DAELEA ALDRICH, 2022
She is one of the most successful all-time high school coaches after being an outstanding setter at Aviation HS, El Camino College and Long Beach State in the DGWS era at the start of the 1970s. She started her coaching career in the 1970s at Aviation, and was there until the school closed in 1981. She moved to Mira Costa High School in 1982, and led MC to the CIF Championship and the school’s first State title. In 1984 she became the school’s athletic director. She guided Mira Costa to nine league championships, eight Southern Section titles, three state victories and two mythical national titles before taking a one-year sabbatical to move into academics and career advising. In 1989, Mira Costa again captured CIF, State and National Championships on a team that went undefeated. She was the 1990 California Coaches Assn. High School Volleyball Coach of the Year. She has a MC career record then of 236-15 (.940 winning percentage before coming back in 1992. She stayed through 2007. Her career coaching record was 669-76, winning 90% of her matches and finished as part of 14 CIF titles, six State Championships and three National Titles. She was voted National Coach of the Year in her final season. She was involved for many years with coaching on the women’s pro beach volleyball tour, producing numerous top players. She is in both the California State and the CIF-Southern Section Coaching Halls of Fame.