Volleyball Recruiting Seminars
1. Hawaii Volleyball Recruiting Seminar: On December 28, 2019, we put on a comprehensive Recruiting Clinic at Kakaako Volleyball Gym entitled "Myths, Tips & Updates" covering current recruiting topics specifically and uniquely relating to recruiting for Hawaii prep volleyball players.
2. Get Recruited Seminar by Matt Sonnichsen, the Country's Leading Volleyball Recruiting Authority. Coach Matt will be covering all aspects of the recruiting process.
Coach Matt is the county’s leading volleyball recruiting authority, a former Division I Volleyball Coach for 15 years, and former Women’s Professional Volleyball Coach. Coach Matt was the Head Coach at Iowa, Tulsa, Louisiana Tech, and Newberry College. He also served as an assistant coach at Clemson, Iowa and UC Santa Barbara and was also the Head Volleyball Coach of the Guaynabo Mets of the Puerto Rican Women's Professional League.
Coach Matt can also “walk the talk” as the Texas native was a four-year letter winning setter for UCLA where he earned three All-America honors and helped lead the Bruins to NCAA championships in 1987 and 1989. He was also named the MVP of the 1989 National Championship. Coach Matt also competed professionally before beginning his coaching career. Some of his accolades:
2 time NCAA Champion at UCLA.
MVP of the National Championship, 1989.
3 time All American Setter.
USA National Team Setter.
2 years playing Professional Volleyball in Europe.
5 year touring member of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.
Coach Matt also created the collegevolleyballcoach.com site a number of years ago for two reasons; 1) To provide information and to answer questions about the often confusing world of college volleyball and recruiting, 2) To have a venue to express my opinions about the sport of volleyball and collegiate athletics.
In addition, each summer, he does a large number of volleyball camps at high schools across the USA which he calls his Volleyball Road Camps.
Most recently, Coach Matt was Director of Volleyball Relations and an Educational Speaker for NCSA Athletic Recruiting. Coach Matt now resides here in Honolulu.