A member of the San Diego Hall of Champions' 2011 Hall of Fame class, John returned to the Parker volleyball program in 2013 and helped guide the Lancers to the CIF and Southern California Regional Championships.
John, now Interim Athletic Director, has been a member of the Parker Athletic Department for the past 25 years. During that time, he has coached a number of sports including volleyball, basketball and track.
John's teams have won 17 CIF championships in volleyball, including a state record 11 straight CIF titles in boys volleyball.
In addition, five of his teams have finished the season as the top-ranked volleyball team in the county. The 2005 boys squad was the top-ranked team in the state, and his 1998 girls team captured a CIF state championship. In addition, he assisted on the 2012, 2013 and 2014 state championship girls teams.
Three times he has been honored as the San Diego County Volleyball Coach of the Year. In 2013, in addition to the county award he was also chosen as the Sourthern California Region Volleyball Coach of the Year. John was the State Model Coach of the Year in 2001.
In his current role, he is involved with coaching development, communications, marketing, game-day management and student support.
Before coming to Parker in August 1989, John spent the previous six years teaching and coaching volleyball at Edison High in Huntington Beach. He was chosen twice as the Orange County Volleyball Coach of the Year.
John spent three years as an assistant men's coach at Long Beach State and one year as a technical assistant and practice coach with the 1996 USA Olympic Men's Volleyball Team.
He graduated from Long Beach State in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in business finance and a teaching credential in physical education.
He and his wife, Holly, live in the Mt. Helix area of San Diego with their two daughters, Jessica and Jennifer.
He says, "I am passionate about teaching at Parker because of the wonderful students, caring teachers, generous parents, and a supportive administration that create the Parker family atmosphere. Parker is much more than a place I go to work. The Parker family has been instrumental in helping my wife and me raise our daughters into bright, caring, independent, insightful and confident young ladies."