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Director / Coach

Sarah Johnson is a native Texan, born in downtown San Antonio.  She established Bulverde Volleyball 9 years ago, and under her leadership, along with the support of our coaches, club families, and the community, the club continues to provide an opportunity for athletes to excel in volleyball.  She believes sports are a key element to cultivate positive traits, for example, teamwork, determination, & responsibility, in our youth to help them become successful adults.  She enjoys working with youth, and is so excited to see Bulverde Volleyball continue to be a positive light for the athletes it serves.

She has 11 years of coaching experience.  Parents of athletes that Sarah has coached have described her as a natural at coaching, that she possesses a gift of connecting with her players which is something you can't teach. 

Her passion for volleyball started in middle school.  She also played in high school and received many recognitions.  Her high school coach has stated that it was an honor to coach someone with such drive and talent.  She went on to attend college at the University of Texas where she played Collegiate Club Volleyball for UT while earning a Bachelor degree.  Hook em' Horns! She has played indoor and sand volleyball her entire life.  Volleyball is her passion and she is thrilled to share her enthusiasm and knowledge of the sport with her players.  Her motto is, Play Hard.  Be Positive.  Never Quit.



Lauren Wharton was born in League City, Houston, TX and moved to San Antonio when she was 7 years old. Coach Lauren started playing volleyball very young playing for the YMCA and several club teams growing up. She attended high school at Douglas MacArthur and played varsity volleyball and softball. She also attended San Antonio community College and played on the volleyball team there for 2 years. The positions she has played include setter, outside and right-side hitter, and libero. She has recently earned a Child Development Associates Degree and is currently working at a law firm. Her passion is teaching young children and helping them grow and learn and coaching volleyball. She has been coaching volleyball for 4 years. She is a huge people person and loves to make connections with others. When she's not coaching she is being a mom for her 11 year old son named Gage. He is the JOY in her life! You can also catch her on the sand volleyball courts. Coach Lauren's favorite quote is "Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder". She feels she can help with youth development through her positive personality and encouragement of never giving up. She loves to watch players grow and it gives her so much joy to get to watch them succeed! 

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