Men's Volleyball TeamWeight Training
Sand & Indoor Volleyball Classes
Coach Blount literally grew up playing volleyball. He had no choice because his older brother Mike and father, Earl, were avid players. Hitting and peppering balls at the beach, in the backyard or the living room were common. He graduated from Mira Costa in 1971 played on their Mustangs club team. He attended El Camino from 71-73. Dick transferred to San Diego State University in 1975 and majored in business management and graduated with a BS degree. He earned his Masters Degree in physical education in 2002 from Azusa Pacific University.
Blount spent a number of years coaching in the Manhattan Beach recreation department. He taught hundreds to appreciate and play volleyball. He took over the head-coaching job at Palos Verdes High School turning a dormant team into a contender. After the PV schools merged Blount accepted a position with Mike Cook at Mira Costa and coached the JV & varsity teams for six seasons. His overall match in high school was 87-17.
In 2001, Blount turned around a sputtering El Camino men's team that was 5-11 in his first year and 12-5 his second. Along the way the team placed second in the South Coast Conference and third in the state. His peers voted Blount Co-Coach of the Year that season. He has also worked with the El Camino’s women’s team for the last five seasons. In addition, Blount will once again take over the men’s head coaching duties this spring.
In the off-season, Blount coaches club teams and beach doubles players. He is on the Board of Directors of Southern California Volleyball Club. Blount is also a founding member of the Professional Coaches of Beach/Sand Volleyball Inc. certified by USA Volleyball. From those contacts and others, he has coached dozens of collegiate and professional beach players from the USA and abroad.
Blount has raced sailboats since 1974 including 25 national and 5 world championship events. He has also been a part of the management teams for another 26 national and 18 world championships including the 1996 Olympics. Hobbies include writing, surfing, sailing, skiing and model aircraft.
Potential El Camino Volleyball Players
Coaches and Players:
I want to invite your graduating players and incoming senior volleyball players to my El Camino College Off-Season Conditioning and Training For Men's Intercollegiate Volleyball. The class is entitled PE 81abc and space is limited starting June 26, 2006.
In addition, I teach a weight training class specifically for volleyball players. The course will improve core strength, endurance, prevent injuries and improve ones vertical jump. This class is titled Weight Training PE 54abcd.
It also starts June 26, 2006.
Our staff will work extensively with the players in position specific drills, physical conditioning, vertical jump and scrimmages against college level players. For those players interested in playing volleyball at ECC these classes are a MUST! I might add we are looking for dedicated student – athletics at every position for our 2007 team.
We do have the ability to hold space open for those players with club volleyball commitments through the Junior Olympics. Players must notify me in advance of the club team they represent and be pre-registered in this class.
I coached high school ball for a number of years at Palos Verdes and at Mira Costa. I was the men’s head coach in 2000 & 2001 at ECC when the men were third in the state and also garnered "Coach of the Year honors for my work. I have been the assistant head coach for the last four years for both the men and the women programs at ECC. In addition, I am a founding member of the Professional Coaches of Beach/Sand Volleyball Inc. certified by USA Volleyball. I have coached dozens of collegiate and professional beach players from the USA and abroad. I am once again the men’s head coach at ECC.
Class catalogs will be available soon from the ECC Athletic Department or from our Admissions office. For general information please call the school at 310-660-6571. For specific information please call me directly at 310-795-2771. Once again thank you for your support.
OFF SEASON MEN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAM CLASS:
SECOND SUMMER SESSION (Session # 81abc)
June 26, 2006 TH 10:30-12:45
The coaches will evaluate each player as an individual and as a team player.We will improve your skill level, vertical jump,open-hand passing, offense and defensive sets and the game with rally score. We will accomplish this with a multitude of individual and team competitions, drills and scrimmages.
Class space is limited to 36! The class is open to incoming seniors with your coaches permission, upper level club players, junior Olympians and potential college players.
This is not an intermediate learn to play volleyball class. It is for committed college level
players. We use this class to select potential players for our program. The class does include include several of my past and present players.
OFF SEASON WEIGHT TRAINING FOR VOLLEYBALL SECOND SUMMER SESSION: (Session # PE54abcd)
June 26, 2006 M/T/W/TH 9:00-10:15
We will improve your vertical jump, build muscle mass, improve your fast twitch responce, increase your cardiovascular capacity, increase flexibility and address diet and nutrician. This will be accomplished with weight machines, plyo balls, plyometrics and other techniques. We will evaluate and measure strength in your arms, legs, and chest.We will also measure your vertical jump weekly. Space is limted to 32 players.
While you're making your college decision take a good look at El Camino College and see what it has to offer in 2006. We have a fabulous honors program that guarentees after completion enrollment into UCLA, USC or any other UC school in California. This is at a fraction of the cost of a straight four-year college. Join our volleyball program and let me help you reach your potential. A number of my former players have gone on to play division one and professional volleyball here and abroad.
Former El Camino College players who play or played Professional Beach Volleyball
Ryan Stuntz, Jeremy Simpkins, John Thompson, Josh Cannon, Chad Mallory, Adam Jewell, Nick Hannemann, Mark Paaluhi, Jason Pursley, Doug Foust, Jeff West, Sean Smith, Chris Hanneman, Scott Ayakatubby, Brent Frohoff, Tim Walmer, Kevin Cleary and Steve Obradovich.
El Camino College Men's All Conference Alumni
Chris Schugt 2005 1st Team All Conference
Ryan Hall 2nd Team All Conference
Chris Tegue 2003-4 Honorable Mention
Rob Curran 2003-4 2nd team All Conference
Logan Johnson 2003-4 2nd team All Conference
Matt Belante 2001-02 1st team All Conference Team MVP
Eric Ambler 2001-02 2nd team All Conference
Tamer George 2000-01 1st team All Conference Team MVP
Ryan Stuntz 2001 2nd Team All Conference
Stewart Solomon 2001 1st Team All Conference
Jeremy Gersen 2000 2nd team All Conference - Team Defensive Player of Year
Levi Stauffer 98-2000 1st Team All Conference - Team MVP
Kurt Peters 98-99 1st Team All Conference
Adam Jewell 95-97 Association of Volleyball Professionals & FIVB
Thinh Nguyen 95-96 Assistant Coach ECC 97, 98 & 99
Viet Nguyen 95 player Assistant Coach 96 - 98 & 99
Mike Ashenfelter 92-93 1st Team All Conference MVP 92; All Conference 93
Thomas Chaffens 91-92 Head Coach Redondo 96-2001
Nick Hannemann 92 Association of Volleyball Professionals - FIVB (America Samoa)
Joe Goggin 91-92 91 1st Team All Conference 92; 2nd Team All Conference
Eddie Hughs 92 Honorable Mention
Sean Tynen 92 Honorable Mention
Todd Hughs 90-91 Honorable Mention
Mark Paaluhi 90-91 Association of Volleyball Professionals
Jason Pursley 91 2nd Team All Conference 2000; AVP & Assistant Coach 2000
Sean Icaza 90-91 91 1st Team All Conference
Shannon Phillips 91 Honorable Mention
Doug Foust 88 Association of Volleyball Professionals
Jeff West 88 2nd Team all Conference
Kris Jeffery 88 2nd Team all Conference
Ken Wolfson 88 1st Team All Conference
Sean Smith 87 Association of Volleyball Professionals
Cassidy Cowell 87 1st Team All Conference
Chris Hanneman 83 Association of Volleyball Professionals - FIVB (America Samoa)
Scott Ayakatubby 83 Association of Volleyball Professionals
David Dodd 83 2nd Team all Conference
Don Shaw 82-83 Honorable Mention
Brent Frohoff 82 1st Team All State
Jim Leonard 82 Association of Volleyball Professionals
Rich Rosales 81-82 81 Honorable Mention
Gary Bruckner 81-82 81 1st Team All Metro 82; 1st Team All Metro / Co MVP
Ed Ivedke 81-82 81 1st Team All Metro; 82 1st Team All Metro
Charley Duty 81 Honorable Mention
Vincent Gallimore 81 2nd Team All Metro
Brad Pierce 80-81 80 2nd Team All Metro; 81 1st Team All Metro
Tim Walmer 80 1st Team All Metro
Rob Bates 80 Honorable mention
Bob Poxon 79-80 79 1st Team All Metro
Don Reynolds 79 MVP Ocean League
Greg Saatkamp 79-80 80 Honorable Mention
Taylor Waters 79-80 79 1st Team All Metro; 80 1st team All Metro
Kevin Cleary 78 Association of Volleyball Professionals
Andy Aitken 78 2nd Team All Metro
Chris Waddell 78 1st Team All Metro; MVP
Mike Yniguez 78 2nd Team All Metro
Frank Asaro 76-77 77 1st Team All Metro
Jim Golden 76-77 77 MVP Metro; 1st Team All Metro
Mike Pearsall 77 1st Team All Metro
Mark Wellman 77 2nd Team All Metro; 1st Team All State
Bill Hughs 75 1st Team All Metro
Rich Johnson 75 1st Team All Metro; Co - MVP
Malaka Lavatai 74-75 1st Team All Metro
Ron Shimohara 75 Honorable Mention
Mark Wegrich 75 Honorable Mention
Steve Obradovich 74 Association of Volleyball Professionals
Rod Brewster 73 MVP State; 1st team All Metro
Rich Johnson 73 2nd Team All Metro
Glen McIntyre 73 1st Team All Metro
Mike Pierce 73 2nd Team All Metro
Scott Satterfield 73 2nd Team All Metro
Gordie Mahon 69 Assistant Coach ECC women's team 1996-2001
2005 2-14 LeValley Pattison 1995 1-17 Robert Kutsch 1985 No Team
2004 6-10 LeValley Pattison 1994 ? Robert Kutsch 1984 No Team
2003 8-9 LeValley Pattison 1993 11-9 Paul Viggiano 1983 11-9 Pete Field
2002 9-9 LeValley Pattison 1992 13-6 Paul Viggiano 1982 20-4 Pete Field
2001 12-6 Richard Blount 1991 8-8 Paul Viggiano 1981 18-6 Pete Field
2000 5-11 Richard Blount 1990 11-11 Paul Viggiano 1980 15-9 Pete Field
1999 8-8 Robert Kutsch 1989 7-13 Paul Viggiano 1979 12-2 Pat Zartman
1998 8-10 Robert Kutsch 1988 17-5 Paul Viggiano 1978 17-8 Don Hay
1997 10-8 Robert Kutsch 1987 10-7 Paul Viggiano 1977 - 70 Don Hay
1996 8-10 Robert Kutsch 1986 No Team 1969 - 63 Sue Taylor
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