Nate Yang, Sand Director
When Nate started playing volleyball during senior year of high school he had no idea the ride he was in for! He was so bad at first that he got kicked off of his first club team.
The experience fired him up. So did riding the bench his entire sophomore season of college. Nate worked hard to eventually earn MVP and CCVC All-State honors by his senior season playing indoor volleyball at UC Davis.
In 2014, Nate moved to Colorado for graduate school and began regularly training for and competing in local beach volleyball tournaments. Upon completing graduate school at CU Boulder in 2016, he made the move to Hermosa Beach where his efforts training in beach volleyball resulted in qualifying for the 2017 AVP Manhattan Beach Open.
He moved back to Colorado in 2018 with the goal to share the knowledge, resources and top-level coaching that he had been exposed to while living in Hermosa. He now lives in Evergreen, CO where he runs Flourish Beach (summer/fall) and Aretas Volleyball Club (winter/spring) — serving the Denver foothills community with youth and adult volleyball programs. In addition to still competing on the beach as much as possible, Nate enjoys mountain biking, hiking, reading, and tai-chi.
Nate believes that success is the action of doing your best – something he strives for on a daily basis!