Coach Andy joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! Prior to WAVE, Andy coached at Tamarack BVC, AVP, and University of St. Katherine's.
• Coached and privately trained current AVP players
• Worked with current and future Division 1 and NAIA athletes
• Worked individually with players when struggling to enhance confidence and strengthen playing skills.
• Motivated athletes to become stronger, more agile, and more effective through training habits, efficient movement, and proper nutrition.
• Increased player strength, agility, and skills through successful practice planning.
• Developed game plans and adjusted them to meet various game situations.
• Evaluated film of competition matches to assess strategies and plan counter approaches.
• Recruited student-athletes of the highest caliber to elevate team performance.
Growing up in Bakersfield, California, Andy didn’t have many opportunities to participate in men’s volleyball. However, by the age of 17 Andy had already been traveling around California winning Men’s Open Division Tournaments. Andy graduated high school in 1994. He then attended Bakersfield College. In 1996 he walked onto Santa Barbara City College as a starting outside hitter. From 1997-1999 Andy continued to travel around the country on a men’s indoor team as well as competing in Grass Open Tournaments and AVP Qualifying Beach events like Hermosa Beach and The Manhattan Open. All this while graduating with a BA in Liberal Studies from Cal State University Bakersfield and getting married. He continued his education and received his Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential through Point Loma Nazarene University. In 2000, at the age of 24, due to a lingering back issue, Andy decide to retire from playing but not before winning the 2000 California State Men’s Open Championship in Ventura Ca.
Andy is a current AVP Beach coach, having coached and worked with players such as: Andrew Dentler, Lila Tucker, Seain Cook, Noah Dyer, Jon Ferrari
Players would describe him as “dedicated, caring, and encouraging.” Parents say, “Absolutely outstanding! I have seen him work with them (the players) specifically setting goals on what to do each day, mental prep, strategy, thought process...a great mix while encouraging perfect practice.”
“I feel that the players need to understand not only the physical side (what works and why it works) but also the mental side as well. Once you get to the professional level of beach volleyball, the players’ physical abilities are very similar. It comes down to the mental side of the game which is under-taught in my opinion. Regardless of age, players need to get in the habit of practicing like the pros do. Practice makes permanent.... perfect practice makes perfect.... each shot, each action, always seeking to be exceptional vs. competent.”