Played Beach and Indoor volleyball for Louisiana State University where she held starting and leadership roles while earning a Masters in Sports Management. She is currently competing on the professional beach circuit and her top finishes include a 5th place at the 2017 Long Beach NVL and a 9th place at the 2019 Austin AVP.
Began coaching in 1992 with Chico State University before moving on to San Jose State, City Beach VolleyballClub, and then UC Santa Barbara where he helped lead the team to several Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight appearances. Coaching under Kathy Gregory, the original "Queen of the Beach" helped shape his view of the game today. He has been a Master Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Texas Eclipse the last 6 years and has developed their beach program along the way.
After his indoor career as a middle blocker ended, he has found success coaching at Texas Eclipse. Several of his indoor teams made it to the USAV National Championships. He has been playing or coaching beach volleyball in the Austin area for the past 15 years and has developed great knowledge and a love for the game along the way.
JOAN BELTRAN PUJOL
Juan Beltran Pujol was born in Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain. He originally moved to Austin to work as a bilingual teacher for Austin ISD in 2009. He has competed on the NVL tour, with a best 5th place in Dallas, as well as a 7th and a 9th at the Motherlode in Aspen. He is ranked the 5th best player in the Texas, Mountain West and Heartland AVP area. As a coach he has achieved CAP II in the US and level II in Spain, and BCAP being a demo athlete at the AVCA convention. He has been for Silver Beach as a head coach during the last 2 years. He is a very passionate coach! He loves playing, coaching, traveling and listening to music.