COACHING STAFF @ LAVA VENTURA

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 Ventura ("VC") and also our LAVA staff as a whole.

*We would also like to welcome the coaching staff of Blue Crush Volleyball Club, who joined our ranks in June of 2021!

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KIM MACHNIC
CLUB DIRECTOR

The Director for LAVA Ventura is long-time Ventura County volleyball coaching fixture Kim Machnic. Kim has coached multiple levels of youth and juniors club and high school volleyball, and was prior to joining LAVA the Founding Director of Blue Crush.

Kim Machnic - Director, LAVA Ventura "VC"
(email) kimmachnic.lava@gmail.com
(cell) 805-701-9792

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BRAD LYANS
MASTER COACH

Brad Lyans is one of the finest volleyball coaching minds in Southern California and the Head Coach of the Ventura College Women's Volleyball Program. Brad has built an impressive résumé with nearly two decades of coaching at the club and college levels.

Brad Lyans - Master Coach, LAVA Ventura "VC"
(email) lavaventura@gmail.com
(cell) 818-571-5941

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JUNIOR MOSONES

Junior Mosones comes to LAVA Ventura from Blue Crush Volleyball Club. His full bio is coming soon.

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MAU VALOAGA

Mau Valoaga comes to LAVA Ventura from Blue Crush Volleyball Club. His full bio is coming soon.

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JON BALLARD

Jon Ballard is one of our excellent returning LAVA Ventura coaches. His full bio is coming soon.

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JANEE HINES

Janee Hines is one of our excellent returning LAVA Ventura coaches. Her full bio is coming soon.

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JACK RICHARDS

A fixture and pillar of the Ventura County volleyball community for more than three decades, Jack Richards is also one of the area's most recognizable and accomplished coaches across the high school and club levels. Jack is one of our excellent returning LAVA Ventura coaches.

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CANDICE BIBB

Candice Bibb holds many roles here at LAVA Ventura "VC" - she is an excellent coach for LAVA VC, but also the lead coach for our Youth Lite and Non-Travel Juniors Programs as well.

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BOB HEULSKAMP

Bob Heulskamp joins the LAVA Ventura coaching staff for the first time this coming season and we are thrilled to have him on board. His full bio is coming soon.

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MARKETA HEULSKAMP

Marketa Heulskamp joins the LAVA Ventura coaching staff for the first time this coming season and we are thrilled to have her on board. Her full bio is coming soon.

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MANNY DE LA HUERTA

Manny De La Huerta is one of our excellent returning LAVA Ventura coaches. His full bio is coming soon.

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ERIKA LILLEY

Erika Lilley is one of our excellent returning LAVA Ventura coaches. Her full bio is coming soon.

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JESSICA GROGG

Jessica Grogg comes to LAVA Ventura from Blue Crush Volleyball Club. Her full bio is coming soon.

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BRITTNEY MUKHAR

Brittney Mukhar is a multi-year LAVA coach, who also coaches at LAVA West in Thousand Oaks. She will take the reins of a LAVA Ventura team, as well, this coming season. Her full bio is coming soon.

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REBECCA SEXTON

Rebecca Sexton is one of our excellent returning LAVA Ventura coaches. Her full bio is coming soon.

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CASSIDY SIMENTAL

Cassidy Simental is one of our excellent returning LAVA Ventura coaches. Her full bio is coming soon.

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STEVE "YOSH" YOSHIMOTO
FOUNDING MEMBER - RETIRED

Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto is one of the great volleyball community figures in Ventura County, having found immense success as a high school and club indoor and beach coach over many years of excellent service. Yosh was the founder of Ventura County Volleyball Club (VCVC), and after years of quality achievements joined forces with LAVA to form LAVA VC. In fall of 2020, Yosh hung up his clipboard and retired from coaching. We wish him all the best!