Concordia University's Master of Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) department will host the California Coaches Conference this week, a five-day conference Monday through Friday focusing on "developing excellence in coaching and athletics."
Most of the conference will take place at Concordia, but some of it will be at Irvine Valley College, where the color gold will be prevalent.
That's because IVC director of volleyball Tom Pestolesi will have two very gold-minded guest speakers for his course titled "Advanced theory and strategy for coaching volleyball."
Pestolesi will have three-time Olympic gold medalist Karch Kiraly for a Q&A session on Monday at 1 p.m., and then two-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
"Both of them, in my opinion, are the two best volleyball players – for sure in America and probably the world – in the history of the game," Pestolesi said. "Look at Karch, he's only 6-foot-2 but his skill and mental toughness are unparalleled. With Misty, it's the same thing. She's absolutely the best skilled female volleyball player this country has ever produced. She can do everything, and she's only 5-9."