Jimmy Stitz '13 (M.S. Being the quick learner she is, Riddlesprigger watches how Antetokounmpo handles the attention. We met him as Preston’s grandfather who became the reason she went into coaching. Student Spotlight: Maya Riddlesprigger November 18, 2020 Riddlesprigger was selected by the Academic Services staff. She would eventually marry Dennis Price, who played football at UCLA, before spending time in the NFL with the Raiders and the Jets. … Cal State Fullerton has placed its head baseball coach on leave, the university announced Thursday. The official 2020 Volleyball Roster for the California Golden Bears. Full Bio. Cal State Fullerton Athletics. “I feel like it helped me grow as a person,” she said. Then, I knew about their business program, which is great. “I have a new love and passion. Before joining Cal State Fullerton, Butler worked at Long Beach State for a season in 2013. Remember the boy who kept Preston in Baltimore? The Cal State Fullerton Titans participate in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference and have 13 national championships in eight different sports. He was at my door and I thought if I got a pen and paper and wrote down what he said it was the right thing. California State University - Fullerton Women's volleyball Program Recruiting and Coaching Personnel If you are trying to get recruited it's important to know who to build a relationship with - and NCSA has got the info you'll need. They’ve been married 60 years. Let’s talk through your misstep.’ It was a misunderstanding and miscommunication. Seas. That included seeing how an A-list celebrity handles the limelight and attention. For example, she went to Universal Studios with the couple last summer. He’s family to us, not a superstar.”. Only then could she sit on the couch and watch sports with him. OH 5'11" Jr. Brentwood San Joaquin Delta College. Just like that, Preston outsmarted herself into a budding career as one of the up-and-coming volleyball coaches on the West Coast. Jimmy Stitz At least one Cal State Fullerton alumnus is basking in the afterglow of the bronze medal capture by USA Women's Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Danny Scott. HIGHLIGHTS One last look at volleyball’s big opening night victory over UMass Lowell! See also: The National Classic (high-school tournament at CSUF) He took the racism he dealt with in Jim Crow Georgia, the lessons from Wooden about caring for his players and teaching them more than the motion offense, mixed that with an unfailing work ethic and poured that into Preston. “I took it as an opportunity to look toward the future. Betsy Sedlak. Meanwhile, Riddlesprigger joined the School of Business Student Advisory Board. That do-everything, Swiss Army Knife-skill set earned him the nickname “the Greek Freak.” Riddlesprigger knows him as her big sister’s boyfriend, a member of the family and an opener of doors Riddlesprigger never imagined. I never had a coach who looked like me, so that was very special to me. Titan Voices: A new year calls for a new focus on intention, equity and community. “I’m so grateful to him for that. There is no additional information to display. Turns out, Preston was pretty good at this. Butler was the volunteer assistant coach for the women’s indoor team, while also serving as an assistant for the sand team that finished the season ranked in the top 10 nationally. Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball is seeking another successful series of matches at the Abilene Christian Tournament. I don’t think that’s an efficient way to get the best out of my players. Cal State Fullerton volleyball coach Ashley Preston carries on family’s storied legacy Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball coach Ashley Preston calls a … Upon graduation, Filip set forth in opening a volleyball club of his own. Betsy Sedlak. Volleyball Support Staff. Director of Operations. Director of Operations. But that barely scratches the surface of the man Preston calls “the best man I ever met in my life.”. But she knew Bill Ellis, her see-through-everything grandfather/mentor/sounding board, would listen patiently to Preston’s case for pursuing that relationship. In 2015, Cal State Fullerton Athletic Director Jim Donovan brought Preston back to the West Coast for a job she thought she had no prayer of getting. 1, I never had a black coach. She’s had more time to get involved. A real reason — one she could convince her grandfather was going to lead to something other than marriage, a part-time job, kids and a picket fence. Riddlesprigger was a three-time All-CIF volleyball player at Fresno Central High School. “But it’s the teaching about life. She contacted businesses for auction items, talked to coaches at her high school to set up an elementary school sports camps, reached out to a local winery for a wine tasting and set up a Charity Buzz auction featuring a meet-and-greet with Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo as the prize. #TusksUp. The Fullerton College Physical Education and Athletic Department would like to honor all of the Hornet student athletes who graduated this year despite facing the many... W. VOLLEYBALL: A BRIGHT FUTURE May 18, 2020 Kurt Suzuki picked the Angels to stay close to home, reunite with Perry Minasian Full Bio. The Fullerton College Physical Education and Athletic Department would like to honor all of the Hornet student athletes who graduated this year despite facing the many... W. VOLLEYBALL… I never had a coach who looked like me, so that was very special to me. I spent time applying for internships I couldn’t get because of the pandemic last year and trying to better myself so I’m ready when I’m done with volleyball. Even on Zoom calls, I get so nervous that I end up stuttering.”. The Big West canceled all fall sports, meaning Riddlesprigger’s junior season vanished. Cal State Fullerton bounces back for series split with CSUN About Former Division I college volleyball player at Cal State Fullerton. Riddlesprigger, on what brought her to Cal State Fullerton, “For me, No. These days, 84-year-old Bill and 83-year-old Gloria Ellis live a happy-ever-after retirement in Las Vegas. It’s hilarious,” Preston said. ... 2016 Olympics is a series of stories highlighting Cal State Fullerton faculty, staff and athletes connected with the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Well, it didn’t in my case.”. “He always told me stories about Wooden, and what fascinates me about that is in my coaching and the way I matured as a coach,” she said. Ellis would brook no silly questions from his granddaughter. Cal State Fullerton Titans Coaches. The official Volleyball page for the Cal State LA Golden Eagles Finally, equate the Maya Riddlesprigger who still needs to internally push herself to talk to strangers with the Maya Riddlesprigger who organized a seven-week fundraising campaign for the Fresno Chapter of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society that raised $33,000. “They’re going to celebrate their five-year anniversary this year and I’ve seen their relationship grow and I’ve seen how he’s grown into the player he is … We see him as family. During college, Filip coached both club volleyball and was a volunteer assistant at Cal State Fullerton. The official Volleyball Coach List for the California State University of San Bernardino Coyotes But there was always a reminder — living in Baltimore and seeing the drug culture there, hearing condescending remarks about how “smart and articulate you are” when she was recruiting or speaking in Orange County — to remind her what her grandfather endured merely getting out of bed every day. For example, when Preston wanted to watch sports with Ellis, she had to prove she knew what was going on. That’s where I found my absolute love of coaching. Preston was in a committed relationship, which gave her a good reason to stay put on the East Coast. In turn, the Prices would have two children, Kylie and Sheldon. She pushed it back to get some internships under her belt. We treat him as family. Experienced coach working with all ages. I’m still working on being comfortable talking to other people. Instead, they got a private tour. Not for the Greek Freak and his family. That Maya Riddlesprigger organized, spoke and handled social media for the virtual symposium. Or, contact our editors by emailing moderator@scng.com. “I got there and my players were mostly freshmen and sophomores, and we were going through our journeys together. It turned out to be a good conversation between two human beings.” So carries a 3.63 GPA as a Marketing/Entertainment-Hospitality Management major in Cal State Fullerton’s demanding business school. I had a female coach when I was 12, but otherwise, I had male coaches. I was growing connections while making me more comfortable getting out of my comfort zone. He used sports as a way to teach Preston how to become a self-sufficient, independent woman. Associate Head Coach. Which makes perfect sense on a couple of fronts. Butler was the volunteer assistant coach for the women’s indoor team, while also serving as an assistant for the sand team that finished the season ranked in the top 10 nationally. There were no lines. CSUN holds off Cal State Fullerton to win its Big West opener. View Full Bio. California State University - Fullerton Women's volleyball Program Recruiting and Coaching Personnel If you are trying to get recruited it's important to know who to build a relationship with - and NCSA has got the info you'll need. Preston grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in Las Vegas, where her grandfather’s struggles sounded more like history book passages than life experiences. Discover (and save!) Ashley Preston was appointed the seventh women’s volleyball head coach in Cal State Fullerton history on January 15, 2015. I want to get more involved,” she said. Preston spent three years at Coppin State, long enough to become the winningest coach in program history, long enough to take the Eagles to the Mideast Athletic Conference tournament finals for the first time in program history, and long enough to rack up those “first time in history things,” as she put it. The official 2020 Volleyball Roster for the Cal State LA Golden Eagles ... Head Volleyball Coach: View Full Bio. I felt like I was doing something good and I was doing something that matters. We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. The official Volleyball page for the Cal State LA Golden Eagles 1, I never had a black coach. Before joining Cal State Fullerton, Butler worked at Long Beach State for a season in 2013. California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. It also makes perfect sense because Ellis played two years for Wooden as a starting guard from 1959-61, serving the last year as co-captain. Women's Volleyball Adds Two Newcomers November 23, 2020 Head coach Ashley Preston added two newcomers for the 2021-22 season. It was a misunderstanding about music. From 1997-2004, Serrano enjoyed seven seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal State Fullerton. Just the life lessons of sticking to your work and learning from your mistakes,” she said. Volleyball Support Staff. Division Division 3. It was a good way to help me do something I’m not normally used to doing.”. No. Jennifer Dorr. “So I went to my coach and asked her about GA positions. ... Fullerton, CA 92831 Mascot Royals Coach Filip Tomicic Colors Red, Gold League Trinity State California State Division Division 1 Section Southern Section Sec. ), 3 Times (Tourn.) “For me, I see the phone ring and I’d rather have it go to voicemail than answer it,” said Riddlesprigger, a junior middle blocker on Cal State Fullerton’s volleyball team. The phone rings and Maya Riddlesprigger feels a sense of introverted dread. Riddlesprigger was also Senior Class President and ASB Sports Commissioner. 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By Coaches. Before joining Cal State Fullerton, Butler worked at Long Beach State for a season in 2013. All she needs is to visit her older sister, Mariah, who lives with Antetokounmpo and their soon-to-be 1-year-old son, Liam. 2, (Ashley Preston) was like my first major female coach. My first love was staying in Baltimore for a boy. The official 2020 Women's Volleyball Roster for the California State University at Northridge Matadors Campbell got his start in coaching at Fullerton College in 1998 and has since coached at Northern State, Willamette University, Menlo College and Carthage College and Illinois College. In volleyball that system includes some nine Division I programs, including Long Beach State, Cal Poly, CSUN and Cal State Fullerton of the Big West; CSU Bakersfield, which is moving from the Western Athletic Conference to the Big West; Fresno State, San Diego State and San Jose of the Mountain West; and Sacramento State of the Big Sky. She racked up 694 career kills and 409 career blocks, was a two-time Defensive MVP and was named the Senior Female Athlete of the Year at Central. “They say absence makes the heart grow fonder? CSUF students play on two of the Grammy’s Best Latin Jazz Album picks HONOLULU: The University of Hawai'i women's basketball team bounced back by taking down Cal State Fullerton 49-47 Friday night inside SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. Experienced coach working with all ages. It bears mentioning here this took place in 2018, when that Maya Riddlesprigger was a high school senior. The first time Ellis met Preston’s former assistant, David Butler, came after one of the 28 losses in Preston’s first season at CSUF. Kelcie Tolan. It hardly hints at a man who has the wisdom of Yoda, the never-met-a-stranger affability of Eddie Murphy’s Axel Foley from “Beverly Hills Cop,” and the far-reaching intellect of John Wooden. The official Volleyball Coach List for the California State University of San Bernardino Coyotes She said it: Preston, on learning from her grandfather how to defuse potentially difficult situations, “I had an instance where a police officer kind of threatened me and I remember calling my grandfather and the first thing I thought was ‘I failed you. I fit with the volleyball team and I fit with the academic portion as well. The Assistant Coach of the California State University - Fullerton Women's Volleyball program is Nicky Cannon. Malia Apodaca. Although we do not pre-screen comments, we reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. You know Antetokounmpo as the two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player: a 7-foot, do-everything forward for the Bucks generally considered one of the top three players in the league. About Former Division I college volleyball player at Cal State Fullerton. Prior to joining the Hornet coaching staff, Campbell was the head coach of the Illinois College football team for eight seasons. This meetup group has been made as a way to get friendly people out of the house on the weekends and spend time under the sun this summer! If you want to meet new people, hone your volleyball skills, and have fun, come out and join us for a game. Here, I had to reach out to people, send them emails and talk to them on the phone. Teaching them about life through volleyball makes them better women and better players.”. Yuba City Yuba City HS. She went to her coach, Ramona Riley-Bozier, inquiring about graduate-assistant positions that would allow her to stay in Baltimore. We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. Everyone lost a year and it’s been hard knowing that basketball got to play and the fall sports didn’t get their chance to play,” she said. If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. Riddlesprigger doesn’t need to go far for the lesson. “That’s where I fell in love with coaching,” she said. As these things often go, everything centered around those pesky affairs of the heart. OH 5'11" Jr. Brentwood San Joaquin Delta College. Ellis walked up to Preston, told her “Ashley, if you don’t win, you’re going to get fired,” then — barely taking a breath —  turned to Butler and said, “Hello, I’m Bill Ellis.”. This, after a stint in the Navy during the Korean War, and before he was a sixth-round draft pick of the Lakers in the 1961 NBA draft. Location: Fullerton, California Seasons: 47 (1974-75 to 2020-21) Record: 637-712 .472 W-L% Conferences: Big West and PCAA Conference Champion: 2 Times (Reg. 243-3172 The longest serving head coach of Cal State Dominguez Hills' women's volleyball program, Southern California native Jennifer Adeva returns for her 10th season leading the Toros. The Cal State Fullerton women's volleyball team competes in the Big West Conference and has been coached by head women's volleyball coach Ashley Preston since 2015. CATCHING UP WITH MEMBERS OF THE 2000-10 VOLLEYBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM October 20, 2020 The Sacramento State Athletics Department reached out to members of the 2000-10... Volleyball Roster Ashley Preston was wrapping up her college volleyball career at Morgan State University and she needed a reason to stay in Baltimore. If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. Riddlesprigger forced herself to get used to doing things like this because when she arrived at Fullerton in 2018, she knew nobody. Before the pandemic, Riddlesprigger was on pace to graduate in three years. The 2020-21 academic year will mark her sixth season at the helm of the Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball program. That brings us back to Bill Ellis. Traci Dahl is in her second season as the Head Coach of the Cal Poly Pomona volleyball team in 2020. ... 2:54. NCAA Tournament: 3 Years (2-3), 0 Final Fours, 0 Championships NCAA Champion: Ranked in AP Poll: 0 Times (Preseason), 0 Times (Final), 0 Weeks (Total) Related Articles Whatever became of that? Jennifer Dorr. She told me, ‘You were my co-captain for two years. Malia Apodaca. Oct 29, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Cal State Fullerton. She volunteered to go to a SAAC meeting last year, got hooked and before she knew it, was running for president. Ashley Apel. “I showed me that it’s important to give back. The official 2020 Volleyball Roster for the California Golden Bears. I realized then, I loved helping young women and that’s where I really became hands-on as a coach. “It’s been hard. kinesiology), who serves as the team's primary strength and conditioning coach, returns to Orange County this week with smiles and gratitude. After spending a year at Spelman College, where Preston added sports information director duties to her coaching escapades — after all, that communications degree needed some use — Preston went back to Baltimore as the head coach of Coppin State. Discover (and save!) “On the professional side, it helped me reach out to other people and helped me grow comfortable talking to other people. Irvine Center. Full Bio. He said, ‘If you take another step, I’m going to put you in cuffs.’ I knew at that moment I messed up. Kylie would win the Pac-10 high jump title and Sheldon, too, would play football at UCLA and in the NFL, with the Colts, Ravens and Chiefs. Then, he’d be on a plane East to disabuse his impetuous granddaughter of the notion this was the way she was going to spend her life. And she has, soaking up lessons about handling racism — both the overt and the passive-aggressive strains — along the way. Ashley Apel. “This was my way to meet new people, because other than volleyball at Fullerton, I don’t have a way to meet new people and make those connections that will help me grow. I told him I knew he wanted to get back to his family and that I knew he didn’t know my background. When they first started dating and my sister told us, I said, ‘I have no clue who this guy is.’ I went from not knowing who this guy is to spending holidays with him and seeing exactly how big this guy is. Riddlesprigger joked that having the NBA MVP in the family “has its perks.”. View Full Bio. “I find myself leaning on the principles of John Wooden. Even after Riley-Bozier kicked her out of the nest after two years, telling Preston, “You’re too comfortable,” she absorbed more lessons making $15,000 as an assistant at Loyola of Maryland. Yuba City Yuba City HS. The people she engages enjoy it, too, because when Riddlesprigger engages you, there’s usually a productive, intelligent conversation following. The official 2020 Volleyball Roster for the Cal State LA Golden Eagles ... Head Volleyball Coach: View Full Bio. The result not only guided her into coaching but brought out the passion all successful coaches need. Consider him an octogenarian Norm Peterson from “Cheers.”. It is also her fourth season at CPP as she spent the first two seasons (2017 and 2018) as the Associate Head Coach where she helped guide the Broncos to a combined 37-18 record. For Coaches. 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