Daryl Kapis is the Owner and CEO of Aloha Beach Volleyball Club. and has been coaching the sport of volleyball since 1993. Daryl earned his bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University and a Master's degree from Saint Mary's of Moraga, in the Kinesiology field.
Daryl is a 20 year collegiate coach serving at the Division I, II and Junior College levels.
At the Division I level Daryl training grounds were as the assistant coach at UCLA, San Jose State, and most recently at the University of San Francisco where he was the lead assistant and head recruiting coordinator.
Currently Daryl is the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach for both the beach team and indoor team at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, California.
At the beach level Cardinal Newman took 5th place in the 2022 Nor. Cal Championships and tied for 9th in 2023
Daryl was the Head Indoor Volleyball Coach at Division II Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii from 2006-2016. During his tenure at HPU he started up the collegiate sand program and was also the Assistant Athletic Director.
At Hawaii Pacific University his top indoor team in 2010 finished with an overall record of 18-6, and finished with a 12-4 conference record. Coach Daryl Kapis is second in Hawaii Pacific University school history with over 100+ wins.
At Hawaii Pacific University Kapis' highlights include coaching two All-Americans at the middle and libero position along with his team setting the defensive record per set for Division II with 20.33 digs per set in 2012.
Before he packed his bags and moved to Hawaii he was the Head Volleyball Coach at San Jose City College (2003-2006). He led his team to its first and only State Championship tournament appearance in 2005. His team set a school winning record of 25-6 and finished 5th in the state of California.
From 1999-2019 Daryl worked at all levels of the USA Youth and Junior National pipeline programs. His highpoint was being asked to be an apprentice coach with the Youth National Team. and training with the team in Lake Placid, NY as they prepared for the World Championships. Most recently he was the Associate Head Coach for the A2 programs at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Daryl has an impressive record of success in club volleyball as both an administrator and a coach. He had locally worked with Vision Volleyball Club, City Beach, Yahoo, and Golden Bear where all of his teams made Junior Nationals, and five of them qualifying at the Open Division level. In 2002 he took his Club Yahoo! 17's team to a 5th place finish in the Open Division of Junior Nationals. In Hawaii he was affiliated with Jammers Volleyball Club and with the Junior Jammers clinics for young aspiring players.
As a high school coach Daryl coached at Nationally Ranked Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California from 1997-1999 years and assisted in taking the team to the Division I State Championships, along with two strong runs into the Northern California State playoffs. He was the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at his alma mater at Aptos High School taking them to a shared Santa Cruz Athletic League title, and a run into the CCS playoffs in 2002.
Daryl is a certified power lifting Instructor with USA Weightlifting. Daryl was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Archbishop Mitty High School from 1997-2000 and from 2002-2005. Prior to Archbishop Mitty he interned at Stanford University where he assisted with the strength and conditioning of the Men's and Women's Volleyball programs. Daryl has also had two articles published in Performance Conditioning for Volleyball.
Daryl is married to his wife Elisabeth of 15 years, and has three sons William (15), Brendan (11), and Hunter (8).
Coach Karimah Hay joins the staff for Aloha Beach Volleyball Club with an impressive resume in the summer of 2020. She is a local resident of Sonoma County and is a graduate of Rancho Cotate High School. To say she was destined for greatness is an understatement as she made the varsity program for all four years of high school, and was named Most Valuable Player along with First Team All-League her Junior and Senior Years.
After graduation from High School Karimah attended Santa Rosa Junior College. While a Student-Athlete Karimah continued with her success on the court garnering First Team All-Conference awards and leading her team to two CCCAA State Championships. Karimah was also recognized for her talents where she earned a CCCAA All-Tournament Team selection in her second season for the Bear Cubs.
Moving on from Sonoma County Coach Karimah earned a scholarship to play for Webber International University in Florida where she completed her education and earned her bachelors degree in corporate communications. At the University level, Karimah competed in beach and indoor volleyball where she was named player of the week along with being named First Team All-Conference.
Locally Coach Karimah coached club for Aftershock Volleyball Club as the Head Coach of the 15-2 team in 2020.
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Elsa Stegemann Binder grew up in Santa Cruz, Ca. Her roots and love of the beach volleyball game started as a little girl on the shore watching her Dad surf. Honing her skill in the indoor game she graduated from Harbor High School in 1995 with a State Championship, Junior Olympic Championship (Team Mizuno), High School and Junior Olympic 1st Team All America, and full scholarship to the University of the Pacific.
Elsa graduated from Pacific where she completed her B.S. in Business Administration in 2000. In 1997, 4 days after coming back from a USA volleyball tour, Elsa tore her ACL in Nebraska. After coming back from a red shirt year and a potential career ending injury, Elsa played in her two most successful years at Pacific. As well as being a two time - 1st team All America (1998/1999) and part of the 1999 Final Four team. Elsa still holds the record of 46 kills in an NCAA match (Michigan).
Playing for the US Volleyball program since 1993, Elsa was part of the Olympic Team Development program at the Colorado Springs and Lake Placid training centers. Making the teams for the 1994 Junior NORCECA tournament in Durango, Mexico, 1995 Olympic Fest tournament in Boulder, Colorado, 1997/1999 Canadian Invitational in Winnipeg, Canada, and the 1997 World University Games in Sicily, Italy.
After graduation from UOP, she played indoor professional volleyball both domestically in Chicago for the USPV and internationally in Spain. In 2001, she was the Graduate Assistant Volleyball Coach at Sonoma State while earning her teaching credentials (Social Studies and Business) in 2003.
Elsa taught at El Molino High School from 2002-2005, where she taught Social Studies and was the Head Coach of the Varsity Volleyball Team. These teams won League, NCS, and made an appearance in the Nor Cal semi final match. The individual players on the El Molino teams earned many Division I and II scholarships. In 2005-2007, Elsa came out of retirement to return to the outdoor game, back to her roots of volleyball. Playing in the AVP, grass, and sand circuits.
She is currently in her 8th year of teaching Social Studies at Cardinal Newman High School. From 2016-2021 she served as the CNHS Varsity Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach. She currently lives in Sonoma County with her husband, Todd and daughters, Dakota and Summer.
Coach Sam Khoury just joined the staff in April of 2023. She grew up playing indoor volleyball for the club HBC based in Huntington Beach where she was raised. She started playing beach in 5th grade and continued to play it competitively until her junior year of high school, when she quit to focus on school and internships, after playing for 2 years on varsity.
She began coaching beach and indoor volleyball for Beach Elite as a freshman in high school and worked for them until the beginning of her senior year. Currently, she is a freshman at Sonoma State University where she will be getting her degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science, she hopes to eventually be a professional Athletic Trainer. She will be helping out mainly with the Intro to sand program!
Tommy joins the staff of Aloha Beach Volleyball Club in the fall of 2023. He grew up in Roseville, CA where he began playing volleyball at the age of 12. He graduated from Oakmont High School where he was all-league in leading the team to back to back league titles his junior and senior years.
Tommy attended Sonoma State University where he played for their nationally ranked men’s club team. While there, the team never dropped out of the top 10 of the NCVF Division 2 rankings. Additionally, the team earned 2 silver medals at nationals in 3 years. While playing at SSU, the opportunity to begin coaching presented itself, and Tommy has since fallen in love with coaching and teaching the game.
He has been coaching the Cardinal Newman JV team for the past 10 years, posting a winning record in league and overall in each season. He now works alongside Coach Daryl Kapis with the Cardinal Newman Beach Team in addition to indoor.
In addition to high school ball, Tommy has also coached 8 years of indoor club, including 6 years at Empire Volleyball Club. At the club level, Tommy has coached all the age groups from 12s-18s. With the Empire 18-1’s team in 2022, Tommy led a charge to a 2nd place finish in the 18’s division in the WCVBA Power League. This team also placed top 5 in 4 other tournaments throughout the season.
In 2016, Tommy began assisting the SSU men’s club team, where he assisted for 2 seasons. During those years, the team finished 5th and 9th in the nation.
In the fall of 2021, Tommy began assistant coaching at Santa Rosa Junior College under Ally Sather. In each season, the team has posted a better record. In 2023, the team qualified for Norcal playoffs, earning a 10 seed after finishing 4th in the ultra competitive Big 8 Conference.
While coaching, Tommy does not get too much of a chance to play, but still competes in grass tournaments occasionally. Tommy looks forward to continuing the growth of the beach game in Sonoma County.
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