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Radoslav Parapunov

Our Founder

James Anastassiades
James Anastassiades

James Anastassiades
-Director of Coaching Operations

I grew up on a small island called Cyprus. I trained 1:1 with one of the most technical coaches in the world Kostas Delikostas where I learned the ins and outs of volleyball technique. I became the youngest member of the Cyprus National team in 2014. I moved to the US that fall (my senior year of high-school) to pursue my dream of playing Division I. I earned a scholarship to the University of Hawaii in 2015 where I compete till 2020 and managed in 2021. During my time at the University of Hawaii we won 1 Conference Title and 1 National Championship. My last two season playing volleyball at the University of Hawaii I battled an eating disorder and did not allow myself to maximize my full potential. I do not want any athlete to go through the same stressors I went through. My training is specific to each players needs and to maximize their performance. I have been coaching Since 2016 and work on helping all my players achieve their goals. During my time managing the team I learned the ins and outs of what it takes to build not only a National Championship caliber team but also athletes. I trained 2021 MVP Radoslav Parapunov on the side outside of team practices to gear him up for an incredible season.

Alexander Anastassiades
-Technical Coach

I grew up on a small island called Cyprus. I trained 1:1 with one of the most technical coaches in the world Kostas Delikostas where I learned the ins and outs of volleyball technique. I became joined the Cyprus national team at 15. I moved to the US that in 2014 (my sophomore year of high-school) to pursue my dream of playing Division I. I earned a scholarship to the California State University, Long Beach in 2017 where I competed till 2020. During my time at Long Beach we earned 2 Conference and 2 National Championships. My training is specific to each players needs and help players build confidence and trust in their game. I have been coaching for 4-years and work on helping all my players achieve their goals.

Spyros Chakas
Alexander Anastassiades
Spyros Chakas
Spyros Chakas

Spyros Chakas
-Coach

I grew up in Athens, Greece. I have been playing volleyball since 2012. I have been a member of the Greek National team since 2021 and the Junior national team since 2019. I earned a scholarship to the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2020 where I am getting my degree in Psychology. During my time at UH I have won 2 National Championships, 2 Conference Championships. I love giving back to this amazing community in Hawaii that has welcomed me with open arms and provided me a home away from home.

Awards

2021:

  • Big West all-freshman team

2022:

  • AVCA All-American 2nd Team

  • All-Big West First Team

  • NCAA Championship MVP

2023:

  • AVCA All-American 2nd team

  • All-Big West First Team

Dr. Trevor Short
-Athlete Performance

Innovative systems engineer in the field of sports science and analytics, with experience in developing and implementing effective high-performance systems for elite teams and athletes. Responsible for the coordination of multidisciplinary teams of specialists to optimize athletic performance, readiness, and availability. These objectives are accomplished by collaborating with strength and conditioning, athletic training, sports medicine, sports psychology, and other support staff to leverage cutting-edge technology and provide data-driven insights to build solutions for complex challenges and research questions in high-performance sports.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strength and Conditioning

  • Sport Performance

  • Speed and Agility Development

  • Power Development & Plyometrics

  • Olympic Weightlifting

  • Metabolic Conditioning

  • Weight Loss

Education

  • PhD University of Hawaii | Exercise Physiology

  • M.S. Humbodlt State University | Kinesiology

  • B.S. Humbodlt State University | Kinesiology

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • USAW Sport Performance Coach Level 1

  • First Aid/CPR/AED certified

Trevor Short
Trevor Short

"Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being."

- John Updike

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