2011 Asics Rainbows Coaches
Coach Luis Ramirez: Coach Luis is the Club's Director and is the Head Coach of the 18U and 13U Black teams, which are both invitation only teams. He was a member of the Dominican Republic National Team and is a certified FIVB Levell II coach. He also played collegiate volleyball at Menlo College and has established a quick and exciting style of volleyball at the Asics Rainbows. His Boys Varsity Volleyball Team at Iolani School won the 2003 ILH Boys Volleyball Championship and the 2003 Boys Volleyball State Championship. He was named the 2003 Coach of the Year. In his five years at Iolani, his teams went 82-8. In 2005, his Asics Rainbows 15U girls team won the National Championships at the USAV Junior Olympics. In 2007, his Asics Rainbows 14U team also won the National Championship at the USAV Juniior Olympics. In 2008 and 2009, his Asics team (15U in 2008 and 16U in 2009) went an amazing 44-0 (sets) in two national qualifiers, winning the Far Western Qualifer in Reno, Nevada finishing 1st out of 120 teams by winning 22 straight sets without a loss and then repeating this feat (22-0) the next year in 2009 winning the SCVA Anaheim qualifer finishing 1st out of 92 teams. In 2010, his 17U team went 9-1 at the Las Vegas Invitational winning the Silver Diviision Championship and also went 21-3 at the Far Western Qualifier in Reno winning the Silver Medal. In 2011, his 18U team finished 2nd out of 176 teams at the Las Vegas Classic Invitational; won the 3rd place trophy at the SCVA Anaheim 18s Qualifier finishing 3rd out of 108 teams; and won the innaugural 18U Aloha Region Power Tournatment. Some of his club accomplishments include a number of National Championships, National Qualifier Championships, many Aloha Region Championships and many of his players have made National Teams, High Performance Teams and of course have gone on to play at Division I and Division II schools. Just about every player who has played for Coach Luis has received at least a scholarship offer to play college volleyball. .
Coach Taryn J. Horner: Coach Taryn is an assistant coach for the Asics Rainbows 18U Black team. Coach Taryn is another one of our young coaches with extensive coaching experience. From August 2005 to July 2008, she was the Head Coach for the Girls and Boys Volleyball teams at Judge Memorial Catholic High School, Salt Lake City, Utah. From 2003 to 2008, she was the Head Coach for the Girls and Boys Elite Volleyball teams for the High Country Volleyball teams in Utah. She coached one team to a Regional Championship and to the Junior Nationals. In 2005 and 2006, she was also the online Color commentator for University of Utah home volleyball matches. In 2004, she was a Student Assistant Volleyball Coach for the University of Utah. During the summers of 2004 to 2007, she was an Assistant Coach for the Intermountain USA High Performance Volleyball Youth Teams for International Tournaments in the United States and Slovenia, Austria and Italy. During the summers from 2001 to 2006, she also was the Assistant Camp Director for the University of Utah Volleyball Camps. From 2000 to 2003, she played college volleyball for the University of Utah. She was captain in 2003. In 2002 and 2003, she made the Intermountain High Performance Collegiate Volleyball Team. She also made the Mountain West Academic All Conference team in 2002 and 2003. In 2002, she was also on the varsity Diving team at the University of Utah. She has her Masters from the University of Hawaii in Educational Fundamentals with an emphasis in private school administration. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah in Exercise and Sport Science in May of 2005 (Specialty in Physical Education). In 2004, she was a Student Athlete Representative for the Athletics Advisory Committee at the University of Utah. She was also a Student Athlete Mentor from 2001 to 2004 as well as a member of the University of Utah Student Athlete Advisory Committee in 2002. Coach Taryn presently teaches in the Physical Education Department at Iolani School and is the Head Coach for the Intermediate Girls Volleyball team. She also taught physical education at Judge Memorial Catholic High School.
Coach Bernie Oleole: Coach Bernie is an Assistant Coach for the Asics Rainbows 17s Black team. She is a prominent and well respected coach in Hawaii. In 2009, she was the Head Coach of the Asics Rainbows 16U Green Team. From 2004 to 2006, she was the Head Coach for the Jammers 13U team which placed 3rd at the Far Western Qualifier in Reno, Nevada. From 2002 to 2004, she was the Head Coach for the Jammers 12U team which won the Ho'oikaika Tournamenton Kauai in 2004. She also assisted coaching the Jammers 12U teams for 4 years prior to becoming the Head Coach of the 12U team. She began playing volleyball at age 7 and continued playing competively until 1997.
Coach Hoku Oleole: Coach Hoku is an Assistant Coach for the Asics Rainbows 17U Black team. In 2009, she was an assistant coach for the Maryknoll Girls Varsity Volleyball team. In 2008, she was an assistant Coach for the Asics Rainbows 17U Green team. In 2008, she also "redshirted" at the University of Hawaii at Hilo before becoming an Assistant Coach for the Roosevelt High School Girls Varsity Volleyall team. She plays Women's Club volleyball for High Life Volleyball Club. In 2009, she briefly played for the Maui Volleyball club at the Haili Volleyball tournament. She played varsity volleyball for Roosevelt High School where she was one ot the team captains and Roosevelt won the 2007 OIA championship. She has played volleyball since she was 7 years old and played for Kamali'i Volleyball Club, Lokahi Volleyball Club, Oahu Volleyball Club, Jammers Volleyball Club and Hi-Intensity Volleyball Club.
Coach Megan Burton: Coach Megan Burton is head coach of the Asics Rainbows U15 Black Team. Coach Megan graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2010 earning a degree in International Business and Economics. She has also studied abroad at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney. She attended high school at Sacred Heart’s Academy and Iolani School, graduating from Iolani in 2006. While at Saint Mary’s College she was a four year scholarship player, starting at middle blocker for the Gaels all four years while serving as Team Captain the last three years. She garnered West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team honors in 2006 and First Team All West Coast Conference in both 2008 and 2009. She was also awarded West Coast Conference All-Academic First Team honors in both 2008 and 2009. As senior was a member of the Gaels first ever West Coast Conference Championship team and also appeared in two NCAA Tournaments - 2008 and 2009. She was the Gaels career hitting percentage record holder and appears in the top ten in all blocking categories. Upon graduation she was recognized with Saint Mary’s most prestigious athletic award - the George R. McKeon Senior Award- presented to the senior student-athlete who has been outstanding in regards to their sport, academics, and serving the community. She served as a four year member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee – two years as Co-President – representing Saint Mary’s at the National Student Athlete Leadership Conference in 2008. Led Iolani to the HHSAA Volleyball State Championship game in 2005. She was also a member of three U-18 Aloha Region Championship teams – 2004, 2005, 2006 – with Maunalani and Imi Ike Volleyball Clubs. She has coached for the NorCal Volleyball Club in Pleasanton, California and at summer camps at Saint Mary’s College and the University of California-Berkeley.
Coach Tom Burton: Coach Tom Burton is the assistant coach for the Asics Rainbows U15 Black Team. Coach Tom has over 25 years of volleyball experience as both a player and coach. He has coached at all levels – intermediate, varsity, military base teams, and military service all-star teams both international and domestic. Coach Tom is retired from the United States Air Force which has afforded him the opportunity to coach at many different locations around the world - at Patch American High School, Stuttgart, Germany; McChord AFB, Washington; Ramstein AB, Germany; Hickam AFB, Hawaii; and in Honolulu at Sacred Heart’s Academy; Iolani School; and Word of Life Academy.
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