Shelby was born and raised in Elk Grove, CA. She attended Franklin High School where she played all 4 years of volleyball. She was captain and received first team all league honors her senior year. She continued playing volleyball after high school at American River College where she played outside hitter and opposite.
She started her coaching career with Force Performance Volleyball Club in Elk Grove and coached there for 2 years. After club season she coached at Sheldon High school as the Head JV coach for 2 years. After her last season at Sheldon she moved clubs to coach at CRV for two years during this time she also got the Head Varsity Coach position at Monterey Trail high school in elk grove where she kept the position for 4 years. This will be Shelby's fourth season with Dynamix Volleyball Club.
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.