Brad Lyans has built an impressive professional résumé over nearly two decades of coaching volleyball, much of it spent alongside the coaches and owners and athletes of LAVA. He first joined LAVA Co-Founders Nabil Mardini and Trevor Julian at SMBC in 2006, working closely with both men as a club and collegiate coach. He has logged successful stints with both SMBC and LAVA, coaching numerous Adidas teams to Division One Gold contention and amassing a wealth of high finishes at national tournaments, including a Gold Medal at the 2012 Volleyball Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.
Brad has also found immense success at the collegiate level, first as an Assistant Coach with Nabil at Pierce College before taking the helm of his own program at Ventura College, where he remains. Brad is in his eighth season as Head Coach of the Ventura College Women’s Indoor Team, not to mention Head Coach of the Ventura College Women’s Sand Volleyball Team, and has his Lady Pirates poised for significant successes in this season – and seasons to come – both on the court and on the sand.
Brad took the reins of the LAVA Ventura and SMBC Ventura ("VC" for short) programs in November of 2020. His exceptional knowledge of the Ventura County volleyball community and his passion for coaching and teaching young people became immediately apparent to all VC families. We are thrilled to have Brad in charge!
Brad Lyans - Director, SMBC Ventura "VC"