Jan. 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
It is an understatement to say that John Mayer is a busy person. When he isn't training and competing to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, he serves as head coach of the men's volleyball team at Santa Monica College and a volunteer assistant for LMU's sand volleyball program.
An accomplished player throughout his career, Mayer helped Pierce College to a State Championship while playing under current LMU head coach Tom Black, guided Pepperdine to a National Championship in 2005, and was named AVP Most Improved Player in 2009 while competing against (and defeating) some of the best sand volleyball players locally, nationally and internationally.
With such a high level player and coach volunteering his time to the LMU program, LMULions.com decided to sit down with Mayer to discuss his successes, his progress toward Olympic qualification, reasons for wanting to coach and share his abilities with young players, and thoughts on coaching with his former high school and collegiate coach in Black.