Excited to be starting his 1st season with Surfside, Luke brings a passion for coaching and a deep knowledge of the game. Born and raised in El Segundo, Luke began his volleyball career in high school in 2014, playing Middle Blocker, winning three Ocean League Titles during his 4 years at El Segundo, and was named First Team All-Ocean League in 2018, ESHS Offensive Player of the Year and was named to the South Bay All-Star Team. Luke has been a part of numerous club teams, playing for Rockstar Volleyball Club and SCVC – taking the SCVC Quicksilver 18’s to win the Gold Medal at SCVA Jr. Boy’s Invitational in 2018.
After graduating in 2018, Luke went straight into coaching at El Segundo High School beginning in 2019 under the program led by Hall of Famer, Tim Hovland. As the Junior Varsity Boys Head Coach, he led them to 2 consecutive Ocean League Champion Titles (2019-2020). Luke moved into the Varsity Boys Head Coach position in 2021, and also into the Junior Varsity Girls Head Coach position in 2021.
In the off-season Luke directs his own camps and clinics to help South Bay players refine their skills and deepen their knowledge of the game. He is a process-oriented coach who enjoys seeing each player be their absolute personal best.