Bryan Ornelas - Club Director

18s Coach

Bryan has been around competitive volleyball for over 20 years. This does not include the times of following his father, Gerry, from gym to gym since the age of four. Gerry is a long time juniors club coach, club director, and middle school and high school coach. Bryan feels like he has been waking up early for volleyball tournaments all his life. Not only because of following his dad around, but also because of his two older sisters that were setters in club and high school. Bryan played volleyball at Ventura High School. As a freshman, he was the starting setter on varsity running a 5-1 offense. During his junior year, as he continued to set a 5-1, he led his team to the CIF Quarterfinals. He was named 1st team All-Channel League his junior and senior year in high school. Bryan was a multisport athlete. He also played soccer. In his senior year, he was named captain and team MVP for both soccer and volleyball teams.

Bryan began coaching volleyball right after high school. He has coached all levels, ranging from elementary through high school aged. He has coached for Channel Islands Volleyball Club, Blue Crush Volleyball Club, De Anza Middle School, Thacher School, and Ventura High School. While at Blue Crush, his 18s team finished 19th in the SCVA SoCal Final Finish, 2nd at the West Coast Championships, and 2nd at the Summer Soiree. While at Ventura High School, during the 2016 season as an assistant, the team finished 1st in Channel League with an 8-0 record with no set losses, 1st at the SLO Invitational, 1st at the Santa Barbara T.O.C. (where we beat the #1 team in the nation at the time), and  2nd at the Hudl San Diego Invitational. We also brought home Ventura High’s first girls volleyball CIF Championship. Bryan is currently the Varsity coach at VHS, going on his 7th year with the program (’01-’03, ’15-present). In between his time at VHS, he was a volunteer coach for youth volleyball programs.

Bryan still enjoys playing volleyball whenever he can. He lives in Ventura. His main goal is to develop the athlete to be mentally and physically strong while creating a love and passion for the game.