Grand Canyon Beach Volleyball Coach Joseph Rohr Passes Away

  0 Braden Keith | July 18th, 2017 | Beach, College - Beach, News

Grand Canyon University assistant beach volleyball coach Joseph Rohr passed away on Monday. He was 43 years old.

Rohr spent 1 season as the assistant beach coach at Grand Canyon, where he worked with his wife Kristen, who was the program’s head coach. Joseph played professionally on the AVP tour and in the NVL from 2003-2012, which included a high finish of 25th in San Diego in 2003.

No cause of death has been announced.

Prior to their time at Grand Canyon, the Rohrs coached at Cardinal Mooney high school in Florida. Joseph was also the head coach at Riverview High School for two seasons from 2014-2015, and with his wife formed COastline Volleyball in 2012.

Condolences and memories on his passing went out across social media as news spread on Monday evening. A few of those posts are below:

Another classmate and friend taken from us far too early. Our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of…

Posted by Matt Bower on Monday, July 17, 2017

Joseph Rohr we will play again someday my friend. Miss you and your all inspiring talks and hugs. I love you bud.

Posted by Kent Ammons on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Life is so precious and fragile.💔Beach volleyball is a community, it is a lifestyle and we are family. Our family just…

Posted by Corey Chaos-Robertson on Monday, July 17, 2017

To say I was shocked to hear the passing of Joseph Rohr was an understatement. To say my condolences to Kristen Batt is…

Posted by Phil Thiegou on Monday, July 17, 2017

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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