Ohlone College head coach Jeremy Penaflor begins his sixth season with the Renegades volleyball program after being named head coach in January of 2008.
Since being hired, Ohlone Volleyball has seen steady improvement in both classroom as well as on the court. Penaflor and the Renegades Volleyball program most recently experienced a taste of success this past 2012 season finishing with a record of 19-5 and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in over 12 years.
Penaflor brings over 13 years of coaching experience and over 16 years of playing experience to the Renegades athletic family.
Coming from a long range of comprehensive fundamental training, Penaflor requires his athletes to have the same attention to detail both on and off the court. He expects the members of his teams to be the complete student athletes with successful performances in the classroom and positive, hard working attitudes on the floor.
Prior to joining the Renegades, Penaflor spent four years as a member of the San Jose State University volleyball coaching staff (2002-06) as an assistant coach. His primary areas of focus at San Jose State were setter development, libero and defensive specialists' development, statistical analysis of individual and team play, and coordination of video analysis and exchange.
Penaflor also has an extensive juniors and club volleyball background. During the 2008 club season Penaflor was the head coach of the Club Yahoo under-16 team, which finished the season ranked 4th among the Northern California Volleyball Association teams in the under 16s division and qualified for the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Championships (now Junior National Championships). Penaflor completed his four years as member of the Club Yahoo coaching staff and has now made three appearances at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Championships (2005, 2006, & 2008). Penaflor currently coaches with the nationally recognized City Beach Volleyball Club out of Santa Clara (since 2009) and has also coached at a number of high schools and middle schools around the San Francisco bay area.
Penaflor received his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Management from San Jose State and was member of the San Jose State men's club volleyball team. As a player he was named to the All NCCVL First Team (2002, 2004) and the NIRSA National Championship Tournament All-Tournament Libero (2002, 2003). He plans to return to school in the near future to pursue a Master's Degree in sports management. Penaflor, married in March of 2011, currently resides in San Jose with his wife Sarah and recently born daughter Lilly. They have a dog Pumba and a cat named Kitty, and the family loves being home when volleyball is not happening.
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