As the fall sports begin, people may notice new faces on the sidelines. Those would be none other than two new coaches that have begun to influence the athletes.
One of the new coaches is than Noly Mon, a Mount Carmel alumnus who is coaching girls’ volleyball.
“It feels so different being a coach and not going to MC anymore,” Mon said. “But I also enjoy coaching and seeing athletes improve with their skills.”
Mon, who played boys volleyball while at MC, hopes to use some of the methods that his own coach taught him with.
“Patsy Malta was my coach in high school, and I feel like all the strategies and techniques I have learned from her are the ways I am going to coach the team,” Mon said.
But, he hopes that he can assemble his own image for the athletes to think of him.
“I want them to think of me as a fun coach, as well as a good coach,” Mon said. “I am looking towards helping these athletes transform into better volleyball players and to help them enjoy the sport.”
Another of the new coaches is Tess Williams, who is coaching JV and novice field hockey.
“I just want the girls to grow together, and love the sport as much as I do,” Williams said. “I like to focus on learning our individual strengths as players then finding ways to use them to our advantage on the field.”
Williams, who graduated from Rancho Buena Vista in 2012, hopes that the players she coaches will have trust in themselves.
“I just want my girls to know I believe in every single one of them and to have confidence in themselves as players and individuals.”
Williams hopes to continue coaching, while remaining a student at Palomar Community College, as well as being a summer camp counselor at the ECKE YMCA in Encinitas over the summer.
“I plan on coaching for as long as I can,” Williams said. “So if that means staying at Mt. Carmel, that’s fine with me. It’s a great school and we are building the program, so it’s an awesome school for long term coaching.”