Craig Letourneau, Owner and Director
Craig is currently the head women's volleyball coach at Wheaton College . The 2020 season marked his 10th 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 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 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 4th 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 3rd season as the Girls and Boys coach at Latin Academy.
This is Coach Yao's tenth 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 fifth 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.
For the past four years, 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 2nd season in the program. She previously co-coached the 14-Orioles team with Ariana Rajaee. Together they developed a group of first year players over a 6 month period. The growth of the team was exceptional, finishing in the gold bracket playoffs for their last tournament at AAU Fun in the Sun. Ari coached her first season as JV Coach at Brockton High this year. Coach Harris is a former Middle hitter at Brockton High School and also played club ball at Max Performance.
Ariana Rajaee, Head Coach
Ariana enters her 2nd season in the program. She previously co-coached the 14-Orioles team with Ariana Harris. Together they developed a group of first year players over a 6 month period. The growth of the team was exceptional, finishing in the gold bracket playoffs for their last tournament at AAU Fun in the Sun. Coach Rajaee has a couple of years coaching club at CT Velocity, where she also played club volleyball. is a current libero for the Wheaton College women's volleyball program She played her high school ball at RHAM where she won multiple state championships.
Rachel Lassey, Head Coach
Rachel enters her 1st season at Lockdown VBC. Rachel is currently the head girls’ volleyball coach at Dartmouth High School. She is entering her 11th season as head coach, and has led her team to many successes including undefeated seasons in 2019 and 2020 and has turned Dartmouth into one of the top girls volleyball programs in the area. Previous to being the head coach, Rachel was an assistant volunteer at New Bedford High for three years under legendary coach Neil Macedo. Rachel is the program director of Dig Green Volleyball. She has also been a coach at Whaler Camp for years and is an alumna and former player of Dartmouth High and Bridgewater State.
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 1st season at Lockdown VBC. 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.
Sandra Soutter, Assistant Coach
Sandra enters her 1st season at Lockdown VBC. Sandra will be assisting her daughter Abby on the 13 Kiwi's 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.
Adara Hamilton, Assistant Coach
Adara enters her 2nd season at Lockdown VBC. She will be assisting with 13U Sparrows and 16U Gulls. Adara previously was an assistant coach for the 17's team in 2018-2019 season. Adara helped that team get back to the basics and learn the fundamentals of volleyball, which was instrumental in helping them win the Nerva Championship. Adara is a senior outside hitter for Wheaton College Lyons and was a captain for the past season. Her strong leadership skills helped the Lyons with a great season.