Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, Sergio Castillo is excited to join Dynamix Volleyball Club this fall season.
Coach Sergio started his volleyball career at the age of 14 playing for Legends Volleyball Club of Sacramento and Christian Brothers High School. A libero turned setter, he helped lead his Christian Brothers team to a Capital Athletic League and San Joaquin Section title, the school’s first for boys volleyball. He went on to play club volleyball at UC Davis where he was a three year starter and captain before covid ended his senior season early.
Entering his 6th year of coaching, Sergio brings to Dynamix multiple levels of experience having been on club, high school, and collegiate coaching staffs. Most recently coaching with OMNI Volleyball Club in Sacramento, Sergio has worked with youth athletes at Legends, Synergy Force, and Rage volleyball clubs. He also spent many years coaching beach volleyball with Moxie Beach Volleyball Club. Sergio also joined Jesuit High School's volleyball program as an assistant coach for the JV team this past season and looks forward to returning next spring.
At the collegiate level, Sergio spent two years as an Undergraduate Volunteer Assistant for the UC Davis Women's Volleyball indoor program. While with the Aggies Sergio was responsible for film and statistics, as well as assisting during practices. After this, Sergio joined the UC Davis Women's Beach Volleyball staff as an undergraduate assistant for their inaugural 2019 season. Working under head coaches Dan Connors and Ali McColloch, respectively, gave Sergio important and unique experience that he now brings into his own coaching. Most recently, Sergio has served as the Head Coach for the UC Davis Men's Club Volleyball team that he played for, leading them to a top 30 finish at NCVF Nationals last season.
When not coaching, Sergio is pursuing his bachelor's degree in political science at UC Davis. In his free time he enjoys playing beach volleyball, watching HBO, and hiking!
Polo Lopez is a born and raised Sacramento, CA native. He attended Christian Brothers High School where he played all 4 years of high school volleyball as both a libero and outside hitter. Polo continued his volleyball career during his last semester of grad school at California State University Sacramento where he majored and received his masters in Studio Art.
He started his coaching career at Cordova High School with the girls program. After an undefeated freshmen season, he moved over to his alma mater coaching both girls and boys volleyball. As a head coach his teams earned a D3 Section championship for both the girls and boys program in 2017- the first ever in the history of the boys program. Polo now is the head JV coach at Jesuit High School where he teaches Studio Art full time.
In the club volleyball world, Polo most notably coached at Legends Volleyball Club. His boys 17s team earned the clubs first BJNC bid in 2019 and helped establish boys volleyball in the South Sacramento area.
In his free time, Coach Polo enjoys gaming, trivia, and roller skating.
Sara was raised in Woodland, CA where she attended Woodland High School.
Sara was a two-sport varsity athlete in volleyball and track and field at Woodland High School. She was a 3-year varsity starter in volleyball and played both outside and middle. She was a 2-time All-Delta League First-Team selection, an All-Metro League Second-team selection, and was an Optimist All-Star selection. She was twice nominated for Elks Lodge Athlete of the Year and was selected Athlete of the Year her Senior year.
Sara went on to play volleyball at American River College in Sacramento, CA where the team placed 6th at the State tournament and went undefeated at 12-0 in the Bay Valley Conference.
Sara graduated from University of California, Davis with a Major Degree in American Studies (emphasis in Psychology) and a Minor Degree in Exercise Science. While at U.C. Davis, Sara was a track record holder in the Women’s 4x400 meter relay and 400-meter hurdles. She earned All-American status in the 400-meter hurdles.
In 2005 Sara earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science (emphasis in Sport Coaching) from United States Sports Academy.
Sara is beginning her 4th season at Jesuit High School as the Boys Varsity Head Volleyball Coach. In 2019 her Jesuit team finished 30-6, won the Delta League Championship, and lost in the semi-final CIF-SJS Section championship match. In 2020 her Jesuit team finished undefeated at 6-0 due to Covid. In 2021 her Jesuit team finished the season undefeated at 18-0 and won their second Delta League Championship under her tenure. Sara was named 2021 Delta League Coach of the Year and was selected as an Assistant Volleyball Coach for the 2021 Optimist All-Star Large School North team.
Prior to Jesuit, Sara was the Dynamix Volleyball Club Director for 6 years (2008-2013) as well as a coach. Prior to Dynamix, Sara coached for Club Woodland (now known as Dynamix) and Davis Volleyball Club.
In addition to coaching club volleyball, Sara was the Girls Varsity Head Volleyball Coach at Woodland High School and Pioneer High School (Coach of the Year) and the Girls Junior Varsity Head Volleyball Coach at El Dorado High School.
Sara also spent two years as an Assistant Volleyball Coach at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, CA.