13 Monsoon Head Coach
Mario has been coaching indoor and beach volleyball at the high school and club level since 2011. From 2011-2016, he served as a National Team Head Coach (U14-U16) and the Assistant Technical Director for Delaware Volleyball Academy (DVA), as well as the Technical Director for the DVA Beach Volleyball Program. Several of his players have qualified to play at the Junior Beach Nationals with top 10 finishes in their respective age groups.
Mario has 30+ years of volleyball experience. From 1985-1987 he played for the University of Pennsylvania Men’s Volleyball Team as an outside hitter and defensive specialist. He was the Coach/Captain of the U. Penn Chinese Men’s Club Team, which was a high-level student team with a collegiate tournament schedule. After graduation, he played for several USAV Men’s AA/A Club teams as an all-purpose utility player, filling in at whatever position was required by the team. He also has 25+ years of grass/beach doubles tournament experience, playing at the Open/AA/A level and continues to play competitively.