Jason Frudakis - Girls 14u Director
Masters Degree of Science in Physical Education Azuza Pacific
Jason brings over 20 years of coaching/training experience United Volleyball Club. It has been his mission and dream to have the opportunity to bring a club into the OC area that is FUN, accountable, consistent and believes in achieving, “Excellence Through Knowledge”.
Jason joins our family here at UVC after running his own volleyball club (American Volleyball Academy) in Long Beach, Ca for the past 5 years. He was in charge of all facets of running a club including but not limited to; budget accounting, uniforms, making practice schedules, hiring and training his coaching staff, getting teams registered to SCVA tournaments as well as Junior Olympic Qualifier events. In his first year as a club owner he earned immediate leading his 16-1 team to a bronze medal at the Summer Soiree.
He started his coaching career at Ichiban Volleyball Club where he spent 3 years under the tutelage of Lee Maes former coach at Cal-Berkely, Nebraska and Virginia. While at Ichiban, Jason also worked as an assistant coach under Kevin Hitt and Steve Lewis.
Jason then coached for 10 years at Mizuno Long Beach where he worked with all levels from 12 under to 18s. He was credited with getting the first Mizuna Long Beach 12’s team to qualify for the Junior Olympics. He has worked closely with the directors of Mizuno in aiding them with club and player development. He has consistently lead countless players to college scholarships. Also while at Mizuno, Jason traveled to Europe and Australia working with youth national teams and assisted the head coaches in all facets of the game including training, stats, and player development. After 10 years at Mizuno, Jason joined forces with Neil Mason at TCA.
Jason drastically grew his coaching career by studying the sport and being tutored by the current Oregon State University and former Women’s National/Olympic coach Terry Liskevych. Terry has mentored Jason over the ever since they worked together in Australia in 2004.
Jason has also worked college volleyball camps at Long Beach State University, University of San Diego, and Long Beach City College.
Personals: Jason has a Masters of Science in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Marketing from California State University Long Beach. He is a certified trainer and worked as a marketing director and trainer at Velocity Sports Performance in Redondo Beach, Ca. He is married to Heather Frudakis and they reside in Long Beach, Ca. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family.