Coaches


Melissa

18’s Team Coach- Melissa


Melissa Criswell, (18’s Coach):  Melissa, daughter of Chicho, has been playing volleyball for the past 18 years throughout Jr High, High school, and College.  She has coached volleyball for the past 8 years both as a club coach and as the Sophomore coach at Roy High School

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14’s Team Coach- Makael


We are excited to welcome Makel to Utah Bounce this year.  Makael Kelson, (14’s coach)
Makael started playing with Utah Bounce volleyball in 2006 also playing on the Jr High & High school team. She was a coach for 3 years of a high school team in Arkansas. She is so excited to be coaching with us!

Chicho

15’s Blue Team Coach- Chicho Pelaez


Chicho 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.

Since moving to Utah, Chicho has most recently coached at Davis High School and Rocky Mountain Junior High.

Melody

15’s Silver Team Coach- Melody


Melody Skoubye is excited to be coaching the 16’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.

italia

12’s Team Coach- Italia


We are excited to welcome Italia as a coach this year at Bounce.  Italia Ponk, is a teacher of Physical Education and has played the game of volleyball since she was 16 years old in Chile and in 4 different European countries.  she has coached volleyball teams in England and the Netherlands.  Italia is excited to have this opportunity to coach the 12’s team and share her passion for the game at Utah Bounce.

jolana

13’s Team Coach- Jolana


Returning Coach- Jolana Johnson (16’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.