Head Coach CARMEN STRATTON
Carmen Stratton took over as the women’s volleyball coach prior to the 2007 season, a position she filled on an interim basis during the 2006 season.
Stratton grew up in the area and attended Capistrano Valley Christian High School before heading off to Arizona State. She returned to the area in 2001 and served as an assistant coach at Saddleback before stepping in to play setter for the Gauchos during the 2002 season, earning first-team all-Orange Empire Conference honors. She finished her education and volleyball career at Concordia University where she earned all-GSAC, all-region, and all-American honors. She was also selected as her team’s MVP and earned a Champion of Character scholarship.
Stratton returned to the Saddleback program in 2006, serving as Associate Head Coach before taking over the lead role a year later. Stratton has nine years of coaching experience with the Laguna Beach Volleyball Club and in 2010 started coaching with the Excel Volleyball Club. She has also served as the assistant coach at St. Margaret’s High School for two seasons, helping guide that program to a pair of league and CIF titles. In 2005 she served as an assistant coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, helping to guide that team to league and CIF titles.
Assistant Coach CHRIS WHITING
Assistant Coast WAYNE HERTEL