Bennett named DP girls volleyball coach

Dillan Bennett has been hired as the new girls varsity volleyball coach at Dos Pueblos, DP athletic director Dan Feldhaus announced.

Bennett coached the last six years at Laguna Blanca School and guided Laguna’s varsity boys to back-to-back CIF semifinal appearances in 2014-15. He compiled an 84-40 record in his career with the Owls. He also coached boys and girls volleyball at the middle school and was instrumental in starting a high school sand volleyball program and getting courts constructed on the Hope Ranch campus.

At DP, Bennett will be returning to his alma mater. He replaces Todd Garrett, who stepped down after six seasons at the helm. Garrett, who guided the Chargers to a CIF Division 1A title in 2009 and a semifinals berth in 2011, remains a teacher at DP.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be coming back home to Charger Country as the head girls coach,” Bennett said in a statement. “Todd has left me in a great position to be very successful in my new position.

“I thank Dan Feldhaus and the Dos Pueblos administrators for having the confidence in me to take this program and make it my own, while developing great young women through the sport of volleyball.”

Bennett was recently honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as one of its Thirty-Under-30 Award winners. The award recognizes up-and-coming coaching talent age 30 and under at all playing levels. Bennett is 23.

“We look forward to what Dillan brings to our volleyball program,” Feldhaus said in a statement. “We have a great group of student-athletes and I am very confident that with the experience and energy that Dillan brings, that our girls volleyball program will continue to improve and compete for a Channel League title.”

Bennett will begin his tenure as coach of the Chargers by running the Dos Pueblos Charger Country Indoor Volleyball Camp, July 6-10. The camp is for all incoming 5th– through 8th-grade boys and girls. Sign-ups for the camp can be found on the DP athletics website: www.dphsa.org.

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