Craig Letourneau, Owner and Director
Craig is currently the head womens volleyball coach at Wheaton College . The 2019 season marked 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; 4th place) 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.
Jimmy Oliveira, Coach
Jimmy is currently the head girls’ volleyball coach at Old Rochester Regional High School. He is entering his fourth 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). This past season, ORR was ranked in the top-15 of D2 programs in Massachusetts and several athletes were named to the Standard Times Super Team and All-Star 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. Jimmy 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.
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