Terese Cannon, Scott Davenport and Sarah Sponcil
From left, Terese Cannon, Scott Davenport and Sarah Sponcil

TORRANCE, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2023) – USA Volleyball announces that it has hired Scott Davenport as its Beach National Team development coach.

Davenport began his coaching career in indoor volleyball at Cal State Dominguez Hills, but quickly found his way to the beach. He began coaching for U.S. Beach National Team athletes in 2008 and has since become one of the most storied coaches in beach volleyball.

“Scott Davenport has a proven track record of success at the highest levels, over several quads and with a multitude of athletes,” said Sean Scott, USA Volleyball director of Beach National Teams. “We are very fortunate and excited to have him as our Beach National Team development coach and can’t wait to see the impact he will have on the program.”

Davenport has worked with U.S. BNT athletes Sarah Sponcil, Terese Cannon, Theo Brunner, Chaim Schalk, Nick Lucena, Brooke Sweat, Matt Fuerbringer, Ryan Doherty, Casey Patterson, Lauren Fendrick and Emily Stockman among others. He’s also coached for Canada, helping Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes win the 2019 world championship.

“I’d like to thank Peter Vint and Sean Scott for the opportunity to lead the Beach National Team program forward,” Davenport said. “Player development embodies my coaching philosophy and I feel like this position couldn’t be a better fit for my strengths as a coach. I’m excited to begin working with the Team USA players and staff. Together, we can elevate the beach pipeline and continue to produce the highest quality Olympic medal contenders.”

In addition to his national team experience, Davenport served as the managing director of the AVP Academy from 2016 to 2020.

Davenport played college volleyball and led IPFW to a final four appearance. He also represented the United States at the 1999 Pan American Games and became an AVP regular from 1996-2009.

He has a Master of Arts degree in education from Cal-State Dominguez Hills.