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Matthew McElhiney – Head Varsity Coach (9th Season at BR)
Head Beach Coach (2nd Season) / 941.962.4859

  • PCA Certified
  • USAV IMPACT Certified
  • USAV Beach IMPACT Certified
  • USAV Safe Sport Certified
  • 6th Grade Math Teacher at Haile Middle School
  • Indoor Director OTVA Sarasota
  • Owner/Director Wave Beach Volleyball Club
  • 18 Years Coaching HS & Club Volleyball
  • Club Teams have Qualified 4 times for the US Junior Olympics
  • 2018 & 2019 State Semi-Finalist for High School Beach Volleyball
  • 2018 & 2019 Regional Champions for High School Beach Volleyball


Ashley Hagood – Varsity Assistant (4th Season at BR)  / 941.538.2788

  • PCA Certified
  • USAV IMPACT Certified
  • USAV Official
  • Coach for Wave Volleyball Alliance & OTVA for the past four season
  • JV Coach at BR for 3 seasons & current Varsity Assistant
  • Played College Volleyball at Central Florida College
  • Played 4 years for MAV Volleyball Club & two years out of State.
  • Varsity Setter for Manatee High School

Frank Casaine – JV Head Coach (1st Season at BR) / 941.201.2581

  • PCA Certified
  • USAV IMPACT Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified
  • Currently coaches for OTVA Sarasota

Coach Frank has been around volleyball for 35 years as a player and a coach. His love for the game of Volleyball began in high school, continued in College where he attended and played at LeMoyne College, in Syracuse, NY.

Franks coaching career began as a student athlete in college, where he coached Volleyball at the Jewish Community Center in Dewitt, NY. After graduating in 1991, Frank has coached in various capacities, in various Clubs on the east coast US. During his tenure Frank has coached various players that have moved on to play or have played NCAA volleyball.

When not coaching, Frank serves as Divisional Vice President of Logistics for Bealls Outlet Stores. Frank is married to Irmarie for 23 years and have three daughters.


Jonathan Sherfy – Freshman Coach (2nd Season at BR) / 941.962.0120

  • PCA Certified
  • USAV IMPACT Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified
  • Indoor Head Coach at OTVA Sarasota
  • 16 Years Coaching HS & Club Volleyball
  • Recent Qualified his OTVA Sarasota 14 Team for US Junior Olympics

Past Coaches

Chad Sutton
Lacey Blackman
Nathan Pickett
Amelia Levy
Whitney McElhiney
Jessie Jones
Stephanie Knispel
Steve Haugh
Nicki Vaporis
Ellie Loge
Kevin Thompson
Erin Spivey