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James Fanshier

Call/Text: 916-705-1912

James will start his 20th year teaching in fall of 2016. His first volleyball coaching job was in 1990 and has coached volleyball for countless teams as an assistant or a head coach at levels ranging from 5th grade to community college. This is James’ 2nd year with the Aspire Volleyball club. He was the coach for Aspire’s first Co-ed team. James has coached teams for several volleyball clubs, as well as various high schools and middle schools. In addition, James coached wrestling for 22 years and also coached 9 seasons of recreational youth soccer.  James currently referees High School Volleyball, High School Wrestling, youth soccer and Mixed Martial Arts. James played for the West Valley Community College Men's Volleyball team the last years of the program in 1993 & 1994. Through the ‘90’s James played a ton of grass volleyball. James met his wife, Valerie playing grass doubles.  Both Valerie & James currently play recreational co-ed indoor and pick up sand. James has earned some accolades as a professional Mixed Martial Artist. Competing and winning championships for several minor MMA organizations.

Coaching Background

Aspire Volleyball Club

  • 2015-16 Aspire Volleyball Club 16 Teal Head Coach
  • 2015-16 Aspire Volleyball Club 11 Pink Assistant Coach
  • 2014-15 Aspire Volleyball Club Camps and Clinics Coach

Gold Cal Jrs. 

  • Junior competition U12  program 3 seasons. 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Assistant u13 area team 2015
  • Co Coach Boys Jr. National 12’s team. 2013


  • Assistant U14’s 2015 Boys Power League team
  • Assistant U14’s summer classic team 2016
  • Assistant U16-2 2016 Boys Power league team


  • Above the net training camp coach summer 2016
  • Started the Mitchell Middle Boys program 2015 as well as coached the  2016 season.
  • 1994 & 1995 West Valley Community College Women’s team assistant coach & statistician.
  • West Valley  Community College Summer camp coach 1994, &1995
  • 1990, 1991, & 1992  St. John Vianney San Jose 5/6th grade boys team
  • 1993 Prospect Highschool Frosh-Soph Coach & Varsity Assistant
  • 1999, 2000 & 2001 Ley-Va Middle School Girls Coach
  • 2001, 2002, 2003, 2003 2005 Mitchell Middle School Girls Coach

Playing Experience

  • Played Archbishop Mitty Boys Club 1987
  • West Valley Community College Men's Volleyball
  • Adult Leagues
  • Sand and Grass Doubles