The 2023-24 inaugural high school boys volleyball season gets underway next week, with the winter sports season coming to a close. To prepare fans for the upcoming season, the Deseret News has compiled preseason capsules for every team in 3A. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information.

The region rankings are based on coaches’ preseason projections.

Here are the 3A teams and players to watch this upcoming season.


1. Morgan Trojans

2024 Schedule

Head coach: Kyle Komenda.

Coach’s comment

“Boys volleyball is about to explode in Utah. Having the sport sanctioned will be a game-changer. The schools that have handfuls of players with preexisting experience from playing club volleyball will have the immediate advantage this year and next. It will be very interesting to see who rises to the top. I think we can expect some surprisingly high-level competition this first year, with the level of play sure to rise quickly over the next 3-5 years.”

Players to watch

  • Dex Wallin, MB/OPP, Sr.
  • Jack Komenda, OH, Jr.
  • Madden Bell, OH, Jr.
  • Caleb Stephens, S, Fr.

2. Ogden Tigers

2024 Schedule

Head coach: Tim Wright.

Coach’s comment

“We are very excited for the inaugural season. We have needed volleyball to be a state-sanctioned sport for many years now and I’m excited to be a part of the first year. We have a great group of athletes who are excited about the game and have various levels of experience. I look forward to some great competition.”

  • Players to watch
  • Case Crowther, Setter, Jr.
  • Gavin Ording, MB, Sr.
  • Adam Ballard, MB, Jr.
  • Keen Corwther, OH, So.

3. Grantsville Cowboys

2024 Schedule

Head coach: Kelli Rexford.

Coach’s comment

“We are very excited to start a boys volleyball program and have some athletic and determined boys.”

Players to watch

  • Joe Wright, S/RS, Sr.
  • Decker Dzierzon, MB, Sr.
  • Ethan Powell, OH, Sr.

4. Ben Lomond Scots

2024 Schedule

Head coach: Chelsye Saulsberry.

Additional info not provided.


1. Juan Diego Soaring Eagle

2024 Schedule

Head coach: Sam Vaitai.

Coach’s comment

“Not sure what to expect. Did not have a good turnout for our tryouts. It’s going to be interesting.”


2. North Sanpete Hawks

2024 Schedule

Head coach: Austin Ison.

Coach’s comment

“I think this is going to be a great inaugural year of boys volleyball, this is a great chance and opportunity for all these boys to finally represent their high schools as the first ever boys high school volleyball teams. I am really excited for this developing program at North Sanpete, we have already had a ton of growth and we can’t wait to see what this year holds.”

Players to watch

  • Jack Wilkes, Outside hitter, Sr.
  • Dallyn Jenson, Outside hitter, Sr.
  • Carson Cook, Libero, Sr.
  • Sean Allred, Setter, So.
  • Bradley Strange, MB, Jr.

3. Carbon Dinos

2024 Schedule

Head coach: Landon Fehlberg.

Coach’s comment

“We will have a great group of boys looking to give their best. I am excited to see how much the athletes will progress during our inaugural season. We will be looking to gain valuable experience.”


4. Judge Memorial Bulldogs

2024 Schedule

Head coach: Adam Warden.

Coach’s comment

“Excited to watch our boys and the sport to develop.”

Players to watch

  • George Frech, OH.
  • Senior-Eli Morrison, Middle, So.
  • Mthobisi Cendese, Jr.

Layton Christian (independent)

2024 Schedule

Head coach: Lily McGuckin.

Coach’s comment

“We are so excited that men’s volleyball is a sanctioned sport this year, and great things are about to come for this program. Our boys have been waiting all year for this season, and they are ready to play.”