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Aaron Payne

Aaron Payne

Head Coach

Girls 17N1-Tempe


A message from Coach Aaron:

I am entering my 7th season as a coach for EVJ.  Over the last few years, my love for playing the game has transitioned into a love for coaching the game.  Coaching offers me the opportunity to; pass my knowledge of the game on to eager young athletes, watch them grow as players and teammates, and hopefully have an impact on their future.  As a coach, I work to instill discipline for the fundamentals, a strong work ethic, and a love for the game.  I focus my teams on detailed technical skills, high level defensive mechanics, fast paced complex offenses and increasing volleyball IQ.

When I decided to attach myself to a club, I chose East Valley Juniors because if it’s rich history, full of collegiate athletic alumni, the level of coaching offered at every level, and the culture of loyalty and family that starts at the top. I am proud to be a part of East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club and look forward to another season of the volley!

Coaching Experience:

Club Volleyball:

  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Phoenix, AZ
    2017-18 position: Girls Head Coach Tempe, 17N1
    2012-Present (Indoor Girls Head & Assistant Coach, national and regional teams: 18's, 17's & 15's)
    (2017 USAV Girls Junior National Championships, 17N1 qualifies in Open
    - (2015 USAV Girls Junior National Championships, 15N1 qualifies in Open
    - (2014 USAV Girls Junior National Championships, 3rd Place 15-National Division)
    2015 (EVJ Beach Coach, 12's-18's)

    2013-15 (Indoor Boys Head Coach, 16's & 17's)
  • Arizona Primitive Volleyball Club (now EVJ), Phoenix, AZ
    2004 (
    Indoor Girls Head Coach, 18's)
    2003 (Indoor Boys Head Coach, 16's)

School Volleyball:

  • Marcos de Niza High School
    2014-Present, Girl's Assistant Varsity Coach

Professional Volleyball:

  • PVL Sizzle Men's Professional League
    2014-15, Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2016-Present AZ Vibe, AZ Men's Region AA
  • 2009-16 R.A.P.I. Mens Club Team
  • 2002-2003 University of Arizona Mens Volleyball
  • 2000-2001 All Armed Forces Team
  • 1999-2001 All Army Volleyball Team
  • 1995-1997 Arizona Primitive Boys Club
  • 1995-1997 Mountain Pointe High School Varsity Team
    - Team MVP (1997)
    - City of Tempe All-City Team (1996 & 1997)

    - State Champions (1995)


  • University of Arizona
  • Married Shanda in 2013, daughters Evvy and Alex
  • US Army Veteran