Savannah has played volleyball at Utah Bounce for 8 years and for 2 years in Colorado Northwestern College. She is the oldest of 5 kids and she speaks fluent Spanish. Savannah loves playing volleyball especially at Bounce for so many years. As the 13’s team coach last year she is super excited to see her girls again this year as the 14’s head coach and welcomes all her new players. We are excited to have you back playing at bounce.
Cassidy is coming to Bounce this year as a returning coach. She is definitely not new to Bounce. Cassidy trained with Chicho for 7 years and is an excellent volleyball player. Cassidy had the strongest work ethic for a teenager and desire to be the best, always in the gym training. We are excited to have her as our new 13’s coach. Welcome back, Cassidy!
Melody Skoubye is excited to be coaching the 17’s team this year. As the daughter of Chicho, Melody has been playing since she was a little kid. She played for Snow college and went on to be the head coach for Roy High School.
Melody is patient and I’m confident she has the loudest whistle I’ve ever heard! As the daughter of Chicho, Melody has been practicing volleyball, playing volleyball, strategizing and talking about volleyball quite possibly her whole life, this is what makes her an excellent coach.
Chicho, is the Creator and Owner of Utah Bounce more than 18 years ago. He has been coaching since he was 15 years old. He was a member of the Dominican Olympic team and before he moved to the United States almost a quarter of a century ago, Pelaez was the coach of the Dominican Republic’s national women’s team. He is currently on the senior men’s US National volleyball team.
He teaches the players of Bounce technique, skill, and the game of volleyball. He also teaches so much more than the game. He teaches compassion, how to lead, and lift up each other as teammates. We appreciate you Chicho and are so glad you built and opened Utah Bounce gym those many, many years ago!
Returning Coach- Jolana Johnson (15’s Coach): Jolana has been playing volleyball for the past 18 years. She has played in school as well as continues to play on various local volleyball leagues. She excels at motivating her team as well as teaching them fundamentals of volleyball. She has coached volleyball for 4 years and is excited to be a part of the Utah Bounce club.