Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Brandon Crisp, a two-time NAIA National Champion assistant coach at California Baptist University, was named Head Volleyball Coach at Eastfield College in April 2014.
After only two seasons, Eastfield College has experienced tremendous growth under Crisp. In 2015, the Lady Harvesters reached the NJCAA Region 5 Championship match and finished the season ranked in the top 17 in the nation in the final pole followed by a second place finish in the Metro Athletic Conference (7-3) with an overall mark of 16-13. Megan Murphy was named 1st Team All-Region while Karina Lay and McKayla Petters were named 2nd Team All-Conference. In addition, the Lady Harvesters had three Region Player of the Week Honors and one NJCAA National Player of the Week Honor.
In Crisp’s first year in 2014, he led Eastfield to the NJCAA Region 5 Semi-Final match and finished in fourth place in the MAC (6-4) with an overall record of 7-17. Tiera Williams was named 1st Team All-Region and Megan Murphy earned 2nd Team All-Conference.
Academically, Crisp’s teams have excelled by earning 15 MAC academic awards and three NJCAA Academic All-American Awards.
Crisp brings a wealth of experience to Eastfield and comes to the Harvesters after spending the 2013 season at East Carolina University as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. While at ECU, Crisp was responsible for handling all aspects of recruiting, scouting, and film exchange. His expertise managing Data Volley and Data Video assisted the Pirates in statistical, video and scouting analysis. While working with the Pirates, Crisp helped ECU more than triple its win total from the previous season and guided the squad to its first five-match winning streak in five years.
Before arriving at ECU, Crisp worked at Fordham University as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator where he implemented new offensive and defensive systems which resulted in the Rams doubling their win total in just one season.
Prior to his stint at Fordham, Crisp served as a volunteer assistant coach for the University of California, Riverside where he helped the Highlanders tie the school record for the most wins in Big West Conference action.
Before his time at UCR, he spent two years as an assistant coach at California Baptist University coaching both the men's and women's volleyball teams. At Cal Baptist, Crisp helped the men's squad to back-to-back NAIA National Championships in 2010 and 2011 after the Lancers knocked off nationally ranked opponents such as No. 2 UC Irvine, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 Pepperdine, No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, No. 7 Long Beach State, and No. 8 UCLA in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) play.
The Cal Baptist women's team also saw success as Crisp coached the Lady Lancers to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, Cal Baptist was ranked as high as No. 2 in the NAIA, while the Lancers earned a No. 6 ranking in 2010.
Crisp got his start coaching collegiate volleyball at perennial powerhouse USC from 2003-08. He helped lead the Trojans to the 2007 Final Four and they finished ranked No. 3 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll. A year earlier, Crisp helped guide USC to the Sweet Sixteen and the Trojans concluded the season ranked No. 8 in the AVCA.
Crisp was the technical coordinator for the USA Girl’s Youth National Volleyball Team in 2008. During this time, he helped guide the USA Girls' Youth National Team to a Gold Medal after the squad swept Mexico at the NORCECA Girls' Youth Continental Championship in Puerto Rico in 2008.
On the Club Level, he coached with the Santa Monica Beach Club from 1999-2007, including a third-place finish at the Southern California Junior National Qualifier. In 2008, he coached for Revolution Volleyball Club and in 2009 coached at Top Gun Volleyball Club, where he helped lead the 17-Red Team to a top five finish at the California Finals Tournament.
The High Performance Coach has also spent time coaching at a variety of camps including the University of Southern California, Pepperdine University, University of Oklahoma, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of California at San Diego, California Baptist University, USA Volleyball Holiday Camp, and Gold Medal Squared.
Crisp also worked as a high school coach from 1998-2005. Most recently he served as head girls' varsity coach at Hart High School in Newhall, Calif., and head boys' varsity coach at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Crisp earned his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from California Baptist University in 2011.