Kristine Connolly


With over 22 years of coaching experience, a passion for mentoring athletes, and a belief in the positive influence organized sports have on young women, Kristine started her coaching career in 1995, beginning as an assistant 18s club coach while still in college. Since then, she has coached at the high school, club and collegiate levels. Five of those years she spent leading her alma mater, Oak Park High, as head coach of their varsity program and coached 4 years of club locally before founding Point West in 2001. With a philosophy founded on providing a positive club experience and producing the best volleyball players possible within the scope of a team first mentality, Kristine has grown Point West into a respected club known for player development and true commitment to her athletes. Her influence has guided this strong club program to top finishes in both SCVA and national tournaments. 

Kristine is currently the head coach at Royal HS.  She took over the program in the spring of 2014.  In just her second season with the Royal program she led them to a League Championship in 2015.  She was also the Head Volleyball Coach at NAIA Division I The Master's College. In 2007, her team finished 3rd at NCCAA Nationals. She coached 5 former Point West players while at The Master’s College.

A 1st-team All-conference player in the Western Athletic Conference, she made her mark at University of New Mexico by fulfilling the role of team captain for 2 years and team MVP, and helping her squad to a National NCAA Division I ranking of #8, during her campaign. Kristine started her career locally at Oak Park High School where she began her volleyball competition during her sophomore year. A quick learner, she earned both all league honors and team MVP awards during her final two seasons. After completing her career at University of New Mexico, Kristine returned to southern California to begin her coaching career. In 2006 she was inducted into the Oak Park High School Hall of Fame for her work in the volleyball community.

She lives in Valencia with her husband and daughter.

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