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)
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)
17 Elite Head Coach
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
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
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
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
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
14 Elite Head Coach
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.
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