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Filip Tomicic

Owner/Director

Email: proplayvolleyball@gmail.com

Filip Tomicic was born and raised in Osijek, Croatia where he graduated from business high school. While in Croatia, Filip played professionally with the National team, winning Gold in the European League as well as two national championships. He then left Croatia in hopes to earn a college degree and play volleyball at the collegiate level. Filip received a scholarship to attend and play for the men’s volleyball team at California Baptist University, where his team went on to win the 2010 National Championship. The following year, Filip went on to play at Cal State Northridge, finishing this season in the playoffs of the MPSF conference championship. Filip finished his volleyball career at Hope International University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a minor in Biblical studies. While playing for Hope, Filip was named setter of the year and first team All-conference, this concludes Filip’s success as a professional and collegiate athlete.

Filip began his coaching career in learning from elite coaches, as he had the opportunity of assisting the Women’s National Team in Croatia. Once Filip moved to the United States, he began coaching club volleyball. He coached at both Top Gun Volleyball Club and SG Elite while still attending school. During college, Filip was also an assistant for the women’s volleyball team at Mt. SAC Community College and volunteer assistant at Cal State Fullerton. Upon graduation, Filip set forth to open a volleyball club of his own. Filip opened ProPlay Volleyball Club in 2013 and is currently running and directing 14 teams and over 150 athletes. In addition to ProPlay Volleyball Club, Filip was also named the Head Women’s Varsity Volleyball Coach at Rosary Academy, where he is currently running a successful program of his own. Filip was also just announced the assistant at Fullerton College where he will be helping his wife Megan Tomicic for the 2018/2019 indoor and sand season. 

Megan Tomicic

Club Director

Megan Glennie was born and raised in Southern California and attended California Baptist University on a volleyball scholarship. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from CBU, where she played as a libero on the women’s indoor volleyball team. During her time there, CBU went on to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Championships in 2010 and won the NCCAA Championship in 2011. After her indoor volleyball season, she decided to pursue beach volleyball. In her first month of competition she earned her AA ranking and received a scholarship to obtain her MBA and play for the Division I Sand Volleyball team at Grand Canyon University. She played two seasons for the Lopes and earned her Master’s in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Leadership. During her senior year for the Lopes (2015) GCU finished 15th in the nation in the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball Association. Personally, Megan went on to earn her AAA in beach volleyball.

Megan has coached on and off for over 8 years. She began her coaching career in 2010, helping run summer camps and clinics every year for California Baptist University upon graduation in 2013. During this time, Megan also coached at the club volleyball level in 2013, where she helped take her team as an assistant to the Junior Olympics Tournament, finishing 5th overall. Megan has also coached for Gold Medal Squared, where she was fortunate enough to coach with Division 1 college coaches and learn the various techniques and methods that set their programs up for success. In 2015, Megan was named the Volleyball Director at Pacifica Christian High School. As the Director, Megan was the head coach of the women’s indoor and sand volleyball program, while also directing/assisting the men’s indoor program. Currently, Megan is the club Director at ProPlay Volleyball Club where she both coaches and directs 14 teams. Along with directing and coaching at ProPlay, Megan was also named the Head Women’s Varsity Volleyball Coach at Troy High School, where she will set forth in running their program. In addition to both ProPlay and Troy, Megan was recently named the head coach of Fullerton College, where she will be coaching both the indoor and sand volleyball team in the Spring. 

Guilherme Koepp

Coach

Guilherme Koepp was born and raised in Brazil, where he played for their national team,winning a FIVB World Championship in 2009 and receiving a bronze medal in one of the most prestigious volleyball leagues in the world (Superliga). Wanting to broaden his knowledge, Koepp chose to attended California Baptist University to get a college degree with a volleyball scholarship. He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business, and played as the starting outside hitter on the men’s indoor volleyball team. During his time there, CBU won the NAIA National Championship in 2011 and he personally was the first athlete in the history of CBU to have 400+ kills and 200+ digs in one season, 2013.

Guilherme has coached at a very high level in Brazil and in the U.S. In 2012-13 he was recognized as one of the top coaches of the well-known coaching organization “Gold Medal Squared”. He continued his coaching career at Aero volleyball club where he was the 18-1 coach.

Mariana Montes

Coach

Mariana Montes is a graduate of James A. Garfield High school where she played both JV and Varsity volleyball.  After high school, Mariana continued to play volleyball for Whittier College and Cypress College.  While in high school she played club volleyball for Seal Beach Volleyball Club and Ichiban Volleyball Club.

Mariana began coaching at the club level for Smack VBC as well as for Club So-Cal Elite in the 15’s/16’s Division. In 2009 and 2010, Mariana was the Boys Varsity Head Coach at San Marino High School and the JV/FS Head Coach at La Habra High School from 2008-2010, where she brought home a League Title.

In 2012, Mariana was the Assistant Coach of BVA’s 16-Black. From 2013-2015 Mariana coached at Top Gun Volleyball Club where she was a head coach and assistant coach for the 14’s-18’s age group. In 2015, Mariana assisted Vinh Nguyen, current Associate Head Coach at the University of North Texas, on the 16-1/18-1 teams.

Mariana is the current Varsity Head Coach for the Girls/Boys volleyball program at Brea Olinda High School.  In the Fall of 2014, her 2nd season at Brea, Mariana guided her team to a North Hills League Championship. Not only was this the programs 1st league championship in 10 years but the team also made a long run in the CIF-SS 2AA division playoffs, making it all the way to the Semi-Finals.


Sigourney Rockmore

Sigourney Rockmore

Coach

Sigourney Rockmore grew up in Orange County where she attended Fullerton Union High School. She lettered in both varsity basketball and volleyball. She received many outstanding awards in high school such as Vernie Ford player of the year, First Team All League, MVP, and Most Inspirational. She played club volleyball for 6 years. 

She received a full athletic scholarship to play volleyball at San Diego Christian College. As a starting freshmen she received Player Of The Week and made First Team All Conference. She continued her career at Fullerton College leading the Hornets to many victories and championship games. There she became a member of the First Team All Conference as well as a member of the All Regional Team. She took her career to the sand courts where she placed 3rd in California State Intercollegiate Championship Tournament.  

Rockmore began working with children at a young age. She spent many hours volunteering for youth groups and getting inner city schools involved with sports. She began the first intramural
volleyball and basketball programs at Centralia School District.

She also began coaching at Fullerton Union High School as an assistant varsity coach. She helped coach the Indians to their
first win over their rivalry high school in nearly 25 years. 

She has  recently rejoined the Indians to be the head coach of the Jr. Varsity team. Rockmore is beyond excited to continue her coaching career with the Pro Play family.

Ruben Haro

Coach 

Coach Ruben brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program.  He has been coaching volleyball for the past 10 years.  Most recently, he is the Head Coach at Ayala High School (Chino Hills).  He believes in building the most well-rounded athlete, on and off the court.  He has coached high school, club, community college, and Division 3 volleyball programs.  He was the first coach in the San Gabriel Valley to qualify a 15-2’s girls club team to the Junior National Championships (New Orleans, LA), and he was the first coach in the SGV to qualify the 14-1’s boys club team to the Junior National Championships (Houston, TX). 

Coach Ruben and his wife, also lead a volleyball small group at Faith Community Church. He has three beautiful girls; Charlotte (3), Presley (2), and Harper (newborn).  They currently reside in Riverside.

Zoe Herrera

Coach

Zoe Herrera played at the high school, club, and collegiate level earning various accolades. Zoe played as a libero at South Hills High School and 8 years at the club volleyball level, making an appearance at Nationals. Zoe then got recruited to play at Cal Poly Pomona and earned the starting spot as libero all four years. During her time at Cal Poly, Herrera earned best defensive player 3 years in a row, named CCAA Second Team Honoree, ranked #1 CPP - School Career Record and Individual record, and ranked #4 CPP - Individual Match record. 

After Zoe's volleyball career concluded, she went on to coach at both the high school and club level. She coached at Diamond Ranch as the head Frosh/Soph Coach for two seasons, as well as coaching two seasons for ProPlay Volleyball club. Herrera was currently named the assistant varsity and head JV coach at Troy High School where she will be coaching the 2018/2019 season. She has a colorful resume both as a player and coach. She offers a high level in coaching and developing student athletes both on and off the court. 

Terry Lendeen

Coach

Terry Lendeen attended Orangewood Academy in Garden Grove where he was a 4-year Varsity Basketball & Volleyball player. In his senior year of basketball, he helped win the school’s first Boys Basketball League title.

After graduating high school, Terry helped start the first ever Volleyball club team at La Sierra University where he played 4 years as a middle blocker & outside hitter against local colleges/universities.  In 2009, Terry earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from La Sierra University.

Terry returned to Orangewood Academy where he coached the Girls Varsity Volleyball team as their head coach for 5 years. As head coach Terry won 2 League titles, twice advanced past the 2nd round of the CIF playoffs, won Orangewood Academy’s 1st Volleyball CIF-SS D5-A title in 2012, & was named CIF-SS D5-A Coach of the Year. During his time at Orangewood Academy, Terry was also the Boys Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach for 4 years & Boys Varsity Volleyball Head Coach for 1 year. He is entering his 6th year coaching high school volleyball & currently is the Girls Varsity Assistant Coach at Troy High School.

Prior to joining ProPlay, Terry coached at all levels as the Head Coach and Assistant Coach for Top Gun Volleyball Club.  He is now entering his 3rd year of coaching club volleyball & will continue to strive to make kids better athletes both on & off the floor.

Antonio Reyes

Coach 


This is my third year coaching at Pro Play Volleyball club and fifth year coaching volleyball at the high school level. I most recently assisted Mariana Montes as the varsity assistant at Brea Olinda High School. I was also the junior varsity coach at Brea Olinda. I  played two years of volleyball at the high school level and chose not to play in college so that I can finance my education and day-to- day living expenses. I do, however, spend inordinate amounts of time learning about volleyball by reading, watching videos and coaches, and asking an annoying amount of questions to all the coaches I interact with. Although I did not play college volleyball in an organized team, I do actively play and train in various different sports. As a result, my knowledge of mechanics and other athletic related topics translates well for club volleyball.
Aside from volleyball, I am also a history teacher who is passionate about student learning. In my free time I enjoy doing numerous things including reading, listening and playing music, staying active and much more. I have a cat named Kitty who is super chunky and lovable.

Carly Lee

Coach


Carly Lee was born and raised in Southern California were she graduated from Rosary Academy (Class of 98’) During her time at Rosary she played both JV and Varsity Level earning her senior year 2nd Team All CIF while helping her team to the playoffs.

While in High School she played for CAL JRS and Top Gun
volleyball clubs. After graduating high school she went on to play 2 years at the collegiate level at Cerritos College. She went on to graduate from Cal State Fullerton with her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Liberal studies, and went on to pursue her Master’s Degree from Arizona State University where she earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Family and Human Development. Currently she is pursuing her PHD in Philosophy with an emphasis in Psychology at Grand Canyon University. Currently she works in the educational field with children with autism for a total of 15 years of experience in this field. Also with 6 years of experience in coaching; she has a great passion for coaching and taking it to the collegiate level in the future.

Carly is the current Head Women’s Volleyball Coach for East Side Christian School in Fullerton, CA. In her 1st season at East Side Christian her team went undefeated earning the title of; Western Athletic Conference 2017 Express League Champions in which was the 1st time in school’s history for volleyball the team went to making it to the (semi-finals) in CIF playoffs. As a 1st time Head Coach at East Side she was also honored to have earned Express League Coach Of The Year 2017.
Currently she resides in Orange County with her husband and 4 year old son

Carlie Ortega

Coach

Carlie Ortega was born and raised in Southern California. Throughout her five years of club, she played for two clubs Pacific Juniors and San Gabriel Elite. She graduated from Bishop Amat High School played two years on JV and the last two years on Varsity. Throughout her volleyball career she was DS/Libero. During her senior year in high school she unfortunately tore her ACL. She is currently attending Fullerton College, where she is majoring in Sociology. Continuing her passion for volleyball is she playing with Fullerton College Women’s indoor and beach team. This is Carlie’s first year coaching club at ProPlay, however she has coached and assisted at Glendora Youth Volleyball. She is excited and thrilled for this new chapter in her life.

Tyler Fezzey

Coach


Tyler Fezzey was born and raised in Riverside, California. She is a freshman right-side hitter on the Calif. State University, Fullerton indoor volleyball team. She is a member of the Mihaylo College Business Honors Program and University Honors. Her club volleyball experience began when she was 12 years old and included competing at the regional, national and international level.

She has won several gold medals in qualifiers, at the 18s National Division, and most recently while competing in the European Global Challenge in Croatia. In high school she maintained a 4.6 GPA and was a four year varsity player, earning multiple all-tournament, all-CIF, all-region, all-league, and MVP awards. This will be her first club season as an assistant coach and is excited to work with 14-Ruben and the talented young athletes on the team.

Makenzi Abelman

Coach

Makenzi Abelman was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She played club for Nevada Juniors all of high school. She graduated from Durango High School and was the varsity setter. Her high school achievements include All State Academic Team, First Team All Conference, Durango’s Female Athlete of the year and Las Vegas Sun’s Citizen of the Year, her senior year. Makenzi currently attends Cal State University, Fullerton on a volleyball scholarship and is majoring in Psychology.
This is Makenzi’s first year coaching club at ProPlay however, she has helped coach at several clubs and camps throughout her athletic years.

Alan Smith

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING DIRECTOR

Alan has been involved in sports/athletics for more than 20 years. Alan was a 3-sport athlete in high school and college, and participated in Pro/Am Leagues as well as at the professional level. Alan decided to pursue a career in athletic training, sports Performance and athletic movement along with health and fitness to improve his own performance on the field and the court. It was then he mastered knowledge of the body, movement, speed, flexibility, and quickness along with "functional" sport specific power, strength, and balance.

  • High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Ignite Master Trainer 
  •  Ignite Certified
  • Performance Movement, Strength Balance (Proprioceptive) Training
  • ACE Certified
  • Sports Performance Specialist
  • Youth Athletic Assessment Specialist
  • Complete Youth/Athlete Development Specialist
  • IYCA Speed and Agility Specialist
  •  Sport Specific (Functional) Training Specialist
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Psychology
  • IYCA Nutrition Specialist
  • FMS Certified,
  • Sports Nutrition Specialist
  • CPR/AED Certified

Alan was IYCA's first certified High School Strength and Conditioning Coach. Alan is also one of the first (and few, only 20 worldwide.) Ignite Master Trainer certified coaches in California that has partnered with Under Armour, Gatorade, IMG Academies, and TRX (to name a few) to test, measure and assess an athletes foundational athleticism, movement, visual ability, nutrition, character, mental aptitude, as well as communicative skills.

Alan can find the weakness or compensations in an athlete and help that athlete to prepare to be their best when their best is needed. Alan strongly feels that our job as coaches is not to just fill up an hour or so for an athlete with as many drills or exercises as possible. Our job as a coach is to put the crosshairs on a problem and come at that problem 3 or 4 different ways. From a functional movement stand point, from a force production and reduction stand point and clean that athlete up, safely.

The best trainers and coaches of all time quickly identify the weakness, the other trainers and coaches just basically maximize the strength of an athlete which can and usually results in muscle imbalances, compensations and energy leaks in athletes, especially younger developing athletes. Alan truly believes in the importance of "DEVELOPING" and creating balance for athletes at every level.

 

Contact:

Alan Smith

Tel - 626-484-9528

Email - alanfostersmith@gmail.com

Nikola Marojevic

Strength & Conditioning Coach

 

Nikola Marojevic graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. While at CSUN, he assisted the strength and conditioning department in developing effective sports performance programs for Division 1 athletes. Prior to getting his degree at CSUN, Nikola attended Los Angeles Pierce College where he played basketball and earned an Associate of Arts Degree. Before moving to the United States, Nikola devoted his youth to playing the game he loved, basketball, in his home country of Serbia, formerly known as Yugoslavia.

His extensive involvement in sports, and knowledge of body mechanics throughout the years have largely shaped his coaching and personal training skills. His exceptional work ethic and aspiration to continuously excel is transferred to each and every individual he trains.

Nikola is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) who recognizes the value that physical activity has on the general health and well being of athletes. He also understands that a well-designed sports performance program can positively impact an athlete’s development and ability to compete at the highest level. Nikola’s goal is to inspire individuals to develop a healthy and fit lifestyle that suits their needs. He continuously brings new methods and training styles to his athletes, and transforms their mental and physical abilities. His training style motivates and encourages clients to reach deep into their core and work hard to reach their full potential.

Dr. William Kessler

ProPlay Physical Therapist

A proud graduate of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Dr. Kessler has been practicing in Orange County for the past 14 years. The Fight Doc specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, and educating athletes in wellness fundamentals. However, he prides himself in his ability to treat patients from all backgrounds, whether they need care for work related injuries, car accidents, or physiological degeneration acquired over time.  Who do the Ultimate Fighting Champions go to when they need to be put back together? They go see Dr. William Kessler, otherwise known as The Fight Doc.  Dr. Kessler is also used by state athletic officials within the MMA and boxing industry.