Named the 2017 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference men’s volleyball Coach of the Year after leading the Jets to a PCAC championship, John Landicho leads Miramar’s MVB program as head coach.
An accomplished teacher of the sport, Landicho started the Jets’ men’s volleyball from scratch, forming Miramar’s first MVB team in three months before competing in the 2015 CCCAA season. Prior to arriving at Miramar, he 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 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 well-known in the San Diego volleyball community 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 medalist 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 both the CIF-San Diego Section 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 six USAV HP Boys Holiday camps, has been a head coach of an A2 and an A3 Youth camp, served as associate head coach of three A3 Youth, Select, and Future Select-age group camps, and has worked as an assistant coach at other HP camps since 2009. Landicho also works as an evaluator and head tryout coach for HP national tryouts annually. 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/presented at numerous volleyball clinics since 1991. He has directly helped nearly 50 athletes to roster spots on a four-year university's athletic team.
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.