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mike wadley

Varsity Head Coach/Program Director



    Head coach Mike Wadley enters his twenty-fifth year at Lakewood High School and sixteenth overall as its head coach. Over the last fifteen years he has had 23 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, UCI, 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 (3) respectively. Last season saw Julia Crawford sign with CSUF , Zyaire Garrit with University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff and Romoni Vivao at UCSB respectively.

    

    Ten out of fifteen 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 389-114. 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. 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 24 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 an 11th grade student at Lakewood High School and also helps with the program. 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 the Athletic Director at Lakewood and also serves on the CIF-SS Girls Volleyball Advisory Committee.

Year             Wins          Losses                          League                    CIF                   Playoff Record

2004              22                11                            10-2 (2nd)            Semi-Finals                      3-1

2005              26                9                            10-2 (2nd)            Semi-Finals                       3-1

2006              28                7                             9-3 (2nd)            Quarter-Finals                  2-1

2007              30                7                             11-1 (1st)***              Semi-Finals                    3-1

                                                                                              *State Champions                4-0

2008             27                 6                              10-2 (2nd)          Quarter-Finals                   2-1

2009             25                 7                              10-2 (2nd)          Quarter-Finals                  2-1

2010             25                  7                              10-2 (2nd)          Semi-Finals                    3-1

2011              23                 9                              10-2 (2nd)           2nd Round                   1-1

2012             21                  9                              10-2 (2nd)           2nd Round                   1-1

2013             27                 6                              12-0 (1st)***         Quarter-Finals               2-1

2014             33                 3                              12-0 (1st)***         Quarter-Finals               2-1

2015             22                10                              11-1 (1st)***           1st Round                      0-1

2016             32                 6                              12-0 (1st)***         Quarter-Finals               2-1

                                                                                             **State Semi-Finals             2-1

2017             24                 5                              11-1 (1st)***              2nd Round                    1-1

2018             24                12                             10-2 (2nd)                Top 16                        0-1

Total           389              114                              158-22                                                    33-16

*State Champions         

**State Semi-Finals     

***League Champions