Jorge Peñate enters his first year as a volunteer assistant for the Saint Mary's women's volleyball team in the 2017-18 season.
In 2015-16, Peñate was active with the USA Volleyball National High Performance department. He was a part of the coaching staff for several National Training Programs. His coaching techniques have led various age groups from the Developmental Skills level to High Performance Championships. His 2015 Select Continental team finished with a record of 8-1 at the HPCs in Des Moines, Iowa.
Peñate also serves as a head coach for several Bay Area club volleyball teams. He is currently in his third season with Red Rock Club Volleyball in Redwood City, as his showcase team finished as the best 18U Northern California team and earned a bid to GJNC in the National Division, finishing 17th out of 48 teams. In 2016, his showcase team was named the fourth-best 16U team in Northern California.
In 2016, Peñate coached at local Bay Area high schools such as Bishop O'Dowd, Berkeley High School, and Miramonte High School. At Bishop O'Dowd he served as a varsity head coach and a director of the volleyball program. He led Bishop O'Dowd to an overall record of 55-19, adding back-to-back undefeated WACC league championships. Prior to Bishop O'Dowd, Peñate also coached at Berkeley High as a head coach and led his team to place second in the WACC league standings. From both programs, eight members continued to play at the collegiate level.
Also in 2016, Peñate served as a co-head coach at The Branson School -- a program which has won five CIF state championships and eight North Coast Section championships.
Peñate is originally from Los Angeles. He attended UC Berkeley and majored in Entrepreneurship and Technology. Outside of coaching, Peñate is playing beach volleyball, trail running, or cheering on his favorite sports teams.
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