Club Coach 7 Years, Technical Coach 3 Years
Nikki has been a setter/serving specialist since she was 12 but through out her coaching experience she has learned to teach/develop every player/position. Her passion for coaching, learning the game and applying different techniques (USA and Gold Medal Squared) to each individual player has been the main reason for her success in the club world.
Nikki has gained a lot of knowledge and experience having played for some of the top coaches in the business (Andy Banachowski, Bill Ferguson, and Paula Weisoff), played for some of the top clubs/camps in High School (SCVC, Club Long Beach, USA High Performance) and then moved on to play in college at UCLA.
Coaching is in her blood–both of her parents have been coaches at a high level ever since Nikki was born. Mother, Kim Jagd, has coached at UCLA for over 20 years and her Father, Mike Jagd, has ran the El Toro & Palos Verdes Peninsula HS Boys and Girls programs for over 30 years.
Club Coach 5 Years, Technical Coach 3 Years
College/Position/Accomplishments: University of Tennessee/Middle Blocker/All-American
Leah has been playing volleyball since the age of 10 and was a middle blocker throughout her indoor career. After moving to the South Bay in 2011 Leah started playing professional beach volleyball. Playing beach has increased Leah's all around volleyball knowledge that she has applied to coaching all positions.
Leah has developed her indoor game and gained experience having played for some of the top coaches around the county, (Bill and Judy Peer, Tom Pazko, and J Hames), played for some of the top clubs/camps in High School (Colorado Juniors and USA High Performance), then moved on to play in college at The University of Tennessee. After her successful collegiate career she played professionally over seas in Portugal. Her beach game has grown from being coached by Holly McPeak, Marcio Sicoli, Anna Collier and Scott Davenport. She has participated in the USAV, Elite Development Programs, and is playing on the AVP tour.
Outside Hitter for Texas Tech and University of Hawaii, began coaching in college as a student assistant for the Texas Tech women’s volleyball program. Every year since, he has coached in some form or fashion -- professional, college, club or high school volleyball, from beginners to current AVP/NVL professionals. His teams have regularly taken top honors in their divisions. He spent four years coaching varsity at Cathedral Catholic High School, during which time he led both the boy's sand volleyball team and the boy's indoor team to the San Diego championships. As program director and coach at COAST Volleyball Club in San Diego, Austin coached numerous teams to medals at Junior Nationals.
Austin will be coaching the 17-1 and 14-1 teams at Sunshine Volleyball Club this season!