We are proud to welcome Justin DeBlasio in his initial year as Head Coach of San Clemente Boys Volleyball!
Coach Talafus began playing volleyball 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 and then attending Saddleback College. He then transferre to Cal State Fullerton where he received his B.A. in History along with his teaching credential.
Coach Talafus will be starting his fourth year teaching history at Capistrano Union High School in San Juan Capistrano and is excited to coach this year at the junior varsity level while helping the players develop their skills. This year will be his sixth season with the Triton boy’s volleyball program.
He enjoys spending time with his wife Angie, his new baby girl Rylee, and his dog Copper during his time off the court.
Wolf Beeuwsaert began his volleyball journey his freshman year at San Clemente High School. It wasn’t until the spring semester that he joined the 949 volleyball club. While on the Freshman team in high school and the 949 B team, he worked hard to secure a spot on the varsity team his sophomore year as well as with the 949 A team. From there, he played the rest of his 3 years of high school on varsity as a starter and earned several coach’s awards.
Coach Beeuwsaert graduated from SCHS in 2020 with an athletic scholarship to UC San Diego. In the midst of COVID-19, his plans quickly changed to attending Irvine Valley community college. With his change of plans comes new opportunities while still living close to SCHS. Wolf is beyond excited to coach the Frosh/Soph boys volleyball team and share his technical skills and volleyball IQ to the players. Not only does he want the best from the players on the court, but he wants to be a coach you can feel comfortable coming to for help.
Coach Beeuwsaert wants to shape his team into an elite group of guys by gaining court awareness, athleticism, and technical skills required to be one of the top teams. Beyond those goals, there is one goal left -- win league!
Varsity Assistant Coach Nathan Streuter began playing volleyball around elementary school when his mom would play beach volleyball at Doheny with her friends. Every once in a while Nathan would step in and pass the ball around. It wasn’t until his Freshman year of high school that he started playing organized team volleyball. Nathan immediately fell deeply in love with the sport.
He received the MVP award as an outside hitter his first year on frosh soph under Ryan Talafus and Jack Iverson. After his freshman year he graduated to varsity and played as an outside/opposite until suffering a back injury that shortened his volleyball career. Before the injury, Nathan and fellow coach Wolf Beeuwsaert played in and won multiple beach volleyball tournaments at the highest level for their age group and even received a bid to beach volleyball state championships.
During Nathan’s Junior year of high school he was a part of the starting group that went on to win the league title and first round CIF. Nathan received a spot on the Second Team All South Coast League. Currently, Nathan is continuing his education at Saddleback College studying English Literature.
In his free time he enjoys surfing and continues to shaping surfboards. Nathan is extremely excited to start his career as an assistant coach at San Clemente High School in large part due to the support from the community and the quality of players that come through the volleyball program at SCHS.
Frosh/Soph Assistant Coach Bjorn Johansson has many years of volleyball under his belt. Beyond Coach Johansson’s three year varsity volleyball tenure at San Clemente High School, he honed his skills through six years of club volleyball at both San Clemente Volleyball Club and 949 Volleyball Club.
Coach Johansson graduated SCHS in 2020, and set off for the University of Hawaii. After switching directions, he plans on transferring to the University of Utah in the Fall, where he will study Business Finance. Coach Johansson is excited to share his volleyball knowledge with the program's upcoming players. Some of his favorite memories were from playing high school volleyball alongside members of the current coaching staff. He hopes to foster an environment that will develop not only life and volleyball skills, but lifelong friendships amongst the Frosh/Soph team.
Outside of volleyball, Coach Johansson enjoys spending time outside, whether it be through surfing, hiking, or photography.