Solano Community College Athletics
Solano Community College Athletics


Name Position
Darla Williams Head Coach
Tatum Bales Assistant Coach
Alyssa McDermott Assistant Coach
Michelle Galli Assistant Coach
Coach Darla Williams

Darla Williams

Position: Head Coach

Darla has been the Solano Community College Head Women's Volleyball Coach since fall 2003. They were the 2006 and 2013 BVC Champions. Solano finished in second place in the BVC 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014; and was a Nor Cal playoff contender. Since Coach Williams' arrival, Solano has consistently produced competitive volleyball teams.

Darla began her high school coaching career at Vintage High School in Napa from 1991 - 1996. In 1996, Darla moved to Will C. Wood High School from 1996-2003. Wood won two MEL crowns and was a Nor Cal State qualifier in 2001. Coach Williams ended her tutelage as a high school varsity coach with a 188 - 87 record.

Coach Williams was a student-athlete at Sierra College earning her AA Degree in Liberal Studies. In the spring of 2008 she was honored and named into the Hall of Fame at Sierra College Athletic Department. Darla earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1988. Darla has her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from La Verne University 1991. Coach Williams also has a Master of Arts Degree in Physical Education from St. Mary's College in 1995.

Darla has been teaching Physical Education and coaching volleyball since 1988. At Solano, she continues to develop young athletes through youth and high school volleyball camps. Darla is a consistent force in the Solano area volleyball world. This fall season she hopes to break the Solano school record with 200+ wins, currently starting the season with a 199-113 overall record.

Assistant Coach Tatum Bales

Tatum Bales

Position: Assistant Coach

  • Master's Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education from Fresno Pacific University

  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Biology from Holy Names University

  • Played OH and setter for Solano College 2010

  • Played Libero/DS at Cal State East Bay 2011

  • Played on scholarship as a Libero at Holy Names University 2012 - 2014

  • Summer Camp Supervisor (volleyball) (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)

  • Adjunct Faculty at Solano College (2016-present)

  • Assistant Coach at Solano College 2016

Assistant Coach Alyssa McDermott

Alyssa McDermott

Position: Assistant Coach

  • 2016 2nd assistant coach at Solano College

  • 2012 Vanden JV volleyball coach

  • Head coach at Club Solano from 2012 to present

  • Solano College player 2014 and 2015

  • Team Captain for Solano 2015