Girls Club
Coaches

MVVC is committed to being the best. Our staff takes the responsibility of coaching seriously and have a proven history of success to show for their hard work.

In addition, each of our coaches is IMPACT certified for coaching.

MVVC Lead Coach

​Armen Zakarian

MVVC Girls Lead Coach

Current West Valley College Head Coach, Indoor and Beach Volleyball (‘15-present)

USA Men’s National Team Asst. Coach - Pan American Cup, Mexico City (‘16)

USA Volleyball High Performance Coach (‘10-’16)

UC Irvine Men’s Volleyball, First Assistant (‘13-’15)

- 2015 MPSF Conference Champions, NCAA Semifinalist

Santa Barbara City College Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball (‘10-’13)

- Western State Conference Coach of the Year (2010)

Sacramento State University Women’s Volleyball, Assistant Coach (‘08)

UC Santa Barbara Women’s Volleyball, Assistant Coach (‘07)

Santa Barbara Volleyball Club Boys Head Coach

- 2008 Bronze Medal, 17-Open

UC Santa Barbara Men’s Volleyball, Starting Libero/OH (‘05-’07)

From Berkeley, attended El Cerrito High School

Will Yuen

MVVC Girls Lead Coach

22nd season coaching girl’s club volleyball (19 seasons with Vision Volleyball Club)

Won Colorado Crossroads 5x

Won SCVA Qualifier 2x

Won Spokane Qualifier 3x

Won Far Western Qualifier 4x

Qualified in Open Division in 18 seasons

Junior National Championships Bronze Medal - 17Open - 2009

Junior National Championships Bronze Medal - 17Open - 2010

Junior National Championships Gold Medal - 16 National - 2017

4 Additional Junior National Championships Top 5 Finishes in Open

7 Seasons with Santa Clara University. (Division 1)

1 Final Four Appearance.

WCC Champions 2005

Assistant Coach, Archbishop Mitty 2000-2005

CCS and CIF State Champions in 2001, 2003, 2004

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Power League Coaches

Armen Zakarian

18 Red Head Coach

Current West Valley College Head Coach, Indoor and Beach Volleyball (‘15-present)

USA Men’s National Team Asst. Coach - Pan American Cup, Mexico City (‘16)

USA Volleyball High Performance Coach (‘10-’16)

UC Irvine Men’s Volleyball, First Assistant (‘13-’15)

- 2015 MPSF Conference Champions, NCAA Semifinalist

Santa Barbara City College Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball (‘10-’13)

- Western State Conference Coach of the Year (2010)

Sacramento State University Women’s Volleyball, Assistant Coach (‘08)

UC Santa Barbara Women’s Volleyball, Assistant Coach (‘07)

Santa Barbara Volleyball Club Boys Head Coach

- 2008 Bronze Medal, 17-Open

UC Santa Barbara Men’s Volleyball, Starting Libero/OH (‘05-’07)

From Berkeley, attended El Cerrito High School

Bryan Shires

18 Red Assistant Coach

11 Years Coaching (MVVC Girls 18 Red in 2017)
Qualified 17 Red for GJNC in 2016
2016 Girls Gold Medal Spokane Qualifier
Boys BJNC Open Silver Medal 2015
Boys BJNC Open Bronze Medal 2013
Boys BJNC Open 5th place in 2014 & 2016
NCAA D III National Player of the Year in 2008 playing at UC Santa Cruz (3 Time All- American)

Lauren Carson

18 Red Assistant Coach

9 years coaching
University of Nevada, Reno
9th all time career aces and in 2008 lead Western Athletic Conference in aces
I take Christmas cookie decorating to the extreme

Brooke Burgos

18 Black Co-Head Coach

7 years coaching

3rd year coach at MVVC

Social Media intern during 2018 Summer for MVVC

Played 2 years at West Valley College

Currently a Senior Athlete on the Menlo Volleyball team

Maggie McDonald

18 Black Co-Head Coach

Maggie McDonald 

From San Mateo, California 

4 year varsity starter at Notre Dame Belmont High School 

Competed for Vision Volleyball Club for 8 years 

Attended junior nationals 7/8 times 

Currently a junior student athlete on the Menlo College Wo<image.png>men’s Volleyball Team 

Chris Crader

16 Red Co-Head Coach

30th year coaching high school/24th year coaching club

Eighth year as Carlmont HS varsity coach; seventh year at MVVC

Seven CCS championships and 11 NorCals appearances

Four JN medals, including Bronze in 15-Open (2011), plus three NCVA power league titles

Coached over 140 girls who have played in college, including 19 All-Americans, a National Player of the Year, and one Olympic medalist

Grew up less than eight miles from our gym, and attended Santa Clara HS and Stanford

Long-time Sharks season-ticket holder

Dave Winn

16 Red Co-Head Coach

19 years coaching Varsity HS Girls volleyball experience

Current Head Varsity Girls Volleyball coach at Mountain View HS

8 time SCVAL League Champion

4 Junior Olympic medals, Back to Back California D1 State Titles at Palo Alto (2010-2011)

2 time San Jose Mercury Coach of the Year

2010 MaxPreps All California Coach of the Year

4 years collegiate wrestler (Stanford)

Dedicated to teaching life lessons through the great sport of volleyball

Mohammad Nourani

16 Black Head Coach

4 years coaching experience

2nd year at MVVC

4 year player at UT Dallas

2 years captain and men’s club president

2016 SIVA Bronze Champions

2015 SIVA Gold 5th place 

Anna Simoes

16 Black Assitant Coach

- Current coach freshman girls team at The King’s Academy

- Coached 16s at Genesis Volleyball Club

- Played 6 years of club volleyball for Titans

  and Sunnyvale Spikers Volleyball Club as a middle/right side

- 4 year varsity middle at The King’s Academy

- Currently playing at Cal State University, Monterey Bay (right side hitter)

- Currently majoring in Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Tyler Rigg

15 Red Head Coach

9th year coaching

4 year Valley Christian boys head varsity coach

2018 GJNC Bronze medal, head coach 16-Red

2017 BJNC Open Bronze medal, assist 16 Red

Mitty High School varsity coach 2016

Bronze medal at SCVA Boys Classic 2016

Bronze medal at SCVA Qualifier in 2013

Justin Rajah

15 Red Assistant Coach

3rd year coaching

2018 GJNC Bronze medal, assistant coach 16 Red

Raymond Cascio

15 Black Head Coach

Aptos High School Freshman Volleyball Coach

MVVC Sand Coach

4 Year Starter at UC Santa Cruz

Holds All-Time Block Record and Single Season Kill Record at UCSC 

2019 NCAA AVCA D3 First Team All American

Hayley Sturgeon

15 Black Assistant Coach

Lake Merchen

14 Red Head Coach

4 Years Coaching 
Current Aptos H.S. Girls Varsity coach 
Current Director of MVVC Sand Program 
4 Year Starter at UC Santa Cruz 
Holds All-Time Kill record at UC Santa Cruz 
2 Time NCAA AVCA D3 First team honors 

April Maguire

14 Red Assistant Coach

Graduate of University of Nevada - Reno, '01

Middle Blocker for UNR

Coached Varsity Girls VB at Bishop Manogue HS 2001-2003

Coached Sierra Nevada VB Club 2000-2004

Spent the last 11 years being a wife and a mommy, but I'm pumped to be back in the game and coaching my daughter!

Ryan Manley

14 Red Assistant Coach

2014 Monta vista Athlete of the year

2 year player at UC Santa Cruz

Two time CBVA U19 tournament champion

MVVC clinic coach

Shoreline Sailing instructor

Hiking, Hammocking and long boarding

Karishma Brooks

14 Black Head Coach

Volleyball player for 10 years

2 year player at Gavilan college (captain my sophomore year)

Assistant coach, MVVC G3 5th/6th winter youth league girls

Head coach, MVVC G8 7/8th youth league

Assistant coach for Mount Shasta boys 5th/ 6th grade team

Tiffany Anderson

13 Red Head Coach

6 years coaching

Assistant Coach Foothill College

2 years Head Coach Fremont High School

2 years Coach at Pinewood High Schol

Gold Medal Squared Clinic Attendee

M.S. Educational Administration

NASM certified Personal Trainer

Lucyanna Herrera

13 Red Assistant Coach

Native of Murrieta, California 

Graduated from Murrieta Mesa High School

Varsity Starter for 2 years

All Scholastic Team 2 years in a row 

Played at Forza1 VBC for 3 years 

Currently a freshman student-athlete at Menlo College

Russell Hill

13 Black Head Coach

9 years coaching club volleyball

Assistant Coach, City College of San Francisco Womens (2015-Present)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Select Continental Boys (2018)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Youth A3 (2018)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Future Select (2017)

5th Place, 15 Black, Boys Junior Nationals (2018)

Bronze Medal, 15 Black, Boys Junior Nationals (2017)

Gold Medal, 15 Black, Far Westerns (2015)

Bronze Medal, 15 Black, Far Western (2016, 2017)

Bronze Medal, 15 Red, SCVA Boys Invitational (2014)

Head JV/Assistant Varsity, Homestead High (2010-2013)

Head Coach Freshmen, Bellarmine (2014)

 

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Lynn McHenry

12 Red Head Coach

4th year at MVVC

Over 15 years of coaching experience at the club, high school, and junior college levels.

As a player, helped St. Francis win three consecutive CCS and NorCal championships.

Junior Olympic Open Bronze Medalist. Setter and team captain at UC Berkeley.

Some have said that she has the memory of an elephant, but that doesn’t seem to help her find her keys or phone.

Loves to binge-watch Netflix while eating massive amounts of chocolate.

Liz Franco

12 Red Assistant Coach

Graduate of Saint Francis HS '93;

Middle Blocker for SFHS

Graduate of University Nevada Reno '97;

Middle Blocker for UNR

Teacher at Saint Francis HS 1998-Present

Coached Girls VB Saint Francis HS 1998-2004

Coached Boys VB Saint Francis HS 1998-2002

Coached City Beach 12-1 Power Team 1999

(5th place finish at Junior Nationals)

Coached City Beach 14-1 Power Team 2000 (Bronze Medal at Junior Nationals)

Coached Mountain View Volleyball Club 12 Premiere 2014-Present

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Premier League Coaches

Russell Hill

17/18 White Head Coach

9 years coaching club volleyball

Assistant Coach, City College of San Francisco Womens (2015-Present)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Select Continental Boys (2018)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Youth A3 (2018)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Future Select (2017)

5th Place, 15 Black, Boys Junior Nationals (2018)

Bronze Medal, 15 Black, Boys Junior Nationals (2017)

Gold Medal, 15 Black, Far Westerns (2015)

Bronze Medal, 15 Black, Far Western (2016, 2017)

Bronze Medal, 15 Red, SCVA Boys Invitational (2014)

Head JV/Assistant Varsity, Homestead High (2010-2013)

Head Coach Freshmen, Bellarmine (2014)

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Zac Mattson

16 White Head Coach

5 years coaching experience MVVC

1 year freshman girls public school

4 years club high school

2012 St Francis champion

Won bronze medal junior year at JO's

Studying child develoment at West Valley

Elliot Wang

16 White Assistant Coach

5 years coaching experience MVVC

1 year freshman girls public school

4 years club high school

2012 St Francis champion

Won bronze medal junior year at JO's

Studying child develoment at West Valley

Silvina Kishinevsky

15 White Head Coach

11 years of coaching

2 years at MVVC

Current Cupertino Middle School Girls 8th grade

I love practicing yoga

Annika Janson

15 White Assistant Coach

Third season at MVVC

Played club in Sweden

Spring Wang

14 White head Coach

Current  Frosh Coach at Harker 

1 year San Jose State women’s club team 

1 year Head Coach at Notre Dame San Jose

Hannah Moore

14 White Assistant Coach

Lin (Panda) Yi

14 White Assistant Coach

Barbara Kozak

13 White Co-Head Coach

8 years coaching volleyball
10 years coaching youth sports

Washington HS Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach
Washington HS Boys JV Volleyball Coach
30+ years playing experience
Competed in 12 USA Volleyball Adult Nationals

John Kozak

13 White Co-Head Coach

9 years coaching volleyball

17+ years coaching youth sports 

2017 BJNC Bronze medal, MVVC 14 Black

2016 BJNC Bronze medal, MVVC 13 Red
Washington HS boys varsity volleyball coach

Silver medal, USAVB Adult Nationals
NCAA Division 1 athlete, Track and Basketball 

Big fan of the A's, Warriors, and Sharks

Colleen Carey

13 Pink Head Coach