16's Head Coaches
Coach Yolanda's Bio
There are very few coaches in the DFW area with as much playing and coaching experience as Yolanda. Yolanda grew up in Mexico and played both college and professional volleyball in Mexico. Additionally, when she moved to the US, she played professional beach volleyball from 2000-2010 as well as USAV indoor tournaments and adult nationals in open division. Coach Yolanda also has an impressive coaching resume, starting her coaching career at KVA volleyball club in 2011, then coaching at Texas Image for both indoor and beach volleyball.
Coach Yolanda believes her strength lies in making athletes believe in themselves and not being afraid to make mistakes.
Favorite core value at DIG
Yolanda’s favorite core value is RESPECT. “It’s incredibly important that you respect yourself, your coaches, your teammates and your opponents in the game of volleyball,” says Yolanda. You respect yourself by always working your hardest and not cutting corners in competition or in practice. You respect your coaches and teammates by listening and valuing their opinions and advice. You respect your opponent by never giving up and showing good sportsmanship on and off the court. When you do these things, you’ll find success.
In her spare time, Coach Yolanda spends a lot of time watching her 15-year-old granddaughter play volleyball and spending time with her family.
Coach Megan's Bio
Coach Megan was a standout high school athlete at Mesquite High School, lettering all four years on the varsity volleyball team, earning the District 12-5A MVP honor her senior year as well as 1st team all-district and second team all-area as an outside hitter.
Megan went on to play college volleyball at Northwestern State University. She still holds the record for the second most digs in a season with 444 and was the fifth person in school history to reach the 1,000 career dig milestone.
Megan has over 10 years of volleyball coaching experience and has worked at Dallas Juniors VBC, Texas Assault, and has been with DIG since 2019. Her teams have had tremendous growth and success over the years through teaching her athletes to set goals for themselves and for the team.
Most recently, Megan’s 12 Black team last season won 4 tournaments- MLK Tournament, NTI Tournament, North Texas Spring Classic and Lonestar Classic in their division and finished the season ranked 8th in the region.
Favorite core value at DIG
Megan’s favorite core value is EFFORT. She knows first hand how important effort is to being a successful volleyball player and has enjoyed sharing her passion with her players. Megan says, “I look for athletes that give it their best at all times and show a positive attitude.”
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, attending sports events like Mavericks and Rangers games, reading and traveling.