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Meet the Team
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Tyler Ortman

Executive Director

 

Tyler began his beach volleyball career in High School and trained under AVP professional Mike Morrison, with occasional training from other AVP members including Matt Olson and Matt Prosser. At the end of Tyler's junior year he was being recruited by multiple Division 1 schools in the Pac 12 and committed to USC. After playing at USC for a year, Tyler decided to transfer to California Baptist University (CBU). After playing collegiate volleyball, Tyler was offered an opportunity to play professional volleyball in the European Pro Leagues, but decided to stay in the states and pursue his career with his wife Tori.

"I have been working with young athletes for years and understand that building character is the first step in becoming a great athlete. I coached a wide variety of ages and strive to develop each player both mentally and physically. I understand that hard work, discipline and integrity must be consistently shaped within the heart of each athlete. This is what creates leaders both on and off the court. If I can motivate every player to better themselves daily, both athletically and emotionally, I know it will create a culture that draws out the best in not only themselves, but their peers."

Tyler absolutely loves beach volleyball, and his passion for the game continues to grow everyday. Tyler wants every player he comes in contact with to grow their love of the game. Him and his wife Tori have been married since 2015, and love Shorebreak.

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Tori Ortman

Director of Operations

 

Coach Tori was born and raised in Southern California and coached by Bill Lovelace. Throughout high school she medaled in numerous AAU and CBVA beach volleyball tournaments and committed to LBSU for beach and indoor. After one year at LBSU, Tori transferred to CBU to finish out her 4 years of eligibility. Tori was the starting libero for the Lancers and continued her beach career throughout her spring and summer seasons. She worked under USA Strength and Conditioning Coach, Christopher Bates, in the summer of 2015 and 2016 and also interned with Fellowship of Christian Athletes Volleyball for two summers working with college volleyball players around the nation teaching young kids the sport of volleyball. Tori has coached sand volleyball since 2010 as well as indoor volleyball, and decided after college to move into coaching full time. 

 

"Kids need coaches who believe in them. Who have not only played the game but fallen in love with it. That is how I feel about coaching beach volleyball, it is my passion. I want kids in our world today to become champions on the court and off the court. People who seek to put their best effort forward. I believe that the sport of beach volleyball provides an opportunity compete always, practice integrity, value others, and value self. This is why I coach so that I can speak into the lives of kids. To be an example of what a healthy young leader of today looks like."

 

Tori has been working with young athletes for years and understands the time and effort it takes to become an elite athlete herself. She also understands how important it is to invest in young athlete’s lives. Tori believes that fostering a positive mindset while pushing the athlete’s physical limits is key in all training sessions. She believes that developing strong leaders through character development is essential to the athlete’s growth on and off the court. Beach Volleyball is her passion and she looks forward to sharing her many years of knowledge and experience with your kids.

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Hillary Belmont, CSCS, USAW, FMS

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Hillary Belmont is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, with over 10 years of Athletic Performance experience. She has her FMS Level 1 certification, which focuses on assessing proper biomechanics, range of motion and movement protocols. She is an expert in her field at evaluating movement and correcting improper technique that can lead to poor performance and injury. Hillary also has her weightlifting certification through USA Weightlifting. She has coached many athletes through proper technique and essential lifting form. These certifications, along with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Exercise Science has enabled her to excel at coaching athletes of all levels including Youth, High School, Collegiate, and Professional.

After receiving her Bachelors Degree, she started her career as a "Performance Coach" at Velocity Sports Performance in Anaheim, training athletes of all ages, across multiple sports. She oversaw athletes as young as 6 years old, up to professional athletes, teaching them proper running mechanics, plyometric exercises and olympic lifting programs. Her goal was to improve athletes’ vertical jump, 40 yd dash, agility shuttle and lifting PR's. Velocity was Hillary’s first experience in training Beach Volleyball players, specifically, as she assisted in training a handful of amateur beach volleyball.

After working at Velocity, Hillary migrated to Adrenaline Athletic Training in Riverside. While at AATR, she put together Training Curriculum for Speed, Agility and Strength & Conditioning programs. She was in charge of the development protocols of their entire speed, agility, strength and biomechanics progressions. She led countless group training sessions of all ages and skill levels, again ranging from Youth to Professional athletes.

Most recently Hillary served as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for California Baptist University. She oversaw the Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams’ Strength programs and developed/implemented their year-round training plans. This included testing protocols and injury prevention strategies. While working with CBU’s Women’s Volleyball team, she had the privilege of coaching Madison and McKenna Witt, who were a beach volleyball duo that played on the p1440 circuit ran by 4x Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings. Hillary prepared The Witts bodies to withstand both hard court and beach volleyball and the transitions to and from each sport. Additionally, while at CBU Hillary introduced and implemented multiple testing and assessment tools to ensure her athletes moved safely and properly in order to maximize their full potential on and off the court.

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Tara Long

Lead Beach Coach

     

Coach Tara grew up in Hermosa Beach, one of the top beach volleyball cities in the country! She attended El Camino college where she discovered her love of beach volleyball and after showing success, was recruited to the Master's University to play under Olympic Medalist Annette Davis. While playing under Coach Davis at Master's she not only was able to develop her own game, but grew in understanding on how to coach the game.

 

When asked about coaching, this is what Coach Tara had to say, "There are two things I love to do, play beach volleyball, and work with young women. The opportunity at Shorebreak has allowed me to combine my two passions; and I absolutely love it. Seeing the girls learn new concepts and grow in their game, while simultaneously growing as a person is really cool." 

While playing at Master's Tara studied Kinesiology with an emphasis on teaching and coaching. Her desire is to continue to share her love of the game with everyone she comes in contact with!

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Brooke Kuball

Lead Beach Coach

Brooke Kuball, originally from Prather, California, has been an avid volleyball player since 2012. At Sierra High School, she played three years of varsity volleyball under head coach Amanda Lopez, earning awards for Most Offensive Player, Most Valuable Player, and was recognized as a 4-time scholar athlete. In addition to high school, Brooke played seven years of club volleyball, with six of those years at Central Cal Volleyball Club. She also played beach volleyball, spending one year with Main Beach Volleyball Club in Santa Cruz, CA, and completing her junior and senior years at Shorebreak.

Following high school, Brooke continued her volleyball career at Mira Costa College, playing both indoor and beach volleyball for two years. In her first indoor season in 2019, she was the starting setter, and the Mira Costa Spartans reached the State Tournament, finishing in the top eight. Although her first beach season was cut short due to COVID-19, she trained with Tamarack Beach Volleyball Club and subsequently transferred to the University of Tennessee-Martin to play Division 1 beach volleyball. At UTM, Brooke was a key player in the starting lineup, contributing to her team's back-to-back conference and conference tournament championships. Her team competed in the NCAA national tournament in both 2022 and 2023.

 

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance at UTM, Brooke played her final season of Division 1 beach volleyball under coach Erin Martin at the University of Central Arkansas. Brooke graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration in the summer of 2024.

Brooke expressed her enthusiasm for returning to Shorebreak as a coach: "I am super excited to be coming back to Shorebreak as a coach! I can’t wait to give back to the program and watch young players fall in love with the game like I did while playing for Shorebreak." We are thrilled to welcome Brooke back as a valuable addition to our coaching staff.

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Paige Calvin

Lead Beach Coach

Paige is originally from Visalia, CA where she attended Central Valley Christian HS before signing with Sacramento State to play Indoor and Beach volleyball. During her time at Sac State, Paige quickly fell in love with beach volleyball and developed an instant obsession for the sport. After her 3 years at Sacramento State, she transferred to CSU Bakersfield where she played under Cesar Benatti to finish up her degree in Communication, as well as obtain a Master’s in Administration. While playing for the Roadrunners, she completed her final two years of Indoor and Beach eligibility. 

 

"I have always loved being around Volleyball in any capacity, and I am excited to take everything I’ve learned in my collegiate career and bring it back to the Central Valley! I can't wait to join the Shorebreak staff. Club volleyball offers an amazing opportunity to to pursue the dream of playing in college, and I am super excited to start working with the girls!" 

 

Paige is a great addition to the staff, and we cannot wait for our athletes to work with, and learn from her. 

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Lucy Doyle

Beach Coach

Lucy has lived in Kingsburg her entire life, where sports have always been a significant part of her journey, fueling her competitiveness and drive to win. From ages 10 to 18, she competed in track and field, earning three MVP awards and serving as a high school captain for two years. In 2020, she discovered a passion for beach volleyball, which led her to pursue it over track in college.

During her time at Kingsburg High School, Lucy was a varsity setter for three years and contributed to securing the program's first Valley Championship title. As a senior, she was honored to be the team captain and received the Coach’s Award. At Fresno City College, her beach volleyball partner and her made history by finishing as the undefeated Coast Conference Champions and Team State Runners-Ups.

Lucy loves coaching for Shorebreak because "it offers the incredible opportunity to witness young women build confidence in their skills and master volleyball strategies." She is passionate about beach volleyball and loves seeing athletes develop their competitiveness. Coaching allows her to give back to the sport that taught her so much about herself and helped her form lasting relationships. "Beach volleyball has imparted invaluable life lessons for me, and I am grateful to share these experiences with others through coaching."

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Sydney Wyman

Beach Coach

Coach Sydney is from the Central Valley and attended Sierra High School up in the mountains. After high school, Sydney went to the University of Nevada, Reno to play indoor volleyball, but later transferred to Morehead State University. At Morehead, she currently plays on the indoor and beach volleyball teams. On the beach, Sydney has been named to the Second-Team All-OVC as well as the All-Freshman Team during her freshman year. Sydney is studying animal science and plans to pursue a master's degree in ruminant nutrition while continuing her volleyball career.

 

Sydney began playing beach volleyball at Shorebreak her sophomore year of high school, where she fell in love with the sport. Although at first she decided to pursue indoor volleyball solely in college, during her senior year of high school she participated in Shorebreak's year round program. When the opportunity came to play indoor and beach in college, she quickly seized the opportunity. Now as a senior in college, Sydney returns home during breaks to coach our Shorebreak athletes, sharing her new experiences and knowledge.

“I started playing indoor club volleyball with Coach Tori and Tyler, who later brought me to the sand, and I loved every second of it! Even though my main focus in high school was indoor volleyball, I knew beach volleyball would always give me amazing opportunities to grow as a player and person. I love coming home and being able to coach all the girls at Shorebreak. I look forward to sharing my passion for the sport and my knowledge to help aspiring athletes reach their goals." We are so excited to have Sydney on staff to share her love of the sport.

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Olivia Highstreet

Beach Coach

     

Coach Olivia was recruited to play Beach Volleyball at Concordia University Irvine after playing beach for only one year! She made the transition from pursuing indoor to beach in the summer of her junior year and has never looked back. "After training with Shorebreak that summer I fell in love with beach volleyball. I decided to join the Year Round program which truly prepared me for what college beach volleyball would be like. Towards the end of the program I was offered by Concordia and I couldn't say no.

The program Shorebreak has created trains you hard and sets you up for success. In my first season at Concordia I was given the opportunity to start multiple times for the travel team, winning against schools like CSUB and Life Pacific in my duals. I would not be where I am today without Shorebreak and the community here. The coaches care deeply about you not only as an athlete but as a person as well."

Olivia is a great addition to the Shorebreak staff and we look forward to watching her share her experience, expertise, and love of the game with the athletes she coaches.

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Bailee Kitchen

Beach Coach

Coach Bailee is a graduate of Buchanan High School. She began her beach volleyball journey with Shorebreak her freshman year of high school, where she quickly fell in love with the sport. By her sophomore year, she fully committed to playing beach volleyball year-round with the goal of playing at the next level. As Bailee was nearing graduation, she was given the opportunity to play at Catawba College in North Carolina where she started her college volleyball journey.

At Catawba College bailee gray shirted before deciding to transfer to East Texas Baptist University. Bailee has spent the last two years playing at ETBU and will be entering into her senior year this Fall. She is currently studying children’s ministry.

"It has been a privilege to watch the Shorebreak program grow and become more competitive each year. The time and dedication devoted to athletes prepares individuals not only for college sports but also for personal development. I absolutely love coming back to coach and be part of a program that made such a difference in my life." 

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Rylee Kenitzer

Beach Coach

Coach Rylee grew up in Clovis, California, and has been playing volleyball since 2011. She attended Clovis High School, where she was a three-year varsity player under Head Coach Richard Lake, the Clovis High Volleyball Program Director. In 2017 and 2018, Rylee was awarded First Team All-Conference as an outside hitter. Rylee also played beach volleyball for three years, spending her junior and senior years playing club volleyball for Shorebreak. During her summer seasons, she achieved multiple podium finishes.

 

After high school, Rylee began her collegiate career playing indoor and beach volleyball at Fresno City College (FCC). During her first season with the Rams, she led the team in hitting percentage with a .423 average. She also helped the Rams qualify for the State Championship Tournament in 2020 and was named a First Team All-Conference player at the end of the season. After a year at FCC, Rylee accepted an offer to play indoor at University of Saint Mary's in Kansas where she started all 3 years. Rylee received many accolades in college including KCAC Scholar Athlete, All-KCAC Team, and holds the school record for Kills. 

Rylee is excited to come back to the beach where she can share her love for Shorebreak and the game through coaching. She hopes to encourage players throughout the valley to develop a love for the sport, and grow as young women. When asked what she looks forward too about being back at Shorebreak, Rylee responded "I am so thankful for the opportunities that Shorebreak has given me. I consider the coaches and players family and hope to welcome many more people into this amazing group!"

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