Coaches


Sam Stafford   

Varsity Head Coach

 
Sam Stafford has been with the CdM volleyball program for the past ten years. This is his first year as head varsity coach. He has coached both Frosh/Soph and JV teams and has led them all to league championships and tournament titles. Sam has also coached for the Newport Harbor High School girls’ volleyball program with Coach Dan Glenn. Recently Sam coached the CdM Girls’s Volleyball program with Coach Steve Astor.

While a student at CdM, Coach Stafford played all four years as setter, and played on the teams that won the CIF Championships in 2005 and 2007.

Coach Stafford is excited to join his alma mater as a Physical Education teacher.

Billy Miller
Frosh/Soph Head Coach

Coach Miller is entering his 21st year as a high school teacher and coach. He grew up in Newport Beach, playing in Balboa Bay Club leagues and at Big Corona, developing a lifelong love for the sport. As an alumni of CdM, Billy contributed to both the Corona Del Mar Beach Club 1982 Junior Olympics 16’s and 1985 CdM High School CIF Championship teams. Since completing his undergraduate degree in Finance from San Diego State and Masters in Education at Pepperdine, he’s coached high school and club teams from Southern California to Aspen, Colorado and still loves both the indoor and outdoor game at every level. Billy is proud to join this year’s CdM coaching staff and carry on the Sea King tradition.

Jack Stafford
Junior Varsity Head Coach

Brennan Anderson
Assistant Coach

Brennan went to Corona Del Mar Middle School and High School, graduating in 2011. His first time playing volleyball was on the 7th grade middle school team, and he began playing club at Balboa Bay the following year. Having played setter on the Frosh/Soph and JV teams, Coach Conti transitioned Brennan into an outside hitter/libero for the Varsity team. He was an outside hitter on the 2011 champion team.  He went on to play libero at Ohio State University for his freshman and sophomore year. After a record sophomore year, Brennan was invited to play on the USA U21 National team. Going into his junior year; Brennan transferred to finish his last two years playing for Marv Dunphy at Pepperdine University, graduating in 2015. Currently, he works full time in sales for Youngs Market Company. Whenever he can, Brennan enjoys giving back to the program and sharing his experience with the up-and-coming players.

Cassidy Filpi, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer

Hello CdM friends and family! My name is Cassidy Filpi, I recently joined the CdM staff as Head Athletic Trainer in January 2017. In winter of 2016 I graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. At Fullerton I had the opportunity to work with men’s soccer, along with men and women’s basketball and baseball. I also had the pleasure of working with the team of Athletic Trainers at Walnut, and Esperanza High School. Post-graduation I became a Board Certified Athletic Trainer. I am extremely passionate about sports medicine and am so excited to work with the Sea King student athletes.