Traci Weamer

Traci Weamer

Director / Master Coach

Traci was a three-time first team All-American in indoor volleyball at Concordia University, Irvine (2006-09) where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a minor in History. She was named the Female Student-Athlete of the Year in her final season at CU Irvine in 2009. Weamer began her college career at Cal State San Bernardino (2005-06) where she garnered NCAA Division II Freshman of the Year accolades.

Following a successful collegiate career, Weamer began playing beach volleyball in 2010 competing in the National Volleyball League (NVL), the Jose Cuervo Pro Series and the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals). In 2012, she became the youngest female player to qualify for the AVP Championship in Santa Barbara, Calif., and recorded her best finish on tour in 2014 with a fifth place showing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Weamer made her pro beach debut on the AVP Tour in 2010 at Huntington Beach with playing partner Tanya White.

Weamer has also competed internationally as a member of the USA Beach Volleyball team since 2012. She has tallied seven medal stand finishes including two gold medal finishes in St. Lucia (2012) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (2015). Other medal finishes include earning silver at Grand Cayman, Cayman Island (2015), Antigua, Guatemala (2014), Trinidad & Tobago (2012) and Chiapas, Mexico (2012). She also captured a bronze medal in San Jose, Costa Rica in 2013.

A native of Upland, Calif., Weamer began her coaching career as an undergraduate assistant at Concordia University Irvine in 2010. She then spent four seasons as a coach for the Tstreet Indoor Volleyball Club team in Irvine coaching all ages ranging from U-12, U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-17. Weamer led the U-14 Open division to a silver medal finish in 2011. She then served a one-year stint (2014-15) coaching club beach volleyball in Huntington Beach with the Bear Coast Beach Volleyball Club.

In 2016 she served as a volunteer assistant coach, under Florida State University head coach and 2016 AVCA Coach of the Year, Brooke Niles.  While at FSU, she helped guide the Seminoles to a runner-up finish in the Inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball championships and a #2 season-end ranking, while producing 2 NCAA All-American players.  Alongside her FSU coaching duties, she also served as the Director and Master Coach for the FSU Jr’s beach volleyball club.  

Weamer’s coaching experience also extends to the AVPFirst, where she serves as a community outreach coordinator.   When she’s not coaching, Weamer also writes a blog for the AVPFirst and was a contributing writer for the blog ‘The Unwritten Rules, featured on the AVP website.  Following the 2016 beach season at Florida State.

           

 

Rich Lambourne

Rich Lambourne

Master Coach

Olympic Gold Medalist

Rich Lambourne was the product of a Navy family that had the good fortune of an uncommonly steady childhood in one place: San Diego, CA. Though Rich’s father was a die-hard baseball fanatic, and had spent countless hours teaching his Little League All-Star son to play the great American past-time, Rich pursued volleyball. With unrelenting support from his mother, a little height and some talent, his fledgling volleyball career took off, and he landed at BYU during the early years of the BYU Men’s Volleyball Program, where he impressively majored in Japanese.

In 1999, Rich was a key component to BYU’s first NCAA National Championship title as a starting outside hitter. The next year Lambourne made the U.S.A. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and by 2006, the converted libero’s defensive skills had become world-class and Rich was named the Pan-American Cup’s “Best Defender.” Subsequently in 2007 and 2008, Lambourne was recognized, quite literally, as the best defensive player on earth as the FIVB World League’s “Best Libero.” n 2008, Lambourne’s playing career hit perhaps its highest peak, winning the Gold Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics under the helm of Head Coach, Hugh McCutcheon, Rich’s friend and former Assistant Coach at BYU; a life event he also devotedly accredits to his mother’s unwavering support.

Now, a two-time Olympian, having achieved the world’s highest honor in volleyball, Rich has focused his efforts to coached some of the best American contenders in beach volleyball the last few years, including his current team of Casey Patterson and Theo Brunner.