Ohlone College head coach Jeremy Penaflor begins his tenth season with the Renegades volleyball program. Since being hired, Ohlone Volleyball has seen steady improvement in both classroom and on-the-court performance as well as an overall program improvement with the establishment of instructional youth programs like boys and girls club teams, youth leagues, skill clinics, and summer camps. Penaflor and the Renegades Volleyball program most recently experienced a taste of success during the 2015 season tallying a record of 19-6, and the 2012 season finishing with a record of 19-5 and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in over 12 years. Players have also consistently appeared as statistical leaders in the state in their respective positions, and a vast majority of players have transferred on to the institutions of their choice based on academics, athletics, or both.
Penaflor brings over 17 years of coaching experience.
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, hardworking 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 (NCVA) teams in the under 16s division and qualified for the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Championships (now Junior National Championships). Most recently, Penaflor coached with City Beach Volleyball Club out of Santa Clara. Coaching the 15 Black team during the 2014 club season, he lead the girls to 7th place finish in Northern California in the under 15s division, qualifying them for a USA bid at the Junior National Championships in Minneapolis. Penaflor completed four years as a member of the Club Yahoo coaching staff and five years with City Beach Volleyball Club. He has now made four appearances at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships (2005, 2006, 2008, & 2015). Penaflor 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 recently completed his graduate program and received his Master Degree in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania. Penaflor, married in March of 2011, currently resides in Concord with his wife Sarah, daughter Lilly (5yrs old), and youngest daughter Vivian (16 months old). They have a cat named Kitty, and the family loves being home when volleyball is not happening.
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