Coaching Staff 2018-2019 Season!
18's Blue Head Coach
Daniel is entering his first
season with Pac6 Volleyball club, and will be working with the 18's age group.
Daniel played on the inaugural men's volleyball team at Oak Park
High School. He lettered two years, earning All-CIF honors. He then went on to play club volleyball at Sonoma State, while also playing hockey and serving as the hockey club president.
Daniel started his coaching career in 2006, and has since coached youth, middle school, high school, club and college teams. Daniel currently serves as the beach volleyball coach at Santa Monica College. Previously, Daniel assisted SMC Men's and Women's at Santa Monica College, and assisted at Moorpark College. While at Moorpark, he also started their beach program, and worked with the CSUN and SSU women's and SSU men's collegiate club teams.
Daniel has coached club and high school in Northern California, and Southern California. Currently he coaches women's volleyball at Sunshine Volleyball Club and Louisville High School.
Daniel uses his master's degree in sport and performance psychology to work with athletes, actors and performers. He teaches Health and Kinesiology at College of the Canyons and Santa Monica College. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kara, their child, Lyla, and their dog, Johann.
18's Blue Assistant Coach
Max played 6 years with SMBC. In 2011 he played with the USA team at the USA high performance championships. Max spent 4 years as varsity at Pepperdine where he played in 87 total matches.
2018 Assistant coach Santa Monica College
2018 Volunteer assistant coach with USC women’s team 2018 Head coach SMBC 15’s.
2013 Assistant coach Forza west 17’s
2013 Mayfield Senior School.
5 years Marv Dunphy Volleyball Camp
Max is from Honolulu, Hawaii. He is an alum of the Pepperdine University Men’s Volleyball team, where he was an outside hitter and serving specialist from 2014-2017. Dispite his young age, Max has coached a wide variety of age groups and experience levels. In his free time Max continues to play and compete at beach volleyball. We are excited to have Max join Daniel for our upcoming season with the 18's Blue team!
16s Blue Head Coach
Joe began his collegiate career as a setter for Santa Monica College. In his three years there, his team reached the semi-finals, finals, and won the State Championship. In his Sophomore year he was voted first team All-Conference setter and team captain. Mayer then transferred to Lindenwood University, a Division-1 school in the MIVA, where he set for his final two years of college.
Joe started his coaching career in 2013, and his coaching resume includes: Pacific Palisades High School Beach Team, Santa Monica Beach Volleyball Club, Westside Warriors Volleyball Club, Gold Medal Squared Volleyball camps, Louisville High School, and will be joining the Santa Monica College Men’s team this season. Joe is excited to be working with the Pac6 16’s team this season!
Joe grew up in Thousand Oaks, California, and enjoys being active and spending time with his family and friends.
14's Blue Head Coach
In 2015, Dylan began as an assistant coach for Pac6 our first season. He became the head coach of our 16's team our second season, qualifiying for Nationals open division. He also lead the team finishing 2nd place in all three major Southern California tournaments.
Dylan moved to Los Angeles from Madrid, Spain in 2008. He graduated from Cal State Long Beach, majoring in kinesiology in 2017.
At a young age, his first love was soccer, but once he found the beaches in Southern California volleyball soon became his passion. Early on Dylan was mentored by Sinjin Smith, and as a result has been coaching for Sinjin and his beach teams for over 5 years. June 2016, he coached a boys two man beach volleyball team to a gold medal at the USA U17 beach tournament.
As a beach competitor, Dylan qualified for the National Volleyball Leaque (NVL) in 2014 in his first event as a pro when he was 20 years old. Dylan continues working hard competing at professional events, he also spend many evenings a week teaching and coaching youth boys and girls beach volleyball.
Dylan began the 2015/16 boys club season as our Pac6 assistant coach. He soon moved into the head coach position and took our team to the Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas where Pac6 competed in the Open division.
17's Blue Head Coach (2017/18 season)
JT joined Pac6 16s for the second half of our second season leading up to the Junior Nationals Competition. His playing experience at multiple positions proved to be a valuable asset throughout the remainder of the 2016 season. JT became the Pac6 17's head coach in the fall of 2017. He has has led the team this season with three top three finishes. While doing this, he lead his UCLA Bruins finishing second in the national championship against Long Beach State. JT will be taking our boy's 17's team to Arizona where they will compete in the open division for the national championship. We are very excited to have JT with the Pac6 family.
Club Volleyball JT played for Spiral 18 UA ... Team finished fifth in open at the 2013 Junior Olympics after being the first Arizona team to ever qualify for the open ... In 2014, finished first in the open at Junior Olympics and became the first Arizona team to ever win open at that level ... Named 2014 MVP Award at Junior Olympics.
2017 JT saw action in 26 matches with 15 starts at outside hitter and libero (last six matches of season) ... Hit a career-best .328 for the season, which ranked 23rd in the NCAA ... Had seven 10-kill matches ... Led the team in digs in six matches and had at least 10 digs in a team-best four matches ... Had a career-high 24 kills and 16 digs in a win at Pepperdine ... Served a career-best four aces in win over Lewis ... Named honorable mention All-MPSF ... Finished the season 10th on the all-time school list for digs.
2016 JT appeared in 30 matches with 25 starts ... Recorded double digit kills in 14 matches (high of 20 vs. CSUN) ... Had five matches with at least three aces and 11 matches overall with multiple aces (high of 4 at USC and vs. BYU) ... Had a least five digs in 18 matches.
2015 He Appeared in all 27 matches with 18 starts ... Saw action at outside hitter and libero ... Led the team in kills and points.
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17's Blue Assistant Coach (2017/18 season)
The 2017-2018 season is Haley Lawless’ first on staff with PAC 6 Volleyball. Haley is from Tempe, Arizona and graduated from Seton Catholic High in 2012.
While at Seton she was a four-year starting outside hitter and captain her junior and senior seasons. Along with winning four consecutive Division III State Championships, Haley also received individual honors including; 2008 prepvolleyball.com Freshman Player of the Year, multiple USAVB High Performance Select A1 and A2 appearances, named All-Arizona as a senior in 2011 and a sophomore in ‘09 and earned All-East Valley Tribune First Team in 2009 and 2011. Haley played club with East Valley Juniors and Club Red, placing third at the 2011 17-Open Nationals and fifth at the 2010 16-Open Nationals.
Haley graduated from The University of California Los Angeles in December 2016 with a Bachelor in Sociology. As a Bruin, Haley played Outside Hitter and was appointed a role as Captain her junior and senior seasons. While at UCLA, Lawless was named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention 2 years and Lawless’ teams reached 4 NCAA Tournaments, with two Sweet Sixteen appearances and one Elite Eight finish.
Haley Lawless has coached UCLA women’s volleyball Youth clinics for 4 consecutive years, including men’s and women’s overnight camps, youth day camps, as well as libero and setter camps. She is excited and passionate to help share her love of volleyball with others.