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!”
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."
Matt played high school volleyball with Agawam High School and was selected to the All Western State Team in his Senior Year. He also played with the Husky Volleyball Club team. Matt attended Newbury College, and played as both a setter and DS during his time there. He continues to play in adult leagues across New England winning multiple A/AA tournaments.
Matt coached the Malden Girl's Volleyball team, leading them to their first winning record, won the first Greater Boston League title for the school and took them to their first postseason tournament in the school's history. He also started their Boys' program in 2015.
He has been with the SMASH Volleyball Club for the past 5 years as a head coach working with the boys' program leading their 17-1, 17-2 and 15 teams. He runs the boys' middle school clinic for the club, and works at their many other clinics and summer camps.
Matt has a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Suffolk University and is currently a Middle School Guidance Counselor in Cambridge, MA.
Josh Anderson is currently the head men's and women's volleyball coach at Regis College.
Anderson received a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management from Endicott in 2014 and a Master of Arts degree in human resource management from Briar Cliff in 2016. Originally from Pasadena, Calif., he is a member of the Athletics Hall of Fame at La Salle College Prep.
As a four-year starter for the Endicott College men's volleyball team, Anderson helped the Gulls win the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) in both 2013 and 2014. Anderson led the Gulls with 249 kills and 2.57 kills per set, plus he was second on the squad with 84 total blocks.
Anderson joined San Gabriel High School in San Gabriel, Calif., where he was the varsity volleyball coach for the boys and girls programs. He also was the San Gabriel Elite head coach for the boys 18s team and assistant for the girls 13 elite team.
From 2014 to 2016, Anderson was an assistant coach under former Olympian Trevor Schirman at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.
Josh Anderson was the head coach of the volleyball program at Colby-Sawyer College from 2017 - 2021 and also lead their new men's program from 2019-2021.
Since discovering her love for volleyball in 2011, Avery has been a coach. From middle school volunteering, running camps at age 18, and now being a full-time coach, Avery has always loved learning as much as she can about the sport and teaching others what she knows.
Avery specializes in "awareness-based coaching," teaching players how skills should look, sound, and feel so players can grow their curiosity and become their own best coach.
Avery is the founder of Green Light Volleyball Academy, an online company dedicated to making great volleyball coaching more accessible and helping you get better from home.
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.
Chapin recently moved to Boston to attend graduate school at Boston University after graduating from Gonzaga University in May of 2021. She played 4-years at the NCAA D1 level at Gonzaga where she competed as an outside hitter in the West Coast Conference. While at Gonzaga, Chapin was an All-WCC Honorable Mention player, a two-time WCC All-Academic team member, and a four year starter for the team.
Chapin coached four years of Gonzaga's Summer Camps where she coached both teams and individuals of all ages. She also coached year-round camps and clinics for Gonzaga for four years.
Before college, Chapin lived in Phoenix, Arizona where she played for Aspire Volleyball Club. While playing club, Chapin won a USAV National Championship, finished as the runner-up for a USAV National Championship, and won 8 national qualifiers.
Chapin has been an assistant coach on multiple club teams at Aspire, all of whom have qualified for the USAV National Championship tournament. She also has coached beginner level recreational volleyball teams at Aspire.
Andrew is one of the top men's 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.”
— Miky Smith
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