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Head Coach

Devon Kuwanquaftewa

(928) 255-2069

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Coach Devon's Bio
 

Coach Devon adds an elite level coaching perspective from playing at the collegiate level at both Michigan State and Northern Arizona University. In addition to his playing experience, Coach Devon has coached JV high school volleyball in Arizona, women’s club volleyball at Northern Arizona, recreation leagues, and club level teams. While coaching the women’s club volleyball team at NAU from 2013-2017, his 2014 finished as Division IAAA National Champions. Coach Devon has been at DIG since 2018 and is excited about the 2021-22 season.

 

Favorite core value at DIG

Devon’s favorite core value is EFFORT.  He states, “Whether it be a team or individual goal, I love to encourage my athletes to show up, give 110% effort, and push themselves to a higher level of performance.” 

 

Additionally, Devon strives to teach his athletes consistency and to stop obsessing over perfection. “Mistakes are not the end of the world; they are chances to learn what we can to become better,” he adds. 

 

Personal 

When Devon isn’t coaching volleyball or playing in adult volleyball leagues, he likes to get back to his family in Arizona anytime he can. He also enjoys travelling and baking.

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Head Coach

Devon Kuwanquaftewa

(928) 255-2069

Email Devon

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Coach Devon's Bio
 

Coach Devon adds an elite level coaching perspective from playing at the collegiate level at both Michigan State and Northern Arizona University. In addition to his playing experience, Coach Devon has coached JV high school volleyball in Arizona, women’s club volleyball at Northern Arizona, recreation leagues, and club level teams. While coaching the women’s club volleyball team at NAU from 2013-2017, his 2014 finished as Division IAAA National Champions. Coach Devon has been at DIG since 2018 and is excited about the 2021-22 season.

 

Favorite core value at DIG

Devon’s favorite core value is EFFORT.  He states, “Whether it be a team or individual goal, I love to encourage my athletes to show up, give 110% effort, and push themselves to a higher level of performance.” 

 

Additionally, Devon strives to teach his athletes consistency and to stop obsessing over perfection. “Mistakes are not the end of the world; they are chances to learn what we can to become better,” he adds. 

 

Personal 

When Devon isn’t coaching volleyball or playing in adult volleyball leagues, he likes to get back to his family in Arizona anytime he can. He also enjoys travelling and baking.

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Head Coach

Jon Sanchez

Coach Jon's Bio
 

We are excited to welcome Coach Jon to the DIG family this season. His enthusiasm, motivating and encouraging words will be heard around the gym as he takes the helm of the 15 select team. In high school, Coach Jon was a stand out UIL 6A Texas State Wrestling Champion. It wasn’t until college that

 

 Jon found his love for both playing and coaching volleyball. Coach Jon is a University of Texas at El Paso graduate. While in El Paso, he both played and coached volleyball in both the YMCA and in club volleyball. He coached at the YMCA for 5 years, as well as at El Paso United, El Paso Rapid Fire, and El Paso Hustlers. 

 

Favorite core value at DIG 

Coach Jon’s favorite core value is EFFORT. He states, “Not everyone is gifted with natural talent or born to be 6 foot tall. That’s not in our control. But what is in your control is the amount of effort you put into working on yourself.” He says he get his team fired up to play by motivating them from within. He continues, “You will have struggles and challenges but what is it that you want from it (Desire)? Are you doing everything in your power to get there (Effort)? Are you being true to YOURSELF (Integrity)? Are you truly appreciating what you’re doing and the others around you (respect)? And finally, are you enjoying it (Fun)?” 

 

Personal 

Coach Jon is currently engaged and will get married on March 26, 2022. He loves playing competitive volleyball, spending time with his fiance and two dogs as well as dancing the night away.

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