Gabrielle Houston-Neville
   Email: ganevill@cabrillo.edu
   Phone: 831-479-6486
   Fax: 831-479-6580

 

Gabrielle became the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Cabrillo College in 2009.

In 5 seasons she has led the Seahawks to 5 Coast Conference Championships, two Final 4 appearances in the State Tournament and 2 Elite 8 finishes. This year she made history as Cabrillo became the first Northern California volleyball team to win the State Championship in 36 years.  And also the first team sport to win a State title at Cabrillo College. She has created a winning program with a cumulative record of 123 -17.


Gabrielle was voted the 2010, 2012 and 2013 Coast Conference Coach of the Year and the 2010 AVCA Northern California Coach of the Year.

Gabrielle received her B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and her Master's  Degree from Arizona State University in Exercise Science where she was also a volleyball instructor for 2 years. Prior to Cabrillo, Gabrielle was a competitive beach volleyball player with a AAA rating. She has been a competitive beach volleyball player since 1992. While always competing on the beach, Gabrielle was also coaching indoor volleyball.   She is the Asst. Director of Main Beach Volleyball Club and has coached there for 12 years working with the16s, 17s and 18s teams. In 2013, she led her 16s team to a Bronze Medal finish at the 2013 Jr. National Championships and in 2010 her 16s team claimed the National Title earning a Gold Medal at the Jr. National Championships. Additionally shas taken every 16s and 17s teams that she has coached to the Junior Nationals.  Prior to Cabrillo, she also spent 4 years at Mt. Madonna High School. During this time her team went from last place in the SCCAL to winning 2 CCS Championships and a  California State title. 

With over 17 years as a Head Coach, Gabrielle's experience also includes Bethany College, Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz Volleyball Club, Monterey Bay and Pacific Coast Volleyball Clubs, and Aptos and Mission Hill Jr. High Schools. As well as a volleyball coach Gabrielle has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer for 15 years. She is a certified Sports Performance coach through the USA Weightlifting Federation. When she is not in the gym teaching volleyball, she is in the weight room helping athlete's to prepare physically for their upcoming seasons. Although Gabrielle works with many athletes, she enjoys training people of all ages to excel in life and sport. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, teaching and coaching volleyball is her passion and with growing up on the beach, the sport has always been an integral part of her life.