About Craig

Craig started his beach career playing on Belmar Beach and the Jersey Shore. He quickly rose the ranks of the local JSVBA events to playing in AVP Tour events. His professional beach life was cut short via injury, but that just launched his coaching and beach tournament directing career. Craig started his beach coaching career on the West Coast when he was the Head Coach for recreation international and the Sand Buenvatura Beach Volleyball Programs. While there, Craig became a Tournament Director for the California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) and also became the lead volleyball advisor for numerous TV shows, movies and made for TV events. Also during that time, Craig was the Tournament Director for the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships. After his time in California, Craig moved to North Carolina where he started the Atlantic Coast Outdoor Volleyball Association which ran grass and sand tournaments across the Southeastern United States. From there, Craig moved to Virginia Beach where he was tasked with regrowing and reenergizing the Tidewater Volleyball Association Beach Program. He grew the program from tournaments with 12 teams and 5 nets & leagues with only 40 adult teams to tournaments with over 200 teams and 64 nets and leagues with over 400 teams, a full juniors program with over 200 juniors athletes! Craig also was instrumental in growing the ECSC and Neptune Festival Volleyball Tournaments to some of the largest and highest amount of prize money on the East Coast! Craig was able to Partner with the Toyota Pro Beach Volleyball Tour to host their two yearly championships at the ECSC and Neptune Festival each summer which brought players from all over the world to Virginia Beach to play. After leaving Virginia Beach, Craig became the National Tournament Director for the EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour which hosted 32-40 events each year crisscrossing the county hosting televised events with professional athletes from around the world! Craig was also the Master Coach for the EVP Academies Beach Volleyball Program where he helped design and implement EVP Academies across the country to help grow the sport of Beach Volleyball. At its peak, the EVP Academies had over 20,000 kids and 10,000 adults playing yearly in the program designed by Craig. Craig was also the coach many of the tour players looked to for additional coaching and training while they were on the road between events. Most recently, in 2022 Craig was named the Tournament Director for NAIA Beach Volleyball National Championships.