Meet the Club Directors of SoCal Santa Barbara

 

Megan O’Carroll (Managing Director)

Kind, Committed, Thoughtful

Managing Director|SoCal Santa Barbara, B.S. Environmental Science, University of Redlands; Masters of Education, UC Santa Barbara

  • Biology/ Environmental Science teacher at Dos Pueblos High School
  • SoCal Volleyball product


Megan was on SoCal Volleyball Club’s first team during the club’s inaugural season out of San Diego, and played with them for three years. She is a four-year letter winner in volleyball at the University of Redlands, where she was 2x selected to the All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Team, 2x American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-West Region Team, AVCA All-America Honorable Mention. She also captained her side to the program’s first SCIAC title and an NCAA championship berth. Megan appears on just about all single-season records and is ranked #2 for career blocks and #3 for career kills in the program.

Megan has instructed at SoCal camps and clinics in high school and throughout college. She had brief stints as a club coach and in assisting the JV girls volleyball team at Dos Pueblos High School.

Although a fierce competitor, Megan is warm-hearted with a kind spirit. She enjoys the outdoors and lazy days with her boys.

 

Matt O’Carroll (Administrative Director)

Diligent, Thoughtful, Thorough

Administrative Director|SoCal Santa Barbara, B.S. Environmental Science, University of Redlands; Masters of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara


Born and raised in Culver City, California, Matthew spent three of his high school years at the ultra-competitive and demanding IMG Academy, in Bradenton, Florida. Eating, sleeping, and breathing sport, he learned from the game’s best about what it meant to be a world-class athlete, and importantly what it takes to be a word-class athlete. Matthew continued his career as a student-athlete at the collegiate level garnering several conference championships and NCAA appearances.

His passion at SoCal stems from wanting to share the values instilled in him from being a student-athlete, which helped him succeed in academics and in the professional world. Be selfless and open-minded, foster a mentality that always desires to learn, encourage and uplift those around you, always understand the importance of doing what is right, and most importantly, know that every dream is worth pursuing.

Matthew also plies his trade as a utility manager at UC Santa Barbara, and can be often found outdoors with his wife Megan, and son Jordan. Together, their family is grateful and excited to have the opportunity to share this resource with the community.

 

By | 2016-09-12T07:57:36+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Learning the Game, New Coach, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on Meet the Club Directors of SoCal Santa Barbara