Hall of Fame
Tristian (TC) Cormier (1998-2002) was a three time National All American Middle Blocker/Opposite during is career at Sacramento State. He was well known for his incredible jumping ability and one of the best players that played for Sacramento State. He made the All-Tournament team at the Inaugural Great 8 Tournament that featured the best 8 teams in the nation. TC continues to be a part of the Sacramento Volleyball community, giving his time to coach volleyball for local clubs and regularly attends the NCAA Varsity women's team matches.
Ruben Volta (1990-1993, 1995) was the spirited leader of the Hornets first National Championship team. A 1st team, All-American setter in 1995, Ruben was known for his soft hands, gregarious personality and overall leadership skills. Volta parlayed those "on court" leadership skills into coaching, where he began working with the Women's NCAA Varsity team, and numerous local and regional club teams. In 2008, he took over the reigns from Debby Colberg, and is currently the Head Coach of the Sacramento State Women's Volleyball team.
Ed Jackson (1991-1994, 1997) is best remembered by his numerous opponents as "that guy who could jump out of the gym". As a conversation piece, the actual height of Ed's vertical was often the focal point. What is not up for debate, is the hitting prowess of the 5'11" southpaw. During his years with the club, Jackson played entire seasons at different positions (S, Opp, RSH), filling in where the team needed him the most. He was a two time All-American, earning MVP honors in 1997 in leading the Hornets to their second National Championship. Ed had remained in volleyball in the coaching ranks, and is currently the Assistant coach with our Sacramento State Women's Volleyball team.
Served Sac State Club Volleyball as a player (1990-1993, 1995), head coach (1996). Mark also served many more years as an assistant coach, advisor and alumni coordinator to the club. As both a player and head coach, his teams never placed lower than a quarter-finalist at Club Championships and led the team to the National Championship in 1995. Mark was also named an All American (1991, 1992) and an All American MVP (1995) while playing Opposite.
Thomas "Mickey" Matthews
Inducted 2004 (Inaugural Inductee)
Sac State's first All-American led the team to a 3rd place finish in the first Club Championships (10 teams competed in Provo, UT). Known as "Bogwan" to those close to him, hit a golf ball almost as hard as he hit a volleyball. Intimidating Middle Hitter, and an all around good guy. Also one of the best DI/MPSF officials around.
Founder of the Mens team at CSUS and its first head coach. While moving over to UC Davis shortly there after, has always been of assistance to the team at CSUS. Husband of former Women's NCAA team coach, Debby Colberg. Started and operated the Mens Club Championships as is driving force behind it coming what it is today. Was listed among Volleyball Magazines top 100 most influential people, which is an amazing achievement. Was a certified FIVB official and was lead official for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and special assistant during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Inducted 2004 (Inaugural Inductee)
Long time coach of the mens team. Led the team to NIRSA Championships and numerous top 10 finishes. Played competitively in his home country of China. Was a member of and coach of the Chinese National team and also had a short coaching stint with the Algerian National team. Currently the Assistant coach for Sac State's women's NCAA team.