Jojit Coronel is in his 13th year with the George Washington volleyball program in 2010 and 12th year as the head coach. After serving as the assistant coach in 1999, Coronel was elevated to head coach in August 2000. In 10 years under Coronel, GW volleyball has advanced to the Atlantic 10 Tournament six times. GW won the A-10 title in 2000 capturing the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Under extremely difficult circumstances that year, Coronel kept his senior-laden squad focused on the season ahead and guided the players to a 25-6 record, the conference title and the team's first NCAA berth since 1995. Accordingly, he was named the conference's Coach of the Year and was selected as one of eight regional Coaches of the Year by the AVCA.
In 2003, he guided the Colonials to a school-record 10-0 start en route to a 21-11 record and the No. 3 seed in the 2003 A-10 Tournament. Coronel came to GW after spending four seasons as the assistant coach for the men's volleyball program at the University of the Pacific, one of the top collegiate men's volleyball programs in the country.
As the Colonials' assistant, Coronel served as the recruiting coordinator and was involved with every aspect of the GW program. Aside from his recruiting duties, he assisted in all phases of skill development, scouting and match preparation, as well as team travel.
Coronel's responsibilities while at Pacific included recruiting, on-court training and other administrative duties.
A 1993 graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz with a bachelor of arts degree in political science, Coronel served as the Banana Slugs' head coach from 1993-95. He also has been involved with various junior club programs (Team Santa Cruz, Nike Pacific Volleyball Club and DC Juniors) which compete in the Junior National Championships, Southern California Boys Classic and the Volleyball Festival.
In addition to his club experience, Coronel continues his involvement with the USA National Volleyball program. He was a volunteer coach for the men's team at the 1995 USA World University Games (WUG) and as an evaluator for the WUG, Junior National Team and USA High Potential camp tryouts. He also served an internship for the 2001 and 2003 USA Men's National Team. He also served a coaching internship with USA Volleyball that included assisting and training with the 2001 USA World University Games team which won the gold medal. In addition, Coronel served a coaching internship with USA Volleyball that included assisting and training with the potential 2004 Athens Olympic Men's Volleyball Team. Most recently, Coronel serves as the head coach for the USA/Chesapeake Region High Performance Teams.
He played collegiate volleyball at UC Santa Cruz from 1989-93. A four-year letterwinner as both a setter and defensive specialist, Coronel served as team captain for two years. He led UCSC to a combined four-year record of 74-42 (.638) and Pacific Coast Volleyball Association titles in 1989 and 1991.
He has been an instructor at summer volleyball camps at Pacific, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara and GW. He is currently the camp director of GW's Adult Volleyball Camps and NIKE/U.S. Sports Camps.
Originally from Los Angeles, Coronel and his wife, Kimberly, reside with their two sons, Ethan and Drew, in Ashburn, VA.
Coronel's Year-by-Year W-L Records
Year Overall A-10 Postseason
2000 25-6 14-2 A-10 Champions, NCAA Tournament First Rd.
2001 6-18 5-11
2002 19-13 8-6 A-10 Championship appearance (1-1)
2003 21-11 8-6 A-10 Championship appearance (0-1)
2004 7-23 3-11
2005 14-15 5-8
2006 14-12 6-7
2007 13-17 5-8 A-10 Championship appearance (0-1)
2008 19-11 5-8 A-10 Championship appearance (1-1)
2009 21-12 8-7 A-10 Championship appearance (0-1)
2010 17-15 6-9
11 yrs. 176-153 (overall), 72-71 (A-10), 1 A-10 Title, 1 NCAA Tournament appearance
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