Aaron Benning Named Assistant Volleyball Coach

Aaron Benning has been hired as LMU's newest volleyball assistant coach.

April 28, 2014

LMU volleyball head coach Tom Black recently added to his coaching staff, hiring Aaron Benning as his newest assistant coach. Benning has served as the Director of Sports for City Beach Volleyball Club since 2004, and spent a total of seven years, including three as head women's volleyball coach, at Ohlone College.

Under his direction, Benning saw City Beach win nine Junior National Medals and over 180 Regional and National Tournaments. Consistently one of the top-25 volleyball clubs in the nation, Benning has guided over 155 of his City Beach players into collegiate volleyball programs since 2006. While coaching, Benning was also responsible for a variety of management and executive functions, including coordinating team scheduling and travel for 30 club teams, maintaining financial tracking and budgets, leading the performance of over 45 staff members and 300 club participants, and coordinating 15 financially successful volleyball product lines.

At the high school level, Aaron has coached numerous successful Bay Area programs, including St. Francis, Menlo and Sacred Heart. Working as a high school and juniors coach, he maintained a .760 winning percentage over nine seasons.

A leader in the coaching community, Benning has served as a Lead Camp Coach and a member of the Coaching Clinic Staff for Gold Medal Squared since May of 2007. Under those titles, he teaches Gold Medal Squared techniques and game strategies to both players and coaches of varying levels of play. He is Gold Medal Squared certified for Level I and II, and is USAV Impact certified.

Benning, a graduate of Yerba Buena High School in San Jose, Calif., earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreational Management from Cal State East Bay.




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