Nathan Loewke started his playing career at Monte Vista and Diablo, 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. He’s spent the majority of his coaching career with MVVC where he focused on 17s and 18s boys teams, including assisting on 2019’s gold medal 18 open team. In his free time he likes playing pick up sand games, restoring cars, and woodworking.
17-1 Assistant Coach
MacKenzie returns to NorCal for her 3rd year of coaching. Involved with both our girls and boys’ program, MacKenzie is excited for what the 2022 indoor season has to offer. Previously MacKenzie played for NorCal as a DS/Libero, but converted to a setter entering high school. She joined the Cal Poly Women’s Club Volleyball team in 2016 and there won two national titles as a starting setter. MacKenzie has found a passion for coaching within these past few years and enjoys pushing the potential out of each player she mentors. MacKenzie 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.
16-1 Head Coach
I recently celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary with my wife Leslie this past July and now I’m entering my 25th consecutive year as head boys/girls volleyball coach and physical education teacher at Foothill High School. I spent nine of those years from 2011-2019 also taking on the role of Athletic Director. My first indoor volleyball experience came in college where I played on the men’s collegiate club team at Humboldt State University. I quickly fell in love with the sport and began coaching middle and high school teams while earning my teaching credential. I believe volleyball is the ultimate team game that allows youth to learn life skills in cooperation and dedication. I’ve coached at NorCal on and off since 2004 where I’ve been able to coach both boys and girls (including my daughter Emma and son Casey) at age groups ranging from 14-17. The connections I’ve built during those high school and club seasons with players, parents, and coaches have definitely been highlights of my career.
Some coaching awards I’ve earned include: 2019 CA Coaches Association Boys VB Coach of the Year, North Coast Section Honor Coach for both boys and girls, and 2016 NorCal Coach of the Year.
16-1 Assistant Coach
14-1 Head Coach
Emerson will be entering his 5th year coaching at NorCal. He has been coaching volleyball for 27 years. He has coached boys and girls’ high school, multi-medal winning, top-ten finishing club teams at the regional and National-level. He was also the Training Coach for the USA Junior and Youth National Teams in 2006 and 2007. Collegiately, he has coached for Utah State, Cal, and then began his career with the University of Illinois women’s club team. Emerson played for the University of Illinois men’s club team and his team was 1995 Big Ten Champions.
14-1 Assistant Coach
14-2 Head Coach
Sean Hsu will be entering his first year with NorCal Volleyball Club on both the boys and girls sides. Sean played 4 years at Foothill High School and 2 years at Vassar College in New York (Division 3). Being a Pleasanton native, he played at an assortment of clubs around the area since his14s year. He trained primarily as an outside hitter but also played opposite and middle in college. His playing style and philosophy has always been about attention to detail and approaching competition methodically. Sean is a recent graduate with a biochemistry degree looking to further myself himself the healthcare field.
14-2 Assistant Coach
Diana is going into her first year of coaching at NorCal. She previously played at NorCal as a Libero/DS and continued playing for San Diego State University’s Women’s Club Volleyball program. There, she majored in Athletic Training and completed her clinical hours with their D1 athletics. Diana is excited to work with both the boys and girls programs and is looking forward to sharing her passion for athletics with younger athletes. Participating as an athlete as well as working with them has allowed Diana to gain more insight on what the athlete mentally is on and off the court. She hopes to help develop each player into confident, dynamic, well rounded athletes.