Sydney Yogi

17 Red Boys Head Coach


Quick facts

  • Started coaching EXCEL boys in 2016
  • Won 18s AAU Boys Nationals Championship in 2020
  • First EXCEL boys team to qualify for Boys Junior National Championship
  • Played for Texas Longhorns


Sydney Yogi is in her third season as the Boys Volleyball Coach Director at Excel. She has been with the club since the Boys programs began in 2016 as a Head Coach. Sydney’s teams have earned two Open Bids to Nationals and have consistently competed very well at National Qualifiers.

Prior to Sydney’s time at Excel, she coached both Boys and Girls Volleyball at Austin Juniors. Her time in Austin started with her collegiate career at the University of Texas. The Longhorns won four Big 12 Championships and made three trips to the Final Four in her tenure. She finished her career as the starting Libero and was team captain for three seasons. Sydney’s time at UT also set her up for her professional career as she earned a BS in Psychology and has since earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy.

Beyond Sydney’s time at UT, she also was a Youth National Team Participant for USA Volleyball where she earned MVP and Best Libero honors at international tournaments. Sydney’s family pedigree in the volleyball world extends to her brother her competed collegiately at Cal State Northridge. Her Juniors play began at age 11 and resulted in four medal finishes at USAV Junior Olympics as well as two All-Tournament Team selections. She earned a Fab 50 Recruit nod from as well as an All-American honoree and Defensive Dandy.

Sydney’s competitive edge and willingness to dig in on fundamentals sets her apart from other coaches. What she lacks in size she has routinely made up for in being a diligent student of the game. She is religious about film and is second to none in terms of preparation and training.