Vanessa Chagoya is in her seventh season as an assistant coach at Santa Clara. She has focused on developing the outfielders and working with the team’s left-handed hitters. She is also in charge of administrative duties for the sotball program.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, with a minor in Kinesiology from San Jose State University in 2009. Chagoya’s previous coaching experience includes being a volunteer coach at Santa Clara University, working with the outfielders, giving private lessons for players of all ages, coaching a 7-8 year old girls team and running softball camps and clinics for players, ages 7-18. Chagoya played Division I collegiate softball herself at SJSU from 2005 to 2009.
Chagoya has gained additional experience as a mentor and educator while working as a substitute teacher and a paraprofessional for elementary Physical Education in the Santa Clara Unified School District since 2009. Finally, Chagoya upholds Santa Clara University’s commitment to community service, volunteering in classrooms and mentoring students in various subjects.