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Member of S.C.V.A. - Southern California Volleyball Association

 

 

SEAL BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLUB COACHING  STAFF

 

We have assembled one of the finest club volleyball coaching staffs in Southern California. Our experienced staff is committed to providing excellent teaching of advanced volleyball skills, playing strategies, and a solid foundation of fundamentals at every level. Over their coaching careers, members of our staff have been instrumental in developing players that have competed at the National team level, collegiate level, CIF State & Regional Championships, as well as US Junior National Championships. Several of our club’s past players have earned college scholarships and have also successfully transitioned to coaching at the collegiate, high school, and junior club levels.   

 

AGE LEVEL COORDINATORS:

 

15’s-18’s Teams: Tony Rodriguez   avrodz13@gmail.com   

12’s-14’s Teams: Maria Fattal         maria@sealbeachvolleyballclub.com       

 

Coaching Openings – We are always looking for successful experienced coaches to add to our staff as a head coach or as an assistant coach.  Please email:  info@sealbeachvolleyballclub.com  with a copy of your Volleyball Coaching Resume’

GIRLS COACHES

18-Black,14-Blue: Jeff Ornee - Head Coach

  • 4th season coaching with Seal Beach VBC

  • Current Head Coach at Valley Christian High School

  • Competitive player at Valley Christian High School, Surf City VBC, & Middle & Opposite for CSULB Men’s Team

  • Member of the 2013 USA Jr National Team

 

       jeffornee@yahoo.com  

       714.904.2974

 

18-Black: Cindy Ortiz - Assistant Coach

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        cindy0ortiz@gmail.com

        323.698.7118

17-Black: Danko Iordanov - Head Coach

  • Men’s Indoor & Beach Head Coach at Westcliff University (Women’s Assistant)

  • Previous: Women’s Assistant Coach at Napa Valley College

  • Indoor & Beach coach for over 15 years

  • Graduated from Rutgers University (3x All-EIVA, 2003 Male Athlete of the Year)

  • AVP Beach & Indoor Pro

        danko.sealbeach@gmail.com

        562.712.1535

17-Black: Kristen Iordanova - Assistant Coach

  • Women’s Indoor & Beach Head Coach at Westcliff University (Men’s Assistant)

  • Previous: Women’s Indoor Head Coach at Napa Valley College

  • Graduated from Rutgers University (Volleyball & Softball)

  • Former USA PVL NorCal Wildfire member

        kristen.endow@gmail.com

        562.964.5138

17-Blue: Jasmine Gonzalez - Head Coach

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        jasminergonzalez5@gmail.com

        562.735.9872

 

16-Black: Kenny Ma - Head Coach, 13-Black - Assistant Coach

  • 3rd season with Seal Beach VBC. Coached 3 teams last year - all finished in the Gold Division in SCVA. 

  • Current Head Coach of Men's & Women's Beach Volleyball + Assistant Coach of Women’s Indoor Volleyball at Westcliff University

  • 2019: (14-Black) Finished 2nd Overall in SCVA, Gold Medal (USA Division) in St Louis JNQ, Bronze Division Champions (National Division) at USA Jr. Nationals Championships in Indianapolis  

  • 2019: (13-Blue) Silver Medal at SCVA Summer Soirée. Finished in the Gold Division in SCVA.

  • 2019: (16-Blue) Finished in the Gold Division in SCVA. Finished 5th at JVA West Coast Cup in Long Beach. Finished 5th at SCVA Qualifier in Las Vegas. Finished 9th out of 125 teams at the Colorado Crossroads Qualifier 

  • 2018: (14-Black) Bronze Division Champions (USA Division) at USA Jr. Nationals Championships in Detroit, Silver Medal (USA Division) at SCVA Qualifier in Las Vegas, Silver Division Champions (Open Division) at JVA in Long Beach.

  • Former Varsity Girls Volleyball Head Coach at Mayfair HS & Varsity Boys Volleyball Head Coach at Westminster HS. Lead every team to a league title (5x) and CIF appearance (5x) as a head coach.  

  • Former Assistant Coach at Golden West College

  • Coached alongside former Mexican Men's Volleyball National Team Head Coach, Samuel Cibrian & USA Olympic (Silver Medalist) Setter Debbie Green

     

       kennyma.710@gmail.com  

       714.616.9313

 

16-Black: Madison May - Assistant Coach

  • Former Seal Beach Volleyball Club Player

  • Division 1 Volleyball at Niagara University

  • Cerritos College Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach

  • First-year coach at Seal Beach

 

        mattiemay0007@gmail.com

        562.370.5612

 

16-Blue, 14-Grey: Courtney Lorusso - Head Coach

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      courtney.lorusso@gmail.com

      626.862.7598

16-Blue: Jeff Ecevedo - Assistant Coach

  • 2nd season coaching at SBVC 

  • One season assistant coach for HBC 16's  

  • Current JV Head Coach and Varsity assistant for Long Beach Poly High school

  • 12 years of coaching experience for both girls and boys

  • Girls 2008 Frosh-Soph Moore League Champs, 2013 JV Moore League Champs, 2016 JV Moore League Champs, 2017 JV Moore League, 2018 JV Moore League Champs, Won 2013, 2016  JV Valley Christian Tournament, 2016, 2017 JV South Torrance Volleyball Tournament, 2012 Varsity Moore League Champs, 2015 Varsity Moore League Champs, 2017 Varsity Moore League Champs, 2018 Varsity Moore League Champs 

  • Played Club, High School, and College at LBSU men's club Volleyball - A Defensive specialist, Setter, and Serving Specialist 

  • 2016 Long Beach Poly Girls team CIF SS Division 1 and Open Division semi-finalists, 2017 Division 1 state semi-finalist, 2018 Open Division state participate

 

       jecevedo06@gmail.com  

       562.912.0986

 

15-Black, 12-Black: Michael Ma - Head Coach

  • 6th season with Seal Beach VBC.

    • Gold Medal at 2019 Colorado Crossroads Qualifier with 16-Black (team finished top 8 in SCVA)

    • Silver Division Champions at 2019 JVA West Coast Cup with 16-Black

    • Bronze Medal at 2017 Las Vegas Qualifier with 14-Black

    • Bronze Medal at 2017 JVA West Coast Cup with 15-Blue

    • Assists in skills camps and provides private lesson training for passing/hitting/serving.

  • 2019 Volunteer Assistant Coach for the University of Arizona, competing in the PAC12 Conference/NCAA Division I.   

  • Formerly served as Varsity Assistant Coach at Cerritos HS, Valley Christian HS, and Cypress HS. At Cypress HS, won the 2017 CIF-SS Division III Championship.

  • 2018 Graduate Assistant Coach at Westcliff University for Men’s Program.

  • Competitive player for 10 years. Played club volleyball for 5 years (Protégé, OC Riptides, Highline), HS at St. John Bosco HS / Scholar-Athlete. Played on the club volleyball team at Long Beach State.

     

       michaelantma830@gmail.com  

       562.381.5889

15-Blue: Kaitlin Meyer - Head Coach

  • 1st season at Seal Beach volleyball club

  • Previous coaching - Boys Varsity Assistant at El Camino Fundamental High School  - involved with this program for 7 years, NCVC girls beach, Synergy Force VBC girls club and beach

  • El Camino Fundamental High School Varsity all 4 years. Senior year went 50-3 losing in semi-finals of state playoffs

  • American River College Outside Hitter (1st Team All-Conference 2015 & 2016), New Mexico Highlands University Libero/DS 2017, Westcliff University Outside Hitter & Beach

        kaitlin.meyer22@gmail.com

        916.997.9533

 

15-Blue: Tiana Gildernew - Assistant Coach

  • Four-year varsity player, Played 7 years of club volleyball (Club West, Pac Jr, Assist), D2 starting setter/oppo. for Pfeiffer University North Carolina, all-around player for Citrus college 2017, Setter for Westcliff University 2018

  • Received first team all-conference 2015-2017, Player of the year 2017 

  • Four-year Assistant coach for Chaffey high school 

 

        tianagildernew@yahoo.com

        909.244.6782

 

15-White: Tamar Rotstein - Head Coach

  • 3rd season with Seal Beach Volleyball Club; 9th season coaching in SCVA.

  • Competitive player for 9 years. Played club at Santa Monica Volleyball Club and Culver City Volleyball Club. Played club volleyball at USC. 

  • Multiple Medals (gold, silver, and bronze) as an athlete and coach at the JCC Maccabi Games. 

       trotstei@gmail.com

       323.841.4463

15-White: Laura Butler - Assistant Coach

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       laurabutler_7@aol.com  

       562.652.0886

14-Black: Tony Rodriguez - Head Coach

  • 23rd season with Seal Beach VBC. Coached with Ichiban Long Beach VBC 4 years. Coached 18 Qualifying teams to US Jr Nationals Championships.

  • 2019 - Gold Medal U-13 USA Div at US Jr National Championships, and 2019 - PrepVolleyball Top 11 National Ranking for U17s.

  • 2018 - Silver Medal U-15 American Div and Bronze Medal U-12 American Div at US Jr. Nationals Championships in Detroit. 

  • 2015 - Silver Medal U-12 Open Div and 5th place U-15 Open Div at US Jr. Nationals Championships in New Orleans. 

  • 2013 - Gold Medal U-13 American Div at US Jr. Nationals Championships in Dallas. 

  • 2011 - Bronze Medal U-13 American Div at US Jr. Nationals Championships in Atlanta. 

  • 2008 - Gold Medal U-12 American Div at US Jr. Nationals Championships in Dallas. 

  • 1999 - Gold Medal U-18 Open Div Asst Coach Ichiban VBC at US Jr. Nationals Championships in New Orleans. 

  • 1996 - U-14 Championship Finals at the Davis Volleyball Festival.

       avrodz13@gmail.com  

       714.931.1952

14-Black: Lena Sparks - Assistant Coach

  • 4th season with Seal Beach VBC. Served as JV Coach Warren HS, Assistant Women’s Coach Fullerton Junior College

  • Defensive Specialist for Cerritos College State Championship team 1992, DS at UCI

  • Former AAA rated competitive beach volleyball player for 20 years

       dsparks@socal.rr.com  

       714.321.7251

14-Blue: Crissy Almorade - Assistant Coach

  • 2nd Season with Seal Beach VBC

  • 2019: (13- Blue) Silver medal at SCVA Summer Soiree. Finished in Gold in SCVA

  • 4-year Varsity Libero, Westcliff University Libero/DS Indoor and Beach

 

       cristeta.almorade@gmail.com

       831.240.8999

14-White: Ryan Upmayer - Head Coach

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        ryanupy@yahoo.com

        805.341.1968

 

13-Black: Maria Fattal - Head Coach, 15-Black - Assistant Coach

  • 22nd season with Seal Beach VBC. Coached 12 qualifying teams to compete at US Junior Nationals.

  • 2019 - Gold Medal U-14 at the MEQ in the USA Division and won the U-14 Bronze Division Flight A in the National Division at USA Jr. Nationals Championships in Indianapolis. Silver Medal U-15 at the 11th Annual Summer Soiree.

  • 2018 – Gold Medal U-13 in American Division and U-14 Bronze Division Champions USA Division at USA Jr. Nationals Championships in Detroit.

  • 2018 - Silver Medal U-14 USA Division SCVA Qualifier in Las Vegas.

  • 2017 – Gold Medal U12 at SCVA Summer Soiree.

  • 2016 – Gold Medal U-13 American Division at SCVA Qualifier in Los Angeles.

  • 2013 – Silver Medal U-12 American Division at SCVA Qualifier in Los Angeles.

  • 2008 – Bronze Medal U-16 at the 1st SCVA Summer Soiree.

  • 2006 – Silver Medal U-12 at SCVA Qualifier in Los Angeles.

  • 2002 – Bronze Medal U-12 at US Jr Nationals in Salt Lake City.

  • Director of Youth Volleyball Programs for the City of Seal Beach Recreation Dept.

  • A competitive player in high school and college includes 1980 CIF Semi-Final for Bishop Montgomery HS; 4 years of NCAA at Chapman College; and with Athletes in Action and International Ambassadors for Christ.

 

       maria@sealbeachvolleyballclub.com   

       562.900.0105

 

13-Blue: Justin May - Head Coach, 15-Black - Assistant Coach

  • 18 Gold medal open winner Junior Olympics 2003 with All-tournament team awards.

  • Member of the youth and junior National Team

  • Full ride scholarship to Long Beach State

  • Coached for over 10 years with 4 gold medal teams.

 

      dashlife1@gmail.com

      949.335.8072

13-Blue: Carolyn Repetti - Assistant Coach

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       carolynrepetti@gmail.com  

       949.370.7143

13-White: Tasha Clay - Head Coach

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      tashabclay@gmail.com

      760.617.7859

12-Black: Joy Banducci - Assistant Coach

  • 1998 – 1999 Setter for Cal State Bakersfield

  • DII – All Region 1998 and  2nd Team All CCAA –1998-1999

  • 10th at 1992 Olympic Trials for 10M Diving

  • 3 time Junior Olympic National Champion Diving

       jbanducci@mbwswim.com

       949.812.0914

12-Blue: Nicole Choi - Head Coach, 17-Blue - Assistant Coach

  • 1st year coaching at SBVBC

  • Coaching experience: 3+ years at Sunshine Volleyball Club 

  • Collegiate experience: DS/L at The University of Georgia (2009-2013)

  • High School/Club experience: played for A5 and Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia

 

       nbchoi@gmail.com

       678.773.1715

12-Blue: Leah Price - Assistant Coach

  • 1st season at Seal Beach Volleyball Club

  • Previous coaching- Mission Volleyball Club

  • 4 years of varsity high school volleyball

  • Played club volleyball for 10+ years

  • Citrus College Volleyball (1st Team All-Conference and Player of the Week 2017) (Second Team All-Conference 2016)

  • Westcliff University Volleyball 2019

       leahprice95@gmail.com

       951.907.9149

12-White : Jackie Rodriguez - Head Coach

  • Competitive Player with Impact Volleyball Club and at Escalon High 

  • 2003 San Joaquin Delta College Conference Champions, Final Four: Northern California Playoffs, Final Eight State Volleyball Tournament, ended season ranked 4th in State 

  • Fifth Year Coaching with SBVBC 

 

       Jacquelyn.Rodriguez10@gmail.com  

       209.740.9600

 

12-Grey: Peki Fuiava - Head Coach

  • 1st Year Coaching at SBVBC

  • Currently playing indoor and beach volleyball at Westcliff University

  • Los Angeles Harbor College Setter/RS 2018 (1st Team All-Conference)

  • Mt. SAC Setter/DS 2017

  • Played club volleyball in Las Vegas for Impact Volleyball Club 2014-2016

      fuiava15@gmail.com

      702.888.2478

       

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