Alan started coaching in 2010 when his daughter and friends wanted to play. He began coaching club volleyball in 2012 and joined the Summit staff in 2013. Alan is a student of the game and has spent the last few years learning from our leadership team coaches. Alan has assisted with clinics camps, assistant coached and head coached teams ranging from 12's-16's.
Allegra played her club volleyball at Dallas Premier and Dallas Summit. In 2009
she was part of the 23rd ranked recruiting class by Prep Volleyball. Allegra is a 2013
graduate from the University of Mississippi where she led her team to one NCAA
Tournament appearance in 2010. You can view the success that Allegra had at Ole Miss
by clicking on this link Ole Miss Women's Volleyball Allegra was selected for the A2
Olympic National Volleyball team in 2011. During her career, she was named to All-
Tournament team at the Magnolia Invitational and Rice Invitational. In 2011, she led the
team with 290 kills and averaged a team-high 2.66 kill per set. She ended her college
career with a total of 859 kills and 250 Blocks. In 2013, she signed with Vasas in
Budapest, Hungary to begin her professional career. She ended her career with a torn AC
joint in her shoulder after 5 months of playing with Vasas.
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Alex is currently in her 5th year of coaching. She has coached teams ranging from 12’s-15’s age levels. Along with coaching club she also works for North Texas Region-USA Volleyball. She graduated from The University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and is also working towards her masters degree in Sports Management. She is IMPACT/SafeSport Certified.
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This will be Alexis Ousley’s 4th year coaching, but her 3rd year with Summit. She decided to go into coaching after she graduated high school to coach with her former coach. Alongside coaching, she is also a Preschool teacher at Kids R Kids. She has coached ages ranging from 12-16. She graduated Tarleton State University with a bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education.
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Allison is entering her first year as a coach at Dallas Summit. Since July 2019, Allison has been the Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach at the Hockaday School. As a former player in the DFW area club volleyball circuit as well as the high school circuit, she is excited to return to Dallas and work with the players of Dallas Summit in the gym she grew up playing in (VIP). In addition to coaching, Allison works in the Hockaday School’s College Counseling office as the College Counseling Associate. She earned a B.S. in Sports Management with minors in Public Relations and Advertising from The University of South Carolina where she was the captain and all-around outside hitter for the USC Women’s Club Volleyball Team. Outside of coaching, Allison enjoys watching college football, trying new restaurants or coffee shops, and playing in local indoor and sand volleyball leagues.
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Andy is currently the Head Coach at Navarro College. In his first year with the Bulldogs they won the 2019 NJCAA National Championship as well as the Region 14 championship with a 31-0 record. This included the NJCAA National Player of the Year, 2x All-Americans, and 4 All-Regions players.
Prior to Navarro, Andy was the Head Coach at Lindsey Wilson College for the past eight seasons. Andy inherited a program that had never finished better than 4th in the conference with zero national tournament appearances and transformed the program into a national power. LWC won the Mid-South Regular Season or Tournament for eight straight years culminating with the 2017 NAIA National Championship. During that time Cavins program has garnered numerous accolades:
· 2017 NAIA National Champions
· 2017 NAIA Player of the Year
· #1 ranked team in the country in 2015 & 2017. Longest active national streak in Top 5.
· 18 - AVCA/NAIA All-Americans
· 28 - AVCA/NAIA All-Region Members
· 5 - AVCA/NAIA Regional Players of the Year
· 5 - AVCA/NAIA All-Region Freshmen of the Year
· 6 - Mid-South Freshmen of the Year
· 5 - Mid-South Player of the Year
· 2014, 2015, & 2017 Mid-South Coach of the Year
· 2015 & 2017 AVCA Regional Coach of the Year
· NAIA National Tournament Coach of the Year
· 2015-16 Lindsey Wilson College Coach of the Year
· 239-34 total record in seven seasons (most wins in program history)
In addition to LWC, Cavins has coached for Union Volleyball Club for the last six seasons and has consistently coached Top 50 nationally ranked teams according to PrepVolleyball. His 2014 (17 open), 2015 (17 open), and 2016 (18 open) all qualified for the USAV National Championship. His 2012 Dallas Summit team won the NTR Regional Championship qualifying for the USAV National Championship in the National Division. Cavins has also worked with Dallas Premier, Wrecking Crew Volleyball, and Georgia Juniors.
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This will be Andy's 21st year coaching, 16th year as a Club Director and 7th year at Summit. His wife, Brandy and him created Nitro Volleyball Club in 2002. He is Impact/SafeSport certified and attended USAV CAP Level I in Bethany, Oklahoma, CAP Level II in St. Louis, Missouri and in 2004 traveled to Colorado Springs to train at the Olympic Training Center during CAP Level III. Andy has written an article “Starting a Club: The Story Behind the Creation of Nitro” that was published in Coaching Volleyball magazine in April 2007, recognizing all of the hard work it took in building Nitro Volleyball Club. Andy is currently the Head Varsity Coach at The Hockaday School of Dallas. Prior to coaching at Hockaday he was the Varsity Assistant Coach at Parish Episcopal School from 2006-2010. In 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007 Parish went to the final 4 of State and in 2008 they won the TAPPS 4A State Championship. In 2005 he was the Varsity Head Coach at Garland Christian Academy and the Varsity Assistant and the Head Junior Varsity Coach at Ursuline Academy in 2001 & 2002. Coaching Experience Summit Volleyball Club - Club Director & Head Coach (2013-Present) 2020 131 Head Coach 2020 171 Head Coach 2019 181 Head Coach
GJNC 18 Open
4th AVC Qualifier
Tour of Texas
2019 171 Head Coach 2018 171 Head Coach
GJNC 17 Open – 33rd
Triple Crown – 8th
Bronze Medal Windy City Qualifier Chicago 17 Open
4th Disney Qualifier 17 Open
Tour of Texas
2018 141 Head Coach 2017 161 Head Coach
Bronze Medal GJNC 16 Open
PrepVolleyball #12 Nationally Ranked Team
Bronze Medal Big South Qualifier 16 Open
Tour of Texas
2017 131 Head Coach
Tour of Texas
2016 151 Head Coach
GJNC 15 Open – 23rd
Bronze Medal Show Me Qualifier 15 Open
Tour of Texas
2015 141 Head Coach
GJNC 14 Open – 21st
Bronze Medal Northeast Qualifier 14 Open
Tour of Texas
2014 131 Head Coach
AAUs Nationals 13 Open – 11th
4th Big South Qualifier 17 American
Qualifier 5th Place Big South 13 American
Tour of Texas
The Hockaday School Dallas - Varsity Head Coach (2016-Present)
2018 SPC State Tournament – 4th
2018 SPC North Champions : 6-0 SPC North / 33-8-1 Overall
2018 TAPPS Spike Down Tournament - 3rd
2018 McKinney Christian Tournament - 1st
2018 POPCS Tournament - 2nd
2017 SPC State Tournament - 4th
2017 SPC North Champions : 6-0 SPC North / 26-14 Overall
2016 SPC State Tournament
Nitro Volleyball Club - Owner, Director, Head Coach (2003-2013)
Started club in 2003 with 4 teams and grew to as many as 17 teams
2010 Opened Texas Elite Athletics as a personal training facility for Nitro
Tour of Texas Qualifier
Parish Episcopal School - Varsity Assistant Coach (2006-2010)
2010 State Final Four Finalist
2010 District Champions Undefeated
2009 TAPPS 4A State Runner-up
2009 District Champions Undefeated
2008 TAPPS 4A State Champions
2008 District Champions Undefeated
2007 TAPPS State Final Four
2007 District Champions Undefeated
2006 TAPPS 5A Bi-District Playoff
2006 3rd in District
Garland Christian Academy- Varsity Head Coach (2005)
2005 TAPPS 3A Bi-District Playoff
Dallas Juniors Volleyball Club – Head Coach (1999-2002)
Ursuline Academy - JV Head Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach (2001-2002) North Texas Region Junior Board (2010-2016)
VP of Budget of Finance
Gold Medal Squared
USAV SafeSport Certified
Play Like A Champion
Positive Coaching Alliance
Cap III Training at the Olympic Training Center
High Performance Coaching Clinic
CAP II Certified
CAP I Certified
CPR Certified 2019
Married 23 years to wife Brandy and proud father of 3
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Ashley is entering her 12th year coaching at Summit. She is currently coaching volleyball and teaching math at Rockwall-Heath High School. She is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Mathematics and also the University of Texas in Arlington with a Masters in Educational Administration. She has been married to her husband, Casey, the Worship Pastor at Community Life Church, and they have two amazing children, Colton (5th grade) and Avery (4 yrs).
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Brad Lawson continues in his 9th total season to help cement Summit Volleyball's place in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. During the 2018 season, his 15 Nike Blue team finished 2nd at North Texas Regionals and qualified in the National Division for the USA Volleyball GJNC. Before that, he helped Summit's 16 Mizuno team to a 3rd place Open Division finish at the 2017 Girls Junior National Championship.
Before the 2016 season, Brad spent the previous two years in his home state of New Mexico. During this time, he worked as the COO, Club Director, and master coach for Ardent Volleyball Club, formerly New Mexico Juniors. Helping restructure and rebrand New Mexico Juniors to Ardent Volleyball Club and contribute to revitalizing it into one of the most successful clubs in New Mexico and Albuquerque area. Brad also spent time coaching with Sandia Prep (4A) and Cibola High (6A) Schools, winning back-to-back state championships at Sandia Prep in 2015 and 2016.
Brad started his coaching career in the Houston area as a college assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Alvin College. He also spent four years as the women's club team head coach at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He also volunteered his time with SHSU Division I program. Brad has also spent a large part of his career working in conjunction with Andy Reitinger to develop and implement logistical solutions for large tournaments and events. Some of their clients include organizations such as the FIVB, USA Volleyball, Lone Star Qualifier, Southern California Volleyball Association, and Club Sports of North Texas.
Along with coaching, Brad also sits on both the Junior Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for the North Texas Region of USA Volleyball. Brad has been coaching volleyball for the past 24 years. His tournament, coaching, and region board experience will prove to be an invaluable asset to Summit Volleyball. Brad is currently an IMPACT, SAFE SPORT, and a Gold Medal Squared certified coach.
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2018- Current: Varsity Assistant Prestonwood Christian Academy
2015-17 JV Coach Lake Dallas High School
2012-2016 Head Volleyball Coach First Baptist Academy
2008-2011 Varsity Assistant First Baptist Academy
2005-2007 Varsity Assistant DeSoto High School
Cap 1 and 2 Certified
Played Baseball and Volleyball in college for Howard Payne University
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Christy is in her 15th year of coaching club. The previous 9 years she coached at Lake Cities Edge in the Flower Mound area. She has coached 15’s-17’s age levels. Her coaching experience includes an assistant position at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Not only has she coached volleyball at the college level, but she also played at Texas A&M University Commerce. She also coached at the high school level where she was head coach for 7 years at Life School Dallas. She is currently in her 3rd season as the J.V. coach at Hockaday. As a player Christy received many honors. In high school she was named All-District all four years. Her senior year she was named to her All-State team. She then went to Seward County Community College a Junior College in Liberal, Kansas. While there she was part of a team that made history by going 52-2, that year they placed 5th in the nation. She then finished her career at Texas A&M-Commerce where she was named to the All Conference team 3 years in a row. Christy received her BS from TAMU-C in Business Management and is currently working as a teacher. She is also IMPACT certified.
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This is Courtney’s 5th year coaching club. She has over 20 years of volleyball experience. She played volleyball and softball throughout high school winning district titles as well as state titles. She played club volleyball at ACE from 16-18. She continued playing volleyball in college at Benedictine College, receiving 2nd team all conference and Most Aces as a freshman. She was, also, an assistant coach at Cedar Valley College. Courtney continues to play in adult volleyball tournaments when she is not coaching club. She has coached teams ranging from 13s-18s.
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Emma grew up playing volleyball in the North Texas Region and competed at nationals on multiple occasions. She played collegiate volleyball at Texas Woman's University and competed in the Lonestar Conference tournament and NCAA Division II Regional tournament. In May of 2019, she graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Child Development. Emma started coaching club volleyball in 2015 with Frisco Flyers where she qualified a team every season as an assistant coach. In 2019, Emma became the Varsity Assistant Coach at The Colony High School and also took on the role of Junior Varsity Head Coach in 2020. She joined Summit in the summer of 2020 as well!
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Gabi currently plays collegiate volleyball at the University of Texas at Dallas as a Middle Blocker. Gabi is originally from Austin, TX. She played Club Volleyball at Austin Juniors Volleyball (AJV) where she was a member of AJV’s National Teams 13s-18s. She has coached AJV sand volleyball for the past two Summers and volunteered to coach 10 year olds while in High School. Gabi’s interests outside of Volleyball and school include, attending concerts, hiking with friends and road trips.
Iv Southivong has been involved and played several sports when he was in High School and College (TX A&M-Commerce-Track & Field). Iv loves the game and has passion for the sports. If he’s not on the field playing football, soccer, basketball, tennis or volleyball, he would be on the sideline motivating his teammates or helping out the coaches. Iv coached several sports before putting his attention to coaching volleyball in 2007 when his daughter played at St. Bernard Catholic Middle School. They were part of the Dallas Parochial League (DPL). Iv had a successful year there and received an offer to coach at Skyline Juniors from 2010 to 2019. While at Skyline, he has been a National Head and Assistant Coach with ages ranging from 12s to 16s. One of his biggest accomplishments; he assisted the National Team-14 Black to a Double Qualified in the American Division in 2017. Iv is IMPACT and Safe Sport certified. He has been involved with High Performance Training with the NTR. Iv is starting his first year at Summit as a Floater Coach. He’s excited and looked forward to coaching at Summit.
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Jason Sears has been playing volleyball for over 25 years and has a passion for both playing and coaching the game. Jason played club volleyball while attending Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has continued to advance his skills by playing against some of the best players in the area as well as playing on multiple men’s open teams over the last 25 years. Jason began coaching at the Episcopal School of Dallas in 2000 and continued to coach there until 2007. Jason started his club coaching career in 2002 with the DFW Juniors VBC. In 2003, he began coaching for Dallas Juniors and has coached teams from ages 11’s through 17’s. Jason is also entering his 5th year as the Varsity Head Coach at Ursuline Academy, and during those years Jason has led his team to two state runner-up finishes and recently was named TAPPS 6A district coach of the year. Jason has high expectations of himself and the players he trains. Jason is currently employed at BSN Sports and has two kids Sloane 16 and Brigg 14.
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Coaching Experience: Arete Volleyball Club 15s – 2019-2020 Saint Monica’s Catholic School 8th Grade - 2019-2020 Knights Volleyball Club 17s – 2018-2019 Knights Volleyball Club 16s – 2017-2018 Knights Volleyball Club 15s – 2016-2017 Summit-Nitro Volleyball Club 14s -2015-2016 All-Saints Catholic School 8th Grade - 2015-2016 Summit-Nitro Volleyball Club 13s – 2014-2015 All-Saints Catholic School 7th Grade – 2014-2015
Volleyball Camps: University of Texas at Dallas - 2017 & 2018 Southern Methodist University - 2017
Playing Experience: Coach Jose played both Volleyball and Soccer in school, choosing Soccer over Volleyball as a collegiate athlete. Played on a four-year scholarship at Div-I school, Saint Bonaventure University in Olean, NY.
Personal background and interests: Originally from Venezuela, Coach Jose moved to the US in 1990 and became a US Citizen in 2020. Grew up in Philadelphia and upstate New York and moved to Dallas in 1998. Outside of Volleyball, Coach Jose enjoys running and playing golf in his free time.
Coaching Philosophy: My coaching philosophy is one that creates an environment that encourages athletes to learn and develop on and off the playing field. I believe that playing sports helps athletes build character and confidence. It also prepares them for life, teaching them about working as a team or as a team player, not as an individual.
Motto: “Recognize that every interaction you have is an opportunity to make a positive impact on others” – Shep Hyken.
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This is Kathryn’s first year as a coach at Summit. She has coached for high level volleyball teams for 8 years. Kathryn’s love for the sport came in her high school years when she played for North Texas club teams as a setter. She played for Nitro Volleyball Club under Coach Chip her 18’s year where she was recruited to play for Bryan College in Tennessee. She was able to be a part of a winning team that was first in district and hosted the NAIA National Championship. While enjoying her time there as a player, she had the opportunity to coach the new men’s club volleyball program. Her love and perspective for the game grew from there. After returning to Texas to finish her degree in nursing at Baylor University she coached for Vanguard College Preparatory School as well as numerous North Texas Clubs. She continues to increase her volleyball knowledge through coaching and playing at an advanced beach level.
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Coach Rayburn's coaching philosophy is dedicated to providing advanced training to players to prepare them for the next steps in their volleyball career. Kristi Rayburn has had volleyball in her life for over 25 years. She began playing basketball and volleyball as a young girl in a small North Texas town. She attended Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. During her college years, Kristi captained a number of teams to USAV Open National Championships. In 2009, Kristi and her beach partner Amanda turned their love for volleyball into a professional endeavor...they joined the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and were seeded as high as 42nd and played all over the country. Kristi has been coaching for over 15 years. She started at Fort Worth Country Day School, then moved to Dallas and coached 5 years with Club Legacy, 3 years with the Flyers, and this will be her 4th year with Summit. She has qualified 2 teams for Nationals and has 3 former players playing collegiate volleyball. She and her husband, Joe, are the parents of 3. Logan is a sophomore in college at Colorado School of Mines and is the starting DB for the Mines football team. Abby recently graduated from JJ Pearce HS and is going to school at Starmark Academy this fall. Clinton is 8 years old starting 3rd grade at ESD and is the center for the Plano Colts Football Club. This family is very competitive in all that they do; whether it is a card game, a video game, or just a "friendly" game of volleyball. Kristi believes you can accomplish anything with determination, hard work, and faith in God. Her favorite quote is "Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect." - Vince Lombardi
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Lauren is in her third year of coaching at Summit Volleyball Club and eight years coaching overall. Previously she coached three years at Dallas Juniors Volleyball Club, one year at TNT Volleyball Club, and one year as a graduate assistant at Texas Wesleyan University. Not only has she coached at the collegiate level, bust she also played 4 years collegiately; two years at Paris Junior College and two years at Texas Wesleyan University. As a player Lauren received many honors, in high school she was an all-district athlete two years in a row representing Vista Ridge High School in Cedar Park, Texas. She then went to Paris Junior College where her and her team went back to back seasons ranking 11th in the nation throughout the season, and made back to back appearances at the conference tournament. Her second year at PJC she was ranked 12th in the region in digs per set as the starting setter. She then finished her career at Texas Wesleyan University where she racked up well over 1200 assists, had a season high of 49 assists in a 4 set game, and had 12 plus double-doubles. Both years she received all district honorable mentioned and made two Conference Tournament showings. The following year she assisted for the 2015 TWU Volleyball team where they went 24-11 along with another conference tournament showing. Lauren received her BS in Exercise Science and Associates in Kinesiology. Currently she is a medical assistant for a private practice and assistant varsity volleyball coach for Ursuline Academy.
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Miles Meekhof will be in his seventh year of coaching at Summit Volleyball Club. Miles is active as a volleyball player as well, and is currently in his 19th year of participation in the sport. While in college at the University of Georgia, he was the founder and president of the UGA Men’s Club Volleyball Team, and was also the team’s setter. His involvement with Men’s club team led to his participation as a practice assistant for UGA’s NCAA Division I Women’s team for 2 years.
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Misty is back with Summit for her 10th season coaching club. She played 16s-18s for Summit and made TGCA All-State in high school. College play included NJCAA All-American and NAIA All-Conferences, All-American and two National tournament appearances. Coaching club, beach and high school during college helped frame a philosophy meshing basics with athleticism on court and accountability off court.
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Peder brings years of volleyball experience to Summit Volleyball. He started his volleyball career in his native Sweden with the club Sollentuna VK, first as a youth player and then as coach of both boys and girls teams in the 14 to 18 year range. Peder played for Rudbecks Academy, during his sophomore year they advanced to the National championship match. Since moving from Stockholm to Dallas, Peder has played and coached men’s USVBA/USAV A and BB teams, as well as girls with Dallas Summit, Dallas Premier, and NorTex. Up until 2011 Peder was volunteer coach at All Saints Catholic school, and took their 6th grade team to a Dallas Parochial league Championship in 2008. In 2012 Peder started as a part time assistant coach as Austin College, after a couple of year he become a full time assistant, leaving in 2018 to coach with John Paul II High School. Peder was an Executive Board member with Garland Volleyball Association . During his prior 5 seasons with Summit/Premier, Peder coached 13, 14, & 15′s, as well as assisting in many of VIP’s camps and clinic. The 2008 season his Summit 14′s Elite team won the NTR (non-bid) Regional Championship. 2010 season he was head coach for Premier 15 Molten and the year before, an assistant with Dallas Premier 14 Mizuno, that qualified for Open Nationals. Peder is IMPACT certified (USA) and corresponding to CAP II (Sweden).
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Rachel has been coaching for Summit for 3 years now. She has coached high school and is now the head volleyball coach at Providence Christian School. She has coached all ages ranging from 13s-17s. Rachel grew up playing volleyball in Lake Highlands and even played a year for Summit. She loves getting to be back in Dallas and coaching volleyball!
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Rachel Mallary is in her 5th season of coaching club volleyball and 1st year coaching at Summit. She believes in developing athletes with a balance of well-rounded skills, mental strength and the confidence to compete at their best. Rachel has coached successful teams in the 13s, 14s and 16s age groups, and she loves to teach the game to young players in a fun and engaging way. Ultimately, her goal is to help young athletes set a solid foundation for a lifelong love of volleyball!
Rachel has nearly 15 years of volleyball experience beginning with 6 years as a club player herself. As a Houston native, she competed in the Lone Star Region on high-level teams as a setter and defensive specialist. She also cross-trained a beach player competing in both junior and adult divisions in Galveston. In 2016, Rachel graduated from Abilene Christian University and moved to Dallas to work as a digital marketing specialist. She now lives in Plano with her husband, Todd.
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This season will be coach Tim’s first season at Summit after 3 years as a head coach of 12 and under teams and a year assisting on a 17s team all at RISE Heat VB club. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained through a successful playing career and coaching. During his playing career he has played setter, opposite and middle. Some of his playing highlights include being named CIF Southern Section Player of the Year his senior year of high school (playing opposite), AVCA First Team All-American in club (playing middle), and Big West scholar athlete of the year his senior year of college (playing middle and opposite). He also spent a summer training with the 18’s US National Team in Colorado Springs (playing middle). While playing Division 1 volleyball on scholarship at UOP, he spent his summers coaching volleyball camps ranging from first time players to elite high school athletes preparing for college. He is excited to get the next generation of volleyballers ready to play.