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Jessica Walker
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Head Coach - 1st Season
Phone: (714) 879-3901 x 1296

Jessica Walker was named the Head Coach for the Hope International Women's Volleyball program in January 2012. Walker joins the Royals coaching staff with numerous coaching experiences at the high school level and as part of the 951 Elite Volleyball Club staff.

Athletic Director John Turek stated, "Jessica is an outstanding volleyball coach. Her energy will inject new life into our volleyball program. Her ties with the 951 club should enhance our recruiting opportunities."

Coach Walker simply said, "I am excited and looking forward to working hard."

Most of her coaching expertise comes from working with the 951 Elite Volleyball Club- one of the premier volleyball clubs in the Inland Empire. After spending two and half years working with the 17-2 team including as the head coach for 7 months, Walker is currently the Head Coach of the 15-1 team while serving as the assistant on the 18-1 team. Off the roster of her 17-2 team, five girls have gone on to play college volleyball including one at a NCAA Division I school. Even with taking over the Royals job she will continue to coach with the 951 teams.

In the high school ranks, Walker has coached the past two seasons as the Varsity coach at her alma mater Redlands High School. Last year, she led the Terriers to a 14-10 record that included a trip to the CIF playoffs. Her dad, Jim Walker, has been the head football coach at RHS since 1992.

Prior to coaching at RHS, Walker spent a year coaching varsity at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA. The Wolves finished 13-12 while also advancing to the CIF playoffs under her care.

Walker spent her final three collegiate years playing for the University of Redlands. She left her mark on the Bulldogs' program as she finished 4th all-time in career assists with 1,363. Her placement so high on the All-Time list is made even more impressive knowing she split her first two years as an outside hitter and setter. Her 722 assists as a Senior rank fourth all-time in a single season at UR. With Walker running the offense, the Bulldogs advanced to the Regional Finals for the first time in school history in 2006.

She began her college playing days at Cal State San Bernardino. As a member of the Coyotes, they reached the NCAA Division II National Semi-Finals.

Educationally, Walker earned a Bachelors of Arts in History from the University of Redlands in 2007.

Coach Walker resides in Redlands, CA, and attends Oak Valley Church.
 
 
2012 Women's Volleyball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Tiffany IvoryFRS/DS5-4Oak Hills, CAVictor Valley Christian HS
2Patricia FlanaganSRS/DS5-7Le Grand, CAMerced College
3Samantha FonsecaFROH5-7Runnings Springs, CARim of the World HS
4Julianna HicksSOS5-4West Hills, CALos Angeles Pierce College
5Kaylee HageyFROH/RS5-10Yucaipa, CARedlands East Valley HS
6Shereka ThomasSOOH5-6Fairfield, CASanta Barbara City College
7Markisha RichieSROH5-9Pomona, CAPasadena City College
8Katelyn PostFRMB6-2Rancho Santa Margarita, CATrabuco Hills HS
9Cassie Pugh*JRMB/DS5-11San Diego, CAGolden West College
10Rebecca HicksSORS5-10Victorville, CAVictor Valley HS
11Ashley BotanaJROH/MB6-2Anaheim, CAGolden West College
12Summer MitchellJROH/MB5-10Eagle, IDCabrillo College
13Amanda AguilarSOMB5-8Victorville, CAVictor Valley HS
14Nikki BradburyJROH/DS5-6Rialto, CARiverside Community College
15Chelsea YbanezSOMB6-0Running Springs, CARim of the World HS
* Redshirt
Coaches
Jessica Walker Image
Head Coach
1st season
 
Jon Mosbacher Image
Assistant Coach
1st season
 
Kiki Atuatasi Image
Volunteer Assistant
1st season
 
 
 
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Overall GSAC Streak
3-21 (.125) 1-13 (.071) Lost 10