We are always looking for great coaches. Whether you have decades of experienced or are just starting out, we can provide you with the tools needed for success. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in joining our staff, please email us.
Jennie was born and raised in Honolulu, HI and has over 15 years of volleyball experience. She played intramural volleyball at Long Beach City College, has been coaching high school volleyball since 2018, and is currently the boys varsity coach at SRVHS. She believes in the long-lasting lessons inherent in team sports, and in creating a team-first atmosphere, where talent comes in all different forms and where everyone is a valuable asset to the team.
14-1s Assistant Coach
This Noelani’s first year coaching for NorCal. She attends San Ramon Valley HS, where she assists her mom, Jennie Bautista, coach the boys varsity volleyball team. After coaching a variety of ages (from 9 – 18), Noelani has developed a passion to help others get better at volleyball as she is still improving herself. She not only sees volleyball as a physical sport, but also a mental one, always finding a way to improve herself as a player. As a member of NorCal’s Girls 18-2s team, she knows how to relate to players and be approachable.
15-1s Head Coach
Nathan Loewke started his playing career at MVHS and DVVC, played club at UCLA while earning his B.S. in mechanical engineering, then played club at Stanford while earning his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering. In 2013 he joined MVVC’s coaching staff, where he helped his players earn 17-USA bronze and 18-Open gold medals at USAV BJNCs, as well as earning three top-five finishes. He then joined NorCal’s coaching staff in 2021, helped two of their teams earn top-five finishes at USAV BJNCs, and became their Boys Program Director in 2022. In his free time he likes spending time with his family, playing pick-up sand games, restoring his old truck, and woodworking.
15-1s Assistant Coach
Nathan Tuazon is entering his second year coaching at NorCal Volleyball Club. He played four years at Foothill High School at setter, opposite, and outside, winning EBAL championships his junior year and earning all-league setter his senior year. He also played at the club level, earning a bronze medal at USAV BJNCs with Pac Rim 16-1s. Since graduating in 2021, he’s attended Ohlone community college, preparing for a major in nursing. Nathan is excited to share his perspective and relate to younger players as a student-athlete freshly graduated from the club system.
15-2s Head Coach
Rachel is excited to be going into her first year coaching at NorCal. She has over 5 years of head and assistant coaching experience at other clubs, including BAVC, Bay Club, and EBVA, for both boys and girls. Before she started coaching, Rachel played for Kimball HS as the starting OH, then transferred to Amador Valley HS where she played outside and opposite. She now plays for Las Positas College under Jamie Hadenfeldt (NorCal Assistant Director) as a setter/oppo, and is majoring in psychology. With over 12 years of playing experience, Rachel’s dedication to the sport and passion for working with kids has helped her discover her love for coaching. When she is not on the court, she can be found hiking with her dog, Pongo.
15-2s Assistant Coach
Joey has played volleyball for over 30 years, through high school and college, and avidly on indoor, grass, and beach. A longtime video game developer and board game enthusiast, he loves discovering ways to maximize his players’ engagement and motivation to learn, achieve, support, and grow through volleyball. Joey assists with the boys’ 15-2s team and the girls’ Fall Ball program at NorCal, and also assists with the high school girls’ volleyball program at the Athenian School. He can often be found at NorCal’s practice facility or on the sand running King of the Court competitions analyzing and tracking player performance.
16-1s Head Coach
John Buchenauer, who also goes by “Buch”, grew up in Pleasanton, playing volleyball for Club VIP, NCVA 14 State, USA Volleyball and Amador Valley HS. Buch was a four-year varsity starter at Amador and won the EBAL league title his senior year. He now coaches for NorCal as well as both girls and boys varsity teams at Livermore HS, where he teaches life science. In his free time, John rock climbs, enjoys mountaineering, and races cars.
16-1s Assistant Coach
18-1s Co-Head Coach
Dusty recently celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary with wife Leslie this past July and is now entering his 25th consecutive year as head boys’/girls’ volleyball coach and physical education teacher at Foothill High School. He spent nine of those years from 2011-2019 also taking on the role of Athletic Director. His first indoor volleyball experience came in college where he played on the men’s club team at Humboldt State University. He quickly fell in love with the sport and began coaching middle and high school teams while earning his teaching credential. He believes volleyball is the ultimate team game that allows youth to learn life skills in cooperation and dedication. Dusty has coached at NorCal since 2004 where he’s coached both boys and girls, including daughter Emma and son Casey. Recent awards include: 2019 CACA Boys VB Coach of the Year, NCS Honors Coach for both boys and girls, and 2016 NorCal Coach of the Year.
18-1s Co-Head Coach
MacKenzie returns to NorCal for her 4th year of coaching. Involved with both our girls and boys programs, she’s excited for what the 2022 indoor season has to offer. She played for NorCal as a Libero, then converted to setter in high school. She then won two national titles with Cal Poly’s Women’s Club team as the starting setter. MacKenzie has a passion for coaching and pushing the potential for each player she mentors. She looks to her players to find small victories within their game – to build on their abilities both physically and mentally by putting their best foot forward every time they step on the court.