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Alyssa Lee

CLUB DIRECTOR
WEST EDGE 16 HEAD COACH 

Alyssa Lee played on the Granada Hills Charter High School’s Varsity team for three years and graduated in 2009 as a 1st Team All-City player for 2 years of her high school career. She was the Libero and captain and part of the 2008 CIF LA Division 1 City Championship Runner-Up team.

🥇 2016 CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Champions (ECRCHS)
🥈 2017 CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)
🥇 2018 Boys Junior National Championships - 17 & Under Div Gold Medalist (West Edge 17)
🥈 2018 CIF LA City Section Division I Girls Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)
🥇 2018 CIF SoCal Regional Division Champions (ECRCHS)
🥈 2018 CIF State Championship Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)
🥈 2019 CIF LA City Section Open Division Boys Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

🥇 2022 CIF LA City Section Girls Beach Volleyball Champions (ECRCHS)

Lee earned a B.A. in Media at UC San Diego and an M.A. in Coaching & Athletic Administration at Concordia University Irvine. She has been the head coach at El Camino Real Charter High School since 2014 and was named Coach of the Year in 2016.

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Richard Barraza

COACHING DIRECTOR
WEST EDGE 17 ASSISTANT COACH
 

Richard Barraza brings an extensive amount of volleyball. He began is coaching career at Granada Hills Charter High School for two seasons from 2006-2007. In 2008, Barraza became an assistant coach to the Men's and Women's Pierce College Volleyball team, where they won back-to-back California State Championships in 2010 and 2011. From 2013-2014, he became the Director of Operations and Volunteer Assistant Coach at Pepperdine University, and returned as an Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 season.

Barraza served as a Division Director and Head Coach at LAVA between the years of 2007 to 2017. During this time, he earned three Bronze medal finishes and a Gold medal finish at the Junior National Championships. 🥇🥉🥉🥉

Continuing his volleyball journey, Barraza brought his talents and expertise to Mamba Sports Academy (Sports Academy) as a Coach and Director of Operations for the Indoor and Beach Volleyball programs.

Barraza earned a B.A. in Communications at CSUN and M.A. in Coaching & Athletic Administrations and Exercise Sciences at Concordia University Irvine, as well as an M.A in Education at Loyola Marymount University. Currently, he has been the head boys indoor and beach volleyball coach at Oaks Christian High School since 2018 and is a middle school teacher.

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John McNally

WEST EDGE 15 HEAD COACH 

John McNally graduated from El Camino Real Charter High School in 2017. As a three-year Varsity player, McNally played as an outside hitter and setter. In 2016, during his junior year, he was the starting setter of the first team to win a CIF LA City Section Division I Championship for his high school. During his senior year of high school in 2017, he continued his lucrative volleyball career as the starting setter, leading his team to another showing at the CIF LA City Section Division I Championship. McNally was also named 2017 Player of the Year and was part of the All-CIF LA City Section's CIF First Team. He was also a three-season returning player at West Edge and joined the coaching staff in 2018.
 

🥇 2016 CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Champions (ECRCHS)

🥈 2017 CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

🥇 2018 Boys Junior National Championships - 17 & Under Div Gold Medalist (West Edge 17)

🥇 2022 CIF LA City Section Girls Beach Volleyball Champions (ECRCHS)


McNally began his coaching career at his Alma Mater, El Camino Real Charter High School as the head coach for the boys volleyball program. He team to a 1st place finish at a tournament and a strong league showing for his first year coaching. He was an assistant coach for the gold medal team, West Edge 17, in 2018.

Currently, John McNally is attending Cal State University, Northridge, and is majoring in Kinesiology as well as serving as the head coach for the boys' volleyball team at El Camino Real Charter High School. He hopes to guide younger players and help them improve their game by growing their passion for the sport.

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Jeff Baxter

WEST EDGE 17 HEAD COACH 

Jeff Baxter brought the Portland Volleyball program to new heights during the 2018 campaign, his first season as the University of Portland’s Head Coach after being promoted from an assistant in January of 2018. He led the Pilots to their most wins in a single season (20), their longest winning streak (12 straight victories), and their best start in program history (12-0). Their early season success earned them four votes in the week four AVCA Coaches Poll, the first time the program had ever received votes.

 

As a player, Baxter was a setter at Cal State Northridge from 2006-11 where he helped the Matadors to an NCAA Final Four appearance in 2010. In 2011 he transitioned from player to assistant coach where he helped the team to a top-15 ranking in each of the three years on staff. With the Matadors, his primary responsibilities were recruiting, scouting opponents, and setter coach.
 
After three years at Cal State Northridge, he transferred to the women's game where he began working at Loyola Marymount. He helped guide the Lions to a third-place finish in the West Coast Conference, a ranking of No. 26 in the RPI, and an NCAA sweet 16 appearance. He worked with live coding, DataVolley, DataVideo, and statistics, while also helping to coach setters, passers, and back row defenders.
 
In addition to his work on the collegiate level, he has worked with the USA Women's Volleyball Team. In the camps that he has attended his primary roles were focused on research and aid with in-practice help.

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Matthew Nguyen

WEST EDGE 15 ASSISTANT COACH 

Matthew Nguyen graduated from El Camino Real Charter High School. As a three-year Varsity player at ECR, Nguyen played as the starting outside hitter. In 2017, he was part of the CIF Los Angeles City Section Division I Runner-Up team. And in 2019, he played on the CIF Los Angeles City Section Open Division Runner-Up team.

 

🥇 2016 CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Champions (ECRCHS)

🥈 2017 CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

🥈 2019 CIF LA City Section Open Division Boys Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

Nguyen began his coaching career in 2019 as an assistant coach at West Edge and continued as the JV coach at ECR. He hopes to bring his passion for volleyball and his extensive playing experience to the young athletes of his teams.

Currently, Matthew Nguyen is attending CSUN for his bachelor's degree and coaching at El Camino Real Charter High School.

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Benjamin Nguyen

WEST EDGE 16 ASSISTANT COACH 

Benjamin Nguyen played at El Camino Real Charter High School on the Varsity team for three years. As a middle blocker, he led the team to the Division I Championship match in 2017. In 2018, Nguyen was the starting opposite on the Gold Medalist national team in the 17 & Under Division. In his senior year, he played as an outside hitter and advanced to the championship match in the Open Division.

🥈 2017 CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

🥇 2018 Boys Junior National Championships - 17 & Under Div Gold Medalist (West Edge 17)

🥈 2019 CIF LA City Section Open Division Boys Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

Benjamin Nguyen is currently attending Cal State University, Long Beach and is majoring in Computer Science. He is the starting outside hitter on the Long Beach Men's Volleyball Club Team and hopes to share his extensive volleyball experience to his players.

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Brandon Eng

WEST EDGE 14 CO-HEAD COACH 

Brandon Eng graduated from Granada Hills Charter High School in 2019, playing as an Outside Hitter for three years and was named part of the 2nd Team All-League during his senior year. He played on a West Edge club team for two seasons as an outside hitter and defense specialist and returns as a coach to share his volleyball knowledge and experience. Eng enjoys playing volleyball during his free time and hopes to spread the enjoyment to the new players he coaches.

 

Eng began coaching at Hale Middle School in 2019 working with younger athletes who were new to the sport. Currently, he is attending Pierce College as a Biology major and plans to transfer next year.

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Brandon Botdorf

WEST EDGE 16-LOCAL COACH 

Brandon Botdorf played at El Camino Real Charter High School on the Varsity team for three years as an outside hitter. His team advanced to the Division I Championship match in 2017. In 2018, Botdorf was the starting outside on the Gold Medalist national team in the 17 & Under Division. In his senior year, he played as an outside hitter and advanced to the championship match in the Open Division.

🥈 2017 CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

🥇 2018 Boys Junior National Championships - 17 & Under Div Gold Medalist (West Edge 17)

🥈 2019 CIF LA City Section Open Division Boys Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

Brandon Botdorf is currently attending The Masters University and is playing as an outside hitter on the Men's Volleyball team. Starting his coaching career at West Edge in 2020, he hopes to continue to bring his positive energy and volleyball knowledge to his players.

Larissa Dakoske

WEST EDGE 14 CO-HEAD COACH 

Larissa Dakoske has been playing volleyball since she was 11-years-old. Playing for various clubs in the Greater Los Angeles Area (Sunshine, Forza1, SG Elite), she has experienced medal success at the club level. Dakoske played and graduated from El Camino Real Charter High School and was the starting Libero for the Varsity team since her Freshman year. In 2018, her team advanced to the CIF LA City Section Division I Championships. Advancing into the SoCal Regional Division 5 playoffs, her team won the Regional Championships and was the Runner-Up for the State Championship match.

🥈 2018 CIF LA City Section Division I Girls Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

🥇 2018 CIF LA SoCal Regionals Division V Girls Volleyball Champions (ECRCHS)

🥈 2018 CIF LA State Division V Championships Girls Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

Dakoske hopes to bring her rich volleyball knowledge and experience to younger athletes hoping to build their skills and grow their passions. She is currently enrolled at Moorpark College and will be continuing her volleyball career as a Raider for the upcoming 2022 Fall season.

Emmanuel Egun

WEST EDGE 16-LOCAL COACH 

Emmanuel Egun is a graduate of El Camino Real Charter High School, playing as a middle blocker. He began as a basketball athlete but eventually transitioned into a full-time volleyball athlete in his Junior year. In 2016, he was part of the CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Championship team. And during his Senior year in 2017, he and his team advanced to the championship stage once more. Egun continued his volleyball career as he joined the Men's Volleyball team at UC Merced from 2018-2021 as a  middle blocker.

🥇 2016 CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Champions (ECRCHS)

🥈 2017 CIF LA City Section Division I Boys Volleyball Runner-Ups (ECRCHS)

Egun hopes to share his passion and energy to his team. As a graduate from UC Merced, he is looking into entering into a graduate program for the upcoming school year.

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Camille Burman

ASSISTANT COACH 

Camille Burman attended Bishop Alemany from 2015-2016 and played as a DS before transferring to Granada Hills Charter High School where she played as a setter until graduating in 2019. Burman then played for the Pierce College Women's volleyball team for the 2021 season before transferring to USC. Currently, she is playing as an outside hitter on the USC Women's Club Team.

Burman began coach in 2021 at Hale Middle School, sharing her passion for volleyball with the younger generation. She looks forward to developing the skills of new players.