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Zach Underwood - 18 Green (2023-24)


Why I Coach

I absolutely love the sport of volleyball. I want to see the guys side of the game grow, especially in Colorado. I want the athletes to learn to coach themselves and each other by growing their game IQ so that they can fall in love with the sport and want to continue to play or coach.

2023-24 Recruiting Coordinator

Zach will step into the additional role of recruiting coordinator for the TCV Boys program in the 2023-24 season. Zach's experience with collegiate programs (Grand Canyon Men, Arizona Christian Women, Colorado College Women) and deep knowledge of the Team Colorado program makes him a great fit to help interested athletes/families navigate through the recruiting process. 

Team Colorado 2022-23

In his first full season coaching with Team Colorado (2022-23 season), Zach lead TCV 18 Green to a 14-11 D1 RMR record and top 10 ranking in the Region (4 RMR Power Top 5 Finishes), a silver bracket win at the Southwest Boys Bid Classic (18 USA bid), a bronze bracket win in 18 USA at the Dennis Lafata Boys Classic (St. Louis) and a 9th place finish in 18 USA at USA Volleyball Boys Nationals. 

18 Green athletes coached by Zach were highly awarded in 2023:

  • Landon Keathley: CHSAA Honorable Mention All-State, AVCA West Region Player of the Week, Continental League All-Conference 1st Team
  • Trystan Maloney: AVCA High Risers List, Pikes Peak 1 League 2nd Team, RMR All-Star Team Selection
  • Bryce Owen: Pikes Peak 1 League 1st Team, Gazette Preps Peak Performer 2nd Team
  • Zak Schaffer: Pikes Peak 1 League 2nd Team 
  • Stephen Wink: Continental League Honorable Mention
  • Anderson Phillips: Gazette Preps Peak Performer 2nd Team

Playing Experience

Team Colorado is delighted to welcome back TCV Alumni Zach Underwood as a coach for the boys program. Zach played for the TCV Boys program from 2016-2019. He was part of the first group of boys to compete for Team Colorado and helped build the program.  As a senior, he helped set the 18 Black team to a 10th place finish at the Winter Boys Volleyball Championship in Chicago, a 9th place finish at the Dennis Lafayta Boys Bid Tournament in St. Louis and two RMR Boys Power victories. 

As a high school athlete, Zach set the TCA and District 20 programs to three state tournament appearances and was named All-State three times. Zach participates in adult events including Colorado grass volleyball tournaments. 

Coaching Experience

Since graduating high school in 2019, Zach has been involved in coaching volleyball. His experience includes: 

  • Student manager: Grand Canyon University Men's Volleyball
  • Boys JV High School Coach: Marcos de Niza High School (Arizona)
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach: Arizona Christian University
  • Coaching clinics lead by Arizona and Rocky Mountain Region directors
  • Girls Assistant and Head Coach: Marcos De Niza High School (Arizona)
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach: Colorado College