Our Coaches

Matt Simons

Club Director
Head Coach 17s, 15s, 13s

The 2020-21 season will be Matt’s 9th season as the co-director and head coach at Club Koa. Matt's teams at Club Koa have experienced a huge amount of success, including the following...

*In 2019, his 15s team finished 110 spots higher in the SCVA standings than their original ranking, and medaled at Summer Soiree

* In both 2018 and 2019, he led his team to top 10 finishes at the Summer Soiree

* In 2017, he led the 16s team to a top 15 finish (Division 1) in SCVA as well as appearances in the championship bracket at the Las Vegas Classic and the SCVA National Qualifier.

* In 2015, Matt’s 16s team won 19 matches in a row, a feat unmatched by any other SCVA team that year! 

Matt is currently the head girls volleyball coach at Crescenta Valley High School.  In his first two seasons at CV, he has led them to their two winningest seasons in school history, and was named Pacific League Coach of the Year both years!

He previously spent five years as the head coach at Calabasas High School, where he led Calabasas to their first CIF playoff win this century! Other highlights at Calabasas include Matt winning Marmonte League Coach of the Year in 2015, and winning 11 tournaments overall in his Calabasas career.

Matt also serves as the head boys volleyball coach at deToledo High School, guiding deToledo to two CIF playoff victories in 2017 and a league title in 2018, both first-time accomplishments in school history!

Matt is married to his beautiful wife Rebecca, and in 2020 they welcomed their precious daughter Brynlee into their family!

Cory Chandler

Club Director

Cory is in his 24th year of coaching volleyball, currently serving as the girls head volleyball coach at Chaminade High School as well as the co-director at Club Koa.  He spent eight seasons as the boys head coach at Calabasas High, leading them to their best seasons in school history, including an appearance in the  CIF finals!

His previous experience includes a stint as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Concordia University, going to two Final Fours and one National Championship game. Cory has also coached at Laguna Beach Volleyball Club, 951 Elite, Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club and Sport Shack Volleyball Club, accumulating numerous SCVA Top Twenty finishes and one J.O. Gold Medal.

Cory played professionally in Puerto Rico’s Superior League and has also earned accolades on professional beach tours. Cory has been privileged to have had the opportunities to learn and work with great coaches such as Michael Soylular, Paula Weishoff, Nina Mathies, Marv Dunphy, Mick Haley, Tim Jensen and many more.

Jordan Kaufman

Head Coach 18s

Coach Jordan is beginning his fourth year on our coaching staff this season! He has spent the past five years coaching at Calabasas High School, including three years as the JV head coach.
Jordan is a graduate of Calabasas High, where he played every position on the court! He currently attends CSUN, and is majoring in marketing. He is really looking forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for the game!

Arielle Fromer

Head Coach 14s

We are really excited to have Arielle back as a head coach at Club Koa this season! Last year, she coached our 14-Blue team, and has previously spent five years as an instructor at Koa's annual summer camp. Arielle also has coaching experience helping with the girls volleyball team at Calabasas High.
Arielle played volleyball for four years at Calabasas High, serving as the varsity outside hitter for three years. She earned a spot on the all-league team her junior and senior years and served as captain her senior year. Arielle is a recent graduate of San Diego State University where she played on the Women’s Club Volleyball Team.

Victoria Darby

Head Coach 16s

Victoria is beginning her second year as a head coach here at Club Koa!  She is currently the girls Junior Varsity coach at Chaminade High School, and attends CSUN. She graduated from Bishop Alemany High School, where she excelled on the court as an opposite and setter.
Her goal at Club Koa is to see our girls grow both on and off the court. She hopes to see our players end the season walking out not only as improved athletes, but equally improved as young ladies who will be respectful of others while always respecting themselves.

Kurt Mulder

Head Coach 16s and 13s

The 2020-21 club season marks Coach Kurt's second year here at Club Koa, after having spent three seasons coaching at Arcadia Volleyball Club. Kurt has also coached five years at Crescenta Valley High, serving as the varsity assistant coach for the girls program and the head frosh/soph coach for the boys.
Coach Kurt is currently attending CSUN with plans to become a teacher, while also continuing to pursue his passion of coaching.

Sydney Cupingood

Assistant Coach

Sydney joined the Koa coaching staff in 2014 after previously playing at Club Koa, specializing in training our setters. She has also served as an assistant coach at Calabasas High. Sydney spent four years playing at Calabasas, serving as the varsity setter for three seasons. A two time captain, Sydney helped lead Calabasas to their best record in over a decade, and earned all-league honorable mention her senior year.  Sydney graduated from CSUN, where she played on the women's club team.

Adam Greenwald

Assistant Coach

Coach Adam is excited to begin his second season on staff with Club Koa. He is also currently the associate head coach of the boys volleyball program at de Toledo High School, and has assisted with their basketball program as well!

Christie Nguyen

Assistant Coach

Coming soon!

Isabella Doom

Assistant Coach

Coming soon!