Melanie has been coaching for over 30 years. When Golden Hills VBC merged with Gold Cal Jrs VBC in 2000, Melanie became a volunteer board member and developed the Junior Competition Team (formerly known as the Training Team) for athletes 12 and under.
Melanie acquired Gold Cal Jrs Volleyball Club in 2008 after the sudden passing of Gold Cal Jrs VBC co-owner Michael Giertych.
"Rest in Peace Michael, 1966-2008"
* Owner & Director, Gold Cal Jrs Volleyball Club
* Founder, "Youth Achieving Excellence"
* 22 year advocate for youth
* 9 year PTA Volunteer
* Community Services District - Volleyball Coordinator
* Children's Church Teacher & Youth Group Leader
* Middle School Motivational Speaker
*Granite Bay High School Boys Volleyball Booster President
- 2017, 2018, 2019
* Oak Ridge High School Volleyball
-Girls JV Coach - 8 years
-Girls Varsity Coach - 4 years
- Section Title DII 2005/ Section Title DII Runner Up 2006
-Boys Varsity Coach - 4 years
* 2008 U.S Volleyball Jr. Olympics - 18's team placed 5th
* 2006 SVC Coach of the Year
* 2006 Nominated Who's Who among Coaches in America
* 2006 Nominated CIF Model Coach of the Year
* 2005 Optimist All-Star Coach - Sacramento CA
* 5 year ORHS Booster Club Volunteer
* Gold Medal Squared Coaching Clinic Participant
* Impact Certified
* First Aid & CPR Certified Education
* Iowa State University of Science & Technology - Bachelors of Science in History
* Belford University - Master of Business Administration: Sports Management