Cody Oreiro enters his 11th season with COAST Volleyball Club as a head coach and the clubs resident athletic trainer. A product of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle area, Cody made his original arrival to SoCal to play division one soccer for University of San Diego where he also played some club volleyball. His love of the game and some summer classes at Mesa college, led to a year of junior college volleyball playing for current COAST VBC coach, Kurt Donaldson, before completing his degree at USD.
His high school coaching experience began at University of San Diego high school (now Cathedral Catholic) under then head coach and current COAST coach Kelly Drobek, where Cody led the freshman team to an undefeated record as a head coach and assisted the varsity team to finish League and CIF champions, ending the season at the SoCal regional state finals in 2nd place. Cody followed “Uni” to its new home for its first year as Cathedral Catholic before moving on to Tri-city Christian high school for 3 years as the Head Athletic Trainer, Head of the soccer program, and coach to both the boys and girls volleyball programs. While there he got to be a part of several league championships, 3 CIF championships and 3 second place finishes at state finals.
Originally staffed as an assistant on our girls 16-1, I came to COAST only to realize how little I new about teaching the game. So being anxious to learn and get better, I made myself available to all teams that would have me, volunteering my time and welcoming advice and lessons from our top head coaches. In doing so I got to work with and be a part of some of the best teams Southern California has ever produced. With former COAST girls coach and current Utah coach, JJ Van Neil, I got to help COAST win 16- Gold and 17 Bronze in the open division. With COAST girls head Coach Luis Cuatok got to witness COAST double medal with 15-silver and 14-silver in the open divisions. As the ten year assistant to COAST 18-1, I’ve got to meet and coach some of the best players the game has ever seen. It has been my utmost privilege to help teams compete on the national level not only establishing ourselves as one of the top 18s teams in Southern California but one of the best in the country, holding San Diego’s only Junior Olympic Championships Gold Medal in the 18-open, as well as 2 bronze medals, 1 Triple Crown National championships Gold medal, 1 AAU national championships Bronze medal, 1 JVA West Coast Cup Bronze medal, and an unprecedented number of Southern California regional 1st place finishes.
I’m heading into my 4th season on the COAST boys side and my second season as a head coach. The opportunity to grow the boys side of the game was something I really wanted to be a part of, and the technical teaching and mental understanding of the game that I learned with my girls teams opened the door for me to help.
“Volleyball brought me to COAST but the chance to be a part of these players lives, and the opportunity to see them grow and accomplish their dreams, is what keeps me around and makes all the hours of practice and long tournaments well worth it. I love this club. Our players and staff have a love of the game that can’t be matched and I’m determined to be sure we as a whole NEVER lose that!”