John Xie, Co-Head Coach ....USC ...  SCVC 13th year


John Xie (pronounced 'shay') is in his 12th season as volunteer assistant coach for the Women of Troy.

He has served as the court coach for the U.S. Women's National Team in the summers of 2012 and 2013, and served as the Team Leader for Team USA in 2014 for the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier, Pan-American Cup, and the World Grand Prix.

He was an assistant coach for the Southern California Volleyball Club 16Qs that won the 16 Open silver medal in 2014. He also coached the SCVC 15-1 squad that won the gold medal at the 2013 Junior National Championships and also won gold with the 17-1 squad and silver with the 18-1 team in 2012. Xie was an assistant coach at the club level for the 2010 Boys Junior Olympics (gold medal for the 15-1 team and bronze medal for the 17-1 team).

In the summer of 2007, Xie served as a court coach for the U.S. Men's National Team and assistant coach for the U.S. Youth A2 squad. He has coached with the Southern California Volleyball Club and served as an assistant coach in 2011 for the 17-1 squad that won the gold medal at the Junior National Championships and the 16-1 squad that won the bronze medal.

He was the head coach for the U.S. Youth A2 Blue Team that won the gold medal at the Girls' International Youth Tournament. Xie spent four seasons (2001-04) with the Impact Volleyball Club and held head coaching duties for the 15-2 girls' team and served as assistant coach for the 18-1 girls' team. He also served as head trainer for SCVC in 2006.

After playing on the 1999 men's club team at Ohio State, Xie moved to Southern California and attended Cal State Fullerton for two years.

He served as a volunteer coach for the Servite High boys' team in 2001 and spent the 2002 and 2003 seasons as the assistant varsity and junior varsity head coach at Fullerton (Calif.) High where the team won their first-ever Freeway League championship both years.

In 2004, Xie was the assistant varsity and junior varsity head coach at El Dorado High in Placentia, Calif., where his squads won the Empire League championship.

He played four years at Hoover High (1995-98) in Glendale, Calif.



 Head Shot of LA Times PictureChristopher Austin, Co-Head Coach ... U.C. Irvine ...  SCVC 2nd year

Masters in Coaching and Athletics Administration, Concordia University

  • 2016: Head Coach of Redondo Union HS Boys Volleyball; Published a book titled The Way: A Hawaiian Story of Growth, Relationships, & Volleyball
  • Played professionally in Kuopio, Finland
  • 2015: Owner of National Champ Volleyball Training Academy
  • Played professionally in Athens, Greece
  • 2014: Coached SCVC 18QS to Gold Medal at Nor Cal Classic; Played professionally in Tampere, Finland
  • 2013: USC Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach; Coached High Line 17-1 to Silver Medal at Nor Cal Classic
  • 2013 NCAA DI National Championship, Back-to-Back (UC Irvine); NCAA Final Four All Tournament Team Setter, Back-to-Back (UC Irvine); Pro on the AVP Beach Volleyball Tour
  • 2012: Coached High Line 16-1 to Bronze Medal at Boys Classic
  • 2012: NCAA DI National Championship (UC Irvine); NCAA Final Four All Tournament Team Setter (UC Irvine)
  • 2010-2011: Coached High Line 15-1 to Bronze Medal at JOs
  • 2011: USA Beach Volleyball Junior National Team
  • 2010 & 2011: Western Conference Championship (LBCC); CCCAA First Team All Conference (LBCC)
  • 2010: CIF High School Girls Volleyball Championship (LB Poly)

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Rick Arce, Asst. Coach ... Long Beach State ... SCVC 12th year

  • 2016 Boys 18 Open Bronze Medal
  • 2015 Boys 17 Open National Champions
  • 2014 Boys 16 Open National Runner-up
  • 2013 Boys 15 Open National Champions
  • Arce begins his fourth year as an assistant coach for the Toros volleyball program with nearly 20 years of coaching experience in the southern California area following two years at Long Beach State and a 6-year professional career on the beach. Arce, who coached younger sister and former beach professional Lisa Arce Zimmerman, began his coaching career on the sand, enjoying a decade-long stint that included coaching his sister and Holly McPeak at the both the 1997 and 2001 Goodwill Games.
  • During his tenure, Arce also took up coaching duties as the JV coach at powerhouse Mira Costa from 1998-2005, where his teams claimed 5 Redondo JV titles. He has been with the Southern California Volleyball Club (SCVC) since 2002 as both head and assistant coach in arguably the most competitive organizations in the nation. With the SCVC, he helped his team claim the Junior Olympics bronze medal as an assistant coach to USC women's volleyball head coach Mick Haley during 2006-07, and a 5th-place national finish at the JOs with USC men's volleyball head coach Bill Ferguson two years earlier.
  • Prior to the SCVC, he was named Pioneer League "Coach of the Year" as the El Segundo HS varsity head coach, guiding ESHS to a CIF semi-finalist appearance. On the court, Arce was a standout as a 49er, claiming 1st-team All-Tourney honors as an outside hitter, opposite and defensive specialist.
  • He followed his collegiate stint by earning the top ranking with teammate Chris Hannemann at the EVA pro beach tour, also pairing with Eric Fonoimoana, Ali Tazarouni and Tim Walmer among others during his professional career, where he was a 3-time silver medalist on the Asian 4-man tour.

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