Coaches & Staff

Sophia Ahumada

  • Position: Coach

With BCVC Since: 2013

  • 4 years as Varsity Libero at Cal State Dominguez Hills, student athlete graduate with major in Kinesiology
  • Played 3 years Varsity Volleyball at Narbonne High School, Team Captain senior year
  • 2 years coach, Cal State University Dominguez Hills
  • Varsity Head Coach of Boys and Girls teams at Narbonne High School since 2000
  • A smiling ball of fire!

Contact Sophia: [email protected]


Desiree Hernandez

  • Position: Coach

With BCVC Since: 2014

  • Played for BCVC for 2 seasons.
  • Played at Junipero Serra High School.
  • Coached at Cuyamaca College in San Diego for one season
  • Coached at St. Joseph’s Catholic School both boys and girls for 4 seasons
  • Coached at North Torrance High School both boys and girls for 3 seasons
  • Coached at St. Mary’s Academy for 2 seasons

Contact Desiree: [email protected]

Martha Baillif

  • Position: Coach

With BCVC Since: 2015

  • Played at Banning High School
  • Assistant at Long Beach City College
  • Coached at: Los Angeles Adventist academy

Contact Martha: [email protected]

Tiana Wightman

  • Position: Coach

With BCVC Since: 2017

  • Played at Pacific Lutheran Highschool; Won MVP for her league
  • JV Coach at Peninsula high school for girls and boys

Contact Tiana: [email protected]

Sarah Borqeuz

  • Position: Coach
With BCVC Since:  2017
  • Started playing volleyball in the 6th grade and was quickly positioned as a setter.
  • Selected for High Desert League 1st team 2004 as a junior.
  • Selected for High Desert League MVP and the all academic team in 2005, my senior year.
  • As a player/captain helped lead my team to 2 undefeated seasons & CIF playoffs all 3 seasons I played on the Varsity team.
  • Defensive specialist/Libero at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita 2006-2008.
  • Head coach at Rolling Hills Prep 2019 season and led team to playoffs.
  • Currently the head coach of Frosh/Soph team at PVHS.

Contact Sarah: [email protected]

Paddy Pan

  • Position: Coach

With BCVC Since: 2018

  • I played for the South China University of Technology (SCUT) from 2006 to 2010. I played on the Shandong province professional team (2005 – 2010). I was the Team Captain from 2008 to 2010. Played as a middle-hitter for China Junior National team in (2007 – 2008).
  • I received the Outstanding Player from China University Super League,
  • MVP from China University Volleyball League
  • Junior National Men Volleyball League:
    • 1st place (2006, 2008, 2009)
    • 3rd place (2005, 2007)
  • Junior National Men’s Championship:
    • 1st place (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009)
    • 2nd place (2007)
  • Master of Sports Certificate from China General Administration of Sport in 2010.
  • I coached the boys and girls team in Qingdao (2011 – 2013),
  • Club Heights Volleyball girls 14, and girls 15 (2014 – 2015)
  • Oakwood HS boys team and girl team (2015 – 2017),
  • Glendale College (2018)
  • BCVC boys 17 (2019)
  • West Torrance HS boys JV team (2019)
  • LA Harbor College (2021)

Contact Paddy: [email protected]


Kristien Tanuvasa

  • Position: Coach

With BCVC Since: 2019

  • Played at Narbonne Highschool; MVP for League, 1st Team All City, 2nd Team Daily Breeze
  • JV Girls Head Coach for Banning Highschool
  • Varsity Boys Head Coach for Banning Highschool
  • Her Players Have Gone on to play at:
    • One player Navy Academy (All 4 years playing)
    • One player Utah Uts
    • One Player Louisiana Tech

Amanda Nilsson

  • Position: Coach
With BCVC Since: 2021
  • Setter for Torrance High school in Torrance CA (2006), 1st team all league Jr/Sr
  • Libero at UC Riverside (2010)
  • Coached club for 12 years, middle school, and high school freshmen (Torrance High) and high school varsity (St. Bernard’s)
  • Coached gold medal squared camps in the summer for 12 years.
  • Taught elementary school for the past 9 years, and now excited to be a full time mommy to daughter Zoey.
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