Lainey

Gera-Dazé

Director
Head Coach 14 Black 
Head Coach 18 Black
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Personal

Lainey is a Founder & Co-Director at Actyve Volleyball.  Lainey played libero at UCLA and was captain of the 2011 NCAA Division 1 National Championship team. 

​Lainey is a San José native who attended Archbishop Mitty High School. She came to Southern California to attend UCLA. While still playing she began coaching and rediscovered her understanding and passion for the game. Her commitment to doing things the right way, in life and in volleyball, makes her an excellent role model for aspiring young athletes. She is thrilled to provide an exciting and progressive volleyball club to the Westside.

Coaching Experience

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Actyve Volleyball Club

2022/2023 - 18 Black Head Coach

2021/2022 - 14 Black L Head Coach

2020/2021 - 13 Black Head Coach & 11 Black Asst Coach

2019/20 - 14 Mizuno Head Coach & 17-Mizuno Asst Coach

2018/19 - 13 & 17  Mizuno Head Coach

1st Place USA Pacific NW Qualifier​ (13-Mizuno)

1st Place USA Pacific NW Qualifier (17-Mizuno)

2nd Place Open Far Western Qualifier (13-Mizuno)

5th Place in USA Division at USAV Junior Nationals (13-Mizuno)

5th Place in USA Division at USAV Junior Nationals (17-Mizuno)

2017/18 - 16 Mizuno Head Coach

3rd Place Far Western Qualifier​

2017/18 - 15-Mizuno Asst Coach

2017 - 15-Mizuno Head Coach

3rd Place Far Western Qualifier​

2017 - 16-Mizuno Assistant Coach

2016 - 15-Mizuno Head Coach

2015 - 16-Mizuno Head Coach

2nd Place Spokane Pacific NW Qualifier​

2015 - 14-Mizuno Head Coach

Windward School

2022- Head Coach Volleyball

Archer School for Girls

2019-Varsity Head Coach/Program Director

2018-Varsity Head Coach/Program Director

2017-Varsity Head Coach/Program Director

2016-Varsity Assistant Coach

CIF-SS Quarterfinalist

Ranked #3 in Division VII

2015-Varsity Assistant Coach

2015 CIF Division 4AA Final Four

Sports Shack

2014 - 15-1's Head Coach

2013 - 15-1's Head Coach

2013 - 18-2's Assistant Coach

2012 - 15-1's Head Coach

2011 - 15-2's Head Coach

2010 - 16-2's Head Coach

Sunshine Volleyball Club

2008-2010 - Peewee's Head Coach

Formula 1 Volleyball Club

2009 - 15-1's Assistant Coach

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Playing Experience

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 Link to Lainey Gera - UCLA Official Athletic Site


​Club:

Vision Volleyball Club

2008 JO's 18-Open Bronze Medalist

Archbishop Mitty High School

​2008 AVCA High School 1st Team All-American

2008 CIF First Team All-Northern California Section

2008 All-West Coast Athletic League

2007 CIF State Finalist

2006 CIF State Finalist


College:​

UCLA '12 - Libero & Team Captain​​

​2011 Division 1 NCAA National Champion

2011 Pac-12 Honorable Mention

2009-2011 Team Dig Leader

2010 Pac-10 Honorable Mention

2009 Pac-10 Honorable Mention

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Testimonial

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"I have always enjoyed playing volleyball but I truly fell in love for the game when Lainey became my coach. She is extremely knowledgeable about the sport and notices the minor details that make all the difference when you are trying to master a new skill. The technique she teaches really prepares players to play at the next level and she inspires her players to work to their full potential every single practice. I noticed an immense improvement in my level of play in every aspect of the game with her coaching and she motivated me to play at the collegiate level. She has taught me key lessons on and off the court that I will use throughout my college career and the rest of my life. Looking back, my favorite club years were the ones where Lainey was right by my side helping me grow as a player and a human being. I was extremely lucky to have Lainey as a coach and mentor and I wouldn’t have been able to get where I am now without her!"

Shannon Levinson, University of San Francisco '21