17s

 
Sangyong  Yun
17 Royal Head Coach
 
Coaching Philosophy:
 
About Sangyong:
Coach Yun joins us from ARVC where he has been coaching the last 11 seasons. There he has led his last seven teams to Open Nationals, with his best finish of 5th 14 Open division of GJNC. Coach Yun has an extensive coaching and playing background leading him to where he is today. He began playing volleyball as a young athlete , competing in the Junior World Championship in Dubai. He continued on to play in college at Sung Kyun Kwan University where he was named MVP and at the World University Championships. He then played on the Korean Men's National team, competing in the Senior World Championships. He turned professional in 1992 when he played on both Korea's and Kuwait's Professional Volleyball League. Coach Yun began coaching over 15 years ago. He coached at Cibola High School and was named Coach of the Year in 2013. He is now recognized as one of the best trainers and club volleyball coaches the nation.
 

 
Andrew  Pham
17 Black Head Coach
 
Coaching Highlights:
- taking 1st in gold 3 tournaments in a row with his 14s
Coaching Philosophy:
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player."
 
About Andrew:
Andrew is a Kansas City, Missouri native who relocated to Dallas, Texas. This is Andrew's 6th year coaching, and his 2nd year with Skyline. As a freshman at St. Pius High School, Andrew was a varsity starting quarter and safety back, as well as a starting point guard for the varsity basketball team. He also participated on the soccer, baseball, and track and field team. By Andrew’s senior year of high school, he was nominated as All District quarterback and safety. He was also All District point guard which led him to committing to Vanderbilt University. With help from his basketball coach, Jim Hinrich, Andrew was given the opportunity to train and practice with the Chicago Bulls and play on the Nike Elite basketball team, while traveling overseas to play. Andrew also played club volleyball himself for over 3 years in Kansas City as a middle blocker, outside hitter, setter and libero. In 2012, he went on to play collegiate volleyball at Cal University but left to play professionally in Puerto Rico. He also tried out for the USA national team as a DS/libero. Andrew just signed his contract to play professional volleyball in Thailand as a setter and defensive specialist. Andrew is known around the Kansas City area for his Jump program called "AMAZING" to prepare young athletes for the season and for college. Andrew had over 400 girls join the program, and is still continuing to grow in numbers. Successfully, more than half the girls that attended the AMAZING program went on to college to continue their volleyball career.
 

 
Nicki  Gonzalez
National Silver Head Coach
 
Coaching Highlights:
- 5 Final Four Appearances (Incarnate Word High School)
- 2 State Final Appearances (Incarnate Word High School)
- 2013 Regional Finalist (John Paul II High School)
- 2014 JPIIHS Regional Tournament
Coaching Philosophy:
"I believe that as a team and as an individual we have to set goals as a foundation for improvement. Teamwork and commitment along with discipline are a major focus for all of my teams. I believe that with encouragement and constant instruction my athletes develop to be stronger mentally and physically. Every athlete needs to believe that no matter the opponent one can always compete."
 
About Nicki:
Nicki Gonzalez is a graduate of Texas A&M Kingsville and has been coaching for 14 years. She comes to Dallas from San Antonio where she was the Head Volleyball coach and Athletic Director at Incarnate Word HS in San Antonio While at Incarnate Word, Nicki accomplished four district championships, ranked in the top 10 in San Antonio all six years and made five final four appearances and two state final appearances. Nicki also coached club volleyball for Alamo Volleyball Association where in 2011 her 18K team placed 2nd at Nationals and in 2012. This is Nicki's 7th year at Skyline where she will be assisting 17R and Head Coaching 17Silver.