Head coach, Ken Goldstone, a graduate of Tustin High School, attended Saddleback College for two years before finishing his undergraduate degree at Chico State University. After completing his teaching credential on a teacher exchange program in Dublin, Ireland, he spent one year teaching and coaching in Idaho Falls, Idaho, before moving back to Orange County for good. In 1988, Ken completed his Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University.
Coach Goldstone, who retired from his teaching position at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year, taught English and Physical Education and coached Varsity Football, Basketball, and Volleyball in the Capistrano Unified School District 36 years, beginning in 1984 at San Clemente High School. After spending three years at SCHS, Ken moved to Capistrano Valley High School to direct the Boys Volleyball program. During his six years at CVHS, Ken’s Varsity volleyball record was 83-30, and culminated with 3 straight South Coast League Championships, and trips to the CIF Division I Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals. His tenure also produced 7 Division I college volleyball scholar/athletes. At CVHS, Ken was also a Varsity Football assistant coach—and was part of the Division II CIF Championship staff in 1990.
In 1993, Coach Goldstone was chosen to direct the Boys Basketball program at Aliso Niguel High School, and led the Wolverines to a 66-65 record and three playoff appearances in the first 6 years of Aliso’s brief history. He was also a Varsity assistant for the Boys Volleyball and Football programs during his stay at Aliso Niguel, and was part of the Division VIII CIF Championship Football staff in 1997.
In 1999, Coach Goldstone returned to SCHS to direct the Boys Volleyball Program. During his 20-year tenure, he has guided the program to 12 South Coast League Championships (2002-2009, 2013, 2014 and 2017 and 2019), 20 straight CIF appearances, including a trip to the Division I Finals in 2003, the State Semi-finals in 2013 and an overall record of 489-144. During this 20-year period, Coach Goldstone has produced 23 Division 1 college scholar/athletes, and during his 25 year SCL Varsity Volleyball Head Coaching tenure, at both Capistrano Valley and San Clemente, his overall record is 572-174, and his teams have been the South Coast League Champions 15 times!
Coach Goldstone continues to reside in San Clemente with his lovely wife Sandi and his two sons, Adam and Nicolas, who are now 28 and 24 years old. Adam is currently living in San Clemente and working in the action sports industry, while Nick has graduated from NAU and is working in the hotel industry. Ken enjoys spending his free time staying very active playing volleyball, basketball, working out at the gym, spending time at the beach and hanging out at home with his family.
Varsity Assistant Coach Brousard began his volleyball journey the summer prior to freshman year of high school. Beginning his freshman year, under the watchful eye of Coach Jack Iverson, he gained a passion for the sport he would carry to this day. Dom continued to build his love of the game under Coach Goldstone at the Varsity level for 2 years in 2014 and 2015, and had the opportunity to take his skills to the next level, where he was tutored at UCLA for two years by Coach John Speraw, who is also the Head Coach of the U.S.A Olympic team.
Coach Brousard enters his first season as Assistant Varsity Coach, and is excited to be a part of the program that he was a huge part of just 4 years ago….. and looks forward to teaching the current players a high level of volleyball.
JV Head Coach J Bisch experienced adolescent growing pains at Aliso Niguel High School — where he played football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball. Following graduation, whilst reshaping himself as a student at Saddleback College, he began his foray into coaching volleyball via a two-year stint with his alma mater’s Frosh/Soph squad.
Ten years later — after pursuing careers in music, film, and advertising – a turn of luck sent Coach Bisch to San Clemente High School. Now in his seventh season with the volleyball program, he leads a talented group of athletes with high volleyball IQs who will balance their aggressive attack with disciplined defense.
Away from the gym, Coach Bisch teaches English and directs the creative wunderkinds of the school’s Film Production collective. An advocate for raising money to find a cure for multiple sclerosis, he lives in San Clemente with his wife Kristen, a second grade teacher at Concordia, and their three boys: Hud, Brody, and Cam.
Coach Talafus began playing volleyball during summer, prior to his sophomore year of high school. He made the frosh/soph team at San Clemente High School where he excelled during his first season of playing competitive volleyball. He played under Ken Goldstone during his varsity season at San Clemente before graduating in 2007. He attended Saddleback College and transferred to Cal State Fullerton where he received his B.A. in History along with his teaching credential. Coach Talafus is currently in his second year of teaching history and PE at Serra High School in San Juan Capistrano.
Coach Talafus is excited to coach this year at the Frosh/Soph level and excited for the opportunity to help the players develop their skills. He is looking forward to having a competitive and exciting season. He will be entering his fourth season with the Triton boy’s program and recently finished his third season with the girls’ volleyball program. He enjoys spending time with his wife Angie and their new puppy Copper during his time off the court.
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