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, 9th place at both the 2019 Austin AVP and the 2021 Atlanta AVP.
Recruiting & Event Coordinator, Assistant Director
Angela "Benny" Bensend
Angela Bensend was a standout at LSU and continued her indoor career, playing professionally until 2013. Benny moved on to beach and found success on the AVP tour with multiple finals appearances. She has been coaching juniors for 8 years (most recently with MadSand) and was a recruiting coordinator for her previous indoor clubs.
Competed in Track & Field for Texas State University but immediately switched gears and started competing in Beach Volleyball upon graduation from college. Jack is very competitive and learned beach volleyball as quickly as he could. He decided to start coaching with Silver Beach to help grow the local scene of beach volleyball. It has been so rewarding to watch our athletes develop into top competitors and role models for the next generation.
Outside of beach volleyball, Jack works full time for a real estate investment company.
Jerod grew up wrestling and playing football and later in life transitioned into muay thai, Brazilian jui jitsu and then discovered beach volleyball. He was hooked from the start, but the journey wasn’t easy. Luckily, he found training early and went from not being able to pass a ball to winning high level tournaments and competing in AVP Qualifiers and AVP Next tournaments. Jerod is excited to help others with their passion for beach volleyball and pay back all the awesome coaches and trainers who helped him, by sharing his knowledge with the next generation.
Born and raised in Austin Texas, Regan's first childhood memories are sitting in her dad's lap watching her mom play beach volleyball at Aussies. She has had an unwavering passion for the sport since she can remember. She played club volleyball since the age of 11, was a 4 year varsity starter, and spent her summers training in Hermosa Beach. She attended Texas A&M University, and although they did not have a beach program during her years there, she never lost a love for the game. Regan moved back to Austin to work at Google, but a full time job hasn't stopped her from coaching and playing sand volleyball every chance she gets.
Played basketball originally and found a love for beach volleyball after college. He competes in tournaments all around Texas (and sometimes cool places like Seaside, OR!) but his favorite place to play is right in his own backyard. Home court advantage! Jack is a student of the game and loves sharing what he learns with others.
Started Silver Beach in her backyard as a place for her kids to train and learn to love the sport. She now oversees the direction of the club, is the best sub coach around, and her kids have set the standard for the type of play, attitude, and joy we hope every athlete who joins Silver Beach develops.