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Getting To Know Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell was hired to the women's volleyball staff in June.

July 24, 2014

Q: What interested you in coming to Long Beach State?

A: There is such a great tradition and rich history at this program and I think Brian is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the sport. Learning from him and being a part of this program as it returns to the top is what interested me in becoming a part of this program. I want to contribute to the tradition.

Q: What did you learn from your coaching experience within the club ranks that you’ll plan to bring to Long Beach State?

A: I think the most important thing I learned from coaching club was how to develop relationships with players, specifically, how to coach each player in a manner that enabled them to get the most of their ability.

Q: Since you have joined the Beach family, how have you enjoyed Long Beach?

A: I have loved Long Beach so far, everyone I have met has been so welcoming and wonderful. The staff, specifically, Brian and Erika have been amazing and I already feel extremely comfortable around them.

Hometown: Mar Vista (smaller city within LA)

High School: Santa Monica High School

College & Major: UCLA, Molecular Cell Developmental Biology

Career Aspirations: I want to continue to coach collegiate volleyball, pursue a job as a head coach and become involved with the US women’s volleyball team.

Most Memorable Sports Moment: Winning CIF and receiving MVP of CIF in high school my senior year after I had been injured in CIF playoffs the two years before as a junior and sophomore.

Favorite Movie: Office Space

Favorite Food: Chicken Pesto Pasta

Favorite Vacation Spot: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico



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