2022 COACHES

CLUB DIRECTORS: CHURCH VILLACAMPA, APRIL VILLACAMPA

 

2021-2022 SEASON
18 TITANS: Ray Sum, Jacquelyn Yee
17 WOLVERINES: April Villacampa, Sierra Yuen, Isis Arce
16 WOLVERINES: Ira Arce, Isis Arce
16 TIGERS: Larry Loo, Kailey Walker, Apollo Madayag
15 PALKONS: Apollo Madayag, TBD
15 HAWKS:
Ray Sum, Jacquelyn Yee
14 WOLVERINES: April Villacampa, Ira Arce
14 PALKONS: Apollo Madayag or Larry Loo, Heather Liu, Emily Sobel
13 WOLVERINES: Church Villacampa, Angela Chen, Milise Havili
13 HAWKS: TBD
12 WOLVERINES: Janet Lao, Mia Kwan
12 HAWKS: Juan Calderon, TBD
11 CHEETAHS: Church Villacampa, TBD
BOYS 18’S: Larry Loo, Denise Downs, Calvin Lee
BOYS 14’S: Church Villacampa, Nicolas Chan, Italia Ghilarducci

APRIL VILLACAMPA
April is entering her 17th season as a head coach at Tremors after a successful season leading both her 16 Wolverines and 12 Wolverines (2021 NCVA Region Champions) to the 2021 USAV Junior National Championships in Las Vegas. In 2019, April led the 14-1 Wolverines to a Colorado Crossroad USA Championship Title, solid second place finishes at Windy City National Qualifier and Far Westerns, and a bronze medal in the 14 USA division at the 2019 USAV Junior National Championships in Indianapolis. And in 2020, led the 15-1 Wolverines to a first place finish in the region, qualifying the Wolverines to the 2020 GJNC.In 2014, April led the 13-1 Cobras to the Junior National Championships in Minneapolis, MN, making it the first team in club history to compete in the Open Division. The 2014 13-1 Cobras won 13 Open at Far Westerns and was the only 13’s team to represent Northern California in 13 Open at the 2014 JNC, competing alongside the top 24 teams in the nation. The 2014 13-1 Cobras were also the 13’s division Region Champions and was the only 13’s team to maintain a Gold rank in the 14’s division throughout the season. In 2015, April lead the 13-1 Cobras to an undefeated Power League season, winning the 13’s division Region Championships and qualified the team in 13 Open at the 2015 JNC in New Orleans, LA through a solid second place finish at the SCVA National Qualifier. The 13-1 Cobras again was the only 13’s team to represent the region in 13 Open at the 2015 JNC’s, competing amongst the top 36 teams in the nation. In 2017, April led the 12-1 Wolverines to an undefeated Power League season and Regional Championship title. The 12-1 Wolverines collected four Gold medals and quadruple qualified to the 2017 Junior Nationals by winning the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, SCVA National Qualifier, Far Western National Qualifier, and NCVA Power League. The 12-1 Wolverines then went on to finish 9th in the nation at the 2017 USA Junior National Championship in Minneapolis, MNApril has coached all 19 of her previous teams (12’s through 16’s) to Gold division finishes, with 14 of her teams qualifying to the Junior National Championships — 2007 12-1 Jaguars, 2008 13-1 Jaguars, 2009 12-1 Wolverines, 2010 13-1 Cobras, 2013 12-2 Cobras (Far Western 12 American Champions), 2014 13-1 Cobras (NCVA Region Champions, Far Western 13 Open Champions, ranked top 24 in the nation), 2015 13-1 Cobras (NCVA Region Champions, ranked top 36 in the nation), 2016 14-1 Cobras (Far Western 14 American Champions), 2017 12-1 Wolverines (NCVA Region Champions, Colorado Crossroads 12 American Champions, SCVA National Qualifier 12 National Champions, Far Western 12 National Champions, Finished 9th in the Nation at the 2017 USA Junior National Championship), 2018 13-1 Wolverines (Windy City 13 USA Champions), 2019 14-1 Wolverines (Colorado Crossroads 14 USA Champions, USAV Junior National Championships 14 USA Bronze Medalists), 2020 15 Wolverines (NCVA Region, 1st Place), and 2021 16 Wolverines and 12 Wolverines (NCVA Region Champions).

April graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in Kinesiology, emphasis on Exercise and Movement Sciences and concentration in Human Performance Analysis. Outside of volleyball, April likes to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, and enjoys traveling, hiking, and beach days with her two corgis Captain and Tony.

IRA ARCE
Ira is entering her 6th season coaching at SF Tremors after a successful year with the 2018-2019 13-1 Wolverines! Her team finished in 1st place at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, earning them an American Bid to the Junior National Championships (JNC). In Vegas, they finished in 5th place in the National Division. She also led her team to become the 13s Division NCVA Power League Champions, earning them a National Bid to JNC. They finished the season earning two bids to JNC in Indianapolis, IN.

All 5 of her previous teams have qualified to compete in the Junior National Championships and 4 of these teams finished in the Gold Division for NCVA. In her first season, she assisted the 12-1 Wolverines team in finishing 1st place in NCVA, 2nd place at Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, 1st place at SCVA National Qualifier and 5th place at the Junior National Championships in New Orleans, LA. Her 12-1 team in 2016 and 13-1 team in 2017 both finished Top 5 in NCVA and qualified to compete at JNC in Indianapolis, IN and Minneapolis, MN. She is looking forward to another successful season!

Ira started playing at SF Tremors when she was just 10 years old. Through her main coaches, Church and April, she learned the importance of hard work and discipline. She attended Sacred Heart Cathedral where she was the starting setter all four years. Ira graduated from Saint Mary’s College where she studied Kinesiology: Health and Human Performance. She was also able to continue her volleyball career as she played club volleyball for Saint Mary’s. In her spare time, she loves watching the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, sleeping, and eating!

APOLLO MADAYAG
Apollo “El Suave” Madayag descended from Mount Olympus in the late 80’s who played Volleyball in the United States Marine Corps. His latest accomplishments with his (2019) EL CAMINO HIGH SCHOOL varsity team ended up winning the Ocean League Championships with an undefeated record and making the State playoffs for the 2nd time in three years. This also includes his Junior Varsity teams who have won back to back championships with an undefeated record in 2016-2017. (2019) Coach Apollo guided the 14-2 Tigers and the 15-1 Wolverines to the Junior National Championships last season in Indianapolis. His 15-1 Wolverines obtained their bid at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier defeating tough mid-western teams to earn the15-1 AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP. (2018) The Ferocious 13-2 Tigers earned their bid to the Junior National Championships in Detroit who were mainly made up of rookies who fell short in qualifying in the Gold Division. (2017) Coach Apollo and his famous 14-3 Mighty Palkons made volleyball history. At the Pacific Northwest Qualifier, they finished a strong second place with high honors. The Far Western National Qualifier was also a great showing for the Palkons, taking 4th place out of 136 teams. At the Regional Championships, the Palkons took 1st place in the Silver Division. During the “Big Dance” (JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS) the Mighty Palkons took 5th place in the Patriot Division. This scrappy team’s final ranking was #146 in the Nation out of 4,600 teams! The best “3” team in the Nation! In 2015, he coached at Hillsdale High School delivering the Freshman Knights an undefeated, 22-0 season, crowning them as the “BAY PENINSULA ATHLETIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS”. In 2016, the Knights finished with a 19-3 record. Also, in the past 10 years he has devoted his spare time in training and coaching the young volleyball players at Our Lady of Mercy and Saint Brigid Catholic schools, bringing them many Championship titles. Apollo is enjoying his coaching positions at SF TREMORS VBC and is looking forward to making his 5th appearance at the Junior National Championships.

On his days off, you can find him working on his Tinikling moves, baking babinka, hosting TFC, competing against Bobby Flay, writing his novel, fencing with Poseidon, composing music, teaching eskrima, walking Thor, playing chess with Zeus, and planting rice on the Island of Mindoro.

HAILEY GRUETZMACHER
Hailey is originally from Portland, Oregon. Growing up, Hailey played for Nike Northwest Juniors and went to the Junior National Championships every year. During her senior year, her team finished 5th in the 18 Open division at JNs. Hailey was then recruited to be a libero at Cal State Stanislaus, which brought Hailey down here to Northern California. As a 4 year starting libero and captain at CSU, Hailey racked up over 1,000 digs and lead the team in serving aces. Throughout her college career, Hailey coached at Rage Volleyball Club in Ripon, CA, assisting the 13-1 team who qualified for JNs and head coaching the 16-3 team, just shy of a bid. Even a 3s team was competitive and a top team in NCVA. Hailey also head coached a 13s premier team in Fresno, CA who ended the season undefeated at league tournaments.

Hailey’s coaching philosophy all roots from hard work. She has learned very early on that it is not the most talented team that wins championships, but the team that never quits. Any kid with a good attitude, work ethic and determination to get better is someone Hailey wants on her team.

Hailey currently lives in the city and working at a hedge fund. Her time spent outside of coaching volleyball is playing outdoor volleyball (sand or grass), traveling and shopping! Hailey can’t wait to get this club season going!

LARRY LOO
Larry is a seasoned volleyball coach and former (AA/Open) competitive indoor, played 9-man volleyball, grass and beach volleyball player. Coach Larry Loo was a player coach for Cornell University Men’s club team and volunteer coach for the Women’s Varsity program. He then coached at the collegiate level including Head Coach Men’s collegiate program at CUNY York (Jamaica, NY) Columbia Men’s Club, Assistant for Columbia Women’s collegiate program. Most recently he coached the USF Men’s and Women’s club teams and St Anne’s CYO. Last season, Coach Larry Loo did an excellent job transforming our 14-3 Jaguars Premier League team to 5th place Gold Finish, mostly composed of 12’s, 13′ and young 14’s players.

DENISE DOWNS
Denise is a former competitive volleyball player who’s coached several levels. She started her competitive volleyball career with the UC Berkeley Juniors Team where she played at the Junior Olympics. This led to her role as a setter for Caroll College in Montana. After college, Denise coached Helena High School’s (Montana) volleyball teams which sent four players to collegiate programs. Denise continued to compete competitively in the NCVA Women’s Pro and AA Grass doubles tournaments. In recent years, she was a coach for the USF Men’s and Women’s club teams and also coaches CYO for St Anne’s of the Sunset.

RAY SUM

Ray Sum returns to Tremors after a season of assisting the 14-2 Mustangs and 15-2 Palkons. Since 2011, Ray has been coaching multiple volleyball teams at Holy Name School where he has won many division Championships. Ray grew up playing volleyball since he was 12, played in high school, 9-man tournaments and numerous leagues. He has also assisted at the high school level at Abraham Lincoln. In addition to coaching volleyball, Ray was a former volleyball referee for the SF high schools and a coach for club AAU basketball. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and playing golf or tennis with his family.

JUAN CALDERON

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CHURCH VILLACAMPA

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