Dane Holmgren | Assistant Coach
After four seasons as a volunteer with the Otters, Dane Holmgren was elevated to the top assistant coach on Moe Melhart’s staff for the 2015 season.
In addition to his work with the Otters, Holmgren has been one of the top coaches with the Carmel Beach VBC, having taken three teams to the Nor Cal Area Championships since 2011.
Voted the 2010 Coastal League Player of the Year at San Diego’s Santa Fe Christian High School, Holmgren was a four-year captain for the Eagles as the starting varsity setter. He was a three-time All-Costal League first-team selection.
In his senior year, Holmgren led the team to a runner-up in the Division IV San Diego Section CIF finals and Division III California State Championship game at UC Irvine. He later was anmed to the Seaside VBC Hall of Fame after helping his 18s team to a 5th place finish at JOs in 2010.
Holmgren graduated from CSUMB with a degree in kinesiology (emphasis in exercise science). He still competes on the CBVA Beach doubles circuit.
Ari Lysacek | Assistant Coach