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Volleyball

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MEET THE COACHES

In 2014, Coach Lou Panzella and Assistant Coach Tyler Trolson enter their 3rd season at LMC. Coach Lou has been coaching volleyball in East County for 26 years, beginning at Antioch High School in 1988, then moving over to start the men's and women's programs at Deer Valley High School in 1995.

 

Head Coach Lou Panzella

Coach Lou Panzella retired as a special education teacher from the Antioch Unified School District in 2016 after a 34 year teaching career. Coach Lou coached both the men’s and women’s volleyball teams, first at Antioch High School from 1988, then at Deer Valley High from 1996-2015. His team record for high school women's volleyball is 430-224. In men's volleyball his teams have a record of 595-123. Coach Lou was named North Coast Section Honor Coach for women's volleyball in 2010 and NCS boys Honor Coach in 1997. He coached teams that won NCS section titles in 1995 and 1996 at Antioch High and in 2013, 2014 and 2015 at Deer Valley High School. At LMC, in 2012 the women's team record was 4-17. In 2013 that improved to 11-13. ┬áIn 2014 LMC had its first winning season under Coach Lou, improving to 14-12 and making the State playoffs for the first time in 10 seasons. In 2015, the Mustang Spikers were 13-11 and in 2016 improved to 15-13, winning the conference championship for the first time in 14 years. Overall Coach Lou has a record of 57-66, with a streak of 3 consecutive winning seasons, earning a spot in the state playoffs in 2 of the last 3 years and 1 conference championship. Coach Lou was honored as BVC Coach of the Year for the 2016 season.


 



Assistant Coach Tyler Trolson

Assistant Coach Tyler Trolson is a social studies teacher and also the head men's volleyball coach at Pittsburg High School. He has been coaching both high school and club volleyball for the past 7 years. Coach Trolson started his coaching career after a successful playing career, beginning at Deer Valley High School and then continuing at Sacramento State. Coach Trolson enters his 3rd year as an assistant coach at LMC. Coach Trolson is responsible for recruiting, training and conditioning along with his other coaching duties.

 

 

Assistant Coach Sandra Foster

Sandra Foster, an alumni of Deer Valley High School. Sandra played three years of varsity volleyball for Coach Lou at Deer Valley and played two years at Diablo Valley College, completing her college career at Ontario College in Kansas.

 

Head Coach Panzella says, "We want to keep East County high school players in East County playing volleyball for LMC. We want the high school players that plan to attend community college to become part of the Mustang family! We are always looking for players with athletic ability and a great work ethic, who want to improve and help our team be the best we can be. We want recruits who want to be volleyball players, not just play volleyball!"

 

 

 

 

7/23/15