Coaches

Tina Pendleton – Director

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PK McDonald – Lead Coach / 18s

PK McDonald began coaching at Main Beach Volleyball Club in 2103. Currently coaching the 17’s, he also is the head coach of the Mount Madonna boys volleyball team. There he has won 3 SCCAL championships and 1 CCS championship with the Hawks.

PK started his love of volleyball helping out a his older brother’s Team Santa Cruz practices at the age of 7. That team went on to win USA Junior Olympic Bronze Medal. He continued growing up with the game winning 3 league championships and a CCS championship in high school, and being named all NCVA setter at 16 and 17.

In College PK worked as the student manager for the UCLA Men’s Volleyball team. There he was personal assistant to Coach Al Scates and was on the bench for their 2006 NCAA National Championship.

At the same time PK was a founding member of the UCLA Club Volleyball team and went on to be named SCCCV MVP in 2008 and 2009 and Second team All American in 2008.

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Ben Meyer – 17s

Ben’s first year as a coach at Main Beach was 2015 and is coming back to coach with the 15s team after two seasons with 14s and one with 16s. He started playing volleyball at Harbor High School, where he earned “Pirate of the Year” and joined Main Beach as a player after that season. He finished his high school years at Main Beach, and as a proud alum, has joined the staff. Ben attends Cabrillo College and is the junior varsity and assistant varsity coach for both the boys and girls programs at Harbor High. His love for the game and eagerness to become a better coach makes him a great addition to the staff!

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Bryan Monjes – 17s

Bryan has been coaching at Main Beach since 2012. Before that he played for Main Beach and Harbor High. He graduated from UCSC with a degree in Economics. His favorite color is navy blue. His favorite hobby is fantasy football.

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Justin Bates – 16 Blue

Justin has been playing the game for over a decade. While growing up in Northridge, Ca, he started his volley career during his sophomore year of high school. His junior and senior year he was voted varsity captain, leading his team to two CIF: LA championship games, winning his senior year. He played 3 seasons at Santa Monica Beach Club as an outside hitter and middle. He played at UCSC as a middle, while earning a degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. He has been living and coaching in Santa Cruz ever since graduating in 2016. He started coaching with Main Beach in 2018. He spends his free time programming and working on his beach game.
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Alli Ota – 16 Blue

Alli joins us as a local volleyball player her entire life. She attended Mount Madonna and was on varsity all four years as an outside hitter. After high school she attended UCSC and playin the women’s volleyball team there as a defensive specialist/libero all four years. During her time there they took their only two trips, to date, to the NCAA Division III Tournament. She graduated in the Spring of 2016 with a degree in psychology.

As a coach, Alli started off doing UCSC Nike Volleyball Camps in the summers until she joined the Main Beach girls coaching staff last year as the 17-1s assistant. She has also stepped into the coaching world and will assist Ashley at Aptos High with the girls varsity team. When she’s not working she enjoys playing beach volleyball with friends. When she’s not working she enjoys playing beach volleyball with friends. Welcome to the boys program Alli!

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Alex York – 16 White

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Brandon Torado

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Phil Grote – 18s Assistant Coach

2018 is Phil’s first year of coaching for Main Beach. He spent four years playing for the club, one playing for Mountain View Volleyball club, as well as six years of playing for Pacific Collegiate School. He’s now a freshman playing for UCSC men’s volleyball, and studying Robotics Engineering. His favorite color is yellow, and his favorite hobby is playing beach volleyball.
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Kendelle Gallagher – 14s/18s Assistant Coach

2018 was Kendelle’s first year coaching at Main Beach. She is currently a fourth year MCD biology student at UCSC. She was raised in Ventura where she played club throughout her high school years, while also dabbling in beach. This chiquitita loves spaghetti and people watching.
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Paul Leon

This will be Paul’s fifth year with Main Beach and sixth year coaching at the club level. As a player, Paul won the bronze medal at the 2006 Junior Nationals Open with OCVC 16-1 and won another bronze medal in 2008 with Balboa Bay 18-2. Paul coached Balboa Bay 18’s while enrolled and competing for the Pirates at Orange Coast College in southern California. His team made it to the state finals in 2010 and he was named second team All-state CCC and male student-athlete of the year. While attending OCC, Paul pursued his studies in Marine Biology and eventually transferred to UC Santa Cruz to graduate class of 2013 with a Bachelor of Science.

As a Banana Slug, Paul was voted team captain by his peers and led the Slugs to a CVC championship and an impressive 17-7 season. He finished his career reaching the semi-finals of the university’s first NCAA appearance and was honored as second team All-American, first team CVC and MVP of his squad.

After graduating and staying involved in the field of marine sciences, Paul stayed as a volunteer assistant coach for UCSC in 2013-2014 and returned in 2015 as the team’s assistant coach. Today, Paul is the head coach of the men’s volleyball program at UC Santa Cruz and is looking to continue his successes with this Main Beach team!

 

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Scott Sanborn

Scott has jumped into the coaching world even before he finished his playing years. He has coached at Harbor High School as the 2014 JV Girls Assistant & 2015-2016 Girls Freshmen Head Coach. He will continue to be the head coach of Harbor’s freshman team. In addition, Scott was the Head Coach of the PCS Boys Varsity Volleyball team the past two years, who were the 2017 league champs, CCS champions and NorCal runner-ups.

As an athlete he played four years at Harbor High School with his senior year earning him the team captain title as well as being named “Athlete of the Year” in 2015. Furthermore he played for Main Beach for three years and has a younger brother playing in the program. He is in his second year at Cabrillo College pursuing a business degree & ready to make a difference in local volleyball community.

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Kolby Losik

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Kael Losik

Kael is one of the original club members. He played on our first 14’s team and is now a talented coach using the years of experience in the Main Beach system to help junior athletes improve their skills. Furthermore, he is also the JV coach for Aptos High girls and boys programs. As well as an assistant in our sand program. He has two talented brothers in the program following in his footsteps.

As a player, Kael was a dime libero and over achieving outside hitter through many club and Aptos high school seasons. He is now focused on improving his beach game as he attends school at San Jose State.

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Chicory Roth – Director

Chicory returns for his seventh season with the Main Beach boys. He has coached numerous Main Beach teams in past years, most recently serving as the 16 assistant coach last season. He is currently the head varsity coach for the Harbor High boys and assists with the girls program. Chic is also working with the Main Beach sand program coaching young people on the beach. As a player, Chicory is an accomplished beach player who is often playing on court 1 on Main Beach. This past summer he managed to earn himself a AAA rating with the CBVA. He helped lead Harbor High to a SCCAL league title his senior year and is always looking for places to play and youth to inspire. His infectious attitude makes him a great guy to play for.

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Kyle Willhite – 17s Assistant Coach

Kyle is from Pleasant Hill, CA. He graduated from College Park High School in 2009 where they were North Coast Section Champions in 2008 and he was MVP in 2009. He played club for 3 years at Diablo Valley VBC in the East Bay and was on the All Norcal Team in 2009. Kyle played at UCSC from 2011-12 when they were 3rd in the NCAA’s. He graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA in 2016. He’s coached club volleyball for almost 10 years but the 2018 season is his first with Main Beach. His favorite color is blue. When not playing and coaching volleyball, he works as a Hydroponic Farm Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at Costanoa Commons in Santa Cruz.
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Kacey Losik – 14s Head Coach

This is Kacey’s first year coaching for Main Beach. He started playing volleyball when he was 4 years old. He played club volleyball for Main Beach from when he was nine until he was eighteen. He played 4 years of varsity volleyball at Aptos High earning 3 league titles and one MVP. He is currently training as a professional beach volleyball player. He also loves to bodysurf!

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Jacob Landel – 18s Head Coach/Director/14s Assistant

Jake started coaching at Main Beach in 2012. He’s lived in Santa Cruz since 2010, attended UCSC, and graduated in 2015 with a BS in Marine Biology. He played on the Men’s Volleyball team at UCSC for 4 years. He was voted Captain twice, a First Team All-American, and made it to the NCAA tournament twice. Jake grew up in Long Beach, California, where he played 9 years of indoor club volleyball with clubs like Highline and SCVC. He grew up playing beach volleyball around that area and continues to compete in professional beach volleyball tournaments. His favorite color is blue and his special hobby is womping (body surfing).

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