Meet the Coaches

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Ashley Lee-Maldonado

RAKI Owner

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State Volleyball 2007-2011

  • University of Hawaii Beach Volleyball 2011-2012

  • Professional NUC Switzerland 2013-2014

Accolades:

  • Big West Champions 2007-2011

  • Quadruple Double 2010

    • 50 assists, 13 digs, 10 kills, 10 block assists

  • Over her career, she joined Misty May as the only 49er setter ever to have over 2,000 assists, 1,000 digs, and 500 kills

  • Ranked tenth all-time in school history with 1,404 career assists

  • USA Beach

  • One of five players to play in every game of every match as a freshman 2007

 

Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration 

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Carly Richter

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

Accolades:

  • 2x Freeway League MVP 

  • 3x First-team All League 

  • All Tournament Team 2019

  • AAU National Championship All Star Team 2017

Majoring in Pharmaceutical Science

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Shane Holdaway

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Cal State Long Beach

Accolades:

  • 3 National titles at Huntington Beach Highschool 

  • Recorded a perfect 121-0 win record at Huntington Beach Highschool

  • First Team AVCA All American

  • Middle blocker for USA Volleyball 

  • USA Bronze Pan Am Cup medalist

“This means the world to me. Leaving a mark on USA Volleyball as both an individual and team a is something I will always cherish and remember fondly. There’s nothing quite like playing with the stars and stripes on your jersey. God bless America!”

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Bailey Darnell

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

Accolades:

  • First team All-Hawaii 2018

  • Graduated as Summa Cum Laude

  • Medaled 3rd place in 18's open

Majoring in Biological Sciences 

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Onye Ofoegbu

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

Accolades:

  • All Big West Freshman Team

  • Volleyballmag.com Fab 50

  • Named AVCA Phenom Watch List

  • Senior Aces list and top 50 junior recruits

Majoring in Psychological Sciences and Criminology, Law and Society

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Kelly Negron

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • University of California Irvine

  • Puerto Rican National Team

Accolades:

  • Orange County Register First Team All- Southern Conference

  • 5th in Big West Conference for assists per set

  • Two-time first team All-Southern Conference honoree

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Kris Kam

Coach

Career

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

Volleyball Career:

  • University of Hawaii

  • Azusa Pacific University

Accolades:

  • NCAA Division 1 Semifinalist vs. Penn State

  • 3x WAC Championship teams

  • Scholar athlete

  • Qualified for MBO (Manhattan Beach Open) with Nikki Taylor (1st Team All American)

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Ryan Poole

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State Volleyball 

  • England National Team

  • England Beach Men's National Team

Accolades:

  • National Champion 2018

  • National Champion 2019

  • Big West Champion 2018

  • Big West Champion 2019

Major in Biology with an emphasis in physiology

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Avery Nelson

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  •  Long Beach State Women's Volleyball

Accolades:

  • NJCAA First-team All American 2017

  • NJCAA First-team All American 2018

  • Regional Player of the Year 2017

  • Regional Player of the Year 2018

  • Freshman of the Year

  • Ranked 10th at Nationals

Majoring in Communication

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Marc Moody

Coach

Volleyball Career:

  • Long Beach State

Accolades:

  • First Team All American 2017

  • National Honors Society Member

  • Led LBSU in blocks 4x

Majoring in Communications