President Sean Stratton

Coaching Philosophy

My main goals for the players that I coach is that they improve in the game of volleyball, build confidence and gain a strong skill of communication

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 me 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 took many things that I learned from my degree and incorporate 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 and the support of their parents. I thank all of you for these great years)


1999-Diablo 18 Stratton-9th at Junior Olympics
2000 Diablo 18-Stratton- Undefeated Season in NCVA
2001 Diablo 18 Stratton- 11th at Junior Olympics-18 Open
2003 Diablo 18 Stratton-5th at Junior Olympics-18 Open
2004 San Ramon High School Varsity Boys-NCS Champions
2004 Contra Costa Times Coach of the Year
2005 Tri-Valley Herald All Sports Coach of the Year
2005 San Ramon High School Varsity Boys-NCS Champions (36-0)
2005 NCVA Boys High Performance – 5th Place (Salt Lake City, UT)
2006 NCVA Boys High Performance – 3rd Place (Sacramento, CA)
2006 San Ramon High School Varsity Boys-3rd NCS
2007 NCVA Boys High Performance 18 and Under Coach (Traveled to Europe)
2008 USA Boys High Performance Camp – Long Beach, CA
2010 Diablo 16 Black – 29th at Junior Olympics
2010 USA Boys High Performance Camp – WI Dells, WI
2011 Diablo 16 Black – 26th at Junior Nationals
2012 San Ramon High School – 5th place NCS
2012 16 Fury – undefeated in all leagues (lost in the finals of Regionals)
2012 San Ramon Frosh Team
2012 18 Green with Diablo
2013 16 You Know – undefeated in all leagues
2014 14 Black – Power League
2016 San Ramon Men’s Varsity (13 Seasons)
2014 – Junior Nationals – 17th place (14 Open Division)
2016 – San Ramon – 5th place – NCS
2017 – NorCal High Performance Coach (July 2017 – Ft Lauderdale, FL) – USA HP Championships

2018 – NorCal High Performance Coach (March/April 2018 Pordenone, Italy) – Cornacchia World Cup