Vanessa Gonzales

18N1 Adidas Co-Head Coach

Coach Gonzales is a New Mexico Native who graduated from West Las Vegas High School in 2001. While in high school she was a multi-sport athlete participating in volleyball, basketball and Track. She was also Valedictorian! She was a 6-rotation middle blocker for West Las Vegas and earned North Volleyball Player of the Year in 2001. She went on to play for a full academic and athletic scholarship where she continued to play Middle Blcoker and DS at NMHU in Las Vegas, NM. When she wasn't killing on the court she continued her legacy by earning herself a Bachelors in Business Administration-Accounting.

After college, Coach Gonozales went on to coach for various schools and clubs such as West Las Vegas, Angels of Albuquerque, NM Juniors, Hope Christian MS and most recently Robertson High School. In 2021 she helped lead Robinson High School into a triumphant year - Disctrict Champions, 3A State Championship, AND an undefeated season. Her hard work earned her the title of 2021 NMHSCA Volleyball Coach of the Year.

In addition to her tremendous career as a player and coach, her greatest achievements have been with her family.She has been married for 19 years and has 4 children: Jaylee, Nathan, Donovan, and Alyssa.  She enjoys spending time with her family and can usually be found  in a gym or field somewhere watching them play sports.


Coach Gonzales' Philosophy

"My philosophy for coaching is that Volleyball is not the most important thing in life, but while we are on the court, we will act like it is."

Coach Gonzales' Career Achievements

High School
Academic Honors: Valedictorian
Varsity and All-District player: 8th-12th grade for Volleyball and Basketball
All-State Volleyball: 11th and 12th grade
2001 North Volleyball Player of the Year
2001 3A Volleyball State Runner-Ups
Played Middle Blocker in high school but played all-around (6 rotations)
Played club volleyball for 2 seasons as a 6 rotation Outside Hitter

NMHU Volleyball team 2001-2003
Played Middle Blocker and Defensive Specialist


Volleyball Coaching Experience and Honors
2006 Head Coach West Las Vegas
- 3A State Runner- Ups
2 Seasons with Angels of Albuquerque
1 Season with NM Juniors
2016 Head Coach Hope Christian MS
2017 Assistant Coach Hope Christian MS
2021 Head Coach Robertson High School
- District Champions
- 3A State Championship with an Undefeated        season at 27-0
2021 District Coach of the Year
2021 NMHSCA Volleyball Coach of the Year


Go Rebels!