Coaches

Craig Letourneau, Owner and Director

Craig is currently the head women's volleyball coach at Wheaton College. The 2022 season marked his 12th year at Wheaton. The program has seen its best 4 finishes in conference history (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019) under the tutelage of Coach Letourneau. This past season the team had a 15-10 overall record and ranked top 15 in New England rankings for the 4th straight year.

 

Previous to Wheaton, Coach Letourneau led Emerson College to its best 4 year run in the program's history, culminated by a 30-win season and conference championship (13-0 conference record).  He also started the Men's volleyball program at Emerson and in its 2nd, season led them to the GNAC playoffs. He started his college career at Rhode Island College where he took the program to its first ever Little East Conference championship game. As a high school coach previous to that Craig led 3 programs to State championship games, winning two of those state championships.

 

He spent a decade coaching high school girls' and boys' basketball, Women's College basketball and high school boys' volleyball.

Lok-Tin Yao, Coach 

Lok-Tin Yao enters his 5th season as Lockdown VBC coach. Last season he led the 18s team, placing top 7 in 4 out of 5 tournaments.  He currently will be entering his 4th season as the Girls and Boys coach at Latin Academy. 

This is Coach Yao's eleventh year of club volleyball coaching.  He has previously coached at Mass Premier, Pioneer Valley, and Andover Pumas. Primarily coaching the local club teams, he had two teams that finished in the Bronze Open level for U-18.

Yao began his collegiate coaching career under current tenth-year Wheaton head coach Craig Letourneau at Emerson College in 2010. He assisted with the overall coaching, supervision, recruiting process, and organization of the Emerson program. During his tenure, he saw three student-athletes garner conference player of the week honors and another receiver rookie of the week accolades.  In 2011-12, Yao was the head coach of  Mens' Volleyball program at Lesley University. He is currently an assistant Coach at Wheaton College, where his role is mainly recruiting, video and on court technical skill development. 

Coach Yao has a  Masters  degree in Physical Education from Springfield College. A 2008 graduate of Mount Ida with a bachelor of science in sports management, Yao was a Dean’s List student and also received the President’s Merit Scholarship. He was a two-year student-athlete for the Mustangs. He played his high school ball at Boston Latin Academy.

Jimmy Oliveira, Coach


Jimmy is currently the head girls’ volleyball coach at Old Rochester Regional High School. He is entering his sixth year as the head coach for ORR and the program has qualified for the MIAA State Tournament in each year (13-9, 14-8, 15-5, 15-0). This past season, ORR was ranked #1 of D2 programs in Massachusetts. His team went undefeated and won the SCC championship which was ORR's first championship in 46 years. He has coached several athletes were named to the Standard Times Super Team and All-Star Team and this past season had a player named MVP of the conference and 2 named to the D2 all-state team.

Before becoming the head coach at ORR, Jimmy had previously coached the JV girls’ team for an additional four years. During this time, he also coached the JV boys’ program at New Bedford High School. Coach Oliviera began his volleyball career by playing four years for New Bedford High School where he was an Outside Hitter and Libero. Achievements as a student-athlete include reaching the South Finals twice and set school records for digs in a match and digs in a single game.

 

Jimmy coached 15U Team leading this talented group to top 3 out of 5 tournaments and top 10 in the other two. They also placed 1st or 2nd in all Nerva tournaments. Prior to coaching at Lockdown, Jimmy has coached at Max Performance Volleyball Club. He has experience coaching the 15’s, 16’s, and 18’s age groups, and also coached at the MPVC Beach program. Aside from coaching club, Jimmy has traveled to Kansas City, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh to attend coaching clinics such as the AVCA and Gold Medal Squared. In 2018, Jimmy started Seaside Volleyball Academy which focuses on skill specific training, camps, and clinics.

Ariana Harris, Head Coach

Ariana enters her 3rd season in the program. Last season she co-coached the 16U-Falcons team with Ariana Rajaee. Together they helped their team to 3 top Nerva finishes and 3 out 10 top finishes at major tournaments. Ari coached her first season as JV Coach at Brockton High in 2021 and is the JV Coach for Mansfield High Girls Volleyball this year. Coach Harris is a former Middle hitter at Brockton High School and also played club ball at Max Performance. 

Brenna Leveille, Head Coach

Brenna enters her 1st season at Lockdown VBC. Brenna is in her first year as an assistant coach for Wheaton College Girls Volleyball. She has previously been an asssitant coach at Mount St. Charles for volleyball and basketball. She is a former coach of Envy VBC. Brenna is a member of the MSC hall of fame, where she played and starred on the volleyball and basketball teams. 

Abigail Soutter, Head Coach

Abigail enters her 2nd season at Lockdown VBC. Abby led with assistance from mom, Sandra her 13 Open Team to Nationals in Orlando, FL. Her 13 Open Team had a smashing season with top seated placements in all their tournaments. Abby comes to us from Ohio, where she has had five years of experience coaching and training volleyball players. Abby is a former coach of 12U National Team out of Ohio Premier Volleyball Club. In her four years there, she coached her club teams to many victories on and off the court, finishing in gold at most tournaments. Abby has coached volleyball at all levels from regional to national. Abby is coaching her first year as JV Coach for ORR Girls Volleyball this year. 

Sandra Soutter, Head Coach

Sandra enters her 2nd season at Lockdown VBC. Sandra and her daughter Abby led their 13 Open Team to Nationals in Orlando, Florida. This season Sandra will coach 12 National Team and continue to assist on the 14 National Team. Sandra comes to us from Ohio, where she has had 14 years of experience coaching volleyball from recreational, CYO, Academy, clinics, private lessons and club volleyball from regional to national level teams. Sandra is a former coach for Lone Star VBC, Rally VBA, PC VBC, Cincy East VBC and Ohio Premier VBC. Her passion is working with the young players to develop their skills and ensure they find a love for the game. 

Ian McKinnon, Coach

Ian enters his 2nd season at Lockdown VBC. Ian assisted coaching 14U Cardinals Team last season, alongside head coach Rachel Lassey.  They helped lead their team to 3 top 3 finishes and 3 top ten finishes in 6 major tournaments. Ian graduated in 2019 from Greater New Bedford Voc Tech where he played on the boys' volleyball team and finished his high sch0ol career 2nd Best Middle in Massachusetts. Due to his incredible high-school career, Ian was selected for 2nd Team All-State, South District All-Star, South Alliance League All-Star and Greater New Bedford Standard Times Super Team.  Ian then attended Johnson & Wales University and played on their Men's Volleyball Team. Ian is coaching his first year as Freshman Coach for ORR Girls' Volleyball this year.

Shayla Foote, Coach

Shayla enters her 1st season at Lockdown VBC.  She started volleyball in 8th grade and pursued it through her senior year of high school. After high school, Shayla volunteered at Wareham High School assisting the Girls' JV team for one year and then the Girls' Varsity team for one year. Shayla recently coached at Maxx Performance with 17 Premier Team for the 21-22 season. 

Bob Elster, Head Coach

Bob enters his 1st season at Lockdown VBC. Bob started playing volleyball for fun and then pursued it more competitively at St. Anselm College. After college he continued to play recreationally until he took his first coaching position as the JV Volleyball coach at Bellingham High School for 3 years and then became their Varsity Head coach for 4 years. Bob has also had experience coaching at the collegiate level for Clark University for 2 years.