Jon Stanley, Hawaii Junior Volleyball Club Director and Head Coach, is a 50-time All American and member of the USAV Hall of Fame ‘92. He attended the Olympics in 1968 and 1972 as a member of USA Olympic Team. Over the years Stanley trained and coached many players and teams, including military teams around the world, U.S. and foreign club teams, university division – women; men’s and women’s teams in the USVBA National competition and at the professional level. Stanley still competes in the USA Nationals and World Masters competitions. He currently coaches at Kaiser High School. His 2013 team placed 4th in Division I state competition.
- Volleyball Hall of Fame
- Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame
- Giving Tiny Spikers an Early Start (MidWeek, 8/18/05)
- Stanleys on Doorstep of Olympics History (Honolulu Advertiser 8/6/04
Clay Stanley, a retired volleyball player, joins Hawaii Junior Volleyball Club as Director of Advanced Training. Stanley played in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Teams. He’s a graduate from Henry J. Kaiser High School and the University of Hawaii. Learn more about Stanley by clicking on the links below.
Cory Kurihara has coached volleyball since the start of the Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club in 1994. She coached volleyball at Sacred Hearts Academy and Kaiser High School. She played outside hitter on the volleyball team of Radford High School.
Neal Kasamoto coached youth volleyball since 2007. He’s coached teams at Niu Valley Middle School, serves as assistant coach at Kaiser High School and coached volleyball clinics at the Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club. He conducts agility warm ups prior to each clinic. Kasamoto blogs about coaching.
- Volleyball 101 – Serve Receive Confusion?
- Volleyball Defense Video
- Coaching Blog: Focus on What You Can Control
- Coaching Blog: Taking Sports for Granted–A Foreign Perspective
James Saffery, Jr. has coached at the Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club since 2006. He was a setter for the Air Force’s competitive volleyball team while stationed at Edwards Air Force Base.
Kay Kasamoto joined the coaching staff at Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club in 2010.
Andrei Soto has coached at the Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club since 2012.
Stanton Ashimine has coached at the Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club since 2014.
Ann Brazier has been assisting at the Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club since 2006. She is a retired secondary school teacher, an avid tennis player, and used to teach a women’s aikido class at Kaneohe Aikido Club.
Student Coaches Students gain valuable coaching experience when helping at the Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Clinic. Among those helping are Vashaun Taylor, a University of Hawaii student; Matthew Smith, a University of Hawaii student and Kaiser High School volleyball alumnus; Jon Stanley, a current Kaiser High School volleyball player; Riker Kasamoto, an Oregon State University student and Kaiser High School volleyball alumnus; Will Stanley, a Brigham Young University student and volleyball player; Shay Suzumoto, a Punahou volleyball player and student.