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

willyuen14@yahoo.com

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Power League Coaches

Lake Merchen

17 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 

Alex Everett

17 Red Assistant Coach

Bryan Shires

17 Red Assistant Coach

12 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)

Marlowe Embry

17/18 White Head Coach

Three year 6-rotation OH starter for McDaniel College*

Coached for two seasons with FCAMD Volleyball Club

NCVA DIII All-American 2019-2020

Mid Atlantic All-Region First Team 2019-2020

Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award Winner, 2019 & 2020

Centennial Conference First Team All-League 2019-2020

Mid Atlantic All-Region Honorable Mention, 2018-2019

Centennial Conference First Team All-League 2018-2019

Centennial Conference Second Team All-League 2017-2018

Centennial Conference Player of the Week 10/2/17

JO’s 2017 Bronze Medal Winner & All-Tournament Selection

JO’s 2016 All-Tournament Selection

2x San Joaquin Section D1 Champion

Tyler Moriarty

17 Black Head Coach

Liz Leahy

17 Black Head Coach

Has played sand volleyball for over 10 years, AAA rated

Played for UCSB Club Volleyball

First Team All-Tournament at 2018 Club Nationals

Tournament MVP at ranking tournaments 2017 & 2018 as a Libero

Played at the University of Essex 2018-2019

Master’s in Sports and Exercise Science

Coached 1 year at Sandlegs Volleyball Club

Coached 1 season at Red Rock and at Santa Teresa High School

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

willyuen14@yahoo.com

Brooke Burgos

16 Red Assistant 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

16 Red Assistant 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 

Taylor Swayzer

16 Black Head Coach

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

Mike Rubin

15 Red Assistant Coach, MVVC Co-Director & Girls Club Director

13 years coaching in Northern California

Current Saint Francis Girls Varsity Coach

San Jose Mercury Coach of the Year 3 times

Coached over 40 NCAA collegiate players

4 Year Starter at UC Santa Cruz andhas had his AAA on the beach for last 7 years

Really Enjoy’s Scuba Diving

Taylor Tulio

15 Red Assistant Coach

Carrie McCartney

15 Black Head Coach

10 years playing experience

Played volleyball on Penn State's club team

2018: Placed first in DIII and named Division MVP

2019: Placed fifth in DI

Graduated from Penn State in Mechanical Engineering

Just moved out here from Cleveland, OH (Go Browns!)

Emily Cheng

15 Black Assistant Coach

Dave Winn

14 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

Chris Crader

14 Red Co-Head Coach

31st year coaching high school/26th year coaching club

Ninth year coaching at MVVC

2nd year varsity coach at Palo Alto HS

Coached varsity eight years as Carlmont HS varsity coach

Seven CCS championships and 12 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

Russell Hill

14 Black 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)

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) 

Keilli Voss

14 Black Assistant Coach

John Kozak

13 Red Co-Head Coach

10 years coaching volleyball

19+ 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

Barbara Kozak

13 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

Carly Craig

13 Black Head Coach

Anna Simoes

13 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

Alex Everett

12 Red Head Coach

Lake Merchen

12 Red Assistant 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 

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Premier League Coaches

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

Kristin Anderson

15 White Head Coach

Russell Hill

15 White Assistant 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)

Stephanie Seto

15 Pink 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

Jaida Ward

15 Pink Assistant Coach

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

Grant Proffit

14 White Assistant Coach

Hole Nguyen

14 Pink Head Coach

Hannah Moore

14 Pink Assistant Coach

Coached at MVVC for 2 years

Plays at West Valley College

Receive All Coast conference First team,

ranked 2nd in conference for kills,

received All tournament selection at Delta Classic 2019

Alisha Vasanji

13 White Co-Head Coach

Della Trimble

13 White Co-Head Coach

Colleen Carey

13 Pink Head Coach

13 years coaching experience.

Cupertino High School JV head coach & science teacher.

Qualified 3/3 club teams that had Nationals as their goal.

Payes 13 Black finished 5th in 13 American in 2010. 

Played volleyball at Palo Alto HS, many local clubs, & University of Delaware

(1 year on the D1 team and 1.5 years on the club team).

Started coaching club while at University of Delaware. 

Graduated college with a degree in Medical Technology

Loves nerdy jokes!

Carly Craig

11 White Head Coach

Hannah Moore

11 White Assistant Coach

Coached at MVVC for 2 years

Plays at West Valley College

Receive All Coast conference First team,

ranked 2nd in conference for kills,

received All tournament selection at Delta Classic 2019

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