In 2006 the Union-Tribune wrote “Ozhan is the key architect of junior volleyball in San Diego County.”
Ozhan Bahrambeygui draws upon twenty seasons of coaching experience as the Director of COAST VBC. He has coached collegiately at both the University of California, Irvine and the University of Wisconsin. Over the years Ozhan has founded or directed three different elite club programs. As a head coach, Ozhan’s teams have won six Junior Olympic medals in the 18 Open and two teams have finished as the #1 ranked team in the nation (most recently the 2014 COAST 18-1 team). Ozhan’s staff has earned seventeen additional Junior Olympic medals for their girls and boys teams while working in his club program.
As a San Diego native, Ozhan has trained ten Union-Tribune and North County San Diego “Players of the Year”, thirty-six “Senior Aces” athletes (previously termed Fab 50), thirteen high school All-Americans, twenty-four Pac-12 players, seven collegiate All-Americans, five AVCA National D1 Players of Week and three NCAA Division I National Champions. In 2016, four of Ozhan’s former players were among the top women on the AVP. In 2010, five COAST players participated in the NCAA Division I Final Four for indoor volleyball. At the prep level, fourteen athletes were named JO All-Americans, and another ten athletes have served on various U.S. age-group national teams. In all, Ozhan has helped place over 200 athletes in four-year volleyball programs, forty-six of which have played at top 25 Division I programs and another forty-three athletes competed for Ivy League schools.
The following athletes played club for Ozhan:
Carli Lloyd USA Olympic Setter (2016, and current starter for Team USA) 2009 NCAA DI Player of the Year
Summer Ross 2018 Gold Medal FIVB World event in Moscow, 2018 AVP’s top player and USA’s Top FIVB Team, USAV Beach Female Player of the Year
Juliann Faucette NCAA D1 Indoor Freshman of the Year
Candice Wiggins NCAA DI Basketball Player of the Year
Megan Faraimo Gatorade Softball National Player of the Year
Lexi Sun Gatorade Volleyball National Player of the Year, 2017 #1 recruit in the nation
Outside of club Ozhan has trained women AVP beach players, and he continues to work in collaboration with members of the U.S. national team coaching staff through their various junior and youth level programs. Ozhan has maintained a position on the SCVA board since 2006 and continues to be the Southern California region’s primary representative at USA Volleyball’s YJOV meetings in Colorado Springs.
Ozhan received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biology at UCSD in 1996 and received his Juris Doctorate in 2001. Ozhan is married to Stacy Bahrambeygui, and has three children Aiden, Indie, and Scout who join the happiest yellow Labrador on earth, Bentley.