The Molten Volleyball Club was organized in 1984. Coach Vee Hiapo and a group of All-American Seniors from BYU-Hawaii, University of Hawaii-Manoa/Hilo formed the first team. This team remained together for five years and won numerous tournaments in Hawaii and obtained 2nd place in the USA Women’s National Tournament. The success of the club continued with the training of high school athletes. Molten Juniors has produced many athletes that continued their careers through college, the USA National Team and the Olympic Team. Two former athletes are currently coaching on the National Team and the professional league. Many others are successful coaches in high school and operate their own clubs.
In 1991, the Hiapo’s moved to Arizona and the Molten Volleyball Club ceased. The Hiapo’s coached with IMUA Volleyball Club of Arizona. Molten was revived in 1994. Continuing the training in Arizona was an arduous task, but feats were accomplished. Athletes continued to be successful in high school, and pursued prominent careers in college. Like their Hawaii predecessors, awesome club and high school coaches were developed.
The Hiapo’s then moved to New Mexico. Coach Brian Hiapo completed his college education, and Coach Vee Hiapo supported the family through coaching at the University. The Hiapo’s are now back in Arizona, and so is the Molten Volleyball Club of Arizona. Watch the video about the three generations of this volleyball family!
In 2017, Molten Volleyball Club reached their 29th year in existence. After having many great years of success at the Junior College National level, and three State Boys High School Championships, Coach Vee Hiapo is currently the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach for the girls program at Skyline High School. Coach Brian Hiapo also coaches with the girls at Skyline and is the Boys Varsity Head Coach at Campo Verde High School. Both are still sharing their love and knowledge of the sport to all they come in contact with.