About Us

About Diablo Volleyball

Diablo Valley Volleyball Club is a non-profit organization founded to provide junior boys and girls the opportunity to improve their volleyball knowledge and skills. As a club, it is our goal that each player finds their season at Diablo rewarding, educational, and fun!

For over 25 years, we have continually focused on our main club philosophies:

  • Provide a friendly and family-like atmosphere where all players feel welcome and supported by the coaching and administrative staff.
  • Develop players' volleyball knowledge and skills in a competitive, fun, and positive environment.
  • Promote good sportsmanship and help players develop important life skills.
  • Coach and encourage each team and player to improve to their potential over the course of the season.

Led by our dedicated Director and President, Sean Stratton, our teams, players, and coaches have achieved many great accomplishments over the years. The majority of our Diablo players have shown incredible dedication to the sport and our club. The players and families are wonderful and we are improving each and every year. We hope to have you involved in our program this upcoming season!

Diablo Volleyball is a member of USA Volleyball (USAV) and the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA), and operates under their rules and Code of Conduct.

Diablo Board Members

Sean Stratton

Sean Stratton

Coaching Philosophy

My main goals for the players that I coach are that they improve in the game of volleyball, build confidence, and gain strong communication skills.

CAP I – Certified

I have been involved in coaching sports since I was 14 years old when I was helping my dad coach my older sister’s softball team. I have always had the passion to be a coach and share my experience with others. I have been coaching volleyball for over 30 years. I have coached all levels and I have coached players from 8 to 60 years old.

I have had lots of successes in coaching and not all have come from winning a game. Just the idea that players finally get what I am asking them to do is the greatest gift I can receive. The player will look over towards me with a big smile, and we both know what has just happened.

I have my degree in Physical Education from California State University Long Beach. I’ve taken many things that I learned from my degree and incorporated them into my coaching.

I have always liked this quote that I share with all my teams. ”There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit”

Most Recent Coaching Highlights:
(All of the successes below came from dedicated athletes with the support of their parents. I thank all of you for these great years)
• 2018 - NorCal High Performance Coach (March-April 2018 in Pordenone, Italy) - Cornacchia World Cup
• 2017 - NorCal High Performance Coach (July 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL) - USA HP Championships
• 2016 - San Ramon Valley High School - 5th Place in NCS
• 2014 - USAV Junior Nationals - 17th Place in 14 Open Division
• 2016 - San Ramon Valley High School Men’s Varsity - 13 Seasons
• 2014 - Diablo 14 Black - Power League
• 2013 - Diablo 16 You Know - Undefeated in All Leagues
• 2012 - Diablo 18 Green
• 2012 - San Ramon Valley High School - Frosh Team
• 2012 - Diablo 16 Fury - Undefeated in All Leagues (Lost in the finals at Regionals)
• 2012 - San Ramon Valley High School - 5th Place in NCS
• 2011 - Diablo 16 Black - 26th at USAV Junior Nationals
• 2010 - USA Boys High Performance Camp - WI Dells, WI
• 2010 - Diablo 16 Black - 29th at Junior Olympics
• 2008 - USA Boys High Performance Camp - Long Beach, CA
• 2007 - NCVA Boys High Performance 18 and Under Coach (Traveled to Europe)
• 2006 - San Ramon Valley High School Varsity Boys - 3rd Place in NCS
• 2006 - NCVA Boys High Performance - 3rd Place (Sacramento, CA)
• 2005 - NCVA Boys High Performance - 5th Place (Salt Lake City, UT)
• 2005 - San Ramon Valley High School Varsity Boys - NCS Champions (36-0)
• 2005 - Awarded Tri-Valley Herald All Sports Coach of the Year
• 2004 - Awarded Contra Costa Times Coach of the Year
• 2004 - San Ramon Valley High School Varsity Boys - NCS Champions
• 2003 - Diablo 18 Stratton - 5th at Junior Olympics in the 18 Open Division
• 2001 - Diablo 18 Stratton - 11th at Junior Olympics in the 18 Open Division
• 2000 - Diablo 18 Stratton - Undefeated Season in NCVA
• 1999 - Diablo 18 Stratton - 9th at Junior Olympics
Coach

Teresa Stratton

Bio Coming Soon!
Brian Fujinaga

Brian Fujinaga

Bio Coming Soon!

Vice
President

Willie Marchesano

Willie Marchesano

Coaching Experience:
• 2016-Present: Diablo Valley Volleyball Vice President
• 2011-Present: Diablo Valley Volleyball Head Coaching Accomplishments
 • 1st Place Pacific Northwest Qualifier 16 American Division - 2017 (16-1)
 • 5th Place Far Western National Qualifier American Division - 2015 (16-1), 2016 (15-1)
 • 5th Place Pacific Northwest Qualifier American Division - 2015 (16-1)
 • 9th Place Far Western National Qualifier American Division - 2019 (16-1), 2013 (14-1), 2011(14-1)
 • 15th Place Far Western National Qualifier Open Division - 2012 (15-1)
 • 39th Place USAV Junior Nationals - 2017
• 2012-2019: Alhambra High School Girls Varsity Head Coach
 • 2019 9th in NCS
 • 2018 2nd in NCS, 9th in State
 • 2017 2nd in NCS, 9th in State, Undefeated League Champions
 • 2016 3rd in NCS Playoffs, Made State Playoffs for 1st time in school history, League Champions
 • 2015 Made NCS Playoffs for the 1st time in 27 years and only 2nd time in school history
 • 2014 First League Match Victory in 7 years
• 2009-2010: Diablo Valley Volleyball Club Power Assistant/Premiere League Head Coach
• 2009-2010: Clayton Valley High School Girls Varsity Assistant Coach
• 2006-2008: Los Medanos College Women’s Volleyball 1st Assistant Coach
• 2002-2008: East Bay Juniors Volleyball Club Girls Head Coach
• 2002-2003: Antioch High School Varsity Girls Assistant Coach
 • Made NCS for the first time in 7 years
• 1999-2000: Clayton Valley High School Girls Varsity Assistant Coach
 • Made NCS for the first time in 20 years

Playing Experience:
• 1998-2002: Los Medanos College Men’s Volleyball DS/Libero and Outside Hitter
 • 5th at Nationals in 2000
 • 9th at Nationals 2001
• 1997: Northgate High School Varsity Outside Hitter
 • 2nd Team All-League
 • 2nd in NCS Division I
 • League Champions

VP Girls Development

Shaina Steinberg

Shaina Steinberg

Since picking up a volleyball for the first time at a clinic in 2010, the game has changed my life forever. It quickly became my passion and what kept me motivated to do better and be better; there was no turning back! I was involved with Diablo Valley Volleyball clinics before playing at Clayton Valley Charter High School and then at Sonoma State University for the Women’s Club team. We were fortunate enough to bring home the title of Division ll National Champions in 2018. During my time at Sonoma State, I was given the opportunity to be the head coach at Casa Grande High School for the Freshman and JV teams and the assistant coach for the Varsity team. Coaching at a high school level inspired me to start coaching for NOMAR volleyball club where I was the head coach for a 14 Premier team. After returning home from college, I began coaching for Diablo where I was the assistant coach of a 15 Power team and 16 Premier team. Since then, I have been a head coach and assistant coach for many teams and clinics. I am always excited to share my love of the game and help athletes reach their goals!

Some of my goals are:
• Creating a positive, inclusive environment where players can develop as athletes - both mentally and physically
• Fostering an environment where the players feel inspired to strengthen their skills - individually and as a team
• To see an athlete holistically and to adapt my coaching to what the player and team needs
• Building confidence through hard work and a positive mindset
• Building meaningful, authentic relationships with players, coaches, and other clubs
• Having fun!

Playing Experience:
• 2015-2018 Sonoma State University Club (Libero/Defensive Specialist/Setter)
• 2011-2015 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (Libero/Defensive Specialist)
• 2011-2015 Clayton Valley Charter High School (Libero/Setter)

Accomplishments:
• 2023 - 11th in the 17 USA Division at Boys Junior Nationals
• 2022 - 5th in the 16 Club Division at Boys Junior Nationals
• 2018 Sonoma State NCVF National Champions - Division II

Coaching Experience:
• 2023-2024 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (Girls 16 Premier Head Coach)
• 2023-2024 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (Boys 18 Power Head Coach)
• 2022-2023 Acalanes High School (Boys JV Head Coach)
• 2022-2023 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (Girls 13 Power Head Coach)
• 2022-2023 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (Boys 17 Power Head Coach)
• 2021-2022 San Ramon Valley High School (Boys Varsity Assistant Coach)
• 2021-2022 San Ramon Valley High School (Boys JV Assistant Coach)
• 2021-2022 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (Boys 12 Power Head Coach)
• 2021-2022 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (Girls 16 Premier Head Coach)
• 2021-2022 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (Boys 16 Power Head Coach)
• 2020-2021 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (14 Premier Head Coach)
• 2019-2020 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (Girls 16 Premier Assistant Coach)
• 2019-2020 Diablo Valley Volleyball Club (Girls 15 Power Assistant Coach)
• 2017-2018 NOMAR Volleyball Club (Girls 14 Premier Head Coach)
• 2017-2018 Casa Grande High School (Girls Varsity Assistant Coach)
• 2017-2018 Casa Grande High School (Girls JV Head Coach)
• 2017-2018 Casa Grande High School (Girls Freshman Head Coach)

VP Boys Development

Contact Us

MAILING ADDRESS

Diablo Valley Volleyball Club
P.O. Box 69
Concord, CA 94522

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