Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Brandon Crisp was named head volleyball coach at Eastfield in April 2014, and after only four seasons, Eastfield has experienced tremendous growth under his leadership.
Eastfield's volleyball team won the 2017 NJCAA National Championship, the NJCAA Region V Championship and the Metro Athletic Conference Championship. The team finished 28-7 overall and 10-0 in conference play.
In 2016, Eastfield finished third in the NJCAA National Championship tournament and won the NJCAA Region V Championship and the Metro Athletic Conference Championship. The team finished 26-5 overall and 10-0 in conference.
In 2015, the Lady Harvesters reached the NJCAA Region V Championship match and finished the season ranked among the top 17 teams in the nation, followed by a second place finish in the Metro Athletic Conference with a record of 7-3, with an overall record of 16-13.
In Coach Crisp's first year in 2014, he led Eastfield to the NJCAA Region V semifinal match, and the team finished in fourth place in the Metro Athletic Conference with a record 6-4, with an overall record of 7-17.
In the past four years, Eastfield has produced three First Team All-Americans, four National Championship All-Tournament players, one national tournament MVP, two conference MVPs, eight First Team All-Region/All-Conference players, five Second Team All-Conference players, 21 Region Players of the Week, five NJCAA National Players of the Week, 23 conference academic honorees, six NJCAA Academic All-Americans and three Chancellor's Award for Academics honorees.
Coach Crisp was selected as the 2017 NJCAA Division III Coach of the Year; AVCA Two-Year College Southwest Region Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017; NJCAA District C Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017; and Metro Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017.
Crisp brings a wealth of experience to Eastfield and comes to the Harvesters after spending the 2013 season at East Carolina University as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. While at ECU, Crisp was responsible for handling all aspects of recruiting, scouting and film exchange. His expertise managing Data Volley and Data Video assisted the Pirates in statistical, video and scouting analysis. While working with the Pirates, Crisp helped ECU more than triple its win total from the previous season and guided the squad to its first five-match winning streak in five years.
Before arriving at ECU, Crisp worked at Fordham University as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He implemented new offensive and defensive systems for the Rams, which resulted in the team doubling its win total in just one season.
Prior to his stint at Fordham, Crisp served as a volunteer assistant coach for the University of California, Riverside, where he helped the Highlanders tie the school record for the most wins in Big West Conference action.
Before his time at UCR, Crisp spent two years as an assistant coach at California Baptist University, coaching both the men's and women's volleyball teams. At Cal Baptist, he helped the men's squad to back-to-back NAIA National Championships in 2010 and 2011, after the Lancers knocked off nationally ranked opponents such as No. 2 UC Irvine, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 Pepperdine, No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, No. 7 Long Beach State and No. 8 UCLA in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) play.
The Cal Baptist women's team also saw success, as Crisp coached the Lady Lancers to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, Cal Baptist was ranked as high as No. 2 in the NAIA, while the Lancers earned a No. 6 ranking in 2010.
Crisp got his start coaching collegiate volleyball at perennial powerhouse University of Southern California from 2003–2008. He helped lead the Trojans to the 2007 Final Four, and they finished ranked third in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll. A year earlier, Crisp helped guide USC to the Sweet Sixteen, and the Trojans concluded the season ranked eighth in the AVCA.
Crisp was also the technical coordinator for the USA Girls' Youth National Volleyball Team in 2008. During this time, he helped guide the USA Girls' Youth National Team to a Gold Medal after the squad swept Mexico at the NORCECA Girls' Youth Continental Championship in Puerto Rico in 2008.
On the club level, Crisp coached with the Santa Monica Beach Club from 1999–2007, including a third-place finish at the Southern California Junior National Qualifier. In 2008, he coached for Revolution Volleyball Club, and in 2009 he coached at Top Gun Volleyball Club, where he helped lead the 17-Red Team to a top-five finish at the California Finals Tournament.
Crisp has also spent time coaching at a variety of camps, including at the University of Southern California, Pepperdine University, University of Oklahoma, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of California at San Diego, California Baptist University, USA Volleyball Holiday Camp and Gold Medal Squared.
Crisp also worked as a high school coach from 1998–2005. Most recently, he served as head girls' varsity coach at Hart High School in Newhall, California, and as head boys' varsity coach at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California.
Crisp earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from California Baptist University in 2011.