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What is CAP Certification?

CAP= USA Volleyball's Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP).

Coaches and what they teach shape the future of players that look up to them for guidance. CAP is the certification resource for coaches to learn cutting-edge information in the areas of skill development, tactical systems, conditioning, motor learning, mental training and much more. Behind every great player is a great coach...behind every great coach is CAP. As it is with many professions, the more classes and training you have, the more likely you are to be up to speed with the latest thinking and best practices.

Learn more about USA Volleyball CAP here. 

Owner/Head Coach

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Certification, Training & Awards

USAV CAP I, II, III, IV certified
USAV Youth National Team: Gold medal NORCEA Championships
USAV IMPACT & Safe Sport certified
Gold Medal Squared clinics
MGVCA clinics
NERVA clinic (Hugh McCutcheon)
USOC SafeSport
Positive Coaching Alliance
MIAA Certified Coach & inducted in the MGVCA Hall of Fame
AVCA Convention 2015- present

Owner/Head Coach Fabian Ardila

“At MGA players are taught how to become the best they can be by following a process that focuses on a solid understanding of the basics, good decision making, appropriate risk taking and learning from failure to success.”
~ Coach Fabian Ardila

Biography

Coach Fabian "Fabe" Ardila has been the MGA club owner since 2011 and is well established in New England coaching for many years. In fact, Fabian was inducted into the MGVCA Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2018.
Fabian Ardila has coached Junior girls at Weston High School, The Rivers School and Wellesley High School. He has coached club volleyball for many years at the collegiate and national level at Babson College as well as the USAV High Performance and the Women’s National Olympic team earning him USA CAP 4 accreditation. He has coached boys at Wayland and Wellesley High Schools as well as club.
His mission at MGA is to provide players with solid coaching and a positive team experience at every practice and every event.

Director/Coach

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Reason I coach

“Nothing has ever been accomplished in any walk of life without enthusiasm, without motivation, and without perseverance.”
(Jim Valvano, NC State Basketball Coach)

Coach Mike Murphy

Education:
University of Southern California - BA Broadcast Journalism- Cum Laude|
Middlesex Community College  - A.S. Fire Science & Technology

Playing Experience:
Waltham High School Boys Volleyball 1986-88 - Outside & Opposite Hitter
Intramural and Club teams California and Massachusetts

Coaching Experience:
USAV Impact Certified and Completed all CAP 1 Training with Instructors Ditre Collins, Hugh McCutcheon, Russ Rose

Gold Medal Squared Clinic 3x attendee with instructors Carl McGowan and Chris McGowan

MIAA Coach Certified
MGVCA member and clinic attendee
Assisted with Springfield College Coaches Joel Dearing and Charlie Sullivan for their 2019 and 2018 VB clinics in Waltham

MGA Boys Volleyball Club - Director/Coach 2018-Present
Launched club’s first ever boys program and coached U16 team
Assisted with MGA summer camps

Wellesley High School - JV Boys Coach/varsity assistant  2016-Present (4 seasons), 2 Trips to State Tournament , JV Girls Coach/varsity assistant  - 2019-Present (1 season)

Weston High School - Girls Varsity Head Coach 2017-2018 (2 seasons), 2 Trips to State Tournament (sectional quarterfinals)

Waltham High School - Girls Varsity Head Coach 2004-2007 & 2014-2016 (7 seasons), Girls JV Coach 2013 (1 season), Boys Assistant 1998 (1 season), 2 Trips to State Tournament ‘06, ‘07, 2007 Greater Boston League Champs
Built team website that won AVCA National Award - Grant Burger Media Award/Web Division

Pine Manor College - Women’s Head Coach (NCAA D3)  2010-2011 (2 seasons), Achieved School’s best record in 2 decades

Mass Bay Community College - Men’s & Women’s Head Coach, 2001 Spring & Fall (2 seasons/2 teams)
Built school’s first ever volleyball teams/program and qualified both teams for playoffs in first season

SMASH Volleyball Club - Girls Coach 15u & 14u  2014-Present
14u New England Champs 2017 & 2015
Top 5 finish each year at 14u
The 2018 15u team played up at 16u and finished in the top 20 
Also assisted with summer camps and skills programs

Coach

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Reason I coach:

“The reason I coach is to help develop good players, and more importantly good people.”

~ Coach Joe Hanrahan

Joe Hanrahan

Education:
BS in Sports Management - Regis College
MS in Athletic Administration - Lasell College 2020
Cap 1 Certification

Playing experience:
3 Years at Coventry High School - 2013 Undefeated state champions 
4 Years at Regis - Hold all setting records at Regis in every category, per game, per match, per season, career
Currently Yankee Player

Coaching Experience:
3 years assistant varsity coach at Dana Hall - 3 Time League Champions
New England Runner up in 2012
1 year Weston High assistant Coach
1 year WPI assistant coach
3 years (current) Bentley Mens Club volleyball coach
23rd Nationally last year
Currently on year one at Dean College for both Mens and Women’s Volleyball
3 years with MGA as National team coach

Coach

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Reason I coach:

“I coach to instill the passion for the game that I have into each and every player that crosses my path”

~ Coach Robin Lee

Robin Lee

Education: BS in Communication Disorders, UMAmherst
MS in Speech and Language, Northeastern University

Coaching Experience:
30+ years of coaching experience at the High School Varsity Level as well as 15 years coaching club.  Certifications include: IMPACT, currently working on CAP levels I and II.  CPR and AED certified.  

Currently the President of the Massachusetts Girls Volleyball Coaches Association (8 years). Host the annual MGVCA coaches clinic (March of every year), AVCA annual conference attendee

Milton High School Head Coach 25 years (1990-2014)
Rivers Assistant Coach 3 years (2015-2018)
NDA Head Coach (current).

Coach

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Reason I coach:

“I enjoy helping and teaching people to be confident and good teammates through volleyball and helping that translate into normal life”

~ Coach Scott Schweihofer

Scott Schweihofer

Education: Limestone College 2011

Playing Experience: Limestone College

Coaching Experience:
College: Michigan State, College of Charleston, Mercer University, George Mason University, University of Pennsylvania, La Salle University and Northeastern University

Club: East Coast Power 18’s 3 time Qualifier 18 Open, 18 USA, 18 USA

Coach

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Reason I coach:

“Be comfortable being uncomfortable

~ Coach Gabriella Ardila

Gabriella Ardila

Education: Hofstra University, Stonehill College 2019

Playing Experience: 
Weston High School, State Championship Finals 2014
Smash Volleyball Club 2008-2015
Hofstra University 2015; Stonehill College 2016-2018

Coaching Experience:
MGA Boys 2018
MGA Girls 2016-present
USAV High Performance A2 programs, HP Championships

Wellesley High School 
Boys Varsity Assistant 2016-present; twice to State Tournament
Girls Freshman Coach 2019

USAV Impact Certified 
Safe Sport Certified
Gold Medal Squared Clinics
MIAA Coach Certified
MGVCA clinics

Coach

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Reason I coach:

“Every battle is won before it is ever fought”

Henry Yip

Education: University of Massachusetts Boston, Class of 2019

Playing experience: Boston Hurricanes

Coaching experience:
Certifications: 
First Aid/CPR      2018 
CDC Heads Up    2018 
USAV IMPACT    2016 
Safe Sport           2018 
OSHA Certified   2012 

Teams/Camps:
Notre Dame Academy, Hingham Assistant Varsity Coach, 2019 – Present 
Southern Alliance Volleyball Club Coach,  2018 - Present 
North Quincy High School Girls Volleyball Junior Varsity Coach, 2018 
North Quincy High School Girls Volleyball Freshmen Coach, 2016 - 2017 
Mass Patriots Volleyball Club Coach, 2015 - 2018 
Get Set Volleyball Camp, 2017 - Present 
I DIG IT Volleyball Camp, 2017 - 2018 
MGA Boys Volleyball 2019 -

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Reason I coach:

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit"
(Aristotle)

Matt Laliberte

Education:
Bachelor's Degree: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Teaching Licensure: Bridgewater State University

Playing experience:
High School - Bishop Hendricken High School in Rhode Island
Numerous men's' and coed leagues both indoor and beach

Coaching experience: 
High School experience: Classical Magnet High School (girls), Lyman Memorial High School(Girls), Griswold, High School (Girls), Bishop Hendricken High School(Boys), and Bulkeley High School(Boys)
Collegiate experience: Assistant coach at Bay Path University and Roger Williams University

Club experience: Connecticut Volleyball Academy(Coach and Co-Director), Elevation Volleyball Academy(Coach and Co-Director), and South County Juniors (Coach)

USA Volleyball experience: Training and Skills Camp Coach (Future Select), CAP 1 level certified, USAV Beach Impact, SafeSport, and Gold Medal Squared

Teams coached:
Levels coached: 18's HP, 17's, 16's HP, 15's, and 14's HP

Coach

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Reason I coach:

“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”
(Picabo Street)

Johnathan Breen

Education:
High School – St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA
College – University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio & Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Law School – Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Playing experience:
High School – St. John’s Prep, 4 years, Varsity for 3, Captain Senior Year, State Champion, Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-State Team
College – University of Findlay Men’s Varsity Team 2002-2005
Sacred Heart University 2005-2007, Multiple Time EIVA player of the week
Law School – Syracuse University Men’s Club Team 2007-2009

Adult Indoor – Member of several different NERVA and USAV men’s adult teams playing at the Open and AA level, Multiple top 5 finishes at both the Open and AA level at USAV nationals, multiple time All-Tournament team at USAV nationals
Member and Captain of Team New England PVL team
Adult Outdoor – Numerous grass and sand Open and AA tournament wins throughout New England, and the mid-west

Coaching experience: where have the coached plus any and all certifications or coaching clinics attended
Current – assistant coach for Endicott College Men’s Varsity Team (2nd year)
Former
Smash Boy’s 18’s (2 years), Smash Boy’s and Girls Summer camps
Emerson College Mens and Womens Teams (1 year)
Lasell College Men’s Team (3 years)
North Shore Girl’s Club Volleyball (10 years)

Coach

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Reason I coach:

“Strive to make others better”

~ Coach Amanda Payne

Amanda Payne

Education:
Dean College

Playing Experience:
Newbury & Dean Colleges

Coaching Experience
Juniors Club & Millis High school


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