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Luciano Jimenez

Boys 18s Head Coach

Luciano Jimenez is a proud alum of Main Beach Volleyball Club and began his love of the game at age 10. After having a successful high school career including a win at CCS he decided to continue his career at UC Merced where he played for four years and received a degree in human biology.

At the time UC Merced was a new school with an even newer men’s team. He remembers his time in college as an amazing experience where he had the honor of creating a culture that expected commitment and to be tough competitors. By his senior year, they began defeating top 10 teams in the NAIA and had set a bar for players to come.

Luciano notes that volleyball has the beautiful quality of bringing people together. Socially, it has provided a medium for him to connect with many different kinds of people, turning some of his foes into best friends. Professionally, it taught him management, grit, and that opportunities can always be made as long as you think outside the box. Currently, he is completing a post-bacc program at Cal State East Bay and will be applying to dental school next summer!