Coach Angie joined the Phoenix staff in February 2018 after spending four years prior running a K-12 volleyball program at Colegio el Camino, a bilingual school in Los Cabos, Mexico. Brown began her coaching career as an assistant varsity/head junior varsity coach for her alma mater high school SAHS (Stillwater, MN). She spent twelve years in that position as well as assisting the local club program, SAJO, in varying roles as board member, head 12/13/15’s coach and club director (2012-2013) as well. Additionally, she worked as a lead clinician for several youth indoor summer camps and clinics as well as three years of beach volleyball camps with All American Girls/Boys. A native of nearby Boca Raton, FL, Brown was a collegiate indoor volleyball player (setter/defensive specialist) at Elmhurst University, IL.
Coach Olivia began her volleyball career at the age of12 when she tried out for her indoor volleyball team at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and was a natural fit for the sport. She quickly fell in love with indoor volleyball and decided to partner up with a teammate to be trained professionally in beach volleyball. Her early training days took place at Kennedy Park volleyball courts, where we now hold our Phoenix Beach practices. Shortly after beginning her volleyball career in Miami, Olivia moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina where she was awarded Most Valuable Player in her eight-grade year and went to be one of the two freshmen to make her high school Varsity team. During Olivia’s freshman year, she played as an outside hitter but later earned her spot as libero/DS. Olivia was awarded Defensive MVP her Senior year. Coach Olivia also was part of indoor volleyball club for Chapel Hill Area where she was named North Carolina Mid-State All-Conference Player and Carolina Region USA Volleyball All-Tournament Player. She also was a VH1 Carolina Region 18U/16U Beach Volleyball Champion. as a beach volleyball champion, two-time Varsity MVP and three-time All-Conference Player with eight indoor club volleyball national championships under her belt, she is natural fit for her new position as the Phoenix Volleyball Club Tournament Director and Coach. She is very excited to hold her practices on the same courts where she started her training.
Coach Carlos started his volleyball journey in January 2021. By diving in head first to study the game and play as often as he could, he now plays at an advanced level. No stranger to youth athletics, Carlos grew up playing various sports like basketball, baseball and flag football during elementary school through high school. So though he volleyball career is short compared, he understands the value of hard work, team work and communication on the field. As a student at Florida International University, Carlos is working towards a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. In his day to day, Carlos is a manager for a customer support team. His daily focus is to develop and train his team to provide excellent service through expert communication and interpersonal skills. Building a team is what he excels in. When not working or playing volleyball, Carlos’ next favorite passion is rock climbing.
Coach Ian joined the Phoenix coaching in 2021 staff after first starting as a Phoenix youth player several years before. He used to practice with his father, on the courts of Kennedy Park and is now able to share this passion with players just like him. With a step-by-step approach, he is able to increase the skill level of each athlete, group, or team he is working with, no matter the age or level. He comes into each training session with range of training techniques to engage every player. Ian competes in Co-Ed and Men’s beach tournaments throughout FL.
Coach Angel started playing Beach volleyball at age of nine years old. He learned and developed a love for the game of volleyball from his father and other players who frequent the beach courts of Coral Reef Park. Angel joined the Phoenix coaching team to inspire the New Generation of Players. He is currently studying at Miami Dade College to become a Radiologist but can’t focus on his goal cause he’s always playing, coaching and training. Coach Angel loves the game so much, he built a beach court WITH LIGHTS at his home in Palmetto Bay.
Coach Bianka has been playing volleyball for the past 12 years, , recently finishing her indoor collegiate career at Shorter University as a Libero/DS. She has 6 years of coaching experience at MVA club team (Head Coach for the 14’s in 2017), True North Beach Volleyball in 2021 and now Phoenix. Bianka continues to train hard and competes in local tournaments as a beach volleyball player and is currently studying towards a career in medicine.