Coach Iggy began playing volleyball as a sophomore at Centennial High School where he eventually led the boys volleyball program to a CIF appearance, breaking the 11 year-long battle to reach CIF. He received a full scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering at UC Irvine and graduated with a Bachelors in 2020. Coach Iggy was inspired to partner with Unidos Por La Musica Nonprofit to create Bravo Athletics Volleyball Club at the age of 20 with the goal to break the financial barrier between youth and club sports, as it was financially impossible for his family to afford club volleyball during his high school years. Now having coached 6 high school seasons and 3 club seasons with an 8th ranked 13U SCVA girls team, a 1st ranked SCVA 16U and 17th nationally ranked boys team, a double qualified 15U boys team, and recently a bronze medal at USAV Nationals with a 17U boys team, he is excited to share the opportunities Bravo provides with our local youth.
Coach Manny is recognized for competing in the very first boys volleyball program at Riverside Poly and leading the program to CIF as an All-Citrus Belt MVP. He went on to play at Elms College achieving 2 NCAA appearances. He also coached a 17s club team into the top 25 of NERVA in Boston. Now back in California, he heads the boys program at Riverside Poly where he has returned the program to CIF appearances. Coach Manny is excited to help expand the opportunity Bravo gives to our local youth as he helps co-direct the boys and girls programs.