COACHING STAFF @ LAVA SOUTH

Our staff features exceptional people: teachers, educators, mentors, positive thinkers, and experienced volleyball minds. Our coaches share a deep passion for volleyball and view athletics as a vehicle by which many of life's lessons can be learned. We encourage you to read about our people, both here at LAVA South and also our LAVA staff as a whole.

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JOSH AUGUR
DIRECTOR - LAVA SOUTH

Popular homegrown coaching product Josh Augur is the Director of LAVA South. A native of the San Fernando Valley, Josh has has been a fixture on the LAVA sidelines since the club's inception, quietly and successfully rising through the ranks of LAVA as a valued coach and colleague, to reach the heights of directing his own location at LAVA South.

Director - LAVA South
(email) joshaugur.lava@gmail.com
(cell) 818-294-8341

FULL NAME: Joshua Augur

MY HOMETOWN: Northridge, CA

BEFORE LAVA: Coaching boys and girls volleyball at Los Angeles Baptist HS (now Heritage Christian)

COACHING BACKGROUND:  Started volunteering with the girls volleyball team at Trinity Classical Academy in Fall 2010. Hired as head JV boys volleyball coach at Los Angeles Baptist (LAB) in Spring 2011. Added head girls JV coach at LAB in Fall 2011. Started coaching at Lava in 2012 in the Developmental League. Head coached and assisted different age groups and skill levels. Became Varsity Boys & Girls coach at Heritage Christian School Fall 2016-Spring 2019. Currently Director of Lava South, and coaching 12s, 14s, 17s, & Director of Recruiting

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Played 4 years at Los Angeles Baptist High School & 4 years on San Diego State Mens’ club volleyball team.

FUN FACT: climbed to the top of Mt. Whitney

GUILTY PLEASURE: Sweet Tea

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CECE STINSON

FULL NAME: Cieana Stinson

MY HOMETOWN: Chatsworth, CA

BEFORE LAVA: I got introduced to LAVA back when it was SMBC and I played for them as a player. but more recently, coached after my senior collegiate season ended in 2015 at Supernova and coached with them until 2020. I also was an assistant coach at Alemany High School 2016-2019 until I got the Varsity Head Coaching Position at Heritage Christian in 2019.

COACHING BACKGROUND: started coaching after my senior collegiate season ended in 2015 at Supernova and coached with them until 2020. I also was an assistant coach at Alemany High School 2016-2019 until I got the Varsity Head Coaching Position at Heritage Christian in 2019.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: started playing volleyball in the 9th grade when I was 14. Started off my high school volleyball career at chatsworth high school and transferred to taft my junior year. I started playing club at SMBC my sophomore year of high school and I was on the 16-2s. I then received a full scholarship and played volleyball at CSUN for all 4 years as an OH/OPP.

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JEVONNE CORTEZ

FULL NAME: Jevonne Cortez

MY HOMETOWN: Born in the Carolinas, raised in San Diego.

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COACHING BACKGROUND: I had my first coaching experience with Lava clinics in 2020.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Around volleyball since the age of 8, however, didn't start competitively until 14, summer going into my freshman year in high school. I played 3 years at Patrick Henry High School, San Diego, CA. 1 year, Fort Mill High School, Fort Mill SC. I played for San Diego Coast Volleyball Club, Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club, and then collegiately for North Carolina A & T State University. 

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KAITLYN SKAGGS

FULL NAME: Kaitlyn Skaggs

HOMETOWN: Tulsa, Oklahoma

BEFORE LAVA: Have been in sales for the past 7 years. Started as a kitchen and bath designer and then began working for Hilti. Moved to La in 2020 and have been an account manager for the past 2 years.

COACHING BACKGROUND: Coached 14's and 15's for a club back in Tulsa from 2016-2019.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Played for the same club I coached for, for 4 years. Along with playing in high school until my Senior year. Also played in many rec leagues for the past 8 years, including sand and court.

FUN FACT: I collect classic rock records and enjoy going to live music any chance I get.

GUILTY PLEASURE: Reality TV

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DARYNNE BICKERS

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ELISABETH AUKEE

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JAYLAH MORENO

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MADISON MCALLISTER

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IVAN CABRERA

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