RUBEN VOLTA PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE HEAD VOLLEYBALL COACH
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Ruben Volta, who has spent the past seven years as an assistant volleyball coach at Sacramento State, was promoted to associate head coach, it was announced by Hornets’ head coach Debby Colberg today.
Volta, 39, who will be entering his eighth season on Colberg’s coach staff, became a full-time assistant at Sacramento State in 2002, after spending the two previous years as a volunteer assistant. During his tenure at Sacramento State, the Hornets have combined for a 169-46 (.786 winning percentage) record and have won either the Big Sky Conference’s regular season and/or tournament championships every season. That includes five straight Big Sky Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.
“I’ve been very pleased with all aspects of Ruben’s work as an assistant coach,” Colberg said. “He is a terrific coach, and I feel fortunate to have someone of his calibar on our staff.”
A 15-year volleyball coaching veteran, Volta has served as the team’s recruiting and travel coordinator while also working with the setters, on-floor coaching and scouting the opposition each of the last four years.
From 1995-2001, Volta ran and operated the High Voltage volleyball facility, which at one point housed 18 juniors teams of different age groups. Some of his former club players with High Voltage included past Hornets Sandra Bandimere, Tasman Dwyer, Kazmiera Imrie, Jackie Coudert and Brenda Moorlag. In addition, current Sacramento State middle hitter and first team all-Big Sky selection Michelle Franz competed at his club.
A graduate of Sacramento State in 1993 with a degree in physical education, Volta starred for the Hornet men’s club team that went undefeated and won the National Club Championship in 1995. That same season, he earned All-American honors as the team’s setter.