Kevin Hitt joins the ACT coaching staff and brings 17 years of head coaching experience at the high school level and nine years as a collegiate assistant. He amassed a 259-132 record as a head coach in high school and appeared in 11 CIF Tournaments while coaching 51 all-league student athletes.
Now in his second stint at Villa Park High School, Hitt in 2013 lead the Spartans to a 26-5 record and finished atop the Century League standings. Additionally, Hitt coached the league’s most valuable player and had four players named to the All-Century League team and advanced to the second round of the CIF playoffs. In 2012, Hitt led the Spartans to the first round of the CIF playoffs and coached two all-Century League players
Hitt also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the USA Women’s National Team from 2009-12. He was responsible for the implementation of practice protocols and training techniques.
Before Villa Park, Hitt served as head coach at Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif, for five seasons beginning in 2007. He amassed a cumulative 74-57 record during that time and led the team to three playoff appearances. He led the 2009 squad to a 17-6 record to finish second in the Century League and advanced to the second round of the CIF Playoffs. Counting his time at Villa Park, Hitt also had 20 players selected to the all-Century League while at Canyon High School.
Hitt’s first high school head coaching job came at Mayfair High School in 1998, where was at the helm for seven years. He led the team to seven straight league titles and postseason appearances, going 80-0 in the Suburban League. He had 28 players selected to the all-Suburban League team along with six players named to the all-CIF Southern Section team.
On the collegiate level, Hitt has served as an assistant coach at Northern Michigan (1991-93), Rice (1994-95), Cal State Dominguez Hills (1998-2000) and most recently at Long Beach State (2004-06). In eight years as a collegiate assistant coach, Hitt coached 10 All-Americans and two NCAA Players of the Year.
He helped lead Cal State Dominguez Hills to 16 victories in 1999, the most wins for the program since 1983. At Northern Michigan, Hitt was part of a coaching staff that led the Wildcats to the consecutive NCAA Division II National Championship games in 1992 and 1993, winning the title in its second trip.
In his time at Long Beach State, the 49ers won the Big West Conference title in 2005 and made the NCAA Tournament.
Hitt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in single-subject secondary English from National University and is projected to receive his master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in August
After 6 years of playing competitive volleyball in high school, club, and college Amanda has fallen in love with the sport. Amanda began coaching in 2007 and is now going into her 11th year coaching girls volleyball. She has had a very successful past 2 seasons as a head varsity coach making it to CIF playoffs both years including the quarter finals in 2016. As for recent club accomplishments in 2016 she has helped her 17s team compete in Division 2 of the SCVA and win a USA BID, a bronze medal at a National Qualifier, and a 5th place finish at Junior National Championships. In 2017 she helped her 18s team compete in Division 1 of the SCVA and win a USA BID and silver medal at a National Qualifier. Amanda couldn't be more excited to be joining the ACT Team!
Phil Sutherland has enjoyed a 23 year coaching career in club and high school volleyball. Over his career his girls and boys teams have qualified numerous times for Junior Olympics and winning 9 medals including 4 golds.
He has coached girls high school volleyball for 10 years, winning leagues championships 7 times.
From 2014 to 2017 he coached 3 girls high school teams to CIF finals winning 2 titles. Those 3 teams went to 1 state final and 2 state regional semis.
He is looking forward to this exciting new chapter with ACT Volleyball!
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Corey, a veteran coach of more than 20 years, will be coaching the 14's for ACT this season. His club teams over the past few years have had great success having played in Division 1 in each of those seasons. Corey has coached football, and both girls and boys high school volleyball. Throughout the years, he has been a part of a dozen league titles.
Kolbe Khong, has been coaching volleyball since 1992. Kolbe has coach all levels of club from 12’s through 18’s as well as a very successful high school coach. Throughout his coaching career, he has helped mentor and develop players that have gone on to be very accomplished at the collegiate level.
After a stellar playing career that saw him earn a MVP at the Junior Olympics, playing for the United States Armed Forces team while he served his country for eight years as a E5 Sergeant in the Army, and finishing being an All-American libero at Hope University, Henry has evolved into one of the brightest young coaches around. He has coached middle school through college level teams. He is looking forward to being the 18-1 coach for ACT this season.
After playing 8 years of competitive volleyball, Katie wanted to share her knowledge and love for the game as a coach. Katie began her coaching career in 2007 and has coached beginner teams to advanced level teams in both club and high school, ranging from 12's to 18's. Her 17's team in 2015 finished in the top 16 at Junior Nationals, her 16's team in 2016 finished 2nd at Volleyball Festival, and her 17's finished 3rd taking home a Bronze Medal from AAU's in 2018. As a Varsity Assistant Coach the last four high school seasons, her team made it to CIF Playoffs 3 of those years, and made it to the Quarter Finals in 2016. Katie is extremely excited and looking forward to her third season at ACT.
Kristi Bowers fell in love with the game as a player in middle school and continued to play through college. She has a 14 year coaching career in coaching both club and high school girls volleyball. She has coached in both Oklahoma and California, where is she currently the Head JV Coach and Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach at Orange Lutheran High School. Before that, Coach Bowers was the head coach of a program for 10 years in Oklahoma leading her teams to multiple State and Tri-state championships. Coach Bowers has coached all levels from youth through high school and is looking forward to coaching with ACT Volleyball!
Andy, having led Sonora HS to its most successful season in school history, is excited for the upcoming season. Entering his 14th year of coaching and 5th at Sonora, he has helped his program improve in each of his previous four seasons. His years as both a high school coach and club coach has helped develop a greater knowledge and passion for the game of volleyball. He looking forward to sharing those qualities for ACT this season.
Craig, starting his 30th year of coaching volleyball, is looking forward to an exciting year at ACT. Craig has been a successful varsity high school coach and club coach for the past 29 years. During this time he has coached teams to 19 league championships, four CIF finals, many top 20 finishes at National Tournaments and Junior Olympics. Many of his former players have gone on to play in college, some have played professionally and one was a member of the 2004, 2008, and 2012 USA Women’s Olympic Team.
12's and 14's Coach
Lauren Maffucci has been playing club volleyball since she was 8 years old. She played volleyball for 10 years between Mavericks Volleyball Club, Corona High School, and beach volleyball. Lauren is currently attending California State University, Fullerton and majoring in English with the intent of becoming a high school English teacher. Lauren is in her fourth year coaching at Corona High School as the head JV coach. She also coached at Mavericks Volleyball Club for two years at the 16’s and 17’s level. Lauren is going into her second year as an SCVA referee as well. She has a huge passion for coaching and is very excited to join ACT!
Amanda Estacio, also goes by Stassie, has played competitive volleyball since the age of 12, gaining volleyball knowledge from numerous coaching styles. Years of constantly playing club and high school volleyball fueledl her passion for the sport. Currently attending California State University at Fullerton, Stassie is majoring in Kinesiology and is looking to graduate in the Spring of 2020. In 2015, Stassie joined the school’s collegiate club volleyball team and leading them to a bronze medal in USA Volleyball’s NCVF National Championships in Division 1AA. Also in 2015, Stassie began coach club volleyball and has coached 4 successful club seasons since. Aside from coaching club, she is going into her third season as the Head Frosh Coach at Fullerton Union High School.
Savahna played club volleyball for a total of 9 seasons. She was raised in Riverside, where she attended La Sierra High School and played Varsity Volleyball for all 4 years. Currently, she is a Junior Libero at California State University, Fullerton. She started coaching in 2017 as an assistant coach of a 13-1s team. The following year she head coached a 14-4s team. Her first year with ACT was the 2018-19 season in which she head coached the 14-2s team and assisted the 16-1s team.
Brit Brown, will be starting her 12th year of coaching volleyball. She has coached with great success at many levels. As a JV high school coach, her teams have won several league championships, including the past two. Brit has helped develop players that have gone on to become quality high school and college players.
Debbie Green is a former player with the USA National Team. She is regarded as the greatest American women's volleyball setter of all time. Debbie was a member of the USA Olympic Team in 1980 and 1984, winning the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Once her playing days concluded, Debbie started her coaching career as an assistant coach at Long Beach State University. During her 23 years at Long Beach, Debbie was instrumental in the development of the setters which included Misty May-Treanor, Joy McKenzie, Sabrina Hernandez, Sheri Sanders, Brittany Hochevar and Nicole Vargas. The “Beach” won three NCAA Championships in her 23 years.
A 17 year veteran volleyball coach, Andrew will be another one of ACT’s coaches with high school coaching experience. Andrew’s teams have always improved significantly and his players love his and enthusiasm. As a high school coach, he was on a staff that won 3 CIF Championships.
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