Stein Metzger enters his fourth season as the UCLA Beach Volleybal Head Coach in 2016, which will be facing many changes to the sport.
The first came on June 8, 2015, when UCLA announced that head beach volleyball coach Stein Metzger will leave his duties as assistant indoor coach to focus solely on beach. In addition, the Pac-12 Conference announced during the summer of 2015 that beach volleyball will become a Pac-12 sponsored sport effective this upcoming academic year (2015-16). Additionally, the NCAA will officially sponsor a national championship in 2016 and has already changed the sport's name from sand volleyball to beach volleyball.
Sean Fallowfield enters his second season as a volunteer coach for the UCLA beach volleyball team in 2016. Fallowfield brings with him volleyball expertise and a unique perspective from his 30-plus years as both a collegiate and professional player, a coach and a passionate observer.
Madie Smith begins her first season as the Director of Volleyball Operations for the UCLA women's beach volleyball program in 2016. Following a successful playing career at UCLA, Smith moved immediately into her new role upon graduating from UCLA in 2015.