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COACHES & STAFF

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Kevin Norman
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.

 

Coaching:

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

Playing:

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

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Henry Russell

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 and has coached for USA Volleyball, and several other South Bay programs, including South Bay Beach Volleyball Club, Evolution and now is boys head coach at SCVC.

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, not only becoming the first Floridian to win an AVP tournament, but also the first USMC veteran on the AVP to do so.

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.

Ryan Olson
Boys Frosh/Soph Coach

      •     6 year starting OH MB Surf 1 gold 3 silver at Junior Olympics

      •     4 year varsity starting OH 3 time MVP RUHS

      •     Starting OH at GCU

      •     AAA beach rating at 15

      •     15th year coaching adult beach volleyball for Manhattan Beach

      •     Director of kids beach volleyball for city of Manhattan Beach and INSAND

      •     Costa boys FROSH coach 5 seasons

      •     2nd season at Surfside

      •     Assistant women’s beach and indoor at Marymount California University

      •     Assistant women’s indoor at University of Montana Western

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Kristina Hinojosa
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. 

Patrick Pascual
Varsity Assistant Coach

Patrick is in his first year  with Redondo Union where he will be primarily assisting the boy’s varsity team.  He is originally from Kapolei, Hawaii where he was a graduate of Damien Memorial School in 2014.  He then went on to play collegiate volleyball at the University of California, Merced where he was a libero/defensive specialist.  He was a two-time all academic conference selection his sophomore and junior year.  Patrick was an assistant on both the women’s and men’s program for a season at UC Merced where his primary focus was working with libero’s and defensive specialist’s on their passing techniques and enhancing the team’s back row defensive schemes.  He currently resides in Redondo Beach and is also currently one of the head coach’s for SCVC on their high school boy’s program.  

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Michael McIntyre
Game Video Operations Coordinator


42 Years Coaching / Athletics / Technical Operations

 

2018 Redondo Union - Current
Video Operations (Boy’s and Girl’s Athletics)
Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Baseball.


2005 thru 2018 Windward School, Los Angeles
Video Operations and Facility Operations (Boy’s and Girl’s Athletics)
Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Baseball, and Soccer


30 Season 1982- 2012 Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
Public Relation Assist / Team Video Operations /
Game Operations / Marketing Department / Equipment Mgr.
NBA Game Night Video Logger/Editor (Los Angeles Lakers/Clippers Coordinator)


19 Seasons 1996 – 2015 Video Coordinator / Advance Scout / Team Operations
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)


18 Seasons 1990 – 2008 Team Video Operations, Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
In Game Video Scoreboard Director


5 Seasons 2005 - 2010 Game Camera Operator MLB Los Angeles Dodgers


2 Seasons 1999 – 2001 Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach


Education: Hamilton High 1975, Los Angeles, CA.
West Los Angeles College/Santa Monica College 1975-1977
General Studies


Columbia College TV/Motion Pictures, Los Angeles, CA. 1978-1980
Television Production 

Andrew "Bean" Torrez
Assistant Coach & Shares the title of "#1 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."

June Caponpon
Athletic Trainer

June is entering his 23rd season working with Redondo Athletics. As a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, this Board Certified Athletic Trainer has worked for various sports medicine clinics including Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Center, West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation, Pacific Physical Therapy, and Children's Orthopedic Hospital. June has spread his talents and skills by working with U.S. Judo, U.S. Tennis Association, and served as an athletic trainer for a number of years with the successful U.S. Soccer National Teams. Recently, June has been working with NWSL, National Women's Soccer League.

 

He never seems to forget his roots and mentors and teachers who have introduced him into the profession and taught him the necessary skills of an athletic trainer and sports medicine specialist. Aside from sports medicine, June sometimes enjoys mountain biking, martial arts, camping, eating good food, meditating, and sometimes sings when no one is around. Also, he owns and operates his own nutrition and skin care business to keep himself and others healthy through high quality cellular nutrition.

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Leilani Martinez
Athletic Trainer

Leilani is a board certified athletic trainer entering into her third volleyball season at RUHS. As a Redondo Beach native and RUHS alumna, Leilani is excited to be back on campus. Leilani earned a degree in kinesiology from CSU Dominguez Hills while also playing division 2 volleyball. She furthered her education by receiving a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Azusa Pacific University. Leilani has worked with a number of professional and tactical organizations including the USOPC, AVP Tour, International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Navy SEALs where she learned many useful skills that can be implemented here to help RUHS athletes succeed both physically and mentally.

 

Prior to coming on board with Redondo Athletics, she was the head athletic trainer at a local Orange County school and worked with the athletes of 14 competitive sports teams. Leilani has a continuous knack for knowledge and has specialized in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. She is excited to be able to continue her athletic training career at RUHS and is eager to step in and help athletes perform at their highest level. 

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