Get To Know Coach Bobby:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

I started coaching at the 4th-6th level at 18 from The Palmas Academy from where I graduated, we finished undefeated two consecutive championship years. I have also coached boys and girls of all levels. 

- CVH boys 13U

- PVA girls 10U

- TPA: youth boys and girls, JV boys and girls, Varsity boys.

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.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?

This is my first year, very excited! 

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

I’ve played Volleyball since I was in the fourth grade playing competitively throughout my school years. I was a member of the JV team at Graceland University (NAIA) and I also played club division I at The University of New Haven.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN? 

I was born in California, but raised all my life in Puerto Rico, where I call home. 🇵🇷 I went to college in Iowa, Connecticut and briefly lived in Florida before coming to Arizona.

ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?

Nope, not yet lol

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? 

Mexican

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?

A good cappuccino never hurt anybody lol

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL) 

Football (COWBOYS!)

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

I was and 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?

Hmmm, 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.