Sean Manzi Head Coach 2017

We are excited to announce Sean Manzi as our new head coach for the 16U Defensa Volleyball team for the 2017-18 season.  Sean believes that success in competitive volleyball can be achieved by extensive training, extensive practice of on-court fundamentals, and by instilling a strong desire to compete at a higher level.  He has over 12 seasons as a head and assistant coach including winning teams and rebuilding programs. Sean has also worked with the USA men’s national team program and USAV HP Camps (USA Volleyball High Performance Camps).
College Coaching Experience:

  • Head Men’s Coach, Belmont Abbey College (NCAA Division I/II)
  • First Assistant Coach, University of Guelph (CIS-SIC OUA)
  • First Assistant Coach, Bates College (NCAA Division III)
  • First Assistant Coach, Valley City State University (NAIA)
  • First Assistant Coach, New Mexico Highlands University (NCAA
    Division II)
  • First Assistant Coach, Cuyamaca College (NJCAA)

Related Training, Skills, Internships and Certifications

  • Sports Information Graduate Assistant, New Mexico Highlands
    University (NCAA Division II)
  • AVCA RPI Ranking Committee
  • Current AVCA Member
  • Contributor and Editor (
  • Gold Medal Squared Clinician
  • S.P.I.K.E. Volleyball Camps Lead Coach


  • 2006-2008; Team Captain/Starting Libero; San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, California, USA