Dan O'Dell
Club Co-Director, Girls 15-18
 Dan O’Dell 
Girls Club Director
17's

Dan O'Dell returns to Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2019 - 2020 club season as the Head Coach for the girls 17-1’s team.   Last year, Dan's 18-1's team finished in the top 20 nationally.  Two years ago, Dan's 17-1's team took 5th place in entire country in the 17U Open Division at Junior Nationals in Detroit, MI. This is the highest finish in our volleyball club's history! 17-Dan was a virtual coin flip away from earning a medal and possibly even winning the entire tournament. 17-Dan actually beat Mizuno Northern Lights 17-1, the eventual 1st place finishers, in pool play earlier in the tournament.
 

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

 

Penn State University - starting setter from 2002-2006

  • All-American his senior year and was All-Conference for all four seasons.

  • Played in the National Championship game in 2006, named Final Four All-Tournament team.

  • Academic All-Big Ten award for three years at Penn State while majoring in Industrial Engineering. 

USA Men’s National Team – winter 2009

GC Vilacondense (professional) - Portugal

  • 2009-10: helped lead the team to their highest finish in club history.

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

UCLA

  • 2010 (volunteer assistant)

  • 2011 (full-time assistant) in charge of the team’s middle blockers and defense helping lead UCLA to the National Championship.

Mater Dei HS

  • 6th year as head coach of the Mater Dei Girls’ Volleyball Program

  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 - CIF SS Finalists

  • 2015, 2017, 2018 - CIF SS Champions

  • 2018 State Champions

  • 2017 State Finalists 

  • 2014, 2017, 2018 CIF SS Division 1 Coach of the Year.

MOMENTOUS NEWS

August 20, 2019

Nancy Brookhart-Cherin returns to Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2019-2020 club season as the Head Coach for the girls  12-1’s team, a position he has occupied for the last 4 years.  Coach Gaido has been coaching volleyball for 25 years and has been involved in all levels of the sport; club, high school and college.

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

UC Irvine Women’s Volleyball Assistant Coach (1994-1995)

CSU Fullerton Women’s Volleyb...

August 15, 2019

14 & UNDER PRE TRYOUT CLINICS
 

The Momentous Volleyball Club will be hosting Pre Tryout Clinics for any girls who want to train and hone their volleyball skills before Girls 14 & Under tryouts on October 5-6, 2019!!   

PROGRAM: The first hour of each clinic session will focus on individual drills and fundamentals such as passing, serving, digging, and hitting; the last 30 minutes of each session will consist of coach-con...

The Register’s All-County girls volleyball team for 2018:

ALL-COUNTY VOLLEYBALL

First Team

Natalie Berty, Mater Dei, Sr., OH

The Register’s Orange County player of the year. Berty signed with Stanford and was CIF-Southern Section Division 1 player of the year.

Grace Cannon, Foothill, Sr., MB

Cannon was Crestview League MVP and All-CIF Division 1 first team. She signed with Utah

Abby Dayton, San Juan Hills, Sr., OH

She had a team-high...

July 1, 2019

ALL CIF SOUTHERN SECTION
2018 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS


(As selected by the Girls Volleyball Coaches' Selection Committee
Presented by the LA84 Foundation) Release date 11/26/2018


DIVISION 1


Player of the Year – Natalie Berty, Mater Dei (12) OH


Coach of the Year – Dan O’Dell, Mater Dei


NAME/SCHOOL POSITION YEAR


Mia Tuaniga, Mater Dei S 11
Mandalay Renon, Mater Dei L 12
Grace Frohling, Marymount S 12
Devon Newberry, Marymount OH 1...

September 4, 2018

Isaac is originally from New York City. Isaac started playing volleyball back in junior high and continued to play in high school, college and adult leagues, collecting accolades along the way. Isaac spent his college years at Stony Brook University where he graduated with a BS in Information Systems. He is currently works as a software engineer and photographer. Recently Isaac has been working over at OC Heat as co-director o...

July 31, 2018

Raul Papaleo joins Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2018/2019 club season as the Head Coach for the girls  15-1’s team and the girls 14-2's team.  Papaleo, a 2004 beach volleyball Olympian and standout indoor collegiate and professional beach volleyball player, began his coaching career in 1999-2001, where he served as the head men’s coach at American University in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He piloted American Univ...

July 17, 2018

Dan O'Dell returns to Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2018/2019 club season as the Head Coach for the girls 18-1’s team.   Last year, Dan's 17-1's team took 5th place in entire country in the 17U Open Division at Junior Nationals in Detroit, MI. This is the highest finish in our volleyball club's history! 17-Dan was a virtual coin flip away from earning a medal and possibly even winning the entire tournament. 17-Dan act...

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