Personal Statement from Justin: “I have competitive practices where girls work hard and play harder. My players know that with respect for others will come support and respect right back. They know how to hold themselves accountable and know when to forgive and forget. There will be bumps in the road, there always are. But the type of team I coach can pick themselves up and learn from their mistakes. Above all, my team will learn the game and hopefully fall in love with volleyball.”
High School & College Degrees:
Northridge Academy High School.
University California, Santa Cruz, received a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering and minoring in Computer Science.
High School Playing Experience:
I started playing my sophomore year of high school as a middle blocker. The next two years moved over to outside hitter making it to CIF Los Angeles City Section small school, DIII, Championships my junior year and winning my senior year.
Club Playing Experience:
I played club for three years at Santa Monica Beach Club as a middle blocker
College Playing Experience:
I played at UCSC as a middle blocker for three years on a team that made it to the DIII NCAA tournament two times.
Beach Playing Experience:
I have been playing beach for one summer and have received my B-rating.
I started coaching a year ago at Club Cruz for summer academies then transitioned into an assistant coach on the 16s team.
I am a web developer for Warrior Media. I enjoy surfing the web for new and interesting things that are happening in the world. I also enjoys snowboarding and eating watermelon on the beach.
Why Club Cruz?
I believe in the philosophy that Club Cruz stands by, which starts with setting roles, expectations, and goals for the players with both the players and their parents to help create the best experience for the team’s season. My number one goal is to strengthen and develop volleyball players so they can strive to met and exceed as many of their goals as possible, on the court and off. I know that my fellow coaches and staff all have this goal in mind and with Club Cruz, I feel we will be supported to pursue and succeed in their goals.