Heather Volek Brownholtz – Head Varsity Coach
SFHS Head Varsity Basketball Coach


Heather Volek Brownholtz has served on the St. Francis basketball coach staff for three seasons, including as the Associate Head Coach for the 2017-18 season. She coached the Troubadour freshman team to back-to-back Delta League titles and a combined 46-8 record during her two-year tenure from 2015-17.

Her coaching experience includes serving as the Head Junior Varsity Coach at Saint John the Evangelist from 2008-13. She also worked as the Assistant Varsity Coach at Saint John the Evangelist from 2013-15, helping the team to back-to-back PAL Championship appearances in 2014 and 2015 and compiling a 55-9 overall record.

She most recently coached the Cal Red Raiders eighth-grade boys team for the 2014-15 seasons, winning three Black Division Championships.

Brownholtz is the daughter of legendary local football coach John Volek. She played during her prep career at Clovis West, helping her school to three consecutive league titles and a CIF State Championship semifinal appearance as a senior. She was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and Most Inspirational Award winner during her career and was selected to Fresno All-Star team as a senior.

Heather and her husband, Scott (Georgia Football, 1992-94), have three boys, Cole (Jesuit ‘15/Incarnate Word), Calvin (Jesuit ‘17/UTEP) and Cade (Jesuit ’19). She received her BS in Child Development from California State University, Sacramento in 1997.