Mike Wadley - Varsity Head Coach (15th Year) 23rd Overall
Head coach Mike Wadley enters his twenty-fourth year at Lakewood High School and fifteenth overall as its head coach. Over the last fourteen years he has had 22 All-CIF, 11 All-Americans and 5 Fab-Fifty players suite up in a Lancer uniform. There have been 28 student/athletes signing at: UCLA, Long Beach State (8), University of Arizona, ASU, Cal State Fullerton (4), Hampton (2), U of Texas-Kingsville, Pepperdine, UNLV, University of Miami, University of Illinois, University of Great Falls, Wyoming, Utah, Missouri State, Coppin State (2), NYACK, University of Redlands (2) and CSUDH (2) respectively. Last season saw Destynie Viliamu sign with UCI and Alanni Carter signing with CSUDH. The 2017 team finished in the top 100 in the nation and in the top 20 in the state respectively.
Ten out of fourteen teams, during Coach Wadley’s tenure, have advanced to the CIF SS-IAA Quarterfinals with four of those teams advancing to the Semi-Finals. Those teams have an overall record of 365-102. The 2007 team finished with a ranking of #21 out of roughly 5,000 from Prep Volleyball and a #9 National Ranking from Max Preps and the Division I California State Championship. The 2008 team started off the year being ranked as the #1 team in the nation by ESPN Rise magazine and did not disappoint. Each of the last ten of fourteen years Coach Wadley’s Lancers has ranked in the top 100 in the country.
Coach Wadley has been married for 23 years to his lovely wife Jessica and has two sons Adam and Jared. In his spare time he enjoys golf, cooking and hanging out with his wife. Adam is a Dominguez Hills Kinesiology Major and the current JV Girls coach. Jared is a 10th grade student at Lakewood High School and is on the golf team. Coach Wadley is a Long Beach native attending Wilson High School graduating in 1989 where he ran Track, Cross Country and played Volleyball. Coach Wadley has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from National University and has a Master’s of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration from Concordia University. Coach Wadley is also one of the two Athletic Directors on campus along with Lisa Busch.
Blayne Tom - Varsity Assistant & Sand Head Coach (7th Year)
Coach Blayne Tom is back on the sidelines for his seventh season at Lakewood and has been instrumental in the last 5 Moore League Championship teams. Coach Blayne is responsible for the setters and offensive coordinator. Blayne grew up in Hawaii and graduated from Konaweana high in 1994. Blayne started playing competitive volleyball in his sophomore year where he excelled, being selected first team all Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF) all three years and MVP in 1994. Blayne continued his volleyball talents to Long Beach City College. Coach Tom was selected first team all conference while leading LBCC to the state finals both years.
Coach Tom began his coaching career while in college, coaching various girl club teams in all ages. Coach Blayne is the 13-1 Head Coach at SoCal Juniors. Blayne has also coached boys and girls high school (Gahr, Mayfair, and Bellflower) during the same time Blayne was a certified as a CIF volleyball referee.
Coach Tom has been married for over ten years to his college sweetheart Kimberley and has a son Kyle. Kyle graduated from Lakewood in 2015 and was named Co-MVP of the Moore League as the setter on the undefeated league championship boys varsity volleyball team. Coach Blayne coaches the 14-1 team at Long Beach Volleyball Club. Coach Tom enjoys spending time with his family, going to the beach, surfing, and outrigger paddling in his spare time.
Sean McGee - Varsity & Program Assistant (7th Year)
Coach Sean (our smartest coach) has been a Lakewood coach for seven years now and is an alumni graduating in 2012. Coach Wadley first coached Sean when he was 12 years old at Highline Volleyball Club.
There he took his talents to the next level at Lakewood. During his time at Lakewood he was a varsity league champion along with an 18-Open Bronze Medalist his senior year.
Coach Sean is in charge of the pins and coordinates their attacking during the matches while charting the offense. Coach Sean coaches at Mizuno LBC with Alumni Megan Moenoa on the 15-1 team and is waiting for his call to the Long Beach Police Academy.
Cookie Feomaia - Frosh/Soph Head Coach & Varsity Assistant (5th Year)
Coach Cookie Feomaia enters her fifth season with the Lancers after leading the Frosh/Soph squad last season to a second consecutive league championship. Cookie is also the JV boys volleyball coach who led the team to another league championship in 2015. Coach Cookie is our most experienced Moore League coach who has been at four different schools with success at each stop. The 2017 team was another league champion added to Coach Cookie's lengthy resume.
Coach Cookie was the FS Boys Coach at Long Beach Millikan in 2005, most recently at Long Beach Jordan with the JV and FS girlâs teams and assisting her sister on the Varsity. Coach Cookieâs longest tenure was at Long Beach Wilson where she was a mainstay on the lower level squads and assisting longtime coach Susan Pescar to immeasurable success. During her time with the Bruins, Coach Cookie, garnered six different league championships on the boyâs and girlâs program and assisting with the Varsity for another five league championships with both programs.
A 1987 graduate of Long Beach Jordan who was the starting setter since her freshman year, Coach Cookie, has two children who were also one of the Moore Leagueâs best at their respective schools. Her daughter Marilee Frost attended Millikan High School as an outside hitter and her son Louie Frost attended Wilson High School as a setter.
Coach Cookie enjoys spending time with her family, cracking jokes and hanging out with friends. Coach Cookie is the 16-1 and 18-1 head coach at New Wave Volleyball Club.
Adam Wadley - JV Head Coach & Varsity Assistant (6th Year)
This will be Coach Adam's 6th year coaching at Lakewood. Adam is a Wilson High graduate where he played 3 years on the varsity team and was named 1st Team All Moore League and the Steve Lewis Award winner his Junior and Senior year. He was also named 2nd Team Press-Telegram Dream Team that same year. While at Wilson he played for Coach Cookie all four years he was at Wilson.
After Wilson, Adam went on to play at Long Beach City College where he helped the Vikings to two consecutive Quarterfinal appearances. Adam has now transferred to Doninguez Hills and was an assistant coach at Long Beach City College where he helped lead the Vikings to the 2016 State Championship and Goldenwest Volleyball Club. Adam's 2016 JV team was the league champions and last year lead them to a 2nd place finish.
During his club years, Adam played for Highline Volleyball club. His teams finished 2nd in the 16s club division, 9th in the 17s club division, and finished 5th in the 18s club division where Coach Devon was his assistant coach. Adam also helped Coach Devon and Coach Sean with the boys team that won league 2015. This year Adam is coaching again at Goldenwest Volleyball Club with the 15's and 17's division. Adam's 17's team earned 3rd place at the AAU National Championships in Orlando Florida upsetting the #1 overall seed in the playoff bracket 1st round.
Alyson Utke - JV Assistant Coach & Varsity Assistant (1st Year)
This will be Coach Alyson 1st Year with Lakewood High School. An alumni of Cypress High School and Golden West College, Alyson also coaches at Goldenwest Volleyball Club with the 15-Asics Team. Currently Alyson is a student at Long Beach State finishing her degree.
Emmanuel Mitai - FS B Coach & Varsity Assistant (1st Year)
Emmanuel (Sina) just completed an accomplished senior campaign at Lakewood High School where he was named 1st Team All-League leading the team to a Moore League Championship. During his senior year, he was a part of a team that was #1 ranked in Division 2 and running a stellar offense as setter. Sina has coached in the program for the last 2 years and at New Wave Volleyball Club where he is an assistant for Coach Cookie. We look forward to the adding Coach Sina to the Lakewood Volleyball coaching family.