Brian Solano

Brian Solano

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SUNSHINE

Brian Solano

Brian Solano

Brian Solano

Coach

Educational Background

  • Graduated from Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences (Granada Hills, CA)
  • Graduated cum laude from UCLA in 2022 with a BS in Physiological Sciences and a minor in Public Health

Playing Experience

  • Played volleyball at Granada Hills High School.
  • Played on UCLA’s varsity team by John Hawks but was unable to follow through on the opportunity
  • Played for UCLA’s volleyball club until COVID halted all play

Coaching Experience

  • Coached for his high school alma mater as well as the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studie
  • Coached at Geffen Academy (UCLA) for the girls’ and boys’ varsity teams
  • 2022 was also his first-year coaching for the Sunshine Volleyball Club

Coaching Philosophy

Bryan’s coaching philosophy is based on paying it forward, or the importance of passing on your experience, knowledge and outlook of volleyball to younger, less experienced players who are eager to learn and improve. He loves getting to know new people and being able to strengthen the love of volleyball in players and their parents.

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About Brian

A native of El Salvador, Bryan Solano graduated from Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences (Granada Hills, CA); he was on the school’s first men’s volleyball varsity team. He was invited to play on UCLA’s varsity team by John Hawks but was unable to follow through on the opportunity. However, he played for UCLA’s volleyball club until COVID halted all play.

Bryan graduated cum laude from UCLA in 2022 with a BS in Physiological Sciences and a minor in Public Health. Since college he has continued to play, competing in local leagues and tournaments. He coached for his high school alma mater as well as the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studie. Since 2022 he has been coaching at Geffen Academy (UCLA) for the girls’ and boys’ varsity teams. 2022 was also his first-year coaching for the Sunshine Volleyball Club.

Bryan’s coaching philosophy is based on paying it forward, or the importance of passing on your experience, knowledge and outlook of volleyball to younger, less experienced players who are eager to learn and improve. He loves getting to know new people and being able to strengthen the love of volleyball in players and their parents.

Bryan is married and has five four-legged babies (two ferrets, two geckos, and an axolotl). He loves gaming and all types of sports, both recreationally and competitively.

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