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Union City, CA, 94587

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Matthew guzman

(Founder/Club Director)

Coach Matt began his coaching career as the Head Girls' JV Coach at James Logan High School back in 2012. He is currently the Varsity Head Coach for the Girls' volleyball program at James Logan High School. During his 6 years coaching Varsity at James Logan, he has lead the Lady Colts to four consecutive Undefeated MVAL league titles (2015,2016,2017,2018), NCS Division 1 Finals appearance in 2017,  CIF Nor-Cal Division 1 Championship in 2017 (1st in school history), a CIF Division 1 State Finals appearance in 2017 (1st in school history) and most recently a NCS Division 1 Championship (1st in 26 years). Many of his boys' and girls' athletes have gone on to earn multiple MVAL All League Honors, League MVPs, All State Selections, All East Bay 1st Team selections, All Bay Area 1st team/honorable selections and numerous East Bay player of the week honors. Since taking over the program in 2012, Coach Matt has had multiple players move on to the NCAA (D1 & D2).  

In just six seasons with the Lady Colts, Coach Matt has guided James Logan to become one of the top girls volleyball teams in Northern California and the entire state.  Before creating UC ELITE in 2014, Matt has coached at numerous clubs from around the East Bay. Matt was part of the James Logan Boys Varsity team (2008-2011) for three out of his four seasons with the program as a starting Outside Hitter (OH) and Middle Blocker. As a senior in 2011, he was Co-Captain of his team and was received  MVAL all league honors as a Middle Blocker and Outside Hitter. He was also voted Team MVP by his teammates his senior year after leading the team in kills and digs. After high school, Matt continued his playing career at San Jose State University (SJSU) where he played as an OH for the SJSU Club Team from 2011-2013. Matt graduated from SJSU with a degree in Business.

Coaching history/highlights:

  • UC ELITE

    • 2018 Far Westerns 3rd Place Finish (Blue 15-1)

    • 2018 Power League Gold Finish (Blue 15-1)

    • 2017 Cal Kick Off 2nd Place Finish (Blue 16-1)

  • 2013-Current JLHS Girls' Varsity Head Coach (Current Career Coaching Record: 172-50)

    • 2018 CIF Nor-Cal State Open Division Berth (1st in school history)

    • 2018 NCS Division 1 Champions (Overall Season Record: 32-8)

    • 2018 MVAL Undefeated League Champions (14-0, 42-0 in sets played)

    • 2018 Stockton Classic Champions (Undefeated)

    • 2018 Christine Craft Memorial Invitational Champions (Undefeated)

    • 2017 CIF D1 State Championship Runner-ups (Season record: 40-5)

    • 2017 CIF D1 Nor-Cal State Regional Champions (1st in school history)

    • 2017 NCS Division 1 Finalist

    • 2017 MVAL Undefeated League Champions (14-0, 41-1 in sets played)

    • 2017 Dougherty Valley Tournament Champions

    • 2017 Nor-Cal Invitational Champions

    • 2016 MVAL Undefeated League Champions (14-0, 42-0 in sets played)

    • 2016 NCS Division 1 Semi-Finalist (Season Record: 37-5)

    • 2016 CIF NorCal Regional State Quarter-finalist

    • 2016 Dougherty Valley Tournament Champions

    • 2015 NCS Division 1 Semi-Finalist (Season record: 29-5)

    • 2015 MVAL Undefeated League Champions (14-0)

    • 2015 & 2016 Irvington Varsity Tournament Champions

    • 2013 NCS Division 1 Quarter-finalist (17-11)

  • 2017-2018 IVC Middle School Head Girls' Volleyball Coach (8th Grade)

    • 2017 SACMAL Undefeated League Champions (11-0 Record)

    • 2018 SACMAL Undefeated League Champions (11-0 Record)

  • 2013-2017 JLHS Boys' Varsity Head Coach (Overall Coaching Record: 98-48)

    • 2017 MVAL Boys' League Championship (11-1)

    • 2017 NCS D1 Boys' Quarter-Finalist (24-6)

    • 2014 MVAL Boys' Undefeated League Champions (12-0)

    • 2014 NCS D1 Boys' Semi-Finalist (Season record: 30-7)

    • 2013 MVAL Boys' League Championship

    • 2013 NCS D1 Boy's Quarter-Finalist

Notable coached players:


Randell Manzon

(Boys Co-Director)

 

Coach Randell returns for his 3rd girl's season with UC ELITE. Randell graduated from Antioch High School in 2011. During his time at Antioch, Randell was the varsity team's starting Libero. In his senior year, he helped his team place second in the BVAL and received All-League honors. Randell started his coaching career at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward as the Boys JV Head Coach in 2014. The following season, he took on the role as Varsity Head Coach. In his first year coaching varsity, he lead the Mariners to a first overall seed in the Division III NCS Playoffs and won the NCS Division 3 championships for the 2015 season. This was Moreau Catholic's first NCS Championship since 2008. Randell also lead Moreau Catholic to their first NorCal Championship berth in school history. Coach Randell is currently the girls' head JV coach and boys' varsity head coach at James Logan High School.

Taryn mar 

(Club Operations Manager/Facilities Manager)

Email: tmar.ucelite@gmail.com


Dan Kaplan

(College Recruiting Coordinator/Consultant)

 

Dan's first time traveling the junior volleyball scene was in 1995, from the Las Vegas Invitational at the Cashman Center, concluding with the Volleyball Festival in Davis, CA, and the USAV Championships in Orlando, FL. At the time, and during the early stages of the consumer web, Dan had founded the first junior volleyball media online (Vball.com, similar in concept to today's PrepVolleyball). Dan also provided a series of articles for PrepVolleyball (find them on the PrepVolleyball site under 'Recruiting').

For 18 years Dan served as a club Recruiting Coordinator (with both Vision Volleyball Club and NorCal Volleyball Club), and supported individuals privately, helping families through the recruiting process. He has worked with athletes seeking positions at the highest level Division I programs, to the smaller NAIA schools. Through his almost two decades of experience, Dan has met, and is friends with, many collegiate coaches. This has allowed him great insight to the decision process coaches go through with respect to their recruiting.

Your support will be overseen and provided by Dan, to ensure you get the best counsel, and allow you to have the smoothest recruiting process possible.