CVHS Volleyball Has New Look

The Crescenta Valley High School volleyball program will enter this fall with a new look to go with its new schedule.

Matt Simons is the new varsity coach, as well the frosh-soph coach. Simons previously coached Calabasas High School, where he was Marmonte League Coach of the Year in 2015. Calabasas won 11 tournament championships in his time at the school.

Coach Simons serves as the club director and head coach for Club Koa, a San Fernando-based volleyball club. In 2017, Simons led his 16s team to a top-15 finish overall in Southern California Volleyball Association, as well as appearances in the championship bracket at the Las Vegas Classic and the SCVA National Qualifier. In 2015, his 16s team won 19 matches in a row. Coach Simons also serves as the head boys volleyball coach at deToledo High School. In 2018, Simons led deToledo to their first league championship in school history.

Assisting Simons for the varsity and soph-frosh teams will be Marissa Rossi, a former track and field star for Cal-State Northridge. Rossi played volleyball at Calabasas High, performing as an outside hitter and receiving all-league honors. The 2018 season will mark Coach Rossi’s first year at CV, having previously served as an assistant coach at Reseda High School.

Kurt Mulder, who played volleyball at CV, will enter his third season as the girls’ junior varsity coach. He also coaches the boys’ soph-frosh team.

The girls’ varsity team will open the 2018 season on Aug. 22 at Chaminade HS at 6:30 p.m. The next week, on Aug. 28, it plays its first Pacific League game at Glendale High at 3:30 p.m. The season ends Oct. 11 at home vs. Arcadia at 3:30 p.m.