||Ruben Volta (1990-1993, 1995) was the spirited leader of the Hornets first National Championship team. A 1st team, All-American setter in 1995, Ruben was known for his soft hands, gregarious personality and overall leadership skills. Volta parlayed those “on court” leadership skills into coaching, where he began working with the Women’s NCAA Varsity team, and numerous local and regional club teams. In 2008, he took over the reigns from Debby Colberg, and is currently the Head Coach of the Sacramento State Women’s Volleyball team.
||Ed Jackson (1991-1994, 1997) is best remembered by his numerous opponents as “that guy who could jump out of the gym”. As a conversation piece, the actual height of Ed’s vertical was often the focal point. What is not up for debate, is the hitting prowess of the 5’11″ southpaw. During his years with the club, Jackson played entire seasons at different positions (S, Opp, RSH), filling in where the team needed him the most. He was a two time All-American, earning MVP honors in 1997 in leading the Hornets to their second National Championship. Ed had remained in volleyball in the coaching ranks, and is currently the Assistant coach with the Fresno State Women’s Volleyball team.
||Served Sac State Club Volleyball as a player (1990-1993,
1995), head coach (1996). Mark also served many more years as an assistant
coach, advisor and alumni coordinator to the club. As both a player
and head coach, his teams never placed lower than a quarter-finalist
at Club Championships and led the team to the National Championship
in 1995. Mark was also named an All American (1991, 1992) and an All
American MVP (1995) while playing Opposite.
||Thomas “Mickey” Mathews
||Sac State’s first All-American led the team to a 3rd place
finish in the first Club Championships (10 teams competed in Provo,
UT). Known as "Bogwan" to those close to him, hit a golf ball
almost as hard as he hit a volleyball. Intimidating Middle Hitter, and
an all around good guy. Also one of the best DI/MPSF officials around.
||Founder of the Mens team at CSUS and its first head coach.
While moving over to UC Davis shortly there after, has always been of
assistance to the team at CSUS. Husband of current Women’s NCAA team
coach, Debby Colberg. Started and operated the Mens Club Championships
as is driving force behind it coming what it is today. Was listed among
Volleyball Magazines top 100 most influencial people, which is an amazing
achievement. Was a certified FIVB official and was lead official for
the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and special assistant during
the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
||Long time coach of the mens team. Led the team to NIRSA Championships
and numerous top 10 finishes. Played competitivly in his home country
of China. Was a member of and coach of the Cninese National team and
also had a short coaching stint with the Algerian National team. Currently
the Assistant coach for Sac State’s womens NCAA team.