Coach, Boys 13-Felix
Born and raised in San Diego, Felix didn't start playing volleyball until his sophomore year of high school. Even though he got the bug late, he has made up for it by being involved in every aspect of the sport since that late start as a player, coach, referee, and CIF representative.
Felix played for Patrick Henry High School and was a 3-year varsity letterman, eventually becoming a 2-year captain for the team and earning Eastern League co-player of the year and All-CIF Division 2 honors his senior year. His juniors club playing experience consisted of stints at both Seaside Volleyball Club and East Valley Volleyball Club, with 2 trips to the Junior National Volleyball Championships (JO's) in the process. He continued his playing career at the University of California, Berkeley on their men's club team for his freshman year at Cal.
Having coached the JV team on an interim basis while at Patrick Henry, Felix continued his coaching career while up in the Bay Area attending Cal. He served as the Varsity Asst. Coach and JV Head Coach for the Head-Royce School (98-00) as well as the Girls' Varsity Head Coach at Piedmont High School (2000). On the club side of things, he coached a 16-1 team at Academy Volleyball Club for three seasons (99-01) and helped coach at the Golden Bear Volleyball Club on campus. After finishing school at Berkeley, Felix returned home to San Diego in 2001 and continued coaching at his alma mater. He compiled a 214-121 record over 7 seasons coaching both the boys and girls varsity teams as the head coach at Henry and made the CIF Section playoffs every single year during his tenure.
In 2009, with a desire to spend more time with his family and young children, Felix decided to move on from coaching and began his officiating career. Moving quickly up through the ranks of volleyball officials, Felix now serves as the "head-ref" and Rules Interpreter for the San Diego Federation Volleyball Officials Association.
Having previously served on the CIF San Diego Section Advisory Committee as well as the CIF State Advisory Committee during his coaching tenure, Felix now serves as the Power Rankings Coordinator for both girls and boys volleyball for the CIF San Diego section office. He manages the Power Rankings used to seed the playoff brackets as well as advises the CIF section office on volleyball policies and issues.
Felix met his wife, Lily, at Cal and together they have 4 young children who have all been exposed to the sport from a much earlier age and will probably be seen roaming the sport court at Epic shagging balls and hoping to get some volleyball touches on the court whenever they can.