Mike Terrill
Mike Terrill
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 909-261-2447
Email: mterrill@pasadena.edu
Year: 8th Season in 2024
Events: 2017, 2018, 2021 South Coast Conference Champions


Mike Terrill continues to keep the Pasadena City College women's volleyball program among the state top 20 after a 19-9 season, earning the SoCal #13 seed, and winning a first round playoff match. The Lancers were ranked #18 in the final State Top 25.

He enters his eighth season in charge of the Lancers in 2024. His program has reached the Southern California Regional Playoffs in each of the past six seasons.

Last year, Terrill's squad had six players reach the All-South Coast Conference team, led by the school's second-highest, all-time kills leader in outside hitter Emma Yogan, a 2-time First Team selection who landed 612 kills in her 2-year career. Setter Lindsay Delgadillo passed the 1,000 assists mark in her career as she joined the First Team along with 2-year middle blocker Ashley Gilbert

The All-SCC Second Team featured libero Makayle Chiechi, who passed the 600 digs mark in two seasons, opposite Kyley Chang and outside hitter Reese Roper, who was a State Player of the Week to open the season.

In 2022, PCC was ranked #17 in the final CCCWVCA State Top 25 as it took state tourney participant Grossmont to five sets in a hard-fought SoCal Regional first round home loss. The team finished 17-8 and was the #8 SoCal seed.

He guided the play of All-South Coast Coneference First Team setter Bia Silva, who was twice a State Player of the Week selection in both of her seasons here. As the most versatile player to ever play under Terrill, she is the only Lancer in school history to total at least 700 assists, 300 attack kills, 300 digs, 90 aces and 50 block kills in a career. Silva earned a scholarship to play for NCAA Division I UC Riverside. 

An October sweep over Cerritos was Terrill's milestone 100th victory. 

Terrill accomplished a feat in 2021 that had never been done before in state women's volleyball. He directed a perfect 18-0 record in winning his third South Coast Conference title.

In doing so, PCC recorded the most victories ever by a a team to win any conference championship. The Lancers went 16-0 in round-robin SCC matches, then need two more in the SCC Championship Tournament, including a 5-set win over Mt. San Antonio to accomplish the record and the championship. 

His '21 squad finished 23-2, including an amazing 20-match win streak, the second-longest in school history, as it tied the 2009 team for most overall victories in a season. The team earned the South Region's #2 seed, but was shockingly upset by #15 College of the Canyons in the opening round of SoCal Regionals. The Lancers had the best serving team in SoCal and were #2 in the state in aces per set at 3.5. 

The Lancers were ranked #5 in the final regular season CCCWVCA State Top 25 and #15 at the postseason ratings.

Another first for the Lancers and Coach Terrill was the first-ever, All-American selection (Third Team) for a PCC player in outside hitter Nalani Young. Young ended her terrific Lancers career by becoming the first PCC player to have more than 500 kills and 600 digs over a 2-season career. She was named All-State, the first time a Lancer earned that distinction since 2012.

Young led seven PCC players on to the All-SCC Team. With Young, opposite Camila Sanchez-Tellez earned First Team after also being named SCC Tournament MVP and another First Teamer was middle blocker Monet Latunde

It took just two years for Terrill to turn PCC into a conference champion. In 2017, Terrill was the South Coast Conference North Division Coach of the Year after directing the Lancers to a perfect 8-0 record in winning the North title. Terrill's Lancers did it again in 2018 with another SCC North crown.

Coach Terrill, as well as all PCC coaches, had the entire 2020-2021 sports season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So while he begins his seventh season this year as coach, it's his eighth year running the volleyball program.

In 2019, Terrill put together the most victories by a PCC team since 2012 with 19 wins. The Lancers earned their first appearance on the CCCWVCA State Top 25 Rankings in Terrill's tenure as the Lancers finished the season at #23. PCC made the postseason for the third straight year, earning the #12 seed. Young earned All-SCC First Team selection as a freshman, and was the first Lancer to ever record both 300 kills and 300 digs in a season. All-SCC Second Team choice/libero Grace Crawford became the first Lancer to reach 700 digs (709 overall) over her two seasons. She set the school's single-season digs mark with 394 in 2019, breaking the mark set by Pamela Galvan of 360 a year earlier. Outside hitter Erykah Wilson also earned All-SCC Second Team honors.

In 2018, the Lancers played a hard pre-conference schedule and while they finished at 13-13, they won a SoCal Playoff play-in match in a home sweep over rival Mt. San Antonio, and then the No. 16 seed gave then state #1 Irvine Valley a tough time in a 3-set Round 1 loss. Terrill directed the SCC Libero of the Year in Galvan and guided the talents of All-SCC selections in First Teamers in outside hitter Leslie Rivera and opposite Abby Martin, and Second Team choices in outside hitters Camille Ferguson and Janell Currier

In 2017, PCC finished 18-10 overall and advanced to the postseason as the No. 15 seed, won a home Play-In Round playoff match over Ventura before being eliminated by No. 2 MiraCosta in Round 1 of the SoCal Regionals.

The Lancers' entire starting lineup was named to the All-SCC North Team including conference MVP and setter Emily Leung. Also making First Team were outside hitters Paige Clingaman and Vanessa Lopez, and middle blockers Lania Potter and Rachel Johnson. Leung led the entire SCC in assists at 9.24 per set. Opposite Kendall Schmedes and libero Kelsey Sarreal were chosen Second Team. Leung is the first PCC MVP since 2012 and just the third ever to be recognized by the South Coast. Terrill is the first PCC head coach to be named Coach of the Year since Tammy Silva in 2012 when the Lancers last won a conference crown.

Before coming to PCC, Terrill spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at the Division I level. He took on his first collegiate head coaching position as the Lancers coach, hired in June, 2016.  

In 2016, Terrill coached the Lancers to a 16-9 winning season and a second place finish in the South Coast Conference North Division. Three of his players earned All-SCC North First Team honors, including sophomore outside hitter Rayleen Rivera, who set a PCC record for most kills in a single match with 30 in a contest against Chaffey. Another All-SCC First Teamer was frosh setter Leung. An aggressive serving team, Terrill's Lancers totaled 239 aces, an impressive 2.75 per set or sixth in the state. 

Previously, Terrill served as an assistant coach at UC Davis (2014-15), Ohio State (2013), UC Riverside (2011-12) and San Diego State (2009-10). He also served as a volunteer assistant at Cal State Monterey Bay in 2007-08.

At UC Davis, Terrill was the program's defensive coordinator. For the Aggies, he coached two All-Big West Conference First Team selections in Kaylin Squyres and Kendall Walbrecht.

At Ohio State, he handled defensive strategy, scouting and recruiting while working with the outside hitters and liberos. The Buckeyes ranked as high as No. 12 in the AVCA Top 25 national poll and ranked among the Big Ten Conference's team leaders in digs per set. Terrill also helped bring in a recruiting class ranked 22nd nationally by Volleyball magazine.

At UC Riverside, Terrill was the defensive coordinator and trained outside hitters, including two 2012 All-Big West honorees in Amanda Vialpando and Ashley Cox. 

In 2015, Terrill, 35, guided the Five Starz VBC club 16-1 team to the National division gold medal at the Junior Nationals in New Orleans. His squad went 11-0 and surrendered only one set to MAVBC Travel 16 in the title match, finishing with sparkling 22-1 set record. 

Terrill played outside hitter for USC, where he completed his bachelor's degree in psychology in 2006. He added a master's in kinesiology from San Diego State in 2011.

He was a 2-time (2002-03) All-Pacific League first team selection at Claremont High, earning Co-MVP honors as a senior.


2022-Bia Silva, UC Riverside (D1)--only sophomore on roster
2021-Verenice Gonzalez, La Sierra (Riverside), Monet Latunde, Siena College (New York) (D1), Kei’ana Pascua, San Diego Christian College, Camila Sanchez-Tellez, Cal State Dominguez Hills (Carson), Saku Yoshioka, Redlands Nalani Young, La Verne
2019-Grace Crawford (Saint Katherine)
2018-Camille Ferguson, Life Pacific (San Dimas), Sharon Ohlgisser, Ottawa (Kansas), Jada O'Mally, Dillard (Louisiana)
2017-Emily Leung, La Verne
2016-Rayleen Rivera, William Woods (Missouri), Hannah Clarke, Pacific Union College (Angwin, CA), Michelle Boyd, Cal State Los Angeles