|Meet the Coaching Staff...
I first was introduced to volleyball when I was a sophomore at Livingston High School calling lines
for the high school team. From that point on I developed a passion for the game that I have been
fortunate to pass on to other players. I started coaching at the age of 17 and have been fortunate
to play and coach at a high level throughout the years. I have coached almost every level you could
think of and in the process I have also learned something from every team that I have coached. I
tend to have an unorthodox style of coaching that has been very successful over the years.
Livingston High JV – 2 years
Hughson High Varsity – 2 years
Livingston High Varsity – 2 years
Hilmar High School Varsity – 5 years
CSU Stanislaus (assistant) – 1 year
Club Slaus (18’s) – 2 years
Club Valley Juniors (various teams) – 3 years
Club Velocity (various team) –11 years
Awards and Achievements
3 time WAC League champion
2 time coach of the year for WAC
2007 Modesto Bee coach of the year
Made second round playoffs 2 years with Hilmar High
Made third round playoffs 3 years with Hilmar High
Tony has been coaching youth sports in the Central Valley since 1998. He has coached most
recently Boys and Girls high school basketball and Girls high school Volleyball. He has also
volunteered and coached at numerous camps and clinics. Tony believes heavily in basic
fundamentals and Academics in school. He also believes that good things come from players that
apply themselves, play hard, and play smart! Some of His recent accomplishments:
Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Head Coach 18's Power League 2002
Modesto Junior College Volleyball, volunteer assistant coach 2001, 2002
Extreme Volleyball Club, Head Coach 16's Power League 2003
NCVA Power League Regional Champs 2002, 2003
Extreme Volleyball Club, Head Coach 16's Power League 2004
Central Catholic Freshman Girls Basketball Head Coach 2002
Central Catholic Freshman Girls Volleyball Head Coach 2002
Central Catholic Varsity Volleyball Asst. Coach 2002 (SAL Champs)
Central Catholic Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach 2003 (SAL Champs)
Central Catholic Junior Varsity Basketball Co-Coach 2003 (SAL Co-Champs)
Central Catholic Varsity Volleyball Asst. Coach, 2003
Central Catholic Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach, 2004
Central Catholic Varsity Volleyball Asst. Coach 2004 (SAL Champs)
Central Catholic Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach 2004 (SAL Champs)
Central Catholic Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach 2005
Central Catholic Varsity Volleyball Asst. Coach 2005
Central Catholic Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach 2005 (SAL Champs)
Cen Cal 17U AAU Girls Basketball, Head Coach / Director 2004, 2005
Modesto Magic Girls Basketball League, Volunteer Coach 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Hilmar Basketball Youth Camp Co-Coordinator 2004,2005, 2006
OLA Annual Grass Volleyball Tournament Coordinator / Director 2000,2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
2005, & 2010
Hilmar High Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach 2006
Hilmar High Varsity Volleyball Asst. Coach 2006 (WAC Champs)
Hilmar High Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach 2006
Hilmar High Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach 2007 (WAC Champs)
Hilmar High Varsity Volleyball Asst. Coach 2007 (WAC Champs)
Hilmar High Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach 2007 (WAC Champs)
Hilmar High Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach 2008 (WAC Champs)
Hilmar High Varsity Volleyball Asst. Coach 2008 (WAC Champs)
Hilmar High Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach 2008
Sting AAU 15U Boys Basketball, Head Coach / Director 2007, 2008
Pat Powers Volleyball, Volunteer Instructional Coach 2008
Velocity Volleyball Club, Head Coach 16's Power League 2008
Hilmar High Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach 2009
Hilmar High Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach 2009
Hilmar High Varsity Boys Basketball Asst. Coach 2009
Velocity Volleyball Club, Head Coach 18-1's 2009
Velocity Volleyball Club, Head Coach 18-1's 2010
Velocity Volleyball Club, Head Coach 18-1's 2011
Modesto Junior College Assistant Women's Coach 2011
Velocity Volleyball Club, Head Coach 18-1's 2012
First Aid Cert.
NFHS Fundamentals Of Coaching Cert.
NFHS Fundamentals Of Coaching Volleyball Cert.
NFHS Concussion In sports Cert.
Positive Coaching Alliance PCA Double-Goal Coach Cert.
CAP Level 1
NCOA Volleyball Official
Volleyball has literally been a part of Azia as she grew up on the courts watching her dad and
mom play. In was her freshman year in high school that her paths crossed her with Local
Legend Dale Moren and the volleyball passion was ignited! Azia played 3 years of varsity
volleyball at Beyer, where 2 years in a row they made it to State! Azia double sported and
received a scholarship . In 1992 Azia started her coaching career at the JV level at Central
Catholic, she has since had a family and is continuing to pass her volleyball passion on!
Beyer Freshman Head Coach 2002
Extreme 14's Head Caoch 2002
Beyer Freshman Head Coach 2003 (15-3 record), 2003
Extreme 14's Head Coach 2003
Extreme Volleyball Club Director 2004,2005,2006,2007
Extreme 14's Head Coach 2004
Beyer Volleyball Head Coach, 2004 (MMC Champs, Undefeated Season)
Extreme Volleyball 14's Head Coach, 2005
Beyer Volleyball Head Coach, 2005 (MMC Champs)
Extreme 16's Head Coach 2006
Extreme 14's Head Coach, 2007
Modesto Christian Varsity Head Coach, 2009
Modesto Christian Varsity Head Coach 2010
Velocity Volleyball asst, 14's coach, 2012
Velocity Volleyball 14's Head Coach 2013
We are proud to add CSU Stanislaus State volleyball standout to our staff!
Kendal has been play volleyball since she was 10 years old in Seattle, Washington. Kendal has
been coaching since she was 17 and has great experience with players of all levels. She has
worked with a number of high schools, clubs, and university programs throughout the west
coast. Kendal is very eager to share her knowledge of volleyball with others!!
Rudy has been playing volleyball since he was 12 years old in Guatemala, Central America. He
began playing for the state team at 13 and also played in Junior High and High School. After
High School he played in college and got drafted to play on the youth national team, which he
played in for two years. His experience as a player were all positions with a speciality as an
outside hitter and backup setter.
He began coaching at Turlock Christian in 2007 with the idea to pass on his experience and
skills. He has been involved in teaching JV players the fundamental skills of volleyball and to
teach them to be confident and competitive. In 2008 his team only lost two games in season.
For the last two years he has been forming a very young team in which he has high
expectations for this season.
In 2009 he began coaching at Velocity Volleyball Club. He coached the 16's area, which he says
was one of the best experiences he ever had. In 2010 he coached the 18's are in which he also
First Aid cert.
Velocity is proud to welcome aboard Ron Lazaro!
Ron has coached volleyball for many years and loves to teach! Ron is currently the JV coach at
Central Catholic. Ron has coached at Modesto High, Modesto Christian, and Central Catholic.
Ron has coached various age groups in club for Extreme and Valli Girls.
Bob returns to Velocity after a short Hiatus! Bob has coached in the Central Valley for many
years and is well known and respected by his peers. Bob brings lots of energy and charisma to
his instruction and gives athletes a fun and rewarding atmosphere!
Bob Currently coaches Varsity Volleyball at Central Catholic and in his first year as Varsity
Coach brought home an undefeated league record and Central's first title since 2005!
Other Coaching Experience:
Modesto High School
Beyer High School
Club Volleyball experience:
Velocity 14s and 16s
Extreme VB 14s,16s and 17s
First Aid Certificate