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Women's Volleyball: Our Coaches

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Vera Nelson, Head Coach

Vera Nelson begins her sixhh season at the helm of Sierra College Volleyball program. Under her guidance last season’s team finished #1 in NorCal and 4th in the State. This was the highest finish in the history of Sierra College Volleyball.

Prior to moving to Granite Bay with her husband, two daughters, Lindsay and Taylor, and son Darren, she taught and coached full time at Mt. Eden High School in Hayward, CA. Vera Nelson has a family history which has helped guide her own career in the athletic arena, motivating her to become a teacher and coach.

Vera's grandfather was an Olympic medalist as well as an All-American football player. Her father has been in the coaching profession for 43 years. Nelson, an accomplished athlete in her own right, accepted a full scholarship to play volleyball at Division 1 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for Mike Wilton. She earned preseason All-American status prior to her senior year in which she was the team captain.

"This experience, combined with a strong background as a volleyball coach, postgraduate studies in Physical Education, and a good sense of humor allow me to effectively coach collegiate volleyball," says Nelson.

Vera Nelson

(916) 660-8125

Alanna Whitnack, Assistant Coach

Coach Alanna Jackson

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