Tyler Hildebrand named USAV Director Of Beach Coaching

  0 Carly DeMarque | February 21st, 2018 | Beach, News

USA Volleyball has announced Olympic and collegiate coach Tyler Hildebrand as the director of coaching for its Beach National Team Program. The position that Hildebrand will be holding is new within the USAV organization and was designed with the intent to support the U.S. Beach National Team athletes and their coaches as they strive for success internationally and at the Olympics.

Hildebrand will head the search for recruiting athletes for the Beach National Team and ensure that USAV remains the forefront of coaching education and development. He will help maintain a Team USA culture among Beach National Team athletes and coaches.

USA beach volleyball has a rich Olympic depth, as the U.S. beach teams have medaled at every Summer Olympic Games since the sport came to full medal status in 1996.

Hildebrand has a strong beach connection for the USA, as he helped Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Additionally, he has spent time coaching April Ross/Jenny Kessy, April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings and Emily Day/Summer Ross.

Hildebrand enters the position after spending a season with the University of Nebraska, helping the team in his single season to the NCAA Division I National Championship. He will part ways with the program following the beach season. Prior to Nebraska, Hildebrand was an assistant coach for the Long Beach State men’s program from 2013-15 an as associate head coach in 2016-17. He has also spent time as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s Indoor National Team.

In his playing days, Hildebrand was a four-year starter for Long Beach State from 2003-06, was the team to the NCAA DI final in 2004. He was named a three-time first team AVCA All-American with the 49ers. Hildebrand also played for the U.S. Men’s National Team from 2006-12.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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