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Coaching Staff (2023-2024)

Chris Martinez


Head Coach Chris Martinez just enters his fifth year with the Varsity Girls Volleyball program where he has served as the head coach for the JV team (2019-2020), and now currently serves as the head coach for the Varsity team. His combined record from coaching both programs is 53-20. Last year (2021) in his first full season as the Varsity head coach, Martinez led the Panthers to a 19-win season, a Tri County Athletic League Title (TCAL), and qualifying for the NCS Division 4 Playoffs. This past year, Martinez and the Varsity squad had quite the encore as the team won more than 20 games, finished undefeated in TCAL play to win back-to-back league titles, and qualified for both NCS and the NorCal Playoffs.C


Along with coaching the Panthers, Coach Martinez has also been involved in the club circuit for 8 years, serving as a Coach and co-Director for the NCVU Volleyball Club.


Martinez, a Bay Area native who grew up in Richmond, CA, was a talented a soccer player playing for various high schools such as Pinole Valley, Richmond, and Fairfax High in Southern California where he played at the Varsity level all four years of high school. Following high school, Martinez would play one year at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA, before stepping away from the game.


Martinez is married to his wife, Rebecca, and has two daughters, Sophia and Gabriella, and a dog named Patches. Sophia is currently a Senior at Saint Mary’s High School who also starred in the volleyball program, and Gabriella is currently in 8th grade, but plans to attend Saint Mary’s as well.



Jose Vargas


Coach Jose Vargas has been the Saint Mary's head coach for both the Frosh/Soph and JV Volleyball programs for four years. He began coaching career at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) level. After being an assistant for a couple of years, Vargas became a head coach in the CYO level where he worked hard to develop the girls he coached in order to get them ready for the high school level.


At the CYO level, Vargas won multiple championship titles before transitioning to the high school level, serving as the head coach for the Junior Varsity program and then, ultimately, the Varsity program.  Despite the volleyball season being cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, Vargas' team did the best we could they had lots of fun. Vargas says he loves coaching and helping kids develop their skills to move up to the next levels, whether it’s High School, Club or CYO.

Jose Vargas Coaching Career:

2 years CYO Assistant Coach, 2 years CYO Head Coach, 7 years Club Coach, 1 year High School JV Coach, 1 year High School Varsity Coach

Career Highlights:

  • Jim Negri Tournament Consolation 2nd Place (2017)
  • Jim Negri Tournament 2nd Place Finish (2018),
  • Reno Far Westerns Silver Bracket Winner (2017)
  • NCVA Eagle Division Premier Points Title (2018)
  • JV Team record 20-9 (2019)


In addition to coaching volleyball, Vargas has also coached Soccer, Track, T-Ball and Coach Pitch.