My Recruiting Solutions 27601 Forbes Rd. Suite #35 Laguna Niguel, Ca. 92677


My Recruiting Solutions is an educational resource for student athletes who want to play volleyball at the collegiate level.

We are passionate about helping student athletes find the perfect collegiate program which best suits both their academic and athletic needs. MRS was founded in Southern California by Kara Hill in April of 2010. She has developed a system in recruiting unique to any other service offering clients hands-on customer service, addressing questions with careful consideration of the athlete’s goals, and assisting each athlete throughout the entire process. MRS is all about getting to know your student athlete, understanding what they want in their college experience, and creating the strategy for your athlete to follow to be a success.

Kara Hill

Kara is the founder of MRS, a college recruiting resource for student athletes who want to play volleyball at the collegiate level. My mission is to empower student athletes to realize their dreams to play at the next level, receive a college education and accomplish their goals. Kara developed the slogan “Recruiting Done Differently,” due to my commitment to do everything better and more efficient in every aspect of this process.

Kara offers intensive workshops on the college recruiting process throughout high school programs, and volleyball clubs in the United States and Canada. Club volleyball is a huge investment for families, as is a college education. Kara’s philosophy is to educate families on the process and protect their investment. She offers workshops on the following topics: Introduction to College Recruiting, How to Follow Up, Choosing the Right Summer Camps, Preparing for Unofficial and Official Visits, and Making a Decision.

John Gaido

John has been coaching volleyball for 20 years and has been involved in all levels of the sport; club, high school and college. He started his career in 1991 as an assistant at Irvine High School and was there for nine seasons. At various points during this time, John was also an assistant coach for the Cal State Fullerton women’s team and UC Irvine’s women’s team. His first head coaching position was at Northwood High School starting in 2000. During his time at Northwood, John took his team to the CIF finals two years in a row (2002 & 2003) as well as the state quarter finals in 2003. John was named CIF Coach of the Year in 2002. Most recently, John was at Laguna Beach Volleyball Club where he coached both a 12’s team and a 14’s team. John joined My Recruiting Solutions in 2011.

Eric Sato

Known as the best defensive specialist in the world in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s while playing for the USA National Team, Eric Sato is a two-time Olympic medallist (Gold ’88, Bronze ’92), and also owns gold medals from the 1986 World Championships and the 1987 Pan-Am Games, and bronze medals from the 1991 World Cup and the 1994 World Championships. Sato was also a member of two USA Volleyball Open national championship teams, and was also named Defensive Player of the Year on the 4-man pro beach tour in 1997.

In his ten seasons at the helm of Francis Parker High School’s Varsity Girls Volleyball team, Sato guided his squads to the 2004 and 2005 CIF Division IV state championships and four CIF-San Diego Section D-IV titles (’02, ’04, ’05 ’06), while making six straight CIF Finals appearances. His teams have also captured seven consecutive Coastal League South championships. He was named San Diego County and California State Coach of the Year for the 2004 girls’ season, and repeated as SD County Coach of the Year in 2005. The CIF San Diego Section named Sato 2005-2006 CIFSDS Coach of the Year.

Sato’s first boys’ team as head coach captured CIF D-IV and Western League championships in 2006, and as an assistant coach he also contributed to the previous six consecutive CIF & Western League titles earned by Parker boys’ volleyball teams since 2000. He also led the Parker boys’ JV squad to an undefeated season in his first season with the Lancers.

The head women’s coach at Grossmont College from 1998-2000, Sato led the Griffins to Pacific Coast Conference championships in 1999 and 2000, earning conference Coach of the Year honors both seasons. In 2003, he was honored by USA Volleyball as one of the members of USAV’s 75th Anniversary All-Era (1978-2002) Team. In 2011, Sato was selected as Volleyball Monthly top 35 All time greats. Also a highly sought clinician, Sato has coached for Coast, Epic, Starlings, San Diego, and Seaside Volleyball Clubs. Sato joined the coaching staff of Karch Kiraly Volleyball Academy in 2007.

Sato plays a significant role on the My Recruiting Solutions staff as the Senior Relations Director.  His experience on and off the court, and relationships with college coaches make him a perfect match for our student athletes.  Sato joined MRS in 2013, and we are thrilled to have him on our team.