ELITE VBC COACHING STAFF

 

The Elite VBC coaching staff is unparalleled at the club volleyball level.

WE ARE THE ONLY CLUB IN OUR AREA WITH A COACHING STAFF THAT BOASTS 4 FEMALE DIVISION I FULL SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETES AND A PROFESSIONAL PLAYER RANKED IN THE TOP 50 in the UNITED STATES AS A FULL TIME PRO.

4 ex Division I full scholarship athletes, coaches with Professional, Collegiate, Club and High School experience, Ex-professional players, and players still competing at the top of the game, like our current Collegiate Junior Meaghan Wheeler, finishing the 2011 Division I womens collegiate season ranked as the #7 hitter in the Nation in kills per set and points per set. 

With over 70% of our coaching staff having played at the Division I level for full scholarships,

we boast a coaching staff more experienced as both players and coaches than any other club in our area.

 

Elite VBC Club Founder Andrew Vazquez

 

 

Elite GIRLS Club Directors Michelle Cole and Colleen Tobin


 Michelle Cole

ayw22@hotmail.com

elitevbcdirector@elitevbc.com

Cell: 818-813-1027

Michelle started her volleyball career relatively late by volleyball standards, as a freshman in high school.  But by her senior year she was a FAB 50 selection and earned a full ride scholarship to Texas A&M which was a top ten Division I program.  She was a four year starter in Texas and was recoginized as the most Inspirational player in the program both her freshman and senior years and as the best defensive player on the team her senior year as well, finishing the season ranked #1in the nation in digs in womens NCAA division I volleyball.  During her tenure at Texas A&M she also recieved All Big XII first team and All Region team honors.
     Michelle has excelled at the highest collegiate level as a player, competed with 2 olympians and as a professional over seas.  She has coached volleyball at camps for Texas A&M, UCLA, Santa Clara and UCSB and has been both assistant coach at Occidental College in 2005 and Head Coach in 2006.

  With coaching experience up through the collegiate level, and Division I and professional playing experience, Michelle adds even more depth to the technical background at Elite. And with a desire and love for the game that is not seen in many players, let alone coaches, Michelle is another stellar coach in our Elite coaching staff that will continue our tradition of excellence in both technical and physical training. 

 

 

Colleen Tobin

cotobin@gmail.com

Cell: 708-220-2761

Elite VBC 14Elite Head Coach 2009-present

EliteVBC 16Elite Head Coach 2007-2008

CSUN  Outside/Opposite  2002-2006

Zuma Bay Club Coach 2002-2003

Primary Instructor for specialty skills camps and team camps at all age levels for The Sports Performance Volleyball Club, one of the premier clubs in the Midwest United Sates  2003-2007. Ran camps in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Oregon

Played for Dragons VB club and The Sports Performance VB club

Competed in Junior Olympic National Championships in 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002

Won Gold in 16's, finished 9th in 17's, and 5th in 18's

Colleen brings a wealth of experience as a player and as a coach to our Elite staff.  

Having experienced the Junior Olympic National Championships as a player on numerous occasions she looks forward to heading up our Elite 14's division and getting back to the Junior Olympic championships as a coach.

 

Evan Litchfield

elitchvlb@gmail.com

Cell: 805-368-4722

Elite Girls Elite 14-1 & Elite 16-1 Head Coach 2009-Present

Thousand Oaks High School Varsity Coach 2007-2010

Elite Boys 18Elite Coach 2009-2011

Elite Girls 14Elite Head Coach 2008

 Evan has proven himself over the past 5 years to be one of our top coaches and one of our most technical coaches. After heading up boys teams in the 16's and 18's age groups, girls teams in the 16's and 14's age group, head coaching the Thousand Oaks Boys Junior Varsity team and assisting with the Thousand Oaks Boys Varsity team during the boys most succesful 3 years in the schools history, Evan has proven himself to be one of the top young coaches in our area. As he continues to dominate the coaching arena he will also be stepping back into the playing arena as the Moorpark College setter in the mens upcoming 2011 season. We look forward to having Evan continue to be one of our top coaches and offer all of our Elite support as he goes back to pursue the playing side of the game and potential state championship as the Moorpark starting setter.

 

 Carly Romberg

carlyromberg@gmail.com

Cell: 818-281-1845

 Carly will be in her second season with Elite and brings a wealth of knowledge along with her. Growing up with a Father who was a tennis pro and coach, starting volleyball at the age of 5, and culminating her years of hard work with a full scholarship at the Division I level, Carly is a true student of the game. She was a two sport athlete at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colorado and qualified for the state tennis tournament all four years (2002-2005), but her passion was always volleyball. Her senior year she led Grandview volleyball to a 30-1 overall record, 7-0 conference mark and first-ever Colorado 5A State Championship. She was State’s All Tournament Team and was the 5A Colorado leader in aces per game.


Carly committed to a full ride scholarship to the University of North Carolina Charlotte.  She was named to the Atlantic 10 all-Rookie team as a freshman after posting a team-high 453 digs, fifth all-time in 49ers history.  The following year she led Charlotte in digs, posting 460 the fifth-most in team history, passing her own 2005 mark. Her junior year Carly earned Atlantic 10 Libero of the Year and shattered the school record with 533 digs and was nationally ranked as 18th best in the NCAA. She also broke Charlotte’s record for most digs in a match with 36 on “Dig for the Cure” night. Her senior year Carly earned Atlantic 10 Libero of the Year again, as well as Second Team All-Conference and All-Academic Team. She broke own school record  with 571 more digs, finishing with a school-record career total of 2,017, only 14 other players in NCAA history have reached that plateau since the rally scoring rules came into effect in the 2001 season. She was again nationally ranked in the top 20 most digs in the NCAA.

 

 

 

 

 

Bryce Spencer Lewis 

 

 cell: 541-944-1894

email: bryce.s.lewis@gmail.com

 

 

Former El Camino Real High School Captain, starting setter, and 2 time all league player Bryce went on to set for San Francisco State. Graduating from UCLA with a degree in Philosophy Bryce has come back to the sport he loves and into the Elite Volleyball Club. After successful stints as both assistant and head coach at both the high school and club level he brings a great background of the game and a love of the sport to Elite. Currently competing as a powerlifter on a semi-annual basis he holds the 7th best deadlift record in the U.S. for the 181lb weight class and a powerlifting total that qualifies him as an Elite lifter both in his weight class and the next weight class above. We look forward to Bryce bringing his love for the game and comptition as well as his background and knowledge in the sport and setting position to our Elite athletes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Hay

 

email:vballmilk@gmail.com

cell:805-506-9743

 

Ryan enters into his first year with Elite after a prestigious high school career. Playing at Thousand Oaks for the Varsity team his junior and senior year, he was statistically the best hitter in the program his Junior Year and helped lead the Thousand Oaks Lancers to their first ever state playoff bid. Playing multiple seasons with Elite on the boys side Ryan has fine tuned his attention to detail and his technical volleyball knowledge. Currently he is practicing with the Moorpark College team.