Boys Volleyball Varsity Staff

 Boys Volleyball Varsity Staff

Dwight Crump

Varsity Head Coach

This is Dwight’s second season as Head Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach at Hillsdale High School after coaching the girls Varsity for the past two years. Dwight graduated from Madera High School in Madera, California where he was a 3-sport varsity athlete in football, basketball and track.  He was a High School All-American in Track and Field in 1975 and 1976. He attended and earned his B.S. in Industrial Arts from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo where he played college football for four years. Dwight has worked as an engineer for the past 34th years.

Dwight started playing volleyball in elementary school and started coaching volleyball in 1983. He enjoyed playing and coaching competitive recreation coed volleyball teams for adults. His team won 9 competitive co-ed recreation titles and 1 competitive coed recreation championship title. Dwight’s volleyball coaching career with junior high athletes spans 21+ years (including coaching track and field). Dwight has been coaching elementary school volleyball at St Gregory School in San Mateo, where his teams have won 11 league titles. In 2010 and 2011, he guided his 7th grade JV & 8th grade Varsity teams to a perfect 10-0 season including league and division championship titles. He also has provided individual volleyball conditioning and training for middle school, high school and college students in preparation for their school volleyball season.

This is Dwight’s 5th year coaching club volleyball. Prior to joining Red Rock, Dwight coached at Payes Volleyball Club. In 2012, Dwight coached the Payes 14 Cardinal volleyball team that earned a National Bid to Junior Nationals held in Columbus, Ohio, and in 2013 he coach the Red Rock 14 Crimson team. Dwight was the head coach of the Red Rock Volleyball Club 15 Black team for the 2017 club season.

Dwight enjoys coaching volleyball, track & field, and basketball, and staying fit. When he is not coaching, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

Darlene Trans-Klemen

Varsity Assistant Coach

This is Darlene’s 2nd season as the Varsity Assistant Coach with the Hillsdale Boys Volleyball Team. She grew up in Sterling Heights, MI and attended Michigan State University. At MSU, Darlene played club volleyball for the Spartans as a defensive specialist and setter. During her off season, she played for the Asian Pacific American Students Organization (APASO) volleyball team where she traveled to major universities throughout the East Coast and Midwest to compete. Her team dominated the league by going undefeated the four years she attended MSU. In the summertime, she competed in sand and grass volleyball throughout the Midwest and took home many 1st place medals and a dozen second and third place finishes. Besides being athletically active at MSU, she found time to study hard and graduated with dual engineering degrees.

After college, she went on to work for major corporations from NY to CA. After 16 years of working in the corporate world and playing competitive volleyball was no longer in the cards for her (due to aches and pains here and there), she decided to stay active in the sport by coaching youth volleyball on the Peninsula. In 2005, she had a bigger vision for the Peninsula by starting up and directing a successful volleyball club called Paye’s Performance VBC in San Carlos. From 2006 – 2009, they sent several teams to Junior Olympics, currently known as Junior Nationals. In 2009, she started her own club called 650 Xtreme VBC in San Mateo. In the six years under her guidance, Darlene coached four of her teams to Junior Nationals. Her teams have always competed strong at JNC by finishing higher than any Nor Cal teams in their division. Recently, her 13’s team finished fifth out of 48 teams at JNC.

Darlene is grateful to be able to coach the sport she loves and guide players to see their full potential in volleyball. She hopes that one day, the girls she coaches will love volleyball enough to keep on playing past college or recreationally past their teens, and then give back by coaching to the young boys and girls in our community.