Branden Higa is in his second season as an assistant coach for LMU volleyball. Higa came to LMU after working with Lion Assistant Coach Larry Smoot at the South Bay Volleyball Club.
In addition to his work with South Bay Volleyball Club, Higa spent three seasons coaching at the club level with Santa Monica Beach Club and Santa Clarita Athletic Club.
Higa has leant his volleyball expertise to numerous camps and clinics, including Kevin Barnett's Pro Performance Camp in Norfolk, Nebraska, and Nina Matthies' Volleyball Camp at his alma mater, Pepperdine.
The Lancaster, Calif., native earned a double degree in international studies and public relations from Pepperdine University in 1998. While a Wave, Higa played three seasons of collegiate volleyball.
Prior to his time in Malibu, Higa was named Junior College Player of the Year while at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif.
Higa currently works at a stationary company and resides in Torrance, Calif.