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Pro Volleyball News Online Newsletter, April, 2007

The Official Publication of the American Pro Volleyball League. This inaugural issue is available here, but new issues will only be available to subscribers. Time sensitive updates will be sent as they become available. Subscribe today, it's Free!

 

Chris HargerTorrance, Cal if. (Mar. 26, 2007)- Chris Harger, 6'10", former UCI star, USA national team member, and current AVP tour player has been selected as team captain for an APVL team (currently unnamed) that will battle for court supremacy in upcoming APVL challenge matches, slated for later this year. In these best of the best matches, national team players, AVP stars, and European Pro Players will battle it out for bragging rights, to see who are the best volleyball players in America. While he has not completed his roster, he says that it will definitely be very competitive. These challenge matches are the APVL's effort to showcase the top volleyball talent in America. The APVL's first goal is to create a venue that will showcase top volleyball talent and teams in the United States to all fans nationwide, or even worldwide that crave the best in American indoor six man volleyball. 

Chris HargerHarger has been making his mark on volleyball from the very beginning. He was team captain at Long Beach Poly H.S. He was named to the Fab 50 in 1993. He played on the 1997-2000 US National Team, as Middle Blocker and Outside Hitter. He played in the 1998 World Championships. He was Alternate. 2000 Olympics, in Sydney. In 1997, he was selected All-American, while playing for UC Irvine. He was 1st ever from UC Irvine. He was Team Captain in 96 and 97, and he holds multiple school records.

In 1998-99, Harger played in Div 1, Greek Pro League, Ktisifon Painia, as Opposite. In 1999-2000, he played in Div 1, German Pro League, VfB Friedrichshafen, as Middle Blocker. They were German Pro League Champions and took 2nd Place, Champions League. Presently, he is training for the upcoming AVP Pro Beach Tour.

Torrance, Calif. (Mar. 23, 2007)--We are now the American Pro Volleyball League (APVL). The United States Volleyball League (USVBL) is changing its name to the American Professional Volleyball League (APVL) because of a request by a children’s non-profit organization that we do so to prevent confusion in the market place. We secured United States Volleyball League (USVBL) through the proper protocol and due diligence, but we were advised that you can never be sure of an outcome of a legal matter.  So, rather than have confusion at several different levels and, also, because we didn’t want to play hardball with a children’s nonprofit, we decided to do a name check and file with the Secretary of State for a new name.  We are sorry if this caused any inconvenience.  The new web address will be www.goAPVL.com, but its still under construction and we can be reached at www.usvbl.com,  until we are finished with the other website.

Torrance, Calif. (Mar. 17, 2007)-- Vernon Podlewski has been accepted into the APVL draft pool. The Maui born, University of Hawai'i Libero standout has been on the USA national team roster and was selected as All-MPSF All American. Ray Goto, of the APVL, is hoping to organize a Honolulu team. He said, "I am happy to have Vernon on board. I would like to have even more Hawaiians. In fact, I 'd like to form a Hawaiian team of players that have played for UH, live or were born in Hawai'i, or would just like to hang loose there. Hawai'i loves volleyball as much as I do." He further adds that "he would like to offer an open invitation to Hawaiians that want to help with this effort." Goto further adds: "The surf is'nt too bad there either."

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Vernon was a two-year letterman at the University of Hawai’i…He capped a short, but stellar, career in May 2002 as the Rainbow Warriors captured the NCAA Men’s Division I Volleyball Championship…Was a two-year starter at libero and earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors each year…As a junior in 2001 he was named first-team All-MPSF, and as a senior in 2002 he captured second-team All-MPSF honors…As a senior he led the team in digs (230) and digs per game (2.15)…Before transferring to Hawai’i Vernon was a two-year letterman at Santa Barbara City College where played outside hitter for head coach Melody Parker…Named second team all-league as a sophomore…in his first year, he led his team to the semifinals of South Coast Conference Junior College Tournament.

 

Torrance, Calif. (Mar. 16, 2007)-- Casey Patterson has been accepted into the APVL 2007 draft. Player Profile: height: 6'6", weight: 210, jump reach: 11'6", position: Setter, Opposite, birthdate: 4/20/80. Ray Goto, APVL, said of him: "He is an outstanding player from BYU and his tapes show that's he's just reaching his prime." He was named to the Outrigger Invitational and the Hall of Fame Morgan Classic all-tournament teams in 2005... recorded 257 kills...his 35 aces rank him sixth all-time at BYU for a single-season and fourth during the rally scoring era ... recorded 12 kills, a career-high four aces, 10 digs and a career-high six blocks in a key win over Stanford (April 15) ... registered a career-high 20 kills in the championship match of the Hall of Fame Classic (Feb.5) ... had 19 kills and a career-best 10 digs in the championship match of the Outrigger Tournament (Jan. 7), a win over Hawaii ... had 123 digs and 45 blocks on the season.  •Qualified for the AVP in 2005.  Opposite hitter for the Criollos Professional volleyball team, during the 2005 summer season. Was invited to play for the 2006 season also but declined do to conflicts with AVP season. Played outside hitter in Sweden for the season championship team. Falkenberg volleyball club.

 

Torrance, Calif. (Mar. 14, 2007)- Chris Kozlarek, 6'4" opposite, has been accepted into the APVL 2007 draft. Here's his profile: 2006-2007 Middelfart VK -Denmark, Elite Division, 2006 San Sebastian Los Caribes -Puerto Rican Superior League, 2002-2006 Loyola Chicago, 2006 AVCA 1st Team All-American, 2006 MIVA awards- Player of the Year, 1st team All conference/ POW 3 X.

2005 MIVA 1st team all conference/Player of the Week 2 X, 2004 MIVA award Player of the Week once, Final National Statistical Rankings NCAA, Voted 2006 MVP by his Loyola teamates. But a picture is worth a 1000 words.

 

Torrance, Calif. (Mar. 13, 2007)- Chris Seiffert, 6'3" Setter, former LBSU and USA National Team player has been accepted into the APVL 2007 draft. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: As a Member of the USA National Team: 2003 – Colorado/Nebraska Tour…Canada Tour…Pan American Games. 2002 – Dallas Tour…Louisville Tour…Bulgaria Tour…Greece Tour…Florida Tour…World Championships. 2001 – Japan Tour…World League…World Championships Qualifier…NORCECA Zone Championships…World University Games.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2002 – Served as the backup setter to Lloy Ball in the World Championships…He can also play libero if needed…Had 35 digs, 32 points, 15 kills, 10 blocks and seven aces while playing in 55 sets during the year. 2001 – Won a gold medal at the World University Games in Beijing, China…Saw limited action as a member of the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team…Finished with 10 kills in 22 attempts for a hitting percentage of .364…Added 21 digs, eight blocks and four service aces.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2000 – As setter for LBSU, Named a second-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)…Named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation third team…Played in 85 games in 25 matches…Led the team with 1,452 assists…Had a 17.08 assists per game average…Notched 72 kills and 21 service aces…Registered 159 digs for a 1.87 digs per game average…Recorded 100 blocks. 1999 – Earned AVCA second-team All-America honors…Named to the All-MPSF third team…Led the team in assists with 1,601…Had an 18.84 assists per game average. 1998 – Named a second-team All-American by the AVCA…Earned All-MPSF honorable mention…Led the team in assists with 1,468…Had a 16.68 assists per game average. 1997 – As a freshman, he led the team in assists with 1,578…Had a 15.99 assists per game average.

OwenTorrance, Calif. (Mar. 11, 2007)- RYAN OWENS, former USA national team player, Greek league MVP and veteran European professional player has been accepted into the 2007 APVL draft. He's excited about playing in the APVL. He said, "Don't get me wrong, its been a great experience playing in Europe, but if I had my choice, I would rather play in the USA." His Player Profile follows:
Place and Date of Birth:Greeley, Colorado - 20.10.1980
Position: Position 4
Height – Weight: 201 cm (6’ 6”) – 95 kilos (212 lbs)
Approach Jump: 363cm (11’10”)
RyanAMATEUR:
1998 State Playoff Participant Illinois
1998 All-Conference League Illinois
1999 1st Team All-American NAIA
2000 State Playoffs California NJCAA
2001 State Runner-up California NJCAA
2001 2nd Team All-California NJCAA
2002 Newcomer of the Year – NAIA
2002 Honorable Mention All-American- NAIA
PROFESSIONAL:
2003 Champion of A2 – BELGIUM(SGO)
2003 Promoted to A1 – BELGIUM(SGO)
2003 Signed with VC Markranstaedt (German A1) !!Ended November 2003!!
2003 Signed with Spentrup IF (Danish A1)
2004 Signed with 2003/04 Czech Republic Champions Odolena Voda (Kladno, Czech Republic A1)
2005 Signed with Criollos de Caguas Volleyball Position 4 (Puerto Rico A1)
2006 Summer Signed Los Gigantes de Carolina Position 4 (Puerto Rico A1)
2006: Silver Medal at Copa Internacional in Bolivar, Argentina
2006: 3rd Place FGV Campeonato Estadual DE (On Line Esportes, Brazil) 
Current: Ranking from Greek A1 League (www.GalanisSportsData.com)
National Team Experience:
2005: USA National Team Roster
2006: USA National Training Team Roster

Torrance, Calif. (Mar. 10, 2007)- Ryan Stuntz, 26, has been accepted for consideration in the APVL's 2007 draft. He is considered one of the greatest liberos in collegiate volleyball history. Stuntz starred at Lewis, where he was an All-American first teamer as a sophomore in 2002 while getting 261 digs. He was named Libero of the Year and earned All-American second team honors as a junior in 2003, when he posted a school-record 275 digs (including a school-record 19 in one match). Lewis went 29-5 and won the NCAA title, but later vacated the crown for using an ineligible player. He made the NCAA All-Tournament team and All-MIVA first team in 2003, then played in the 2003 World University Games as the U.S. won a bronze medal. As a senior in 2004, he earned All-MIVA first team and MIVA All-Tourney notice while getting 269 digs. Lewis advanced to the NCAA semifinals.

He then played professionally in Switzerland in the 2004-05 season and trained with the USA national team in the summer of 2005. He prepped at South Torrance High, where he made the 1999 South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay team. He was a 2001 All-League second teamer at state semifinalist El Camino Junior College in Torrance (Calif.).

 

Brook BillingsTorrance, Calif. (Mar. 9, 2007)- Brook Billings, 6'6" Opp, has registered with the the American Professional Volleyball League to be considered for the league's 2007 draft. League officials have been inundated by many outstanding players wanting to play in the league, but Billings is defintely a highlight. His volleyball resume is so thick with acolades, its hard to summarize. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2006 Billings has played professionally in Vienna Austria, Osaka Japan, Eregli Turkey, and he is now in his second season of three with a team in Czestochowa Poland. He Helped the USAV national team win the inaugural Pan American Cup. 2005 – Earned a gold medal as Team USA won its second-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15. Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Men qualified for the 2006 World Championships.  2004 – Brook made his first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece as the USA Men finished fourth overall. Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in BrookBillingsCaguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10. 2003 – Led Team USA in scoring and ranked third among all scorers with 73 points on 67 kills, five blocks and one service ace at the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic.  2002 – One of the team’s biggest surprises during the 2002 season. Ranked first on the team in total points (266) and total kills (223). Scored a career-high 26 points (24 kills, one block, one ace) in a 3-2 upset of eventual World Champion Brazil on Sept. 30 during pool play.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS2002 – Earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) honorable mention at USC. Led the team in kills (386) and in kills per game (4.39).  2001 – Earned Asics/Volleyball All-American and All-MPSF honorable mentions...Led USC in kills (390) and blocks (68) and was second in digs (118), 2000 – Earned Asics/Volleyball All-America first team, AVCA All-America second team and All-MPSF first team honors. 1999 – Garnered Asics/Volleyball National Co-Freshman of the Year and MPSF Freshman of the Year honors, as well as being an All-MPSF honorable mention selection. .Led the team in kills with 640, the most ever by a USC freshman and the fourth-most by any Trojan ever, while hitting .317. Posted double-figure kills 26 times, with 17 matches of 20-plus kills and six matches of 30-plus kills.

 

LanceTorrance, Calif. (Mar. 7, 2007) Lance "Skywalker" Walker has been accepted for consideration in the American Professional Volleyball League's 2007 draft. Ray Goto, commissioner, said of Walker: "We are very pleased to have Lance in our volleyball family. †He's an incredible talent that has all the necessary physical tools, volleyball instincts and analytics, and an incredible depth of international professional volleyball experience; both in European professional leagues and on the USA Volleyball national team. And, that is after a stellar collegiate career at Pepperdine. I just had lunch with him and he's definitely a tall 6' 5" and with his verified 44" vertical hops, I see him having an incredible future because he just gets better." Here's his player profile:

Name: Lance Wesley Walker
Birth date and Place: 16-10-1979, Los Angeles

Clubs:
2005-2006 Switzerland Lausanne University Club (Position OH)
2005 Milon Athens A1 League Greece (Position OPP)
2004 Criollos Super League Puerto Rico (Position OH)
2003-2004 Besiktas JK A1 Turkey
2003 USA National Team and World University Games Team South Korea
2002-2003 Amber Antwerpen-A1 League Belgium (CEV Cup)
2000-2002 Pepperdine University (Coaches Marv Dunphy, Jeff Stork)
1998-2000 Pierce College

Achievements:
Point Leader Lausanne UC Switzerland
Point Leader Milon Greece
Point Leader Besiktas JK, Turkey
Bronze Medal 2003 World University Games Deagu, South Korea
Point Leader Amber Antwerpen
First Team All-American Final Four (Pepperdine 2002)
NCAA Runner-up 2002
California State Champion (Pierce College 2000)
California State MVP (Pierce College)
California State single game kill record holder (68 Kills State Champs 2000)

lance attackNational Team:
2003 Japan Vs. USA Cup (Japan)
2003 World University Games ( Korea)
2005 USA National Team

Walker is single, lives in Sherman Oaks, and is currently developing his own volleyball clothing line: SkyWalker.

 

Torrance, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2007) This is the inaugural edition of the Pro Volleyball Newsletter.  It’s the official publication of the American Professional Volleyball League www.goAPVL.com.  The American Professional Volleyball League is an organization that promotes Men’s Indoor Volleyball, played at its highest level.  Their first goal is to create a venue that will showcase top volleyball talent and teams in the United States to all fans nationwide that crave the best in American indoor six man volleyball.  It’s a shame that with all the talent, infrastructure, Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon, center, will be on hand for Saturday's     scrimmage.and wealth that we have in this country, we don’t have a pro indoor volleyball league or even a wealth of after college, semi pro, or Open level leagues.  They hope to change that. 

The eventual goal of the APVL will be to build the highest quality league, modeled after the Professional Leagues of Europe and Asia, and to televise all their venues in one form or another on satellite or cable or other distribution technology.  Their main products will be the televised league matches, an online newsletter, and a documentary film.

Ray Goto, APVL Commissioner, is currently in discussion with USA Volleyball’s (USAV) Hugh McCutcheon to work together create a platform to help develop such a league. McCutcheon is the head men’s coach of the US national volleyball team. He said,  “I was thinking about how we can make this work.  I have an idea that would be a good platform for what the APVL is trying to create and will also help us in terms of what we’re trying to achieve.  The league could be a real asset in developing the quality of  players available to us.  It would be much like a developmental league, where each year we could be involved with the training of elite players coming out of college that would play in the league for a year or two and then would possibly bounce to Europe…”

The APVL could be a valuable resource in further developing the quality of volleyball in the United States and, more specifically, the quality of players available to the USAV men’s national team program.  The APVL will not only provide a venue for elite players just coming out of college, but also provide national team veterans continued quality competition without having to go overseas. Currently, Americans outside the national team system must go overseas for this level of volleyball.  The ongoing development of the league will expand the availability of the best trained and skilled American players for the USAV national team.
 
And this idea is not just theory.  Many volleyball experts, such as Gordon Mayforth, believe that having a professional sport league will accelerate the development of the national team.  He cites the development of Major League Soccer (MLS) as having a direct relationship with the success of American soccer internationally.  He believes that an American professional volleyball league will definitely be a tremendous asset in developing the highest level of volleyball in the United States.  He says, “I’ve done a ton of research on the viability of an American professional volleyball league, and I think that having such a league like that would have a profound positive impact on our national team programs.”

Mayforth has an impeccable volleyball pedigree. He is a former AVCA men’s volleyball coach of the year at Loyola-Chicago.  He was an assistant coach with the USAV men’s national volleyball team, head coach of the USAV junior national team, and has coached professional volleyball teams in Japan.  He is a sought after consultant that has been very helpful in developing some of the framework for APVL infrastructure.

The APVL is currently recruiting for players that would like to be considered for the draft.  The first go around for the league will consist of four or five teams that will play in the Southern California area and will be televised throughout the country electronically.  They are also looking for coaches, investors, owners, and other people that want to help in the building of an American professional volleyball league.  

The “cities” under general consideration for a APVL franchise are Santa Monica/Malibu, Honolulu, San Fernando Valley, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles/Hollywood.  The time has come for an American professional volleyball league.

PriddyheadAnaheim, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2007)--American Professional Volleyball League (APVL) scouts were on hand at the Feb. 10,  2007 U.S. Men’s Volleyball Training Team’s Southern California Tour at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana as guests of Head Coach, Hugh McCutcheon. The Blue team, lead by 2004 Olympian Reid Priddy (6-4, OH), beat the Red team in 3 games, 25-21, 25-21, 25-21.  McCutcheon said "that the guys played well and both teams were well matched.  It was a good demonstration of what we are all about.” He agreed with the APVL’s Ray Goto that the MVP had to go to Priddy.  Goto also thought Robert Tarr, (6-Tarr6, OPP, Rockledge, Fla., Long Beach State), played very well, while leading the Red team. Goto said, “I was impressed by the two times Tarr hit solidly over the pretty large Blue team block and down.” He continued, “I’ve not seen these guys play together very much, but it’s clear that that there are a few guys here that are going to impact international volleyball. And we hope that they will be able to also make an impact in the APVL.”  

Tyler2Other standouts were Andy Hein, Matt Proper, Nate Meerstein, Nils Nielson, and the two very competent setters Tyler Hildebrand and Brandon Taliaferro. Hildebrand at one point made a circus back set from belt level on one memorable play. 

TannerHosack2The Blue team was coached by former Olympic Gold medalist, Troy Tanner and APVL's own Jay Hosack.   Hosack said that he also likes Damien Scott’s play.  He said, “the guy’s a strong player with good instincts and intensity.”  And he thought “that at least one of the setters was destined to make the Olympic team.” Other Coaches: Assistant Ron Larsen and Jamie Morrison.

Red Team:
No. Name (Height, Position, Hometown, College,)
1. Matt McKinney (6-8, OH, Santa Ynez, Calif., UCLA,)
2. Jimmy Pelzel (6-5, OH, Lake Forest, Calif., UC Irvine,)
3. Andy Hein (6-11, MB, Carol Stream, Ill., Pepperdine)
6. Brian Zodrow (6-3, OH/OPP, Kaneohe, Hawaii, Pacific)
7. Nate Meerstein (6-9, MB, Pittsburgh, Pa., Penn State)
10. Damien Scott (6-5, OH, Santa Ana, Calif., UCLA)
11. Alfee Reft (5-10, L, Oxnard, Calif., Hawai’i)
13. Robert Tarr (6-6, OPP, Rockledge, Fla., Long Beach State)
14. Tyler Hildebrand (6-5, S, Mesa, Ariz., Long Beach State)

Blue Team:
4. Matt Proper (6-7, OPP, Guy Mills, Pa., Penn State)
5. Brandon Taliaferro (6-5, S, San Clemente, Calif., UCLA)
8. Reid Priddy (6-4, OH, Richmond, Va., Loyola Marymount)
9. Allan Vince (6-7, MB, S. Pasadena, Calif., UCLA)
12. Nils Nielsen (6-4, OH, Fallbrook, Calif., Cal State Northridge)
15. Paul Johnson (6-8, OH, Mission Viejo, Calif., UCLA)
18. Casey Jennings (6-3, L, Las Vegas, Nev., BYU, AVP)
16. Kris Kraushaar (6-7, OH, Irvine, Calif., UCLA)

The training team, which is based at the American Sports Center in Anaheim, Calif., is looking to promote the sport of men’s volleyball while interacting with the community. At each scrimmage, the Training Team players will split into two teams and play each other. There are 16 players who will take part in the scrimmages, many either grew up in Southern California or played college volleyball in the Southland. The tour was organized with help from former national team and UCLA volleyball player Dave Olbright.

 

BrianCeponisLos Angeles, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2007)-- BRIAN CEPONIS, Veteran European Pro player, has been accepted into the APVL draft pool. Ray Goto, APVL Commissioner, said that "Brian is the perfect combination of physical fitness and an incredible breath of experience in European Pro Volleyball leagues. He meets and exceeds all our requirements." Here's his volleyball bio: Brian started playing volleyball during his senior year of high school at Central Catholic in Pittsburgh, PA. However, soccer was Brian’s main sport at the time, and he was recruited to the University of Notre Dame as a goalkeeper. An unfortunate injury and twist of fate ended Brian’s soccer career early in his freshman year, and he turned back to volleyball and managed to earn a spot on the Notre Dame volleyball team roster. Midway through his first collegiate season, Brian earned a starting position in the middle and never looked back, starting every game from then on and earning Most Improved Player honors his freshman year. During his final 2 years at Notre Dame, Brian served as team captain while earning Team MVP and Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association All-Conference honors. He capped his collegiate career with a selection to the U.S. Olympic Festival Team.

BrianCeponisFrom there, Brian headed to Europe to play professionally. In 1995, Brian played in the Norwegian Premier League with Båtsfjord SK Volley in Båtsfjord, Norway. Brian returned from Norway and went on to win several gold medals and All-Star awards at the Keystone State Games in Pennsylvania. In 1998, Brian returned to the professional ranks and played in the Swiss Premier League with VBC Val-de-Ruz Sport in Cernier, Switzerland. Brian flourished in Switzerland and had the opportunity to play in several major international tournaments in countries such as France, Austria, and Germany. After Switzerland, Brian returned to Pittsburgh to coach with the Renaissance Junior Olympic Volleyball Club.

However, Brian’s international career wasn’t finished just yet. In 2003, Brian again returned to the international courts with Trinity Volleyball Club in Dublin, Ireland. While there, Brian managed to win a gold medal during the coveted Irish Cup competition as well as Irish Cup finals MVP and Irish Premier League MVP. In addition to the Irish Premier League accolades, Brian also picked up a couple of MVP awards while playing in international tournaments in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England.

Brian currently lives in West Los Angeles with his wife, Stephanie, and works as a professional actor.

HosackAnaheim, California (Feb. 28, 2007)--JAY HOSACK
Head Coach, Orange County Crushers, APVL Coach's Profile:
Jay played on the community college level at Pasadena City College for two years and then went on to play at UC Santa Cruz. He helped UC Santa Cruz finish fifth in the country in Division III his senior season. During his tenure there, he earned a ‘Coach of the year’ award and mentored the first ever All American in volleyball for UCSC.

Jay then got into coaching and was an assistant at Pasadena City before joining UC Santa Cruz as an assistant in 1998. He was later hired as the head coach for the UCSC men’s and women’s team in 2000. He proceeded to lead UC Santa Cruz men’s team to a top-10 ranking in the country for five straight years, culminating with a trip to the final four in 2004. Jay also coached the Santa Cruz Boy's volleyball club team for two years, leading the 18-and-under squad to second place finish at the Northern California championships. Jay then moved on to be an assistant coach at Division I Idaho State before returning to Southern California.

He is currently assistant coach with USAV national training team, under head coach Hugh McCutcheon, and the head coach for Riptides volleyball club, which won a gold medal at the 2006 Junior Olympics for the 18’s division. He is also the associate head coach for Irvine Valley College for both the men’s and women’s programs,  and is the owner of The Hosack Volleyball academy for children.