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Our Coaches

Matt Simons

Club Director

The 2023-24 season will be Matt’s 12th 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 achieving top 10 finishes in multiple national tournaments and helping multiple athletes fulfill their goal of playing in college.

Matt is currently the head girls volleyball coach at Crescenta Valley High School, where he has been named Pacific League Coach of the Year three out of his four seasons.  He has led CV to their three winningest seasons in school history, and in 2022 guided them to their first league championship in 20 years! 

Matt is married to his beautiful wife Rebecca. Together, they have two kids, Brynlee (3), and Easton (born in 2023).

Cory Chandler

Club Director

Cory is in his 26th year of coaching volleyball, currently serving as the girls head volleyball coach at Casteel 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! He also spent four years as the girls head coach at Chaminade High School, guiding them to a national ranking and a league championship. 

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.

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