Coastal Virginia Volleyball Club was created in 1994 to bring the youth players of the Virginia Beach Region the highest-quality on and off court experience available. Coastal began its Boys' program in 1999, and has become a nationally recognized program that continues to produce some of the top boys talent on the East Coast. Our success in placing athletes into college programs is unprecedented in the Hampton Roads area. We have a strong core of experienced coaches with a passion for teaching technical skills and sharing our love for the game in a positive environment.
National Team Staff/Age Group Leads
18N - Matt McLaren and Riley McRandle
18R- Josh Tomivik and Luis Mercedes
17N - Chris Riley and Zachary Evans
16N - Scott Horning and Antonio Espada
16R- Greg Fredrick and Anaiyah Woodward
15N - Derek Galvao and Antonio Dunbar
14 - Mario Raden
Coastal's merger with TVA allows us to become your one-stop shop for boys' indoor and beach volleyball! All Coastal athletes will have built-in sand training opportunities during the indoor season (though we will be sure to focus solely on indoor skills during the bulk of the tournament season) and will have an opportunity to receive discounted tuition into TVA's 757 Beach juniors program, coordinated by Coastal coach Matt McLaren, a Penn State Men's Volleyball alum recently recognized as an ACVA Thirty under 30 Beach award winner (a list of the Nation's top up-and-coming young coaches).
Matt McLaren - 2019 Penn State Men's Volleyball alum, 2-time all EIVA Team, Honorable Mention All-American, AVCA Beach Thirty Under 30 Coach Award Winner, USAV regional sand coach, 757 Beach club coordinator.
Scott Horning - 14 seasons at Coastal. Assistant Coach for the Juniata Men's Volleyball team from 2004-2009 where he won four DIII National Championships. Penn State alum who worked on the Men's Volleyball staff from 1997-2000. 2003 Volunteer assistant with Penn State Women's Volleyball. Former assistant coach with Virginia Wesleyan Women's Volleyball. Has won multiple Nationals bids as Coastal coach.
Chris Riley - Played volleyball at Jacksonville University and coached one year at his Alma Matter. Was an assistant coach for six year at St Johns University then moved and spent six years coaching at Towson University where they won the America East regular season title in 2001 and the CAA regular season title in 2003 and 2004 and the Championship in 2004 for the schools first NCAA appearance. From Towson University Chris moved and coached at Virginia Tech for 7 years from 2006-2016 where he coached 4 All Americans and made the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament in 2010
Zach Evans - Coastal boys' alum, former standout at Landstown High School. Played volleyball for Stevens Institute of Technology, at top DIII program which finished 3rd in the Nation his senior year (2022).
Mario Raden - Coastal boys' alum. Named to USA Beach Volleyball Developmental Team. Won a VHSL State Championship with Princess Anne High School in 2013.
Antonio Espada- Coastal boys' alum, former All-Tidewater player at Indian River. Played on University of Charleston Men's Volleyball Team
Derek Galvao - 10+ years coaching with Coastal, led our 15U team last year, players improved greatly under Derek. Navy vet with great discipline and work ethic.
Randy Fowler- Long time boys' coach at Coastal, began coaching in 2012. Has been on the staff of numerous bid-winning Coastal boys' teams. Son, Bobby, is a Coastal alum and currently plays for the George Mason University men's team.
Riley McRandle - Recent Coastal boys' alum and former All-Tidewater player at Kellam High School.
Tony Dunbar- Second year with Coastal, all district player at Grassfield
As members of USAV, AAU, & the JVA all of Coastal's coaches are at a minimum USAV IMPACT certified & have completed AAU's Positive Coaching Alliance training (PCA). Additionally, each coach is cleared through background screening from each of those governing bodies, as well as added screening for NCAA employees and NCAA Conference Camps (ACC, Big10, etc). We also train in First Aid and CPR certification. Coastal & Tidewater Volleyball are also members of multiple child safety programs, including the USOC's SafeSport.