Place of Birth . . . Burbank, California
Date of Birth . . . December 07
High School . . . Hart High School
College . . . Pierce College, Cal State LA, Cal State Northridge, Concordia University
Major Degree . . . Exercise Science (CSUN)
Master’s Degree . . . Coaching & Athletic Administration (Concordia)
Favorite Color . . . Purple
I Need To Have . . . 9 hours of sleep.
The Last Thing I Purchased . . . SHOES!! I LOVE SHOES! Tennis shoes, sandals, heels, wedges, closed toe, opened toe, flat boots, cowboy boots, heeled boots, it does not matter I love them all. One day I want a pair of Christian Louboutin’s!
Favorite Films . . . What Happens in Vegas, Dirty Dancing, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Despicable
Favorite Sports Teams . . . I’m an LA Girl: Lakers, Clippers, Kings. If I cared about baseball I would like the Dodgers and Angels.
You Might Not Know . . . I chose volleyball over competitive bowling in high school.
I Hope That . . . I can make a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.
I Believe . . . In hard work, dedication, commitment, camaraderie, integrity, respect, love, and selflessness.
Coaches I’ve Played For . . . Nabil Mardini (the best), Mark Slater, Gerritt Maxwell, Bill Lawler
Celebrated Santa Clarita Valley volleyball star Kristin Dolan (formerly Kristin Gorman) is one of the SCV volleyball community’s most beloved coaches. The long-time LAVA North coach is an award-winning graduate of Hart High School who went on to find great success winning back-to-back conference titles as an All-State setter for Nabil Mardini at Pierce College. In her second season with the Lady Brahmas, Kristin captained the squad all the way to the State Finals, the first time the prestigious program went that deep into the post-season.
With an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration adding to her accomplished background and overall excellence, Kristin earned her coaching stripes with long-time club volleyball staple SMBC Girls, back when it was under the care and direction of her old Pierce coach, Nabil. Her coaching acumen and ability manifested itself in short order–and as such Kristin was hired as the Head Girl’s Varsity Coach for Notre Dame Sherman Oaks High School, a position she held successfully for multiple years.
Kristin has also compiled a lengthy club resumѐ, a valuable piece of the LAVA coaching puzzle who has been with the club since its inception. She has logged multiple seasons at the 14′s, 17′s, and 18′s age divisions, bringing an infectious energy to her role as a Head Coach for LAVA North, enthusiasm which most certainly transfers over to her players. Kristin has been so valuable, in fact, that in 2015 she took over the role of Division Director for LAVA North, allowing her to impact more than just her own teams as the point person for the entire North program.
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