Coach Lou Panzella

Hi. I am Lou. Here’s some info you may find interesting or you may find kind of boring. Let me start with I have been married to my gorgeous and very supportive wife Jacqui for 35 years. We have 3 amazing daughters, Kiyoko, Tamiko and Mariko. I recently retired as a special education teacher from the AUSD.  I never played volleyball growing up.

I am in my 6th year as head coach of Women’s Volleyball at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. Prior to coaching at LMC I coached both the men and women volleyball teams at Deer Valley High School and prior to DVHS I coached men and women volleyball at Antioch High. I have been coaching college or high school volleyball in East County for over 30 years.

I’ve been coaching for Diablo Volleyball club at least 12 years, probably more. I went to Sean & Teresa many years ago in hopes of creating a place for east county kids to play club volleyball without extensive travel for practice and trying to keep it cost effective. They responded and Diablo Valley East was born.

I have been very fortunate to have coached many outstanding volleyball players  – we have won NCS and league championships due to the commitment and abilities of these outstanding players.

I maintain my love and passion for coaching!