Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Dede Bodnar

Professional Background:
B.S. in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Plant Facilities Management
M.S. Kinesiology
Has coached for 25 years in all levels from Professional to Jr. High...coached Professional Beach team of Liz Masakayan & Elaine Youngs, Olympic Team, Collegiate, Club, High School and Junior High.

Professional Volleyball Player
"Developmental Coach of the Year,"1996 from USA Olympic Committee
"Outstanding Female Coach of the year," 1996 from USA Volleyball Professional Volleyball Player 1985-1990
"Coach of the Year," 1996 from the Pacific Coast Conference

Collegiate Classes:
Intercollegiate Volleyball  - Phye 224 & 225 Techniques of Exercise Leadership - Phye 286 Health and Lifestyle Heal 101
Volleyball- Phye 161
Beach Volleyball - Phye 161
Step Aerobics - Phye 104
Aerobics - Phye 103
Golf - Phye 126
Spinning - Phye 123
Yoga/Pillates - Phye 168
Cardio Kickboxing - Phye 133

Teaching Style:
I believe my teaching style is motivational, encouraging, educational and fun! I want to help my student-athletes become the best at their position. So, if they are willing to put in the work they will rep great benefits in their game.  Most of all, I love to teach and coach.  Teaching/coaching is my passion and when I see my players improve I get re-energized to work harder at staying the best I can be as a teacher/coach.

My goal is to encourage students not only to excel in academics, but also to encourage them to get involved with activities on campus.  I want to make City College a home away from home, a place where people enjoy themselves and look forward to returning. San Diego City College is a great place to receive an educational experience from.

 Contact Information
Head Coach: Dede Bodnar
Phone: (619) 388-3544
Office: P3-203

Assistant Coach -  shelly morton

Shelly Morton is in her second year as an assistant with the San Diego City College Knights. She attended Fallbrook High School where she was earned MVP (2007), Coaches Award (2006), 1st Team All-League (2006 & 2007), and 2nd Team All-League (2004 & 2005). Morton was named All-Conference volleyball player for the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference while competing for two years at Palomar College. In 2009, she was named MVP for Palomar and for the PCAC.  Morton continued her volleyball career at the University of North Texas where she received her B.S. in Kinesiology (2012). While playing at North Texas, she earned two All-Tournament awards in 2010 and, in 2011, she received an All-Tournament selection and Athlete of the Week award for the university.

Morton refers to her style of coaching as motivational and loves hard work as she believes it pays off. She's always looking for ways to improve her game so she can bring something new to her team and help them be better. Morton has a great deal of passion for the game and transfers that into her coaching style. Morton inspires her team every day in practice with her incredible ability to command the game.

Morton was an assistant coach for Tsunami from 2009-10 and still continues to play volleyball every chance she gets. She's looking forward to a great season and hopes to inspire this year's team to be the best they can be. Winning conference is just the beginning of what Morton thinks the Knights can achieve this year!

Assistant Coach -  Nicole Morton

The 2013 season is Nicole Morton's third year coaching with the SDCC Knights. She not only helps motivate the team with her incredible ability on the court, but also with her knowledge in the weight room as the Knights' Strength and Conditioning Coach. Morton attended Arizona State University where she received a full-ride volleyball scholarship out of Fallbrook High School. She was named All-PAC 10 in three of her years at ASU and was named Most Valuable Player. After her collegiate career ended, Morton was offered the opportunity to play professionally in Cyprus, Greece where she competed for two seasons. 

Morton refers to her coaching style as inspirational. She trained with the USA Olympic Weightlifting Coach, Mike Bergner, so she knows that working out in the weight room can elevate your game. Her work with weights helped her achieve an incredible vertical reach to 10'2" during her career.

Morton was a head coach for Tsunami in 2009-10 and continues to play every chance she gets. She has stated in practice everyday that she is already inspired by the incredible hard work of all our athletes and looks forward to a great season.

volunteer assistant -  aenhay keophaseut

Aenhay Keophaseut is now in his third year as an assistant with the Knights. He started working with the SDCC women's volleyball team because he loves volleyball. He wanted to learn as much as he could about the game so he became a volunteer in 2011 hoping to improve his knowledge of the game. Not only did he achieve a greater knowledge of the game, but he realized he enjoyed coaching. He continues to help the team and is a great motivator for the team.