17-1 head coach
Dave is returning to Turlock Crush for his 7th season as the 17-1 head coach. He led his 17-1 team to a Gold division finish in 2017 and received the 1st ever Crush Junior Olympics bid for his 15-1 team in 2014. He helped coach the 14-1 team to an area league championship in 2012, as well as to a Gold Division seeding in 2014. Dave has also helped the Pitman High School program win 6 consecutive CCC Championships, 1 CCAL Championship, and 3 consecutive Sac-Joaquin Championships working individually with hitters and volunteering his time until the 2017 season when he took over as the varsity assistant coach.
He has been playing for over 30 years and was the 1st coach to teach the game of volleyball to his daughter and the club director, Kristen Pontes-Christian. He helped start the Hughson Hurricanes, a travel softball club, while Coach Pontes was in junior high and has coached softball and/or volleyball for about 20 years. He is also a returning member as President of the Turlock Crush board. Dave is looking forward to another fun and exciting club season coaching the 17-1 team!