MEN'S COLLEGIATE BEACH PROGRAMS

From Coast to Coast in the United States, Activities are Already Happening to Grow the Game


There are many programs at various stages of growth and support participating in Men's Collegiate Beach. The programs listed below have provided the following information to make it easier for future athletes to accelerate their collegiate aspirations. Please email us if you are interested in sharing your program's information.

IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE  |  IRVINE, CA

Coach:  Tom Pestolesi (Beach), Ryan Windisch (Indoor)
Division:  Junior College
2020-2021 Scholarships:  On-Hold Due to COVID-19
Recruiting: On-Hold Due to COVID-19
Facts to Share: On-Hold Due to COVID-19

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY  |  LYNCHBURG, VA

Coach:  Kaleb VanDePerre
Division:  Club
2020-2021 Scholarships:  Academic scholarships are available
Recruiting: Details
Facts to Share: Men’s Beach Volleyball at Liberty University is a fully funded sport that affords our athletes the chance to train, grow and compete at a high level. We have 8 state of the art courts right on campus at an incredible beach facility housing showers, restrooms and a team space. Our athletes practice 4-5 times a week and work with the team’s strength & conditioning coach twice a week. Our team has access to private tutors, special academic advisors and mentors as well as early registration access. Our aim is success in the classroom, as well as growth and success athletically, mentally and spiritually as we train Champions for Christ.

STEVENSON UNIVERSITY  |  OWINGS MILLS, MD

Coach:  Aldis Berzins
Division:  NCAA DIII
2020-2021 Scholarships:  Academic scholarships are available
Recruiting: Active for Men's Indoor Volleyball, with plans to add Men's Beach Volleyball program in the near future.
Facts to Share: Over the past five seasons the Mustangs have finished nationally ranked in five seasons since 2013 and have spent a total of 54 weeks in the polls. Stevenson won the inaugural Middle Atlantic Conference title in 2018 and won its first conference title in 2016. The coach is an Olympian, who won the gold medal in the 1984 Olympics in LA and coached in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Stevenson is committed to being one of the first Men's Beach Volleyball programs to be established in NCAA Division III, joining the Stevenson's Women's Beach program which was the first of its kind in the NCAA Division III. Four Olympic quality beach courts are under the lights on campus, and ready to be played on by a new Men's Beach Volleyball team.
Website:  Men's Volleyball
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UNIVERSITY OF SAINT KATHERINE  |  SAN MARCOS, CA

Coach:  Danko Iordanov
Division:  NAIA
2020-2021 Scholarships:  Athletic and academic scholarships are still available. Scholarships for Orthodox Christian church members are also still available.
Recruiting: Student-athletes can play indoor and/or beach volleyball. It is not required to play both, pick one or the other, or restrict athletes from playing both.
Facts to Share: The University of Saint Katherine is a small, private, Christian university located in north San Diego County. The university is ideally located in Southern California about 15 minutes from the beach (Oceanside & Carlsbad), about 30 minutes from downtown San Diego, close to Orange County, and about 2 hours from downtown Los Angeles. San Marcos is a very student-friendly area, with Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College also in close proximity to us in addition to being one of the safest cities in California. USK offers a variety of undergraduate majors and a master’s degree in leadership. Our USK students are very competitive in gaining internships, jobs, and graduate school opportunities.
Contactdiordanov@usk.edu  |  562-712-1535 (cell)
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WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY  |  BABSON PARK, FL

Coach:  Carlos Jimenez (Head), Gretchen Hand (Assistant)
Division:  NAIA
2020-2021 Scholarships: Athletic (beach and indoor), academic and merit
Recruiting: Actively recruiting for beach and indoor for the 2020-2021 season, Open Tryout on July 29, 2020. The Tryout Schedule:
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Men's and Women's Beach Tryout (Campus Beach Volleyball Courts)
11 a.m. - Campus Tour for all Programs
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Men's Indoor Tryout (Sabbagh Athletic Center)
Facts to Share: Webber International is a small private university centrally located between Tampa and Orlando in Central Florida. Our student body is made up of about 93% student-athletes and with the addition of men’s beach volleyball this year, we want to showcase our commitment to the emergence of the sport at the collegiate level. We are opening a brand new sand complex that hosts 5 competition courts on the shores of crooked lake, adding to the tropical scenery around campus. Webber was the first school to offer women’s beach volleyball for the sun-conference and we hope to do the same for the men’s side for the mid-south conference. We currently have student-athletes from all over the world that participate in more than 25 fully-funded varsity sports.
ContactJimenezCE@webber.edu  |  773-387-1198
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WESTCLIFF UNIVERSITY  |  IRVINE, CA

Coach:  Chris Vu
Division:  NAIA
2020-2021 Scholarships:  Available
Recruiting: Active
Facts to Share: On a typical day, our athletes are up bright and early for morning practice & weights with a small break in between for lunch and preparation. You can often find us practicing either down at the pier in Huntington Beach or at the sand courts at The Great Park in Irvine. In addition to this, we would typically have team meetings and film sessions either before or after practices/competition, which can vary between individuals, positions, pairs, or as a collective team. Outside of our team's operations, the athletes are out and about handling their everyday tasks/needs which includes, attending class, finishing schoolwork, going to study hall, seeing the trainer for rehab/recovery, working at their jobs, and hanging out with family/friends at local spots/events in beautiful Orange County.
Contactchrisvu@westcliff.edu  |  714-209-1999
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