Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”
Leon grew up playing volleyball every chance he could. He played club volleyball for 2 years in college and transferred that love of playing to a love of coaching. He has coach all levels from 6th grade all the way up to Division 1 volleyball. He coached in college for 4 years before moving to Houston and returning to club coaching.
When Leon moved to Houston he started working with one of the largest clubs in the city of Houston, taking over their 12U program. In 2 years he grew the program into the 5th best team in the country attracting college coaches to see 6th grade players competing at such a high level.
Leon took his love of coaching and began writing about transitioning from Division 1 volleyball to young players. His article “The Great Divide” was published in a National coaching publication. He went on to write 4 additional articles that have helped coaching across the country in their training methods.
After 3 years working with the 12s age group at his former club, Leon decided to venture out and start his own club: Houston Stars (formerly Upward Stars Houston). He has worked to develop one of the fastest growing and innovative clubs in the Houston area. Houston Stars is one of the only clubs in the area to excel in both the boys and girls side of indoor volleyball as well as Sand, Developmental and mini-club programs. Houston Stars has seen growth every season since its inception with a constant focus on “Excellence” in everything we do.
Leon has a degree in music and has played piano since he was 6.