Duncan Avery

Director

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.  

 

Coaching:

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

 

Playing:

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

 

Awards:

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.  

 

Coaching:

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

 

Playing:

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

 Assistant Director

Henry Russel

15 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

Paul Viggiano

16 Elite Head Coach

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 16's that he plans to take all the way to the 18's division. 

Coaching:

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

Playing:

1978                      NCAA Division I Cal State University Long Beach

15 years                Open/AVP plater

30 years                CBVA rated player

Tommy Chaffins

14 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

13 Elite Head 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.

Coaching:

2019 -2021               Evolution 12 Head Coach

2018 - 2019              Evolution 13-2 Head Coach

2018 - 2019              Evolution 13-1 Assistant Coach

2018                          Evolution 12-1 Assistant Coach

Playing:

Former CBVA AA rated player

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