SynergyForce Volleyball Club
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 Wirt – 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.
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.
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 - Assistant 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