I know, my God, that You test the heart and are pleased with integrity. 1 Chronicles 29:17
The Saints Boys Volleyball Program is a Christ-centered program that competes on the Beach in the Fall and Indoor in the Spring. The program offers 3 levels (Frosh Soph, Junior Varsity and Varsity) so there is plenty of opportunity for interested boys to participate. The Saints Boys Volleyball Program is a competitive elite level high school program that competes against the best teams in the area.
Mr. Brandon Pank - Varsity Head Coach
Coach Pank was born and raised in the Santa Clarita Valley. He is a graduate of Canyon High School where he was a four year varsity starter and three year CIF 1st team recipient. He played club volleyball at Synergy, where he won three Junior Olympic medals (gold, bronze, silver) from 2004-2006. He went on to California State University Northridge, where he earned his degree in fine arts with a minor in sport psychology. He began his coaching career in 2007. In 2008 he led his team to a Junior Olympic gold medal, his first as a coach. He continued his coaching career at Alemany High School and West Ranch High School where the Wild Cats won their first ever league title in 2016. In 2017 Coach Pank moved to the Orange County area to coach at the collegiate level at CSULB and CSUF.
Mr. Wes Bareford - Head Coach Beach Volleyball & Junior Varsity Head Coach
"The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and he said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.'" John 1:29
B.A. Theology; Concordia University Irvine
Enrolled in M.A. Theology program at Concordia University Irvine - started July 2015
12th year of teaching in Christian High schools
Coach Bareford, has been teaching and coaching volleyball at Crean Lutheran for 10 years. His volleyball experience began with a backyard grass volleyball court at his parents' house with his father. He attended South Bay Lutheran High School and played club volleyball with Southern California Volleyball Club (SCVC). Coach Bareford is married to his beautiful wife, Janet. They have three children: Jacob 10, Sierra 3, and Micah 1. They attend Faith Lutheran in Capistrano Beach. Coach Bareford enjoys any kind of catch, video games, chess, children's games with his kids, and any sport that involves a racket or paddle, Halo and Hearthstone, and theology podcasts. Playing volleyball also happens to be one of his favorite activities
Brooke Wilsman - Varsity Assistant Coach
Brooke is a graduate of Lee University in Tennessee where she was a four year scholarship recipient as an outside hitter and team captain for three of those years. While at Lee, she received her BS in interdisciplinary studies and is credentialed to teach K-6. Currently, Brooke is working towards her masters degree at Vanguard University while playing on the women's beach volleyball team. Brooke began playing volleyball, basketball and softball in 6th grade. Of those, volleyball remained her focus. While attending Lee, she became involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which provided an opportunity to become a part of an amazing volleyball internship program during the summer of 2017. She and other interns led summer youth camps and shared God's word through volleyball. She returned the following summer in a leadership role, to help guide the new interns. This is Brooke's first year coaching for the Saints.
Callie Houlihan - Frosh/Soph Head Coach
Callie has lived in California her whole life and has played volleyball for many years. She also played high school volleyball at Foothill High School all four years. This is her third season coaching the boys frosh/soph team, and has also coached the girls frosh/soph team. Callie’s coaching career also includes Saddleback Volleyball Club for four years. In her off time she loves to hang out with friends, trying new restaurants and going on fun new adventures. She has done a lot of road trips and plans on doing a lot more. Quote: “Christ and coaching are my passions and I love sharing my passions with others.”