John Mayer

Player Information

  • Height: 6'1
  • Birthdate: June 11, 1982
  • Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
  • College: Pepperdine

Best Finish

  • AVP: 1st (4 times)
  • International: 4th (2 times)
  • Overall: 1st (4 times)

John Mayer was born June 11, 1982 in Thousand Oaks, CA. Mayer currently lives in Mar Vista, CA. He attended and played volleyball at Pierce College and transferred to Pepperdine University. While at Pierce College, he led his team to the 2002 California State Championship while being named tournament MVP. Upon transferring, Mayer was named starting setter and helped lead his team to the National Championship game. During his senior season, Mayer moved to play opposite hitter and again made it to the 2005 National Championship game.

Mayer made his AVP debut in 2003 at Hermosa Beach. In 2009, Mayer with partner Jeff Nygaard won the AVP Open at San Diego and was also named the Most Improved Player. In 2013, Mayer finished top-10 in all six events he entered into. Aside from his AVP playing career, Mayer is the head men’s volleyball coach at Santa Monica City College, and is assisted by AVP players Yariv Lerner and Billy Allen. In 2014, Mayer will pair up with Brad Keenan for the AVP Tour.

2014: John Mayer won the AVP St. Petersburg Open with partner Brad Keenan.

2015: Mayer formed a partnership with Ryan Doherty, and the duo’s six semifinals in the seven AVP events was the most on the Tour. They won in Seattle after knocking off the top three seeds while finishing second three times. They ended the year as the Tour’s top-ranked pair, while Mayer was ninth in digs per set (4.72). Mayer and Doherty played in six FIVB events, advancing from the qualifier four times, with a best of fifth in Long Beach.

What are your pre-game rituals?  
Serve and Pass and set and hit

If you weren’t playing professional volleyball, what would your job be?
Coach or stay at home Dad

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