Beach Volleyball Coaching Staff
Sarah Straton
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: University of Western Australia, 1992
Experience: 1 Year

Former Olympian Sarah Straton joins the UCLA sand volleyball coaching staff in 2014 as a volunteer assistant.

Straton represented her native Australia in beach volleyball in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney with partner Annette Huygens Tholen. She also represented Australia on the FIVB World Tour from 1995 to 2000, earning a World Tour Bronze medal in Osaka in 1996.

Straton, who was born in Minneapolis, Minn., was a member of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour from 2001 to 2010. She recorded one victory, with partner and former Bruin Linda Hanley, in 2001 at a tournament in Muskegon to become the lowest seeded women’s team to win an AVP event. In 2006, Straton ranked in the Tour Top 10 in blocks, kills and hitting percentage.

Straton, who graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1992 with a degree in human movement and exercise science, is married to Greg Noyes. The couple have a daughter, Alex (11) and son, Zach (9) and live in Redondo Beach.