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Head Coach 18 Black 

Head Coach 15 Black


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

Actyve Volleyball Club

  • 2023/2024 - 18 Black Head Coach & 15 Black Head Coach

  • 2022/2023 - 18 Black Head Coach & 14 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

    • 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

    • CIF-SS Division VI 2nd Place​

  • 2017-Varsity Head Coach/Program Director

    • CIF-SS Division VII Champions​

  • 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

Playing Experience


Link to Lainey Gera - UCLA Official Athletic Site


  • 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



  • 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


"Our two daughters joined Actyve in 2021 and have had an exceptional experience at the club.  Lainey coached our older daughter for her u14 season and the growth we saw in virtually every aspect of her game under Lainey’s leadership was remarkable.  From her setting, passing and hitting technique, to her court awareness, volleyball IQ and her presence on the court, Lainey helped her to improve in every way. 

Most importantly, over the course of the season, Lainey continuously fed our daughter’s love the for the sport of volleyball by creating a positive coaching environment where the expectations are high but never beyond a player’s capabilities. Our daughter developed a deep admiration, respect and love for Lainey and her teammates.  She sees all of them as a part of her family, and we are so grateful to Lainey for the positive impact she has had on our daughter’s club experience.

Every player at Actyve, whether they are coached directly by Lainey or not, gets the benefit of the culture she has built as the Director of the club. The sense of family that exists between coaches, players and parents is authentic and genuine and we look forward to our daughters continuing to thrive at Actyve."  - Actyve Parent



"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

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