Former alumni hired as newest coach of SBCC men’s volleyball

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City College alumni Jordon Dyer has recently been hired as the new men’s Volleyball coach after former coach Jon Newton stepped down in May 2020. Courtesy image of Jordon Dyer from SBCC.

Dylan Grausz, Staff Writer

City College alum Jordon Dyer has been hired as the new men’s volleyball head coach following the departure of previous coach Jon Newton. 

Jordon takes over for his brother Brennon, who had been running the team since Newton stepped down on May 8, 2020. Athletic Director Rocco Constantino was instrumental in Jordon’s hiring and felt that he was the best candidate to carry on the Vaquero legacy.

“Jordon has a great volleyball background and we loved what he talked about for the academic side of it and felt he was the best candidate for the job. The fact he is also an alum and has a great reputation around town made his hiring easy,” Constantino said.

City College believes that Jordon’s extensive coaching experience and knowledge of volleyball can continue to improve their program.

“The team was number two in the state last year before the shutdown and they were on track to be number one before their match against the number one team in the state,” Constantino said.

Jordan’s hiring also comes at a time where many athletes are making tough decisions about their athletic future. The volleyball team went through a time where many players either left the sport or transferred schools because City College was without a coach.

Nonetheless, there is a new sense of excitement for the newly appointed coach.

“I am looking forward to working with the student athletes on the team and helping them achieve all their goals,” Jordon said. 

Jordon sees himself in his players because he used to be one of them. As a former Vaquero, he knows what it is like to be a part of the City College community. 

“The most important factor for me in taking this job was having already been a part of SBCC so I have always been a Vaquero,” Jordon said.

The volleyball team is waiting to hear from the athletic association on whether they will be participating in a shortened season that would commence at the end of February. 

If the shortened season takes place Jordon will make his coaching debut within the next few weeks. The team has been holding in-person practices twice a week at the La Playa Stadium track.

If no shortened season takes place, the team would then shift their focus on preparing for the fall 2021 season while continuing to hold practices on the track.