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 currently plays for Florida International University.  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 ESVC in Hermosa Beach.

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


Jaron Barredo

Ozz Borges

Pompilio Mercadante 

Now here’s a volleyball coach with a story to tell. His coaching experience include the Brazilian women’s national team from 2004 to 2016, coaching on the Brazilian beach volleyball circuit from 2006 to 2016, World Tour teams from 2006 to 2016. There’s more, he coached of the Brazilian National Team SUB 23 to a Men’s Silver Medal in 2013. Pompilio also coached Team Norway to a 5th place finish in 2005. There’s more too. He provided us his full resume too, and you can see it right 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.


Jeff Samuels

Jeff is a consistent main draw player in the AVP.  This past summer Jeff qualified in Hermosa Beach and the grand daddy of them all in Manhattan Beach.  He also won the NVL Crowd Pleaser award and NVL Most Improved Player in 2015.

As a current player Jeff brings a wealth of player knowledge.  Jeff has been coaching for Endless Summer Volleyball Club for over a year and has helped groom our top players for schools like USC, Cal Berkeley, Arizona, Tulane just to name a few.

Prior to joining Endless Summer Volleyball Club Jeff has coached clinics around the United States when traveling to compete in the AVP and NVL.


Lacy Peterson

Bio coming soon!