Leadership
Team

The Mountain View Volleyball Club family is growing- in just 10 quick years, MVVC has grown to be one of the premier volleyball clubs in the Nation. Since opening, MVVC has garnered 14 medals at the Junior National Championships and helped develop dozens of players to play on NCAA and NAIA teams.

Mike Rubin

Co-Founder, MVVC Girls Club Director, Boys 16-Red Coach, Girls 14-Red

As the Girls club director Mike focuses on supporting the girls program’s coaches and players. As a founder of MVVC, he will continue to be directly involved with all aspects of MVVC.

Current Head Girls Varsity Girls Coach / Teacher at Saint Francis High School 

San Jose Mercury Coach of the Year 3 times (2015, 2012, 2008)

Bronze Medal at Boy’s JO’s 2004

Coached over 40 NCAA collegiate players

4 Year Starter at UC Santa Cruz and has had his AAA on the beach for last 10 years

 

mikerubin@mvvclub.com

Brian Wahl

Co-Founder, Youth (Boys/Girls) Director, Finances- Payments, Registration

Brian’s responsibilities include the organization and tracking of the clubs budgets, schedules and registrations. Focuses on an overview of all MVVC programs.​

Currently a teacher at Saint Francis High School

brianwahl@mvvclub.com

Jonah Carson

Boys Club Director & Recruiting Coordinator, 18 Red Head Coach

20+ years coaching experience

2010-2013, Asst. Coach, UOP, Stockton, CA

2004-2010, Head Coach, University of California, UC Santa Cruz

15 Years involvement with USA Volleyball including assistant coach with both the USA Men's Junior and Youth National Teams, Lead Coach for HP Championships and Holiday Camps, Mentor Coach. 

Current USA Men's Junior National Team Head Coach

Current Varsity Head Coach at St. Francis High School (Mt. View)

2018 CCS Honor Coach

Coached AVCA Division III National Player of the Year (2008, Bryan Shires) and AVCA Division

Nat'l Newcomer of the Year (2010, Salvatore La Cavera)

Coached 10 AVCA Division III All-Americans

jonahcarson@mvvclub.com

Arman Zakarian

Lead Coach for MVVC Girls Programs

Current Women's Indoor and Sand Head Coach at West Valley College. 

Assistant coach with the USA Men's Pan Am team, 2016, 

3 years assistant with the boys USA High Performance Pipeline 

Assistant coach for the UC Irvine men's team (NCAA Semi-finalist, 2015)

Previously head coach Santa Barbara City College Men's Volleyball

Played at UCSB and SBCC

Paul Leon

MVVC Boys Lead Coach

Paul Leon, MVVC Boy's Lead Coach provides insight and guidance on individual / team skills to age groups 15 - 18 years.

8 Years coaching (middle school, high school, club, and collegiate level experience)

2016 - Present  Head Men's Volleyball Coach at UC Santa Cruz (top 10 NCAA DIII)

2013 - 2015 Asst. Coach, UCSC Men's Volleyball (2013 & 2015 NCAA appearances)

2011 - 2012 Team Captain Setter for Santa Cruz, leading the Banana Slugs to a CVC conference championship, and a NCAA bid in the spring of 2012 

First-Team All CVC, team MVP and Second-Team AVCA All-American 

2008 - 2010 Played junior college ball for the Orange Coast College Pirates

Bryan Shires

Social Media and Outreach, Boys 14-Red Coach

In addition to coaching, Bryan will continue to manage the MVVC’s social media.

2015 JNC Silver Medal 14-Open

2013 JNC Bronze Medal 14-Open

Earned open bid with every Boy’s team

NCAA DIII National Player of the Year in 2008 playing at UC Santa Cruz (3 Time All- American)

 

shires@mvvclub.com

Lake Merchen

MVVC Sand Director, 16 Red Assistant Coach

3 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 

lake@mvvclub.com

Wendy Bockholt

Directors Assistant- Uniforms, Registration, Scheduling

Wendy is an integral part of the MVVC community. She focuses on helping organize player uniforms, registration and club scheduling.

 

wendy@mvvclub.com

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