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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

5 Years Coaching - 3rd Year as Sand Director

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 

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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