Mike Terrill - Director
Mike joins the club for his first season as the FiveStarz Club Director. Last year he served as the Head Coach of the 16-1's team that won the 16-National Division at the Junior National Championships. Terrill also begins his second year as an assistant coach at UC Davis as a defensive coordinator for head coach Dan Conners. The Aggies finished tied for third in the Big West Conference in 2014. He was previously an assistant at Ohio State, UC Riverside, San Diego State. At Ohio State he handled defensive strategy, scouting and recruiting while working with the outside hitters and liberos. During that time the Buckeyes ranked as high as No. 12 in the AVCA Top 25 poll and ranked among the Big Ten Conference's team leaders in digs per set. Terrill also helped bring in a recruiting class ranked 22nd nationally by Volleyball magazine.
Before his stint in Columbus, Terrill coached six seasons in his home state of California. He served as a volunteer assistant at Cal State Monterey Bay in 2007 and 2008, held a full-time assistant position at San Diego State in 2009 and 2010, then joined the UCR staff for its 2011 and 2012 seasons. During his tenure with the Highlanders, Terrill also coached at Pacific Juniors VBC, serving as the recruiting coordinator and head mentor for a 16s squad. Terrill played outside hitter for USC, where he completed his bachelor's degree in psychology in 2006. He added a master's in kinesiology from San Diego State in 2011.
Liz Gilbert - 17-1 Head Coach
Liz rejoins the club after assisting with the 16-1 team last season that won a Gold Medal in the 16-National Division at Junior Nationals. Liz has previously served as the 15-1 Head Coach in 2013-14 and as Club Director in 2012-13 as well as the Director of Youth Development for the 2010-11 season. Liz joined Five Starz after serving as the Club Director for the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club for 3 years. As a setter at UC Santa Barbara, Liz remains the Gauchos' leader in career assists with 5,542 and ranks fifth with 1,256 career digs. She earned AVCA All-Region honors as a senior and was a member of the United States Volleyball Association National Team. After earning a bachelor's degree in sociology from UCSB, she spent time playing professionally in Europe.
Liz has over ten years of coaching experience at the Division I level. She began her collegiate coaching career at South Florida before accepting a similar position at Arizona. She spent four years in Tucson and helped lead the Wildcats to three NCAA Regional appearances during that time. She then was an assistant at Sacramento State for two seasons, where the Hornets captured the Big Sky Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament during both of her seasons. Liz also is one of the founders of the Zona Volleyball Club and, before joining the UCSB staff, she was the Club Director for two years for the Davis Volleyball Club. As the Associate Head Coach for UCSB, Liz Towne-Gilbert helped guide her alma mater to two Big West Conference championships and two trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2002. UCSB was ranked as high as No. 8 in 2002 and compiled a 49-12 overall record during her tenure. Then, after spending 2 years in LA as Associate Head Coach at USC, Liz returned to her home town of Santa Barbara and started with Santa Barbara Volleyball Club.
While with Santa Barbara Volleyball Club, Liz started as Head Coach in '06 of the 16-1's team who qualified and placed 5th in the National Division of the Junior Olympics. Becoming the Club Director in '07, she coached the 14-1 team who won the SCVA JO Open Qualifier and placed 5th in the Open Division at Junior Olympics. In '08, Liz co-coached the 18 Elite team, who qualified and placed 5th in the National Division. Liz's '09 18-Blue team finished in the top 10 of the SCVA and took a Silver Medal in the National Division of Junior Olympics! With Liz serving as Director, the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club steadily qualified more teams for Junior Olympics, climbed in national recognition and received a County Commendation for a successful non-profit organization. Liz was also integral to the creation and success of the popular SUMMER CAMPS, MADSKILLS and VOLLEY PINTS programs!
Jeff Wolf - 16-1 Head Coach
Jeff Wolf begins his first year with FiveStarz as the head coach of the 16-1's. Jeff is currently in his second year with UC Davis women's volleyball, and his first as the program's first-ever director of operations. He previously served as a volunteer assistant in 2014. Wolf's duties include developing practice plans, tracking statistics, pre-match and in-match scouting, plus scouting reports on upcoming opponents.
Wolf, a Roseville native, has coached both boys' and girls' squads for Northern California Volleyball Club since 2010. Additionally he coached club at San Gabriel Elite and Goldenwest during his college years. More recently, he joined UC Davis as an assistant coach for the men's club in 2013 before coming aboard Dan Conners' staff a year later. Wolf also assisted at Jesuit High School in 2011 and 2015, helping the Marauders win two league titles.
As a player, Wolf played three years as a middle blocker at Hope International, helping the Royals to a No. 2 national ranking and a berth at the NAIA Championship in 2012. He hit .310 with 0.61 blocks per set that year, then led HIU in hitting (.375) the following season. Wolf played one season of club ball at Sacramento State, garnering NCVF All-America honorable mention.
Wolf finished up his degree in psychology from HIU in 2015.
Debby Colberg - 15-1 Head Coach
Debby continues with FiveStarz as the 15's coach. Last season her 18's team won the silver bracket of 18 Open (9th overall) at Nationals. She adds this to a 17-1 Bronze Medal in the 2014 17 Open Nationals. In 2013, her 16-1 team also earned the Bronze medal in the 16 Open Nationals. Previously, Debby's 15-1 team finished 2nd at Junior Nationals in the 15 Open Division and her 14-1 team finished 5th at Nationals. After spending 32 years at Sacramento State which included 828 victories, two national titles, 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, 18 conference championships and 17 coach of the year awards, head coach Debby Colberg announced her retirement at the conclusion of the 2007 season. A graduate of Sacramento State, Colberg coached just two losing squads during her tenure (1976-2007) and her teams averaged 25.9 wins per season over that span. For her efforts, Colberg was inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Dec. 13, 2007. In addition, in honor of Colberg, the Sacramento State volleyball and basketball teams will play their home games on Colberg Court beginning this season.
The coach with the best career winning percentage in any sport at Sacramento State, Colberg led the Hornets to winning seasons in 16 of the 17 Division I years, and compiled a 408-174 (.701) record over that span. That includes six straight and 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 11 years (1997-00, 2002-07). The Hornets have also rattled off 13 consecutive 20-win seasons and 27 overall years with at least 20 victories. The recipient of 17 coach of the year awards (one national, five regional and 11 conference), Colberg also had the added responsibility of serving as Sacramento State’s Athletics Director, a position she held from February of 1999 until June of 2002. Since the program joined the Big Sky Conference in 1996, Colberg led the Hornets to eight regular season titles (1997-01, 2005-07) and nine conference tournament crowns (1997-98, 2000, 2002-07). No matter what division the Hornets have been a part of over the years, the team has consistently reached the NCAA
Tournament. In fact, during the Division II era (1981-90), the team had five top five finishes while reaching the Final Four four times. That included a national championship in 1981 and a national runner-up finish in 1989. The 1981 championship was the second national crown in as many years for Sacramento State volleyball as the team won the AIAW Division III national crown in 1980 (the NCAA did not sanction women’s sports until 1981).
Dana Anglin - 14-1 Head Coach
Dana Anglin enters the 2016 club season as the 14-1 head coach. She has been coaching for the club since 2009 and served as the Travel Teams Director for the past two years. Additionally, Dana has been teaching and coaching in the Woodland Joint Unified School District for the past 18 years.Currently she is the girls’ varsity volleyball coach for Pioneer High School in Woodland, but has gained invaluable club experience coaching for various clubs (Five Starz VBC (’10-’13), Davis VBC (’09), Team Spikers (’97-’99, ’02, ’04-’07), Delta Valley (’03), High Voltage (’01)) in the Northern California area.
Dana has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from UC Davis (’92) and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from California State University Sacramento (’01).She is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), is IMPACT certified, and is current in First Aid/CPR.
Karen Gellen - 13-1 Head Coach & Club Administrator
This will be Karen's 7th season with Five Starz Volleyball Club. In the fall of 2012, Karen took over as Head Coach at Woodland Christian and in her very first season, won league and the Div 5 Section Title. They beat other division 5 powerhouses Bradshaw Christian and Modesto Christian along the way.
Prior to joining Five Starz VBC, Karen was the Varsity Head Coach at Kenston High School in Ohio. Before leaving Ohio to return home to California, her team was ranked #2 in the state, undefeated in conference play for a fourth consecutive year, and took home championships from two highly regarded Ohio tournaments for the first time in school history. Kenston was ranked among the top 20 volleyball programs in the state of Ohio throughout Karen's career at Kenston. The program had many post season successes including district titles, league championships and OHSAA Division II State Tournament championship final four appearance. Karen's 10 year club coaching career has included head coaching 18s, 16s, 15s and 14s. She is IMPACT certified and CAP II certified through USA Volleyball. Karen has directed and coached youth programs in Ohio and now here with Five Starz. Karen is a UC Davis alumnus and practiced law prior to pursuing her passion for coaching volleyball.
Jamie Garbisch - 12-1 Head Coach
Jamie rejoins Five Starz after coaching the 12-1 team last season. Jamie has coached with the club over the last several years, including stints with the 16s, 15s, 14s and 12s. She graduated from UCSB with a major in Psychology and a minor in Athletic Coaching. As a Gaucho, Jamie started all four years on the women's volleyball team as an outside hitter. Jamie hails from Anaheim, where she attended Los Alamitos High School. She played four years of varsity volleyball, and received First Team CIF-SS honors as her team won their first-ever Sunset League title and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament. She also received two First Team All-Sunset honors, including league MVP in 2002. Jamie also played club volleyball with Mizuno Long Beach 17 Elite, earning All-America recognition in 2003 at the Junior Olympics. Prior to Five Starz, Jamie coached one season for a 17s travel team for Sports Shack. Jamie has also coached Blenders, camps, clinics and Madskills for SBVC, as well as assisting the 17-1's team.
Sophia Mar - 17-1 Assistant Coach
Sophia joins the club for her second season and will assist the 17-1 team. She assisted the 16-1 team last season that won a Gold Medal in the 16-National Division at Junior Nationals in New Orleans. She is from Oakland, CA and is currently a junior setter for the UC Davis Aggies. Prior to UC Davis, Sophia played for Vision VBC. She is a Human Development major.
Michael Martinez - 15-1 Assistant Coach
Mike rejoins the club for his fourth season after assisting the 18-1's last year that finished 9th overall in 18 Open at Junior Nationals. Previously Mike assisted the 17-1 team to a Bronze medal in the 2014 Open Nationals. He has also previously served as an assistant on the 14-1 team. Mike has many years of experience coaching high school varsity volleyball in the Sacramento area. He coached both the boys and girls volleyball teams at Hiram Johnson High School from 1996-2001. He then moved on to coach at West Campus High School where he coached the boys team from 2002-2005 and the girls team from 2002-2009. During his tenure at the two schools, his team won multiple league titles.
Julie led the 17-1 team last season. Julie has been teaching and coaching in the Davis Joint Unified School District for the past 9 years. Since 2011, she has served as the head coach for the girl's varsity team at Davis Senior High School, and has also previously served as the JV, Freshmen and boy's varsity coach. Julie was awarded the Delta Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2011 with the boy's program and again in 2012 with the girl's. Julie also brings a wealth of club experience, with over 12 years coaching for Gold Cal Juniors Volleyball Club and Gold Trail Volleyball Club.
Julie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Long Beach State (’05) and a Master of Arts degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University (’14).