Congratulations Coach Ashlee DiSalvo, 2016-2017 Pacific League Varsity Volleyball Coach of the Year!
Pasadena High School’s Varsity Head Coach Ashlee DiSalvo has been coaching at Pasadena High School for the last four years. She was born and raised in New York and attended Felician University a NCAA Division II School. She received a full scholarship to play for Felician in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. She played “Libero” , a defensive specialist position in indoor volleyball. The position was added to the game of indoor volleyball in 1999 along with a set of special rules for play in order to foster more digs and rallies and to make the game more exciting overall. The libero remains in the game at all times and is the only player that is not limited by the regular rules of rotation. The libero usually replaces the middle blocker position when they rotate to the back row and never rotates to the front row.
Coach DiSalvo has been instrumental in adding Frosh/Soph Volleyball at PHS to feed into the JV/Varsity Programs. Additionally, she serves as Club Director and Head Coach of LAVA Pasadena (volleyball club). "I coach because I love my kids and the families at PHS. I want to share my experience with my players and serve as a positive female role model for all female athletes. My best memory from coaching at PHS was taking Burroughs 5 sets in 2014 where we were 5 points away from making CIF. My best memory from this year was beating Burbank at Burbank for the first time in my coaching history."
Congratulations to Derek Jones, on being named 2016 Pacific League Girls Tennis Coach of the Year.
Coach Jones has a long history of success with the mighty Bulldog athletic programs.
This is the third time that the Pacific League Coach of the Year honor has been awarded to Coach Jones (twice for Girls’ Tennis and once for Boys’ Tennis). He was a 1976 Pasadena High School graduate and it is important to note that Derek Jones was an accomplished student athlete while at Pasadena High School. While playing high school basketball he earned League Co-Champions and was named MVP. As a Bulldog he has participated in several CIF-SS Basketball Championship games as a player under Coach George Terzian and as an Assistant Coach under Coach Tim Tucker. He earned a college scholarship and played basketball for Grand Canyon University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. He earned his Master’s in Education and School Administration from Azusa Pacific University and a Special Education credential from California State University, Los Angeles. He is currently a Physical Education teacher.
Congratulations Coach Jones!!
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