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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

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.

• 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


Brian Wahl

Co-Founder, Club Director, Finances-Payments, Registrations

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


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. 

• Former 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)

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

• Coached 10 AVCA Division III All-Americans


Armen 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


Bryan Shires

Social Media and Outreach, Girls 18-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)


Lake Merchen

MVVC Sand Director, Girls 18 Red Head 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


Tyler Rigg

Youth Director, Girls 15 Red Head Coach

• 5 years 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

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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.

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