Coaches & Staff

Daron Forbes

Daron is a former Lead Underwriter from Wall street who fell in love with the game of volleyball at the age of 25 and began participating in amateur beach tournaments up and down the west coast. This businesswoman turned volleyball enthusiast decided to take on the venture to promote the sport that she loves. She has passed on her passion to her children, Niko and Presley, whom themselves have became formidable volleyball players. Presley will be playing for the University of Hawaii in the fall of 2017.  Before accepting the Head Coaching position at West Torrance High School, Daron was the Head Coach for Manhattan Beach Middle School Boys’ team. Previously coaching at Riviera School in Torrance, Daron is IMPACT Certified with USA Volleyball.

Since this start in the industry, she has formed Team WAVE with Marcio Sicoli and Jose Loiola as coaches, founded several college recruiting showcases, beach volleyball club league, a pro/am series, as well as operated other events for many years prior to founding Team WAVE/We Are Volleyball Elite. Beach Volleyball is where her heart is and where she has focused her attention since beach volleyball was officially sanctioned by the NCAA. In addition to the various tournament series, Daron is also running the the Endless Summer Volleyball Club.

Now all We Are Volleyball Elite’s events are run under the Beach Volleyball National Events brand, available at bvne.org

 

Jeremy Casebeer

While many know Jeremy from his AVP career, there is more to him than that. A husband and father, an award winning player, and the desire to improve that he is willing to share with ESVC. Below is a short summary of Jeremy’s accomplishments.

UCLA starting outside hitter – led the Bruins in passing percentage and kills

2014 AVP Most Improved Player

2016 AVP Most Improved Player

2016 NYC AVP Finalist

Currently competing on the AVP,  FIVB, CBV Brasilian Pro Tour, Japanese Pro Tour. Read his AVP profile here

 

Rob McClean

Rob is originally from New York and played for the club team LIVBC from age 16 to 18. Moved out to Long Beach, Calif. to play at Long Beach City College from 2009 to 2012. He and his team won the CCCAA State Championship in 2012 with Rob being named State Championship playoffs MVP as well as CCCAA Men’s Player of the Month for  April of 2012. After Long Beach, Rob went to the Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada, and then overseas to play professionally in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and Luxembourg. He returned in 2015 to start coaching and to pursue a beach volleyball career coaching a club team in Queens, New York called NYC Juniors, and a men’s college team, the Baruch Bearcats. He now resides in Redondo Beach, Calif. to continue his professional beach volleyball career and to share the experiences and knowledge accumulated over years of training in many different styles and countries.

 

Jason C. Dibelius

Coach Jason C. Dibelius is entering his first season as the Head Boys Volleyball Coach for Club Evolution’s 16’s group.

Like the vast majority of coaches, Dibelius played competitively.  After playing overseas for a military team in Darmstadt, Germany (1992-1993), he played one season in 1994 for Hunter College where the team won the CUNYAC Men’s Volleyball Championship and was invited to the EIVA postseason tournament.

After playing for a number of club teams, he served as an assistant coach for the inaugural men’s and women’s volleyball team at New York City Technical College where he eventually became the head coach (1999-2001).  He moved on to Baruch College to assist the men’s volleyball program (2003-2006) and then later became the Head Men’s Volleyball Coach at the City College of New York (2008) where his efforts earned them an invitation to the NECVA postseason tournament.

Coach Dibelius spent the next few years coaching high school boys’ volleyball at Hunter College High School (2010 as an assistant, 2011-2015 as a head coach).  He amassed a 118-27 record (56-2 conference), including a 38-1 record in 2014 to win the PSAL championship.  His team was ranked #47th nationally by MaxPreps and MSG Varsity awarded him Coach of the Year.  He also served as the Head Girls’ Volleyball Coach at the Kew Forest School during the 2014 Fall season.  He served as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s team at John Jay College during the 2013-2014 seasons and was later promoted to Head Volleyball coach for the women and Interim Head Coach for the men in 2015.  He is currently coaching privately in Hermosa Beach.

Coach Dibelius graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2007 with a 3.57 GPA, earning his degree in a highly-competitive, nationally-recognized theatre performance program.

In his leisure, Coach Dibelius still enjoys theatre performance.  He is an avid fan of football and mixed martial arts, and he remains an active competitive volleyball player.   He takes great pride in his military service and is excited to be coaching at a program whose hard work, productiveness and love for the sport befits its reputation.

 

Miles Evans

Starting off his volleyball career in Santa Barbara California, Miles has played at every level. From NORCECA, the Jose Cuervo Tour, and the NVL, and previously college, high school and even club volleyball in the early days, Miles has the experience to provide quality coaching and guidance for our players.

A short list of his important achievements includes the Pan American Games, finished 49th

Career best finish is a bronze on the NORCECA Continental Tour in 2016, and even his club team Santa Barbara Spikers finished fifth at the 2008 Junior Olympics. His consistent achievements over time, skill development and ability to communicate these skills make him a quality coach for ESVC.

Ozz Borges

Coaching for 11 years, Ozz has a well-rounded coaching background from middle school, volleyball camps, high school, and college indoor teams.

As well as coaching, he has played first on the Cuban national indoor league for four years and then two years of beach volleyball where he achieved the MVP for the U 21 national team.

After receiving a scholarship to a D1 school (Mount Olive College in North Carolina), Ozz played on their indoor team for two years and was one of the top 15 scorers in the country. Then on to play in Spain, the USA National Open in Atlanta placing 4th, Puerto Rico, and the Pro Beach Tour in Florida, and the EVP Atlanta Open placing 2nd. Most recently, Ozz qualified at the Hermosa AVP main draw.

Coached 2 years for Team WAVE indoor boys & also assistant coach to Jose Loiola.

 

Mackenzie Ponnet

Mackenzie has been playing volleyball for 13 years.  She started playing club volleyball in 6th grade for a club in Prescott, Arizona.  After graduating from Prescott High school she was recruited to play for Grand Canyon University.  She played indoor and beach volleyball at GCU for four years.  She started all four years as a libero on the indoor team and was apart of the number 1 pair all four years on the beach team.  She earned many accolades as a player at Grand Canyon University, which includes PAC West Libero of the Year, Indoor All-American, and two-time Beach All-American.

Along with playing for Grand Canyon University, Kenzie helped coach the summer camps for GCU all four years she attended. By her senior year of college she was leading the camps as head coach. She has also coached one year of club volleyball in phoenix as an assistant coach and one year of middle school volleyball as head coach. This past year she coached for Revolution Volleyball Academy as a Co-head coach. Kenzie has a passion of teaching young girls the fundamentals and joy of playing volleyball.  She strives to help them see the game like she does and help them enjoy the process.

Along with coaching club volleyball Kenzie plays professional beach volleyball on the AVP Tour. She made the main draw in the Seattle and Hermosa Beach stops. Finishing 17th place twice, and 13th place twice in the AVP. She has also placed first, second, and third in many AVP Nexts in Southern California.

Coaching History: Assistant Coach 13 2’s at Arizona Storm 2012-2013, GCU camps ages 18 and under 2011-2015, Assistant Coach Arizona High Performance Beach 2016, Head Coach 8th Grade team at SS Simon and Jude 2016, Jr Rev assistant coach for Revolution Volleyball Academy, Co-Head Coach for 13 3’s team at Revolution Volleyball Academy