About Us!

We're local, family oriented volleyball enthusiasts. We want to build a program that our children can love and use for personal growth. We want to give back to the sport that has given us so much.

Our Team

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Director

Scott Grandpre

Coach Grandpre is recognized as one of the most influential volleyball coaches in the New England area.  He wears a number of hats including Head Volleyball Coach at Simmons University, Director of New England AAU Volleyball, and Director of Boston UVC. Coach Grandpre has played and coached Division 1 Volleyball. He has succeed at every level as a player and coach including:
 

  • 43-15 all time conference record @ Simmons University including 2019 GNAC Coach of the Year

  • 4 year starter, 2 year captain, and all-time record holder for digs and aces @ Division I Sacred Heart University

  • MVP of the New England Region as a Juniors player

 

Quote from Scott: “YOU are the future of New England Volleyball! Partnering with Coach Lucas on this project is a dream come true and we can not wait to find and develop the next generation of volleyball athletes here in Greater Boston!”

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Director

Lucas Coffeen

Lucas has over 20 years of experience coaching teams, running camps, and teaching clinics. He is the head coach of Newton South HS girls and boys volleyball. He also coaches girls and boys club travel teams at SMASH Volleyball where his teams have ranked in the top 4th percentile in the nation. With motivation for coaching all age groups, Lucas' coaching ranges from 12U to 18U travel teams, to 5 year old beginners. As a player, Lucas started off right here in MA as the high school state player of the year, went on to set a few records in college, and played open level beach and indoor, winning tournaments in New England and beyond. 

 

Quote From Lucas: "The future of New England volleyball lies in our youth, our youngest players. There is nothing more exciting than helping a young person learn a new skill, do something new, make new friends, and fall in love with the game. And for many of these athletes there is nothing more fulfilling than trying really hard, expending a lot of energy, and leaving a session tired & happy. I'm thrilled to be partnering with Scott on this project to bring youth volleyball to more young players."

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Coach

Ashley Wang

Ashley Wang is currently a Division I starter at Harvard University. Her playing resume includes multiple high school state championships, an incredible club career playing on the national stage, and multiple top finishes in open level doubles tournaments. Ashley shares her love for the game and relentless positivity through her coaching at SMASH Volleyball and Boston Area Youth Volleyball. 

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Coach

Caitlyn Vann

Caitlyn has an outstanding player resume that includes HS state championships, a juniors national title, junior national team play, NCAA Division I honors, and play as a professional player. Her coaching experience spans the country and includes Division I coaching at the University of Berkley, coaching juniors at the highest levels, and lots of private lesson experience.

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Coach

Jeff Emenaker

Jeff is a former D1 college volleyball player who has transferred his love of the game into coaching. He has been a coach at Smash Volleyball club the past several years working with boys and girls teams of all ages. He is also the coach at BB&N prep school and has coached with the Brandeis University men's club team and the Boston Hurricanes. Jeff's motto is "Volleyball is Fun, Playing Good Volleyball is more fun" and he loves working with young players and seeing them improve and learn to love the game.

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Coach

Garret Bucklin

Starting on the beaches of Newport Rhode Island back in 2012, Garrett has played beach volleyball professionally for the past four years. This includes competing in AVP qualifiers, traveling around the country for tournaments, as well as competing in England on the UKBT on their national tour. His playing career found its peak with a championship win in BUCS, the British university competition this past spring.

Recently he has been more focused on coaching, having over 5 years under his belt, he has experience coaching in more than four countries and is looking to increase that number. This summer he is a dedicated member of the BUVC and is excited to bring his knowledge to Carson beach and members of the club.

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Coach

Kevin McDonald

Kevin brings over 10 years of coaching experience to Boston UVC. Coach Kevin was the assistant coach for the University of Rhode Island from 2010-2012 and also coached for Rhode Island Blast and for Boston University. As a player, Coach Kevin was a standout in Rhode Island being named All-State twice and went on to compete collegiately at the University of Rhode Island.  Kevin also competed at the highest levels of the New England Beach scene and twice advanced to the finals in Men’s Open level tournaments!  

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Coach

Preston Yong

Preston Yong is head boys coach at Boston Latin HS, coaches SMASH's top 15U travel team, and is a top men's player in New England. Preston's contagious enthusiasm for the game has his players loving volleyball and always looking for more!

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Coach

Andrew Bliss

Andrew is one of the top men's players volleyball players in New England and a rising coaching star. He currently coaches the top 17U girls team at SMASH volleyball, coaches boys volleyball at Wayland HS, and is one of the head coaches at SMASH Beach Volleyball. Andrews unmatched energy and consistent results make him a sought after coach. 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“I met Scott recently, when my three children attended the grass clinic at Oak Hill. He is an excellent communicator and organiser and is incredibly encouraging with the athletes. Lucas I have known for a few years both as the Varsity coach for my older children and SMASH U12s coach for my youngest daughter. Lucas is more than an excellent coach; he takes the time to get to know each athlete and provides support specific to their needs. Ruby has thrived from her opportunity to start playing at 9 years old, developing a strong skill set and growing into a driven athlete. For me, the most important part is that my children have learned the life skill of being part of a team through working with Lucas.” 

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—  Miky Smith

Our Mission

We make youth volleyball available and accessible to young players in the Greater Boston Area. Our goal is to help our youth learn the sport, fall in love with the game, and be prepared to go on to compete in a club, middle school, or high school program. All programming is run by top college, club, and high school coaches.

Active!

The World Health Organization recommends 60+ minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily!  You can help your child on the path to lifelong health by creating healthy habits now.

Fun!

Our primary objective is to help your child to fall in love with the game of volleyball.  We know they will.  Our positive, enthusiastic coaches will create a culture your child will love!

Safe!

We believe that safety is paramount.  Our expert coaches will keep your kids safe while learning the game we all love!  Click here to learn about our COVID protocol.

COVID Safety

We've safely run volleyball programming for over 1000 young athletes this year. We are humbled by the responsibility of your child's safety and take it on with great care and precaution. We are following all state & local guidelines and coordinating with local health officials to ensure safety and compliance. Click here to learn more about the Covid-Safety precautions we're taking to keep kids safe.