Canales’ volleyball knowledge is intense. During his initial tenure at LCC, he made impressive strides to help the Lady Palominos achieve back-to-back 30-win seasons in 2000 and 2001. In his final season with the two-year LCC volleyball program, the Lady Palominos finished 31-4 in 2001,Canales then went on to start the volleyball program at Texas A&M International, where he led the team to a 92-35 record during the program’s first four years. Among his accomplishments at TAMIU were a Red River Athletic Conference West Division title in 2002 and a NAIA Region VI tournament berth in 2003-2005.
Canales’ first day at WNCC is July 21 and he is already planning the move with family. He has three kids, one going to college in California, an 11-year-old son, and a 3-year-old daughter.