Director & Partner Bios

Brennan Dean, M.A.

  • Coaching Experience: 15+ years
  • Tournament Experience: 10 years of tournament experience running the California Challenge, a nationally recognized high school tournament event.
  • Team Accomplishments: California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) section championships, a California state and National Championship, and consistent national rankings at both the high school and club levels.
  • Coaching Highlight: following the careers of his former club and high school players who go on to play at NCAA Division I universities and as professional players overseas.

Brennan Dean holds a decade of professional counseling experience in the San Dieguito Union High School District, and currently serves on multiple committees and boards related to national and regional volleyball. A San Diego native, he is an alumni of Chico State University and Point Loma Nazarene University. He met his wife Kristen Dean through coaching, and together they formed a non-profit that creates opportunities for kids to play volleyball where the sport isn’t easily accessible in the United States. Brennan and Kristen have two children, and they love to travel, be at the beach, camp, and hang out with their dog when not on the court.