Ani Michalski

Ani Michalski


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Ani Michalski



12 Westside

sunshine years

11 years and counting!

Personal wins

  • Four-sport varsity athlete at Marymount High School
  • 2011-2013 PeeWees coach
  • 2013-2016 12-Westside assistant coach – All Junior National Qualifying teams
  • 2020-2021 12 Westside assistant coach – Volleyball Festival Champions

Team Wins

Volleyball Festival Championship

Coaching Philosophy

Little things make big things happen.


About Ani

Ani has been a part of Sunshine VBC since its inception as a member of some of the first Sunshine teams (before any of our current players were born!) Also works at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic Surgery Center as a nurse in the recovery room.

Ani Michalski was on one of the first Sunshine Volleyball Club teams in 1998 and played through 2006. She was a four-sport varsity athlete at Marymount High School, playing volleyball for Cari Klein. She continued her studies at UCLA and graduated with a BS in Nursing in 2012. She attended Cal State – Long Beach (2015-2017) and received her MS in Nursing.

In 2011 she continued her connection with the Sunshine Volleyball Club but this time in the role of coach. From 2013-2016 each of her teams qualified for the Junior National Championships. Her team in 2021 won the Volleyball Festival Championship.


Ani’s coaching philosophy goes directly to being a lifelong Bruin and student of sport; she looked up to the late, great john Wooden and his theory that little things make big things happen. She believes that it is her responsibility as a coach to be a positive role model both on and off the court.

She loves watching her players grow and develop as athletes. She takes pride in coaching them at such a young age and cementing solid fundamentals.

Ani has been a nurse for 10 years, its how she met her husband. They have a new baby, Matthew, born in October; he is a regular at practices. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her Maltese, Bella, and following UCLA athletics.

“If you persevere long enough, if you do the right things
long enough,
the right things will happen.


“Without goals, training has no direction.”
– Natalie Coughlin

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