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LAVA SOUTH 15 ADIDAS
– HEAD COACH –

LAVA SOUTH 12 ADIDAS
– HEAD COACH –

cris.matochi@lavacademy.com

CRIS MATOCHI

LAVA South welcomes Cris Matochi back to its coaching staff for the coming season. Cris grew up playing volleyball on the streets and beaches of his home country of Brazil, giving him depth of knowledge of skills and training that can only be mastered by native Brazilians. He brought his knowledge to the United States, where he has been coaching volleyball for more than a decade now at the high school, club, and collegiate levels. He spent several years in the deep south, where he was an Assistant Coach at the University of Louisiana under Head Coach Heather Mazeitis for five seasons, as well as the Technical Director for Cajun Elite Volleyball Club and, prior to Cajun, at Louisiana Volleyball Club. He coached multiple high level teams for Cajun Elite across the vast spectrum of age groups, not to mention in charge of player development and the coaches training program. Cris joined LAVA in 2015 after moving to Los Angeles and quickly earned high marks from directors, coaches, and players alike. He coached for both LAVA South (13’s) and LAVA West (15’s) for the 2015-2016 season, then took two teams at LAVA West for 2016-2017: West 15 Adidas and West 16 Black, both of which were Gold Division finishing teams, the latter the highest ranked Black team in all of LAVA.