Get To Know Coach Bobby:
WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?
Began coaching in 2008
I have coached boys and girls of all levels. Started coaching the 4th-6th level at The Palmas Academy (Puerto Rico) from where I graduated. We finished undefeated two consecutive championship years. In 2015, our JV Boys team won the first team championship in The Palmas Academy history. I am very proud to have been the coach of that team being an ex-athlete of the academy.
Fortitude 17N Head Coach, 2017-2018
TPA: Youth Boys and Girls, JV Boys and Girls, Varsity Boys
CVH Boys 13U
PVA Girls 10U
2x COPSAA Boys Volleyball 1st Place
2x COPSAA Boys Volleyball Runner-Up
PRHSAA Middle School Boys Volleyball 1st Place
PRHSAA JV Boys Volleyball Runner-Up
PRHSAA Varsity Girls Soccer Runner-Up
PRHSAA Varsity Boys Futsal 1st Place
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?
This will be my 2nd season!
WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?
Started playing volleyball in the 4th grade. Continued playing competitively throughout school years. Former JV NAIA Player at Graceland University and Club D1 Player at University of New Haven.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?
I was born in California, but raised in Puerto Rico, where I call home. 🇵🇷 I went to college in Iowa, Connecticut and briefly lived in Florida before coming to Arizona.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?
A good cappuccino never hurt anyone lol
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL)
Football (GO COWBOYS!)
WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL?
I was an assistant athletics director most recently, but have a strong background in restaurant service and management. I also love to cook.
WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?
I love volleyball because it introduced me to competition firsthand and brought that competitive spirit out of me to strive to be the coach that I am today. I love it, because it taught me what it meant to be part of a team and how a team is a family. I love it most because of it’s so many life qualities it instilled in me to be able to keep on when I had to most; the discipline, responsibility, respect, patience, resiliency, etc. So many things can be taught on the court and many of those lessons carry over into everyday life, so it is up to us as coaches to decide how we will use this amazing sport to help our players achieve greatness ON AND OFF the court.