Director / Master Coach
2016 Olympic Coach Scott Davenport is a professional beach volleyball coach for top professional and youth teams, most recently, leading a Canadian women’s team to a 5th place finish at the Rio Olympics. He has worked, and continues to work with various levels including Olympians, FIVB, AVP, NORCECA, NCAA, USAV, SCVA and AAU. His teams have acquired over 50 podium finishes and garnished numerous international and domestic individual honors, including FIVB Best Blocker, FIVB Best Defender and USAV Beach team of the Year. Scott’s developmental program consistently sees his teams improve their rankings every year.
In 2017, both of his teams have has tremendous success. The team of Sarah Pavan/Melissa Humana-Parades earned final four finishes in 6 of the 7 FIVB events they competed in (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medals) and are currently ranked #2 in the world. The team of Kelley Larsen/Betsi Metter-Flint have won 3 events this year (2 FIVB events and The AVP San Francisco Open title) and have earned 2 other AVP finals appearances.
Adam Schulz is the current Director of Technology and Education for AVP Academies as well as the assistant coach for the Canadian Olympic beach team of Pavan/Bansley who finished 5th at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He brings a high level of volleyball analytics having work as the head scout for both the Canadian indoor and beach women’s programs over the last 8 years. He spent 2 years as an international assistant coach in Brazil working with both the men’s and women’s program in Rio De Janeiro. Before working with the Canadian National programs he was a collegiate player and then Club and Collegiate Coach
AVPA Level 3 Certified Coach
Chris Flood is from Louisville KY, where he coached for Union Volleyball Club, Mercy Academy and at the University of Louisville. Chris was an assistant with Mercy Academy in 2013 when they finished top 10 in the country and 3rd in state. In 2014, he helped guide them to a 40-1 season winning State and the National High School championship. As a player, Chris won back-to-back NAIA National titles in 2015 & 2016 at Missouri Baptist University. He was listed as a First team All-Conference in 2015 and Second team All-Conference in 2016, 2015-2016 All-Tournament Team and garnished the 2016 Conference Tournament MVP award. Chris began his beach career in the fall of 2016. He started coaching for the AVP Academy in 2017, where he completed his Level Three Certification. Chris will also serve as the head coach and coordinator for the South Torrance High School Beach Volleyball Team.
AVPA Level 3 Certified Coach
A 17 year veteran JVA, AAU, USAV junior girls volleyball coach, Margaret completed her AVPA level III accreditation and began her inaugural beach coaching career as the Head Coach of the AVP Academy 14U & 12U divisions. Originally from Kentucky, Margaret played KHSAA and Club volleyball for six years where she won back-to-back MVP awards and a 1990 AAU All-tournament award. She continued her career playing NCAA Division I volleyball at the University of South Carolina.
Margaret uses a “whole-body” approach to her coaching; utilizing her continued education certifications in Sports Nutrition, Sport Specific strength and conditioning, Jr Agility, Behavior Modification and Sports Medicine. She continues to coach for notable area indoor programs including Sunshine Volleyball Club, American Martyrs School, South Torrance High School and volunteers for USYVL. Her teams have multiple gold, silver and bronze medals throughout her career. Some of her notable team awards are: 2017 AAU Volleyball Festival Division Winner; 2016 KHSAA Volleyball State Team Semifinalist; 2015 Central Zone Division Winner; 2011 JVA World Challenge Gold Champions.
AVPA Level 2 Certified Coach
Kyle has been a volleyball player at the club and collegiate levels. In 2009 Austin Juniors started their first Boys’ volleyball team with Kyle as one of the core players that went to USAV Junior Nationals and then becoming the first boys’ player from Austin to play in college in decades.
Indoor isn’t his only specialty, with years spent playing in multiple state tours, as well as his home state’s Texas Volleyball Tour. Kyle played his first open sand volleyball tournament in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since finding his love for the sand.
Kyle has coached girls’ volleyball in some capacity for over 5 years, also helping with his old boys’ volleyball program back home whenever he visits. Some of the programs he has worked with include Austin Juniors, University of Texas, Graceland University, Club Jollyville (Texas), and AVP Academy Northwest. Most recently, Kyle has coached indoor volleyball at Eastside Catholic in Washington, guiding the program to a stellar finish in their 2017 season.
Part of the breadth of experience that Kyle brings to the program is his experience in many different facets of personal fitness. Between working swimming coach, as well as helping family members to run a successful jump training program that built athletes an explosive and technically sound volleyball game.