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Eric Soto

Coach Soto is originally from El Paso, Texas, and he has been coaching volleyball for a total of 25 years. He has coached both middle school and high school volleyball at the 3A - 6A classifications in Texas. This will be his fourth year serving as the head coach of the Raider volleyball program. In addition, he has coached for various USA club volleyball programs at ages 13s - 17s in the Austin area. Coach Soto is IMPACT certified, CPR/First Aid/AED trained and is a member of the Texas Girls Coaches Association, the Texas High School Coaches Association and the American Volleyball Coaches Association. He is a World Geography teacher at Cedar Ridge High School and is married and has three children and one grandchild. Outside of volleyball, he enjoys cooking and listening to live music.

George Pina

Coach George Pina returns to the Lady Raider Volleyball coaching staff for his 4th year at Cedar Ridge. This year will mark his 15th year in education. Coach Pina has coached high school varsity volleyball since 2015, club volleyball since 2014 and 5 years as the head coach at the middle school level.  As a club coach, he has coached all different ages; from 12U local teams to 18U national level teams for various clubs in the Austin area. In addition to being a club coach, he is a former Club Director & Director of Operations,


Prior to Cedar Ridge, he taught at Connally HS in PfISD, Walsh MS in Round Rock ISD and Burnet MS in Austin ISD. He has taught everything from 6th Grade Math to Pre-AP Algebra II. Coach Pina will be a part of the Geometry team this year. He is IMPACT certified, CPR/First Aid/AED trained. 


Coach Pina is married to his wife Pat and they have three beautiful daughters, Vanessa (Texas Tech), Aaris and Ava. Coach Pina has a BA in Political Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He is also an alumni of Pflugerville HS (class of 2001). In his free time, Coach enjoys cooking, spending time with family, going to church and working out.

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