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Coach Moothart grew up in Irvine where he graduated from Irvine High School high in 1981. He was a 3 year starter earning 1st Team All CIF honors his senior year in volleyball. Shortly after high school he followed his desire of playing volleyball on the beach spending 10 years on the A.V.P. (Association of Volleyball Professionals) where he grew up and matured as a young man. Coach Moot eventually returned to school graduating from Long Beach State University in 1998 with a B.A. in History and soon landed his first teaching job here at Trabuco Hills teaching World History. He coached the Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Team for 9 years before becoming the Girls’ Volleyball Program Head Coach that next year. 2015 was a great year for Coach Moot and the girls Varsity Volleyball Team! Not only did he coach his team to the schools first CIF Division 1 Championship he also led them to the California State Semi Finals. Coach Moot was also fortunate enough to earn some awards. He was named the 2015 CIF Division 1A Coach of the Year and the Orange County Register's Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year. 


Coach Moot is happily married to his wife Heather and together they have one son, Chase, who also graduated from Trabuco Hills and The Ohio State University, where Chase played volleyball for two years. Together as a family they love to camp in the Sierras or Lake Tahoe and they try and hit to Kaui every other year. Wherever they go, the only prerequisite is that there must be a sand court to play on. Coach Moot loves his job -- whether teaching or coaching volleyball… the only thing greater would be to suit up and get out there with the kids and play.


Coach Moothart loves summer but is always excited about the new school year where he gets to lead the Girls' Volleyball Program into a new and exciting year!  GO BLUE!

Awarded Coach of the Year
2015 CIF Division 1A

Awarded 2015 Orange County Register's
Girls' Volleyball Coach of the Year

Coach Craig Moothart


Coach Dave Hollaway


Coach Hollaway graduated in 1988 from Mission Viejo High School. He was a member of the State Championship Men’s Volleyball Team at Orange Coast College as an outside hitter and setter in 1990-91. From 1993-94, he played outside hitter and setter for Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball Team serving as team captain in 1994. He became the Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach at LBSU, and went on to coach at Goldenwest College, where the men’s team won 2 straight State Championships. In 1996-1997, Coach Hollaway was the head coach of the Dana Hills Girls’ Volleyball Team and led his team to 2 South Coast League titles. From 1997-2001, he served as the First Assistant to Santa Clara University, where his team made the NCAA’s all 4 years.


Beginning in 2001, Coach Hollaway was the Top Assistant to the team at University of the Pacific for five years. The team was in the NCAA Tournament every year, ranking as high as 5th in the country. Coach Hollaway is now in his tenth season as the Head Coach of the THHS Boys’ Volleyball Program and continues his role as Assistant Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Coach. Coach Hollaway livesin Mission Viejo with his wife Suzie and 2 daughters, Britt and Alex.


Coach Compher attended Trabuco Hills High School and played volleyball there for three years. Overall his volleyball experience is now eight years of playing indoor, beach, and grass. He decided that for his senior year he'd try his hand at coaching. He loved it almost immediately and started coaching as often as he could. He took a position at Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club and has now been coaching there for three years going on four. Coach Compher is also enrolled at Cal State Fullerton and is working on completing his senior year of there to gain his bachelors in English. He majors in English so he can become a teacher and coach! He is so proud of all the people he has coached and can’t wait to continue to lead others to love the sport. He is in his fifth season of coaching and can't wait to continue what he loves to do.

Ryan Compher


Andren Grimsely


Coach Grimsely is a Trabuco Hills alumni and played volleyball all four years, where his varsity team went undefeated in back-to-back seasons. After Trabuco, Andren played at Irvine Valley College. His team went on to the state finals. Coach Grimsley has loved coaching since he began coaching at Laguna Beach Volleyball Club three years ago. Since then, he has expanded to coach at Saddleback College and most recently joined the boys and girls program at Trabuco as a JV coach. Outside of coaching, Coach Grimsley is training to join a professional team in the Volleyball League of America and hopes to continue his playing career as a professional alongside his coaching career. Volleyball is his passion, and his main goal for coaching is to inspire the same love for the sport he has found.

Coach Ralph Rivera


Coach Rivera is a Trabuco Hills High School Alumni, Class of 2002. He started his volleyball playing career the same year Coach Moot started coaching at Trabuco Hills in 1999. He played for Coach Moot on Varsity his Junior and Senior year and helped the team win the Orange County Championships in 2002, and to the CIF playoffs for the first time. From 2005-2008, Coach Ralph coached at THHS in various roles. He has been the JV coach, Frosh/Soph coach, and Varsity Assistant. He helped lead his Girls Frosh/Soph team to an undefeated league championship and Girls Varsity to their first CIF playoff berth in Coach Moot's tenure. He left in 2009 to pursue an opportunity to work with the Women's Volleyball Team at the University of Arizona where they made an appearance in the NCAA Playoffs in the 3 seasons he was part of the program. He also received his B.A. in Elementary Education in 2012. Coach Ralph has also coached at Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club for the past 16 seasons. He has coached the top teams at SVVC as young as 12's up to the 18's. He has helped lead teams to 3 national championships and 2 runner-up finishes. Coach Moot has been a great mentor and friend to Coach Ralph and he looks forward to working with him again. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his 7-year-old son RJ, 2-year-old-Eliza and wife Jessica, playing basketball, going golfing and eating Korean bbq.

Jade Thurman


Coach Thurman is a proud Mustang these days, but she started her career at Mission Viejo High School, playing all four years. Jade spent her club years at Laguna Beach Volleyball Club. After a short stint at Saddleback College, she had a career-ending injury before she transferred to LSU for school and volleyball. With some years away from the sport, she took on coaching for spitfires. In her first season with them, her team went undefeated. She then had to take a forced break due to COVID-19. She focused on opening up her own business. She is now back on the volleyball train, coaching the 16-3s at Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club, and also now a beloved Mustang. Coaching is not Coach Jade's job; it's her passion. She is excited to see where this journey in her coaching career takes her, and she is honored to be a member of the THHS community.

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