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Kurt Vlasich
Kurt Vlasich
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 909-607-3565
Email: kurt.vlasich@cms.claremont.edu
Year: 4th
Overall Record: 61-27, .693
SCIAC Record: 30-16, .652
College: Pepperdine University

Born and raised in the heart of the inland empire, Kurt Vlasich attended Claremont High School where he was part of the charter program at CHS.  Vlasich helped form a talented group of players at CHS, and started a men's program with the Wolfpack in 1993.  He played as a varsity middle blocker in 1993 and 1994 while helping the pack go into CIF both seasons. Vlasich went on to play for Pepperdine University from 1995-1998 under Marv Dunphy where he had successful seasons as both a training setter and a serving specialist during the 1997 season. He graduated from Pepperdine University in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology.

Vlasich began his coaching experience when he came back to Claremont High in 1995, 1996, and 1997 as a volunteer assistant coach and setting coach with Don Braunecker.  He helped train and develop setters for Claremont High School and worked with other players on a individual basis.  Vlasich became JV Head Coach and Varsity assistant in 2001 for the Claremont Men's program at CHS where he helped win 2 JV tournaments, and lead CHS varsity into the CIF playoffs. 

After the 2001 season, Vlasich began coaching in the club ranks and coached the Foothill Volleyball Club Men's 18-1 team.  In the summer of 2001, Vlasich brought a team with below .500 average to over .500 and a substantial improvement at JO's leading the 18-1 program to flight brackets.  The following summer, Vlasich coached the Foothill Boys 18-1 program into the Bronze bracket at Junior Olympics, where his team captured first place in the bronze bracket (12th overall).

Vlasich began coaching at CMS Volleyball in 2002 under Coach Dianna Graves.  Over the next nine seasons, Vlasich helped build a team that made significant improvements from year to year, and finished in 2010 with an overall record of 18-11 and a 3rd place finish in SCIAC.  In 2011, Vlasich was named interim coach of the CMS Volleyball program, and guided the CMS Athenas to a 19-11 record overall with a 10-4 conference record helping CMS make the SCIAC conference playoffs.  In 2012, Vlasich was named Head Coach for CMS and 2012 saw similar production for the CMS Volleyball program finishing with a 17-10 overall record and a tie for fourth place in the SCIAC conference with Occidental College.  Vlasich has been an important part of the CMS Volleyball Program and in 2013 led the team to a school-record 25 wins and a berth in the NCAA Championships.

Coach Vlasich is married to Cindi Vlasich, and they have a five-year daughter named Rylan and a two-year old daughter named Arden.  They currently reside in Upland, California.