Former AVP professional Leilani Kamahoahoa has been working with volleyball players up and down the West coast for more than 15 years. Leilani has been involved with clubs, high schools, colleges and has worked with players ranging from the ages of 7 years old to adult professional athletes, both men and women.
Leilani started playing volleyball at Canby High School and finished with all state honors. Leilani played at Seattle Pacific University as an outside hitter and ended her 4 year career with all-region honors, breaking 4 career SPU records (digs, aces, kills, and highest kill percentage). Leilani finished her volleyball career playing beach volleyball for the AVP in 2009.
Her passion now lies in coaching players at all levels, in hopes of helping them realize their potential, broadening each individual’s goals and to help them be as successful as they can be, both on and off the court.
Malia started playing volleyball when she was 11 years old and it has been a part of her life ever since. Throughout her high school and college career, Malia has earned all league, state and conference honors.
She has been coaching volleyball since 2004. She hopes to teach not only skill and comprehension to the girls she coaches, but also a love for volleyball.
- Played 15 years U.S. Air Force and mens USA Volleyball.
- Coached and co-director of Country Jam Volleyball Club(Canby Area)
- 1 year Canby Volleyball Club top 14’s team.
- 1 year Oregon City High School JV.
- 11 years Canby High School Varsity Volleyball Coach. 4th & 5th at State Tourney, Several Top 16 Showings.
- 15 years coached Nike Northwest Jrs. Volleyball Club(Adidas 14’s, top 16’s and second 18’s teams.
- 6 years coached Trailsend Volleyball Club 18′s
- Played 23 years for a Men’s USA volleyball team.
- Played in the National tournament 2 times.
- Assistant coach for Loco’s Volleyball Club in Estacada for three years.
- 18’s head coach for Loco’s Volleyball Club in Estacada for one year.
- Assistant coach Trailsend Volleyball Club 18-1’s and 16-1s.
Harmik started playing volleyball in 1974. In 1984, he was selected by a team from southern California to compete in the Armenian Olympics, winning the tournament in the 1985. For a short period, he competed in beach doubles and fours with several of his teammates.
In 1983, he started coaching various youth teams. Since then, he has helped number of organizations build their volleyball and other sports programs by running their events and coaching their youth and adult teams. Born in Iran, Harmik is Armenian by culture. He moved to southern California in 1976. Returned in 1978 and after the civil war and part way through the war with Iraq, he retuned back to the States in 1980, residing in southern Cal. He relocated to Salem, Oregon in 1995.
In 1996, he coached the Gervais Cougars, making playoffs the first year. From 1997 to 2000, he coached the North Salem Vikings, developed that program and assisted the team to their second playoff spot in the history of the school (1st time was in 1978). He went on to assist Dr. Marlene Piper at Willamette University in 2000 and 2001. After Dr. Piper’s retirement, he headed to assist at Lewis & Clark College in Portland for the next three seasons. After this, he spent two seasons building Cascade and Silverton High School programs.
He has served as the Club Administrator and Head Coach for Salem Volleyball Club for many years. He helped re-organize the Club in 1999. Salem VBC was the largest in this region averaging 16 teams every season peaking at 21 teams. He has trained many players that have moved on to compete in the college ranks. Three players from the Club have been named NCAA All-American and one an All-Academic/All-American Award. During the summer months, he trains at various camps and clinics throughout the northwest and other states. On an average year, he will train nearly 1,200 players and about 160 coaches.
Regionally, he spearheaded the Regional High Performance Program that in the third season sent a team to compete in Slovenia. He has served on the Board of Directors for numbers of years as well as a former chairman and a member of the Junior Girls and the Finance Committee. He is the Region’s IMPACT instructor, certifying all the new coaches for USA Volleyball. He is our only USAV CAP level III coach in our Region. He has and continues to serve as a head official.
Nationally, he has worked closely with the director of USA Volleyball’s Education program. He has been involved in hosting two CAP (Coaching Accreditation Program) level I and II clinics. In several occasion, he has assisted the USA Volleyball’s High Performance Program as an evaluator and a court coach at the Junior and Youth National Team tryouts in Reno, Nevada and Spokane, Washington.
1999-2003 Summer Camps at the University of Calgary, Coached mainly passing and outside hittng
2007/2008 – San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
2007(February-May) – Spacers, Toulouse, France (4th place, ProA) http://www.spacerstoulouse.fr
2006/2007 – LUC Volleyball, Switzerland (3rd place) http://www.lucvolleyball.ch
2005/2006 – Besiktas, Turkey (A1) (8th place) http://www.besiktasjk.com.tr
2004/2005 – Toulouse, France (ProB) (1st place, Final 8 French Cup) http://www.spacerstoulouse.fr
2003/2004 – Pangrati, Greece (A1) (8th place) http://www.volleyball.gr
1999/2003 – University of Calgary, Canada http://www.godinos.com
1993/1999 – CSKA, Almaty, Kazakhstan (1st place 6 times)
2006 World Championship, Japan (21st place)
2006 Asian Games, Qatar (7th place)
2004 Olympic Qualification, Portugal (4th place)
2004 Asian Championship, Iran (2nd place)
2003 Asian Championship, China (5th place)
2002 World Championship, Argentina (19th place)
2002 Asian Championship, China (5th place)
1998 Asian Games, Thailand (6th place)