Director / Assistant Head Coach, 18's
J.J. graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1993 and attended college at the Alamo Community Colleges. His plans are to return to the college life and graduate with a degree in Human Resources.
J.J. started his 18+ year volleyball coaching career within the CYO community holding assistant and head coaching duties for St. Paul’s Catholic School. He would later decide to embark on coaching at the club level and started with Viper Volleyball as a 12’s Assistant Coach. He has coached at the high school level with Holy Cross High School upon its inception of turning coed being the Head Coach of the Freshman team and Assistant Head Coach of the Varsity team. Although he loved getting his start with Viper, he and a long-time volleyball friend decided to start their own club, Top Gun Volleyball. While with Top Gun, he would be Head Coach of a 12’s, 13’s, and a very successful 14’s team for a total of three seasons.
In 2012, he took his 14’s team, and the San Antonio Chief’s Volleyball Club was born! Presently, he is the Director and the Assistant Head Coach of the 18’s team.
J.J. has been married for almost 11 years to his wife, Cyndi, and have two beautiful daughters, Sommer and Izabella. They are his number one supporters!
Head Coach, 18's
Meet Marissa Sandoval, it will be her third year coaching club and first year coaching with the Chiefs. Marissa was born and raised in San Antonio and attended MacArthur High school where she played all four years for the Brahmas. While being a Brahma she played many positions such as Defensive specialist, setter, and a pin hitter. Marissa was also apart of the early Chief years and played with the Chief’s for their 15’s and 16’s national teams.
She later went on to continue her Career at Centenary College where she was the Libero for all four years with the program. Winning many awards while being a Lady for Centenary, Sandoval had a superb senior season for the Ladies in 2019 as she collected 754 total digs, the third-highest total in the nation in division III. That number was the most by any division III player in the regular season. She was also named the Libero of the Year on the 2019 All-Louisiana Volleyball Team, and holds three school records at Centenary(digs in a single match, career digs, and total digs in a season). She is eager to teach what she knows about the game to future generations of volleyball and is excited to be back with the Chiefs family.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Bryanna has had a passion for volleyball since she was able to play. She graduated from John Paul Stevens High School, where she was part of their Varsity volleyball program all four years. She was named Co-Captain as a junior and elected as Captain her senior year. Her club experience expanded from middle school through high school learning and playing with Top Gun Volleyball and San Antonio Sting Volleyball. Her love for the game only continued to grow, and although she was not able to continue to play in college, she knew she could never leave the game!
As a first-year coach, she hopes to encourage, teach, and inspire her athletes and to show them how she fell in love with the game. She wants to be an advocate on how volleyball is more than a game, it teaches life skills to use on and off the court, whether that’s the importance of teamwork or how to stay self-motivated when mistakes are made. She has the knowledge and the drive for the game to teach an athlete at any level. Most importantly, her goal is to completely support her athletes and be there for them like her previous coaches were for her!
Coach Bry is a full time college student finishing up her degree in Veterinary Technology. Her biggest supporters are her mom, her sister, and her dog, Nala.B