Michelle Gansert is a long-time and respected member of the Inland Empire volleyball community. She capped her playing career by playing three years and graduating from California State University San Bernadino in 1994, before embarking on a coaching career that has earned significant accolades working with high school and junior high school athletes.
Her extensive resume includes Redland East Valley High School, where during her tenure the REV girls varsity team won their league every year (2003-2010), won back-to-back-to-back CIF Championships (2007-2009), and were State Finalists in 2008 and 2009 -- an amazing run of success over a multi-year period. Michelle moved over to Citrus Valley High School and again brought a school a league title, before retiring from coaching high school teams to pursue teaching. Michelle is currently a middle school teacher in the Redlands Unified School District.
She has continued to coach club volleyball, however, to the great delight of her athletes, families, and fellow coaches. Over twenty years of club coaching, she logged stints with Rancho Valley, Arsenal, and Mavericks Volleyball Clubs before joining LAVA East for its launch in 2018. Michelle has coached a variety of age divisions, including 14's, 16's, and 17's, and in spring of 2018 guided her Mavericks 14's team to a Bronze Medal at the AAU West Coast Championship. Michelle became Director of LAVA East in 2019.
Michelle Gansert - Director, Lava East