Meet the Coaches

13’s Team Coach- Savannah

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 12’s team assistant coach last year she is super excited to see her girls again this year as the 13’s head coach and welcomes all her new players.  We are excited to have you back playing at bounce

15’s Team Coach- Kassidy

Cassidy is coming to Bounce this year as a new coach BUT 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 15’s coach. Chicho is also looking forward to being in the gym with her again and assisting in the 15’s weekly practice. Welcome back, Cassidy! 

16’s Elite Traveling Coach- Chicho Pelaez

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!

16’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.

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. 

12’s Team Coach- Lexi

We are excited to welcome Lexi to our Bounce family.  Lexi is currently in school for Architecture! She started playing volleyball when she was 12 years old and has loved it ever since.  During that time she was with Utah Bounce for three of those years.  She loves the camping and the outdoors and is so excited to be a coach to the 12’s team.  Chicho is also excited to join you in some practices to help the 12’s players be the best they can be!

15’s Silver Team Coach- Daniel

Daniel and his new bride live near Provo.  He is Chicho’s only son and has played basketball and volleyball for many years.  Daniel is an excellent volleyball coach and motivator. He also has one of the highest verticals I’ve seen!  He loves to kayak and has recently played volleyball for the men’s volleyball program at UVU. Welcome back to Bounce, Daniel!


14’s Blue Team Coach- Jolana

Returning Coach- Jolana Johnson (14’s Blue 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.