With over 25 years of competition at the professional level, 25 years at the division I collegiate level, and over 15 years competing at the SoCal club level, the Industry coaching staff grows stronger every season. Returning coaches with over 9 years experience with the Industry and adding in some world class talent including Edison Zhou, a former Chinese national team player and 3 time Chinese national gold medal champion, and Justin Toth, a middle blocker for the division I CSUN mens team and Sports Performance prodigy, we are excited for all of our inspiring Industry athletes and their amazing opportunity to continue to receive diverse world class coaching and instruction.
Meaghan Wheeler - Industry 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 - Industry Co-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. And has since coached volleyball around the country before settling down to full time coaching with the Industry.
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 7 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 accumulated over 6 years of coaching experience at the top club levels of play.
As the only player in our club history to have played on all three of our Junior Olympic qualifier medaling teams, Ari has set her spot in the 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. 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 Jen was setting high school records and raising the level of play in our area as early as 2005! She will now be entering her second season with the Industry and we are stoked to have her aboard. She has proved to be a great technical coach and valuable staff member already. Co-Head coaching our top 13's team last season she had multiple undefeated weekends and helped our top team all progress forward in their understanding of the game and level of play. A product of SoCal club volleyball and the Industry technical standard Coach Jen continues to bring excellence to the gym every day.
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.
We couldn't be more excited to have coach Edison coaching at the Industry Volleyball Club. Coach Edison has a world class background, coming up through the highly competitive ranks in China and competing as the starting setter for the Chinese national team and with professional teams in China he has a background like no other coach or player in our area. He's already making significant contributions within the club with his amazing technical proficiency, background and ability to instruct at all levels.
Coach Justin is our 2nd coach coming out of the highly esteemed Sports Performance Volleyball club in Chicago. Playing middle blocker for local CSUN coach Justin has a wealth of experience at both the club and collegiate levels of play. With a strong technical background coming up through the ranks of Sports Performance, Justin adds another level of depth to an already deep staff. We look forward to having Justin in full time this upcoming season, heading up both boys and girls club teams.