Entering our 19th season as a club we continue to lead the way in both technical and physical training. Our coaching staff is unparalleled in the club volleyball world which is why we typically hear things like, “wow, I learned more in one day here than I did in my entire season last year”.
Most clubs in our area staff their teams with high school players, or ex high school players, or even parents who have NO previous experience other than recreational or their own childs participation in the sport. There have even been local clubs who used a high school player with no prior coaching experience or beach experience to head up their “beach program” for 3 years and touted it as a top notch beach program! For all knowledgeable parents and athletes, this is unacceptable. The Industry coaching staff is the only club staff to have multiple coaches who have coached at both the high school and collegiate level, coaches who have run both indoor and beach clinics across the country, coaches who have competed beyond the high school level, the top of division I college volleyball and even professionally. Coaches who have volleyball backgrounds and experience that can be proven! Records still held at the NCAA division I level in both Indoor and Beach, playing and coaching history that is factual, and coaches that are still currently competing as professionals. We encourage all parents and players to do their own research! Our coaching staff is the most experienced staff in the greater San Fernando Valley area and our instruction and your improvement as a player is our proof! Come in and see why we are still the only club in the SFV to take players from their first volleyball touch as a sixth grader all the way to the top of division I volleyball!
Meaghan Wheeler - Club Director
Training with the Industry for over a decade, Coach Meaghan has been the club director and driving force behind the club for the past 3 seasons. After a stellar collegiate career that included being nationally ranked in the top 10 her junior year in kills per set and points per set in Womens Division I volleyball, a top 15 ranking her senior year, and breaking 7 different school records including career kills, kills per set, kills per match and points per set, Meaghan has come back to the valley and is currently pursuing a professional career on the AVP pro beach tour. She is a NESTA certified Sports Nutrition Specialist and the lead coach at the Industry VBC. With a deep coaching and playing background coupled with her knowledge of sports nutrition and athletic training her ability to help players reach all of their volleyball and athletic goals is unparalleled.
Colleen Tobin - Assistant Club Director
Our most tenured head coach, Colleen Tobin comes from one of the best volleyball backgrounds in the country. Coming up through the #1 club in the United States, Sports Performance, Colleen won gold in 16 Open at the Junior Olympic National Championships and medaled her 17's and 18's seasons. She then went on to play for full scholarship at CSUN as a standout Outside hitter. Coach Colleen has assisted at top indoor camps across the country for multiple major universities and clubs. Her technical mindset and immense volleyball IQ makes her a coach to be reckoned with at any level of play and a coach that brings a level of knowledge rarely seen to the club level of training.
Laurel Weaver - Head of Operations & Clinic Director
Having played in the Industry club since sixth grade, moving on to the collegiate level to play for Nova Southeastern, then UCLA beach, and now University of Hawaii beach, Coach Laurel has continued her progression to the highest levels of play. With over 11 years of experience as a player, coaching within the club since her sophomore year in high school, and now coaching at camps and clinics at both UCLA and University of Hawaii, she has already accumulated over 8 years of coaching experience at the top club levels of play. Wrapping up her final season at Hawaii and finishing her career with a National Championship Record of 8-2 she is ready to move forward into a professional volleyball career. We are exited to have coach Laurel back in the club full time as she pursues her professional career.
JiAe Moon - Executive Administrator & Parent Communications Liason
We are ecstatic to have JiAe Moon join the IndustryVBC staff! She is one of those people who is always working furiously behind the scenes and her experience will greatly benefit both the club and our members. As a 20 year lawyer and current law school professor, JiAe is no stranger to paperwork and navigating the administrative issues that arise within the context of a busy business, whether it involves finalizing contracts for the club season or researching and planning out-of-state travel for Industry’s Elite teams. And as a long-time volleyball mom of 3 girls, JiAe is equally well versed about playing club volleyball at IndustryVBC, including exactly what it means to travel with a team, whether down to Anaheim for a one day local event or cross country on a multi day national recruiting event. As a club and business we are excited that JiAe has joined our team to run point on a multitude of administrative assignments. As our Executive Administrator and Communications Liason, JiAe is a great point of contact for both new and returning parents who have questions about the ins and outs of Industry club volleyball!
As the only player in our club history to have played on all three of our Junior Olympic qualifier medal teams, Ari has set her spot in the club history books. With two silvers and a bronze on the USA volleyball side, and multiple Gold medals on the AAU side, Ari stands alone as the most decorated player in our club history. Now she will wrap up her career at the University of Hawaii with the most match wins in school history. The same Ariana Homayun who started her career here as a player in sixth grade, vocalizing her dream school as a 7th grader, UH, and now will leave her stamp on the schools history books. Over 100 match wins for coach Ariana over her career and an absolutely stellar record over 3 years at the National Championships. Starting her coaching career her sophomore year in high school by assisting with our top younger teams, continuing on to coach at the top club levels of play both locally and abroad, and currently competing for the University of Hawaii with athletic scholarship, Coach Ari has proven she knows the game as well as any coach.
Coach Don is one of the youngest tenured coaches in the valley starting his coaching career at the age of 18 as the head coach of Kennedy High School. Now entering his fourth year as a Varsity head coach we are excited to have him join the Industry club staff. Coach Don brings a technical mindset and a level of physical and technical understanding beyond his years to the club and he has been instrumental in helping us expand our 14’s top team to two Elite teams with both groups being equally competitive and driven.
Coach Alex started in our club as an eager 6th grade player hungry to win and and hungry to improve. Over her 4 year tenure at the Industry she earned a junior olympic qualifier silver medal, was setting and playing on our top 16's team as a U14, and hit and set for our top 18's team as a freshman in high school. Her love for the game and phenomenal work ethic lead her to the top of the pack and she brings that same love of the game and hard work to the court as a coach. As one of the top players to ever play in the club we are stoked to have Alex back in the club and working with our players on both the beach and indoor side of the game. As she heads off to Cal Berkely this season she hopes to walk on to the Cal beach program and will continue to assist us in clinics and holiday training until she returns at the end of the spring semester.
A standout club player in our local community followed up by a state championship season at Pierce College, Morgan brings his experience as a top notch player to the IndustryVBC. With previous club coaching experience and great insight as a player for the game we are fortunate to have his high energy coaching style in the club. Heading up our 16-1 team this season and assisting with almost all of our other teams, Morgan has proven to be a great addition to our already deep IndustryVBC coaching staff.
With coach Meaghan Wheeler helping to head up the Pierce college program it was almost a given that Joanna would come into the Industry VBC coaches fold. As a Pierce college player pursuing higher levels of technical excellence and understanding of the game she has immersed herself in the sport with both club and Pierce college training. A gifted athlete she looks to improve her technical background as she assists with our local teams bringing her high energy and love for the game to every practice. We look forward to having Coach Jo in the program for years to come as she helps us establish a more consistent program for our newest members.
Founder and creator of the Elite VBC in 2002, now transitioning into the INdustryVBC as the market has become over saturated with Elites, Andrew comes from an extensive sports background. Graduating high school as one of the top 3 soccer players in the state of Tennessee, competing at the Division I level for Stetson University before suffering a career ending injury he started his athletic training career in 1992. Working with athletes from almost every sport discipline, volleyball became the focus as he pursued professional levels of play. Only 6 years after picking up the sport of volleyball he competed in his first professional qualifier. Transitioning to the professional level of play on the beach he also competed briefly with Pierce College as his professional beach partner Tom Black was head coaching during a run of multiple state championships. At that time Indoor and Beach were not considered separate sports so the professional beach career won out. Deciding to focus solely on the beach side Andrew was fortunate enough to compete and train with more than 12 olympians, work and coach with Gold Medal coach Dane Selznick, Bronze Medal coach Gene Selznick, Womens National Team Assistant coach and Current Canadian National Team head coach Tom Black and a myriad of other top pros and professional coaches. The culminations of his playing career were a top 48 national ranking, a brief stint as the #1 ranked defensive player on the professional tour, and a 3rd place finish in the 1998 Manhattan Beach Open, considered the Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball. Fortunate enough to work, train and compete with some of the greatest players and minds in the game of volleyball his coaching and athletic training career now spans over 25 years of excellence.