Coaches

Our elite group of coaches bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Team Rockstar and its athletes.

Our staff consists of ex-Olympians, AVP Champions, National team coaches, and current D1 college coaches and players.

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Nick Vogel

18 Rockstar
Nick has been on the Team Rockstar staff for 3 Seasons. Nick was a four year starter for UCLA from 2009-2012, he returned to his alma mater and is on staff for the UCLA Mens Team. In 2023, UCLA won a National Championship. Nick was also an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at DePaul University. Vogel earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a concentration in archeology from UCLA in 2012.
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Morte Shiari

18 Black
This will be Morte’s 3rd year coaching with Team Rockstar. He has coached for United Volleyball Club and Fountain Valley High School. He is currently on staff with the UCLA Mens Team and the USA Mens National Team. Coach Morte is a former Iranian National Team Player and has participated in World University Games. He currently has a son who is in our Rockstar Program.

mortezashiari@yahoo.com

949-880-5234

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Steven Rotter

18 Gold
Steven enters his 2nd season with Team Rockstar. He played at Long Beach City college where he earned conference honors and continued his playing career at Cal State Northridge. After finishing up at Northridge, he went overseas to play in the Philippines.

stevo122@gmail.com

714-876-3131

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Jo Rocha

18 Gold
This will be Jos 4th year coaching at Team Rockstar, but he is no stranger to our club. Jo played for Rockstar and went on to play at Long Beach City College where he won a CCCAA State Championship.

jaroc99@hotmail.com

801-513-4271

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Jeffrey Ecevedo

17 Rockstar
Jeffrey Ecevedo enters his 2nd season with Rockstar! - Coached 18s at Mizuno Long Beach - 3 season assistant coach for The HBC 2011-2013 - Current Varsity assistant for Girls Long Beach Poly High school. - Has 16 years of coaching experience for both girls and boys. For Girls 2008 Frosh Soph Moore League Champs 2013 JV Moore League Champs 2016 JV Moore League Champs 2017 JV Moore League 2018 JV Moore League Champs Won 2013, 2016 JV Valley Christian Tournament. 2016, 2017 JV South Torrance Volleyball Tournament. 2012 Varsity Moore League Champs 2015 Varsity Moore League Champs 2017 Varsity Moore League Champs 2018 Varsity Moore League Champs Played Club, High School, and College at LBSU men's club Volleyball. A Defensive specialist, Setter and Serving Specialist in his playing Coach Boys Volleyball from 2007-2015 at Long Beach Poly for the Frosh Soph Went undefeated In Moore League 1st in St. John Bosco Tournament 2nd Kennedy Tournament. 5th Valley Christian JV Tournament . 2nd Orange County Championships As an assistant For Boys Varsity 2009,2010,2011 Moore League Champs with Vuthy Cheav Won Consecutive tournaments. As an assistant Jeff coached Long Beach Poly Boys team to consecutive Moore League titles where the Boys program went 34-2 in League in three years. With Keli Pula(2013,2014,2015) In 2016, the Long Beach Poly Girls team earned CIF SS Division 1 and Open Division semifinalists. In 2017 Division 1 state semifinalist. In 2018 Open Division state participate. 2019 Varsity Moore league Champs At Seal Beach Won Silver at the 2018 Summer Soirée 16 Division and on the 17 Division Took Silver At the JVA West Coast Cup in 2019 As an assistant In 2021 Long Beach Poly boys volleyball team made it to the semifinals with Sid Davidson

jecevedo06@gmail.com

562-912-0986

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Devon Burki

17 Rockstar
Devon is entering his 3rd season with Rockstar. Devon has coached at Redondo Union High School and Palos Verdes High School, as well as private lessons at Vibe Volleyball Lab. Devon grew up in Torrance, CA and played varsity for 3 years at West Torrance High School as an outside hitter before transferring to Redondo Union for his senior year. That year, Redondo competed in both CIF and State Semifinals. Devon received all Bay League selections at both West High and Redondo Union.Devon played club for 7 years at multiple clubs but primarily Rockstar, receiving all tournament team selections at nationals.Devon was also a member of the USA Beach Junior National team and was selected to compete at the U19 World Games in Portugal and U21 World Games in Guatemala.He was then recruited to play Division 1 volleyball at the University of California Santa Barbara and graduated in 2019. Since college, Devon has been training to pursue the AVP beach volleyball tour.

devonburki@gmail.com

310-782-4980

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Marco Gabriele

17 Rockstar M
Originally from Italy, Marco played professionally for 12 seasons as a middle blocker with teams throughout Italy and Spain. Marco holds a degree in Sport Science with a postgraduate degree in Kinesiology. He is a FIPAV certified volleyball coach with additional certifications in strength and conditioning specific to volleyball. He has coached Youth to Serie A professional teams and Olympians. Marco continues to have strong connections with clubs throughout Europe and enjoys helping players connect with opportunities overseas. Upon moving to America, Marco has broadened his coaching experience to include Fullerton College and Team Rockstar. In 2023, he helped the 15 Rockstar team win a bronze medal at the Junior National Volleyball Championships. In his free time, you can find him playing and coaching on the beach near his home in Belmont Shore.
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Jason Kwak

16 Rockstar
Jason enters his 2nd year coaching here at Team Rockstar. Jason comes to Rockstar with a vast coaching background. He has coached at Long Beach City Volleyball Club and currently coaches High School Volleyball. Last year, Jason's 16s team was ranked 5th in the Nation. He is currently on staff at Long Beach City College and in 2019 he won a National State Championship.

jayceewalker@gmail.com

562-972-5984

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Sid Davidson

15 Rockstar
Sidney (Sid) Davidson enter’s his 3rd season with Team Rockstar. He is now in his 27th year of coaching club and high school. Sid coached and taught for 15 years at St John Bosco in Bellflower. Sid currently teaches and coaches at Long Beach Poly High School.Sid holds a Kinesiology degree and teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach University.He also earned a post graduate’s degree from Azusa Pacific University in Physical Educationwith an emphasis in Sports Management / Business where he graduated with honors. Sid is married to Geodi Sunabe-Davidson who also teaches, coaches volleyball and is an athletic director. Together they have two beautiful children Michael and Meilani Davidson who play in both our Boys and girls program.

kikani808@gmail.com

714-514-9661

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Naomi Iosia

Administrator / 14 Rockstar
Naomi Iosia begins her 3rd season with Team Rockstar. She comes from a family of volleyball players that have gone through both the boys and girls program here at the Mac. She earned a scholarship to Hope International University (2009-2012) where she received a degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Biblical Studies, and also obtains a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. Naomi has previously coached at North Torrance and Ambassador High School and currently coaches at Long Beach Poly. She is in her 12th season with Mizuno Long Beach. In 2018, her 12 Mizuno won gold at Junior Nationals in Detroit, Michigan. Her boys teams have won 2 Silver Medals at Nationals. Naomi is currently one of our administrators at Team Rockstar.

naomiiosia@yahoo.com

562-972-6722

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Victor Villareal

14 Gold
Victor returns for his 2nd season with Team Rockstar. Growing up Victor played football, but found volleyball in High School. He earned a football scholarship to the University of New Mexico. After finishing up he returned to Rockstar to coach. In 2023 he welcomed his first daughter Londyn with fellow coach Moni.

vvillareal@live.nmhu.edu

310-567-1853

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Sabryn Roberts

14 Black
Entering her 2nd year with Team Rockstar, played club for Mizuno from 2009-2015 and went on to play volleyball at Boise State University graduating in 2019 with a Bachelor's in Communications. Always dreamed of playing volleyball at the highest level so after college, she was eager to start her professional career overseas and it began in northern Greece in the city of Thessaloniki, then on to France in Bordeaux, and just finished her third season in Switzerland in a small town by the name of Wattwil. She always tries to make her way back to the MAC when she's home whether it's to get touches or help out with the kids and super excited to be coaching this season!

sabrynroberts@u.boisestate.edu

310-678-9067

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Anthony Wong-Orantes

13 Rockstar
Anthony begins his 5th year with Team Rockstar, but has been a part of the club for quite some time. He played his club career for Team Rockstar. He went on to play collegiate ball at Long Beach State. He is currently on staff for the Long Beach State Women’s Volleyball Team. In 2022, his 12s team won the Summer Soiree and his 13 Rockstar team won a Silver Medal at AAUs in Orlando Florida

aorantes5@yahoo.com

562-217-3516

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Robbie Orantes

13 Rockstar
Robbie has been a part of the Mizuno Long Beach family for quite some time. Both of his children have gone through the Boys and Girls Program. His daughter Justine Wong-Orantes is the Libero on the USA Women’s National Team and recently won a Gold Medal at the Tokoyo Olympics. Robbie also coaches on our boys side; Team Rockstar and has won 2 Silver Medal at AAU Nationals.

robaazz@yahoo.com

562-343-3603

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Lyanna Garcia

13 Rockstar
Lyanna returns for her 2nd season at Team Rockstar She attended Bishop Montgomery High School where she was a member of the varsity team for four years and a three time Del Rey League champion. A former player of the club, Lyanna returns to Rockstar after attending Long Beach State. She is also entering her 5th season with Mizuno Long Beach. Lyanna is a former boy’s volleyball coach at Los Alamitos High School and is currently coaching for their girl’s volleyball program. In 2022, her 12 Mizuno team won silver at SCVA’s Summer Soirée. In 2023, her boys 13 Rockstar team won silver at AAU Nationals.
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Kristen Lansburg

LAB / 12 Rockstar
Originally from upstate NY. Received a bachelors degree, in 2015, majoring in Sport Management with minors in coaching and psychology from the College at Brockport, SUNY. I played indoor as an outside/DS for 2 years. I helped out with Paradigm Volleyball Club 14s and 17s teams for a semester. Then, went on to be the assistant women’s volleyball coach at Morrisville State College in NY for 3 seasons while also coaching High School girls at Morrisville-Eaton for 2 seasons. In 2018 I went back to college at Brockport for a second bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a biology minor, and finished my last two years of playing eligibility as a DS/libero. I have since done two Strength & Conditioning internships; one at Pepperdine University one at and UCLA. I received my CSCS in May 2020. I am so excited to join the Rockstar Family as both a volleyball and strength coach!!

klans1616@gmail.com

315-867-4904

Alec Gilliland

12 Rockstar
This will be Alec's 9th year coaching at Team Rockstar. He has coached all age levels. He attended North Torrance High School and went on to play at El Camino College. Alec is married to Lindsey Lampert and they have 4 kids in the program.

gilliman22@hotmail.com

310-720-5812

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Sonja Milanovic

Sonja returns for her 2nd season with Team Rockstar. Sonja has traveled around the world playing volleyball. She attended The University of Little Rock Arkansas where she was a stand out volleyball player and continued with a professional career.

milanovic.sonja20@gmail.com

501-618-1000

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Lindsey Lampert

Club Administrator
Lindsey Lampert has been the administrator for Team Rockstar since 2012. Lindsey also provides administrative support to both Mizuno Long Beach and runs the social media for both clubs. As a player, she earned a scholarship as a middle blocker to the University of San Diego where she was named to the WCC 1st team during her junior and senior seasons. Lindsey has almost 15 years of coaching experience at both the high school and club levels. Lindsey was the Director of the Beach Babes program for five years. Lindsey is married to 12Rockstar coach. Alec Gilliland, and they have 3 kids, Jace (10), Max (7), and Jordan (5).

lindseylampert@hotmail.com

562-756-0501