Hayden Jones – Owner, Director and head coach
Hayden develops coaching resources for the International Volleyball Federation, teaches middle school PE in Huntington Beach California and is the owner of Golden Coast Beach Volleyball Club.
He is a former New Zealand National Beach Volleyball Champion, (2002) New Zealand King of the Beach (2000) and Asian Beach Volleyball Champion (2002).
His proudest professional achievement (above winning the Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in 2002 as a player) was the completion of his beach volleyball drill book, which has been translated into 3 languages and adopted by the FIVB for their global development program. Hayden was also contracted by the FIVB to create instructional videos to accompany the drill book which feature on the FIVB website.
Haydens passion for development of all forms of beach volleyball was the driving force behind him establishing and presiding over New Zealands largest beach volleyball club from 2000 to 2005.
Hayden was a Secondary School Physical Education teacher back in New Zealand before he moved to California to live with his wife Tracy Lindquist in 2009.
Olivia Kocsis – Assistant Coach
Olivia has lived in Huntington Beach her whole life. She played indoor and beach volleyball for Edison High School and currently attends California State University, Long Beach majoring in Speech and Language Pathology. She began coaching in 2014 at Orange County Volleyball Club and has been coaching for Golden Coast Beach Volleyball Club for four seasons.
Olivia played indoor volleyball as a setter for ten years. She played at Surf City and TCA Volleyball Club, competed at the USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance competitions, and competed in the Open Division for the Indoor Junior Nationals. Olivia was trained by silver Olympic medalist, Debbie Green.
Olivia has been competing on the sand for eight years. She has qualified and competed in five Beach Volleyball Junior Olympics. Edison High School’s beach volleyball team placed second in league in 2015 and first in league in 2016. Olivia also competed with the AAU Los Angeles Children’s Games Beach Volleyball Team. Olivia was trained by father of Misty May-Treanor, Butch May, and current AVP player, Geena Urango.
Amanda Sosa – Assistant Coach
Amanada is a Huntington Beach local and currently plays beach volleyball for Golden West College. More information about Amanda will be coming soon!