Coach Ybarra graduated from Fountain Valley High School and received a volleyball scholarship to attend Boise State University. As an outside-hitter she garnered all conference honors and received her BA in Communications. In 2005 she earned her Master’s in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University
Coach Ybarra has extensive volleyball coaching experience. Upon her college graduation she was the women’s volleyball coach at Saddleback Community College and in her first year she took her team to the regional playoffs. She later became the head coach for the Costa Mesa High School Girls’ and Boys’ volleyball programs where they reached the CIF playoff quarter finals and semi finals respectively. Coach Ybarra’s hard work paid off as she was awarded the Coach of the Year in both boys’ and girls’ sports for the Pacific League.
Since 2002 Coach Ybarra has been at the helm of the Lady Vaqueros and has continued to work diligently towards preparing her teams to play at the highest level of competition. Coach Ybarra’s focus is not only in improving each of her player’s at the athletic level but emphasizing and encouraging academic success. She is very proud of her player’s academic accomplishments especially her 2005 team which was named Scholar Team of the Year by the State of California’s Community College Athletic Association with an overall team GPA of 3.3.
Coach Ybarra has also been coaching club volleyball for 6 years. For the last few years she has been coaching the 18U and 17U for Forza1 West Volleyball Club in Pasadena, CA and prior to that Club West Volleyball, also in Pasadena.
In addition to her coaching duties, Coach Ybarra is also Professor Ybarra since earning her Associate Professor of Kinesiology designation. She is on the Executive Board for the Community College Women’s Volleyball Association, currently the Assistant Athletic Director and appointed as the Learning Outcome Coordinator at Glendale College.
Coach Ybarra’s heart and focus is on her team. Her main goal is to combine success on the court and in the classroom and to bring to Glendale Community College a strong and competitive program.