Coach Craig Moothart
Awarded 2015 CIF Division 1A - Coach of the Year !!
Awarded 2015 Orange County Register's
Coach Moothart grew up in Irvine where he graduated from Irvine High School high in 1981. He was a 3 year starter earning 1st Team All CIF honors his senior year in volleyball. Shortly after high school he followed his desire of playing volleyball on the beach spending 10 years on the A.V.P. (Association of Volleyball Professionals) where he grew up and matured as a young man. Coach Moot eventually returned to school graduating from Long Beach State University in 1998 with a B.A. in History and soon landed his ﬁrst teaching job here at Trabuco Hills teaching World History, 18 short years ago. He coached the Boys’ Volleyball Varsity Team for 9 years before becoming the Girls’ Volleyball Program Head Coach 13 years ago.
Last year's match record was 34-4, Not bad at all. 2015 was a great year for Coach Moot! Not only did he coach his team to win CIF Division 1 and take them to the State California Final 4, but he also took home some awards. He was awarded the 2015 CIF Division 1A Coach of the Year and the Orange County Register's Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year.
Coach Moot is happily married to his wife Heather and together they have one son, Chase, who graduated from Trabuco 2 years ago. Together as a family they love to camp in the Sierra's or Lake Tahoe and they try and hit Kaui every other year. Wherever they go, the only prerequisite is that there must be a sand court to play on. Coach Moot loves his job -- whether teaching or coaching volleyball, the only thing greater would be to suit up and get out there with the kids and play.
Coach Moothart loves summer but is always excited about the new school year where he gets to lead the Girls' Volleyball Program into a new and exciting year! GO BLUE .
Coach Brandon is a graduate of Trabuco Hills. He started his club volleyball career at the age of 8. Brandon made the Varsity team as a freshman & played all 4 years at Trabuco with Varsity. Brandon played in EVERY GAME during his 4 years at Trabuco. Brandon was awarded the “Male Athlete of the Year” after his senior year at Trabuco Hills. He is currently studying to become a teacher and plans to continue coaching and playing volleyball.
Coach Leeanne Ryan attended Richard Gahr High School in Cerritos, CA. She lettered in varsity volleyball and received All-League Honors fours years in a row. After high school, she committed to California Polytechnic University, Pomona to play Division II volleyball on a full scholarship. She started in all season games her freshman year but then decided to leave the team to focus on earning her degree. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, a California Teaching Credential, and a Masters of Education. Coach Ryan is completing her 5th year teaching physical education and her 8th season coaching volleyball. She is still very active in the volleyball community, playing in local leagues and coaching summer volleyball camps. Coach Ryan's love for the game and the development of youth drives her on a daily basis.
Freshman B Coach
Coach Dave Hollaway
VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Hollaway is a 1988 graduate of Mission Viejo High School. He was a member of the State Championship men's volleyball team at Orange Coast College as an outside hitter and setter in 1990 and 1991. From 1993-1994, he played outside hitter and setter for Long Beach State men's volleyball team, serving as team captain in 1994. After Graduating, Coach Hollaway became the men's volleyball Assistant Coach at LBSU. Later, he went on to coach at Goldenwest College, where the men's team won two straight State Championships.
From 1996-1997 Coach Hollaway was the head coach of the Dana Hills girls volleyball team, and led his team to two South Coast League Titles, which included the school's only 10 - 0 record.
From 1997 - 2001, he served as the First Assistant at Santa Clara University, where the team made the NCAA's all 4 years, including a #12 national ranking. He also served as the director and a coach at City Beach Volleyball Club, taking SIlver in the 18 Open and bronze in the 16 Open divisions.
Beginning in 2001, Coach Hollaway served as the Top Assistant to the team at the University of the Pacific for five years. The team was in the NCAA Tournament every year, ranking as high as #5 in the country.
Coach Hollaway moved back to Orange County to raise his two daughters, Britt and Alex with his wife Suzie in Mission Viejo.
Now he is in his seventh season as the head coach of the THHS Boys Volleyball Program, leading the Varsity team to CIF including appearances in the semi-finals and last season in the quarterfinals. Coach Hollaway also continues his role as the Assistant Varsity Girls' Volleyball Coach that won CIF and made it to the Final 4 for state.
Coach Ralph Rivera
Freshman A Coach
Coach Ralph is a Trabuco Hills High School Alumni, Class of 2002. He started his volleyball playing career the same year Coach Moot started coaching at Trabuco Hills in 1999. He played for Coach Moot on Varsity his Junior and Senior year and helped the team win the Orange County Championships in 2002, and to the CIF playoffs for the first time.
From 2005-2008, Coach Ralph coached at THHS in various roles. He has been the JV coach, Frosh/Soph coach, and Varsity Assistant. He helped lead his Girls Frosh/Soph team to an undefeated league championship and Girls Varsity to their first CIF playoff berth in Coach Moot's tenure. He left in 2009 to pursue an opportunity to work with the Women's Volleyball Team at the University of Arizona where they made an appearance in the NCAA Playoffs in the 3 seasons he was part of the program. He also received his B.A. in Elementary Education in 2012.
Coach Ralph has also coached at Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club for the past 13 seasons. He has coached the top teams at SVVC as young as 12's up to the 18's. He has helped lead teams to 3 national championships and 2 runner-up finishes.
He is proud to see how the Girls Mustang Volleyball program has grown from its humble beginnings to eventually CIF and State Champions. Coach Ralph is looking forward to working with our young ladies to foster a love for the game, learn to compete and build confidence that goes well past the volleyball court and into their everyday lives. Coach Moot has been a great mentor and friend to Coach Ralph and he looks forward to working with him again. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his 2-year-old son RJ and wife Jessica, playing basketball, going golfing and eating Korean bbq.