Volleyball Coaches

Lorayne Chandler

Lorayne Chandler

Head Coach
(928) 344-7606

Lorayne Chandler has extended the Lady Matadors run of success on the Volleyball court for four seasons, with 2019 marking her fifth year as Head Coach at Arizona Western College. In that time the Matadors have won two Region I Championships with an NJCAA Tournament appearance in Chandler's second season. The Lady Mats have yet to have a losing season under Chandler and have simeltaneously excelled in the classroom by earning NJCAA All-Academic recognition as a team four times.

That consistent sucess garnered Chandler a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 30 Under 30 coaches in 2017. She has coached an NJCAA First Team All-American and the ACCAC Player of the Year in Mafe Sandoval in 2016 and ACCAC Libero of the Year Neylishian Roman Concepcion in 2018. Chandler also established a standard for helping players continue their collegiate careers after AWC by helping an impressive seven players signed with four-year schools in 2016. In 2018-19, that number jumps to all eight sophomores moving onto four-year schools to play volleyball.

Chandler grew up in Tuleta, Texas and graduated from Pettus High School in 2005 before going on to attend Richland College in Dallas, Texas, where she played volleyball for two years. Coach Chandler transferred to Texas A&M, where she graduated in 2009. In 2010, Coach Chandler attended Texas Christian University, where she gained experience as an administrative assistant for the TCU Volleyball team. Chandler is NFHS Certified and USA Volleyball Impact certified.


Roberto Madrigal

Roberto Madrigal

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Roberto Madrigal is entering his fourth season as an assistant under Lorayne Chandler, but he has around volleyball all of his life. He was born and raised in Sonora, Mexico and has always been motivated by sports. In college, Roberto earned a place on the Baja California University men's team where he played for two years. He studied Physical Education and Sports while there, and he graduated with honors in 2013. After graduation, Roberto played left side hitter for his state in Sonora. He is happily married to Glenda Madrigal, and the couple have a son, Gael.


Jocelyn Rodriguez

Jocelyn Rodriguez

Assistant Coach

Jocelyn enters her third season with the Lady Matadors as a coach. This fall Coach Rodriguez extended her playing career by representing Mexico on the world stage in Russia, before returning to Yuma. The Lady Matador volleyball alum comes back to Yuma after two seasons at Cal-State Bakersfield where she played both indoor and beach. In her senior season, she led CSUB with 392 digs. While with the Lady Mats, Rodriguez helped the team go to back-to-back NJCAA National Tournaments. In her sophomore season, she led the team with 254 digs while adding 271 kills, and the Lady Mats finished a program-best sixth in the national tournament. In her freshman season, played as a libero and led the way with 272 digs.


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