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Program Head & Varsity Head Coach: Chris Forrest


About Coach Chris:


Currently serving 20th year of coaching high school volleyball

2000-2002: Santa Monica HS – Frosh/Soph Head Coach – Boys’ Volleyball

2003-2006: Venice HS – Junior Varsity Head Coach/Varsity Assistant – Boys’ and Girls’
2006 – 2012: Palisades Charter HS – Varsity Boys’/Girls’ Head Coach
2006 – 2012: Pacific Palisades Volleyball Club, Head Coach – Boys’ and Girls’
2010 – 2012: USA Volleyball High Performance Court Coach – Boys’
2012 – 2013: Westlake VBC, Boys’ Club Director, Head Coach
2012 – 2018: Oaks Christian HS, Boys’ Varsity Head Coach (Girls’ VAR Asst. ’12-’17)
2013 – 2015: Spectrum Volleyball Club, Head Boys’ & Girls Coach
2014 – 2016: Rise Volleyball Club, Boys’ Head Coach 14’s
2017 - present: NPHS, Girls’ Varsity Head Coach


 2008 - California State - Rookie Coach of The Year (CA Coaches Association) 

 6 - CIF State Playoff Appearances
2-Time - CIF State Playoff Semi-Finalist

9 - CIF Finals Appearances (8 in LA City, 1 CIF-SS)

6-Time - CIF Champion (CIF LA City)

6-Time - CIF Coach of The Year (CIF LA City)

2-Time - Palisadian Post - Coach of The Year

2013 CIF – SS - Tri-Valley League - Coach of The Year

2013 Boys’ 1st Team All American, AVCA (Jennings Franciskovic – OC Boys VB)
2017 Boys’ 1st Team All American, NCAA (Jennings Franciskovic – U of H)

2017 CIF - SS - Marmonte League Coach of The Year (Girls, NPHS)

40 + Boys’/Girls’ Div I-III Collegiate Athletes 

Junior Varsity Head Coach: George Hees

About Coach George:

Newbury Park High School is very excited to have our new Head JV Coach George Hees as a part of the girls program this year!  George made his move to come to us from Oaks Christian School where as Head Varsity Coach he created a rich history of developing a solid program with excellent sportsmanship that had a byproduct of winning.  George is an alumni of Westlake High School where he played 3 years on the varsity squad.  He then went on to play college volleyball at the prestigious Westmont College in Santa Barbara.  George is happily married to his wife, Tara, and is a proud father of his 4 children, Reilly, George Jr., Molly and Cait.  George has been a teacher for the Las Virgenes School district since 2001.  Below is a running copy of George’s coaching history and accolades. Welcome George!!

Coaching History

Oaks Christian Girls Volleyball 

     Girls JV, 2001-2002

     Girls Varsity, 2003-2018

     Girls Varsity Beach, 2013-2019

Oaks Christian Boys Volleyball

     Boys Varsity, 2004-2012

Reef Club Volleyball

     14-2’s Head Coach, 2018-2019

     13-2’s Head Coach, 2017-2018

Coaching Accolades

4 time CIF Champion, 2004-2008 (Southern Section)

1 time CIF Runner Up, 2013

1 CIF State Playoff Appearance

2013 NCSAA National Coach of the Year

3 time CIF Coach of the Year (Southern Section)

3 time Tri Valley League Coach of the Year

2 time Marmonte League Coach of the Year

15 + League Championships

30 + Boys/Girls Div I-III Collegiate Athletes


Freshmen Sophomore Head Coach: BURDEAN OLIVERSON


About Coach BURDEAN:

Coaching History

  • Newbury Park High School Girls Volunteer
    • Fall 2018
    • Fall 2017
  • Sports Academy Volleyball Club
    • Girls Indoor 12U 2018/19
    • Girls Beach 16U 2017/18
  • Oaks Volleyball Club
    • Boys 14U 2017/18
    • Boys 14U 2016/17
  • Ascension Lutheran Volleyball
    • Varsity Girls 2015/16
    • Coed 2015/16/18
    • JV Girls 2014
  • Oaks Girls/Boys Beach Volleyball Club 2017
  • Spectrum Boys Volleyball Club - Fall 2016
  • BzVB Beach Volleyball Club - Summer 2016
  • Oak Park High School Boys JV - Spring 2016
  • Royal High School Boys Frosh– Winter 2014
  • Royal High School Boys Frosh– Winter 2013
  • Thousand Oaks USYVL Coed 11’s 2014
  • Thousand Oaks USYVL Coed 9’s 2013
  • Newbury Park USYVL Coed 8’s 2012
  • Belgrade MT High School Girls Varsity Head Coach – Fall 2002
  • Brigham Young University Men’s Volleyball Club Player/Coach – 1998/1999

Player History

  • Current AA Rated CBVA Beach Volleyball
  • 2002 US Open Nationals Selected By GEVA Region Middle Blocker
  • 1999 – 2002 Middle Blocker Utah Valley University
    •  2002 3rd Place Finish NIRSA DI
    •  2001 National Champion NIRSA DI
    •  2000 2nd Place Finish NIRSA DI
  •  1997-1999 Middle Blocker Brigham Young University
    •  1999 9th Place Finish NIRSA DII
    •  1999 2nd Team All American Selection
  •  1990 Started playing beach(rock) volleyball in Montana


  •  Married to Jeanette Oliverson in 2001
  •  Kids – Madelyn 15, Logan 13 and Chantel 10
  • Born in Whitehall MT
  • Presently living in Newbury Park CA
  • IT Consultant For Retailer Based In Dallas TX

Meet Our Assistant Coaches


Varsity 1st Assistant, Greg Harasymowycz

 Greg Harasymowycz joined the NPHS coaching staff in the summer of 2017. He brings with him extensive coaching experience in both Men's and Women's NCAA division I volleyball. Coach Greg has been a part of multiple club volleyball programs in southern California, along with coaching several summer skills camps, clinics and individual practices. Overall, his coaching experience spans 16+ years. 


Born and raised in Ventura County, Coach Danielle is a former NPHS alumni. She played multiple front row positions on the varsity team all four years. She went on to play college volleyball at Stephens college out in Columbia, Missouri where she was named team captain her last two years there. In 2018, she was ranked 12th in NAIA division 1 for kills per set, at 4.18 kills per game. Coach Danielle led the team with kills ending her college career at a total of 1,147.5 kills. She graduated from Stephens College with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication Design and a minor in Event Planning while coaching two years with a local club over there. She is eagerly looking forward to giving back to our NP team and community this coming season!!


Assistant Coach, AJ MacArthur

Assistant Coach AJ is an alumnus of NPHS, notably receiving the Coach's Award 4 years in a row for outstanding character on and off the court and is appropriately nick named "Coach's Award" because of it.  He played for Reef VBC Spectrum VBC, mainly as opposite.  While at Spectrum, his team found success at the National Championships. [Bronze 2010, Gold 2011]

Coach AJ is in his seventh year coaching.  After 6 seasons with the Boys program, assisting Jorge Ostrovosky claim 3 Marmonte league champs [2014, 2015, 2019], he led his frosh/soph team to an undefeated league champ performance [2016].  This is AJ's third year as a coach for the girl's volleyball program.  Last year, in the Spring of 2018, AJ proudly took the head coaching position of the NPHS girl's sand volleyball team.  With his love of volleyball and knowledge of the fundamentals, AJ looks forward to a season full of fun, improvements, and growth both on and off the court.




Born and raised in Orange County, CA.  Played VB for Esperanza HS, 3 yrs Varsity, 1st Team League, All-CIF, League MVP 93', Played Club for Balboa Bay Club 2nd place in Boys Open 18s, VB Magazine Fab 50, 93' Reebok All-Star Team, Scholarship to BYU Team,    Scholarship to BYU, 99' NCAA Champions, BYU records: Most Digs in a Match (28), Most Digs in a Season (318), All Time Leading Career Digs (633), All League, Played 2 years of Olympic Festival, Coached 18 Girls club in Utah, Lone Peak High School Varsity Assistant Coach leading team to State  Championship in 2008.  16 1's Girls Indoor Coach & 18's Girls Beach Club Coach at Sports Academy, Volunteer Coach Newbury Park High School.