Ally Sather enters her fifth year at the helm of SRJC Volleyball. Sather is a full time faculty member in the Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Department and is an alumnus out of Maria Carrillo High School. Sather earned numerous honors during her prep career, culminating with the All-Empire MVP award her senior year. Sather chose to stay close to home for her collegiate career, competing at Sonoma State University as an outside hitter. Sather was a four-time All CCAA performer and a two-time All Region honoree. She broke the career kill record at SSU, which had stood for fourteen years prior to her arrival on the scene. She also currently holds the record for most kills by a freshman at SSU. Sather was selected to the AVCA All-American Team during her senior year.
Sather has also coached with Empire for the past twelve years. In 2013 she returned to her alma mater, Maria Carrillo, to take over as the head coach of the outstanding Puma varsity program. In her five seasons with the Pumas, they won four North Bay League Championships and made an appearance at NCS each year. In 2014, Sather was honored as the All-Empire Coach of the Year. She was also been nominated for Press Democrat’s “Best High School Coach” award in 2015.