Position: Head Coach (1st year)
Alma Mater: USD (2004)
Phone (760) 757-2121 ext. 6964
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND HONORS:
As a head coach Kristen Wright has won nine consecutive CIF championships, six regional state championships and one state title in nine years of coaching. Her teams have also made six state championship appearances
Honored with the AVCA "Top Thirty Under 30" Award in 2012.
Kristen Wright has played volleyball for more than twenty years. At the University of San Diego Wright was a division 1 All-American, 1st Team All-Pacific Region, and 3-Time All-WCC selection. Just out of college, Wright was the Co-Owner of National Recruit, an athlete focused recruiting company that helped student-athletes navigate through the recruiting process. Coach Wright has coached volleyball since 2001.She took her first high school job at Santa Fe Christian Schools where she assisted the varsity team.They won a league, CIF, regional and state championship. Following her time at Santa Fe Christian, Wright became the head coach at Tri-City Christian School in Vista,CA. At TCCS, she won eight consecutive CIF championships, won five regional state championships and made five state championship appearances. In 2012, Wright was received the American Volleyball Coaches Association's(AVCA) Award, "Top Thirty under 30" coaches in America. The award distinguished the top thirty up and coming coaches in America ranging from high school, club, and college. Wright was only four high school coaches in the Nation to receive the award.
In Coach Wright's time, she has coached seven CIF Players of the Year, three Union Tribune "Scholar-Athletes of the Year", and two high school All-American recipients.
Kristen is married to Doug Wright and has children: Bradyn and Kylee
Position: Assistant Coach (1st year)
Alma Mater: University of Southern Mississippie (2008)
Amanda Savage is beginning her first season as assistant coach at Mira Costa College. Savage brings a very technical style of coaching to the Spartans as well as strong connections with local high schools, clubs, and universities. Previous to being hired at Mira CostaCollege, Savage was program director for Mission Hills high school girls volleyball program. She helped coached their team to a 100% turn around in league and led them to a CIF debut. In 2012 Savage was named as an assistant coach at #22 nationally ranked UCSD. At UCSD she worked with the recruitment department andspecialized in coaching middle blockers.Savage has coached for SoCal Volleyball Club for six years and currently is coaching their top team in the 17division.
Amanda Savage was a 4 year varsity volleyball player at San Diegutio Academy. She earned First Team All League Honors, First Team All CIF Honors, MVP, and Played in the Senior All Star Invitational. As a senior Savage was recruited by Lafayette College and University of Great Falls. Savage played for Palomar College leading the conference in blocking and top three in kills, and kills percentage. Amanda was awarded First Team All Conference her Freshmen season and the Coaches Award. As a sophomore, Savage earned First Team All Conference and the Iron Man Award. Savage earned a full scholarship to The University of Southern Mississippi where she played of Olympic Gold Medialist, Ricci Luyties. Savage led her team in blocks and was top three in kills and second in aces. Savage graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Human Performance with an Emphasis in Education of Coaching. Savage was also recruited by UNLV, FSU, Northeastern University, Louisiana Tech, Nova Southeastern University, Gonzaga, CSU East Bay and Hawaii Pacific University.
Position: Assistant Coach (1st year)
Alma Mater: Saint Francis University (2003)
Doug Wright has been coaching volleyball at various levels for over thirteen years. Most recently he has been part of the Tri City Christian's girls volleyball coaching staff as the varsity assistant. During Wright's time as an assistant, Tri City Christian won eight consecutive CIF Championships, five So-Cal state championships, and had five state championship appearances. As a club coach, Doug has coached the top boys and girls teams for several clubs in the area. He currently coaches for SoCal Volleyball Club where he is the head coach for the 18-1 National Team. Wright co-founded, National Recruit, the first volleyball specific recruiting service. Through this service Wright helped student-athletes receive athletic scholarships to a wide range of schools, from NAIA to top ranked Division I programs.
Wright was recruited as a setter and received an athletic scholarship to Division I Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania. He was a captain and four year starter at the Libero position where he helped lead his team to their first ever EIVA-HAY Division Championship. During his career he was ranked top 10 in the nation in digs per game and finished his career top ten all-time in school history in career digs and digs per game. He was the first and only person in his high schools history to receive an athletic scholarship for volleyball, and the only person from his class that went on to play a Division I sport. Wright played club volleyball in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for Red Rose and Lancaster Volleyball Club. He helped lead his club teams to three Keystone State Regional Championships, earning three trips to the Junior Olympics. He has played in open level grass and beach volleyball tournaments since he was sixteen. At the age of seventeen Doug won the Keystone State games in Beach Volleyball. Post college, Wright competed in open level CBVA and AVP Next beach volleyball tournaments.
In addition to coaching, Wright is a CPA and currently works as an analyst for a government contractor that investigates fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare. He is married to Kristen Wright and they have two children.
Position: Assistant Coach (1st year)
Taryn Salcedo was born and raised in a small town in the mountains of Northern California. She is the daughter of Marco and Tami Salcedo and she has 4 brothers: Tyler, Clayton, Logan, and Mason.
Taryn has been the captain of every sports team she has competed on. Taryn has spent countless hours in the gym due to her parents coaching background. She has played competitive volleyball since 13 years old. She competed on one of the top ranked NorCal club teams by the name of NCVC. After she graduated Highschool, Taryn moved down to North County, San Diego and played for the nationally-ranked California State University, San Marcos women’s volleyball team until injuries sustained in her sophomore year ended her playing career. She now devotes her time to inspiring girls to play her favorite sport.
Taryn has been competitively coaching for three years now at SoCal VBC. Last year, Taryn was the head assistant for the Gold Division 15-1 team, and led them to a Soiree Championship. Most recently, Taryn head coached a 12's team and has moved them up almost ten divisions! She also head coached a 14's local team and assists Doug Wright with the top 18's team.
Taryn is currently a senior at California State University, San Marcos studying Human Development with a minor in Psychology. She plans to further her education after graduation and become a nurse.