COACHES & STAFF
Head of Program and Varsity Head Coach
Kevin is an experienced volleyball coach with over 30 years coaching in the South Bay. He was awarded the Daily Breeze "Coach of the Year" in 2013 and 2017. He was also nominated for the CCA Coach of the Year Award in 2013. Coaching philosophy based on the development of the student athlete while focusing on positive teamwork and sportsmanship.
2021-Present SCVC Boys Director and 16-1 Head Coach
2018-Present Boys, Head Coach Redondo Union High School
2019-2021 Evolution VBC Director of Coaches and 15 Elite Head Coach
2008-2018 Boys, Head Coach Bishop Montgomery High School
2011-2012 Girls, Head Coach Bishop Montgomery High School
2002-2011 Girls, Varsity First Assistant Redondo Union High School
2000-2007 Junior Varsity Head Coach, Varsity Assistant, Redondo Union High
1996-1992 Frosh-Soph Head Coach, Varsity Assistant, El Segundo High
2016-2019 MBSurf VBC Boys Head Coach
1992-2004 SCVC Boys and Girls Head Coach
1986 -1988 MVP & Captain, Boys Varsity Volleyball, San Marino High School
1988 -1990 NCAA Men's Division I Volleyball at UC Irvine
1989 UC Irvine’s Best Defensive Player 1989
1994 FIVB Canary Islands
1994 Manhattan Beach Open. 17th Place
1995 Cuervo Championships. Florida 9th Place
1995 Manhattan Beach Open 25th Place
1995 Cuervo. Manhattan Beach. 1st Place
1996 Manhattan Beach Open Qualifier, Qualified
1996 AVA Championships, 9th Place
JV Coach, Varsity Assistant
Since 1991, Henry Russell (aka Russ) has been involved in the sport of volleyball both as a professional beach player and as a coach.
Currently he is the RUHS JV Head Coach and Varsity Boys Volleyball assistant coach
Boys Head Coach SCVC 18QS
Coached for USA Volleyball, South Bay Beach Volleyball Club
Boys head coach for Evolution VBC
Henry was a player on the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) tour for 7 years (‘92-‘99) and was one of the top ranked players at the time. He was crowned "Champion" when he won the 1997 AVP Cape Cod Grand Slam Open Tournament; with his partner Mark Kerins, defeating Mike Whitmarsh and Mike Dodd, becoming the first Floridian to win an AVP tournament.
In 1996, he was awarded AVP's Most Improved Player and in 1999 was labeled as having the “Best Hands on the Beach” by Volleyball Monthly.
He says he learned early in his AVP career that there is a vast difference between being a good player and a great one; being a great player is not a function of circumstance, it is largely a result of a conscious choice.
He has both won and lost to this sport’s greatest players in the world which has made him appreciate all that this sport has to give and teach, and he is ready to pass the lessons he has learned on to the next generation.
Henry is the father to two boys, husband to a wonderful wife, professional within his career and a Marine Corps veteran.
Boys Frosh/Soph and Girls Varsity Head Coach
Known for his positive coaching style along with upbeat volleyball practices, Tommy Chaffins brings over 20 years coaching experience to the court. As the current Girls Volleyball Head Coach at Redondo Union High School (and the former boys coach from 1995-2007) his teams have won over 600 matches. His girls won the 2014 and 2015 California State title in the highest division.
Along with the championships, in 2014 Coach Chaffins was awarded prepvolleyball.com National Coach of the Year and more recently, the 2015 Maxpreps California Coach of the Year.
His future aspirations had their start when at 15 years old he read John Wooden’s They Call Me Coach. He immediately knew he would be a teacher and coach. Born and raised in the South Bay, Tommy is a graduate of Redondo Union High School and Loyola Marymount University.
Frosh/Soph and JV Assistant Coach
Kristina is the current RUHS Girls Frosh/Soph coach and continues to help coach the RUHS boys volleyball program. Her teams benefit from her education in Kinesiology, and Athletic Training, as well as her 15 years combined experience playing and coaching volleyball.
Hailing from Lansing, Michigan, Kristina has been a professional coach for the youth in our community since 2008. Of her 15 years coaching, 10 have been here in Southern California. Coaching currently on the Boys and Girls side for SCVC and a trainer at Prime Athletes, her coaching resume also includes 3 years coaching Girl's Freshmen VB at Mira Costa High, Collegiate Assistant Coach for Women's Volleyball at Lansing College, 3 years coaching Girl's Freshmen VB at Lansing Everett High School, and Former Coach/Assistant Director of Lansing Area Volleyball
Kristina has also been in the USAV High Performance circuit coaching over the past 10 years, and has been a part of the Boys' A2 & A3 camps this past summer. Kristina has maintained multiple coaching certifications including USAV CAP I for both Indoor and Beach coaching. Her passion and enthusiasm for volleyball and her athletes are a significant asset the program.
Andrew "Bean" Torrez
Assistant Coach & Shares the title of "Number One RUHS Sports Fan"
Coach's Comments: Said best by Duncan Avery, and still true: "A lifetime Seahawk, Bean is a 2004 graduate of Redondo Union High School. He holds the highest lifetime serving percentage of 1.000% for any Seahawk serving one ball for an ace against North High. Bean is the heart and soul of this program and brings an energy to the gym that nobody else can. We are truly lucky to have Bean on board for another year."
Coach's Comments: "June gets our athletes back on the court in the safest and fastest way, and keeps them there."