Rancho Mirage volleyball is committed to providing a competitive volleyball experience in a positive learning environment focussed on both personal and team growth for student athletes. We will aid in developing young women on the court and in the classroom. By joining our program student athletes will begin to understand basic fundamentals, team building skills, and positive leadership attributes.
"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming"
Coach Zink graduated from Palm Springs High School in 2013 after playing club and high school volleyball. After she graduated she continued her volleyball career by playing volleyball at College of the Desert where she received Most Valuable Player of the 2015 season and All Foothill Conference accolades.
With a B.A in history and an A.A in psychology Coach Zink hopes to become a teacher to continue inspiring high school aged students and athletes.
She has coached club volleyball for 6 years now and has been a rattler for five. Her first three years at Rancho Mirage high school she served as the Junior Varsity coach and in 2019 took over the program as the head coach. The 2019 season was a success and the varsity team won the schools first ever Desert Empire League game. She hopes to continue to build an environment that focuses on the constant support and motivation of student athletes.
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity"
Suzy Salgado is a graduate of Shadow Hills High School where she played varsity volleyball for three full seasons after playing her freshman year on Junior varsity. Suzy played club since she was in the fifth grade and has a vast knowledge of defensive fundamentals and skills.
Last season as Suzy's first year as a rattler and we are excited for her to return. She was the Junior varsity coach where she managed to match varsity's win record as her first year coaching at Rancho Mirage High School.
She is int he process of obtaining her B.A and Masters in communications and hopes to be a counselor in the future. Her passion and enthusiasm for working with our younger kids has been a huge asset to our program and to our athletes as well.
"Results Don't Allow Us to Accept the Process"
Coach Shaw graduated from Amador Valley HS in Pleasanton, Ca in 2003. Then went on to play baseball for Diablo Valley and Ohlone Junior Colleges from 2004-2005. He got is BA and teaching credential from Chico State in 2009. He has been coaching baseball for over 10 years, at various levels and coaching volleyball at the High School level multiple times over the last 10 years.
Before Rancho Mirage, Coach Shaw began his high school coaching career at his Alma mater (AVHS) coaching freshman baseball. While in college he was an assistant varsity baseball coach at Chico High School from 2005-2009. He began his volleyball coach career as an assistant at Chico as well, for two years. He then went on to be the Head Freshman Girls Volleyball coach at Dublin High School in the Bay Area for two more years. Most recently, Coach Shaw has helped the Rancho Mirage Girls Volleyball program in an assistant capacity at various times over the last 6 years.
His overall experience at the high school level in multiple sports and focus on improving students on and off the court make him an ideal coach to help lead our freshman girls to a successful and fun year.
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