Director / 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 long-time volleyball friend decided to start their own club, Top Gun Volleyball. 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.
He took his 14’s team, and in 2012, the San Antonio Chief’s Volleyball Club was born! Presently, he is the Director and the Head Coach of the 17’s team.
J.J. has been married for almost 10 years and has two beautiful daughters, Sommer and Izabella. They are his number one supporters!
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.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Victoria is a South San Antonio High School Graduate class of 2014. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Social Work at Tarleton State University of Stephenville in 2017. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2020.
During her high school career, Victoria trained with both the high school team and was a part of the SA Cobras Volleyball Club. As someone who has loved the sport of volleyball for over ten years, Victoria began coaching upon her return from college in the Fall of 2017 for the SA Parks and Rec. This allowed her to teach young girls ages 11-14 basic fundamentals of the sport and help increase their knowledge of everything volleyball. She hoped to grow their passion and dedication of the sport in a low pressure environment, and teach them skills they could use to jump start their own volleyball careers.
After two seasons of coaching for the city, Victoria decided it was time to take the next step in her coaching career with a team that would challenge her own skills and knowledge of the sport. She joined the San Antonio Chiefs as an assistant coach for the 17’s team Fall of 2019 and is now the Strength and Conditioning coach for the 2020-2021 seaon. She hopes to help each of the players reach their goals and learn new skills that can be used on and off the court. Confidence, teamwork, and determination are all important life skills, and Victoria will work all season to prepare the players with these traits for whatever challenges they choose to take on following their commitment to SA Chiefs.
Assistant 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.