DK Brown

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Coach Debbie Kane (“DK”) Brown brings an extensive background of playing and coaching to La Jolla Volleyball club, and is an accomplished player herself!  DK is a great addition to our coaching staff, she stays current in her coaching and never tires of teaching solid fundamentals and laying the best foundation possible for future growth in her players.

Coach DK has coached numerous players on to play volleyball in college at the Division 1 level, with full-ride scholarships!  To see the list of names and notable standouts, scroll to the bottom of her experience.  DK has an outstanding track record of improving skills, instilling confidence, and increasing players’ exposure for their next level of play.  The coaching staff at LJV greatly benefits from her experience and successful methods.

DK is a PE teacher by day and is married to her husband, Toby and they have two sons.

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Coach DK has coached numerous athletes to play in college, many for full-ride scholarships:

  • Players I coached accepted full scholarships to: Pepperdine, Notre Dame, Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Texas A&M, U of South Florida, Florida State, Northwestern, and Washington State.
  • Players I coached played as walk-ons at: Stanford, San Diego State, UCSD

Stand-out Players that DK coached:

  • Michelle Hanson –Cal Poly SLO 1986 – 1989, NCAA Div. 1 All-American 1989, Big West All-American Freshman 1986, twice female athlete of the year at SLO, holder of 9 school records.
  • Colleen Wagner- Notre Dame-1987-1990, Kills 308, Digs, 322, Blocks 44
  • Wendy Dennis –University of South Florida 1988 -1989, Career Assist record 2,571
  • Kelly Hankins – Washington State 1990 -1991, All-time career solo blocks 88, Season kills 459, Career digs 885
  • Kristie Smedsrud – Texas A&M, 1994-1997, Volleyball Magazine 3rd team All-American 1996
  • Jeff Bender – Stanford 1994-1996
  • Brian Corso – SDSU 1995-99, Florida State University beach volleyball coach
  • Todd Yarbrough- SDSU 1990 – 1994, Sports Festival 1990

 

EDUCATION

  • SDSU- Physical Education – 1987
  • Credentials: Physical Education, Biology, Multiple Subject K-6 Self-contained class.
  • CLAD Certified
  • M.A. ED. – Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University, Irvine, California

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Terra Linda High School- 1976-78, Coach -Renee Hooper
  • League Champions -1977
  • 2nd  Team All-League – 1977
  • Mesa Junior College
  • Volleyball -1979-1980, Coach- Ann Heck (1968 Olympics)
  • Swimming – 1981 League Champions, team 7th in state, All American
  • University Of Arizona – Full Athletic Scholarship, Volleyball 1981-1982, Coach-Rosie Wegrich
  • Beach – 10 years “A” or “AA” rating, 5 years “AAA” rating

 

VOLLEYBALL COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1983 – Park City High School, Girl’s Varsity Assistant
  • 1984 – Santana High School, Girl’s JV Coach and Varsity Assistant
  • 1985 – San Diego Junior Volleyball Club, 13 & Under Girl’s Head Coach, Power pool

– 11th Place Junior Olympics

– Grossmont High School, Girl’s JV Coach and Varsity Assistant, League Champions

  • 1986 – North County Volleyball Club, 15 & Under Girl’s Head Coach

– Grossmont High School, Girl’s Varsity Coach, League Champions

– Marv Dunphy Volleyball Camp, Pepperdine Men’s Volleyball Coach

  • 1987 – Grossmont High School, Boy’s Varsity Coach

– Marv Dunphy Volleyball Camps

– Grossmont High School, Girl’s Varsity Coach, League and CIF Champions

– San Diego Volleyball Club, 17 and Under Girl’s Head Coach

  • 1988 – Grossmont High School, Boy’s Varsity Coach

– Marv Dunphy Volleyball Camps, Olympic Gold Medal Volleyball Coach

– Grossmont High School, Girl’s Varsity Coach, League Champions

  • 1989 – Grossmont High School, Boy’s Varsity Coach

– Marv Dunphy Volleyball Camps

– SDSU Volleyball Camp, Rudy Suwara Director

– Excel Sports Camps, Karen Lamb Volleyball Director

– Grossmont High School, Girl’s Varsity Coach, League Champions

  • 1990 – Grossmont High School, Boy’s Varsity Coach

– San Diego Volleyball Club

– Excel Sports Camp, Karen Lamb Volleyball Director

– SDSU Volleyball Camp, Rudy Suwara Director

– Grossmont High School, Girl’s Varsity Coach, League Champions

  • 1991 – Grossmont High School, Boy’s Varsity Coach, League Champions

– San Diego Volleyball Club

– Excel Sports Camp, Karen Lamb Volleyball Director

– Grossmont High School, Girl’s Varsity Coach

  • 1992 – Grossmont High School, Boy’s Varsity Coach, League Champions

– Excel Sports Camp, Karen Lamb Volleyball Director

– Grossmont High School, Girl’s Varsity Coach, League Champions

  • 1993 – Grossmont High School, Boy’s Varsity Coach, League Champions

– Grossmont High School, Girl’s Varsity Coach

  • 1994 – Grossmont High School, Boy’s Varsity Coach, League Champions

– La Mesa 16 &Under Boy’s Volleyball Club

– Christ Lutheran 2nd – 8th Grade Club Volleyball Coach

  • 1995 – Christ Lutheran 2nd – 8th Grade Club Volleyball Coach
  • 1996 – Christ Lutheran 2nd – 8th Grade Club Volleyball Coach
  • 1997 – Christ Lutheran 2nd – 8th Grade Club Volleyball Coach
  • 1999 – Lemon Grove Recreation Center, 2nd – 8th Grade Club Volleyball Coach
  • 2000 – Lemon Grove Recreation Center, 2nd – 8th Grade Club Volleyball Coach
  • 2001 – Starlings Volleyball Club, Spring Valley, 17 and Under Coach
  • 2002 – Starlings Volleyball Club, La Mesa (Parkway Middle School), 14 and under Coach
  • 2003 – Starlings Volleyball Club, La Mesa (Parkway Middle School), 14 and under Coach
  • 2004 – Starlings Volleyball Club, La Mesa (Parkway Middle School), 14 and under Coach/Director
  • 2005 – Starlings Volleyball Club, La Mesa (Parkway Middle School), 14 and under Coach/Director
  • 2006 – Starlings Volleyball Club, La Mesa (Parkway Middle School), 14 and under Coach/Director

– West Hills High School Boy’s JV Assistant Volleyball Coach

  • 2007 – Starlings Volleyball Club, La Mesa/El Cajon (Los Coches Creek MS), 14 and under Director

– West Hills High School Boy’s JV Volleyball Coach, League Champions

  • 2008 – Starlings Volleyball Club La Mesa/El Cajon (Los Coches Creek MS), 14 and under Director

– West Hills High School Boy’s JV Volleyball Coach

  • 2009 – Starlings Volleyball Club, La Mesa/El Cajon (Los Coches Creek MS), 14 and under Director

– West Hills High School Boy’s Varsity Volleyball Coach

  • 2010 – Starlings Volleyball Club, La Mesa/El Cajon (Los Coches Creek MS), 14 and under Director, 12 and under Coach
  • 2011 – Starlings Volleyball Club, La Mesa/El Cajon (Los Coches Creek MS), 14 and under Director, 12 and under Coach
  • 2012 – Starlings Volleyball Club, La Mesa/El Cajon (Los Coches Creek MS), 14 and under Director, 12 and under Coach

– Carlsbad Volleyball Club, Carlsbad, 12 and under Coach

  • 2013 – Carlsbad Volleyball Club, Carlsbad, 12 and 14 and under Coach
  • 2014 – Carlsbad Volleyball Club, Carlsbad, 14 and under Coach
  • 2016 — La Jolla Volleyball, La Jolla, 14-3 Coach and 17-1 Coach, 17-1 AAU Jr Nationals Division Winner.

 

 

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