Coach John Lizama has over 25 years of coaching experience to his credit. He has been the Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Indoor and Beach collectively for 13 years and coached both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams to Bronze Medals at the 2005 South Pacific Mini Games for Beach Volleyball (Guam’s only medals in the Pacific Games history). 


He is an internationally certified coach gaining certification with the IOC and FIVB as well as the Australian Volleyball Association, where he assisted the Australian Men’s National Team through an Oceania National Olympic Committee coaching scholarship. 


He has coached at the Junior National level for 16 years competing at the USA Volleyball Championships having numerous players go on to play NCAA Volleyball. He has lent his expertise coaching DoDDs teams in mainland Japan. 


Coach Lizama was also selected and inducted as one of 165 Sports Legends of Micronesia. Coach Lizama is the current coach for the CFAY (Yokosuka Naval Base) Men’s and Women’s Varsity teams and was the Head Coach for the British School in Tokyo winning multiple league championships for both the boys and girls team.

Coaching Experience

28 years of Coaching Experience at the Junior National and International Senior Level

Officiating Experience

25 years of Officiating Experience


2012- 2018

Kami No Te and Hot Wasabi - Yokosuka Varsity Volleyball Head Coach


*Players going on to make the All-Navy Women’s Squad: Natalie Wahl, Brittannie Hollinger, Jennifer Thai, Christine Brown


2008 - 2011

Women's National Volleyball Team - Head Coach

  • ‘10 Micronesian Games, Korror, Palau


2003 - 2011

Head Coach Sakudi Volleyball Club, Guam USA

  • '04 U.S. Junior National Championships - 13th out of 74 in Championship Tourney

  • '05 U.S. Junior National Championships - 23rd out of 76 in Championship Tourney


*Players going on to play Division II & III Volleyball - J. R. Perez (Santa Monica College); Nikolaus Chaco (Santa Monica College); Andrew Schilling (Northland Baptist College); Micah Herron (Northland Baptist College)


2002 - 2009

Men's and Women's National Beach Volleyball Team - Head Coach

  • '05 South Pacific Mini Games, Korror, Palau - Men's and Women's -


*The Bronze Medals won by the Men’s and Women’s Beach National Volleyball Teams are the first and still the only medals won by Guam at the South Pacific Games (formerly known) and now the Pacific Games in it’s 54-year history.


1996 - 1998 and 2000-2001

Men's National Team (Indoor) Head Coach

  • 01' East Asian Games, Osaka Japan


1993 – 2000

Frutti Volleyball Club, Guam USA - Head Coach

  • '93 U.S. Junior National Volleyball Championships, Missouri – FLIGHT D RUNNERS UP

  • '97 U.S. Junior National Volleyball Championships, Denver, Colorado – FLIGHT E CHAMPIONS

  • '00 U.S. Junior National Volleyball Championships, Reno, Nevada - 9th out of 72 in Championship Tourney


*Players going on to play Division I Volleyball and U. S. Open Volleyball - Michael Silvas (Open - Northern California Volleyball); Tong Su Rivera (Cal State Northridge); Richard Chou (Pepperdine); Marvin Yamada (Hawaii at Manoa); John Paul Taimanglo (Rutger's University – SCHOLARSHIP &  USC PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFER); Marie Fernsler Eclavea (Lenoir-Rhyne University); Aubrey Posadas (South Carolina State University)


*Randall Toal was invited to play professionally in Japan



Oceania Olympic Training Center Scholarship Recipient:  Trained and Assisted the Australian National Volleyball Team.


Coaching Certifications:

  • '93 IOC/FIVB Level I Coaching Certification - Instructors:  Gerri Paulvino and Tom Tait

  • '98 Australian Volleyball Commission Level II Certification

  • '98 Oceania Olympic Training Center Coaching Certification

  • ’93 & '00 USA Volleyball IMPACT Certification; '04 USA Volleyball IMPACT Re-Certification