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805 Beach Coach Jordon Dyer

Jordon 'Jordy' Dyer

          As a 5th generation Santa Barbarian, Jordy is deeply rooted within the local community. Jordy's passion for beach volleyball began while spending several of his childhood Summers down at East Beach learning how to play at the famous Jon Lee’s Beach Volleyball Camp. After graduating Dos Pueblos High School, Jordy went on to be a member of the USA Men’s Youth Beach Volleyball National Team (2009-2013), competed in the U19 Youth World Championships (Turkey, 2019), and graduated from Long Beach State in 2015. During his time developing as a player in the USA pipeline, Jordy was fortunate enough to have worked with, and been mentored by, many of the best coaching minds in the country. When he isn't running beach volleyball activities, he trains and still competes with aspirations to qualify for the professional tour.            

            Jordy has experience coaching at the highest youth, collegiate and professional level. His collegiate coaching career began as the Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Long Beach State Women’s Beach Volleyball Team. In his first year, Jordy helped lead Long Beach State to the Division 1 National Collegiate Championships, finishing 2nd in the nation (2015). After Long Beach, Jordy was hired as the Assistant Coach for Stetson University. During his 2 years at Stetson, Jordy helped lead them to 2 conference championships and top 10 national rankings. Jordy was apart of the biggest upset in NCAA Beach Volleyball playoff history where #8 Stetson beat #1 ranked USC at the National Championships (2019). Jordy has also spent brief stints coaching several AVP players throughout the years. Jordy coaches off and on for the USA Youth High Performance Beach Volleyball Program when time permits. Jordy founded 805 Beach shortly after he returned to Santa Barbara in 2019.

          The East Beach community and the game of beach volleyball have given so much to Jordy throughout his life. Jordy now aims to share these gifts and experiences with the local community and help grow this beautiful game. Jordy’s mission is to grow the game by introducing beach volleyball to the local youth while also helping develop them into the best versions of themselves in a safe and healthy atmosphere. He also aims to provide special experiences for the local adult community in a fun and social way. Let’s connect the community down at the beach!

          Alongside Ari, Jordy runs 805 Beach's Youth Summer Camps, Youth After-School Clinics, Youth Competitive Club, Youth Holiday Camps, Adult League, Adult Clinics as well as Adult Classes.

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805 Beach Coach Ariana Garner

Ariana 'Ari' Garner

          Originally from Sacramento, Ariana was a multi-sport athlete in high school playing volleyball, soccer and basketball at Rio Americano High School.. She earned four letters in both volleyball and soccer. She was a three-time first team all-league selection in volleyball as well as a three-time CIF champion in soccer.


          Ariana started her collegiate volleyball career at Santa Barbara City College where she played both indoor and beach volleyball. She was the starting setter on the indoor team and helped lead the Vaqueros to a pair of league championships. She earned all-conference honors during both seasons at SBCC. Ariana led the SBCC beach program to a 7-3 overall record. After playing two years at SBCC, Ariana transferred to Long Beach State to continue her colligate career playing beach volleyball. At Long Beach State, she won nine straight matches to start her first season, going 9-3 overall in dual matches. Ariana was the only player in Long Beach State history to have 30 digs in a match and did it twice! She graduated from Long Beach in May 2017 with a degree in Sociology.


          Ariana discovered her passion for coaching a decade ago and has since dedicated herself to guiding youth in both indoor and beach volleyball for girls and boys across various age groups. Her coaching experience extends to collegiate athletes at SBCC and adult beach volleyball through SB parks and rec. With a notable four-year tenure as the head coach for indoor and beach volleyball at Santa Barbara High School, Ariana led the Dons Beach program to consecutive CIF titles. Recently, she assumed leadership of the Women's Beach Volleyball Program at Santa Barbara City College, propelling SBCC to its inaugural state championship tournament appearance and securing the pairs State Championship title with one of her teams. Currently, Ariana collaborates with Jordon in organizing and managing youth summer beach camps, after-school programs, and adult classes in Santa Barbara through the city's initiatives.


          Ariana’s mission as a coach and mentor is to help athletes not only excel on the beach but to help develop each athletes' skills, foster teamwork, promote sportsmanship, and ensure a positive and supportive environment for all players.

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805 Beach Coach Josie Ulrich

Josie Ulrich

          Josie Ulrich was born and raised in Ventura, CA. In High School, she was named a 2019 AVCA High School Beach All-American and placed second in the gold division at the p1440 National Championship in Santa Monica that season. Josie was also on the honor roll all four years and was in the top 10 of her graduating class. She just finished up her senior year at Cal Poly SLO where she played beach volleyball under Santa Barbara native and Olympic medalist, Todd Rogers. Cal Poly was ranked top #10 in D1 NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball throughout the season in 2021. Josie recently transferred to University of Washington to complete her Master's Degree and also compete for a final year. Josie has been a coach for 805 Beach for three years now.

805 Beach Coach Meaghan Wheeler

Meaghan Wheeler

          Meaghan Wheeler, a California native raised in the San Fernando Valley, earned a full-ride college scholarship for volleyball at Chaminade College Preparatory. She played Division 1 indoor volleyball at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, setting a career kills record with an impressive 1,821 kills. After graduating in 2013, Meaghan embraced a professional beach volleyball career and simultaneously served as the Club Director at Industry Volleyball Club for seven seasons.

          In the face of challenges during the Covid era, Meaghan saw an opportunity for personal and professional growth. In 2020, she relocated to Santa Barbara and began training under Bob Cooley at The Genius of Flexibility, focusing on resistance flexibility and strength training to promote holistic healing and longevity for athletes.

          Meaghan's coaching journey started during her college years with four seasons at Digs Volleyball Club, where she eventually became head coach for two years. Upon returning to California in 2013, she held the pivotal position of Club Director at Industry Volleyball Club for seven seasons, combining administrative responsibilities with hands-on coaching.

          Expanding her coaching reach to the collegiate level, Meaghan served as the assistant indoor women's volleyball coach at Pierce College in 2018. In 2020, she joined Santa Barbara Volleyball Club as head coach, now entering her third season. In 2023, she joined the SBCC women’s beach volleyball coaching staff, helping the team reach the state championships for the first time. Meaghan Wheeler stands out as a volleyball dynamo, leaving an enduring mark as both a player and coach, embodying a spirit of excellence and dedication in the world of volleyball and life.

805 Beach Coach Cassidy Drury-Pullen

Cassidy  Drury Pullen

          Cassidy graduated from Cal, where she played 4 years on the NCAA Beach Volleyball Team. Before that, Cassidy spent several years competing and training with the USA national team youth pipeline. She has been a coach with 805 for two years and has also spent the past few years as the San Marcos High School Girls Beach Volleyball Head Coach, where her team won Channel League in 2022. Cassidy recently moved up North so she will not be coaching for us currently, but we hope she returns soon!


Maddie Leiphardt

          A native of Santa Barbara, Maddie Leiphardt graduated from Dos Pueblos High School. Maddie played 2 years of indoor and beach volleyball at Santa Barbara City College, earning Western State Conference Player of the Year in 2015. Maddie then transferred and played beach and indoor volleyball at California State Northridge for 2 years. From there, Maddie transferred to Loyola Marymount University for a graduate year and played a season on Loyola Marymount University’s Beach Volleyball Team. Maddie has several years of youth indoor and beach coaching experience (SBVC/Supernova). Maddie recently had a collegiate beach volleyball coaching stint at University of Utah and is looking forward to working with the 805 Beach Volleyball Club athletes! Maddie moved out of town but we hope to have her back soon to help coach again!

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          An Ojai native, Maddy Bailey graduated from Villanova Preparatory School. Maddy was a standout club indoor player for LAVA until she started training full time with the Valley Girls Beach Volleyball Club. Maddy just finished her Junior year on Pepperdine’s Beach Volleyball Team. Pepperdine has consistently been a top 10 D1 NCAA Women's Beach Volleyball Program since beach volleyball became a NCAA sport. Maddy has experience coaching at the indoor youth level as well as the beach youth level. Maddy moved down South so she will no longer be coaching for us but we hope to have her back again soon!

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          Kyle Skinner was born and raised in Arroyo Grande, CA and finished highschool at Santa Barbara. He trained on the USA Junior National Beach Volleyball team during highschool and into college competing in both Portugal and Switzerland for the U19 and U21 Youth FIVB events. He then played volleyball at Santa Barbara City College earning the male athlete of the year award in 2018 before transferring to The Ohio State University where he competed for two years before graduating in the spring of 2020. Kyle is looking forward to passing on his elite international level beach volleyball knowledge on to the 805 Beach participants. Kyle is currently living in LA but we hope to have him coach again for us soon if he decides to move back.

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