VCH Coaches

Mark Burik – CEO / Head Coach

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Head Coach Mark Burik has been coaching sports for 16 years and has over a decade of playing and coaching experience in volleyball. From 2005-2008 he competed with the George Mason University Men’s Volleyball team garnering All East honors in his final year. After receiving his degree in Exercise Science Cum Laude, he continued his career playing professionally in Sweden, Norway and Croatia. Mark has also been the head coach for two different professional teams and served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Vingakers Volleyball Klubb.

During the warmer months, Burik has been a mainstay on the AVP Tour and also competes regularly on the FIVB World Tour. Recognized as one of the top players in the country, he has numerous championships under his belt and has won the legendary Pottstown Rumble 3 times. He recently added a NORCECA Continental Tour Gold Medal to his accolades. Mark has always had a passion for beach volleyball, and decided to retire from indoor in 2014 to dedicate his time and efforts to beach volleyball full time.

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Since his early days as a player, Burik has taken a special interest in coaching, consistently finding opportunities to increase his volleyball IQ and share it with other players and coaches. For the past 6 years, he has been a part of the Gold Medal Squared staff, which promotes a system of teaching designed by national team coaches throughout the last 3 decades. He has spent the last 10 years competing, traveling the world, working with hundreds of coaches, thousands of players and has been employed by numerous national teams and federations.

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Mark is the Founder and Owner of VolleyCamp Hermosa, where athletes can stay and play in sunny Southern California. Join him and the rest of our awesome staff for lessons, classes and camps in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.


Brandon Joyner – Coach

Brandon started playing volleyball in Chester, Virginia when he was 16 years old for his high school volleyball team. As a senior, Brandon was named Virginia State Player of the Year.
Later, Brandon went on to play collegiate volleyball at George Mason University. During his career at George Mason University, Brandon accumulated accolades such as first team All EIVA and Honorable mention All-American. Brandon was also tied for 5th in the country in blocks per set.
After his career in college, Brandon played professional indoor volleyball in Slovakia, Finland and Sweden from 2012-2014.
Once he retired from indoor volleyball, Brandon moved to the beach where he found success on the National Volleyball League. During his time playing, he had finishes as good as 3rd, and also took home the “Most Improved” award in 2016. Currently, Brandon is playing on the AVP tour and international circuit.
Brandon has also been a coach for 10+ years.
During his playing years, Brandon was also a coach. Brandon has coached for 10+ years. He has coached camps as a head coach since 2008 and was the assistant coach for George Mason university from 2011-2013.

 


Alyssa “Aly” Henson – Coach

Aly has been playing volleyball for fifteen years. Thirteen of those years were spent playing indoor, and two playing beach. She had a very successful career playing indoor at Cincinnati State as a starting outside hitter. She was ranked 7th in the nation for kill percentage in 2015, and 4th in the nation for kills per set and kills overall in 2016. She decided to fully commit to playing beach volleyball since then, and made the move to Hermosa Beach, California in September 2018 from Cincinnati, Ohio.
She has competed in many AVP qualifiers and has goals to not only make a main draw in 2019, but to become one of the top players on the tour. She plans to begin playing on the world tour as well! Not only does she love playing, but she also has a passion for coaching. She have found a passion for teaching biomechanics in her most recent years of coaching, as well as a passion for teaching the knowledge that she knows with players who want to learn and progress. She is so excited to be a part of the VolleyCamp Hermosa team!

 

 


Kerri Schuh – Coach

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Kerri had a very successful college career at The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She finished in the top five in school history for kills and blocks. She ranked fourth in blocks (394) and fifth in kills (1,213). In 2011, She recorded 360 kills and finished with a .238 attack percentage. During her five seasons (2007-2011) at UWM, the Panthers won four Horizon League regular season championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times. She wrapped up her playing career at UWM  in 2011 and will go down as one of the most decorated players in Panthers volleyball history. Kerri was twice named the Horizon League Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011, AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, and AVCA All-Region.

Kerri played professional indoor volleyball for one year in the PVL (Premier Volleyball League). She competed for the Wisconsin Badger Blizzards team during the 2012-2013 season.

Kerri gained collegiate coaching experience as an assistant at Wisconsin Lutheran College from the 2012-2015 seasons. She also started a business centered around giving private a13584968_10154381296286095_8035549353821319587_ond group lessons.

Kerri has fully committed herself to the outdoor game. She moved to California to surround herself with the best resources and competition. During the 2016 beach season, she played her way into 5 professional events, with 7th place as her top finish. When Kerri is not playing, she shares her knowledge with the youth by coaching locally and traveling to inspire young kids.

Kerri continues to work towards her goals which include; becoming a top player on the AVP tour, and establishing herself on the world tour. She’s got her eye on the 2020 Olympics! On her journey, she wants to give back to the younger generations in hopes to help more dreams become a reality.

One of Kerri’s most memorable moments was blocking olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers! Take a look HERE.

 

 


Alison Wise – Manager

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Alison Wise is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  She moved to the Hermosa Beach area in February 2016 because of her love for beach volleyball and desire to improve her game. She is excited to join the VolleyCamp Hermosa team!

She returned to the United States in August after teaching English in South Korea for four years.  While living in Korea she played beach volleyball at Haeundae Beach in Busan most weekends, and helped run a small club of international players.

She graduated from Kutztown University, where she competed on the women’s volleyball team as well as the track & field team.  She majored in Art Education, and while in Korea completed her Master’s in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). You can catch her now a days skate boarding down The Strand from Redondo Beach to Manhattan Beach.

VolleyCamp Hermosa
Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Tel: (234) 752-9824
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