Coaches

Photo: Coach Darla Williams
Darla Williams, Head Coach

Darla has been the Solano Community College Head Women's Volleyball Coach since fall 2003. We were the 2006 BVC Champions. Solano finished in second place in the BVC 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2010 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.






Photo: Emily Doran
Emily Doran, Assistant Coach
  • Happily married with two beautiful children
  • Played on a full-ride scholarship at Sac State ( 2001-2005 )
  • Starting Middle Hitter at Sac State
  • Big Sky Champions played in NCAA play-offs ( 3 of 4 yrs )
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Family and Consumer Science
  • Attending Solano Community College as a Nursing Major
  • Played 3 yrs. high school varsity volleyball at Will C. Wood in Vacaville
  • Played 4 yrs. competitive club volleyball during high school





Photo: Monica Bustos
Monica Bustos, Assistant Coach

  • 2 year player on Solano Team ( 2009 & 2010 )
  • Solano College starting setter ( two years )
  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree at Sacramento State with a major in Health Science with a concentration of Community Health Education
  • Played 10 years of competitive, organized volleyball
  • Five years club experience at ( Golden Bear, Marin, etc. )
  • Played high school ball at St. Patrick's – St. Vincent's in Vallejo


Photo: Micaela Sylvester
Micaela Sylvester, Volunteer Assistant Coach

  • Plans to Transfer in the spring semester to Sac State
  • Major Business/Accounting
  • Finished at Solano with an AA in University Studies
  • Coaches Middle School Volleyball at Vacaville Christian HS
  • Played two years at Solano; first year as a Defensive Specialist and 2nd year as a setter
  • Played four years at Vacaville Christian High School
  • Played six years of club volleyball