Paul Leon
Paul Leon
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 831-459-5982
Phone: 949-573-1406
Email: pjleon@ucsc.edu

Recently graduating from UCSC in the spring of 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, Paul joins the UC coaching staff after a successful career playing for the Banana Slugs. As team captain, he set the Slugs to a CVC conference championship and a national tournament bid in the spring of 2012. Paul also managed to become first-team All CVC, team MVP and second-team AVCA All-American during his play.

Paul also led a successful club career winning bronze medals in Open division 16&U and 18&U Junior Olympics with Orange Coast Volleyball Club and Balboa Bay Volleyball Club.  Prior to transferring to UCSC, Paul played junior college ball for the Orange Coast Pirates in Costa Mesa, Ca.  While a Pirate, Paul captained his 2010 team to the state finals while also earning the honors of student-athlete of the year. 

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Mauro Salinas
Mauro Salinas
Title: Assistant Coach
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Shane Yablonka
Shane Yablonka
Title: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Hometown: Orange, CA
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Eric Pauly
Eric Pauly
Title: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Phone: 831-459-5982
Email: epauly@ucsc.edu
Fax: 831-459-4070

Coach Pauly returns for his fourth year as assistant coach of the UC Santa Cruz Men’s Volleyball Team.

With experience as the full-time assistant coach, he has helped the program capture a Conference Championship (2012) and two successive appearances in the NCAA DIII National Tournament (2012, 2013).  He continues his primary role in the technical development of players, including setters and primary passers, while serving as defensive consultant in match play.  His notable achievements include the personal development of two All-American liberos (2012, 2013) and one setter (2012).

Coach Pauly brings experience coaching at the youth level as a competitive club coach for Mountain View Volleyball Club.  In addition, his past work with USA Volleyball High Performance provides him with a strong technical background for coaching at the collegiate level.

As a former member of the UCSC Men’s Volleyball Team, Coach Pauly helped lead the team to the 2010 National Championship Final’s appearance as the libero.   His educational background is a B.A. in Psychology.
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Jake Landel
Jake Landel
Title: Volunteer Assistant Coach
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