As a 5th generation Santa Barbarian, Jordon is deeply rooted within the community. Jordon’s passion of beach volleyball began while spending several of his childhood summers in Jon Lee’s Beach Volleyball Camp at East Beach. After graduating Dos Pueblos High School, Jordon went on to be a member of the USA Men’s Youth Beach Volleyball National Team (2009-2013) and graduated from Long Beach State. During his time in the USA Beach Volleyball pipeline, Jordon was fortunate enough to have worked with, and been mentored by, many of the best coaching minds in the country.
Jordon has experience coaching at the highest youth and collegiate level. His collegiate coaching career began as the Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Long Beach State Women’s Beach Volleyball Team. In his first year, Jordon helped lead Long Beach State to the Division 1 Collegiate Championships, finishing 2nd in the nation (2015). In year two at Long Beach State, Jordon helped the team achieve a top-ten finish. After Long Beach, Jordon was hired as the Assistant Coach for Stetson University Women’s Beach Volleyball Team. During his 2 years at Stetson, Jordon helped lead them to 2 conference championships, top 10 national rankings, and a 50-21 record. Jordon was recently apart of the biggest upset in NCAA Beach Volleyball playoff history where #8 Stetson beat #1 ranked USC at the National Championships (2019). Over the last few years, Jordon has also been an active coach for the USA Youth High Performance Beach Volleyball Program.
Jordon’s mission is to develop the next generation of beach volleyball players here in the County of Santa Barbara. He plans on achieving this by building a program centered on professionalism, trust, and developing player’s ability to think, practice, and play to their highest potential.
Besides coaching/directing the club, Jordon will also serve as the recruiting coordinator for the athletes. The vast network Jordon has developed in the college beach volleyball world will be utilized to every 805 Beach Volleyball Club athlete's benefit.
Ariana Garner was a multi-sport athlete in high school playing volleyball, soccer and basketball at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California. She earned four letters in both volleyball and soccer. She was a three-time first team all-league selection in volleyball as well as a three-time CIF champion in soccer.
Ariana started her collegiate volleyball career at Santa Barbara City College where she played both indoor and beach volleyball. She was the starting setter on the indoor team and helped lead the Vaqueros to a pair of league championships. She earned all-conference honors during both seasons at SBCC. Ariana lead the SBCC beach program to a 7-3 overall record. After playing two years at SBCC, Ariana transferred to Long Beach State to continue her colligate career playing beach volleyball. At Long Beach State, she won nine straight matches to start her first season, going 9-3 overall in dual matches. Ariana was the only player in Long Beach State history to have 30 digs in a match and did it twice! She graduated from Long Beach in May 2017 with a degree in Sociology.
Ariana’s love for coaching began five years ago. She has since been coaching club volleyball for girls and boys of all ages. Ariana is in her third year as the Varsity head coach of the Santa Barbara High School Girl’s Volleyball program. In her first year, she returned the Dons to the CIF-SS Championships, taking them to the second round of playoffs after a tremendous season of growth. She is also the varsity head coach for the beach volleyball program at Santa Barbara High School where she led the Dons to the 2018 and 2019 All-Channel League title. Ariana has most recently taken over the Women's Beach Volleyball Program at Santa Barbara City College. She is excited to return to SBCC where she began her beach volleyball career!
Josie Ulrich was born and raised in Ventura, CA. In High School, she was named a 2019 AVCA High School Beach All-American and placed second in the gold division at the p1440 National Championship in Santa Monica that season. Josie was also on the honor roll all four years and was in the top 10 of her graduating class. She just finished up her sophomore year at Cal Poly SLO where she plays beach volleyball under Santa Barbara native and Olympic medalist, Todd Rogers. Cal Poly was ranked top #10 in D1 NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball throughout the season in 2021.
Kyle Skinner was born and raised in Arroyo Grande, CA and finished highschool at Santa Barbara. He trained on the USA Junior National Beach Volleyball team during highschool and into college competing in both Portugal and Switzerland for the U19 and U21 Youth FIVB events. He then played volleyball at Santa Barbara City College earning the male athlete of the year award in 2018 before transferring to The Ohio State University where he competed for two years before graduating in the spring of 2020. Kyle is looking forward to passing on his elite international level beach volleyball knowledge on to the 805 Beach participants.
An Ojai native, Maddy Bailey graduated from Villanova Preparatory School. Maddy was a standout club indoor player for LAVA until she started training full time with the Valley Girls Beach Volleyball Club. Maddy just finished her Junior year on Pepperdine’s Beach Volleyball Team. Pepperdine has consistently been a top 10 D1 NCAA Women's Beach Volleyball Program since beach volleyball became a NCAA sport. Maddy has experience coaching at the indoor youth level as well as the beach youth level. She is coming back for her third season as an 805 Beach Volleyball Club coach and is very excited to be apart of the 805 Beach Volleyball Club for yet another year!
A native of Santa Barbara, Maddie Leiphardt graduated from Dos Pueblos High School. Maddie played 2 years of indoor and beach volleyball at Santa Barbara City College, earning Western State Conference Player of the Year in 2015. Maddie then transferred and played beach and indoor volleyball at California State Northridge for 2 years. From there, Maddie transferred to Loyola Marymount University for a graduate year and played a season on Loyola Marymount University’s Beach Volleyball Team. Maddie has several years of youth indoor and beach coaching experience (SBVC/Supernova). Maddie recently had a collegiate beach volleyball coaching stint at University of Utah and is looking forward to working with the 805 Beach Volleyball Club athletes!
Ellie Gamberdella is a Santa Barbara native. She played indoor and beach volleyball at San Marcos High School where she was the Channel League Player of the Year for indoor volleyball as a junior and was a first team all-Channel League setter her sophomore and junior year.
Ellie was named her school’s Most Valuable Player in beach and indoor volleyball and competed for the No. 1 pair at San Marcos High. Ellie just finished up her Freshman year at Stanford University and competes on their beach volleyball team.
Ellie will be entering her 2nd season as an 805 Beach Volleyball Club coach and is excited to be working with the players for another Summer!