Eric Baird is from Venice, California. He played volleyball and soccer in high school before earning a degree in kinesiology and a teaching credential from California State University Long Beach. He has coached club volleyball for more than 10 seasons, and he has studied basketball and golf with a variety of skilled coaches. At Duchesne, he is a P.E. teacher and has coached volleyball, basketball, and golf.
Lauren Darby is from Houston, Texas. She earned a BA in Environmental Science and an MA in Education from the University of Southern California, where she was a member of the volleyball team. During her athletic career at the school, she competed in three Final Four appearances for the team and was named as a Division 1 All-American twice; named to the All-Region teams twice; named a three-time all PAC-12 player and was named to the PAC-12 freshman team in 2008. She also competed for USA Volleyball, playing in the youth World Games in Macau, China, as well as in the North American Championships in Puerto Rico. Prior to starting at Duchesne, Mrs. Darby worked as a fifth-grade teacher in California, before working at the Children's Museum of Houston as a Science Curriculum Specialist. At Duchesne, she currently serves in the Physical Education Department as a teacher and coach, responsible for coordinating and running the Middle School volleyball program while being the head coach for the eighth-grade volleyball team. She has also assisted the Varsity volleyball team and high school program and coached basketball and Middle School track and field.
Erin Hogan grew up in Weimar, a small town west of Houston. Because she attended a small-town school, she was able to play multiple sports in high school — volleyball, basketball, track and field, cross country, as well as cheerleading. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she played intramural volleyball and basketball, and earned a degree in kinesiology. She has coached volleyball, track and field, basketball, and tennis at the Middle School level and has coached championship athletes in each sport. At Duchesne, she coaches Middle School volleyball and basketball.