COACHES & STAFF

Kevin Norman
Head of Program and Varsity Head Coach

Kevin is an experienced volleyball coach with over 25 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:

2019-Present    Evolution VBC Director of Coaches and 15 Elite Head Coach

2018-Present    Boys, Head Coach Redondo Union High School

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 

1992-2004         S.C.V.C.

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

Landen Tusiesiena
Varsity Beach Coach
Varsity Indoor Assistant Coach

  • MB Surf 12s Head Coach

  • Coached indoor boys & girls Clubs in CA & Utah

  • Qualified for AVP Main Draw Multiple Times and continues to coach and compete on the beach

  • Collegiate Volleyball Athlete in CA & Utah

  • Redondo Union High School Volleyball Team

    • 1st Team Bay League honors

    • 1st Team All-Area Los Angeles

    • 2nd Team All CIF State

  • Club Volleyball Medalist as Player

Tommy Chaffins
Boys JV 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.

Lucas Yoder
Frosh/Soph Head Coach
Lucas is one of eight Yoders to play collegiate volleyball, with six of them including his Dad (Dave) and Uncle (Bob) having played at USC.  Lucas strives to take what he has learned from his dad, uncle, cousins, sister and coaches througout the years and help his players hone their skills.

Coaching:

2019                 Southern California Volleyball Coach (SCVC) 16-1 Assistant Coach

Playing:

2014 – 2017    USC Outside Hitter with 1032 kills (hitting. 295), 307 digs, 56 aces                                  and 683 blocks in his career while appearing in 73 matches over his                            USC career

2016                 2016 All-MPSF honorable mention

2014                 Volleyball Magazine National Freshman of the Year

                          MPSF Freshman of the Year

                          AVCA All-American honorable mention

2013                 2013 Volleyball Magazine All-American second team

                          Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list

                          All-CIF Division 1 first team

                          Orange County Register All-Orange County first team

                          All-South Coast League first team

                          Bronze medal at the 2013 FIVB U19 Beach World Championships in                            Portugal

                          Gold Medal at the 2013 USA Junior National Championships

                          MVP of the 18 Open Gold Division All-Tournament team

2012                 2012 Orange County Register All-Orange County second team

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. 

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."

Donna Pattillo
Tournament Director

Coach's Comments: "Donna keeps the teams coming.  Well known for running the best tournaments in Southern California."

June Caponpon
Athletic Trainer

Coach's Comments: "June gets our athletes back on the court in the safest and fastest way, and keeps them there."  

Jacob Delgado
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jacob has been coaching at RUHS for over 12 years. He has won a state championship for AYSO Region 17 and coached track and cross country at the University of La Verne. Jacob earned a Bachelors degree in Science and Physical Education and Body and Motion.

And a special Thank You to Athletic Director Andy Saltsman and Principal Jens Brandt.
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Andrew "Bean" Torrez