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.