Article, 2008 Season - Ohlone College Renegades Women's Volleyball

Volleyball welcomes East Bay native

By Tomas Ortega, Sports editor.

Thursday, February 7, 2008—Reprinted from Ohlone College Monitor.

New head coach Jeremy Peñaflor. —Photo by Tomas Ortega.

Now, more than ever, is a good time to join an Ohlone sport, specifically volleyball. The women’s volleyball team has just picked up Coach Jeremy Peñaflor. Officially brought onboard Jan. 28, Peñaflor is ready to get his new program up and running. In doing so, he’s started up a volleyball class, PE 301, for anyone who wants to join.

Peñaflor grew up in Hayward and attended Moreau Catholic High School. He played volleyball all four years, including three on varsity, as well as basketball and cross country. He also served as student assistant coach for two years for the SJ State women’s team.

It’s a funny thing, how he ended up coaching at Ohlone. As a high school student, he would come to Ohlone for the open gym. “Who would have thought I’d be coaching volleyball at a place I helped to fundraise as a high school student?” he added.

When asked about his goal for the fall season, he stated, “we’d like to go all the way. But realistically, anything above .500 would be our minimal goal.”

From now until further notice, Peñaflor will be hosting an open gym Monday nights in the Epler Gymnasium. A $3 fee will be charged to help raise money for the volleyball team.

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