Michelle Quon is thrilled to join ACT for the 2021-2022 season. Since beginning her coaching career in 2001, Michelle has dedicated herself to helping players become strong, well-rounded, respectful, team players who possess solid fundamentals and a greater understanding of the game and thrive both on and off the court.
Michelle has spent the past 20 years coaching and training players of all ages and abilities, from the collegiate level to beginners. At the collegiate level, she served as an Assistant Coach at Concordia University (2004). During that season the Concordia Eagles reached the NAIA Finals for the first time in school history, producing two All-Americans and the NAIA Player of the Year along the way. She also spent three years at Saddleback College (Head Coach - Women's Indoor and Sand Volleyball Teams, 2013-2015; Assistant Coach - Women's Indoor Volleyball Team, 2008). While playing professionally in the Netherlands, Michelle also trained a women's and a girls' club team in addition to running introductory volleyball clinics at local schools. Over the past 15 years coaching club at Laguna Beach Volleyball Club, Michelle has enjoyed watching her players grow as both players and people, with over 100 of her former players going on to compete at the collegiate level.
Prior to coaching, Michelle attended UCLA (1997-2001) where she was a four-year starter for the Bruins. Upon completing her studies at UCLA, she moved to the mid-west to play professionally for the Chicago Thunder in the inaugural season of the USPV (United States Professional Volleyball) where her team finished 2nd in the league. Michelle then went on to play in the Netherlands for two seasons where she helped her team capture its first National Championship in club history as well as the Dutch Beker and Super Cup.
Michelle received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Business Administration from UCLA (2001) and returned to earn her M.B.A. from The UCLA Anderson School of Management (2008).
Coaching Highlights from the past eight Years
2021 - PVL both 17s and 14s. 14's - 5th Place - 14 American USAV GJNC
2019 - Silver Medal - AAU's 16 Premier, 3 All-Americans; Silver Medal - Las Vegas Classic
2018 - Bronze Medal - Colorado Crossroads JNQ 16 Open
2017 - 14-2s 10th at Volleyball Festival
2016 - Bronze Medal - Far Westerns JNQ 16 Open, 9th - 16 Open USAV GJNC, 2 All-Tournament selections
2013 - Silver Medal - SCVA JNQ 14 Open
15's and 18's Coach
After a stellar playing career that saw him earn a MVP at the Junior Olympics, playing for the United States Armed Forces team while he served his country for eight years as a E5 Sergeant in the Army, and finishing being an All-American libero at Hope University, Henry has evolved into one of the brightest young coaches around. He has coached middle school through college level teams. He is looking forward to being the 18-1 coach for ACT this season.
16's & 17's Coach
Jim Polster is excited and proud to join the ACT Volleyball Club for the upcoming season. Before ACT, Jim joined the University of the Pacific's Volleyball Program as a volunteer assistant coach in 2013. He took over as a full-time assistant coach in the spring of 2016. Polster came to Pacific as a highly decorated collegiate and international player as both an all-American at Long Beach State and a member of Team USA. In his five years with the Tigers, he was tasked with working with Pacific's defensive players and primary passers.
With Polster's help, Pacific put together one of its finest defensive seasons in program history in 2014 as the Tigers finished the year ranked No. 10 in the nation in opponent hitting percentage by allowing a measly .145 average against. Of 31 opponents on the year, the Tigers held 11 to sub-.100 hitting and five to .000 or worse.
Joining Team USA in 2001, Polster was a part of the American's victories at the NORCECA Continental Championship and Americas' Cup in 2007 as well as taking home a silver medal at the Pan American Games and a bronze at the FIVB World League. He was a two-time Olympic Alternate for the games in Athens and Beijing.
While at Long Beach State, Jim earned second-team All-America honors by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) in 2001 as well as being named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation third team as a senior. Polster earned All-MPSF honors in all four years of action for the 49ers as one of the top outside hitters in the top conference in the nation.
Aside from his time playing for Long Beach State and USA Volleyball, Jim played 10 years internationally in Italy, Russia, Greece and Puerto Rico.
Two time Olympic Alternate, Athens and Beijing
10 Years international experience, playing in Italy, Russia, Greece, Puerto Rico
4 Years at the University of the Pacific as an assistant coach helping them to their best results in decades
Andy Graduated from Concordia university Irvine in 2004. This is his 4th year coaching at ACT, coaching the 15’s and 16’s. Andy is also the head girls head varsity coach at Sonora high school. where he has a 128-88 record in his 8 years, winning the freeway league championship in 2017 and 2018. Andy's highlight in coaching, so far, is reaching the CIF finals and 2nd round of the state playoffs in 2017, with a record of 29-5.
Hailey is entering her 3rd season as an ACT assistant with her father Corey. Hailey is currently a player at Hope International University where she has been the starting libero the past 2 seasons and also plays beach volleyball there. Hailey started all 4 years on varsity at Canyon High School as an outside hitter as well as playing at ACT for 2 years. Hailey is majoring in English and is pursuing a career in teaching.
Craig, starting his 30th year of coaching volleyball, is looking forward to an exciting year at ACT. Craig has been a successful varsity high school coach and club coach for the past 29 years. During this time he has coached teams to 19 league championships, four CIF finals, many top 20 finishes at National Tournaments and Junior Olympics. Many of his former players have gone on to play in college, some have played professionally and one was a member of the 2004, 2008, and 2012 USA Women’s Olympic Team.
11's, 14's, and 16's Coach
Corey, a veteran coach of 20+ plus years will be coaching ACT’s 13-1’s and 16-2’s teams this season. His teams over the past few years have had great success playing in Division 1 in the SCVA. Corey has coached dozens of players who have gone to play men’s and women’s volleyball at the collegiate level. His daughter Hailey (Hope International, Canyon High, and ACT) will assist him on the 16s and his sister Celeste will assist with him on the 13’s. This past girls high school season Corey was an assistant varsity coach at Walnut High School and is a current assistant at Cypress High for the boys varsity program. Corey is a teacher at Lexington Junior High School in Cypress.
13's and 15's Coach
Phil Sutherland has enjoyed a 23 year coaching career in club and high school volleyball. Over his career his girls and boys teams have qualified numerous times for Junior Olympics and winning 9 medals including 4 golds.
He has coached girls high school volleyball for 10 years, winning leagues championships 7 times.
From 2014 to 2017 he coached 3 girls high school teams to CIF finals winning 2 titles. Those 3 teams went to 1 state final and 2 state regional semis.
He is looking forward to this exciting new chapter with ACT Volleyball!
12's & 15's Coach
Phone: (909) 518-1218
13's and 18's COACH
Celeste is entering her 2nd season as an ACT assistant and will be coaching the 13s with her “older” brother Corey. Celeste has had many successful seasons at Western High School where she was the head girls coach from 2005-2011 and led the program to 65-30 record and 5 league titles in that span. Along with making the playoffs every season she coached there, her teams twice made it to the semi-finals of the CIF playoffs. Celeste has two children Anthony (21) and Maile (13) who is a current ACT player.
Amanda Estacio, also goes by Stassie, has played competitive volleyball since the age of 12, gaining volleyball knowledge from numerous coaching styles. Years of constantly playing club and high school volleyball fueledl her passion for the sport. Currently attending California State University at Fullerton, Stassie is majoring in Kinesiology and is looking to graduate in the Spring of 2020. In 2015, Stassie joined the school’s collegiate club volleyball team and leading them to a bronze medal in USA Volleyball’s NCVF National Championships in Division 1AA. Also in 2015, Stassie began coach club volleyball and has coached 4 successful club seasons since. Aside from coaching club, she is going into her third season as the Head Frosh Coach at Fullerton Union High School.
A 17 year veteran volleyball coach, Andrew will be another one of ACT’s coaches with high school coaching experience. Andrew’s teams have always improved
Dr. Brian Prieto has been a Chiropractor for 27 years in Yorba Linda and has established a solid reputation in the world of sports chiropractic. Dr. Prieto’s credit list includes being the Official Team Chiropractor for The Los Angeles Angels for the past 16 years and being the LA based Chiropractic consultant for the San Francisco Giants for the past 19 years. He has compiled a list of treating highly notable and public recognizable professional athletes from MLB, the PGA along with Olympic Gold Medalist Winners and athletes on National Collegiate and high school teams.
Brian has treated many walks of life over the years and found a consistent successful treatment pattern when treating individuals for musculoskeletal complaints, whether a professional athlete or a homemaker. He says “following the correct diagnosis for musculoskeletal complaints or injuries 3 areas need to be addressed for successful treatment…. inflammation, soft tissue/muscles/fascia and the joints. In order to restore and improve function in the body then these 3 areas need to addressed by the clinician”. He says “the more techniques (tools) I have in my tool box the more equipped I am and the higher success rate I have when treating individuals, so the athlete can get back to play or the homemaker can get back to lifting and carrying her child”.
Dr. Prieto is a local Orange County product and has been married for 25 years. He has a daughter and son in college and he is a percussionist for his church musical group. He is a foody and is always looking for local unique eateries and he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
and his players love his and enthusiasm. As a high school coach, he was on a staff that won 3 CIF Championships.
A 17 year veteran volleyball coach, Andrew will be another one of ACT’s coaches with high school coaching experience. Andrew’s teams have always improved significantly and his players love his enthusiasm. As a high school coach, he was on a staff that won 3 CIF Championships.
Travel and tournament director