Crean Lutheran High School Athletic Department would like to announce that Boys Volleyball Head Coach Glenn Henry will be stepping down to take a volunteer role in the program. Coach Glenn has accepted a promotion and increased responsibilities in his professional career. We congratulate coach Glenn and his family and look forward to him continuing to support the program in a volunteer role.
We are very excited to announce that last year’s varsity assistant coach, Brandon Pank will step in to lead the program. Coach Pank is a man of excellent character, Christian values and faith. Head Coach Pank is excited to continue the competitive tradition our Boys Volleyball Program has enjoyed over the past 12 years.
Brandon grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from Canyon High School where he was a four-year varsity starter and 3 year CIF 1st team honoree. He played high level club volleyball at Synergy where he won 3 junior Olympic medals (gold, bronze, silver) from 2004-2006. Brandon went on to California State University Northridge where he earned his degree in fine art with a minor in sport psychology. He began his coaching career in 2007 at both the high school and club level. In 2008, he won another Junior Olympic gold medal. Brandon led the girls volleyball program at Alemany High School and then transitioned to West Ranch High School where he helped lead the Wild Cats to their first ever league title in 2016. In 2017, Brandon moved to the Orange County area to coach at Long Beach State University followed by California State University Fullerton as the women’s volunteer assistant coach. After serving as varsity assistant coach under Glenn Henry last season Brandon is excited to step into his new role as varsity head coach and boys volleyball program director here at Crean Lutheran High School.
Coach Pank said, “I feel blessed and very excited for the opportunity to lead the Saints Boys Volleyball program and serve our boys and families at CLHS. Volleyball has been a big part of my life. My passion runs deep for the game. I look forward to sharing my love and knowledge for the sport with the boys. More importantly, I look forward to using volleyball as an avenue to help develop young men of Christian character, who care for others and will be prepared for their life after sports. Some of you know me already. I served as varsity assistant last season under coach Glenn Henry. As a part of the Saints family, I enjoyed my experience immensely and am looking forward to building and growing from last season’s successes.”