All of our coaches have extensive experience at coaching and/or playing at the college level. We have a great group of staff that have led as college head coaches, NCAA Division I and II Assistant Coaches, and decorated college players. They have reached their peak earning national rankings, NCAA Tournament appearances, Conference Championships, Coach-of-the-Year awards (including a National Coach of the Year finalist/Top 8), and coached All-Americans.
Most important about our coaches is we love to coach. We are a cadre of staff that are passionate about volleyball and really enjoy working with youth players. It will show every minute we are at camp with you. We have the knowledge, experience, creativity, and passion to help you reach your peak.
Mike Welch, Director
Mike Welch was head coach of the 1995 US Olympic Festival Team which three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May, former USA Team Captain Allison Weston, and 6 NCAA Division I National Champions were team members. (1995).
Mike Welch was co-head coach of the 1996 USA Youth National Team at the US Olympic Training Center with Beijing, China Olympic Best Scorer and Silver Medalist Logan Tom. Took USA YNT players to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics as part of the Olympic Visitation Program. Mike was also the head coach of the 1993 USA Youth National Team.
Mike Welch was the head coach at NCAA Division I Idaho State University for 8 seasons, longer than any other coach in the history of the program. 2003 team had the best season record (win percentage) since 1989.
University of North Florida 1999 team was nationally ranked for the 6th consecutive year, won the Peach Belt Athletic Conference
regular season championship for the third consecutive year, won the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship, advanced to the NCAA, and had the #3 ranked team GPA in the nation
NCAA Division I Morehead State University team won the 1993 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship and advanced to the NIVC National Tournament, both were the first in the 25 year history of the program. The team also had the #1 ranked team GPA in the nation!
Mike Welch has been a volleyball camp director since 1990. His volleyball coaching experience includes 17 years as an NCAA Division I & II college head coach with 6 nationally ranked seasons. If you have a goal to play in college, Mike knows how to get there as he has awarded over $2 Million in college volleyball scholarships. Additionally, he was a 3-time USA Youth National Team (A1) Head and Assistant Coach.
Mike was a two-time Head Coach of the USA Volleyball Youth National Team (A1), Assistant Coach of the USA Youth National Team (A1), Head Coach at the US Olympic Festival, and Assistant Coach at the US Olympic Festival during his 5 years in official head and assistant coach positions in the USA National Team development program from 1992-1996). He led teams to 1 gold medal and 2 silver medals. Players included coaching three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May for three summers, Beijing Olympic Best Scorer and Silver Medalist Logan Tom, 5 National Player-of-the-Year honorees (Misty May, Logan Tom, Kristen Folkl, Allison Weston, Denise Boylan), numerous USA National Team members, National Champions, and over 40 All-Americans.
Mike earned 267 college wins in 17 years as a Division I (11) and Division II (6) Head Coach at Idaho State University, Head Coach at University of North Florida (2nd on all-time win list), and Head Coach at Morehead State University. Recorded 20 win seasons at all three institutions. Earned win number 200 over Pac-12 member Oregon in Eugene on the famed McArthur Court. Overall, his teams had 6 nationally ranked seasons, 5 Conference and Conference Tournament Championships, 4 NCAA Tournament appearances, and 1 NIVC Tournament appearance as a college head coach. His players were honored with 2 All-American, 17 All-Region, 43 All-Conference, and 84 Academic All-Conference selections. Equally as impressive in the classroom, his college teams earned 5 AVCA Team Academic Awards, including the highest team GPA in the nation out of all NCAA Division I volleyball teams, and two top 3 finishes in the nation in NCAA Division II.
Mike is currently the Club Director for Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club (since 2010). The club has junior girls teams in the 18U, 16U, 14U, and 12U age group divisions.
As a high school coach, Mike's San Diego, CA Helix High School team appeared in the Top 30 USA Today National Ranking and had a 95-22 record. One player earned USA Today All-American and went on to become captain of the USA Women's National Team, while another player went on to become a collegiate All-American and National Champion.
A national leader in coach training, Mike has presented three times at the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Convention and has been published over 10 times in Volleyball Magazine, Coaching Volleyball, Volleyball Monthly and has authored chapters in some books. National committee appointments included the AVCA Division I National Ranking poll (2000 to 2007), the NCAA Division I Regional Advisory Committee (2004 to 2006), and member of the Editorial Board for the AVCA's Coaching Volleyball (1998 to 2008).
On the outdoor scene, Mike was Vice President of the California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA 1990-1991), event director for many CBVA outdoor volleyball tournaments, and earned a AAA rating as a player.
Mike, has a BA degree in Physical Geography from California State University, Chico and an AA degree in business from LA Pierce College. He has attended graduate school at San Diego State as a graduate assistant, National University, Morehead State University studying Human Behavior, Management and Geography. CAP Level III certified by USA Volleyball at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs (first coach in the country to attend and complete the program), and has completed a National Strength and Conditioning certification. Mike has attended multiple team building trainer courses through Project Adventure. He played collegiate club volleyball both Cal State Chico and LA Pierce College; was All-CIF (Los Angeles section), West Valley League MVP, and CIF Champion at Chatsworth High School (Los Angeles, CA). Mike is an avid mountain biker, trail runner, and skier. He has competed in many adventure races, mountain bike races, century bike rides, duathlons and triathlons, and was on the National Ski Patrol for 4 seasons. Mike has been married since Leap Day 1992 to Diane, and has two children.
Jody Garry, Former Head Coach at California State University Monterey Bay
Jody was formerly the Head Coach at California State University Monterey Bay for 8 seasons. Jody Garry led the CSUMB volleyball program to its first-ever national rankings and first All-American honoree during the 2010 season. Prior to CSUMB, Garry served as recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Washington State University in the prestigious Pac-10 Conference for three years (2004-2006). In 2003, Garry spent one season at Idaho State University as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator with Head Coach Mike Welch. The Bengals finished the season with an overall 20-9 record. It was the best season in over a decade for the ISU volleyball program and earned the squad a third place finish in the Big Sky Conference. In 2002, Garry was the top assistant at the University of South Dakota where she helped lead the team to a 16-win season, the most wins in 20 years for the USD program. Her previous collegiate head coaching experience was at NCAA Division II Adams State College in 2001. Garry coached at Golden West College in 2000, where she assisted head coach Albert Gasparian to the program's 18th-straight state championship. Garry began her coaching career as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Saint Mary's College (Moraga) from 1997-1999.
Ten years after Camp Director Mike Welch graduated Chatsworth (CA) High School, Jody became an All-CIF and L.A. Valley All-Star MVP at Chatsworth (CA) High School. Jody and Mike first met as she spent a summer as an intern for USA Volleyball in Colorado Springs and worked with the USA Youth National Team while Mike was Head Coach. Jody was a two-time team captain and earned first team All-North Central Conference honors at University of North Dakota. An AAA-rated beach volleyball player, Garry spent the summer of 1997 touring professionally in Italy. She also competed with her playing partner and Peak Volleyball Camps staff member Jamie Ivers in qualifying tournaments for Beach Volleyball America (BVA). She received her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from North Dakota and a Masters degree from St. Mary's College (CA). Jody and her husband Kirby have four children.
Kim Lester, San Diego Mesa College Head Coach
- Head Coach at San Diego Mesa College
- California Community College Coach of the Year
- Finished 2nd place in the California Community College Championships two times, and 4th place once.
- Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Champions 7 times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012) and had 4 undefeated seasons (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
- PCAC Coach of the Year 3 times (2004,2006,2007)
- Assistant Coach at UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
- Assistant Coach at Idaho State University
- Assistant Coach at the University of Oklahoma
- Head Coach at Saddleback College
- California Community College Coach of the Year
- As a player, led San Diego State University to NCAA Sweet 16 and was team captain
In 10 seasons at San Diego Mesa College, Kim Lester has culminated an overall record of 219-74 giving her an impressive .747 winning percentage and an unprecedented 8 conference championships (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013). 2013 was no different finishing once again as PCAC Champions while being ranked as high as #6 in California. Overall, Kim's success as a college head coach has earned her the prestigious California Community College Coach of the Year award and 3 PCAC Coach of the Year honors.
The 2004 Mesa Women's Volleyball team completed its highest finish in the program's history finishing second in the state. In 2006, the Olympians qualified for the State Championship again and finished fourth.
Prior to coaching at SD Mesa, she served as Assistant Volleyball Coach at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has also successfully coached as either Assistant or Head Coach at Idaho State University (with Head Coach Mike Welch), the University of Oklahoma, Saddleback College, San Diego City College, and Southwestern College. In these assignments, she has been known for her emphasis on developing good students as well as good athletes. She earned "Coach of the Year" honors at Saddleback College where her team finished 2nd in the state. She is also known for developing winning teams, resulting in numerous championships and titles.
Kim played collegiately at San Diego State University (Mike Welch was an assistant coach at SDSU during Kim's freshman year), helping lead her team to the NCAA Sweet 16. Kim was a team captain. She earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from SDSU, and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University. Kim is married, and has a daughter.
Jamie Ivers, Grossmont College Head Coach
- Head Coach at
- 2016 CCCAA California Junior College Beach Volleyball State Champions
- 2011 and 2014 AVCA Two Year College Regional Coach of the Year
- 2nd place finish at the CCCAA Beach State Championship in 2017 and 2015
- 2nd place in the California Community College Championships in 2016 and 2013; and 3rd place at the CCCAA championships in 2014
- 2011 and 2014 CCCAA Southern California Co-Coach of the Year honoree.
- Seven straight PCAC conference championships in indoor volleyball in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
- 2016 and 2015 PCAC Conference Champions in beach volleyball.
- Seven time PCAC Indoor Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
- 2017, 2016 and 2015 PCAC Beach Volleyball Coach of the Year
- Assistant Coach at NCAA Division I Idaho State University
- Assistant Coach at Adams State College
- As a college player, was selected All-Big West Conference at Cal State Fullerton
- Won the famed 2000 Manhattan Beach Open and earned her AAA beach rating.
Jamie Ivers, as Head Coach at Grossmont College in San Diego, won the 2016 CCCAA California Junior College Beach Volleyball State Championships! She led her 2017 and 2015 beach teams to State Runners-Up in the California Community College Championships in Beach Volleyball.
Jamie led the indoor team to the California Community College Championships finishing 2nd place in 2016 and 2013, and 3rd place in 2014. The Griffins have been indoor Champions of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference seven consecutive years in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016; and also Beach Volleyball Champions in 2015 and 2017. The Indoor Team was ranked #1 in California for most of the 2013 season. She was honored as PCAC Coach of the Year seven times from 2010-2016 with the indoor team, and was honored three times from 2015-2017 with the beach team. In 2011 and 2014, Jamie received the prestigious AVCA Two Year College Regional Coach of the Year award for the Southwest Region (Top 8 finalist for National Coach of the Year). In 2011, 2012 and 2014, Jamie was also named the CCCAA All-Southern California Co-Coach of the Year.
In 2004, as an assistant coach, she helped guide the San Diego Mesa College team to finish as Runner Up in the California Junior College Championships and were undefeated PCAC Champs in 2004-05. Previously, Jamie was an assistant volleyball coach at NCAA Division I Idaho State University with Head Coach Mike Welch. She helped lead the ISU squad to its first 20 win season in 14 years. Jamie was also the top assistant at NCAA Division II Adams State University.
As a beach player, she won the prestigious Manhattan Beach Open in 2000 and earned her AAA rating.
Jamie has a BA degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, where she was also an all-conference performer on the Titan volleyball team. She earned a second Masters Degree in Physical Education with Azusa Pacific University, and has an M.A. from National University in Cross-Cultural Teaching. Jamie is married and has a daughter.
Bryan Bunn, Former Head Coach at NC State, University of North Florida and Texas Lutheran
- Head Coach at North Carolina State University for 6 seasons (2010-2015), 3 consecutive 20 win seasons (first time since 1980-1982) and an NCAA Tournament appearance (first time since 1987)
- Associate Head Coach at Baylor University, reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2009 after upsetting heavily favored UCLA on its own court in Los Angeles
- Head Coach at the University of North Florida for 7 seasons, leading the team to 5 consecutive Peach Belt Conference crowns and NCAA Division II Tournament appearances from 2000-04. The winningest volleyball coach in school history, and with the best winning percentage of any head coach in all sports in UNF history.
- Head Coach at Texas Lutheran from 1994-99, winning 2 conference titles, 2 appearances in the NAIA national tournament.
Bryan Bunn was the Head Coach at NC State (North Carolina State University) from 2010 through 2015. Bryan guided the Wolfpack to more victories in the ACC (45) during his 6 years, than the program had in the previous 20 years (only 35)!
Bryan has coached 18 All-Americans, 38 all-conference players, 32 all-region performers and five conference players of the year. Eleven of his teams have won 23 or more matches, with four squads finishing in the top 10 nationally.
While at NC State, his 2014 squad finished the season with a winning record for the fourth year in a row, which is just one shy of the most consecutive winning seasons by a head coach in program history. His 2014 senior class was the first to graduate with a winning record all four seasons since the 1984 graduating class. He led the 2013 Wolfpack squad to a third consecutive 20-win season, becoming one of only three coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to do so from 2011-2013. Bryan is also the first NC State volleyball head coach to accomplish the feat since 1980-1982. His 2013 team posted a 20-12 overall record and an 11-9 mark in ACC play. In 2012, the program earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1987. Bryan led the squad to a 22-10 record, highlighted by a 12-8 mark in conference play. In 2011, Bryan guided the Pack to a 20-13 mark, its first winning season and first 20-win season since 1996, while setting a school record with 8 ACC victories.
Previously, Bryan spent three seasons as the associate head coach at Baylor, where he helped resurrect that program. The team improved dramatically, culminating with Baylor's first ever appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16. The 2009 campaign saw the Bears reach the postseason for the first time in nine years, spend 11 weeks in the AVCA Top 25 poll and achieve a No. 17 national ranking. Baylor reached the NCAA Sweet 16 after upsetting heavily favored UCLA on its own court in Los Angeles.
Bryan spent seven season as the head coach at North Florida, posting a 180-56 (.798) record. He led the Lady Ospreys to five consecutive Peach Belt Conference crowns and NCAA Division II Tournament appearances from 2000-04, collecting conference coach of the year honors in both 2000 and 2002. North Florida won its final 60 conference matches as a member of the Peach Belt under Bryan's leadership. In 2005 and 2006 he led the charge as UNF elevated into Division I status, guiding the program to respective 19-10 and 18-15 seasons and back-to-back top-three finishes in the Atlantic Sun Conference before joining the staff at Baylor. He departed North Florida as the winningest volleyball coach in school history, and with the best winning percentage of any head coach in all sports in UNF history.
Bryan coached the volleyball team and served as a faculty member at Texas Lutheran from 1994-99, posting a 171-66 (.722) record in six seasons. Under his watch, the Bulldogs won two conference titles, made two appearances in the NAIA national tournament and advanced to regionals on six occasions.
He graduated from Texas - San Antonio in 1988 with a bachelor of arts degree in kinesiology and English, later earning a master's of education from Stephen F. Austin in 1992. He resides in Apex, NC with his wife Jen and daughter Brynn.
Denise Parker, Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club Head Coach, former college assistant coach and Varsity Head Coach
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has her CrossFit Kids Certification
- 2010-Present Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club 18-1 Head Coach
- 11 years coaching various high school teams at Truckee High School and North Tahoe High School from 1999-2012, including 2009 State Championship team as assistant coach at Truckee High School
- 1995 Bethany College Assistant Volleyball Coach
- 1990-1995 San Lorenzo Valley High School Varsity Coach
- 1990-1995 Santa Cruz Mtn. Volleyball Club coach
- 1991 Cabrillo College Assistant Volleyball Coach
- 1990 UC Santa Cruz Female Athlete of the Year
- UC Santa Cruz Volleyball Team member, MVP 3 years as middle blocker and outside hitter
Denise Parker is in her sixth year as Head Coach of the Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club 18-1 Team. She has college coaching experience at both Bethany College and Cabrillo College as an Assistant Coach.
Denise has extensive experience as a youth and high school level coach. As a high school coach, she was the Head Varsity Coach at San Lorenzo Valley High School for 6 years, and spent 11 years coaching various teams in the Lake Tahoe area at Truckee High School and North Tahoe High School, including 2009 State Championship team as assistant coach at Truckee High School. Besides coaching the past 6 years with Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club, Denise previously coached 3 years with Club Truckee (the predecessor to Pinnacle Tahoe) and 6 more years with Santa Cruz Mtn. Volleyball Club.
As a player, she was a 3 time MVP as Middle Blocker of the UC Santa Cruz Volleyball Team, and was the UC Santa Cruz Female Athlete of the Year.
Denise has 28 years experience working a variety of youth Summer Day Camps and Resident Camps. These youth camps offer activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, archery, pool, lake activities, hiking, beach days, Challenge Courses (Ropes and Climbing Wall), arts and crafts as well as general games. She still volunteers for the Conejo Valley YMCA as a Leader of the CIT (Counselor in Training) Program at Camp Sequoia Lake. This leadership program primarily focuses on educating 17 and 18 year-olds how to become better leaders and role models for today's youth. This program includes participation in activities, interacting with youth Campers on a daily basis, utilizing motivation and support strategies along with training in disciplinary scenarios. The character and values this camp prides itself on has been a big influence on Denise's life.
Denise has a BA degree in biology from UC Santa Cruz. She has recently completed CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2013) and CrossFit Kids Certification (2014). She has NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching, NFHS and NSCA Strength and Conditioning, NFHS Concussion in Sports, and CPR/First Aid/AED certifications. Denise is married, loves to work out at CrossFit, and live the Truckee-Tahoe lifestyle.
Terry Stafford, Former William Jessup University Head Coach
- Former Head Coach at William Jessup University
- California Pacific Conference Coach of the Year in 2009
- Led 3 different California high school teams to CIF Championships.
- Sacramento Bee Coach of the Year in 1998 and 1993
- Inducted into the Sacramento Optimist High School Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame
- USA Volleyball CAP Level III certified coach
- Club Director for 10 years
Terry Stafford retired as Head Volleyball Coach at William Jessup University, in Rocklin, CA, in the fall of 2012. He was honored as the California Pacific Conference Coach of the Year in 2009, in only his second season at Jessup. Terry took the William Jessup program that was perennially last in the conference into a contender, placing second in the conference in 2009 with and 2010.
At the High school level, Terry has led three different high school programs to become CIF Section Champions: Golden Sierra in 1992-93, Bear River in 1998-99, and Granite Bay High School in 2004-05. Additionally, his teams have won won numerous league championships. Terry was selected as the Sacramento Bee Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1998. In 2007 he was inducted into the Sacramento Optimist High School Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame.
Coach Stafford is a CAP Level III certified coach, and has run volleyball camps for over 20 years.
Terry ran his own clubs from 1986-2006 and has had many athletes recruited to universities from his club program such as Gonzaga, University of San Francisco, Long Beach State, and many others, and one who went on to play for our U.S. Olympic team in 2004.
Seeing himself as a teacher of the game, Terry loves to see athletes learn the love of the game by being successful at what they do/accomplish on the court. FUN is what athletics should be about, and he values seeing kids have fun while learning.
Terry played volleyball in the Collegiate Men’s Club program at Chico State University. Terry has his BA from Chico State in Physical Education and Health, and has been teaching for 33 years. He is married and has four grown children.
Todd Phillips, 30 Year Veteran Coach
- 3 undefeated league seasons as Head Coach at Ponderosa High School
- 21 County Championships as Head Coach at Herbert Green School
- Tournament Director at the Volleyball Festival
- Tournament Director at Jackson Sports Academy
- Pro Beach, college and club official
Todd Phillips, has been involved with all aspects of volleyball for more than 30 years. He has been involved in all levels of club volleyball which includes: a player, coach, club director and official. For the past 28 years Todd has been working for the Volleyball Festival where he is currently one of the Tournament Directors and Facilities Supervisor. The past four years Todd has been the Tournament Director for the Jackson Sports Academy facility in Sacramento.
He coached at Ponderosa High school for ten years. During those years at Ponderosa they had three undefeated league seasons and an overall 99-13 league record. Currently Todd has been coaching at Herbert Green School where they have won 21 of the last 24 County Championships.
Todd has also been a volleyball official at all levels for the past 31 years. He has officiated Pro Beach, all levels of College and High school.
Todd coached and played on the Chico State Men's volleyball team. Spent one summer touring with the Jose Cuervo Amateur beach tour.
Joyce Fahnestock, Club Idaho Club Director
- Director and Club Recruiter for 21 teams with Club Idaho
- Director and Coach for Club Idaho NW
Joyce is the Club Director and has coached Club Idaho for the past 10 years in Boise, Idaho. She oversees the operations for 21 teams. Joyce is the Club Recruiter for College scholarships and teaches seminars. Previously, she was the Director and coach for all volleyball and basketball clinics at the former Rocky Mountain Fitness in Eagle, Idaho. Additionally, Joyce directs league games for women’s and coed. Joyce was also the Director and coach for Club Idaho NW for 5 years in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Her diverse coaching experience spans coaching all age groups.
Joyce was a national tournament Director and the Director for 21 volleyball teams. Joyce was a High School coach, taught volleyball, basketball, diving, and track. Joyce attended BYU where she played basketball and ran track while majoring in Communications and Business Finance. She is married with 5 children. Daughters Brooke, Makenzie and Shea have all been involved in coaching Peak Volleyball Camps.
Mika Robinson, Rollins College Head Coach
- Head Volleyball Coach at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida
- Former Head Coach for 8 seasons at Berry College
- 2015 NCAA Division III Regional Semifinals. Finished with a 25-8 record with 2 All-American honorees
- 2013 NCAA Tournament (second round) appearance first in school history
- 2013 SAA Conference Champions
- 2013 coached 2 All-American honorees
- 2012 SAA Conference Champions
- 2008 SSAC Coach of the Year and Conference Champions
- Former Associate Head Volleyball Coach at Idaho State University (NCAA Division I)
- Led Gainesville Juniors team to qualify for Junior Olympics
Mika Robinson is the Head Volleyball Coach at Rollins College (NCAA Division II) in Winter Park, Florida. Formerly, she was the Head Volleyball Coach at Berry College in Rome, Georgia for 8 seasons. Her Berry College team advanced to the 2015 NCAA Division III Regional Semifinals. They finished with a 25-8 record and 2 All-American honorees.
Mika led her Berry College team to two consecutive SAA Conference Championships in 2012 and 2013. Her 2013 team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and had 2 All-American honorees. Mika was named the 2008 SSAC Coach of the Year in her first year at the helm of the Berry program. She led the team to the school's first SSAC regular season volleyball championship, while boasting a 23-13 (15-1 SSAC) record.
Previously, she was the Associate Head Coach, Assistant Volleyball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Idaho State University for 3 seasons with Head Coach Mike Welch. Mika came to ISU after serving as the head coach of the Buchholz High School volleyball team where she had led the team to three-straight district championships. Her team also received the AVCA Team Academic Award in 2004. As a club coach, she led teams to qualify for Junior Olympics with Gainesville Juniors. Mika is actively involved on the AVCA's Assistant Coach committee, and was on the Board of Directors for the AVCA.
Mika played her collegiate career at Harvard University as team captain on the NCAA Division I Ivy League team. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a B.A. in Psychology in 1996. Mika has also earned her Masters Degree in Athletic Administration from Idaho State University in 2007. Mika and her husband Clint have a daughter and son.
Rob Holley, Jacksonville Juniors Boys Volleyball Coordinator
Coach Holley has been with JJVA for 4 years as one of the veteran coaches and Coordinator of the Boys program. Holley also currently serves as a head coach for USA Volleyball Florida Region High Performance Boy’s Teams and an assistant coach for the Team Florida WAVE Mens Pro Team, which won the Mens Open division in the 2013 US Open National Championships. He was recently selected as a Co-Chair for the FL Region Boys Advisory Committee. Holley is no stranger to JJVA, he coached an 18U girls team during the 2000-2001 season. He currently spends his summers as a clinician at various camps around the nation.
Prior to his current stint at JJVA, Holley started the first boys high school team in north Florida at the Bolles School, where he served as Head Coach from 2004-2006. Rob was an Assistant Volleyball Coach at Florida Southern University for two seasons and an Assistant and Interim Head Volleyball Coach at the University of North Florida, also for two seasons. Both programs were Conference Champions and played in the NCAA tournament. Holley served as head coach of the University of Kentucky's men's volleyball collegiate club from 1992-99, which was nationally ranked all seven years and won 2 conference championships. Coach Holley has been an assistant coach and technical advisor for the All Air Force Team, head coach for several club teams, and served as Assistant Club Director and Boys Director for CKTVC in Lexington, KY.
Holley earned his bachelor's of science degree in Sports Administration with a minor in Coaching Theory from Eastern Kentucky University, where he began his coaching career as a manager and volunteer assistant coach. As a former indoor player, he played USAV at the Level AA/Open for various clubs as a setter and right-side hitter. On the beach player he competed on the EVA Molson, Coors Light, MPVA, and AVP Qualifying tours. Holley has also been a USAV Regional Referee, NCAA State Rated Referee, and Beach Official.
Coach Holley has received accolades from the Florida Region of USA Volleyball as the 2011 'Male Coach of the Year' and the 2012 'Volleyball Ambassador Award'. Holley has been published in Coaching Volleyball Magazine for his article on Setter Statistics.
Off the court, Rob is an avid surfer and loves surfboard design. He is the former Director of Surf Operations for EPIC Surf Ministries, were he coached and directed EPIC Surf Camps and created the EPIC Surf League. He resides in Orange Park, FL with his wife, Mary (also a volleyball coach) and son, Hunter.
Lisa Bushman, Rollins College (FL) Assistant Coach
- Assistant Volleyball Coach at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida
- Former Assistant Coach at
Idaho State University
- NCAA Division I Setter and Team Captain
- Completing Doctorate at Michigan State University in Sports Psychology
Lisa Griffiths became the Assistant Coach at Rollins College in Florida in 2016. Previously, Lisa was the Head Volleyball Coach at the University of Montana Western fro 5 seasons from 2011-2015. She is currently finishing up a doctorate degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sport psychology at Michigan State University. Previously, Lisa was an assistant coach at Idaho State University from 2006-2008 with Head Coach Mike Welch. She joined the ISU volleyball coaching staff after a successful career as a player at Idaho State. The three-year letter winner played in 82 matches and 272 games for the Bengals from 2003-05. She collected 968 assists, 360 digs, and 36 service aces in her three season career cut short by an injury. While at ISU, Lisa was also successful in the classroom, receiving Big Sky All-Academic honors three times. A native of Riverside, California, Lisa also had an impressive career as a four-time All-Ivy League selection and All-CIF performer for Riverside Poly (CA) High School.
Lisa was selected as the 2006 Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year from Idaho State University by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Lisa graduated from Idaho State with a master's degree in athletic administration, bachelor's degree in physical education, and a second bachelor's degree in mathematics. She is currently working on her doctorate degree in Sports Psychology at Michigan State University. Lisa is married to Mikel Griffiths.