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A standout student-athlete out of Mater Dei High School, Dazé attended Irvine Valley College for two years before transferring to UC San Diego where he ultimately graduated in 2006 with a degree in Human Development.  And in Spring 2015, he earned his M.Ed. in Educational Psychology at Pepperdine University.  A true student of the game coupled with his passion and enthusiasm for the sport, Dazé has proven to be one of the top, young coaching prospects in the country.  Now entering his 16th club season with additional experiences coaching at the high school, junior college, NAIA and NCAA Division-I and professional levels Dazé is more excited than ever to continue his time with ACTYVE!!!

Coaching Experience

For the past Olympic quadrennial, Jon Dazé has been coaching side-by-side with 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Beach Coach, Marcio Sicoli and together earned a 2016 Olympic Bronze Medal with Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross in Rio.

Simultaneously, Jon spent three and a half years at Pepperdine University as the volunteer assistant coach for the Women's Beach Volleyball Program.  Two of those seasons (2012-2014), he combined his efforts for both the women's indoor and beach teams.

During that time, Dazé was recognized on the “2014 AVCA Thirty Under 30” list, which honors emerging coaching talent younger than 30 years old at all levels of volleyball. He was the only volunteer assistant coach recognized on this year's list, and just the second in the history of the award. In addition to his work with the Pepperdine Waves, Daze´ has also collaborated with 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Beach Coach Marcio Sicoli in training 2016 Olympic hopefuls Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross.

Other collegiate experiences include Irvine Valley College and Concordia University, Irvine.  At Concordia (2009-2011), he served as the top assistant for the Eagles for two seasons including a semester as the interim head coach. While there, Dazé helped produce five AVCA NAIA All-Americans.  

During the 2011 season, he served as assistant coach for Corona del Mar girl’s varsity team.  In 2012 Dazé completed his 11th season as a club coach of all ages for Laguna Beach Volleyball Club, and has led his teams to four top-3 finishes at national tournaments. He joined Sports Shack Volleyball Club in 2013 and spent two years coaching the 16-1 team.

Professional Beach | AVP & FIVB

  • Assistant Coach-Team USA, Kerri Walsh-Jennings/April Ross (AVP/FIVB) (4 years)--2016 Olympic Bronze Medal, Rio.

  • Head Coach-Casey Jennings/Bill Kolinske (AVP) (1 year) Bill Kolinske=AVP Most Improved


Collegiate Coaching

  • Pepperdine University, Women’s Volunteer Assistant

    • 2014 – Sand Volleyball AVCA National Champions.

    • 2013 – Sand Volleyball AVCA National Finalists.

    • 2012 – Indoor Volleyball: qualified for the NCAA tournament.


  • Irvine Valley College, Men’s Assistant Coach (Spring 2012)

    • Advanced to Final Four of State Tournament


  • Concordia University, Irvine Associate Head Coach (2009 – 2011)

    • Spring 2011, Interim head coach

    • 2010 advanced to NAIA National Quarterfinals

    • 2009 advanced to NAIA National Final Four


High School

  • Corona del Mar High School, Girls Volleyball Assistant Varsity (Fall 2011)

    • CIF Division I-AA Finalist



  • Actyve Volleyball (2015-present)

    • 15-1 JD Black Head Coach (2022)

    • 13-1 Black Head Coach (2022)

    • 16-1 Black Head Coach (2021)

    • 15-1 Black Head Coach (2020)

    • 17-1's Assistant Coach (2019)

    • 16-1's Assistant Coach (2018)

    • 12-1's Head Coach (2017)

    • 16-1's Head Coach (2016)

    • 17-1's Head Coach (2015)

  • Laguna Beach (2001-2012)

    • Highlights

      • 2007/2008

        • 15-2’s Silver Medal (USA Junior Nationals, 15-American)

        • 18-2’s Bronze Medal (USA Junior Nationals, 18-National)

      • 2008/2009

        • 18-2’s Bronze Medal (USA Junior Nationals, 18-American)

      • 2009/2010

        • 18-1’s Bronze Medal (USA Junior Nationals, 18-Open)

  • Sports Shack (2012-2014)

    • 16-1’s head coach

Playing Experience

Outside/Right Side Hitter

  • 2008/2009 – Boldkluben Marienlyst, Denmark – Outside Hitter

    • Gold Medal – Danish National Champions

    • Gold Medal – Pokal Tournament Champions

    • Gold Medal – Nordic Cup Regional Champions

  • 2004-2006 – UC San Diego – Outside Hitter

    • Coach’s Award 2006

  • 2001-2003 – Irvine Valley College – Outside Hitter

    • Two-time All-Conference

    • Team MVP 2003

    • Billy Idler Scholarship Recipient 2003

  • 1999-2001 – Mater Dei High School – Outside Hitter

    • Two-time CIF Finalist (2000, 2001)

    • 1st Team All CIF Southern Section (2001)

    • 1st Team All State (2001)

    • Orange County All-Star Game MVP (2001)


Not many people have the privilege to say they have had a coach their entire volleyball career. I met Dazé when I was ten years old and he coached my older sister in club. Later he became one of my club coaches. His positive attitude and passion for the game pushed all of us to win a bronze medal in 2008 junior nationals. That was when I got offered a scholarship to play college volleyball. He worked with me that entire year to get my game to the next level, always fixing the small stuff and mentoring me. He always talked strategy and provided on and off court advice about being the best player I could be. When I went to College at Concordia University, Dazé became one of my assistant coaches.  Being our strength and conditioning coach and working with all the attackers I was constantly able to learn from him.  I will always remember how much FUN it was to play for Dazé. He was able to coach us at the higher level, drive us to become better athletes, and still keep the passion for the game alive. He truly loves volleyball and is one of my biggest mentors and friends to this day. My accomplishments would have never been met without his hard work and dedication as a coach.  He will be around the game coaching athletes until he’s old and gray, and I cant wait to see his future accomplishments as a coach.


Brooke Marino, Concordia University, Irvine

2012 NAIA National Player of the Year

2012 NAIA National Champion

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