Place of Birth . . . Santa Monica, California
Date of Birth . . . December 09
High School . . . Harvard-Westlake
Siblings . . . Three younger sisters
College . . . USC
Major Degree . . . English (Creative Writing)
Minor Degree . . . Business
I Respect . . . Those who understand the difference between personality and character, achievement and success, status and sincerity, tolerance and prejudice, ethics and elasticity, passion and pretense.
Coaches I’ve Played For . . . Pat Powers, Turhan Douglas, Uvaldo Acosta, Ron Larsen, Jimmy Blackman, Jesse Quiroz
Favorite Films . . . Fletch, Shawshank Redemption, Pride & Prejudice (BBC), The Lord of the Rings, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Princess Bride
Favorite Books . . . Watership Down, Thank You for Arguing, Fionavar Tapestry, And Then There Were None, The Killer Angels
Favorite Sports Teams . . . Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers & Kings
Favorite Historical Figures . . . Aristotle, Vercingetorix, Leonardo da Vinci, John Adams, Henry David Thoreau, Major General John Buford
Trevor Julian brings a diverse skill-set to the table for the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy. A long-time and immensely successful junior girls club volleyball coach — his excellent 16-1′s teams over the years have consistently competed in Division One of the SCVA and finished Top Five multiple times at various national travel tournaments, including won a handful of medals in JNQ competition — he has arguably the most impeccable reputation in the region for dealing with players and parents in an honest and caring way. A former award-winning volleyball player himself — captain and four-year starter at USC, captain and member of youth and junior national teams, inductee into the Harvard-Westlake High School Hall of Fame — he transitioned degrees in Creative Writing and Business Administration into a career in commercial real estate; his decade in the business has seen him work the acquisition, disposition, exchange, or evaluation of more than one billion dollars of southland property, and the marketing/brokerage skills he developed during time spent in the business trenches gives him a unique perspective on growing the LAVA brand. In addition to spearheading strategic planning for LAVA as the company’s Director of Development, as well as supporting Nabil Mardini as Assistant Director of LAVA Girls, one of the biggest girls volleyball clubs in the country, Trevor will also continue his long reign in the 16’s Division as Head Coach of the LAVA West 16-1’s.
An alumnus of LAVA affiliate SMBC Boys (’97), Trevor found success and earned accolades as a player across multiple levels: he set statistical records (passing percentage, kills in match, and kills in a season, among others) and earned myriad All-League, All-Area, and All-CIF honors at Harvard-Westlake School, accolades enough to earn induction into the school’s inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Class; he spent two years training with the USA Youth and Junior National Teams and saw international competition overseas as Captain of the ‘97 squad; he earned a scholarship to the University of Southern California (USC) and was a four-year starter, Team Captain, and two-time All-American Honorable Mention for the oft #1 ranked Trojans, and widely regarded as the best serve receive passer in the nation at the time; and he was recruited out of college in 2001 to train with the USA Men’s National Team at the Olympic Facility in Colorado Springs, an offer he ultimately declined.
Trevor moved quickly and easily into the coaching ranks following his graduation from college, joining his alma mater club and swiftly making his mark. Bolstered by his exceptional reputation as a ‘players coach’ among area players, parents, and coaches alike, Trevor is one of the longest-tenured 16’s coaches in the entire SCVA region, having coached 16’s specifically since 2002. He spent ten superlative seasons as Head Coach of the SMBC Girls 16-1’s — where under his guidance the team enjoyed a period of immense, sustained success — before joining LAVA, where his work has been equally impressive. A consistent presence in Division One of the SCVA 16’s, the deepest and most volatile age division in the SCVA, Trevor’s teams have also triumphed repeatedly and to significant degree on the national stage, boasting a multitude of Top Five finishes at national travel tournaments, several qualification bids to the Junior Nationals, a Volleyball Festival title, and three JNQ medals. Highlights include a Gold Medal at the 2015 SoCal Junior National Qualifier (which earned a qualification bid to Junior Nationals); two Bronze Medals in 2014 (SoCal JNQ and Show Me JNQ in Kansas City), which also earned a Junior Nationals qualification bid; a Top Five overall finish at the 2013 SCVA 16’s Regional Championships; a 2012 6th Place finish at the Far Western JNQ in 16 Open; a 2011 3rd Place finish at the national Fiesta Classic in Phoenix; and a dramatic 16’s Division Volleyball Festival Championship (Gold Medal) in 2010.
One of the four principal co-founding members of the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy, Trevor is responsible for the creation of much of the literature regarding the philosophies of LAVA and LAVA Girls, particularly the organization’s Three Core Values and Mission Statement, all of which speaks directly to his own personal character-based system of beliefs. Trevor himself is well-known within the volleyball community for having an excellent reputation for honest dealings and high ethical standards — which begets little surprise given his close association with Nabil, his partner in launching LAVA — as well as in striving hard to ensure those working and coaching within the Academy endeavor to do differently and better in their every single act and action. Trevor spearheads much of the strategic planning for LAVA as Director of Development along with his role as Assistant Director of LAVA Girls, even as he returns once again to head coach the LAVA West 16-1’s.
“Success does not come by spontaneous combustion. We must set ourselves on fire.”
“Uti sapienter vestra vis electiva. Use wisely your power of choice.”
“Passion is what separates the many who want from the few who will.”