Head Coach, Position Coach Specialist
1 Gold medal USAV Junior Nationals
10,000 hours mindful practice = proficiency
2016 Manny joined Marin Juniors
Manny Johnson is a veteran of many volleyball clubs in the Bay Area: LaMorinda, Crush, Norcal, Empire, Xceleration, City Beach, and now Marin Juniors. Manny believes it’s not about winning and losing, it’s about winning and learning, which is why he joined Marin Juniors. The club's positive learning environment and engaged coaching staff aligns with Manny's coaching philosophy.
Manny is a special education teacher and department chair at Vallejo High School, and coaches girls’ varsity volleyball at Albany High School. Manny received a BA in English from St. Mary's College, is a Positive Coaching Alliance double goal coach, and is CAP level 1 certified. Some of his accolades include:
- Napa County High School Coach of the Year 2004, 2005
- NCS Division 4 Champions 2004
- Coached the Gold Medal Winner USAV Junior Olympics in 2008
- Head Coach Continental Youth Team in 2005
- TCAL League Champion 2015
- Head Coach at Gold Medal Squared 2004 - Present
Manny loves music and his favorite place to travel is Disneyland - the happiest place on Earth!
“It’s what you learn after you know everything that counts.” John Wooden
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