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
VARSITY HEAD COACH
Coach Dave Hollaway
VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH
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.
JUNIOR VARSITY COACH
graduated in 1981 from Laguna Beach High School. At the time, LBHS’s volleyball program was a perennial CIF finalist, which helped her earn a volleyball scholarship
to Stanford University. During her sophomore year, she and her teammates led the Stanford team to its first NCAA Division 1 Final Four appearance. An achievement that has continued virtually uninterrupted to the present.
After graduating from Stanford and marrying in 1988, Coach Lisa moved back to Orange County and was recruited by her high school alma mater to become the head coach of the LBHS Girls’ Volleyball Program. Prior to coming aboard, the LBHS volleyball program had not made it to the CIF playoffs for several years, but under her direction, the team made it to the Division 1 CIF semi-finals, for which she was awarded the Orange County Register’s Girls’ Volleyball Coach of the Year.
The enjoyment and satisfaction she experienced from coaching high school athletes at LBHS inspired Coach Lisa to get her teaching credential, and her first teaching job at University High School where she also served as the girls’ volleyball head coach from 1990-94. Coach Lisa’s training and hard work led the UHS Girls’ Volleyball program to its first-ever CIF playoff appearances.
Coach Lisa had coached top teams at Laguna Beach Volleyball Club for six years before taking a break to raise her two daughters, Arianna and Isabella. She returned to coaching club volleyball when her daughters wanted to begin playing volleyball at Saddleback Volleyball Club. Since returning to coach girls club and high school volleyball, Coach Lisa has coached all ages and levels of teams, including many THHS players. Together, she and Coach Ralph have led teams to gold, silver, and bronze national championship finishes.
In her free time, Coach Lisa enjoys spending time camping and backpacking with family, and playing with her three dogs Kobe, Magic, and Shaq.
Coach Ralph Rivera
FRESHMAN A COACH
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 6-year-old son RJ, 1-year-old-Eliza and wife Jessica, playing basketball, going golfing and eating Korean bbq.
Coach Ryan Compher
FRESHMAN B COACH
Coach Compher attended Trabuco Hills High School and played volleyball there for three years. Overall his volleyball experience is now seven 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 a year going on two. This will be his first club head coaching experience and he couldn’t be more excited. Next semester Coach Compher will be head coaching the JV boys team at Trabuco. Coach Compher is also enrolled at Irvine Valley College and is completing his second year of general education before transferring to a 4 year college. He has his eyes on Cal State Fullerton or Cal State Long Beach. He hopes to major 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 third season of coaching and can't wait to continue what he loves to do.
Coach Ryan attended Richard Gahr High School in Cerritos, CA. She lettered in volleyball and received All-League Honors all fours years. After high school, she committed to California Polytechnic University, Pomona to play Division II volleyball on a full scholarship. She started in all season games her freshman year but then decided to leave the team to focus on earning her degree. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, a California Teaching Credential, and a Masters of Education. Coach Ryan is a physical education teacher at Trabuco Hills and has coached for both the girls' and boys’ volleyball programssince 2017. She is still very active in the volleyball community, playing in local leagues and coaching at Orange Coast Volleyball Club. Coach Ryan's love for the game and the development of youth drives her on a daily basis.
Coach Leeanne Ryan