Our Team

Our world class team of coaches

Craig Moore aka CMoore

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Craig (aka. CMoore) has been involved with volleyball since 1997 as a player and a coach, coaching his first indoor team when he was in grade 10. He is currently in training to be a NCCP certified Competition beach volleyball coach. Growing up, Craig always had a strong connection to sports. He played and coached soccer at a high level, playing on multiple Provincial teams and was part of the Whitecaps academy program. After an injury forced him to retire from soccer for good in 2004 he came back to volleyball and quickly reconnected with the sport. CMoore’s first year playing beach was in 2009, after that summer he was hooked and knew that’s where he wanted to be. He starting coaching beach vo

lleyball the following summer by teaming up with Sean ‘Sandy’ Sanderson and coaching the Volleyball BC youth camps at Kits beach, and he has been coaching youth and adults at all levels since.

Craig’s goal is to help each player take their game to the next level both mentally and physically, this is achieved by bringing a fun, hardworking, and analytical approach to coaching beach volleyball. His coaching resume includes working with many athletes who have received NCAA, or CIS scholarships, and athletes who have had several provincial and national top 4 finishes in both beach and indoor. When Craig is not coaching or playing volleyball, you might find him travelling, snowboarding, playing golf or water skiing. Unless school is in session then you will find him in a classroom teaching high school math and science.

Sean “Sandy” Sanderson

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Sean Sanderson (Sandy) has been involved in volleyball his entire life. His mom even won a tournament while pregnant with him! High School volleyball was the highest level of indoors he played, hockey was a bigger part of his life at the time. On the ice, Sandy won a National Championship playing junior hockey.

Upon moving to Kitsilano and discovering high performance volleyball in his early 20’s he was hooked. Sandy has been playing beach competitively for 13 years and coaching for 10. He started working with sideout in 2014 and is excited to be a part of the program. Wanting to stay involved with volleyball more, he got back to coaching indoors this past season working with high school and club teams respectively. A highlight of his coaching career would be coaching UBC for four games on an interim basis.

Through his coaching style, sandy passes along his love and knowledge for the great game of beach volleyball to his athletes.

 

Darby Dunn

My name is Darby Dunn. I am currently playing beach volleyball while attending university but let me tell you how I got here..
I started out practicing in a small group of friends from indoor volleyball and quickly fell in love with the game. My first time playing beach was with SideOut in the summer after grade six. Each summer I became more invested in beach volleyball. Which -in the nine years that I’ve been playing beach volleyball- has lead me to one bronze and two silver medals in the three years that I competed at the Beach Youth National Championships, a silver medal at the Western Canada Summer Games, a bronze medal at Canada Summer Games, and representing Canada at the U21 World Championships in Nanjing, China.
I hope to see you on the courts this summer!

 

 

Sara Pantovic

After playing a multitude of sports growing up, Sara found volleyball at age 11. At age 17 she joined Sideout and immediately fell in love with beach volleyball. During her own beach and indoor career, she has won a gold medal at 18U Beach Provincials, a silver medal at 18U Beach Nationals and a silver medal at club Provincials with BCO.  When it came to making a decision about post secondary, Sara visited a few schools

for indoor and beach in the states. She also considered saying home to play indoor at UBC. Eventually, after a tough decision she decided to commit to the University of Arizona for beach volleyball. Growing up, Sara’s life had been so positively impacted by amazing coaches here in Vancouver that she is incredibly excited to give back and keep contributing to the volleyball community through her new role as a coach. She hopes that she can now help younger athletes on their journey to reaching their fullest potential by sharing all the knowledge and skills that she’s acquired through her experiences of playing both indoor in Canada and beach at Arizona, as well as being someone who younger athletes can always look to for support as they develop both as athletes and individuals. Sara enjoys all things nature, and is currently studying Nutritional Sciences at UBC.

 

Jeff White

Jeff played his indoor volleyball with the Thunder volleyball club and carried on to play two seasons with Capilano University. He coached several teams through high school and was part of restarting the boys BCO program on the north shore.

Jeff’s love for beach volleyball started while helping organize the pro tournaments on kits beach and has been an active part of the beach volleyball community ever since. As well as playing in the local Kits beach volleyball association tournaments, he spent several years coaching a variety of age groups for volleyball bc on the beach as he transitioned his coaching style to the outdoors. Jeff is excited to be part of his third year with side out and can’t wait to get started on another great beach year!

Outside of volleyball, Jeff is an outdoor enthusiast and along with coaches CMoore and Sandy, he has been in the ocean at least once a month for 5 straight years! Although Jeff considers the beach to be “the office” he is an RMT in his professional life, so please don’t hesitate to bring him injury concerns!

 

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