Erik has been coaching at Wave since 2018. He also has worked as an assistant coach with the Francis Park Varsity Volleyball since 2017 with both the boy's beach and indoor teams. As a coach Erik believes in training well-rounded players with the tenacity and grit to achieve success at any position on the court.
Erik played locally at La Costa Canyon high school winning a CIF Division 1 title in 2010 before going on to play 4 years at San Diego State on the men's club team. At SDSU Erik took on the role of club president for 2 years and led the team to a best-ever 9th place nationals finish in 2014. After college, Erik spent 4 years training with the Costa Mesa Stunners (formerly known as Blizzard) and competing against top college NCAA and Chinese professional teams before starting his coaching career.
When not coaching or playing volleyball Erik can be found surfing or snowboarding depending on the time of year and exercising regularly whether it's in the gym or out on a hike.