From his official CBS bio
"Born in Santa Monica, California,
John 'J.P.' Calderon grew up in Marina del Rey,
California. He received a full volleyball scholarship to
California State University, Long Beach, where he played
on a nationally ranked Division I Men's team. He graduated
in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in speech communications.
Calderon spent five years as an
assistant coach for the nationally ranked Long Beach State
University Women's Volleyball team. He also coached many
youth teams to medal at the Junior Olympics. In 2004,
Calderon began a pro-beach volleyball career. In addition,
Calderon is currently co-director and head trainer for the
all-girls Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club. Calderon
enjoys being a mentor to kids and hopes to one day open a
sports facility for children. He is also dedicated to
helping young girls receive college volleyball
Calderon is an accomplished swimmer and has been outrigger
canoeing since he was very young. He is a self-proclaimed
fitness fanatic who loves to spend time in the gym, and
enjoys lifting weights, running and hiking. Calderon also
does occasional print and fitness modeling.
Calderon's mother passed away from breast cancer when he
was nine years old and his father passed away last year from
a brain tumor. Calderon hopes to work with charities and
organizations designed to benefit cancer research.
Calderon currently resides in Long Beach, California, with
his Jack Russell terrier, Frankie. His birth date is
September 5, 1975."