Beach National Team Training Group
IC Coach

Patty Dodd is a Beach National Team Training Group independent contractor coach. She’s currently a coach with MBSand out of southern California.

Dodd is a longtime coach, former member of the Colombian national team, UCLA All-American and a Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame inductee. She played 16 years as a professional beach player, including with the WPVA, AVP and FIVB. She also played indoors professionally in Italy in 1985.

After graduating from UCLA, she worked as an assistant on the 1984 Bruin team that won the NCAA title. As a club coach, she’s worked with Santa Monica Club, Sunshine VC and Mizuno Long Beach; and she was also the middle school coach for American Martyrs School for 10 years. She’s been the director of the Dodd Volleyball School since 2013.

Her work with Team USA dates back to 2013, and she’s led teams at the U13, U15, U17, U21 and U26 levels. In 2016, she coached Sarah Sponcil and Torrey Van Winden to fourth place at the FIVB U21 World Championship. She’s worked with the senior Beach National Team the last three years, and holds both BCAP and CAP certifications from USA Volleyball.