Coach Jackie Ponciano-Babb

For as long as I can remember, volleyball has been a part of my life. Growing up in Hawaii, I’ve played multiple sports but volleyball was the one that I knew would always be with me throughout my journey of life. I played all throughout my high school and was fortunate enough to play one year of club volleyball. My experience playing at Kamehameha Volleyball Club was the best time that I ever had. I learned more about volleyball in the four months that I played there than I did the four years that I played at my high school. Having this experience was an opportunity that I am grateful for and decided then to become a physical educator and coach at the collegiate level. After high school, I played two years at West Hills College before transferring to California State University, Sacramento. Playing volleyball at three different levels gave me valuable experience as a student-athlete but also as a future collegiate coach. Upon completing my playing career, I easily transitioned into coaching volleyball where I love to share my passion for volleyball. I was given a great opportunity to learn, play, and coach the sport that I feel I was born to do. I now give players who want to learn and want to play an opportunity to have a wonderful and purposeful experience.

Playing Experience:

Kahuku High School, 1980-1984, Setter/Opposite
Kamehameha Volleyball Club, 1983, Setter/Opposite
West Hills College, 1984-1986, Setter
California State University, Sacramento, 1986-87, Red-shirted; 1987-1989, Setter/Defensive Specialist

Coaching Experience:

Encina High School – Sacramento, 1989, Head Varsity Coach Girls Volleyball
Club Sacramento Volleyball, 1988-89, Assistant Coach Girls 16 & Under
California State University – Sacramento, 1990-1993, Men’s Club Junior Varsity Head Coach
Humboldt State University, 1993, Women’s Assistant Coach
University of California, Davis, 1994, Women’s Assistant Coach
American River College, 1995-1997, Head Volleyball Coach
Diablo Valley College, 1997-Present, Head Volleyball Coach, 2010-Present, Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach, 2017 Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance – Department Chair

Accomplishments:

Kahuku High School – JV OIA Champions, 1980; Varsity Girls Volleyball HHSAA State Runners-Up, 1983
West Hills College – Central Valley All-Conference Honorable Mention Team, 1984 & 1985
California State University, Sacramento – First walk-on, 1987; Most Inspirational Team Award, 1988
American River College – Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year, 1993; COA State Championship – 7th Place Finish
Diablo Valley College – COA Nor-Cal Regional Playoffs 1999, CCCAA Nor-Cal Regional Playoffs 2009, 2012, 2015