Welcome Back, Volleyball Head Coach Emily Horner!
We’re thrilled to announce Coach Emily’s return for her 5th season as the leader of our volleyball program, the fastest growing core sport in our community.
California Volleyball Native
Emily was born in Mission Viejo, CA which is about six hours south of camp. She started playing volleyball in seventh grade and grew up playing on the beach and indoor. She made the decision to take her collegiate career as an indoor volleyball player at the University of Pittsburgh. Emily is currently continuing her career playing beach volleyball at UC Davis while she pursues a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education.
Club, High School & College Volleyball
Emily graduated from the University of Pittsburgh where she was a member of the NCAA Division 1 Volleyball Team. Her junior and senior year, the team captured ACC Championship as well as qualifying for the NCAA tournament, making it to the second round both years. The team ranked top 10 in Division 1 volleyball for 3 weeks for the first time in program history. Prior to college, she competed at varsity for her high school for three years and set records in both hitting and service aces in a single year. She also played travel for T-street Volleyball club, where she helped her team win 18 Open at Nationals, proving to be the top team in the nation.
Volleyball Coaching Experience
Emily has been coaching volleyball since she graduated high school, beginning by assisting with her high school program the summer after she graduated. After that, she spent the summer of her college years coaching at the Dan Fisher (University of Pittsburgh) Volleyball camps with potential recruits for the University of Pittsburgh as well as players from ages 8-17. Emily is currently the head volleyball coach for Junior Varsity at St Ignatius College Preparatory located in Ocean Beach, San Francisco.
Multi-Sport & Multi-dimensional
Off the court, Emily loves to run and completed The Los Angeles Marathon in March of 2022. Making the recent move to the Bay Area, Emily has enjoyed immersing herself in all of the local teams. She enjoys going to live sporting events and live concerts as well. In her free time, Emily loves to be outside and exploring new neighborhoods of the city.
This Summer at Camp
Emily is looking forward to teaching volleyball basics & advanced skills. She’s also looking forward to seeing players grow on and off the court. Her main focus points as a coach are that her players give full effort, value communication, and most importantly bring energy to the court. If her players follow these with their best foot forward, they will prove to be successful and grow in the sport. She also loves that volleyball is a team sport and looks forward to the group of girls becoming cohesive and learning the importance of playing cooperatively with each other as well as playing for each other.