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Jan Furman

Executive Director

Jan Furman began her teaching and coaching career in Davis Ca. where she founded and directed the Davis Volleyball Club for 10 years. While at Davis High School, Jan led her teams to 7 straight league titles, 7 Nor Cal Championships, and 9 State Championship playoffs. She left Davis with a 77-0 winning steak. Jan was awarded the National High School Volleyball coach of the Year and in 1998, Jan was inducted into the Chico State Hall of Fame for volleyball and swimming. Jan came to Santa Cruz in 1988 to teach and coach at Cabrillo College. With 10 seasons at Cabrillo, Jan led her teams to 4 Conference Championships and 9 State Playoffs. She was inducted into the Calif. Community College Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2004. Jan has coached multiple athletes receiving full-ride scholarships to Stanford, UCLA, USC, UC Santa Barbara, UOP, San Diego State and many more. Jan retired from full time teaching and coaching at Cabrillo in 2009 but continues to teach Kinesiology and Philosophy of Physical Education classes. She founded Main Beach Volleyball Club in 2002 and in only it's 2nd season sent 2 of 5 teams to the Junior National Championships. Jan takes pride in the growth of the Main Beach Volleyball Club. Starting in 2002 with 5 girls teams to a club in 2016 of 9 girls teams, 6 boys teams, a beach program with over 50 players and a youth program for 4th thru 8th graders in both the fall and the spring. Jan's passions are volleyball, photography and mentoring coaches. If she is not in the gym improving an arm swing, or meeting with a player about colleges you will probably find her working out in the yard at her home or with her family in the Napa Valley.