Texas beach volleyball hits the sand in preparation of debut season

Texas beach volleyball hits the sand in preparation of debut season
Texas volleyball players Asjia O'Neal, left, and Devin Kahahawai exchange a high five during Monday's team practice for Texas' new beach volleyball program at Whitaker Sports Complex. Texas' newest sport's first season will begin and end in March.

Molly Phillips’ past hurrah as a Texas pupil-athlete won’t be performed in the familiarity of Gregory Gym but relatively on the sand.

Following announcing that Texas would add beach front volleyball as its 21st varsity method and 12th women’s sport in 2023, longtime UT volleyball head coach Jerritt Elliott, who is overseeing the plan in the interim, decided that the most effective way to technique the inaugural period was to have assistant Erik Sullivan mentor the spring volleyball roster to play in a 14-match shortened period. The initial match is in March.

Though Sullivan’s résumé contains skilled encounter in indoor volleyball as an Olympian and beach front volleyball as component of the Four-Male Volleyball Beach front Tour, he is not Texas’ long-expression solution as head seaside volleyball coach. Right after the time wraps up in Fort Value at the conclude of March, the reins will be handed on to whomever UT athletic director Chris Del Conte hires.