Tony Lien joined The Academy staff in July of 2021 as the Youth Director and Head Coach for the 12 Elite Bobcats. Tony brings a wealth of volleyball experience and knowledge.
Since 2011, he was the Director at Fusion Volleyball Club in San Jose, California where he oversaw all facets of the programming, training, and facilitation. He has also served as Volleyball Director at Pioneer High School (San Jose, CA) for the past decade.
Most recently, Tony became an Associate Head Coach for the USA Volleyball High Performance Pipeline. This program trains and develops young athletes to build a sustainable pipeline of future Olympians.
Tony started his volleyball journey his freshman year of high school where he chose to play volleyball instead of baseball like his other friends. Making the team grew his love of the game and led him to start his coaching career.
Tony will be overseeing all our youth programs and training including Little Spikers, Fall Youth League, and our youth club teams. We are so excited to have Tony as part of the Academy Family!