Coaches

Craig Letourneau, Owner and Director

Craig is currently the head womens volleyball coach at Wheaton College . The 2019 season marks his 9th year at Wheaton, the program has seen it's best 4 finishes in conference history (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019) under the tutelage of Coach Letourneau. This past season the team had a 19-11 overall record (6-4 in NEWMAC conference) and ranked top 15 in New England rankings for the 3rd straight year.

 

Previous to Wheaton, Coach Letourneau led Emerson College to it's 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 it's 2nd season led them to the GNAC playoffs. He started his college career at Rhode Island College where he took the program to it's 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 3rd season as Lockdown VBC coach. Last season he led the 16s team, medaling in 3 of 5 tournaments entered.  He currently will be entering his second season as the Girls and Boys coach at Latin Academy. 

Yao will be in his ninth year of club volleyball coaching, 2018-19.  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 ninth-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, Yao head coached the Mens' program at Lesley University for 2 seasons.

While still a student at Mount Ida in 2007, Yao became an assistant coach at Boys Latin Academy, where he helped both the girls and boys teams qualify for the MIAA State Playoff Tournament in each of his five seasons as an assistant. In 2010, he coached Charlestown High School girls team to an appearance in the MIAA State Playoffs, with a 11-7 overall record (previous season 8-8). In 2012, Yao coached the Quincy High School Boys team for two seasons.  From 2015-17, he coached at Dedham High school.

A 2015, Yao obtained his Masters in Physical Education at 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, where he showed versatility as an outside hitter, middle hitter, and defensive specialist/libero.  He also played three years at Boston Latin Academy.

Addie Ferrer, Coach

Addie enters her 1st year as the assistant coach at Wheaton College. Coach Ferrer has over 5 years of Club coaching experience. She has previously coached at Slam (MA) and Husky Volleyball (CT). She was also a high school coach at Granby High School in CT. She is originally from upstate NY and is a graduate of Springfield College.

Matt Mullen, Coach

Matt enters his 1st season as an assistant coach at Wheaton College. This is Matt's 2nd year with Lockdown VBC, He had previously coached for Mass Pats.  He has also coached at Norwell, Girls' JV, and Braintree, Boys' Freshmen. Matt played 4 years at Weymouth high school, 3 year varsity player and a senior captain. Currently plays yankee indoor, as well as BVA and BSSC outdoor.  Currently attending Bridgwater State University, graduating this year with a Bachelor's degree in History 

Ashlee Connors, Coach

Ashlee is a 1st year coach for Lockdown this year. She comes with over four years of coaching experience that includes her time at PV Juniors as well as coaching camps and private lessons for NEPCVA. Ashlee is also a graduate of Bay Path University where she was an outside hitter. She continues to play yankee indoor as well as outdoor tournaments in the summer.

Bianca DeSousa, Coach

Bianca is a first year coach for Lockdown. She has coached local summer clinics and was the Dedham High School Freshman VB assistant coach in 2018. Bianca has also played at Framingham State and UMass Boston. 

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