Coach Kylie joined the WAVE coaching staff in 2023! She honed her skills under the tutelage of beach coaching legend, Jeff Alzina at Santa Clara University, where she served as the graduate assistant for the beach volleyball team for two seasons. She also coached for Mandala Beach Volleyball Club in Los Gatos, CA.
Before her time at Santa Clara, Kylie made waves of her own on the sand. She played three seasons at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She was a three year starter and captain for the Islanders. Prior to that, she transferred from Cabrillo College, where she played indoor and beach for the Seahawks. She and her beach team left an indelible mark by securing the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship in 2018.
Kylie is a Marin County native, hailing from the picturesque town of Larkspur and played four years of indoor for Redwood High School. Her volleyball journey first began at the age of 11, where she first fell in love with the sport while playing indoor at Absolute Volleyball Club until she was 18.
In Kylie's eyes, beach volleyball is an endless realm of learning and growth. She firmly believes that there's no singular 'right way' to play the game; instead, it's all about embracing creativity and relishing the learning journey. For Kylie, the path to improvement and ultimate enjoyment of the sport are intertwined - the more you learn, the more fun you have!