Amir Rahmati - 14's Black Head Coach

  • Assistant Director of Central Coast Volleyball Club
  • Current Freshman Head Coach at Carmel High School
  • Coached at Sunshine Volleyball Club in Santa Monica, CA 
  • Played at Santa Monica College as a Middle Blocker and helped the Cosairs reach CCCAA State Semi-Finals in 2015-2016
  • 7 Years of coaching experience working with middle school/high school boys and girls at various schools and clubs.
  • Graduated from Monterey High in 2011 and helped lead the team to an undefeated season in the Tri-County League(Coastal). 
  • 2nd year with Central Coast Volleyball Club.
  • 2017:
    • Head Coach for Stevenson School (Lower School)
      • Middle School Boys Volleyball
      • Middle School Girls Volleyball
    • Assistant Coach, CCVC Boys 18-1 
  • 2018:
    • Assistant Coach, Monterey High School Varsity Boys Volleyball
    • Co-Head Coach, CCVC 18-1 Power
    • Assistant Coach, CCVC 13-1 Power

Samantha Brennan - 14's Black Assistant Coach

Originally from Huntington Beach, CA. Coach Sam played for Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club.  Her 18s club team finished 5th in the nation at Junior Olympics.  Coach Sam moved to Monterey in 2016 to play collegiate Division II Volleyball at CSUMB.  Sam plays middle blocker and has held a top 10 CCAA hitting percentage the past 3 years.  Sam will be graduating the Spring of 2020 with a degree in Business Management with hopes to find a career in medical sales.  Coach Sam has coached for CCVC 16-1s team, CCVC's 13-2s team and at Stevenson HS boys varsity team.  

Chloe Goldman - 15's Black Head Coach

-Graduated from Salinas High School, 2006

  • Played Outside on varsity for three years
  • Won league in 2003 and CCS Division 1 Champions in 2004
  • League and County MVP 2005, All CCS 2005

-Graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors in Communication Studies, 2006-2010

  • 5th ranked recruiting class of 2006
  • Played 4 years as starting Libero 
  • Earned All-American Honors and Defensive Player of the Year
  • Holds most dig records at the University of Tennessee
  • Top 5 all-time SEC career digs
  • 3 seasons of 600 digs

-Coached at K2 Volleyball Club, 2010

  • Head coach 15-1s

-Graduated from University of Mississippi with a Masters in Park and Recreation Management, 2010-2012

  • Director of Operations

-Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Coach at Anzar High School, 2012

  • Set school record for most wins in single season
  • Finished 2nd in league and lost in first round of CCS division 5 

-Coached at Encore Volleyball Club, 2013, 2015-2017

  • Qualified in Open for GJN’s all four years
  • Finished 8th in 18 open in 2013
  • Won the Bronze Medial in 2015 for 16 Open
  • Finished top 12 in 17 open in 2016
  • Finished top 25 in 18 open in 2017

-Coached at Carmel Beach Volleyball Club, 2014

  • Head coach 16-1s

-Girls’ Varsity Assistant at Carmel High School, 2013-2016 

  • Won league titles in 2013 and 2014
  • Made it to CCS every year

-Coached at Rage Westside Volleyball Club, 2017

  • Qualified in 16 Open for GJN’s
  • Finished top 25 in 16 open  

-Current Salinas High School Girls Varsity Coach, 2017-

  • Finished 2nd in league in 2017, lost in Semi-Finals in CCS Division 1 playoffs
  • Had an undefeated season in 2018, Runner-up for CCS Division 1 playoffs
  • Lost in first round of CIF State playoffs in 2018
  • Tied most wins in a single season, that was previously set by Chloe as a player in 2004

Lindsey Lawmaster - 15's Black Assistant Coach

VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE

  • 2012-2014

University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

NCAA Division 1 

  • 2014-2017

Long Beach State University | Long Beach, California, USA  

NCAA Division 1

 

TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2012 

Starting Libero | Big Ten Conference 2nd place  

NCAA Division 1 Elite 8 tournament finish 

  • 2013

Starting Libero | Big Ten Conference 3rd place 

NCAA Division 1 Sweet 16 tournament finish 

  • 2014

Defensive specialist | Big West Conference Champions  

NCAA Division 1 Top 32 tournament finish 

  • 2015 

Starting Libero | Big West Conference 2nd place (Indoor)

NCAA Division 1 Beach Volleyball| AVCA Beach Volleyball Championships Finalists

  • 2016

NCAA Division 1 Beach Volleyball | Big West Conference 2nd place (sand)  

9th place finish

  • 2017

NCAA Division 1 Beach Volleyball | Big West Conference 2nd place (sand)  

7th place finish

Coach Lindsey brings a great mix of knowledge, energy, and experience to our CCVC program and we are excited to have her as our Private Lessons Lead Instructor. 

Jessica Garrett - 16s Black Co-Head Coach

  • Current JV Head Coach at Salinas High
  • Graduated from CSUMB in 2019  with a B.S in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology 
    • Certified Personal Trainer
  • 3rd Club Season with CCVC
    • Coaching 13's and 16's
  • Coached 13's at Sunshine Volleyball Club in Los Angeles
  • Coached at St. Matthew’s Parish School in Pacific Palisades
    •     8th Grade Girls Head Coach
    •     6th/7th Grade Boys Head Coach
      •         Won League Championship
  • Played at Monterey Peninsula College for 2 years
    •     Starting Libero both years
    •     1st Team All-Confrence
    •     Finished top 15 liberos at the community college level in CA
    • Chosen to compete at Sophomore Showcase
  • Graduated from Monterey High in 2013
    • 1st Team All-League Junior and Senior Year
    • Team Captain for 3 year

Israel Ricardez - 16's Black Co-Head Coach

  • 14 years of coaching experience 
  • Boys Varsity Head Coach at Carmel High School since 2009
  • Girls Varsity Head Coach at Carmel High School since 2010
  • Won Bronze Medal as a Coach at the 2015 Open Division USAVJNC
  • Qualified for Open Division at the USAVJNC 4 times
  • 5 Girls High School League Championships 
  • 4 Boys High School League Championships 
  • 2 Boys CCS Championship Appearances 
  • 1 Boys CCS Championship 2018
  • 4 Time League Coach of the Year 
  • All County Coach of the Year in 2008
  • Former MPC assistant coach 2006-08

Chandler McKean - 16's Blue Assistant Head Coach

Coach Chandler is originally from Visalia CA. She moved to Monterey in 2015 to attend CSUMB and play collegiate Division II volleyball. While at CSUMB, Chandler played as a middle blocker. She was fortunate to play under amazing coaches, and had the opportunity to build and better the team throughout her career. Coach Chandler has coached many CSUMB Volleyball camps and clinics the past 4 years, as well as coach the Monterey City Beach Volleyball Camp. After graduating this past May with her Liberal studies degree, Chandler is currently working on her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential + Masters in education and student teaching at La Mesa Elementary School. Volleyball has always been her passion and she is excited to get coaching again! 

Whitney Hirst - 16's Blue Assistant Head Coach

Originally from Huntington Beach, CA, Coach Whitney moved up to Monterey to attend Cal State Monterey Bay and play for Maureen Melhart, the current Women’s Volleyball at CSUMB, 6 years ago. While playing at MB she got the opportunity to train as both a setter and a hitter. After graduating in 2018 with a degree in Liberal Studies, Coach Whitney is currently working to complete her Teaching Credential and Masters in Education, student teaching US History at Alisal High School and coaching the JV girls volleyball team. In the 2015 and 2016 club season, Whitney assisted Molly Kennedy and Rachel Cookus in coaching a 14 and 15 girls team at CCVC.