Philosophy: If you work hard and always give full effort, you will be surprised at the "impossible" things that you accomplish and make possible.

HOLLY MONTANO

Associate Director

Playing Experience: Holly comes from San Diego where she was introduced to the game of volleyball in fifth grade.  She thought it was fun, but her first love was still soccer... at that time.  By eighth grade volleyball became her number one passion as she started club volleyball.  She accepted a scholarship to Weber State as an outside hitter and played for four years.

 

Coaching Experience: Since those fun filled college days, she continues to coach and play both indoor and outdoor.  She has coached high school and club at all levels, mainly working with those who are first learning the game and looks forward to this season working with the her team.