SurfSide Volleyball

Tommy Chaffins

- 15 MB Legends Head Coach
Tommy Chaffins

Tommy Chaffins's Experience

Tommy was born and raised in the South Bay. He is a graduate of Redondo Union High School and Loyola Marymount University. His future aspirations had their start when at 15 years old he read John Wooden’s They Call Me Coach. He immediately knew he would be a teacher and coach. Tommy currently is the Volleyball Head Coach at Redondo Union High School and also teaches Government. He is known for his positive coaching style along with upbeat volleyball practices, Tommy Chaffins brings over 20 years coaching experience to the court. Tommy is the all time winningest coach in the South Bay with a combined varsity win total of now over 764 wins. His girls won the 2014 and 2015 California State title in the highest division. Tommy is looking forward to his fourth year coaching at Surfside!

  • 1990-1999 “AA” or “AAA” CBVA rating
  • 1991 & 1992 “Most Inspirational” Player Men’s El Camino College
  • 1993 El Camino College Men’s Assistant Coach
  • Redondo Union Boys Volleyball Head Coach 1995-2007 (CIF Finalists 1999, 2006)
  • 1998 South Coast Boys Volleyball Head Coach bronze medal Berkley Tournament
  • 2000-2019 SCVC boys and girls coach
  • 2001-Present RUHS Girls Head Coach (CIF Div I Champions 2006, 2014 2019, CIF Div I State Champion 2014 & 2015)
  • 2003 17 Open USAV Boys Gold Medal
  • 2005 Named “Top 100 graduates” from Redondo Union High Centennial Celebration (2nd youngest)
  • 2012 Southern California Volleyball Report Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Prep Volleyball High School Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Max Preps CA High School Coach of the Year 2015
  • 2022 American Volleyball Association Coach of Year Region 9
  • 2023 USAJN’s 15’s Boys Club Silver Medal
  • 11x Daily Breeze Coach of the Year
  • 4x CIF Coach of the Year
  • Owner Tommy Chaffins Volleyball Clinics
  •  Coached with Mick Haley, Bill Ferguson, and Walt Ker.
  • 30 Years of coaching Experience coaching over 75 High School/Club Teams.
  • Has Coached 13 CIF Players of the Year, 2 Gatorade Players of the Year, 4 Under Armour All-Americans, the 2015 Setter of the Country and also the current USA Junior National Team Setter, and over 150 Div I Collegiate Athletes.