Coach Kelly Hughes
Coach Kelly was the captain of the Varsity Beach Volleyball team at Carson-Newman University for 3 seasons. Prior to that, she was a dual athlete at Missouri Baptist University playing both indoor and beach volleyball. During her collegiate career, Kelly spent most of her time at the 1 and 3 seeds, won multiple player and team awards, and placed 3rd at Small College Beach Nationals in 2017. She has 3 years of coaching experience, 9 years of experience playing competitive beach volleyball, and 13 years of playing indoor volleyball. During the winter, you can catch Coach Kelly coaching with Virginia Elite as a floater coach!
Coach Emma was the captain and middle blocker at Wesleyan University. She lead the program to a change in culture, going from 5-19 to being a consistently ranked top 25 team. During her time at Wesleyan, they won Little Three titles, the NESAC conference titles, the Regional title in the NCAA tournament and played in the NCAA National Championships. She has experience coaching and leading offseason practices for 5 years. Emma has 5 of years playing beach volleyball and 11 of years playing indoor volleyball.
Our coaches are trained by some of the top coaches at the collegiate level. They are approachable and patient with young, beginner athletes. Feel free to reach out!