PAC Beach Coaches
Silila “Lila” Tucker is a professional beach volleyball player and coach, who moved to Southern California to continue pursuit of his professional beach volleyball career. He was born in Utah and spent his high school years on the island of Oahu, Hawaii where he was a part of the great volleyball culture that is ever-present in the Hawaiian Islands. After graduating from Kalaheo High School, he attended Graceland University on scholarship as a setter for the men’s indoor team. Upon graduating he moved to Houston with his wife Sahar and began working full-time while building his pro volleyball career. In Houston Silila was the Beach Master Coach for the Houston Volleyball Academy (HVA). HVA is the largest boys beach volleyball club in Texas and the growth of the players that were a part of the program was immense. Multiple players received college scholarships (boys and girls) and several players represented HVA in the US High Performance Championships from 2016-2019 bringing home multiple medals.
In 2018 at his 3rd AVP qualifier he qualified at AVP Chicago and placed 13th with partner Steven Roschitz. In 2019 he won 8-10 AVP Next tournaments in Texas making him the top player in “Zone 2” of the AVP Next circuit. He competed the first half of the 2019 AVP season with partner David Lee making it deep in qualifiers but coming up short of the main draw. He then competed with partner Joseph Hillman in the main draw of the Hermosa Open. The 2021 AVP Season contained his highest AVP finish so far, a 9th place finish in the Manhattan Beach Open, beating two higher seeded teams (12 and 5).
The summer of 2020 as we were all coming out of the COVID lockdown we were able to maintain high level practices at PAC Beach leading into the 2021 season. The team was able to capture some golds, silvers and bronzes along with many top 5 finishes in the team’s first year competing under Coach Lila’s direction. The team has been developing rapidly under Coach Lila along with his use of the 2nd Nature Performance profiles which allow him to specify the athletes techniques and training.
Ali Carey-Oliver was a 3 sport athlete in high school but chose to compete at the collegiate level in volleyball. She participated in multiple professional volleyball tours in Europe after college graduation and was an AA rated beach volleyball player. She has experience coaching volleyball with children as young as 5 years old all the way up to collegiate men and women and senior rec teams.