Girls 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.

Panda (Yilin)
18 White Head Coach

4 year coaching at MVVC
Over 10 years of coaching volleyball club experience
Over 10 years of playing experience in professional volleyball

Lake Merchen
18 Red Head Coach

5 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

Bryan Shires
18 Red Assistant Coach

13 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)

Shannon Ponce
18 Black Assistant Coach
Elliot Wang
17 White Assistant Coach

5 years coaching experience

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

Maggie McDonald
17 Red Assistant Coach

4 year varsity starter at Notre Dame Belmont HS 

Competed for Vision Volleyball Club for 8 years 

Attended junior nationals 7/8 times 

Currently a junior student athlete at Menlo College 

Yelena Nash
17 Black Head Coach

12 years of coaching experience (8 yrs USA, 4 yrs International)

Currently an assistant coach & PE teacher at UC Santa Cruz

Coached 3 years at Main Beach Volleyball Club

Coached 5 years at Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club

5 years of competitive international volleyball experience

(played for Russian, Serbian, Turkish Clubs, & FIVB)

Played for Azerbaijan Women’s National teams (2003-2008)

(1st place in Azerbaijan Sand Volleyball Championship & 8th place in Indoor World Championship in 2008)

Currently studying for a Master of Science in Physical Education at Azusa Pacific Univ.

Russell Hill
16- Russell

10 years coaching club volleyball

Assistant Coach, Menlo College Men's (2019-Present)

Assistant Coach, City College of San Francisco Women's (2015-2018)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Select Continental Boys (2018)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Youth A3 (2018-2020)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Future Select (2017)

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

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

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

Head Coach Freshmen, Bellarmine (2014)


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

Jaida Ward
16 Stephanie Assistant Coach
Katie Krishton
16 Red Assistant Coach
Hole Nguyen
16 Hole Head Coach
Panda (Yilin)
16 Black Co-Head Coach

4 year coaching at MVVC
Over 10 years of coaching volleyball club experience
Over 10 years of playing experience in professional volleyball

Alec Skjerven
15 Red Assistant Coach

3 years Coaching Experience

Assistant Coach, Cal Poly Men’s Volleyball 2018

Silver medal, 2018 College Club Nationals - Division 1

Played 3 years for Cal Poly

Played 1 year of soccer at Cal Poly

Played on MVVC’s first ever team

Loyal Warriors fan!

Sydney Rodgers
15 White Assistant Coach
Taylor Tulio
15 Red Assistant Coach

Playing beach & indoor at West Valley College

Played at Saint Francis High School, 2016-2020

Played 3 years at Mountain View Volleyball Club

Bronze medal - Girls Junior Nationals, 2018

All American National Strength & Conditioning, 2020

Jen Mata'u
15 Pink Assitant Coach
Alina Valenti
15 Black Assistant Coach

Current player at West Valley College
Played 2 years at MVVC

Yuma Suwa
14 White Assistant Coach

2nd Year Coach at MVVC

Over 10 years of Playing Experience 

in Local Leagues and Tournaments

Barbara Kozak
14 Red Co-Head Coach

10 years coaching volleyball
14 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

Juno Gutierrez
14 Pink Assistant Coach

1st year coach at MVVC

Current Mountain View High School Girls JV Assistant Coach

1 year of coaching experience in the Philippines (Girls' Middle and High School Varsity)

5 years of playing experience in local leagues and tournaments

20 years of playing and loving volleyball

Logan Kutzman
14 Black Assistant Coach

Ella Duenas
13 White Assistant Coach

Jillian McHenry
13 Red Assistant Coach
Kate Blackwell
13 Pink Assistant Coach
Keilli Voss
13 Black Assitant Coach


2nd year MVVC Coach

Played for Tsunami Volleyball Club for 3 years
Coached Clovis High School AAU program for 2 years
Played for Fresno City College & currently playing for West Valley College.

Tristin Sahlie
12 White Assistant Coach
Kendall Erpenbeck
12 Red Assistant Coach
Garrett Woo
12 Pink Assistant Coach
Jimmy Ip
18 White Assistant Coach

8 years of coaching volleyball

Setter and outside hitter for UCD Mens Volleyball

Been playing volleyball for 28 years

CCS champion in badminton

Alex Everett
18 Red Assistant Coach
Tyler Moriarty
18 Black Head Coach

3 Years Coaching

1 year Womens Assistant Coach at Wentworth (MA)

4 Year Starter at Wentworth (MA)

Holds All-Time Assists per Set Record at Wentworth (MA)

First Setter to break the 3000 Assist Club at Wentworth (MA)

Russell Hill
17 White Head Coach

10 years coaching club volleyball

Assistant Coach, Menlo College Men's (2019-Present)

Assistant Coach, City College of San Francisco Women's (2015-2018)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Select Continental Boys (2018)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Youth A3 (2018-2020)

Assistant Coach, USA HP Future Select (2017)

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

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

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

Head Coach Freshmen, Bellarmine (2014)


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

Lake Merchen
17 Red Head Coach

5 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 

Ryan McLaughlin
17 Red Assistant Coach
Spring Wang
17 Black Assistant Coach

Current  Frosh Coach at Harker

1 year San Jose State women’s club team

1 year Head Coach at Notre Dame San Jose

Stephanie Seto
16 Stephanie Head Coach

16 years playing experience

Graduated from UC Davis in Human Ecology and a minor in Psychology

Assistant Coach, Menlo College (Atherton)

Assistant Varsity Coach, Wilcox High School (Santa Clara)

Head JV Coach, Wilcox High School

Assistant Varsity Coach, Foothill High School (Pleasanton)

Head Frosh/JV Coach, Foothill High School (Pleasanton)

Assistant Varsity Coach, Davis Senior High School (Davis)

Head JV Coach, Davis Senior High School (Davis)

Head Boys and Girls Coach for Lakas Volleyball Club and Tropical Touch Volleyball Club

Will Yuen
16 Red Head 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


will@mvvclub.com



Daniel Neri
16 Red Assistant Coach
Olivia Li
16 Hole Assistant Coach

Played 5 years for Arizona State University Club Volleyball

Played 4 years for Folsom High School Girls Volleyball

Played 1 year for NCVC

Played 2 years for Aspire Volleyball Club

1st place at The League Sports Indoor Tournament 2019

Jessica Lee
16 Black Co-Head Coach
Spring Wang
15 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

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

Nicko Mata'u
15 Pink Head Coach
Taylor Swayzer
15 Black Head Coach

10 years coaching experience
Played at Missouri State Univ. West Plains

and Tennessee State Univ.
NJCAA and AVCA 2nd Team All- American, 2012-2013
Volleyball Director of Operations 

at Bethune- Cookman Univ., 2016-2018

Stephanie Seto
14 White Head Coach

16 years playing experience

Graduated from UC Davis in Human Ecology and a minor in Psychology

Assistant Coach, Menlo College (Atherton)

Assistant Varsity Coach, Wilcox High School (Santa Clara)

Head JV Coach, Wilcox High School

Assistant Varsity Coach, Foothill High School (Pleasanton)

Head Frosh/JV Coach, Foothill High School (Pleasanton)

Assistant Varsity Coach, Davis Senior High School (Davis)

Head JV Coach, Davis Senior High School (Davis)

Head Boys and Girls Coach for Lakas Volleyball Club and Tropical Touch Volleyball Club

John Kozak
14 Red Co-Head Coach

11 years coaching volleyball

20+ years coaching youth sports 

2019 BJNC Bronze medal, MVVC 16 Red

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

Gino Santos
14 Pink Head Coach
Yelena Nash
14 Black Head Coach

12 years of coaching experience (8 yrs USA, 4 yrs International)

Currently an assistant coach & PE teacher at UC Santa Cruz

Coached 3 years at Main Beach Volleyball Club

Coached 5 years at Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club

5 years of competitive international volleyball experience

(played for Russian, Serbian, Turkish Clubs, & FIVB)

Played for Azerbaijan Women’s National teams (2003-2008)

(1st place in Azerbaijan Sand Volleyball Championship & 8th place in Indoor World Championship in 2008)

Currently studying for a Master of Science in Physical Education at Azusa Pacific Univ.

Serena Chandler
13 White Head Coach

Lynn McHenry
13 Red Head Coach

8th Year at MVVC

Over 20 Years of Coaching Experience

Current Saint Francis HS Varsity Assistant

Former Setter & Team Captain at University of California, Berkeley

Led Saint Francis to 3 consecutive League, CCS, & NorCal Championships

GJNC Open Bronze Medalist

Belen Morgan
13 Pink Head Coach
Hanna Korslund
13 Black Head Coach

3rd year coaching

Coached at Club Tonka (Minnesota) 2019-2020

Captain of the volleyball team at Johns Hopkins (2019)

2019 NCAA D3 National Champions at JHU (35-0)

Won 4 consecutive Centennial Conference championships 

at JHU (2016-2019)

Keilli Voss
12 White Head Coach


2nd year MVVC Coach

Played for Tsunami Volleyball Club for 3 years
Coached Clovis High School AAU program for 2 years
Played for Fresno City College & currently playing for West Valley College.

Alex Everett
12 Red Head Coach

Jolo Robles
12 Pink Head Coach

4 years of coaching experience

4 years of playing experience

Monika Leon
11 White Head Coach