Wahine coaching update

Today was the deadline for applications to fill the vacancy left by Ah Mow-Santos’ departure.
Shoji said there will be an announcement next week.

As mentioned previously, Pestolesi will be a volunteer assistant next season.
There may or may not be an official announcement from UH. They are waiting on the paperwork to make before anything can be officially said.

Also as previously mentioned, Pestolesi and wife Diane Sebastian Pestolesi will be in Hawaii starting this weekend. Diane is being honored by the UH School of Nursing as one of its 50 distinguished graduates. School of Nursing is 50 years old.
Side note: Diane’s decision to play volleyball came down between UH and Stanford. But Stanford didn’t have the nursing program she wanted so she came to UH.

On the other thread, confirmation of Trinity Castaneda for 2018. She joins Liliana Light as 2018 oral commits. Both are listed at 6-1 and OH/MB.
Castaneda is out of Indio, Calif. plays at 951elite.
club tweeted this (although her last name is misspelled)


  1. kahuna June 8, 2016 5:41 pm

    Hmmmm………I thought Lilliana was a setter? We are going to need another setter for 2018 since Kendra is going to be gone.

  2. vballfreak808 June 8, 2016 8:17 pm

    1. Light is a setter. Cindy was saying that her and Castanedas were both 6-1.

  3. rabbit ears June 9, 2016 8:32 am

    Hope Thurlby applied. Even if is could be for 1 or 2 years. Would be give her Div. 1 coaching experience.

  4. Cindy Luis June 9, 2016 1:58 pm

    Yes, Light is a setter.

    3. Thereby likely not going to leave UCLA after 5 years. She’s doing well there as the DOVO for both the men’s and women’s teams, and in her side business (drawing a blank on that at the moment). We discussed it during the men’s MPSF quarterfinal at UCLA.

  5. Kalihifc June 11, 2016 10:18 am

    An lb fan on vt is saying Debbie Green. If so, she and pesto joining seems a little like Shoji’s last ride.

  6. warriorfan June 11, 2016 12:46 pm

    I don’t think that Long Beach fan is reliable.

  7. rabbits ears June 11, 2016 1:16 pm

    Debbie Green would be a great addition.

  8. Cindy Luis June 11, 2016 3:17 pm

    7. agree it would be a great addition but not seeing it.She’s been gone from The Beach coaching staff since 09.
    All Pestolesi has ever said was that he wanted to come out for a year before Shoji retires. Doesn’t mean that this is the ‘last ride.’

  9. Ki June 13, 2016 11:43 am

    Emily Hartong is on the island. Maybe she’s the next coach.

  10. Cindy Luis June 13, 2016 12:27 pm

    9. she doesn’t have the coaching experience

  11. Cindy Luis June 13, 2016 12:39 pm


    New thread up for Monday

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