Coach DeRaffaele played here at Bullard High School and landed on Volleyball Magazine’s “Fab 50” list on his way to SDSU where he played out his collegiate career. There he first picked up the game of beach volleyball as well as coaching the nationally ranked men’s and women’s volleyball club. He has played in CBVA, AVP Next, and the AVP events across the US. He has coached both high school and club volleyball clubs. In 2016 he was the program director for Ignite Beach Volleyball club and brings that experience and passion back to California where he started Elite Beach Volleyball with Coach Maddox. He LOVES to coach and has a passion for teaching his players about life’s lessons through the experiences competitive volleyball creates.
Coach Winter is a three time collegiate All American setter and conference player of the year at Fresno Pacific University. Assistant coach for two national championship teams. More than 20 years of coaching experience at Clovis East, Clovis West, Central Cal, Pacific Premiere Volleyball Academy, and Fresno Pacific University. Inductee in the Fresno Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame.
Richard Saldivar enters his second season with the Rams Beach volleyball program. For the Fresno City College indoor team, he serves as the libero/defensive specialist coach with emphasis with team defense and passing. Richard was a standout libero at Bullard High School. He has coaching experience at
both the middle school and high school levels. Richard is a coach with Team 559 Volleyball club and had previously coached beach for Shorebreak BVC, along with indoor boys and girls for the Central Cal Volleyball Club and Triumph Volleyball Club. He is a co-director for the FCC Summer Grass Volleyball Series. Richard is a USAV BCAP Level 1 certified coach.