SurfSide Volleyball

Ashley Clark

- 18 Gold Head Coach

Ashley Clark's Experience

Ashley Clark joins Surfside this year with 20 years of comprehensive volleyball playing and coaching experience. A fun fact about Ashley is that Surfside was the first volleyball clinic she ever attended!  After spending a year at Mira Costa High School, her family moved to Bakersfield, CA where she transferred to Centennial High School and won the Valley Championship her Sophomore year.  She chose to attend CSU Dominguez Hills where she competed as a NCAA Division II volleyball player and track athlete, while earning her BA in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Mathematics.  She also holds a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine.  As a coach, Ashley believes in providing her athletes with transparent communication in a safe, inclusive, and positive learning environment that creates opportunities to learn and grow in the sport and in life.  In addition to coaching, Ashley is a Senior Manager and Producer for Be Better Life and Be Better Media.

Coaching Experience:

  • Private Lesson and Small Group Coaching at CPA Facility (2020-Present)
                           — Coach athletes of all ages, skills, and levels to learn mindfulness, skill development, situational understanding, and leadership.
  • Club Volleyball Coaching Experience (2006-2007, 2011-Present)
                           –3rd Place Liberty Division Far Western Qualifier 2023 with Girls 15s
                           –Silver Medal at 2019 AAU Volleyball Festival with Girls 14s
                           –Gold Medal at 2015 AAU Volleyball Championships with Girls 15s
                           –Bronze Medal at 2015 Boys Junior Nationals with Boys 13s
                           –Gold Medal at 2018 Drake University Tournament with Girls 18s
                           –Gold Medal at 2017 Kansas City Silver Heart Tournament with Girls 18s
                           –Gold Medal at 2017 Drake University Tournament with Girls 18s
                           –Bronze Medal at Junior Olympics in 2007 with Girls 14s
  • Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Ellsworth Community College (05/2015 – 01/2018)

— One player named to All Region XI-A All Tournament Team

— One player named to the 2nd Team All-Region XI-A

— Three players received All-Conference Honorable Mention in two years

— Ten players named to the First Team Academic All Region Team in two years

— Three players named to the Second Team Academic All Region Team in two years

  • Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Los Angeles Harbor College (06/2013 – 06/2015)

–Two players earned Second Team All-Conference honors

  • Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at Frederick K.C. Price High School (03/2012 – 05/2014)

–Lead the team to their first ever Harbor League Co-Championship in Fall 2012

–Lead team to second round CIF Southern Section Playoffs in Fall 2012 and 2013

  • Head Varsity Volleyball Coach, Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy (08/2011 – 01/2012)


Honors and Affiliations:

  • AVP Academy Director (2018-2020)
  • Volunteer Canadian National Beach Volleyball Team of Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes and USA National Beach Volleyball Team of Kelly Larsen and Emily Stockman (2018-2019)
  • Volunteer Coach for CSUDH Volleyball (2018-2019)
  • Volunteered as Co-Volleyball Chair for the 2013 LA Watts Summer Games (2013)
  • LA Watts Summer Games Sportsmanship Award (2012)
  • Toro Sports Network, internet TV, Volleyball Game Analyst at CSUDH (2011-2013)
  • CSUDH Dr. Hal Charnofsky Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipient (05/2011)
  • CSUDH Dr. Richard Butwell Award recipient (05/2011)
  • CSUDH Presidential Outstanding Student Award recipient (05/2011)
  • CCAA All Conference Academic Team (4 years)
  • President of Student Athlete Advisory Committee at CSUDH- SAAC (3 years)
  • Volunteered at Digs for Kids (3 years)
  • Alcohol Awareness Coordinating Team AACT (2008-2009)
  • Presidential Scholarship Award (4 years)