William Raschke, Varsity Head Coach
Will is a native San Diegan and discovered his love of volleyball one summer through pickup beach volleyball games. From there he went on to play for Torrey Pines where he was on varsity for three years as an outside hitter and libero.
While he was a student at UCSB, Will played libero for the school’s club team and won two state championships. Off the court he volunteered with an at-risk youth sports league where he coached several sports and found that he enjoyed working with kids. This led to him getting his first paid volleyball coaching job at Earl Warren in 2011 and later getting his teaching credential and M.Ed. from USD in 2013. Between 2011 and 2018 he coached a combination of mens and womens club and high school teams, with highlights including five league championships and a CIF state quarterfinal run. In 2018 he was privileged to be chosen to run the girl’s volleyball program at San Dieguito Academy, where he has also been teaching since 2019.
Will’s coaching philosophy emphasizes hard work, dedication, discipline, selflessness, and the ability to love competition, love one another, and love the game of volleyball in order to optimize a student-athlete’s ability to realize their potential both on and off the court.
In his free time Will is an avid woodworker, amateur horticulturist, enthusiastically average tennis player, and proud sci-fi/fantasy nerd. In the wild he is most likely to be spotted around Encinitas at a bar trivia night, feeling utterly lost about pop-culture and music questions.
Taylor Hoff, Varsity Assistant Coach
Taylor grew up in Encinitas attending El Camino Creek, Oak Crest, and graduating from San Dieguito Academy HS in 2012. He played practically every sport in his youth and found his love for beach and indoor volleyball at Moonlight when he was 13.
Taylor chose to stay local after high school first going to Mira Costa Community College then transferring to CSU San Marcos. While in college locally Taylor not only found his passion for teaching but also took up the head JV coaching position at SDA when he was 19 in 2013.
Taylor is now the head varsity boys indoor coach, assistant varsity boys beach, and now assistant varsity girls indoor volleyball coach at SDA. He also teaches K-6 PE at La Costa Heights Elementary. He is very passionate when it comes to sports at his Alma mater not just in volleyball but all athletics at SDA. He coached at Wave for three seasons but lost interest in coaching non SDA players, which goes to show his loyalty to SDA.
While Taylor is not coaching or teaching you can most certainly see him at Moonlight beach playing volleyball, always old school rules sideout big court. He encourages all of the players he coaches to join and have fun. He also enjoys playing spikeball and soccer with old club teammates, hiking and camping, traveling over the summer, and trying out local breweries in North County.
Taylor wants everyone to succeed this season and is looking forward to having a great time coaching such talented athletes.
Jasper Neale, Junior Varsity Head Coach
Jasper started his volleyball career in the summer between 8th and 9th grade at WAVE Volleyball Club participating in a “mini-season”. By that fall, Jasper had already fallen in love with volleyball, while making the top club team at WAVE. Jasper played for four years at WAVE, highlighted by achieving a notable top 5 finish in the open division at nationals. He was also selected to represent USA Volleyball in international competition, playing for the SCVA Youth National Team at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in 2018. Jasper’s team earned a silver medal while competing against teams from countries such as Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, and The Dominican Republic.
Most importantly, Jasper is a proud alumni of SDA, having graduated in the class of 2019. As a student at San Dieguito High School Academy, he played volleyball for all four years of high school, highlighted by a CIF D3 Championship and a CIF D2 2nd place finish. He was also selected as team captain, MVP, and earned multiple all league first teams. Jasper takes the most pride in helping the team make the transition from division III to division I, while trying to earn respect for SDA Boys Volleyball and SDA Athletics in general.
Jasper then earned a volleyball scholarship to play for and study at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. At UofT, he is pursuing studies in Evolutionary Biology, Geoscience, and Data Science. As a player, Jasper made a significant impact in his freshman season, being selected as a member of the OUA All-Conference Rookie Team, OUA All-Conference Second Team All-Star and nominated for the University of Toronto male rookie athlete of the year. His team qualified for its first national championship tournament in 20 years, and won its first OUA medal in 2 decades. Jasper considers his greatest volleyball accomplishment being his appointment as team captain in his second season, where he guided the team to a second consecutive qualification for nationals and a conference silver medal.
Apart from his passion for volleyball, Jasper enjoys a diverse range of interests, including fishing, golfing, cooking, photography, ceramics, and an appreciation for outdoor activities. As a coach, his goal is to provide both technical adjustments for players’ individual skill sets, while encouraging a constant 110% effort and positive attitude for players both on and off the court.
JT Raglan, Freshmen Head Coach
Karina Langli, Floater Coach
Karina was born and raised in San Diego and loves the local lifestyle. After reluctantly joining the Diegueno Middle School Team, she soon fell in love with volleyball and knew she wanted to play in college. A San Dieguito Academy Alumni graduating in 2015, she played on varsity for three years and was an original member of the first ever SDA Girls Beach team.
Her senior year of high school, she committed to UC Berkeley for Beach Volleyball. Karina thoroughly enjoyed her time at Berkeley and considers it one of the most enriching periods of her life, on and off the court. She is grateful to have made lifelong friends through collegiate sports. Fully immersed in the Student-Athlete experience, she was the Vice President of the largest Student-Athlete club on campus. By her senior year, Karina was selected by the Athletic Director as the only Student-Athlete to represent UC Berkeley at the end of the year PAC 12 Conference meeting. While at Berkeley, she coached a local middle school team. Over summers, Karina returned to her former beach club to coach aspiring college players.
After working for a San Diego based residential mortgage company for years after college, Karina decided to return to her SDA volleyball roots. Only this time, she would be stepping into the charming old gym as a coach instead of a player. She wants to motivate all athletes to work hard and strengthen their mental game, hoping that they will develop mental resilience that translates to their lives outside of sports. She describes her coaching style as supportive, motivational, and encouraging. Though trends have changed since Karina was attending SDA, she is pleased that comradery, enthusiasm, team cheers, and music taste has not. Karina is excited to coach such a great group of young women and has high hopes for individual and team successes this season.
Outside of volleyball, Karina loves growing vegetables in the garden, cooking new pasta recipes, going to the beach, and exploring Balboa Park. She especially cherishes quality family time camping in Ocotillo Wells, where she and her family have been riding dirt bikes and quads for years.