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erika garcia

Club President 2021

Club Director 2017-2021 

Girls and Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach for O’Farrell High School 2016-2021

College Volleyball Player for

San Diego City College 2003-2004

College Volleyball Player for Mexicali,

Baja California - 2001-2002

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mike pandaan

Club Director 2017-2021

Club Treasurer 2021

Coach Mike has been coaching for 22 yrs.

He has been affiliated with clubs such as Coast and Seaside.

He is also the Head Varsity Boys and Girls Coach at Otay Ranch High School. He has been involved at Otay Ranch since 2006 and has helped the program accomplished 13 League Titles 3 CIF Titles, 2 in Division 1 and 1 in Open Division.

Coach Mike believes that it's more than winning. It’s being able to give back a little, inspire others, working with the kids and the opportunity to work with great people and coaches 

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nick pandaan

Club Director / Club Secretary / Coach

An Eastlake High alum, Coach Nick captained his team from the setter position for all 4 years. Shortly after high school, Coach Nick began coaching men’s club ball for Seaside Volleyball Club before being hired to be the Setters' Coach at Otay Ranch High.

 

After 3 years of countless assistant roles, Coach Nick was named Head JV Coach of the men’s program in 2016 where he continues to have tremendous success.

 

Along with being Head JV Coach and coaching club volleyball (since 2013), Coach Nick holds various assistant roles, takes and analyzes stats, films, edits and breaks down game film and runs the

social media accounts for both Point Break

and Otay Ranch.

 

Coach Nick's top goals are to be a positive influence on each of his players and peers and to #GrowTheGame.

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brant burington

Brant Burington began his volleyball career after playing soccer for 15 years.

 

He made the switch in his junior year of high school at Gompers Secondary after completing three classes of volleyball at Mesa College. Brant played Middle Blocker for Gompers and was defensive captain.  He continued his volleyball career playing for UC Berkeley.

 

Too short to play middle blocker in college he made the transition to defensive specialist for Cal’s team.  During and after college Brant played amateur beach volleyball competing in tournaments all along the California coast. He began his coaching career when his 11-year-old twin daughters expressed interest in the sport.

 

They joined an Eastlake Starlings 12 and under team and Brant was asked to coach. He coached his twins for six seasons with the Starlings while coaching girls age 10 through 17 and some with special needs.

 

Coach Brant focuses on loving the sport first, and then gets into the intricacies of the technical skills of volleyball. He is very interested in teaching the girls proper form to avoid injury, maximize the length of their volleyball career.

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Jesus Garcia

An O”Farrell High Alumni. Coach Jesus is also known as coach “Danny”.  

 

2016-2019: Played 4 years of High School Varsity as a OH and Libero at O”Farrell High School. 

 

2019: Coached the 1st Middle School Local team at PBVBC. 

 

2020: Mesa College Volleyball Player as an OH and OP. 

 

2019-20: Mesa College Soccer Player.

2020: Pointbreak Volleyball Club Coach

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santos plaza

Coached girl’s freshman team at Castle Park High School from 1994 to 1995.

Volunteer coach for O’Farrell High School Boys and Girls Volleyball teams

from 2016 to 2017

Coach Boys and Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball teams from 2017 to present.

Coach for Point Break Volleyball Club from 2018 to present.

Coach for CO-ED team at O'Farrell Middle School 2020

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Jesse Olsen

Coach Jesse began playing volleyball in the 8th grade, and has been in love with the sport ever since.

 

In his 15+ years of coaching, he has worked with several high school programs including Hilltop, Monte Vista, Castle Park and most recently Otay Ranch.

 

He has also coached with multiple club teams including Starlings, Seaside South, Fury, Storm and now Point Break. 

 

Coach Jesse credits his success to helping each individual athlete identify their strengths, and grow their love of the game.  When an athlete is passionate about what they do, their skill progression and respect for their team and the sport come naturally.  

 

When he is not coaching, playing or working he is spending time with his child Logan, as well as  family/friends.

coach
steve bejarano

 

Coach Steve began teaching volleyball in 2015 as a camp counselor.

 

Through 2020 Coach Steve organized outdoor events, including volleyball, and taught diabetes management to youth camp attendees, ages 3 to 17.

 

He also became a club volleyball team parent in 2015, supporting his daughter Bella as she continues to play club volleyball to this day.

 

Steve joined the Point Break coaching staff in 2020 and has recently become the Assistant JV Coach at San Diego High School.

 

Coach Steve prioritizes instilling a sense of confidence in his players, team bonding, and constant encouragement to elicit individual skill development. 

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shania anderson

 
 
 

Shania has been playing volleyball since 3rd grade.

 

She has played for Otay Ranch Women’s Volleyball (CIF D1 Semi-Finalist 2014, CIF D1 Runner Up 2015, Metro Mesa League Second Team 2014),

 

Coast South 16s-1 and 17s-1, Chula Vista Volleyball Club 18s-1, UC Santa Cruz Women’s Volleyball and UC Santa Cruz Women’s Track and Field.

 

She has coached Nike camps at UCSC as well as Santa Cruz’s local volleyball team.

 

She is now O’Farrell Women’s JV Volleyball Coach.

 

This is Shania’s first year with Point Break and she is excited to meet and coach you all!

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francis carreon

 
 
 

Coach Francis is a returning Pointbreak Coach this 21' season.

 

Montgomery Aztecs Volleyball Program (2014-2017)

Played High School Club Volleyball for Seaside South as a Libero and Fury VBC as a Setter. 

South Bay All League 2016 as an Outside Hitter

Metro Mesa All League 2017 as a Setter.

Girls and Boys High School Assistant Coach At Montgomery High School (2018-2021)

Point Break VBC Assistant Coach (2020- present)

Currently plays for Grossmont College

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bang thach

 
 

 

Coach Bang is new to Pointbreak this 21' season and we are very happy to have him.

 

Please welcome him to the Pointbreak Volleyball Club Family. 

 

1997-1998 Southern Maine CC

Non-Div - OH/S

1999-2000 Wentworth Inst. Tech

Div III - OH

coach
robert almendarez

 
 

Coach Rob is a retired Marine of 26 yrs and has been playing volleyball for over 30yrs. 

 

He played for Morse High School Boy’s Volleyball (1992-95), the US Marine All-Marine Team (1996-97), and SJSU Men’s Volleyball Club (2000-01). He has coached boys (12s), boys (HS), and girls (MS) club volleyball. 

 

This is Coach Rob’s first year with Point Break.

 

He is happy and excited to be a part of an organization that brings his love of volleyball to the kids of the South Bay. 

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