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Girls National Program Coaching Staff

2019-2020 National Coaches (Rocklin)

Addie Hauschild-Willis – Club Wide Skills Coach.

  • Eight years NCAA DI coaching experience at UC Davis.
  • Coached 4 PAC-12 scholarship athletes at SFV in past 3 years.
  • Former US National team libero and two-time NCAA DI All American middle blocker at UOP under coach John Dunning.
  • Big West Freshman of the Year 1996, AVCA All-Region & All Big West conference honors.
  • UOP Athletics Hall of Fame inductee 2010.
  • Served on USA Volleyball staff for Youth and Junior National Team camps and as training coach at US National Team open tryouts.
  • Entering 5th year as SFV coach.
  • B.A. Sports Sciences - UOP.

Kelsey Holmes – Co Coach, 17 National.

  • Coached SFV 16 National (2016) and 15 Gold (2014) to USA Volleyball Junior National Championship qualifying seasons.
  • Current Varisty Head Coach Bella Vista HS.
  • Four-year starter NCAA Vanguard University.
  • All-Conference at Vanguard participating in 2 NCAA tournaments.
  • Played professionally in Sweden and Italy (League MVP, League Championship).  
  • Four-year starter at Bella Vista High School.
  • Named All-League, League MVP and All-Metro Optimist All Star.
  • Entering 6th year as SFV coach.   
  • B.A. Communications - Vanguard University.

Rheann Fall – Co Coach, 17 National. 

  • Former NCAA DII All American from Cal State Monterey Bay.
  • First Otter athlete in history across all sports to earn All American honors.
  • Record breaking college career at CSUMB. Female Athlete of the Year 2010-11.
  • Selected All West Region & All CCAA First Team Honors in 2010 & 2011.
  • Three years college coaching experience 2012-14 Cal State Monterey Bay. 
  • Entering 5th season as SFV coach - qualified for 2017 USAV Junior Nationals as Head Coach 16 National.
  • Coached 2018 14 National to NCVA Power League Championship & qualified for 2018 USAV Junior Nationals
  • St. Francis High CIF State Championship team member 2005, Delta River League MVP 2008.
  • Masters Education - Missouri.

Carson Lowden – Head Coach, 16 National.

  • Eight years college coaching experience, including two years NCAA DI at PAC-12 Cal (2014-15) and three years at NCAA DII Chico State.
  • Current Head Coach American River College.
  • Former NCAA DI All Big West setter at UC Davis 2006-09.
  • Three-time Big West All-Academic Team selection.
  • UC Davis Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.
  • Two sport All-Metro League honors in both volleyball and basketball at Yuba City High School, selected Class Valedictorian.
  • Entering 4th year as SFV coach.
  • NSCA Strength & Conditioning All-American 2009. Masters Sport & Exercise Psychology - Chico State.

Bryce Williams – Assistant Coach, 16 National.

  • Current NCAA DI Assistant Coach UC Davis.
  • Entering 2nd season as SFV Coach
  • Served as volunteer on USA Women’s Volleyball staff under Head Coach Karch Kiraly 2016 preparing Team USA for Rio Olympics. 
  • Eight years NCAA DI coaching experience including TCU 2016 (ranked top 25), Montana 2015, Northwestern 2013-14 and UC Davis 2009-12.
  • Former captain/setter UC Davis Men’s Club team with consecutive top-10 finishes at National Collegiate Volleyball Federation national tournament.
  • Twice selected First Team All Conference and Honorable Mention All-America honors.  
  • B.S. Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior – UC Davis.

Justin Thompson - Assistant Coach, 16 National.

Bio Coming Soon!

James Todd - Head Coach, 15 National.

  • Returns to SynergyForce for his 3rd season with the club.
  • Previously coached at Delta Valley, where he qualified for Nationals each of his 4 seasons, as well as Sac Performance, where he qualified for Nationals once. 
  • Current Varsity Head Coach at Christian Brothers High School, where he has been named Capital Athletic League Coach of the Year three years in a row.
  • Capital Athletic League champion three years in a row, including an undefeated 2016 season resulting in a section title and open bid to state championships.
  • Twice selected head coach for Optimist High School All Star game.

Mike Gervasoni – Assistant Coach, 15 National.

  • Entering 6th year as SFV coach.
  • Led 15 Gold to Bronze Medal finish at USAV Championships in 2014.
  • Assistant coach with double qualifying 15s team (Open Division) in 2012.
  • First-Team All Star at Poway High School.
  • Selected to multiple All Tournament teams with Epic Volleyball as a player.
  • Ranked as a Top 8 beach player in 2010 and trained at Olympic Training Center.
  • Played on Men’s All Armed Forces team, competed internationally.
  • Proud owner of a 50 inch vertical.

Bruce Honberger - Head Coach, 14 National.

  • Whitney High School Boys Head Coach since 2015.
  • Whitney High School Girls Assistant Coach 2016. 
  • Granite Bay Boys Head Coach from 2001-2015.
  • Named 2007 California Volleyball Coach of the Year.
  • Under his leadership, the Granite Bay Grizzles won 4 section championships and 9 league titles.  
  • Bruce played at Chico State and enjoyed playing on the AA NCVA Grass Doubles Tour. 
  • He was also a member of the very first boys volleyball team at Oakmont in 1987/88.

Madeleine Dowd - Assistant Coach, 14 National.

  • Entering 11th year coaching for SFV. 
  • Coached MS/HS.
  • 20 years coaching experience all ages, emphasizing fundamentals, leading teams to Gold.
  • Played competitive high school and adult volleyball. 
  • Former district manager for the Social Security Administration 
  • Mentors many young people in their volleyball and professional careers, with many of her athletes in contact with her through college and beyond.
  • Graduated Cal Poly, SLO, Summa Cum Laude, degree in Speech Communication.

Karon Higgins - Assistant Coach, 14 National.

  • Bio Coming Soon

Tricia Vidlund (Plummer) – Head Coach, 13 National. (On Family Leave)

  • Former NCAA DI collegiate player at Wagner College in NY.
  • Current head varsity coach Granite Bay High School - 2015 Sac Joaquin Section Champions, 2013 undefeated (45-0) DI California State Champions.
  • MaxPreps National Coach of the Year 2013. 
  • SFL Coach of the Year 2013 & 2014.
  • Entering 6th season as SFV coach.
  • Head coach 2017 SFV 13 National, 9th place finish in Open Division of AAU Junior National Championships.
  • Qualified for USAV Junior Nationals as head coach in both 2016 & 2017.
  • B.A. History - Sacramento State

PATRICK MCTIGHE - Co Coach, 13 National

  • Returns to SFV after coaching at 805 Elite in San Luis Obispo. 
  • Assistant Coach at William Jessup University from 2014-2015.
  • Former Boys Varsity Coach at Nevada Union High School,  winning 6 league championships, and 5 top-8 CIF finishes.
  • Played for the All-Army Mens' Volleyball Team as a Setter and Pin Hitter, leading the team to a Gold Medal in the All Armed Forces games. 
  • (2012) Volunteer Assistant Coach at Jefferson Community College in New York. 
  • Current Assistant Coach for Whitney High Schools Girls Team

Abbey Wade - Co Coach, 13 National

Bio coming soon!