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Sand 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.

Lake Merchen
Sand Director

MVVC Sand Director

Saint Francis HS Girls Varsity Volleyball Head Coach

NorCal Open Playoffs Runner-up (2021)

Aptos HS Girls Volleyball Head Coach (2018-21)

2020 NorCal and State Champions

West Valley College Indoor and Beach Assistant Coach (2020-Present)

CCCAA State Championships Runner-up (2021)

2021 AAU National Championship - Silver Medal, Head Coach 17 Red

2021 Las Vegas Classic - Gold Medal, Head Coach 17 Red

2022 USAV JNC - Bronze Medal, Head Coach 17 Red

MVVC Sand Volleyball Club Director (2017-Present)

All-time Kills/Aces/Digs Record at UC Santa Cruz

2x AVCA 1st Team All-American

Eric Pauly

9 Years Coaching

West Valley College, Asst Coach

Saint Francis HS, Varsity Asst Coach

2015-2017 Cabrillo College WVB Asst Coach

2010-2015 UCSC MVB Asst Coach

2015 CCCAA Champions (Cabrillo College)

2014 Boy’s JNC Silver Medal (17 Red)

2013 NCAA Semi-Finals (UCSC)

Played for UCSC Men's Volleyball

Played for Bellarmine College Prep

Raymond Casco

2 Years Coaching 

AVCA 1st Team All-American- 2019

4-year starter at UC Santa Cruz

Holds record for most Career Blocks and Kills in a Season

Jake Landel

7 Years Coaching 

Assistant Men’s Volleyball Coach at UC Santa Cruz

Held a AAA rating in the CBVA for the last 4 years

7x CBVA Open Division Champion

Professional Beach Volleyball Player participating in the AVP

1st-Team AVCA All-American (2015) while at UC Santa Cruz

Hayley Sturgeon

Justin Fortner

2 Years Coaching 

3-year starter at UC Santa Cruz

Sits at 2nd place in Career Blocks at UCSC

Worked as a Robotics and Engineering Teacher for last 2 summers

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