Magnum Club Directors
Eric has been a club director since 2000. He founded Carpe Diem Juniors Volleyball Club in November of 2000 after working with 2 other clubs. Carpe Diem progressed fully into Magnum in 2008 and Eric is still the director of Magnum. He grew the club from its humble beginnings with just 2 teams to what Magnum is today. Eric has been the only club director of Magnum Volleyball Club and this provides consistency and stability to the organization.
Eric has been coaching volleyball in 1997 as a student coach with the University of South Carolina Gamecocks under Head Coach Kim Hudson. He worked with the team for 3 years and learned great technical training from some of the best. During his time at USC he also began coaching Club volleyball as he coached for Gamecock Juniors (the only club in Columbia at the time) for 2 years. After graduating from USC he coached at the high school level for 1 year at Cardinal Newman where they won the SCISA Class 3A Upper Region in his first season. He then took a position at the collegiate level with a 3 year stint at Columbia College (NAIA) where he increased the schools standing in the region each year. Eric returned to coaching at the high school level where he coached at White Knoll High School. He took the Timberwolves to a 3rd place finish in the state playoffs in 2015. He currently coaches at Lexington High School in Lexington, SC where he led them to a Region Championship and also another 3rd place finish in SC 5A in Nov 2017.
Erica became the assistant director for Magnum in charge of the U14 and under teams during the 2019 season. Erica is know from her ability to coach the younger players. Her teams have always been successful both in club and school.
Erica began her volleyball coaching career at White Knoll High School where she coached the JV team. She started with Magnum in the 2015 season coaching the 13 Black team with David Tiffner and taking them to the AAU National Championships. Erica has successfully coached both U14s and U13s teams to great success.
Before coaching Erica played high school and club volleyball in Michigan. She played club for Michigan Elite (a well respected JO club). She then went to play volleyball at Notre Dame College for 3 seasons.
David started helping as a club director for Magnum during the 2018 season. David was instrumental in the rebranding of Magnum and the decisions about tournaments that the club will attend. David is also instrumental in the development of the coaches for U14 and under as he works with them on their practice designs as Master Coach. In 2018 he coached both the 14 and 13 Mizuno teams.
David began his club coaching career in 1996 with two seasons with Gamecock Juniors. Both teams that he coached were 18s teams, one of them won Regionals and went and competed in the USAV Junior Olympics in San Jose, California. He then coached 5 years at White Knoll High School. Four of those years White Knoll was 2nd or 3rd in the region and competed in the playoffs. David then got back into club coaching for Magnum. He has been coaching with Magnum since 2006. David has been coaching for Magnum at the U17s level since 2009 and finished 2nd in the Region for 2 years before winning the Region in 2012. David's teams have continued to do well each year in both the PVA and SAVL.
During the 2015 season David also became the Master Coach for the 13s age group and coached the 13 Black team that year. Since then David has been coaching 2 teams each season and has coached either the 13s and 14s team along with the 17 Mizuno team. In 2018 he coached both the 14 Mizuno and 15 Mizuno teams to very successful seasons.