Chijo has been coaching the PVC 12-Pink team—the “Pinksters” for 14 years. This year he adds 14-Green as well. Throughout his 24-year coaching career, he has provided quality skill instruction to club and high school teams while encouraging them to enjoy the game.
Under Chijo’s guidance, the Pinksters are the 2011, 2012 and 2015 CEVA Regional 12U Gold Champions and were CEVA Regional Gold Division finalists for the previous five years. In 2011 and 2010, his teams played in the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships. They also finished as a champion, finalist, or division winner at the Junior National Championships, Bay View Classic, Volleyball Festival, NCVA Cal Finals, Willamette Volleyball Classic, and NW Juniors Memorial Day Classic. Chijo won the PVC Coach of the Year award in 2010.
He is currently the head coach at La Salle Prep where the Falcons just wrapped up a successful season with a league championship in 2016. Also Chijo was the Wilsonville High School head coach for three seasons, from 2005 to 2007. He led the Wildcats to a co-league championship in his first year, league championship in his second—the first outright league title in school history, and undefeated league title in his third. He also guided the team to the OSAA 5A Volleyball State Championship to finish 4th in 2007 and 3rd in 2006—the highest tournament finish in school history. Meanwhile, Chijo won the 5A Coach of the Year award for two consecutive seasons.