Ed Taitano is our Boys Club Director and in our first year as a club he helped to build 5 teams from ages 12-18 and 8 teams in 2017 and it continues to grow each year. In 2018 Ed also coached a 14 Elite girls team. In 2019 he helped coach the 18 Elite girls team and also coached the boys 16 Elite team. In 2019/20 he continued his duties with the boys and also helped coach multiple girls elite teams. From the beginning of Forza1, Ed T has been part of the grass roots group that committed to making boys volleyball a reality and spearheaded the development of the game in the Temecula and Murrieta areas.
Ed T helped to direct and manage all of our teams in 2015 to present and he also head-coached the boys 16-1s and 18 National teams. Ed T has been coaching in the valley since 2007 for girls’ high school and club teams. He is going on his third year as Varsity Girls coach at Vista Murrieta HS. He is also one of two coaches to coach the valley’s first boy’s Middle School Volleyball League.
Prior to Ed T’s coaching experience in the valley, he coached various men’s club, boys’ high school and boys and girls middle school teams on the island of Guam.
Ed T is a volleyball enthusiast and you can see it in how he brings people to the game and is always looking to get on the court. In year 1 at Forza1 his “Team Badu” won the Adult League 2x!
As a player since the age of 12, Ed T has played in numerous indoor and outdoor tournaments, including the annual “Men’s Haili Invitational” (Hilo, Hawaii). Ed T has received the all-tournament selection at “Slamfest ’96” and “AAFB ‘99” Tournaments on Guam. In high school, he received honorable mentioned for boys’ volleyball and all-island selection as a middle blocker.