Mike Campbell enters his fourth season with Long Beach State in 2017. He is also the head coach of the beach volleyball team, which he led to the national championship match in 2015. He was also named the 2017 Big West Coach of the Year in beach volleyball. While indoors, Campbell has primarily worked with the blockers and the setters.
In his first season with the Beach, Campbell helped LBSU through a Big West title run and an appearance in the NCAA Second Round. LBSU went 27-5 overall with a perfect 16-0 mark in the Big West. Freshman middle blocker Ashley Murray was named the Freshman of the Year while setter Jenelle Hudson became just the second setter in Beach history to win the Big West Player of the Year. LBSU ranked 19th in the nation in blocking with 2.8 blocks per set. In 2016, Hudson was an AVCA All-Region selection for the Beach, leading the Big West with 11.07 assists per set. Middle blocker Hayley Benson earned first team All-Big West honors averaging 1.09 blocks during Big West play to rank fourth in the conference.
Prior to his time at Long Beach State, Campbell was the Head Coach for the 15-Roxy team in the Southern California Volleyball Club. He spent one year with the SCVC after spending the previous six years with the Sunshine Volleyball Club in various roles. From 2007-13, Campbell served as an assistant coach and a head coach for girls varying in age from 15-18.
As head coach of the Sunshine 18-Westside, Campbell led his team to a Silver Medal finish in the Junior Olympics in 2013. He also led the 17-Westside team to a Gold Medal finish in the Northeast Junior National Qualifier in 2012.
Campbell had a superstar prep career at Santa Monica High School, leading his team to a CIF-SS title in 2006 while being named the CIF's MVP. He also earned a "AAA" rating on the sand while competing in sand volleyball during his high school years.
He went on to attend UCLA and was the captain of the men's volleyball club team. He also had his first taste of collegiate coaching as the team manager and statistician from 2006-10 for the UCLA women's volleyball team.
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