Director & Partner Bios

Ki Yi, PVL Executive Director

  • Coaching Experience: 25+ years
  • Tournament Experience: 15+ years running a variety of tournaments, including the MLK SpeakEasy, a widely competitive event attended by the best teams across the country and 100+ college recruiters, and founder of the Volleyhigh Tournament Series, which runs over 25 tournaments a year in the Orange County area.
  • Team Accomplishments: earning numerous club championships, and placing hundreds of athletes in two-year colleges, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and NAIA schools.
  • Coaching Highlight: trained several All-County players, high school All-Americans, Pac 12 players, Division 1 All-Americans, JO All-Americans, NCAA Division 1 Final Four participants, and players that have made the National team roster.

Ki Yi has been instrumental in the growth and success of his club program in Orange County, which has earned over 30 medals during his tenure at the helm of the club. He currently co-owns a successful showcase company called Marki Recruiting Events, which highlights athletes in front of college coaches. Outside of volleyball, Ki enjoys outdoor activities like golfing and surfing. Ki is married to April Yi, and has two beautiful children Christian and Charlotte.

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