Duncan Avery


Born and raised in Redondo Beach, Duncan has been around the game of volleyball for over 24 years.  His love and passion for the game is contagious with the players, coaches, and parents he interacts with on a daily basis.  



2008-2018            Head Coach for RUHS Boy's Volleyball 

2007                      Volunteer Coach at Long Beach State

2005-2007            Assistant Varsity Coach for RUHS Boy's Volleyball 

2000-2004            JV/Freshman Coach for various RUHS Volleyball teams

2010-2012            Head Coach for Manhattan Beach Surf 15's teams

2003-2009            Head Coach for Riptides Volleyball Club

2001-2002            Head Coach for M.B. Extreme Volleyball Club



2003-2004           Member of NCAA Finalist CSULB Men's Volleyball Team

2002                     All State Setter for El Camino College

2000                     All CIF Setter for RUHS

2000                     1st Team All Bay League for RUHS School

2000                     1st Team All Area for RUHS

1999                     Swept Mira Costa to win Bay League



2014                     Daily Breeze Coach of the Year

Coach Tyler Nazarian grew up playing volleyball in the South Bay and has been in and around volleyball for the last 19 years.  Tyler played for Coach Tommy Chaffins at Redondo then later continued coaching with Duncan Avery for a number of years.  Tyler is a coach who tries to lead by example and always strives to be a positive influence on his players.  



2016-Present    Evolution Coach

2014-2016         North High School Head Varsity Coach

2015-2016         Beach Cities Volleyball Club-16s Head Coach (boys/girls)

2012-2014         Revolution Volleyball Academy- 15s Head Coach (girls)

2012-2013         Pinnacle High School-Varsity Assistant Coach/Head JV

2011-2012         North Pointe Preparatory-Head Coach (boys/girls)

2009-2011         CSU Channel Islands Player/Coach

2007-2008         Riptides Volleyball Club-13's Head Coach

2005-2009         Redondo Union High School- Varsity Assistant/JV Coach



2009-2011         CSU Channel Islands

2005-2006         El Camino College

2001-2005         Redondo Union High School

1998-2005         Southern California Volleyball Club (SCVC)

Tyler Nazarian

18 Elite Assistant Coach and Assistant Director

Jason is an extremely decorated coach from the East Coast.  With over 150 wins in his coaching career, he knows how to succeed with a variety of athletes and at different levels.  


2016-Present    Head Coach Evolution 16-1's

2016-Present    Endless Summer Beach Volleyball Club

2018-2019         AVP Coach (notable players: Rafu Rodriguez, Earl Schultz)

2017-2018         Loyola Marymount Director of Operations (22-14)

2016                   USA Volleyball Junior National Team Evaluator

2011-2016         Hunter College High School (118-27, 56-2 conference)

2015                   John Jay College of Criminal Justice 

2007-2008         The City College of New York (13-12, 10-4 conference)

1999-2001         New York City College of Technology (25-25)


2008                   Creole Stack, Queens 

2006-2008         Club Evolution, New York, NY

2004-2005         Bameso, New York, NY

2002-2003         El Peligro Sports Club, Brooklyn, NY

1996-1997         POL-AM Volleyball Club, Brooklyn, NY

1994                   Hunter College (NCAA Division III)

1992-1993         Darmstadt 4-2-1 Club Team (Germany)

1991                   Frankfurt American Military Team

1988-1989         Brooklyn Aces



2014                   Madison Square Garden Volleyball Coach of the Year

2007-2015         7-time VBLI indoor and beach Volleyball Champion

2008                   Coach of the Year Runner-Up (CCNY)

1994                   CUNY Men's Volleyball Championship

1993                   Most Outstanding Player (Darmstadt)

Jason Dibelius

17 Elite Head Coach

Cruz Padilla

17 Elite Assistant Coach and 14 Red Head Coach

Coach Cruz Padilla began his volleyball career at North High.  His junior year, he started playing for Evolution Volleyball Club and immediately became one of the top middles in the South Bay.  As a player, he was a coach on the court and his knowledge of the game translated to his success as a coach.



2017-Present    Evolution VBC Coach



2013-2017         North High Volleyball

2015-2017         Evolution Volleyball Club

Henry Russel

14 Elite Head Coach

Since 1991, Henry Russell (aka Russ) has been involved in the sport of volleyball both as a professional beach player and coach for USA Volleyball and South Bay Beach Volleyball Club (SBBVC). 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 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 he is ready to pass the lessons he has learned on to the next generation. 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.

Henry is the father to two boys, husband to a wonderful wife, professional within his career and a Marine Corps veteran

Spencer Isley

16 Elite Assistant 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.



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.


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

Kevin Norman

15 Elite Head Coach and Director of Coaches

There are few coaches around the South Bay that can be called "Living Legends."  However, Coach Vig is one of the few.  Having coached so many of the top beach and indoor players, Evolution VBC could not be more excited to have him in the gym.  He has a talented group of 13's that he plans to take all the way to the 18's division. 


1980-1986           Redondo Union High School- Girl's Head Coach

1983                     Cypress College- Women's Head Coach

1987-1993           El Camino College- Men's Head Coach

1997-2001           Redondo Union High School- Boy's Head Coach

2011-2012           Beach Cities Volleyball Club

2013- present      Evolution Volleyball Club


1978                      NCAA Division I Cal State University Long Beach

15 years                Open/AVP plater

30 years                CBVA rated player

Paul Viggiano

14 Elite Head Coach

Tommy Chaffins

13 Elite 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. 


Tommy currently teaches Government and also coaches the girls 14-1 team for the Southern California Volleyball Club.

Peter Gonnerman

12 Elite Head Coach

A first year Head Coach and second year Assistant Coach, Peter moved to the South Bay 20 years ago to pursue his love of volleyball. Peter has extensive experience coaching youth baseball and soccer and is thrilled to be coaching the sport he is most passionate about.


2018 – 2019              Evolution 13-2 Head Coach

2018 – 2019              Evolution 13-1 Assistant Coach

2018                            Evolution 12-1 Assistant Coach


Former CBVA AA rated player