Lady Jags Volleyball
Welcome to the San Jose City College Women’s Volleyball Website. Here at City we offer a mix of athletics and academics to prepare you for transfer with an A.A. degree to a university or continue your playingcareer at the next level. We are always recruiting talented, academicallyinclined, hardworking student athletes. We hope you fill out the recruitment form and begin your journey with us here at SJCC in the fall!
Thank you for your continued interest in San Jose City Women’s Volleyball and GO JAGS!
Please contact Head Volleyball Coach, Tait Rafat, directly at email@example.com or on his office phone at (408) 288-3732 for any questions you may have.
Stay tuned as plans for our new Gymnasium, scheduled for completion in 2016, will be posted shortly!
Tait Rafat is the head coach of the San Jose City College women's volleyball team. His coaching duties include athlete training and development, opponent scouting and evaluation, recruiting, team travel, equipment ordering and distribution, and summer camps. Rafat comes to San Jose City College after having been an assistant coach for
the University of Nevada, Reno volleyball team during the 2005-2006 season
during which they made the NCAA tournament. Prior to UNR, Tait taught Physical
Education, Health, and Adapted Physical Education for eight years, six years
teaching in the Denali Borough and Anchorage School Districts in Alaska and two
years in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. While teaching
he coached track, boys and girls high school volleyball, basketball, and girls
He spent twenty five years living primarily in
Alaska but splitting time between being home schooled in Strelna, Alaska and
the public schools in Las Vegas, Nevada. A 1989 graduate of Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska he attended
the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he served as the manager for the
Rebels mens basketball team for three seasons. He received a bachelor’s degree
in Physical Education from UNLV in 1996 and a master’s degree in Education with
an emphasis in Sports Management from NOVA Southeastern University in
2006. He is CAP level 2 accredited by USA Volleyball and is a certified volleyball
conditioning specialist. He is also a member of the American Volleyball Coaches
Association, USA Volleyball, Northern California Volleyball Association, and
the California Beach Volleyball Association.
On the local club scene, Tait coaches for perennial powerhouse, Vision
Volleyball Club, in the 17s age division where his teams consistently rank in
the top 36 teams of the Northern California Volleyball Association's age
bracket. His club team has gone to the Junior Olympics in 4 of the last 6 years.
St. Martin, Gabrielle
The San Jose City Volleyball Invitational - Tournament of Champions-this tournament has been in existence for twenty five years but ishopefully coming back in 2016 with construction of a new gym!Past champions include:
San Jose City CollegeSanta Rosa Junior CollegeSacramento City College LA Pierce CollegeSan Joaquin Delta College Cabrillo College
San Jose City College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Sacramento City College
LA Pierce College
San Joaquin Delta College
Women’s Volleyball Recruitment Application
Tait Rafat, Head Volleyball Coach