Founder and Master Coach
Sinjin Smith won 139 pro beach events in a Hall of Fame career that spanned four decades. A two-time All-American and National Champion at UCLA, the “King of the Beach” went on to win multiple World Championships and compete in the Olympic Games. An author, broadcaster, actor, executive and now Master Coach, Sinjin personally instructs all his coaches and many of his players, passing on a lifetime of knowledge. Fulll biography & timeline here.
Director, Sinjin Volleyball
A longtime player and high school coach, Dennis Marlow founded Crescent BVC in 2011 to offer aspiring beach athletes the level of training they expected from indoor clubs. Dennis co-founded the NCSVA with Sinjin Smith, a partnership that expanded to include Beach Volleyball Camps and CBVA tournaments. An alumnus of UNC, Dennis left the East Coast in 2002 to compete on the AVP Tour, which he did until 2005.
Head Coach, Beach Volleyball Camps
An experienced player and coach at the highest levels of the sport, Tom Slauterbeck is Head Coach of Beach Volleyball Camps in Santa Monica, CA. Tom has coached with Sinjin Smith, Randy Stoklos and Karch Kiraly and trained elite athletes for NORCECA, AVP, NVL and CBVA competitions. As a player, Tom was the top-ranked amateur player in California, qualified for AVP Opens 3 times, won 5 Bud Light Opens and won the José Cuervo Championship twice.
National Director - NCSVA
Daniel has played volleyball on powerful programs like Oak Park High School, Spectrum Volleyball Club, and Sonoma State Men’s Collegiate Club. He has over 10 years of experience as a coach, currently with Santa Monica College. Daniel also has his graduate degree in Kinesiology – Sport and Performance Psychology. When not involved in volleyball he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing hockey, and staying current on new movies.
East Coast Director - NCSVA, Sinjin Volleyball
Greg played indoor club volleyball while studying Civil Engineering at the University of Tennessee. As a middle blocker, he helped Tennessee win an NCVF National Championship in 2015. After making the transition from indoor to sand, Greg won the NCSVA National Championship in 2016 and also earned a AA rating for California Beach Volleyball. In addition to working as a structural engineer, Greg is the Assistant Director for Beach South Volleyball Club in Raleigh, NC where he lives with his wife.
Director of Social Media, Head Coach & Nutrition Consultant
A Minnesota Native, Amanda moved to California in 2011 and has been coaching volleyball for 8 years. She’s worked for several clubs including San Diego Volleyball Club, Genuine and Oceanside BVC, where she was Head Coach and Director of Nutrition. A graduate of Ohio University, where she played volleyball for 4 years, Amanda was a middle blocker and team leader for the Bobcats, earning Freshman of the Year and Mid American (MAC) All-Conference honors. She made Team USA’s All-Freshmen team and played in Argentina. Amanda’s OU team won the MAC 4 years in a row, finishing as high as 16th in the country after a “sweet 16” run in the 2005 NCAA Tournament.