The Sports Academy Team

Erikka Dean-Gulbranson Director of Youth Programming
Indoor Volleyball Coach

Erikka has had 28 years in the sport of volleyball with her experience ranging from playing, coaching, directing and managing youth, collegiate, USA and international teams.

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Rich Barraza Director of Indoor & Beach Volleyball
Indoor Volleyball Coach

Rich Barraza has joined the Sports Academy team to help coach and develop the boys and girls club volleyball programs. Rich is coming off his 3rd year as the women’s volleyball Head Coach for Los Angeles Mission College after serving one year with the Pepperdine’s men’s volleyball program as volunteer assistant coach under legendary Head Coach Marv Dunphy and then Associate Head Coach, David Hunt.

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Aaron Hedland Indoor Volleyball Coach

Growing up a Ventura County native, Aaron has played and coached for some of the area’s most successful volleyball programs, coaching over thirty Division I volleyball athletes and top-finishing teams at various levels and genders.

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Molly McCage Indoor Volleyball Coach

Molly played for the University of Texas at Austin where she was a four-year starter. By the time she graduated, she became Texas’ all-time block assist leader, a three-time All-American, and helped lead the Longhorns to win a National Championship.

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Buck Lindelof Indoor Volleyball Coach

After graduating USC, Buck continued his love for volleyball by coaching at Carpinteria Club, The Webb School in Claremont, Alliance Club in Nashville, TN and Reef Volleyball Club.

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