Girls 12 Black 2024


Head Coach

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

Assistant Coach

Shaelie Murphy

Shaelie Murphy

My volleyball career started when I moved out to California in 7th grade. The second I started playing I immediately fell in love with the game. I played both club (Kamana Volleyball Club, East Bay Volleyball Club, and Diablo Valley Volleyball Club) and school for six years and played one season of beach volleyball (Kamana Volleyball Club).

I graduated from Livermore High School in the Class of 2022. I made varsity my sophomore year as a libero. I was team captain on 5 of my teams. I won Most Improved on my first club team, the Coaches Award on my 16’s club team, and MVP on my freshman high school team.

As far as my coaching philosophy, I just want to make sure that everyone’s having fun while still learning the game and making sure that they always have the support they need to become the players they want to be. My goal is to help players have the best experience with this sport and fall in love with the game just like I did.

Tournament Schedule

Schedule is subject to change

Tournament Date Location
NCVA Non-LeagueSun. December 9, 2023TBA
NCVA Power League QualifierSat. Jan 27 - Sun. Jan 28, 2024Cal Expo - Sacramento
NCVA Power League 1Sat. February 10, 2024Santa Clara Convention Center
NCVA Power League 2Sun. March 3, 2024San Mateo Event Center
NCVA Golden State ClassicSat. Mar 16 - Sun. Mar 17, 2024San Mateo Event Center
NCVA Far Western National QualifierSat. Apr 20 - Mon. Apr 22, 2024Reno, NV
NCVA Power League 3Sun. May 5, 2024Capital Sports Center - Sacramento
NCVA Power League RegionalsSat. May 18 - Sun. May 19, 2024Capital Sports Center - Sacramento

Cost & Payment Schedule

Power League Season - $4310

  • Deposit (Due at Commitment Night) - $1000
  • January 15th - $1500
  • February 15th - $1000
  • March 15th - Remaining Balance

Cost Includes:

  • Power League Season:
    • League & Tournament Fees
    • Coaching Fees
    • Gym Fees & Insurance
    • Uniform Items
  • NCVA Non-League
  • NCVA Golden State Classic
  • NCVA Far Western National Qualifier
  • COPA SpeedLab

Cost does NOT Include: Airline, Travel, Hotels, Etc.

We will accept Cash, Checks (made out to Diablo VBC), and Credit Cards (Fee - 2.925% of the total being charged)

Please mail payments to: Diablo VBC - P.O. Box 69, Concord, CA 94522 (Please do not give payments to coaches)