About Coach Sasha Karelov
Former Duke and Long Beach State volleyball standout, Sasha Karelov, graduated from Long Beach State in 2018 with her Master's in Kinesiology. Karelov also competed on the AVP Professional Beach Volleyball Tour where she qualified for two main draws- AVP Huntington and AVP Hermosa in 2019.
Karelov most recently spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi where she helped the Islanders to the 2021 regular season title, back-to-back Southland Conference Tournament champions (2020, 2021) and NCAA Tournament participants.
COLLEGIATE PLAYING CAREER
• Member of Division I indoor volleyball team as libero
• 3x All-ACC
• AVCA All-Region
• 2016 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
• AVCA All-American
Long Beach State
• Member of Division I beach volleyball team as graduate student transfer
• 2x All-Big West
PROFESSIONAL PLAYING CAREER
Competed on AVP Professional Beach Volleyball Tour - Qualified for two Main
Draws in 2019 at AVP Huntington and AVP Hermosa