Leon Blazer, Executive Director
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths."
Leon grew up playing volleyball every chance he could. He played club volleyball for 2 years in college and transferred that love of playing to a love of coaching. He has coach all levels from 6th grade all the way up to Division 1 volleyball. He coached in college for 4 years before moving to Houston and returning to club coaching.Personal Fact:
Leon has a degree in music and has played piano since he was 6.
Kayle Ray, Associate Volleyball Director
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
I started playing volleyball MANY years ago! In my younger years, club volleyball did not exist, and it was not near as big as it is today. I had a high school coach that turned my love from basketball to volleyball, and I've never looked back since!! Fast forward to 1989 when I began my teaching and coaching career. I started at the middle school level and worked my way to the varsity level where I still am today. I have coached varying age levels in school and in club, and I have enjoyed all of them!! Volleyball is not a JOB of mine, it is a PASSION!! Even though I have been coaching volleyball for 27 years, I do not plan to end any time soon!:)Personal Fact:
I have 3 daughters who are 26, 23, and 20. My 26 year old played volleyball for Clemson University and West Texas A&M University and became an All-American her junior and senior years in college. My 23 year old played for West Texas A&M University and became an All-American her senior year in college. My 20 year old began her college career two years ago at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and got the opportunity to transfer this summer to Clemson University to finish her last two years! So, I will be a die hard Clemson Tiger volleyball fan again for the 2016 and 2017 seasons as she finishes her college career! I've been very blessed to have 3 daughters be scholarshipped to play the sport I love so much while earning their degrees. Two of them have moved into the next chapters of their lives, and my little one is working hard and still living the dream!
Chris Patriarco, Basketball Director - South Houston
Psalms 144:1 - Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle
I have always had a passion for basketball growing up as a kid. I was that kid trying to mimic Michael Jordan’s every move. I have always been a student of the game. I have been coaching and doing skill development training for basketball players 14U through 17U for the past 4 years.Personal Fact:
I have been making pizza from scratch since I was 10 years old