Coaches

The People of NOMAR

Led by club director Tim Hawkins, our coaches, assistant coaches, student coaches and volunteers all share a talent, love and passion for the game of volleyball. These are traits that we demonstrate and teach to each and every player in our program. Our staff consists of experienced high school coaches, current and former collegiate players, club coaches, current high school players and athletes that love to share their knowledge of the game. Every coach is charged with and embraces the responsibility of player development and improvement!

Timothy Hawkins: Club Director

Tim is the founder and director of the NOMAR Volleyball Club. Tim brings decades of coaching experience guiding our Club. He was the Varsity coach/program director at San Marin (2002-2006) and after taking a year off came back to coach the Freshman program (2008-2013), and was recently the Varsity coach at Terra Linda.  Tim’s extensive coaching career also includes over 15 years of club VB head coaching experience, multiple clinics and skill specific private lesson training. Tim is IMPACT and SafeSport certified through USA Volleyball.
Tim began the NVC to fill a volleyball club void in Northern Marin in 2002.  Since it’s inception, NOMAR has steadily garnered a reputation of having excellent player skill development, high quality coaches, parents and players and providing a positive and fun learning environment for its members.  Tim couldn’t be prouder!
When not coaching volleyball (or playing sand), Tim can be found at his “day job” training clients at the Rolling Hills Club in Novato, running “soldiers” around the hills of Miwok Park at his boot camp, or on any golf course around.  He and wife Bethany are SoCal transplants who have lived in Novato for 20 years.
Tim will lead coach development and player conditioning/skills for the 2019 season!


Mike Mann:  Assistant Club Director and Head Coach

Mike is the Varsity Head Coach and program director at San Marin and enters his fourth year as a head coach with NOMAR. Mike’s volleyball career started at age 8, tagging along to older sister (and NOMAR Coach Alumni) Katy’s practices and games.  Mike played 4 years at San Marin, 2 with NOMAR Director Tim as an assistant coach, receiving 2 MVP and 2 All-MCAL Team honors.  He also played boys’ club with the I DIG VBC in the East Bay.  Mike has been a regular with NOMAR from year one as a practice player, assistant coach, and “guest coach” during college breaks, in addition to coaching the JV team at Crescent Valley HS in Corvallis, Oregon.  Mike has coached at the 12, 14, 16, and 18 Club levels, most recently with the 14 Power (Far Westerns American Division Bronze Champions!) and 18 Premier (League Top 20 Finisher!) teams. Mike is IMPACT and SafeSport certified through USA Volleyball, and is a National Federation of High School (NFHS) Certified Interscholastic Coach.

Mike’s holistic coaching approach centers on the “whole person, whole player, whole team” philosophy to develop the skills and mindset for fun, competitive volleyball.  He hopes that every girl learns the game and learns to love the game just like him. Mike earned a B.A. in Political Science and an M.S. in Educational Administration, and works at UC Berkeley.
Mike will Head Coach 18 Navy and 15 Navy in the 2019 season.

Katy Mann McKnight: Head Coach

Tim recruited Katy to coach and help develop the club after she graduated college and returned to her Marin roots.  During her 10+ years with NOMAR, Katy has spent seasons coaching each age level  in NOMAR.  Katy also has coached at Our Lady of Loretto  CYO, San Marin, Piner High School, and  Piner-Olivet in Sonoma County.  Katy played club and high school volleyball at San Marin, and continued to play on a club team in college.  She enjoys promoting volleyball to girls at a young age, and takes pride in developing the U12 & U13 programs for NOMAR. Katy is IMPACT and SafeSport certified through USA Volleyball. Katy lives in San Francisco and works for the SF-Marin Food Bank.
Katy will return to NOMAR to Head Coach the 12 Navy team in the 2019 Season.

Jordan Falk: Head Coach

Jordan is a student at Sonoma State and part of the National Champion SSU Club team, and enters her second season coaching with NOMAR.  Jordan was a stand-out Outside Hitter, in club and high school, receiving numerous individual and team accolades including MVP and All-League honors and a club team bid to Junior Nationals.
Jordan will Head Coach 16 Navy in the 2019 season.

Kim Gallagher: Head Coach

Kim is a Marin native having played volleyball and graduating from UC Santa Cruz. Kim has been a presence in Marin coaching Frosh at Tam, Junior Varsity at San Rafael, and most recently Frosh at San Marin. Kim went to UC Santa Cruz and is currently a physical therapist aide with aspirations to apply to PT school. Kim enjoys focusing on general body mechanics as girls and young women mature, and teaching the fundamentals of the sport.
Kim will Head Coach the 14 Navy team in the 2019 season.

Brittany Herman: Head Coach

NOMAR is excited to welcome NOMAR alum Brittany Herman back to the club.  Brittany was a player and assistant coach before leaving for college, and now that she’s back she’s excited to return to coaching with the club.
Brittany will Head Coach the 13 Navy team in the 2019 season.

Lexi Phan: Head Coach

Lexi is a student at Sonoma State University majoring in Kinesiology. Lexi’s volleyball experience includes: 4 years on varsity at Pleasant Grove HS in the Sacramento area, which made it to the high school D1 state playoffs; junior club with Force Elk Grove (Force Performance), Delta Valley, and Sac Performance, including earning a bid to Junior Nationals; and 2 years with SSU’s collegiate club team. Lexi’s focus and skills excel in defense and setting.
Lexi will Head Coach one team in the 2019 season.

Keely Randall: Junior Coach

Keely is a student at Marin Catholic High School and a passionate volleyball player. She started out playing club volleyball with NOMAR VBC in fifth grade through 8th grade and then played at Absolute Volleyball Club for her freshman and sophomore club seasons. In addition to club volleyball, Keely played on JV volleyball for Marin Catholic for both the freshman and sophomore seasons. As a sophomore team captain for Marin Catholic, she received MVP and the Coaches Award from her teammates and coaches. Keely has coached multiple CYO teams and has a hope that every girl learns to love the sport of volleyball and play to the fullest of their ability. Keely is back, returning to her roots at NOMAR with Tim Hawkins and so happy to be back!
Keely will Assistant Coach 15 Navy in the 2019 season.

Hannah White: Junior Coach

Hannah is a student at San Marin High School, where she has been on Varsity for two years helping her team earn MCAL and North Coast section playoff bids, as well as winning the 2017 Northern California Regional Championship.  Hannah has been playing for NOMAR for 4 years, and is excited to work with younger girls new to the sport!
Hannah will Assistant Coach 13 Navy in the 2019 season.

Cami Evans: Junior Coach

Cami Evans has been playing volleyball for 9 years now and spent 4 of those years playing for Nomar Volleyball Club. Since her freshman year, she played for Terra Linda High School’s Varsity Volleyball Team. She is an accomplished student who wishes to attend a four year university to study biochemistry and continue playing volleyball at the intramural level.
Cami will Assistant Coach 12 Navy in the 2019 season.

 

 

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