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  • Brennan Dean

    WAVE Director

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    • Brennan Dean

      WAVE Director

      Brennan Dean, M.A.
      Brennan Dean is involved in youth volleyball at two of the most respected high school and club programs in the country. He is Varsity Head Coach of the Torrey Pines High School girls volleyball program, and is the owner and Executive Director of WAVE Volleyball Club in Del Mar, Ca. Brennan has been coaching since 2004, and currently coaches both boys and girls club teams in the WAVE program.

      Brennan’s teams have garnered numerous California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) section championships and have consistently been nationally ranked at both the high school and club levels. Additionally, he has coached an abundance of players who have gone onto play at NCAA division 1 universities and as professional players overseas.

      For his efforts at Torrey Pines High School, Brennan was named the 2015 CIF and California State Volleyball Coach of the Year. In 2019 his TPHS team won the Open Division of California State and was awarded National Champions and was the National High School Coach of the Year.

      He was the recipient of the 2018 American Volleyball Coaches Association Club Director of the Year. Brennan currently is on multiple committees and boards related to national and regional volleyball.

      Brennan holds a decade of professional counseling experience in the San Dieguito Union High School District. He has held the Head Counselor and at District Head Counselor positions during his service in the academic setting. Brennan’s expertise as a youth counselor and coach give him a unique perspective on interacting with athletes, encompassing today’s topic of the importance of connectivity and connection between coach and player.

      Brennan is a San Diego native and an alumni of Chico State University and Point Loma Nazarene University. He met his wife Kristen through coaching, and they created a non-profit that creates opportunity for kids to play volleyball where volleyball isn't easily accessible in the United States. Their non-profit also helps kids play club volleyball all across the country. Brennan and Kristen have a daughter named Harper and a son named Cal, and they love to travel, camp, and hang out with their dog when not on the court.

  • Matt Olson

    Beach Program Director

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    • Matt Olson

      Beach Program Director

      Matt Olson
      Matt@wavevb.com
      760-473-8511

      Matt Grew up in Cardiff and attended La Costa Canyon High School. After earning league MVP honors at Grossmont Junior College in San Diego, Matt then played 3 years at the University of Arizona. He was The Mountain region MVP in 2002 and won National Collegiate Club Championships in 2002 (All-Tournament 1st team) and 2003. Matt was the co-head coach (2001-2003) for the Arizona Women’s Club Team. In his senior year at Arizona, Matt was a manager for Dave Rubio’s University of Arizona Women’s Division One Volleyball team during the 2003/2004 season. Matt graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arizona in 2004, earning a BS in Physical Education.

      Matt was a Head coach for the Wave 13’s in 2006. He assisted Ed Machado for two seasons (2006/2007) at LCC where the team won back-to-back CIF championships and finished 3rd in the state in their 2007 Season. Matt directed/coordinated the Wave Boys program for 3 seasons (2006-2009) before taking a year off to pursue his professional beach volleyball career. The 2011 AVP season marked Matt’s 8th season as a pro beach volleyball player. Some of Matt’s AVP highlights include finishing 2nd in the Hermosa Beach Open in 2007, Matt and partner Kevin Wong won the 2008 Belmar, NJ Open and the duo finished 2nd in the 2009 Manhattan Beach Open. In addition to traveling around the US on the domestic AVP tour Matt has competed professionally in multiple countries including Mexico, Australia, China, New Caledonia and Columbia.

      Coaching Highlights:
      2001-2003 University of Arizona Women’s Club Team Co-Head Coach
      2003-2004 University of Arizona Div. I Team Manager (Dave Rubio – Head Coach)
      2005-2006 WAVE Volleyball’s 13’s Head Coach
      2005-2007 La Costa Canyon Women’s Varsity Assistant Coach (Ed Machado – Head Coach)
      Back to back CIF Championships
      3rd in the state in 2007
      2006-2009 WAVE Volleyball’s Boys Director/Coordinator
      2010-2014 WAVE Volleyball Associate Director & Director of Operations
      2012-Present WAVE Beach Executive Director
      2016 ACVA Beach Club Coach of the Year

      Playing Highlights:
      2000-2013 Beach Volleyball Professional (AVP Tour)
      National top 40 individual ranking or better from 2004-2013.
      Competed in 134 professional domestic events with:
      83 top 10 finishes
      34 top 5 finishes
      2008 AVP Belmar Open Champion (Partner Kevin Wong)
      2011 AVP Championships Huntington Beach Champion (Partner Matt Prosser)
      50th all time prize money earner with $271,305.00
      Cover of Volleyball Magazine: August 2009
      Cover of DIG Magazine: 2011 #5
      Competed professionally in Mexico, New Caledonia, Australia and China

      Indoor Player Highlights:
      1997 CIF Champion (La Costa Canyon)
      1998 CIF Champion (La Costa Canyon)
      League MVP and Team Captain
      2002 NIRSA National Champion (University of Arizona)
      All Tournament 1st Team honors
      2003 NIRSA National Champion (University of Arizona)

      Matt's Beach Highlights: http://youtu.be/1oWNjcG2dDM

  • Cole Mortland

    Boys Director & Recruitment Coordinator

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    • Cole Mortland

      Boys Director & Recruitment Coordinator

      Cole Mortland joined WAVE in 2019 and became the Boys Director in 2024, in addition to his role as the Recruitment Coordinator.

      In 2023, Cole was the Volunteer Assistant Coach for the UC San Diego men's volleyball program.

      Cole began his coaching career for Balboa Bay Volleyball Club in 2012, and concluded his time there in 2019 after seven seasons. During his time with Balboa Bay, he was a coach for four national championship teams: 15 Open in 2014, 18 Open in 2016, 18 Open in 2017, and 16 Open in 2019, as well as one bronze medal team in 18 Open in 2015. Over the course of his seven seasons with Balboa Bay, Cole trained 18 USAV BJNC All-Americans and helped send over 25 players to play collegiate volleyball.

      For the 2013 and 2014 high school seasons, Cole served as the assistant coach for the Laguna Beach Boys Volleyball varsity team. During his time with the Breakers, he helped guide the team to two Orange Coast League championships as well as a D-III state championship in 2014.

      Cole has also served as a coach and evaluator in the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline.

      Cole believes in the critical importance of mastering the fundamentals. He also believes that lessons of hard work and teamwork learned in the gym can and should be applied to the real world. Cole is a strong believer that the personal connections made through the game of volleyball are what make coaching truly rewarding.

      As a player, Cole was a setter for Epic Volleyball Club from 2003 to 2008. He was coached by fellow WAVE coach Darrell Dilmore during his senior season, winning a silver medal in the 18 Open Division at the 2008 USAV BJNC. Cole was named an All-American at the tournament.

      Cole played for Mt. Carmel High School from 2005 to 2008, serving as starting setter on varsity for his last three seasons. At Mt. Carmel, Cole was a three-time first team All-CIF selection. In his senior season, Cole served as captain and led his team to a CIF San Diego Section DII Championship.

      In college, Cole played club volleyball for UC Berkeley from 2008 to 2012, serving as captain his senior year. He was a first team all-NCCVL selection in 2012 and helped lead his team to a silver medal at the 2012 NCVF National Championships. At the conclusion of his senior season, Cole was named Runner-Up for Cal Club Sports Male Athlete of the Year.

      Cole holds a BA from University of California, Berkeley and a MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He currently works full-time in commercial real estate as a member of the marketing team at CBRE.

  • Scott Hartley

    Director of Recruitment & Training

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    • Scott Hartley

      Director of Recruitment & Training

      Scott began his coaching career with WAVE in 2017. Prior to joining WAVE, Scott was the Volunteer Assistant Coach for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Next he served as an Assistant Coach at Point Loma Nazarene University. Before this, Scott coached at the USA Women’s National Team tryouts and had been coaching girls/boys in high school and club volleyball at 949 Athletics, Santa Margarita Catholic High School, A’o A Koa Volleyball, Spike & Serve, and La Costa Canyon High School.

      Scott grew up in Encinitas and started playing volleyball while he attended La Costa Canyon High School. The first volleyball team he ever played on was a team coached by Matt Olson here at WAVE. In high school, Scott played outside hitter and won CIF Division 1 all 3 years he played varsity. He received a scholarship to play at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. During his time there, he received two NCAA Scholar Athlete Awards and was a Co-Captain during the 2015 season when they held a #1 overall ranking for over two months and ultimately finished the season in the National Semifinals. Also during college, Scott played for USA Volleyball in the 24th Asian Pacific Championship in Fukuoka, Japan. After graduating, he played professional volleyball for PAOK Volleyball Club in Thessaloniki, Greece, Blizzard Volleyball, Costa Mesa Stunners, and Las Vegas Ramblers (NVA). He is currently playing in the VLA for San Diego WAVE.

      Scott’s approach to coaching comes from his experience as a player, in which he developed many of the higher-level skills of volleyball from spending time on the bench trying to earn a starting spot in college. He wants to alleviate the stress that athletes feel by providing them with a deeper understanding of the quick decisions that are needed to be made to be successful at the highest levels. Since Scott is still playing, he believes he is able to connect to his team by understanding their perspectives and relating with them on a player’s level.

      Two interesting facts about Scott: One, he and his sister played on the first boys and girls teams at WAVE. Second, he has started and played a match in every position besides setter in collegiate or professional volleyball.

  • Madi Fields

    Sr. Director Of Operations

    • madi@wavevb.com
    • Madi Fields

      Sr. Director Of Operations

      Madi joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2020 and is our Director Of Operations & Apparel.

      Madi is a California native and grew up in Vista. She began her volleyball career at the young age of 8. Madi played for multiple north county clubs before she landed at WAVE in 2011. During her 5 years at WAVE, her team won multiple qualifiers and SCVA regional championships. In 2013, her team won a silver medal in the 13 American Division. From ages 14-17 her team qualified for nationals in the Open division. Their finishes include:

      14 Open - 11th Place
      15 Open - 3rd Place
      16 Open - 9th Place
      17 Open - 13th Place

      Madi graduated from Mission Vista High School in 2016 where she was a 4 year letter-winner. She continued her volleyball career at the University of Wyoming where she was the starting libero all 4 years. Madi left her mark as UW’s All-Time Digs Leader with 1773 digs. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Communications. She will be using these skills in her role as the Director of Operations & Apparel here at WAVE.

  • Mike Placek

    Beach Recruiting Coordinator

    • mike@wavevb.com
    • Mike Placek

      Beach Recruiting Coordinator

      Mike was a graduate of Torrey Pines High School where he lettered in tennis and volleyball. He was a beach volleyball national champion in 16U as a 14 year old, and earned his A Rating when he was just 13 years old. Mike was also the #1 ranked tennis player in Southern California in 16 and under and earned a tennis scholarship to UCSB. While at UCSB he was awarded on the All Big West Conference Team 3 times and was also on the Big West All Academic Team his Senior Year.

      Following college in 2004, Mike began his professional beach volleyball and coaching career. He has finished as high as third place in AVP and USA Volleyball in tournaments in 2008 and 2012. In 2010 and 2011, Mike had the opportunity to represent Czech Republic in international events and competed all over Europe. He won an Exhibition in Lille, France and had two main draw FIVB World Tour finishes in Prague, Czech Republic and The Hague, Netherlands. Mike was a top ranked player on the National Volleyball League Pro Tour.

      Mike also is an active and experienced trainer. He holds certifications in the Egoscue Method focusing on postural alignment and injury prevention, and has formally directed the Egoscue Method Clinic (Chicago, Illinois). He has provided training services locally with Libafit, Full Spectrum Training, and provided personal training. Mike has a wide range of experience training clientele from age 7 to 85, and has clients of all athletic abilities from youth athletes, through collegiate and ranked professionals. In 2021, Mike was named AVCA Beach Coach of the Year.

      Mike started coaching at WAVE in 2009 and lives in Encinitas with his wife Stephanie, his daughter Elle, his son Luke, and his dog Oppo.

  • Darrell Dilmore
    • darrell@wavevb.com
    • Darrell Dilmore

      Known as one of the top coaches for Junior Boys Club Volleyball throughout the country, Darrell Dilmore brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to WAVE Boys' volleyball program.

      Darrell was a decorated junior player and college player prior to his career in coaching. Darrell was named an All‐Conference Honorable Mention player in 1994 and 1st Team All‐conference in 1995. In 1996, as a senior, he was named 1st‐ Team All Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Florida Region Player of the Year, 1st Team All East Coast, and named a member of the prestigious Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list.
      At the collegiate level, at The University of the Pacific, Darrell was named Most‐Improved player in 1997, he was named the team’s Best Defensive Player, Best Offensive Player, and Most Valuable Player in 1998, and in 1999 was named Co‐Most Valuable Player. He was twice named to the All MPSF Honorable Mention team. Darrell still holds 2 All‐Time records at UOP and is ranked in the Top Ten in 4 other All Time Categories. Darrell graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

      Darrell has been a boy’s volleyball head coach in San Diego since 2003. Darrell began his career at San Diego Volleyball Club in 2003 coaching the 18‐1s program. In 2004‐2005 his team finished 5th at the Junior Olympics. Darrell transitioned to EPIC Volleyball Club in 2007 where he lead the boys 18 teams to a Silver Medal at the 2008 Junior Nationals and a Junior Nationals 5th place finish in 2009. In 2010, he guided the 18‐1 team to the SCVA Boys Classic Championship and a 5th place finish at Junior Nationals. He coached the Boys 17‐1 team to a 15th finish at the Junior Olympics in 2011 and the 2012 18‐1 team to an Open bid for Junior Nationals.

      At COAST, Darrell won the 2013 SCVA Boys Classic with his 17‐1 team enroute to a 9th place finish at the Junior Nationals. As the 18‐1 coach in 2014, he guided the team to multiple top 10 finishes and to an 11th place finish in the Open Division at Junior Nationals. In 2015, his 18‐1 team finished 5th at the Junior Olympics. In 2016, Darrell coached the 17‐1 team to a top 5 finish at the SCVA Boys Classic and an 11th place finish in the Open Division at Junior Olympics. In 2017, Darrell’s 18-1 team qualified for the Open Division at Junior Nationals and earned a Bronze Medal at the 2017 SCVA Junior Boys Classic in Anaheim, CA. Finally, in 2018, his 17-1 team qualified for the Open Division of JO’s with a 5th place finish at the Boys Invitational and concluded the year with a 5th Place finish at Junior Nationals in Phoenix, AZ.

      Joining WAVE in 2019, Darrell assisted with the Girl’s 17-Kevin team and took 3rd at the Pacific Northwest Qualifier and secured an Open Division bid. He coached the Boy’s 18-Darrell team to an Open Bid for the 2019 Junior Olympics as well. In 2020, he assisted the 18-Kevin girls’ team to a 1st place finish and Open Bid at the Far Western Championships in Reno, NV. He head-coached the boys 18’s team to an Open JO’s Bid via qualification in the Florida Fest tournament. In 2021, he assisted the girls 18-Kevin team which placed 13th in Girls 18 Open division at JO’s in Columbus, OH. He led the boys 18-Darrell Team to a 3rd place finish in the inaugural Boy’s SoCal Cup Winter Championships and secured a Bronze Medal with a 3rd place finish at the boy’s Junior Olympics in Kansas City, MO.

      Darrell has helped over 100 players reach the collegiate level of volleyball in the men’s game. He takes great pride in developing and mentoring players for the next level.

      He is married to his amazing and lovely wife Carrie, and has an amazing daughter, Emily who also plays at WAVE.

  • Aaron Gillego
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    • Aaron Gillego

      Aaron Gillego joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2022. He currently teaches at Pacific Ridge School, where he also coaches with the PRS volleyball program. Aaron is a recent transplant from the East Coast, having grown up on Long Island, then living and working in Florida throughout his teaching career.

      As a player, Aaron was a four-year varsity setter for Long Beach High School (NY) where he was 2x All Conference (1997 & 1998) and All County (1999) during his senior year. He played for Long Island Power (NY) & Long Island United (NY) volleyball clubs. In college, he played Opposite/Setter for Mount Saint Vincent (NCAA DIII), 1999-2002. He recently served on the FHSAA Volleyball Advisory Committee (2020-2022).

      Aaron’s coaching experience includes:
      ● Head Coach 18U and 15U Boys, Ocean Bay Volleyball Club (FL), 2019-2022
      ● Assistant Coach, Boys Varsity, Cardinal Gibbons High School (FL), 2021-2022 (state
      semifinalists)
      ● Head Coach, Girls JV, Cardinal Gibbons High School (FL), 2021-2022
      ● Head Coach, Boys Varsity, Pine Crest School (FL), 2017-2021 (district finalists)
      ● Assistant Coach, Boys Varsity, Pine Crest School (FL), 2014-2017 (district title)
      ● Assistant Coach, Girls Varsity, Pine Crest School (FL), 2014-2021 (state runner-up,
      district and regional titles)
      ● Assistant Coach, Girls Varsity, Miami Country Day School (FL), 2012-2014 (2x district
      titles)

  • Adam Lee
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    • Adam Lee

      Adam joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023!

      Prior to coaching at WAVE, Adam lived in Utah and coached at Club V for 8 years. He is a BYU grad and earned his BA in Linguistics.

      We are so excited to have his on our staff!

  • Amanda Prather
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    • Amanda Prather

      Amanda Prather grew up in Granite Bay, California playing volleyball. She comes from a family of volleyball players and coaches and has been around the sport her whole life. Amanda was a setter and played at Synergy Force Volleyball Club in Roseville, CA, and Granite Bay High School. In 2013 her GBHS team won the California Division 1 state title.

      Amanda has coached indoor and sand volleyball over the course of 5 years. She coached on the sand for Northern California Volleyball Club, and coached camps clinics at Synergy Force Volleyball Club. She spent 2 years coaching JV and Varsity at San Dieguito Academy High School and is now the assistant Varsity coach at La Costa Canyon High School.

      Amanda graduated with a degree in Journalism from San Diego State University in 2021, and from The University of San Diego in 2022 with her Master’s in Education and teaching credential. She also teaches in the English Department at La Costa Canyon High School.

      Amanda wants to encourage her athletes to be their best on and off the court. She values hard work, perseverance, and a positive attitude.

  • Andy Burich
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    • Andy Burich

      Andy has been coaching at WAVE since 2017! The UCSB alum has been a huge part of out WAVE Boys program. His highlight as a coach - being able to coach my son & daughter through youth sports and watching them grow into independent and productive interscholastic student-athletes and leaders

  • Anne Marie Taylor
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    • Anne Marie Taylor

      Coach Anne Marie joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023!

      Originally from Los Angeles, Anne Marie played both indoor and beach volleyball at Loyola Marymount University. She continued to play 1 year of Grad School at FIU Beach Volleyball.

      Prior to WAVE, she was the JV Volleyball Head Coach & Head Beach Volleyball Coach at Francis Parker. In addition, she has also coached indoor and beach and Cypress College & Notre Dame High School Sherman Oaks.

      Her coaching philosophy is to help athletes learn how to play to their fullest potential while learning how to be the best teammate they can be.

      In her free time, you can find her at the beach, traveling, and golfing.

      After her collegiate career, she earned her AAA beach rating 3x with CBVA & has competed in AVP Qualifiers.

  • Ashlyn Eisenga
    • ashlyn.eisenga@gmail.com
    • Ashlyn Eisenga

      Ashlyn joined the WAVE staff in 2023! She started her club career at age 13 playing for Rage Volleyball Club. She went on to play Division 1 volleyball at Central Connecticut State University. In 2019 she was the NEC Defensive Player of The Year, First Team All-NEC, and led the conference with 4.73 digs/set. She was team captain for her last 2 seasons and ended her career becoming the 2nd all-time dig leader at CCSU with 1490 digs.

      After college she went back home to Ripon, CA and assisted the 14s and 15s for Rage VBC. She is now in San Diego pursing a career in sports photography and graphic design, and now coaching.

      She believes the mental game is just as important as the physical game. Coaching is a new passion of hers, and is excited to see where it will take her.

  • Austin Del Castillo
    • austindc04@gmail.com
    • Austin Del Castillo

      Austin joined the WAVE staff in 2022 and is a WAVE alum! He coached both beach and boys indoor.

      Prior to coaching, Austin played at WAVE and San Diego Miramar College. He is currently the JV coach at Del Norte High School. As a coach, he prioritizes good effort and attitude among his players. He believes in players maintaining a positive mindset and having fun while still putting in as much effort as you can.

  • Ava McInnes
    • amcinnes@ucsd.edu
    • Ava McInnes

      Ava joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! In addition to coaching at WAVE, she plays on the Women's Volleyball Team at UCSD.

      Ava is originally from Tustin, CA and played for A4 Volleyball Cub! When she's not playing volleyball, you can find her hiking and surfing!

  • Beau Barron
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    • Beau Barron

      Beau joined the WAVE Coaching staff in 2023! Prior to WAVE, he coached at Bay To Bay for 7 years, where he also played. He was also the Volunteer Assistant for San Francisco State University Women's Volleyball in 2016-2017.

      While at Bay to Bay, he coached his 13-1s team to a #1 seed at BJNC in 2020. In 2017, he assisted the 18-1s team to a #5 finish at BJNC.

      His coaching philosophy is to coach players to be better people on and off the court, to develop a life long passion for the game, and to develop strong fundamental volleyball skills.

      As a setter at Los Gatos High School, he competed in three CCS Division 1 Championship matches, earned a bronze medal in 17-Open, and was a captain and MVP on the Cal Poly SLO Men's Club Volleyball team.

  • Binh Ngo
    • binhngo17@yahoo.com
    • Binh Ngo

      Binh grew up in Long Beach, California were he developed a passion for volleyball. Binh holds a B.S. degree in Biology from California State University, Fullerton and M.A. degree in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University. Binh started his coaching career in 1995 as the boys varsity coach at Santiago High School in Orange County. In 1997, he moved to San Diego to work in the Biotechnology industry, but found his true calling as a Teacher in 2004. Since 1998 Binh has been coaching girls club volleyball in San Diego where he specializes on developing younger players. Binh’s coaching philosophy is rooted in developing a life long enjoyment of volleyball and the importance of developing strong fundamental volleyball skills. Currently he is a science teacher at the Francis Parker School in San Diego. When not in the gym you can find Binh with his wife Susan and two kids.

  • Bobbie Jo Stall-Vest
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    • Bobbie Jo Stall-Vest

      Coach Bobbie Jo Stall-Vest has been coaching since 2010. Coach Stall-Vest holds a Master's Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine and a Bachelors in Public Relations and Sports Studies from East Carolina University where she played.

      Coach Stall-Vest is currently the Head Women’s Volleyball/ Assistant Beach Coach at San DIego Mesa College where she also teaches as an instructor in the Exercise Science Department. She attended Mesa as a student-athlete prior to ECU. Since 2017 she has won 4 indoor and beach conference championships, made it to playoffs every year and has received Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors 3 times.

      Prior to that Coach Stall-Vest coached at her alumni at San Marcos High School from 2011-2017 where her Lady Knights won a CIF DII Championship and a League Championship in 2017. Her squad made an appearance in the CIF DIII Finals in 2013 and was the league runner-up in 2016. In her final season with the Lady Knights, she was awarded CIF Coach of the Year Honor for the 2017 season.

      Additionally she volunteer-assisted at Cal State San Marcos in both the indoor and sand programs from 2013-2014.

      Coach Stall-Vest encourages her athletes to stay extremely motivated, focused and disciplined. She believes that building character, confidence and a desire for high levels of achievement, both on and off the court, is the key to success.

      Coach Stall-Vest was born and raised in Gallup, New Mexico, but moved to San Marcos in 2003 where she now resides. She enjoys playing volleyball, golfing, playing guitar, watching football and loves spending time with her husband Dennis, family, friends, and dogs Lilly and Layla.

  • Brent Hilliard
    • bhilliard@sdsu.edu
    • Brent Hilliard

      In a stellar four-year career as a right-side hitter at Long Beach State, Brent Hilliard was a three-time selection as first team NCAA All-American and in 1992 was the NCAA Player of the Year. In 1991 Hilliard led the 49ers to the NCAA Championship, defeating USC in the final in Honolulu.

      Post college, Hilliard was selected as the youngest member of the USA National Team that competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, earning a Bronze Medal with a victory over Cuba. The next year Brent earned a Silver Medal in the 1993 Pan American Games. Hilliard played professionally in Europe from 1995-1998, playing one season in the Netherlands and two years in Belgium, winning the Belgian club championship one year.

      Hilliard began his coaching career in 1999 as the Head Coach at Cuyamaca College. Two years later he moved to the University of San Diego. Brent was promoted to Associate Head Coach after serving as USD’s interim head coach for the 2006 season. During the 2006 season Hilliard led USD to West Coast Conference Championship and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament. For his efforts, Hilliard was named the 2006 WCC Coach of the Year. Hilliard has been an important ingredient in USD’s current run of six straight appearances in the NCAA tournament and will be serving again as the Interim Head Coach for the 2011 season. In 2020, Hilliard became the Head Coach at San Diego State University.

  • Brynn Chandler
    • brynnchandler12@gmail.com
    • Brynn Chandler

      WAVE welcomed Brynn to coaching staff in 2023! Brynn is a WAVE alum, and graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 2017.

      Brynn was a setter at the University of Georgia from 2017-2020 and Gonzaga in 2021. We are so excited to have her back on the WAVE staff!

  • Calvin Sanborn
    • calvinsanborn10@gmail.com
    • Calvin Sanborn

      Calvin joined the WAVE Beach staff in 2023!

      Prior to WAVE, he coached indoor and beach on the boys and girls side at Pinnacle Volleyball Club in Long Beach, CA. His collegiate playing experience includes Santa Barbara City College, Orange Coast College and Long Beach State University.

      We are so excited to welcome him to the WAVE Beach Staff!

  • Carly Craig
    • ccraig7105@sdsu.edu
    • Carly Craig

      Carly Craig joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2021. She played indoor volleyball in Northern California for Main Beach Volleyball Club. She then played for Cabrillo College where her team won a State Championship in 2013. Carly then worked for Main Beach for 7 years as their Youth Director and head coach of several Youth teams. She then coached for Mountain View Volleyball club before moving to San Diego to begin her Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at San Diego State University.

  • Casey Castillo
    • caseycastillo15@gmail.com
    • Casey Castillo

      Casey played four years at the University of Hawai’i both indoor and beach. After finishing there she went on to play overseas professionally in the Czech Republic indoor league.

      Throughout her time at University of Hawai’i she would assistant coach with the volleyball program when they hosted camps. She recognized she enjoyed sharing her knowledge at that time and upon returning from her time overseas, joined the WAVE team.

      She instills in her players the qualities of:
      - Respecting your teammates, coach, and club through hard work, effort, and concentration.
      - Making others around you better and playing for one another is important because it allows young athletes to truly understand teamwork.

      Casey utilizes creative outlets such as drawing and painting when she isn't on a volleyball court.

  • Casey Jacobs
    • caseyjacobs97@gmail.com
    • Casey Jacobs

      Casey started coaching at WAVE in 2019! She is a WAVE alum and former Division 1 libero at the University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill! Casey played for WAVE and WAVE Beach starting at the age of 14. She was part of the group of beach athletes to earn the club's first beach banner at the BVCA Championships in 2013.

      As a coach, she emphasizes being a good teammate, working hard, and enjoying the grind. She coached summer camps for UNC Volleyball during college and has given private lessons for young girls since she was 18.

      Fun Fact: Coach Casey is a pilot! Outside of volleyball, she loves flying, going to the beach, dancing, and cooking.

  • Charmay Lee
    • cehmagalei@gmail.com
    • Charmay Lee

      Charmay joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023!

      Prior to coaching at WAVE, Charmay lived in Utah where she had a huge impact on the volleyball community.

      High School Coaching
      -2020 UHSAA 5A State Champions
      -2020 5A Coach of the Year
      -2023 UHSAA 5A State Champions
      -2023 5A Coach of the Year
      -4 Time (2019-2023) UHSAA Region Champions
      -2021 Durango Fall Classic 4th Place (Best finish in the last 26 years for a team from Utah)

      Player Accomplishments
      -2 UHSAA 5A MVP Awards
      -2 Offensive MVP Awards
      -1 Setter of the Year Award
      -1 Libero of the Year Award
      -8 5A All State First Team Awards
      -4 5A All State Second Team Awards
      -3 5A All State Third Team Awards

      Club Coaching Achievements
      -First Female MP Head Coach at Club V
      -First Head Coach from Utah to EVER Qualify USAV 14 Open
      -2021 3rd Place Finish USAV Crossroads 14 Open (Qualified)
      -2022 First Place SLC Showdown 17 Open (Qualified)
      -2022 Second Place Lonestar 17 Open (Double Qualified)
      -2022 First Place Far West 17 Open (Triple Qualified)
      -2022 3rd Place USAV Junior Olympics 17 Open
      -2022 3rd Place USAV Junior Olympics 15 National

      Charmay graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU).

  • Chris Morris
    • chris.morris0702@gmail.com
    • Chris Morris

      Coach Chris grew up in North County San Diego and attended La Costa Canyon High School. While at La Costa Canyon, he won 2 CIF championships and was invited to the 2011 All-CIF All Star Game. During that time, he also played 4 years at WAVE Volleyball Club.

      After High School, Chris attended the University of California, Riverside. While there, he founded the Men's Volleyball Club, a Division 1 club level team. At the club national tournament in 2014, he was named to the Division 1 All-Tournament team. While in college, Chris began his coaching career at Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente with their varsity beach volleyball team & an indoor coaching career at the Webb School of California, located in Claremont.

      Since graduating in 2015 with his degree in liberal studies, Chris has been coaching both boys and girls at WAVE. Chris has been coaching boys volleyball at La Costa Canyon since 2015 & won a CIF Open division championship with the team in 2018. In 2018, he joined the coaching staff for the girls volleyball program at La Costa Canyon as well, serving as head freshman coach & a varsity assistant. Chris was an assistant coach for the men's volleyball program at the University of Saint Katherine for the 2017- 2018 season. In 2021, Chris began taught and coached at Torrey Pines high school. In 2023, he earned the Head Women's Volleyball Coaching position at La Costa Canyon, where he also teaches English.

      His teaching and coaching philosophy: Treat each player as an individual and find the best way to convey what information is needed to improve. Effort and willingness to make mistakes will take an athlete very far.

  • Christin Fisher
    • christinfisher@hey.com
    • Christin Fisher

      Christin grew up in Murrieta, CA and played for Viper Volleyball Club. She graduated from Vista Murrieta High School in 2013 and played at PLNU as a four year starting libero. She earned PacWest Libero of the year in 2016 and ended her career top three in all dig record categories.

      Christin graduated from PLNU in 2017 with a degree in Business Management. started coaching at WAVE in 2021. In 2022 she head coached the Novice team and was a Varsity assistant coach for Torrey Pines High School. She is currently a graduate assistant coach at PLNU and pursuing a master’s in Sports Management.

  • Christene Ragudos
    • christeneragudos@gmail.com
    • Christene Ragudos

      Christene joined the WAVE Beach and Indoor staff in 2024! Prior to coaching at WAVE, Christene coached Women's Club Volleyball at Colorado Mesa University as well as youth & indoor clinics in San Diego.

      Originally from Oahu, HI, Christene has been playing volleyball since she was 13 years old. She played club volleyball for Kamali'i and was coached by Robyn Ah-Mow Santos. Christene played 2 years on the Colorado Mesa Women's club team and then walked on to the NCAA Division 2 roster for the remainder of her college career.

      She encourages hard work and is also an advocate for having fun and doing what you love most!

  • Cody Rose
    • CODYL.ROSE5@GMAIL.COM
    • Cody Rose

      Originally from Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cody attended Northern Kentucky University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2017.

      Previously a head coach at Tri-State Elite Volleyball Club in Cincinnati, Ohio from 2014-2021. In his last three seasons at TSE, his teams amassed 139 wins to only 47 losses. Tournament wins include 1st place and 6-0 at the 2021 JVA Summerfest in 15 Premier, 1st place and 9-0 at the 2019 JVA World Challenge in 17 Premier, 1st place and 7-0 at the 2019 Ultra Ankle Bluegrass Tournament in 17 Premier, 1st place and 5-0 at the 2019 JVA Buckeye Battle in 17 open. In 2018, his 16-2 team finished their season placing 3rd at the AAU Girls' Junior National Championships in 16 Premier.

      Cody's coaching philosophy is to provide a balance of optimal performance, experience, and development to student-athletes. Quality sport participation involves the thrill of optimal performance, the satisfaction of an optimal experience that has great meaning in one's life, and the feeling of accomplishment through the development of skills.

      His values include - accountability, communication, and effort.
      Accountability: accept responsibility for your actions, treat others with respect, and be on time.
      Communication: every player should communicate on every play, throughout the play.
      Effort: we will practice and play with relentless effort and every player will go for every ball, every time.

      In August 2021, he moved to San Diego for work, where he is able to continue his love of volleyball, whether it be coaching or playing indoor/beach.

  • Cole Gillis
    • gillisc@uci.edu
    • Cole Gillis

      Cole was a standout outside hitter for the UC Irvine Men’s Volleyball Team. Prior to his collegiate career, he played at Mountain View Volleyball Club and Branham High School in San Jose, California. Cole also coached for one year at Mountain View Volleyball Club.

      When it comes to coaching, Cole looks to instill determination, resilience, and competitiveness in his athletes. He wants his athletes to love the sport of volleyball and have a drive to improve.

      When he isn’t coaching or playing, you can find Cole at the beach!

  • Cory Gove
    • cgove87@icloud.com
    • Cory Gove

      Cory joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2024!

      Cory has been coaching volleyball for 15+ years. He has coached volleyball at the following level: NCAA Division 2, Youth Club, and the Mexico Junior National Team. He also spent 2 years playing professionally in Taiwan.

      Cory's coaching philosophy is to train to win, but also make sure his players are having fun.

  • Dani Mason
    • danimason10@gmail.com
    • Dani Mason

      Dani joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! As a former D1 collegiate volleyball player at UCSD, she received opportunities to coach various clinics. "Each time I coached, I felt how special it was to help players develop." While she loved playing, she is so excited to continue sharing her knowledge and experiences with young athletes.

      "I have found that the best coaches are those who are genuinely investing in the growth of each and every player. Each athlete plays a role on their team, so being able to cultivate their skills as well as develop their leadership abilities is crucial for both producing successful teams and outstanding individuals on and off the court."

  • Dave Johnson
    • dcjohnson418@gmail.com
    • Dave Johnson

      Coaching at WAVE only since 2016, David is no stranger to club volleyball. David has been coaching boys and girls club volleyball for over 30 years in both Northern and Southern California. Originally born in San Francisco, David played college volleyball at George Mason University and then transferred to UC Davis to finish his playing career.

      After his playing career, David found his passion for coaching and continued to coach the UC Davis Men’s team for 3 years after he finished playing. After two season’s assisting with the women’s team at Sacramento State University, David spent 4 months with the USA Women’s National Team, helping them qualify for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. From 1999-01, he was lucky to find himself coaching the Stanford University Women’s Volleyball team, helping lead them to a 2001 National Championship win over Long Beach State played here in San Diego. David spent the next 9 years at University of the Pacific working as both an assistant and head coach for the women’s team.

      Since his move to San Diego in 2010, David has coached boys and girls teams all over North County. HIs boys teams have never finished never finished lower than 12th in the Open Division at JO’s, including a double qualification and 2nd place finish at the SCVA Boys Classic in 2013. Coaching a variety of different age groups on the girls' side from 15s to 18s, his teams have always qualified for JOs and this past year his 18s team qualified in 3 different divisions. A recent assistant coach at LCC with Rachel Morris for the past two years, he has helped that team reach the finals of CIF in the Southern Section. Currently David has recently been named as the Head Coach at MiraCosta College for both indoor and outdoor.

      David and his wife, Kristy, live in Encinitas with their two children, Riley and James. David also works at The Army and Navy Academy as the assistant director of recreation.

      David coaching style is upbeat, positive, and full of constant feedback. The goal is to provide his players with an idea of what practices are like playing in college, by making them think for themselves, and making them accountable to themselves and each other. David really focuses on the team aspect, and his players really respond to his style.

      PERSONAL ACCOLADES:
      2 time US Olympic Festival Participant

      COACHING ACCOLADES:
      Over 12 years as a Division I college coach
      2001 NCAA National Championship Assistant Coach
      Coached two NCAA National Player’s of the Year; Logan Tom, Ogonna Nnamani
      Coached Olympic Team Members
      Coached over 15 NCAA All-Americans
      Recruited and sent over 40 players on play in college

  • Devin Van Siclen
    • dvsvansiclen@gmail.com
    • Devin Van Siclen

      Devin started playing volleyball at Carlsbad High School and hasn't stopped since. He continued on to compete for the University of Oregon club volleyball team where he won Most Outstanding Player in the PIVA league during his Junior year. Devin was a team captain at the University of Oregon for two years before coming back to Southern California and joining the WAVE Beach staff.

      Devin believes it is important for players to have a love for the game. He believes that at all ages, fundamentals are incredibly important, but they won’t matter if the players can't find joy in what they're doing. Each practice is an opportunity to learn more about the game and to let loose and play for a couple hours.

      Though beach volleyball is his favorite sport, Devin also enjoys playing basketball, baseball, soccer and spikeball. He is striving towards a professional volleyball career but thinks it is important to play many sports for enjoyment and to constantly improve hand-eye coordination.

      Since returning to Southern California he spends most of his free time at the beach playing volleyball. He is currently competing in CBVA and AVP events with other coaches and friends.

  • Dianne DeNecochea
    • ddenecochea@gmail.com
    • Dianne DeNecochea

      Dianne grew up in Michigan on a lake ice skating, playing hockey, football, softball, boating, skiing, and fishing. She was the first female athlete from her county to receive a full scholarship in any sport. She played college volleyball at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. At 6'4", she was a starting middle blocker as a freshman, then switched to outside hitter her sophomore year becoming Co-Captain, Team MVP, and named 1st Team All-SEC Conference her junior and senior years. Dianne was inducted into the Tennessee Lady Vol Hall of Fame in 2007. After graduating with a B.S. in Marketing, Dianne went on to play several years professionally indoor. In 1989-1992 she played in Portland and Minneapolis US pro leagues. From 1992-1994 Dianne played pro indoor in Switzerland, then returned to the US to compete on the 4-Person Pro Beach Tour from 1994-1997 where she was Surprise Player of the Year in 1996 and her team won the League Championship in 1996 and 1997. She returned overseas and played a season in Belgium and then a season in Italy. Dianne began playing full time on the AVP Pro Beach Tour in 2000 after she had her first daughter, Avalon, and became one of the top 10 players in the US. She took a season off in 2004, when her daughter Devon was born, then continued playing AVP pro beach, consistently finishing in the top 8 overall with 2 tournament wins, 8 second place finishes, and 29 third-place finishes. Dianne also played on the FIVB World Tour, finishing her career with 2 bronze medals internationally. She retired from full-time competition in 2012.

      Dianne still plays beach volleyball for fun. She enjoys exercising, walking her family dog, Amber, and spending time with family and friends. She is also a college volleyball recruiting advisor and enjoys helping young players fulfill their dreams of playing volleyball in college.

      Dianne enjoys coaching young players and teaching them the fundamentals and nuances of the game. She wants the players on her teams to finish the season with a love for the sport of volleyball and to truly understand what it means to be a great teammate. She believes that discipline, physical and mental strength, strong work ethic, and working together in a team atmosphere are so important in volleyball. Also, showing you care about others around you (your coaches and teammates) and that all of this transfers directly to life as a whole. She believes every player on the team has a role and it can be fluid, always progressing and developing and that all players are needed and counted on for the team's success.

      Dianne coached Varsity in 2011 and JV volleyball in 2014 at University City HS in San Diego. She has been coaching club volleyball at the 11-14s age groups from 2011 until the present, with her time at WAVE beginning in 2019.

  • Emily Anderson
    • emilyands2@gmail.com
    • Emily Anderson

      Emily joined the WAVE Beach coaching staff in 2024!

      Emily, a Las Vegas native, played collegiate beach volleyball at both Arizona State (3 years) and Loyola Marymount University (2 years). Prior to coaching at WAVE, she coached at Notre Dame Preparatory Academy. She teaches the fundamentals through the lens of athlete led discovery, resulting in self-confidence, problem solving, and game time decision making. Emily prioritizes communication between athlete and coach to further the player's understanding and purpose of drills.

      Fun Fact: Emily is a lefty and has lived in Hawaii.

  • Emily McDaniel
    • emcdaniel@ucsd.edu
    • Emily McDaniel

      Emily joined the WAVE team in 2023! She is currently on the women's volleyball team at UCSD!

      Prior to UCSD and WAVE, Emily played at Momentous Volleyball Club & Unity Volleyball Club in Orange County. She has coached ages 11-15 at NOC Volleyball Club &I DIME VBC.

      Her coaching philosophy is to enjoy the balance between fun and hard work. She believes this is crucial to succeed and learn while still loving the sport. She wants everyone to enjoy these memories with a group of their best friends.

  • Evan Barry
    • evanrbarry@gmail.com
    • Evan Barry

      Evan is a local North County resident. He grew up playing at Seaside Volleyball Club and Torrey Pines High School in San Diego where he was selected as CIF player of the year. He continued on to play at Stanford University where he was an NCAA National Champion, AVCA Second-Team All-American, and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient. In his senior season, he led the nation in assists per set (12.04) and is No. 2 in Stanford career assists per set in the rally-scoring era (11.41).

      After college, Evan played professionally in Europe for two seasons before finishing his master's in Management Science and Engineering and starting his career in tech startups.

      Evan has played beach volleyball his entire life, earning 5th at the FIVB Junior World Beach Volleyball Championships in Alanya, Turkey in 2010. He can be found still playing today around the beaches of Del Mar and Encinitas. He lives in Del Mar with his wife, Belinda, who also played volleyball at Torrey Pines.

      As a coach, Evan has been on and off at WAVE since 2013 and has also coached a club team at Academy Volleyball Club in Palo Alto, CA. He brings a cool and collected feel to the court and has a keen awareness of the game that he is able to share with his players.

  • Evan Marks
    • evancmarks@gmail.com
    • Evan Marks

      Evan joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2024! Evan, a San Diego native, played at Sage Creek High School from 2015-2019. After high school, he played 4 years on the UC Irvine club team. He currently plays on the San Diego WAVE VLA team.

      Evan's coaching experience includes:
      Youth Basketball Coach, Calavera Recreation
      Girls & Boys Volleyball Coach, Sage Creek High School

      "I like to provide my players with the fundamentals and allow them to grow. I like to let them figure things out on their own, but step in when needed. I believe in supporting my players and providing a safe and productive environment for them to become the best players they can. I expect my players to show up early and be prepared to start practice on time and give 110% effort throughout the course of the practice, game, tournament, etc."

  • Felix Chu
    • felix.chu@cox.net
    • Felix Chu

      Born and raised in San Diego, Felix didn’t start playing volleyball until his sophomore year of high school. Even though he got the bug late, he has made up for it by being involved in every aspect of the sport since that late start – as a player, coach, referee, and CIF representative.

      Felix played for Patrick Henry High School and was a 3-year varsity letterman, eventually becoming a 2-year captain for the team and earning Eastern League co-player of the year and All-CIF Division 2 honors his senior year. His juniors club playing experience consisted of stints at both Seaside Volleyball Club and East Valley Volleyball Club, with 2 trips to the Junior National Volleyball Championships (JO’s) in the process. He continued his playing career at the University of California, Berkeley on their men’s club team for his freshman year at Cal.

      Having coached the JV team on an interim basis while at Patrick Henry, Felix continued his coaching career while up in the Bay Area attending Cal. He served as the Varsity Asst. Coach and JV Head Coach for the Head-Royce School (98-00) as well as the Girls’ Varsity Head Coach at Piedmont High School (2000), taking the Piedmont team to the CIF Northern Coast Section playoffs in his only year there. On the club side of things, he coached a 16-1 team at Academy Volleyball Club for three seasons (99-01) and helped coach at the Golden Bear Volleyball Club on campus. After finishing school at Berkeley, Felix returned home to San Diego in 2001 and continued coaching by taking over the program at his alma mater, Patrick Henry High School. He compiled a 214-121 record over 7 seasons coaching both the boys and girls varsity teams as the head coach at Henry and made the CIF Section playoffs every single year during his tenure.

      In 2009, with a desire to spend more time with his family and young children, Felix took a break from coaching and began his officiating career. Moving quickly up through the ranks of volleyball officials, Felix served as the “head-ref” and Instructional Chair/Rules Interpreter for the San Diego Federation Volleyball Officials Association from 2012-2016.
      Having previously served on the CIF San Diego Section Advisory Committee as well as the CIF State Advisory Committee during his coaching tenure, Felix has served as the Power Rankings Coordinator since the inception of the Power Rankings system in the CIF San Diego section in 2014. He also now serves as the Championship Tournament Director for both girls and boys volleyball for the CIF San Diego section office managing both the Power Rankings used to seed the playoff brackets, running the section playoffs/finals as well as advising the CIF section office on volleyball policies and issues.

      Felix met his wife, Lily, at Cal and together they have 4 children. The 3 older kids all play volleyball and have allowed Felix to expand his coaching experience to the “littles”. He now can include 10U (7-10 year olds), 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U into his coaching resume and has had success coaching these age groups in the PVL and at Nationals in the Open Division.

      Felix's coaching philosophy is influenced by John Wooden and "Extreme Ownership" mixed in with "Grit" and "Chop Wood Carry Water" - essentially it focuses on preparation, effort, accountability and commitment to everything within your control.

      Fun fact - Felix is working on the new Terminal 1 project at the San Diego Airport!

  • Garrett Bucklin
    • gbucklin729@@gmail.com
    • Garrett Bucklin

      Garrett has coached volleyball for 10+ years, on both the sand and indoors. His coaching philosophy is to get better while still having fun.

      Coach Garrett currently competes in AVP qualifiers and loves to practices and coach at WAVE.

  • Gino Gamboa
    • ggsportperformance@gmail.com
    • Gino Gamboa

      Gino joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2021! He is currently the Head Men's Volleyball Coach at Miramar College. Prior to Miramar, he was the Girl’s JV Head Coach at Cathedral Catholic HS. As a coach Gino has worked with several clubs in both the SCVA and NCVA. He played his collegiate career at UC Santa Cruz (2013-2018) and then went overseas to play in the UK while earning his M.S. in Exercise Physiology. Gino’s professional volleyball career took him to Denmark then back to the states where he currently plays for the Las Vegas Ramblers.

      Gino is an experienced sports performance coach. He works with athletes from youth to the professional level across several sports, specializing in volleyball. Gino’s goal is to use his experiences as a player, volleyball and sport performance coach to help his players improve and support in reaching whatever goals they set for themselves.

      During his free time Gino enjoys training, video games, the beach and hanging out with his dog Luna.

  • Grace Nelson
    • gracenelson033@gmail.com
    • Grace Nelson

      Grace joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Grace played for Nebraska Elite Volleyball Club where she won a 16Open AAU National Championship. She played collegiately at Ball State and Creighton where she earned her degree in Elementary Education.

      Prior to WAVE, she coached at Nebraska Elite Volleyball Club and Westside High School in Omaha. She has a strong passion for the game and believes the mental side of volleyball is crucial for long term success.

  • Hannah Henry
    • hannah.henry11@gmail.com
    • Hannah Henry

      Hannah is an Encinitas native who attended La Costa Canyon high school where she was a CIF Division I runner-up and Maverick of the year her senior year. She is a WAVE volleyball alumni who played for Jon Scott, Trevor Olson and Marie Zidek.

      After high school, she attended The University of Louisiana from '15-'19 where she played Division I volleyball for 4 years as a setter and defensive specialist. She was Ragin Cajun of the year her freshman year and placed 3rd overall in the
      conference tournament her junior year. She graduated with a degree in Sports Management and immediately got her master's degree in Sports Administration at Arkansas State the following year.

      Hannah went on to be a volunteer assistant for DePaul University Volleyball in the 2019 season. She coached Division I volleyball in the Big East under Marie Zidek, former USD assistant. She helped lead the Blue Demons to their best seasons since joining the conference.

      Hannah was the freshman head coach and varsity assistant at La Costa Canyon High school for the 2021 season leading the Mavericks finished 2nd in the San Diego county. She is currently working for The Art of Coaching under former Olympic coach Terry Liskevych.

      Hannah's coaching philosophy is to first and foremost be a great teammate. She wants her players to not only excel as volleyball players but as humans as well.
      Giving a 100% effort, hustling everywhere and getting 1% better every day are a few qualities that are important to her. She believes that teamwork, competitiveness, and grit are important aspects of a winning team.

      Outside of volleyball, you can find Hannah playing beach volleyball, skateboarding, dancing, taking photos and traveling.

  • Hayden Adelman
    • hadelman99@gmail.com
    • Hayden Adelman

      Hayden joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! Prior to WAVE, he played at Sportime VBC and LIVBC. As a player he received bids to nationals in 15U and 16U. He coached for 2 years at Sportime VBC for boys and girls teams of all ages.

      Fun Facts: Hayden is from Long Island, New York and currently working with the San Diego State women's volleyball team!

  • Haylee Stoner
    • haylee.stoner18@gmail.com
    • Haylee Stoner

      Haylee joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! She is a WAVE alum and currently plays at University of San Diego!

      Prior to coaching at WAVE, Haylee coached at La Jolla Volleyball Club. We are so excited to have her back in the tent!

  • Hunter Howell
    • hahowell3@gmail.com
    • Hunter Howell

      Coach Hunter joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023!

      Hunter started coaching in 2016 at Seaside Volleyball Club during the summers he was back from college. Hunter began coaching various age groups and skill levels through camps during his early years of coaching. Once he graduated, Hunter shifted toward the 17s and 18s teams to help with defensive and offensive scheming and technical work.

      Hunter signed a contract to play overseas at Durham University in the United Kingdom while receiving his master's in marketing. While there, Hunter coached the University B team, tasked to teach fundamentals centered on player development and enjoyment. Hunter then moved to Orange County and saw the opportunity to become a floater coach helping boys' and girls' teams at Tstreet Volleyball Club.

      Hunter played his college ball at Concordia University, Irvine, where he was a 4-year starter. Accomplishments across his college career include being the school record leader in total blocks, solo blocks, block assists, sets played, and matches played. Hunter was also an NCAA All-American, 2x MPSF All-Conference, 2x NCAA Academic All-American, 2x MPSF All-Academic selection, and the 2019 Concordia University, Irvine Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

      Hunter appreciates the amazing opportunities that volleyball has given him but understands that it came from hard work, on and off the court. Hunter believes the mental game of volleyball is even more critical than the physical and that training correctly will give you the best opportunity to produce results.

  • Jacqueline Quade
    • jacqueline.a.quade@gmail.com
    • Jacqueline Quade

      Jacqueline joined the WAVE Beach coaching staff in 2023! Prior to WAVE, she coached at Unity VBC in Orange County.

      She played collegiate indoor volleyball at the University of Illinois (2016-2019), receiving All-America Honors twice. She then transferred to UCLA to pursue beach volleyball (2020-2021), earning a National Championship in 2021.

      Jacqueline played professionally for 1 year in Dresden, Germany before returning to the United States!

      Jacqueline's Coaching philosophy: Volleyball is a game, but it's most fun when you're focused, disciplined, and set yourself up to win. Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone by trying new things, playing against and with players who are better than you is the only way to improve and get to the next level.

  • Jaalyn Sotoa-Stuebing
    • jaalynmua03@gmail.com
    • Jaalyn Sotoa-Stuebing

      Jaalyn joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023!

      In addition to WAVE, she coaches at Cathedral Catholic High School where she graduate from! She played collegiately at Fresno Pacific, and MiraMar College under Coach Nancy Ros.

      Jaalyn's Coaching Philosophy: Volleyball teaches more than how to win and lose. Jaalyn helps the girls develop skills and extract lessons that can carry them through life beyond the sport. Teamwork, integrity, and resiliency are among the skills they can learn, and she implements these using three non-negotiables: respect, accountability, and communication. Her goal is to help her players recognize their individual strengths, how they can best contribute those strengths, and guide them to being the best version of themselves.

      In her free time, she enjoys eating noodles, listening to music, and singing!

  • Jasper Neale
    • jasperneale34@gmail.com
    • Jasper Neale

      Jasper joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023!

      Jasper started his volleyball career in the summer between 8th and 9th grade at WAVE participating in a “mini-season”. By that fall, Jasper had already fallen in love with volleyball, while making the top club team at WAVE. Jasper played for four years at WAVE, highlighted by achieving a notable top 5 finish in the open division at nationals. He was also selected to represent USA Volleyball in international competition, playing for the SCVA Youth National Team at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in 2018. Jasper’s team earned a silver medal while competing against teams from countries such as Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, and The Dominican Republic.

      Most importantly, Jasper is a proud alumni of SDA, having graduated in the class of 2019. As a student at San Dieguito High School Academy, he played volleyball for all four years of high school, highlighted by a CIF D3 Championship and a CIF D2 2nd place finish. He was also selected as team captain, MVP, and earned multiple all league first teams. Jasper takes the most pride in helping the team make the transition from division III to division I, while trying to earn respect for SDA Boys Volleyball and SDA Athletics in general. He now coaches at SDA for both the girls and boys teams.

      Jasper then earned a volleyball scholarship to play for and study at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. At UofT, he is pursuing studies in Evolutionary Biology, Geoscience, and Data Science. As a player, Jasper made a significant impact in his freshman season, being selected as a member of the OUA All-Conference Rookie Team, OUA All-Conference Second Team All-Star and nominated for the University of Toronto male rookie athlete of the year. His team qualified for its first national championship tournament in 20 years, and won its first OUA medal in 2 decades. Jasper considers his greatest volleyball accomplishment being his appointment as team captain in his second season, where he guided the team to a second consecutive qualification for nationals and a conference silver medal.

      Apart from his passion for volleyball, Jasper enjoys a diverse range of interests, including fishing, golfing, cooking, photography, ceramics, and an appreciation for outdoor activities. As a coach, his goal is to provide both technical adjustments for players’ individual skill sets, while encouraging a constant 110% effort and positive attitude for players both on and off the court.

  • Jaye Loyd
    • jayeloyd@gmail.com
    • Jaye Loyd

      Jaye Loyd is the Associate Head Coach for the UC San Diego Women's volleyball program .

      Loyd joined the Tritons following two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While with the 49ers, Loyd coordinated all domestic and international recruiting efforts and provided on-court training of setters, passers and defenders.

      Prior to UNC Charlotte, Loyd spent several years at Tulane University in New Orleans. An assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, she helped lead the Green Wave to an impressive 28-4 mark during her first year. Over her time with the indoor program, Tulane produced two All-Americans and three All-Conference USA First Team selections, as well as a league Setter of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

      From 2011-13, Loyd served as the Director of Volleyball Operations as well as an assistant coach with Tulane's sand team, which boasted a No. 10 national ranking in 2013. As the Interim Head Sand Volleyball Coach in 2012, she led the program to its first-ever victory.

      Loyd was an assistant coach at Nicholls State University in Louisiana for the 2010 season, where she designed and implemented a strength and conditioning program. The Colonels led the Southland Conference and ranked 20th nationally in digs per set.

      She was the High Performance Coach for the USA Volleyball Delta Region team in Arkansas and has also been the head coach for Louisiana club squads NOLA and Cajun Wave.

      A defensive specialist and setter, Loyd played four years of collegiate volleyball, the first three at the University of Tennessee. She helped lead the Volunteers to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2008 and was an SEC Scholar-Athlete.

      Loyd completed her college career in 2009 at Tulane. The Green Wave qualified for the NCAA Tournament that season.

      Loyd earned a bachelor's degree in English from Tennessee in 2010 and a master's in professional studies from Tulane in 2013.

      A native of Stockton, Calif., Loyd graduated from St. Mary's High School.
      (taken from the UCSD Website)

  • Jed Stotsenberg
    • jed@wavevb.com
    • Jed Stotsenberg

      Jed joined WAVE in 2007 and served as the Boys' Associate Director from 2009-2023, making significant contributions to the organization's success. With an extensive coaching career in San Diego since 1996, Jed has coached at various levels, including high school, club, beach, college, and professional arenas.

      In addition to his role at WAVE, Jed has been the Assistant Director of Athletics at Pacific Ridge School since 2017. In this capacity, he leads middle school athletics and coaches volleyball in both the middle and upper schools, showcasing exceptional leadership skills and a commitment to fostering athletic excellence.

      Jed's coaching career is adorned with numerous accolades and achievements, reflecting his exceptional abilities in developing successful teams. Notably, in high school, he has won multiple League Championships with Pacific Ridge and contributed to the success of La Costa Canyon Boys Volleyball with three CIF Championships. While with WAVE, he earned the 2021 BJNC 18 Open Bronze Medal and was honored as the 2020 American Volleyball Coaches Association Boys Club Coach of the Year. Additionally, he secured the 2019 16 Boys Gold Medal at the Florida Fest and the 2016 BJNC 16 Club Gold Medal.

      During his tenure as the head coach for the San Diego City College Men's Volleyball team, Jed enabled them to achieve their best seasons to date.

      Jed has also had the opportunity to coach on the men's and women's side of the AVP, with a notable highlight of coaching Matt Olson and Kevin Wong in the finals of the AVP Manhattan Beach Open.

      Before dedicating himself to coaching, Jed pursued his own athletic career as a player. He earned degree in Business Marketing from San Diego State University, where he also played NCAA Division 1 volleyball before the program was discontinued. After graduating, he signed professional contracts with Division 1 VC Bottrop 90 in Germany as a Libero and with Nati League A Kanti Baden in Switzerland as a Setter.

      Jed and his wife Kristen have two sons, Noa and Micah.

  • Joey Uhl
    • joeyuhl333@gmail.com
    • Joey Uhl

      Joey joined the WAVE staff in 2022! In addition to coaching at WAVE, he is freshman coach at Sage Creek High School (2019-present).

      He began his volleyball journey as a freshman in high school and continues through college (University of Saint Katherine).

      Throughout his athletic career, volleyball has led him to valuable opportunities and friendships that he will never forget.

  • Jolie Rasmussen
    • jolie9razzy@gmail.com
    • Jolie Rasmussen

      Jolie joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2024!

      Jolie has been playing volleyball since 2006 and had a standout collegiate career at the University of Hawaii and the University of Oregon. Her achievements include: AVCA Player of the Week, multiple PAC12 All-Conference mentions, and Under Armor All-American senior year at Canyon Crest Academy.

      Beyond her accolades, Jolie's love for volleyball shines through her commitment to nurturing the next generation of volleyball players. Her coaching philosophy is rooted in a love for the game and a focus on building fundamental skills. Everyone deserves a change to play volleyball and learn to love it.

  • Jon Girten
    • coachgirt@gmail.com
    • Jon Girten

      Started coaching in 2007 at Mt Carmel HS. Coached JV and Assisted Varsity until 2014, Varsity from 2014-2018. Won Division 1 CIF twice, Open Division Runner-Up once, 3x League Champ and MCHS Coach of the Year during those 4 years.
      Jon coached at Seaside VBC for 10 years. While there, he led his teams to 2 Holiday Classic Medals in Open Division and 1 SCVA Invitational Medal in Open & a bronze medal in the 2017 17 Open BJNC. In his first year with WAVE, helped lead the 17-1 team to a 3rd place finish at the SoCal Cup Invitational as well as 5th at the SoCal Cup Showcase. He has been an Assistant Coach at UC San Diego since 2017.

      Knowing that each team and year is different, he will adjusts his style/philosophy depending on what will benefit his athletes the most. No matter the year, though he works to instill togetherness and competitiveness, while fostering a leadership mindset amongst his athletes.

      As a player himself, he played at Mt Carmel HS where he lettered in 2 years varsity, earning 2 CIF Championships, 2 League Championships, & D2 Player of the Year in 2004. He continued on to play at Palomar College for 2 years, earning 2-Time All-Conference, 1-Time All-State, 1 Conference Championship and 1 State Runner-Up (with Coach Rubacky!)

      When he's not coaching, he enjoys hiking in the surrounding mountains whenever he can or doing other outdoor activities to stay fit.

  • Jonathan Scott
    • jonathandavidscott@hotmail.com
    • Jonathan Scott

      Jon returned to the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! He is currently the Head Volleyball Coach at Point Loma Nazarene.

      Scott grew up in the LA area and was recruited to play at CSU Northridge. An injury ended his collegiate playing career, and he transferred to Long Beach State where he earned a BA with a double major in political science and religious studies. He also has a Masters in Ministry from Point Loma.

      Continuing his love for the game, Scott entered the coaching ranks, taking a position at USC with both the men’s and women’s programs. During Scott’s tenure at USC, he made it to the NCAA final four three times. The men were runners-up in the 2009 NCAA championships, in 2010 the Women of Troy reached the Final Four, and the men reached the Final Four again in 2011. At the club level Scott has had multiple top-10 finishes at the USA Junior National Championships. He also volunteered with the USA women’s national team during much of the 2009-2012 quadrennial.

      Scott and his wife Jamie reside in Ocean Beach, with their two daughters Zoe and Reagan.

  • Jorge Collazo
    • jorgevolleyball4@gmail.com
    • Jorge Collazo

      Jorge joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2024! In addition to coaching at WAVE he is an Assistant Coach for the UCSD Men's Volleyball Team.

      Prior to his San Diego coaching roles, his coaching experience includes:
      - Men's Graduate Assistant & Assistant Coach at Lincoln Memorial University (2021-2022) - He was a part of the first ever independent program in NCAA D1-D2 to make into the national AVCA Top 15 Poll at #15 for multiple weeks
      - Men's & Women's Assistant Coach at McKendree University (2022-2023) - Men's team was the first seventh seed ever to defeat the 2nd seed in the MIVA conference tournament
      - Head coach at High Performance St. Louis Volleyball Club for the HPSTL 18-1 Royal team for the 2022 and 2023 season. In 2022, achieved a Top 10 finish at the AAU Open national championships finishing in at 9th place overall.

      Jorge also played collegiately at McKendree University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Pre-Professional Biology. He earned his Master's Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Policy from Lincoln Memorial University.

      We are so excited to have him join the WAVE staff!

  • Jose Munoz
    • jmunoz2286@yahoo.com
    • Jose Munoz

      Coach Jose joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! He has been a head volleyball coach for 15+ years and has helped jump-start young programs in North County, San Diego. The programs he has helped develop include the Escondido Palomar YMCA, Escondido Charter High School, Classical Academy High School, and most recently, San Marcos High School. He has been the Junior Varsity volleyball Coach for the past 5 years for San Marcos High School.

      Jose is known for the camaraderie he builds within his team. He brings a ton of energy and creative approaches to learning the game! A couple of things to expect would be receiving a ton of technical feedback and having the best team bonding experiences this far in your volleyball career.

  • Julia Kallen
    • juliakallen2018@gmail.com
    • Julia Kallen

      WAVE welcomed Julia to the coaching staff in 2023! Julia, a WAVE Alum, played collegiately at Fairfield University! Following college, she played on a semi professional indoor team in Spain while she was teaching English as a foreign language.

      She believes there will always be teaching, learning, and growing moments for both athletes and coaches. Sports build athletes' character, confidence, ability to work with others, and give them a sense of purpose and accomplishment when competing. "My role is to challenge our athletes to be 1% better each day while supporting them 100% through their journey."

      In her free time she likes to do yoga, hike, read, travel, and play beach volleyball.

  • Juliana Conn
    • julianaevens@yahoo.com
    • Juliana Conn

      Juliana originally hails from Brazil where she played two years on the youth National Team. In 1999 she was recruited, and given a full scholarship at Columbia College, Missouri. During her two years there she was a runner-up and also won the NAIA National Championship. She was elected first team All-American both years. The University of Missouri then recruited Juliana to shore-up their defensive game, and also to bring her fiery energy and leadership to their program. While at Mizzou, she was elected Big 12 Defensive Specialist of the Year in 2003, before finishing her degree in International Business and International Studies.

      After leaving school, Juliana spent 5 years playing Beach Volleyball in the AVP where she consistently placed among the top 20. In 2009 she won the U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball, and continues to play recreationally with other past AVP players. She has been coaching at Wave since 2013, and is the Head Volleyball Coach at Cathedral Catholic High School in Del Mar.

      She has coached numerous teams from 12U-18U at WAVE. She has qualified all of her teams for GJNC in the Open Division, with numerous top 5 finishes. In 2023, her team won the 18 Open Championships at GJNC, ranking them the #1 team in the country.

      She brings a tremendous amount of passion, tenacity, and competitiveness to the sport in which she hopes to help instill in the students she coaches.

      Juliana currently lives in San Diego with her daughters Maya and Hazel, and husband Brian! She has completed a full Ironman and few half Ironmans.

  • Justin Yates
    • jyates101010@gmail.com
    • Justin Yates

      Justin is a WAVE alum and joined the coaching staff in 2023! He attended Sage Creek High School and continued on the play for Fort Valley State University.

      His coaching philosophy is that every player should develop all volleyball skills and have the confidence that if needed, they could step into any position and be competitive.

      Fun facts: During his 18s season at WAVE, his team placed 3rd at Nationals, and he's gone sky diving.

  • Kaja Sandberg
    • kajasandberg6@gmail.com
    • Kaja Sandberg

      Kaja grew up in Mesa, AZ where she played at Desert Ridge High school and club for Arizona Storm. She attended San Diego State University where she played all four seasons as a middle blocker/ right side, graduating in 3 1/2 years with a degree in sociology.

      SAN DIEGO STATE Highlights . . .
      Appeared in 27 matches at middle blocker starting on 25 occasions ... Tied her career high with 15 kills vs. Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 7 ... Equaled her career best of eight total blocks vs. Villanova on Sept. 6 ... Recorded at least one block in every match she played ... Led the team with an average of 0.99 blocks per set ... Had a season-high .591 hitting percentage (15-2-22) against Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 7) ... Tied her career high with 17.0 points in that match ... Second-best attack percentage was ,524 (12-1-21) vs. San Jose State on Nov. 13 ... Was named the Mountain West Player of the Week honors on Nov. 17 for her performance in home matches vs. San Jose State (Nov. 13) and Nevada (Nov. 15) ... Over those two matches she averaged 2.78 kills and 1.22 blocks per set while recording a .500 attack percentage ... Finished with a hitting percentage of .312 or higher in 12 matches.

      HIGH SCHOOL
      Won a pair of varsity letters as a volleyball player at Desert Ridge High school in Mesa, Ariz. ... Earned honorable mention Division I all-state honors the past two seasons while playing at Desert Ridge HS as an outside hitter ... Averaged 2.1 kills and 1.1 blocks per game as a prep senior along with a .446 hitting percentage ... During her junior year posted averages of 2.3 kills, 0.9 blocks and a .462 attack percentage ... Named to the 5A-I East Valley (all-region) team in both 2010 and 2011 ... Set school records for blocks in a career (201), season (107) and match (9) in her two years as a varsity athlete ... Was named to a pair of all-tournament teams in 2011. She holds records for most blocks in a season, most blocks in a game, and most blocks in a career.

      CLUB
      Played club volleyball for the Arizona Storm 18 Thunder during the 2011-12 season

      PERSONAL
      Kaja Helena Sandberg was born Jan. 28, 1994, in Pittsburgh, Penn. ... Daughter of Erlend and Margaret Sandberg ... Outside of coaching Kaja enjoys going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Kamryn Petit
    • kamrynpetit@icloud.com
    • Kamryn Petit

      WAVE welcomed Kamryn during the 2022 season! Prior to WAVE, she coached girls JV at Pacific Christian High School & HBC Volleyball Club where she also played club. She played at Marina High School before graduating to Orange Coast College. She is now on the women's club team at SDSU.

      Kamryn's coaching philosophy is to go above and beyond during practice so that athletes can become the best players they can be.

      Fun fact: She likes chocolate ice cream flavors better than fruity flavors.

  • Kara Hanes
    • akhanes@san.rr.com
    • Kara Hanes

      Kara began coaching at Pikes Peak Volleyball Club while she was playing on the National Team in Colorado Springs in 1998. In 1999, Kara began coaching club volleyball at San Diego Volleyball Club. She coached there for 20 years and has coached top teams in all age groups. Kara coached one year for Mt. Carmel High School before she began coaching at Rancho Bernarado High School in 2016. In 2017, she led the Rancho Bernardo Broncos to the State Championship in Division IV. As a coach, she focuses on developing her players skills, strengthening team chemistry, and instilling a competitive spirit in her athletes. She has a true passion for volleyball and wants her players to enjoy every moment!

      As a player, Kara played Varsity volleyball for 4 years at Poway High School. She was the MVP of both the Palomar League and CIF for 3 years (1991-1993). She was also First Team Palomar League and CIF in basketball from 1993-1994. Being a 2 sport athlete helped her achieve Poway High School's Female Athlete of the Year in 1992 and in 1993. She was a USA High School All American in 1993 as well as the Paul Mitchell High School Volleyball All-American in 1993. In 1992 and 1993, Kara was a member of the U.S. Junior Elite Volleyball Team. She played her club volleyball career at San Diego Volleyball Club. She made it to the finals of the Volleyball Festival in her 14's and 16's age divisions.

      Kara earned a full ride scholarship to UCLA. She was a 4 year starter at UCLA and played for Andy Banachowski. While at UCLA, Kara made the Pac-10 and Volleyball Magazine All-Freshman Team in 1994. She made the All-Pac 10 honorable mention in 1995 and 1996. Kara was First Team All- Pac 10 in 1997, First Team All-District 8 in 1997, and was a Second Team All-American in 1997. She finished third in most kills at UCLA (1,691), and third nationally in 1997. She also made the Athletic Director's honor roll in 1997 and 1998.

      Professionally, Kara was a United States National Team in 1998 and 1999, and competed in the World University Games in 1997.

      Kara majored in Sociology and specialized in Education. She has her Masters in Education, California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and Single Subject Credentials in both Physical Education and Health Science. Kara has been teaching in Poway Unified School District since 2000. Kara enjoys spending time outdoors, and is an animal lover. She is married to her husband Aaron and they have three kids, Luke, Jenna, and Jake.

  • Kevin Patrick
    • k.ant.pat019@gmail.com
    • Kevin Patrick

      Kevin started up coaching at WAVE in 2022! Prior to coaching a team, he coaches our Boys Miniseason program (2012).

      Coaching Philosophy: Kevin's coaching philosophy consists of developing great fundamental skills along with impeccable character, while cultivating a love for the sport in the process. He believes it is important to show up as a respectful human being on and off the court. He hopes to develop a passion for the game and hard work on the court. Kevin believes the discipline required to develop a strong work ethic on the court translates to a great work ethic off the court. As far as technical skills on the court go, he believes in creating well rounded athletes. Kevin wants his players to be multifaceted volleyball athletes. The goal is that players will have all the tools necessary to be well versed in all the fundamental skills and will have the opportunity to naturally specialize to a position as they grow and mature.

      Playing history includes 4 years at La Costa Canyon, where he won a CIF championship. He also played 4 years at WAVE where he attended 3 USAV Nationals , twice in the open division. Kevin went on to be a founding member of the club volleyball team at CSUSM and played there for a few years.

      When he's not coaching volleyball he enjoys surfing and playing beach volleyball. Some of his favorite waves are D St. and Grandview. He loves moonlight beach and the volleyball community down there. He has also had the privilege of seeing some of the players he's coached go on to great schools to pursue volleyball and academics. But his favorite thing is running into a former player and seeing the great person they have grown into.

  • Kelly McCaddin
    • klmccaddin@gmail.com
    • Kelly McCaddin

      Kelly joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2022! Prior to WAVE, she coached at Metro Volleyball Club in Washington, DC (2016-2022). Kelly played at American University (2011-2015) and CD Iruna in Pampiona, Spain (2015-2016).

      We are so excited to have Kelly join the WAVE team!

  • Kylee Girten
    • teamgirten@gmail.com
    • Kylee Girten

      Kylee has been passionate about volleyball since she started playing at the age of 15, diverging from her athletic path as a softball player. She started playing at San Marcos High School, and quickly grew a love for the game. She continued at Palomar College, winning multiple conference championships and a run at a state title, while earning the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. Kylee transferred to Arizona Christian University on scholarship where she studied both Mathematics and Secondary Education. She finished her playing career earning them a seat in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

      Kylee started coaching in 2008 as a volunteer at her alma mater, and quickly found a new avenue to accumulate more appreciation and experience for the sport. She has coached in multiple states including California, Arizona, and Texas, collecting knowledge wherever she goes. Kylee has coached almost every age division possible, ranging from U-10 to High School Varsity, in both Men’s and Women’s programs. She specializes in 14U and youth player development with a 5th place finish at Boys Junior Nationals in 2017 to show for it. In her first season at Wave, she assisted the 12-1's to their 1st place finish at Colorado Crossroads, and a 5th place finish at Girls Junior National Championships.

      In 2019, Kylee took over the Rancho Bernardo Boys Volleyball Program as the Varsity Head Coach, then moved to Cathedral Catholic Women's Volleyball as the Varsity Assistant Coach to Juliana Evens.

  • Kylie Kvam
    • kylie.kvam@gmail.com
    • Kylie Kvam

      Coach Kylie joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! She honed her skills under the tutelage of beach coaching legend, Jeff Alzina at Santa Clara University, where she served as the graduate assistant for the beach volleyball team for two seasons. She also coached for Mandala Beach Volleyball Club in Los Gatos, CA.

      Before her time at Santa Clara, Kylie made waves of her own on the sand. She played three seasons at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She was a three year starter and captain for the Islanders. Prior to that, she transferred from Cabrillo College, where she played indoor and beach for the Seahawks. She and her beach team left an indelible mark by securing the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship in 2018.

      Kylie is a Marin County native, hailing from the picturesque town of Larkspur and played four years of indoor for Redwood High School. Her volleyball journey first began at the age of 11, where she first fell in love with the sport while playing indoor at Absolute Volleyball Club until she was 18.

      In Kylie's eyes, beach volleyball is an endless realm of learning and growth. She firmly believes that there's no singular 'right way' to play the game; instead, it's all about embracing creativity and relishing the learning journey. For Kylie, the path to improvement and ultimate enjoyment of the sport are intertwined - the more you learn, the more fun you have!

  • Lauren Lee
    • lauren@wavevb.com
    • Lauren Lee

      Born and raised in Texas, Lauren brings years of club experience from playing in the NTR Region for top teams at TAV, Skyline, and Madfrog. Lauren was a 4-year letterman at Coppell High School where she later got recruited and played for both Rice University and San Diego State University. Earning her Masters in Marketing, Lauren also graduated as the 2021 Valedictorian maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA during the course of her academic career.

      Lauren has strong experience training DS/Liberos in both defense and serve receive techniques with her 10 years of experience playing. Currently, she holds school records for both Coppell High School and at San Diego State University while also being selected as a 2017 Under Armor All-American Selection, and the Defensive Player and Most Valuable Player of the Year in 5-6A in Texas.

      Apart from coaching at WAVE, Lauren works as the Head of Marketing for a digital media agency in San Diego. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Oakley and exploring San Diego. She loves hanging out with her friends, working out, doing water sports, and staying active, whether playing indoor or sand volleyball at WAVE. You can probably find her and her fluffy dog!

  • Lizzie Wilson
    • wilson.lizzie16@gmail.com
    • Lizzie Wilson

      Lizzie joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2019! In addition to coaching at WAVE, she also coaches at Westview High School as the Freshman and JV Head Coach.

      Lizzie is a local girl who played for Westview High School for 4 years as well as WAVE. She played collegiately at Boise State & Chico State! She enjoys having fun while also creating an atmosphere where the girls are improving every practice and game. Lizzie believes that creating a positive environment allows the player to succeed without fear of messing up or repercussion.

      Her outgoing manner ensures her players are always having fun while working hard toward achieving their goals.

  • Lucia Wu
    • lxcia.wu@gmail.com
    • Lucia Wu

      Lucia joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! She is a graduate of Canyon Crest High School and current student at UC San Diego where she is studying Cell & Molecular Biology and works as a Lab Assistant. Prior to coaching at WAVE, Lucia coached and played at Coast Volleyball Club.

      In her free time, she enjoys backpacking, skiing, and loves playing beach volleyball.

  • Maricris Enriquez
    • Maricrisqe@gmail.com
    • Maricris Enriquez

      Maricris is a San Diego native and began playing volleyball in 7th grade at Francis Parker. She attended University of San Diego High School (now Cathedral Catholic High School), where she played volleyball, softball and basketball for the Dons. She also played for San Diego Juniors Volleyball Club. During her high school career, she was a three year varsity starter. Maricris was named Second Team All-League her Junior Year, and First Team All-League and MVP her Senior year. She attended Gonzaga University and studied finance and international business. While studying abroad in China, Maricris played for Chongqing University. After college, Maricris moved back to San Diego and worked in sports and medical sales. She also played a lot of beach and indoor volleyball and along with running half marathons.

      Prior to joining Wave in 2019, Maricris coached at San Diego Volleyball Club. She has coached all ages from toddlers all the way to girls and boys 18’s. Maricris has also been coaching at Cathedral Catholic High School since 2016. She loves coaching for her alma mater and enjoys seeing all of the players grow up during their time at CCHS.

      Maricris focuses on developing athletes to make them mentally and physically stronger. She is very discipline, but also knows how to make things fun. She teaches her athletes how to be selfless, which makes them better teammates. Maricris also shows her players how to use every lesson on and off of the court. It is her priority to build confidence in her players and guide them to be a successful student-athletes.

      Maricris is married to her husband, Virgil, a fellow classmate at USDHS, football player at USD and Football Coach at Cathedral Catholic. They have four children, Donovan, Ike, Maxwell and Ava. When Maricris is not in the gym, she spends a lot of time with her family and her two dogs, Daisy and Dempsey. You may also catch her following her favorite basketball team, the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

  • Madison Dueck
    • madison.dueck@gmail.com
    • Madison Dueck

      Madison joined the WAVE Beach Staff in 2023! She played collegiately at Cal Berkeley from 2016-2020. Prior to coaching at WAVE, Madison coached at Santa Cruz Beach Volleyball Club & Aptos High School.

      Aptos High School Girl’s Volleyball Varsity Head Coach (2021 Season)
      • Led the Girl’s Volleyball program which included coaching the varsity team through weekly practice and competition, interviewing, hiring, and managing JV and Freshman coaches, and day to day communication with the Athletic Director
      • Transitioned indoor program to beach program in wake of covid indoor restrictions
      • Collaborated with league coaches, directors, and referees to assemble an inaugural league-wide beach season

      Santa Cruz Beach Volleyball Club - Head Coach (Summers 2015-2021)
      • Coached girls and boys of all skill levels from ages 10-18 in both practice and competition
      • Led high performance training groups of 12 advanced girls (9th and 10 grade) with the goal of taking beginner skills and turning them into advanced skills to be ready for college recruiting (fall and winter 2020-2021)

      Santa Cruz Beach Volleyball Club - “The Beach Club” Lead (Summer 2021)
      • Oversaw and acted as lead head coach for “The Beach Club”, a segment of SCBVC summer training that consisted of weekly camps for intermediate players
      • Managed 2-3 assistant coaches/week, created weekly practice plans and camp schedule, handled all administrative duties

  • Maxwell Enriquez
    • maxwellenri@gmail.com
    • Maxwell Enriquez

      Maxwell joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! He has worked Cathedral Catholic Girls Volleyball Summer Camps from 2018-2020, Co-Founded and coached Pioneers Boys Volleyball Club in North Dakota in 2022-2023. He is currently an assistant coach for Cathedral Catholic High School's Varsity girls team.

      Coaching Philosophy: His coaching philosophy is a combination of different ideas from his own coaches. He strives to create an environment for athletes to learn the sport they're playing and to be able to compete at the highest level they are capable of. Effort is a priority from his athletes and from himself as a coach.

      Playing History: Maxwell started playing volleyball in sixth grade at Seaside Volleyball Club where he spent his entire club career. Along with Seaside he was a part of Cathedral Catholic's Boys Varsity team for three seasons (2017-2019) and even won the CIF Division 1 Championship in 2018. Maxwell continued his volleyball career at the University of Jamestown (ND) from 2019-2023 where he was a part of three GPAC Conference Championships with a top ten nationally ranked team. He earned his Bachelors in Business Administration in the Spring of 2023.

      Fun Facts: He has six people in my immediate and extended family who have also played volleyball at the colligate level. His favorite movie is Fantastic Mr. Fox. His favorite sports teams are the Chargers, Padres, and Lakers.

  • Melissa Strockis
    • adamsmelissa141@gmail.com
    • Melissa Strockis

      Melissa Adams grew up in La Jolla, California playing indoor and beach volleyball…WAVE alumni! In the early years she and her beach partner took 1st place at Doheny, they finished 4th place at CBVA Manahattan Beach their 1st year.

      Adams graduated from Cathedral Catholic High School as a 2-time California State Volleyball Champion, received the coveted CIF Sportsmanship Award, earned The Coach Dick Serrano “Spirit of the Dons” Award and was named to the Union Tribune All-Academic Team. Mel was a 2-sport high school athlete (Volleyball and Water Polo). She was named Varsity Water Polo Most Valuable Defensive Player and made the Union Tribune All Academic Team. Adams earned her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Sociology from Colorado State University. Additionally, she earned her Early Education teaching certificate from UCLA and graduated Suma Cum Laude.

      Melissa began her WAVE coaching career in 2011 and has coached Girls JV VB at Santa Fe Christian High School, Girls Frosh VB at Torrey Pines High School and Girls Varsity VB at Cathedral Catholic High School. Currently, she is coaching Varsity at Torrey Pines High School. She has run and assisted with clinics & camps on the beach and in the tent. Adams LOVES volleyball! She truly lives to share her positive energy with every athlete who crosses her path.

  • Michael Miller
    • miller.michael7@yahoo.com
    • Michael Miller

      Michael grew up in San Diego, learning and playing volleyball at La Jolla High School. In addition to volleyball, Michael spent his time kayaking–being lucky enough to represent Team USA on multiple occasions. Following a rewarding career as an athlete on Team USA and at UC Santa Barbara, Michael invested his time into coaching–first in kayaking then returning to volleyball while studying to be a teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. Now an experienced coach and certified teacher, he’s returning to San Diego. Michael is excited for his next chapter as a coach at WAVE, where he plans to continue learning from amazing coaches and athletes while emphasizing well-rounded development for the athletes he works with.

      Outside of coaching, Michael is a huge outdoors lover, spending his time at the beach, hiking, or playing tennis, usually with one of his six brothers!

  • Mohsani Hoveyda
    • mohsanihoveyda@gmail.com
    • Mohsani Hoveyda

      WAVE welcomed Coach Mohsani in 2022! She previously coached at JC Rockits (Olathe, KS) and Beach Cities Volleyball Club (Manhattan Beach).

      Mohsani's Coaching Philosophy - Hard work always pays off. Volleyball is not only a great way to stay healthy and fit, but also helps children learn teamwork and the value of working hard. Through sports, children gain self confidence as well as a work ethic that can be used on and off the court.

      Mohsani's Playing History - She has been playing volleyball since she was 10. She played club at Beach Cities, Long Beach Mizuno, South Bay, as well as many summer beach tournaments. She was a DS/Libero at Goldenwest College and then transferred to Ottawa University where she earned a degree in Business Administration. She led the teams in digs during her senior season at Ottawa.

      Fun Facts - She has worked in Early Childhood Education for over a decade. She is a pescatarian, loves cooking, is Montessori certified, and graduated with her Masters in Educational Leadership (Fall 2022) from Cal State East Bay.

  • Nancy Ros
    • Forwardvb@gmail.com
    • Nancy Ros

      Nancy became a part of the WAVE team in 2017. She has her Master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration.

      With 25+ years of coaching experience, she brings a philosophy to her coaching that volleyball is not life, but it can teach us so much about how to live life. This great sport requires tremendous passion, commitment and teamwork. It provides us the opportunity to build relationships on and off the court through competition. She has successfully built and implemented this philosophy during her tenure with OLP (1996-2004), SDVBC (2006-2017), and as the head coach of Westview High School since 2007. She was also named the Miramar College Head Coach for Indoor and Beach Volleyball in 2022.

      Volleyball may be a passion of hers, however, she did not play collegiately while attending UCSD. She was a tri-sport all-section athlete in high school playing volleyball, basketball and softball.

      She was voted “best dancer” in middle school, so might be worth it to ask her to show you some moves in her spare time during which she also likes to spending trying out new foods, hiking, and supporting the Bay Area pro teams. Go Dubs!

  • Natalie Repetti
    • natalierepetti@yahoo.com
    • Natalie Repetti

      WAVE welcomed Natalie in 2022! Natalie currently plays libero at UCSD and is a Seal Beach Volleyball Club alum!

      Prior to coaching at WAVE, Natalie coached at Seal Beach volleyball club during her summers. She was also was the head coach at Cypress Recreation for one season.

      Fun fact - She is learning Turkish and loves snowboarding!

  • Naya Dong
    • ndong@ucsd.edu
    • Naya Dong

      Naya joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2024! Naya was born and raised in Oahu, HI before moved to the mainland to play for the University of Utah and University of California San Diego. She plan on getting her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the Fall.

  • Nick Enriquez
    • enriquez.nick@gmail.com
    • Nick Enriquez

      Nick joined Wave in 2021 and has been coaching youth volleyball since 2014. Prior to WAVE, he coached at Lighthouse Christian Academy, Patrick Henry High School, and East County Volleyball Academy, working with a variety of high school age groups.

      Early in his coaching career, Nick discovered a deep passion for sharing his love of the sport and using his platform to mentor and teach life lessons to young athletes. His ultimate goal is to foster holistic development in players both on and off the court, emphasizing leadership, respect, accountability, self-care, and teamwork. He firmly believes in the ecological approach to coaching, creating an environment that encourages self-discovery and long-term skill retention.

      In 2007, Nick graduated from SDSU with a bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, and currently, he works full-time as an Engineering Manager. His daily experience in technical problem-solving and interpersonal dynamics complements his distinct coaching style and ability to connect with players.

      During his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, crafting artisan coffee, and honing his beach volleyball skills.

  • Nick Mercer
    • mercer.nicholas@gmail.com
    • Nick Mercer

      Nick began playing volleyball at San Marcos High School his freshman year. Up until that point, he had been involved in numerous other sports and decided to drop them all after just one day at volleyball tryouts. His passion from day one has never faded. He went on to play at UCLA and majored in Psychology, which he credits as the single most important move he made for his coaching career. After college, he became a mainstay at the Moonlight Beach volleyball courts, playing and training there almost daily and playing in beach tournaments nearly every weekend ranging from co-ed tourneys to Opens/Professional.

      Nick began coaching at San Marcos High School in 2010 and continued coaching there through 2015. During his tenure at SMHS, he also coached at SoCal Volleyball Club. At SoCal, he was both a head coach indoors and the beach program director. Nick has been coaching at WAVE and WAVE Beach since 2015. His favorite memories have been coaching in the gold medal matches at the Beach Junior Nationals, the BVCA Championships, and Cal Cup.

      Maintaining a positive and fun team culture while simultaneously getting athletes to think critically about volleyball is Nick's passion. He believes in making things enjoyable enough for athletes to gain the self-motivation to want to work hard without being asked. While he is detail-oriented tactically and technically, he prefers to guide the athlete into becoming self-aware enough that they know the answer before he asks it.

      While Nick's passion for volleyball will always be one of his defining characteristics, he is also passionate about music. He has been in several bands over the years and plays guitar, trumpet, drums, and vocals. He still plays music regularly and says it encourages him to be creative as a coach.

  • Nick Wilson
    • np.wilson74@gmail.com
    • Nick Wilson

      Coming from Excel volleyball club in Dallas, Texas, Nick Wilson played with the UCSD Men’s Club Volleyball Program for 4 years. He has also coached a short fall season with the USYVL, as well as the UCSD Club C team during his senior year. He believes in helping kids reach their full potential while developing into strong, responsible men and women.

  • Nicole Hragyil
    • nicole.hragyil@gmail.com
    • Nicole Hragyil

      WAVE is excited to announce the addition of coach Nicole during the 2021 season. Nicole was a dual sport athlete in high school (volleyball/basketball) before she continued her volleyball career at Texas Tech University (2010-2014). While at Texas Tech, Nicole played both setter & defensive specialist. On top of her collegiate workload, she coaches at Guns Up Volleyball Club. Prior to coming to WAVE, Nicole coached at Viper Volleyball Club (2017-2021).

  • Noly Mon
    • nolygomezmon@gmail.com
    • Noly Mon

      Noly played high school volleyball at Mt. Carmel. He continued with 2 years at Mira Mar College as a setter/ libero earning 2 conference titles and a 2nd team all conference recognition. He then transferred to The University of Saint Katherine.

      Noly started coaching in 2014 at his alma mater, then went on to win 7 back-to-back league champs with his JV squad at Westview High School. Since then, he has coached club at SDVBC and is currently an Assistant Coach at San Diego State University. Noly currently plays professional volleyball for the VLA with San Diego WAVE.

  • Nilly Ads
    • nillyads48@gmail.com
    • Nilly Ads

      Nilly joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! Prior to WAVE, she coached at A4 Volleyball Club for two years. She played club at First Alliance, Tstreet, and A4. Her coaching philosophy revolves around her athletes always being present in the moment.

  • Olivia Ramos
    • olivia.ramos12@me.com
    • Olivia Ramos

      With over 15 years of experience, Olivia has coached every age group from middle, high school, club, and assisted at the junior college level. She has achieved numerous first-place titles and has sent high school players on to play at various collegiate levels. She currently is the Women's Indoor Assistant Coach at San Diego Miramar College! Prior to Miramar, she was the Assistant Varsity Coach at Maranatha. No matter the level she is coaching, she believes each athlete brings a unique gift to the court and if they all truly work together with their gifts, success is sure to come.

      Originally from Seattle, Olivia played 4 years of high school volleyball, two years of club, did a junior summer volleyball tour in Europe where she played against other international teams & then went on to play 2 years at Shoreline Community College. During her time at SCC she made the All Star Teams both years and again went to Spain to compete against professional teams. Olivia also lived in China for 4 years where she joined an adult club team playing in Chinese tournaments.

      She finished her degree from the University of Washington with a BFA in Sculpture and loves art. She has 3 small children whom she homeschools, she loves sunsets at the beach, music, art, dates with her husband, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. She is grateful for her family and faith community that has supported her in this amazing thing called life.

  • Owen Karlenzig
    • okowen97@gmail.com
    • Owen Karlenzig

      Owen joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! Prior to WAVE, he coached at:
      Absolute Volleyball, Summer Coach, Marin CA 2015/16
      Marin Juniors, Summer Camp Coach, Marin CA 2017
      Sports Camp of America, Senior Counselor & Temp Head Counselor, 3 locations in Japan (Izu, Kiyosato, Rikuzentakata) 2017
      Red Rock Volleyball, Girls u16 2s Beach Coach, Menlo Park CA 2020/21
      San Francisco Beach Volleyball, Adult Elite Coach, SF CA 2021/22

      His playing experience includes:
      -Experienced Indoor and Beach coach and Player
      -MPSF Player of the Year and Marin IJ Player of the Year (highscool)
      -UCSB Outside Hitter (honor roll)
      -Currently Playing AVP Pro Tour
      -Currently Playing NVA for San Diego Wild as an OH1

      Coaching Philosophy:
      "I would describe my coaching philosophy as very analytical and focused on mindset. I think long term results with any skill will come with a player that is eager to learn and confident based on dedicated experience."

      Fun Facts: He works in renewable energy and love chess and surfing outside of volleyball!

  • Quintin Chambers
    • Alecchambers8675@gmail.com
    • Quintin Chambers

      Quintin played indoor club in San Diego for 4 years as well as beach and indoor at Francis Parker. He continued his career playing club at Santa Clara University and was a player coach at Santa Clara university for 2 years.

      As a coach, he spent 3 years coaching boys at Bay to Bay volleyball club in San Jose, 1 year coaching high school varsity and junior varsity at Harker high school in San Jose, and has been at WAVE since 2018. During the 2022 season, he had the opportunity to coach, play, and get a master's degree in the UK at Durham University. His team won the University championships, the professional league championships, and became the top overall volleyball university in the UK!

      Quintin is currently the boys varsity coach for indoor and beach volleyball at Francis Parker School and coaches boys teams at WAVE.

      Throughout his time coaching, he works to teach his athletes self accountability and cooperative competition. We can show players the technique to become better players, but ultimately it is up to the players themselves to hear what we say, digest the information, and apply it during games and drills.

  • Reily Buechler Canter
    • reils333@gmail.com
    • Reily Buechler Canter

      Reily is a WAVE Alum and returns to WAVE from the University of Texas where she was a volunteer assistant coach during the 2019-2020 fall season. While in Texas, she also coached two years of club volleyball at Austin Skyline Volleyball Club.

      Prior to her coaching career, Reily played four years of varsity volleyball at Torrey Pines High School and her entire club career at WAVE. Her club and high school accolades include:
      San Diego CIF Player of the Year
      First Team All-San Diego County accolades in both 2012 and 2013
      All-Palomar League as a Senior, Junior and Freshman
      First Team All-State and Under Armour All-America as a Senior
      Two-time Most Valuable Player of the Durango Fall Classic as a Junior and Senior
      No. 28 spot on the PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces list
      Played in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match and Skills Competition
      All-American at the 2012 Junior Olympics

      Reily was a 2018 UCLA Grad and played outside for four seasons for the Bruins. In her senior season, she earned All-Pac-12 First Team plaudits for the first time after receiving Honorable Mention nods in her first three years.

      Reily believes volleyball is much more than a sport. It allows you to grow as a young adult and realize what it means to come into your own. She believes you learn the most about yourself and others when your back is against the wall and you have to collectively battle through adversity. Reily looks to instill confidence in each athlete when they touch the court by allowing them to learn court skills and communication methods through practice, individual training, and tournament play. Through her experience, competing with people you care about and trust is the greatest feeling in the world and wants every young athlete to experience that.

      In her free time, she loves going to the beach, watching tv shows, spending time with family, and eating delicious food! She grew up on Fidel's Chicken and Rice Soup 🙂

  • Ryan Ka
    • ryanandrewka@gmail.com
    • Ryan Ka

      Ryan grew up in San Diego, attending San Marcos High School and has been a WAVE alum since 2016. He holds the single season kill record at San Marcos and made the San Diego All-CIF team his senior year.

      Following high school, Ryan continued on with his volleyball career at UC San Diego for 5 years while pursuing a degree in Economics. In his time there, he received Big West All-Conference honors and made the Big West Conference Finals for the first time in program history.

      Once he finished playing collegiately, Ryan played overseas with the Filipino National Team for a brief stint and had the opportunity to participate in the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

      Ryan has been a coach at WAVE since 2018, working with teams from a variety of age groups. He hopes to encourage his players with his positivity and believes that a player’s belief in themselves is one of the most important attributes as an athlete.

  • Sarah Savoca
    • thesavocaco@gmail.com
    • Sarah Savoca

      Sarah joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023!

      Growing up in Santa Cruz, CA, Sarah first left her hometown to attend University of Portland, major in Business Finance, and play volleyball. She was a 4-year starting right side attacker, who achieved multiple academic recognitions including Dean's List.

      By the end of Sarah’s collegiate career she helped Portland break a laundry list of records including, beating multiple nationally top ranked teams, creating the first winning seasons in Pilot history, and moving up to seventh all-time in the career records in block assists and ninth in team blocks.

      As her career in sport came to an end, Sarah found her passion for leadership, personal growth, and the importance of mental health. Sarah graduated with her Leadership Certificate while at Portland, which was just the start.

      Currently, as a Mental Skills Coach & Volleyball Coach Sarah has built a large tool box for coaching and training her athletes. Including, becoming a Neuro-Linguistics Programming Master Coach (same methodologies and modalities Tony Robbins uses), Master Practitioner of Integrated TimeLine Therapy, trained International Coaching Federation (ICF) Coach, and trained by John Maxwell on multiple occasions.

      Sarah utilizes her passion for athletics and mental health, combined with her past experiences, to coach and train athletes to create a champion mentality. Sarah coaches under the philosophy that it’s not what's on the court that determines an athlete's success, it’s what's going on in between their ears.

  • Samantha Lemmon
    • lemmonsamantha903@gmail.com
    • Samantha Lemmon

      Samantha joined the WAVE Beach staff in 2023! She played collegiate beach volleyball at the University of Louisiana, Monroe & Florida Atlantic University. She competed in the Maccabiah Games (Jewish Olympics) in 2017 & 2022!

      We are so excited to have her join the WAVE Staff!

  • Sarah Tsang
    • coachingsarah5@gmail.com
    • Sarah Tsang

      Sarah joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2022! Prior to WAVE she was a trainer of Hong Kong Women Jenior Team 2016-present, Head Coach of Hong Kong Baptist University 2017-2018 and High School PE teacher and volleyball team coordinator 2012-present.

      Sarah was a member of Hong Kong Women Senior Team 2005-2019 (Team Captain 2016-2019) - The Asian Games (2014, 2018), member of Hong Kong Jenior Team 2004-2007 and a member of Hong Kong Baptist Univeristy 2007-2011 - The Summer Universaide (2011, 2013).

  • Saul Vilkelis
    • saul.vilkelis@gmail.com
    • Saul Vilkelis

      Saul joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2024! Prior to coaching at WAVE, he coached at Sandstorm Beach Volleyball Club in Florida (2021-2023) and Flamingo Beach Volleyball Club in Lithuania (2019-2021).

      His playing history includes:
      2015-2019 Flamingo Volleyball Club (Lithuania)
      2019-2021 Lithuanian National Team
      2021-2022 Ocean Bay Volleyball Club (Florida)
      2023-now University of Saint Katherine, playing Libero/OH (California)

      We are excited to have Saul join the WAVE coaching staff!

  • Skyler Marushige
    • skymarushige@gmail.com
    • Skyler Marushige

      Coach Skyler joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! He has experience coaching girls varsity high school, club, and men's & women's college.

      He specializes in strength and conditioning with a focus on corrective exercise. His coaching philosophy centers around inspiring athletes to reach their maximum potential by fostering a deep understanding of their actions and motivations. Skyler believe that failure is a crucial teacher, and through embracing it, athletes can learn, grow, and ultimately excel. By providing the 'why' behind their training and guiding them to comprehend their purpose, he empowers athletes to take ownership of their development and achieve remarkable progress.

      His playing experience includes: High School, Miramar College, St. Ambrose University, and The Texas Tyrants of the NVA.

      Fun Facts: Skyler can juggle and ride a unicycle.

  • Tammy Leibl
    • tammyleibl@gmail.com
    • Tammy Leibl

      UNITED STATES NATIONAL TEAM CAREER

      First USA woman to play in 400 international matches…Team Captain 1993-1996…Selected to All-Tournament Team at 1994 Canada Cup and BCV Volley Cup…1993 USOC Female Volleyball Athlete of the Year… Recipient of Most Valuable Player honors and Coaches Award in 1993…Played key role in bronze medal performance at ’92 Olympic Games, coming off the bench…Played in all six 1992 Olympic matches…Named to All-Tournament Team at ’92 Hong Kong Cup…Instrumental in helping USA qualify for Olympics…Collected 1990 Coaches Award…Moved into starting lineup in 1989…Saw action in all five 1988 Olympic matches…Model of hard work and determination…Assets are versatility and quickness…Joined National Team January 1987 following an open tryout…

      PROFESSIONAL & BEACH VOLLEYBALL CAREER

      Won AVP Rookie of the Year in 2004. Played for Dayvit in Brazilian League 1997-98 winning Paulista Championship under Olympic Gold Medal coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes…Played in Italy for Spezzano 1996-1997…Named to Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball Tour All-League Team in 1994 and 1993 as a member of ’94-champs, Team Sony Autosound and ’93-champs Team Champion…In 1995-96 named League MVP as member of Utah Predators of the National Volleyball Association…Played for Racing Club in France during winter of 1991-92…

      COLLEGE & HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

      PAC-10 Female Athlete of the Decade…All-America and All-Pac-10 Conference performer as junior and senior (1985-86) at Arizona State University…Inducted into ASU Hall of Fame in 1996…Earned honorable mention all-conference status as freshman and sophomore…Although best known for offensive skills, finished in top 20 nationally as senior in digs per game…Hit .346 with 489 kills as senior… Member of 1985 World University Games Team…Earned All-America recognition from the National Strength and Conditioning Association for her work in the Sun Devil weight room…Coached at ASU by Debbie Brown (former USA national team player and assistant coach)… Graduated with a Degree of Bachelor of Liberal Studies.

      A 1983 graduate of Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. …Played volleyball for three years and named first-team All-Sunset League as senior…Also played for the Cal Juniors club team, while lettering in basketball, track and softball …Named to 1983 Volleyball Monthly Fab 50 roster, and further honored as a member of All-Time Fab 50 elite…Coached at OVHS by Tom Thorton.

      COACHING EXPERIENCE

      Currently coaching at Wave Volleyball Club…Coached ages 10,11,12,13,14,17 and 18 at the Wave since 2008 …1st Assistant at University of San Diego 1999-2000…2nd Assistant at University of San Diego 1998. Assistant coach at USD 2012-2013.

  • Taylor Bloomquist
    • tbloomin@yahoo.com
    • Taylor Bloomquist

      Taylor joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2021. In addition to coaching at WAVE, he is an Assistant Varsity Girl's Volleyball Coach at Torrey Pines High School. Prior to Torrey Pines, he was the JV Volleyball Coach at Carlsbad High School (2020-2022). Prior to his coaching career, Taylor attended Sacred Heart University where he started all 4 years.

  • Thiago Barbosa
    • tdbarbosa@ucsd.edu
    • Thiago Barbosa

      Thiago has 14 years of volleyball coaching experience in different levels. Currently, he is the assistant coach at UC San Diego. As a head coach at Bay Port HS he led the team to the first conference title in school history and the Pirates finished the season with 29-3 overall record. Thiago was also chosen the 2019 FRCC coach of the year. As an assistant coach at UWGB in 2017, he helped the team reach the championship match of the Horizon League Tournament and the quarter finals of the NIVC. Before coming to UWGB, he was a volunteer assistant coach at West Virginia University, where he coached in the Big XII conference for three years. Thiago played collegiately for the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul before moving on to play professionally in Brazil and Europe.

      Thiago believes that his coaching philosophy is what guides him through his general career decisions and specific daily choices. He developed this philosophy based on his values and previous coaching experiences that helped him learn what he wanted to change or keep doing in the future. The main factors of his coaching philosophy are: athlete development as a whole, coaching effectiveness, using empirical-validated and sound theoretical foundations for his work, being ethical and self-aware, and working in a multidisciplinary way with the rest of the coaching staff.

  • Trish Gauthier
    • trishgauthier24@gmail.com
    • Trish Gauthier

      Trish joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! Prior to WAVE, she coached at Huron High School, Big Sky Volleyball Club, and Coast Volleyball Club. Trish, originally a basketball player, started playing volleyball in High School. She played 4 years of volleyball while also completing on the track and swim team. She continued on to play volleyball at Santa Barbara City College. Today, you can find her competing in CBVA tournaments.

      Her coaching philosophy: Hard work is the foundation of what separates a good athlete from a great one. Sports allows kids to learn how to navigate the world by teaching them mental toughness, confidence, leadership, teamwork, communication, work ethic, resilience, and countless other skills that will aid them for the rest of their life. Not only does it allow them to grow as an individual, but it creates an environment to grow with one another as a team. There really is no better feeling than stepping on the court with your team to compete.

      Fun facts: She has 7 brothers, was 6' by the time she was 14, was in the Air Force, and is fluent in American Sign Language.

  • Tucker Hargraves
    • tuckerhargraves@gmail.com
    • Tucker Hargraves

      Originally from Castaic California. Coach Tucker attended and played for Valencia High School, San Diego Mesa College, University of Saint Katherine.

      Tucker has twenty years of experience in the volleyball community both indoors and on the beach & sixteen years of coaching experience - coaching stints at the high school, junior club, and college level.

      Playing Experience:
      - Valencia High School 2005 to 2007
      - SC Elite Volleyball Club 2005-2006; Minneapolis BJNC Flight 1 18 Club Champion
      - Revolution Volleyball Club 2006-2007
      - San Diego Mesa College 2013-2015
      - University of Saint Katherine 2017-2019

      Coaching Experience:
      - TH Volleyball July 2007 until Present
      - Valencia High School December 2007 until April 2008
      - City of SCV Youth Volleyball March 2010
      - Elite Volleyball Club November 2011 until May 2012
      - Warrior Volleyball Club May 2016 to June 2017
      - Kearny Senior High School December 2016 to April 2017
      - University of Saint Katherine March 2019 to March 2020
      - SoCal Volleyball Club January 2021 to August 2022
      - Palomar College December 2021 to Present
      - Canyon Crest Academy January 2022 to Present
      - Wave Volleyball August 2022 to Present

      Tucker is a child of two highly competitive athletes, one an ice hockey player the other a top swimmer, basketball player, and softball player. Nephew of Herb Bishop, former 5-time NCAA Champion, 12 times All American, and NCAA Record-holding swimmer at CSUN, grand-nephew of Herbert Bishop the inventor of Squirt Soda.

      Fun Facts: He grew up on the ice / around ice hockey and is a huge fan of ice hockey as well. Can do the splits.

  • Whitley Ballard
    • whitley.ballard.2018@gmail.com
    • Whitley Ballard

      WAVE welcomed Whitley to the Beach Staff in 2022!

      Prior to coaching at WAVE, Whitley played Beach Volleyball at The University of South Carolina! She attended Canyon Crest Academy and played for San Diego Beach Volleyball Club.

  • Whitney Wilkerson
    • whitwilkerson5@gmail.com
    • Whitney Wilkerson

      Whitney joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2022! She is a San Diego native, and also works on our Admin team as an Operations Assistant.

      Prior to coaching at WAVE, Whitney played at Torrey Pines and is a WAVE alumni who played under coach Jeanne Reeves. At WAVE she has been apart of multiple banners, including a 1st place at Nationals in 16 Open. She continued her playing career at Long Beach State and graduated with a degree in psychology.

      During her free time she enjoys going to the beach, baking, and hanging out with friends and family.

      Fun facts:
      -She has played every position on the court [including middle!]
      - Her dad was an All Pro NFL player for the San Diego Chargers and coach for the the Los Angeles Raiders and Rams.

  • Will Alleyne
    • walleyne12@gmail.com
    • Will Alleyne

      Will is a WAVE alum and joined the Beach coaching staff in 2022! Will is a former WAVE player & continued his collegiate career at Columbia University.

      We are so excited to have him back at WAVE!

  • Will Raschke
    • wnraschke@gmail.com
    • Will Raschke

      Will is a native San Diegan and discovered his love of volleyball one summer through pickup beach volleyball games. From there he went on to play for Torrey Pines where he was on varsity for three years as an outside hitter and libero. He also played for WAVE his senior year, which was the club’s inaugural year for their boys program.

      While he was a student at UCSB, Will played libero for the school’s club team and won two state championships. Off the court he volunteered with an at-risk youth sports league where he coached several sports and found that he enjoyed working with kids. This led to him getting his first paid volleyball coaching job at Earl Warren in 2011 and later getting his teaching credential and M.Ed. from USD in 2013. Between 2011 and 2018 he coached a combination of mens and womens club and high school teams, with highlights including five league championships and a CIF state quarterfinal run. In 2018 he returned to WAVE as a coach rather than a player, and was also privileged to be chosen to run the girl’s volleyball program at San Dieguito Academy, where he has also been teaching since 2019.

      Will’s coaching philosophy emphasizes hard work, dedication, discipline, selflessness, and the ability to love competition, love one another, and love the game of volleyball in order to optimize a student-athlete's ability to realize their potential both on and off the court.

      In his free time Will is an avid woodworker, amateur horticulturist, enthusiastically average tennis player, and proud sci-fi/fantasy nerd. In the wild he is most likely to be spotted around Encinitas at a bar trivia night, feeling utterly lost about pop-culture and music questions.

15-Brennan finished 2nd in Philly and double qualified for Nationals! 🔥🥳

Great job girls!!! 

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15-Brennan finished 2nd in Philly and double qualified for Nationals! 🔥🥳

Great job girls!!!

#WAVENation
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15-Brennan on 🔥🔥 today 🌊🌊

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A lil setter dump to end it with 15-Taylor 👀

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A lil setter dump to end it with 15-Taylor 👀

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Day 1 for 15-Brennan in Philly 🥳

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Day 1 for 15-Brennan in Philly 🥳

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