|Hometown:||San Diego, CA|
|High School:||Concordia University|
Fresh off two consecutive CIF California State Championships in 2012 & 2013 and CIF-San Diego Section Coach of the Year honors in '12, John Landicho joined Miramar Athletics in Spring 2014 to develop & lead its new volleyball program.
An accomplished teacher of the sport, Landicho spent five years as Head Coach of the men’s volleyball program at San Diego Mesa College, where his last team (2013) was Mesa’s first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) playoff-contending team in eight years. He was also an assistant in the women’s program at Mesa, helping the Lady Olympians to a PCAC Championship in 2011. Landicho is also known for his time in the championship volleyball program at Francis Parker School, where he was the girls head coach for two seasons (2012 & 2013), the longtime top assistant coach in the girls program led by Olympic gold & bronze medallist Eric Sato, and also logged 10 seasons as an assistant coach in the School's boys program. In his 25 seasons at Parker he helped Lancer volleyball teams to 53 championships, including 17 CIF-SD Championships, seven Southern California regional titles, girls CIF State Championships in 1998, 2004, 2005, 2012 and 2013, and four season-ending #1 rankings in San Diego County. Landicho’s efforts as girls head coach resulted in a 64-7 record and the School's 7th and 8th CA state championships, and earned him Coach of the Year honors from CIF-SDS and the High School Sports Assn. of San Diego County. He is a three-time inductee into the Parker Athletic Hall of Fame, as part of the school's standout 1998 boys volleyball team, as a member of Parker's 1998 girls state championship-winning squad, and as a member of the Lancers' 2005 boys volleyball team (CalHiSports.com’s 2005 State Team of the Year).
Landicho was an assistant coach & technical coordinator for the 2007 UC San Diego men's team, helping the NCAA Division-II Tritons to wins over two D-I Top-15 teams. Landicho has been an active staff member of USA Volleyball's High Performance program since 2001. He has coached in the USAV HiPo Holiday camps, helping train members of the 2010 and 2011 USA Men's Youth National Teams, and also coached in three HP A3/Youth Training camps. He is a past member of the coaching staff at Epic Volleyball Club, where his last team (boys 17-1) earned a top-10 Open Division finish at the 2007 USA Volleyball Junior Olympics. Landicho served as a technical advisor to the 1996 USA Men's Olympic Team, putting together the defensive scouting tapes the team used in the Atlanta Olympic Games. He helped Grossmont College's 2001 women's squad to a 12-0 PCAC championship as the team's assistant coach. Landicho has also coached for San Diego, Starlings, and Seaside volleyball clubs, helping two teams to USAV Junior Olympic silver medals along the way, and has also coached at numerous volleyball clinics since 1991.
Landicho is also an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Exercise Science, Health & Nutrition at Miramar. He holds a Master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University, and a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from U.S. International University. Landicho is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and has earned CAP Level I certification through USA Volleyball's Coaching Accreditation Program. Landicho and his wife Sandi are the proud parents of a daughter, Kimi, and resides in the east San Diego County community of Santee.