COACHES

KATIE SPIELER

Katie is a current professional player on the AVP tour and international circuit. She holds a career best 3rd place finish on the AVP with multiple top 10 finishes over her 3 years on tour. She has won 3 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals internationally, with her most recent win as the 2019 World Champion for Beach Volleyball 4 x 4. Additionally, she is a back-to-back Seaside Champion, Waupaca Champion and Laguna Beach Open 2x Champion. She graduated from the University of Hawaii as a two-time beach volleyball All-American, 2016 Big West Conference Champion and Pair of the Year, Top 30 Nominee for NCAA Female Athlete of the Year, four-year captain for UH beach volleyball, and 2016 Female Athlete of the Year for University of Hawaii. She has experience working with Stanford Beach Volleyball, USA HP programs, multiple clubs across the U.S. as a guest coach, and Patty Dodd's indoor and beach clubs in Manhattan Beach. Additionally, Katie has worked with a range of athletes in Santa Barbara and has helped them reach their potential and goal of competing collegiately. Katie is looking to provide opportunities for the youth in her hometown of Santa Barbara while pursuing a professional career in beach volleyball.

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DANA KABASHIMA

Dana was a four-year, D1, full-scholarship outside hitter for Villanova University where she was team captain, recipient of the 1,000 Career Digs Achievement Award, 4-year member of the Big East Academic All-Star Team, and awarded 1st Team All-Tournament.  After college, Dana played professional beach volleyball on the AVP, NVL, and NORCECA tours.  She also enjoyed coaching a club volleyball team at Gary Sato’s and Sinjin Smith’s HAX volleyball club, and multiple volleyball camps for Marv Dunphy at Pepperdine.  Dana has been trained by some of the best coaches in the country, including Liane Sato, Gary Sato, Marv Dunphy, Gilad Doran, Gene Selznic, and Dane Selznic and is excited to share her knowledge and love for volleyball.  Dana was also the Youth Director at SBVC for 2 years, directing 3 youth programs with over 300 athletes.  

ANTHONY MEDEL

  • Bio

  • Professional: AVP, NORCECA 1999-2010

  • Career Best: 2nd (2 times), AVP, 1st NORCECA

  • College: Golden West, First Team All-Conference

Anthony Medel is one of the most successful beach volleyball players to come out of Santa Barbara. Playing professionally for over 10 years, he battled some of the greatest players in the history of the sport - taking down Olympians and learning from the best minds while playing. He adds a unique perspective of how to move and train technically to translate into playing at the highest level in competition.

MIKE STEWART

  • Bio

  • Professional: AVP, NVA, held the #1 ranking as California Beach Volleyball Player

  • College: Ohio State, 2011 Division 1 NCAA Champion

  • Eduation: BS in Exercise Science, CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Strength trainer for Platinum in Summerland

CANDICE LANCASTER

KESLIE BROWN

LEXI MICHALESON