|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
Meagan Schmitt is in her first season as head coach of Cal's beach volleyball program after spending last year as an associate head coach.
Schmitt, a Cal alum who is one of only two players ever to play in two NCAA Final Fours for the Bears' indoor team, ran all the day-to-day operations of the program last season. She was elevated to head coach last July while Rich Feller was named Director of Volleyball.
Schmitt was a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection during her tenure as a defensive specialist for the Bears. She was a team captain in 2010 and helped Cal make its only two Final Four appearances in school history in 2007 and 2010.
Immediately after graduating from Cal with a degree in American Studies and a minor in education, Schmitt became a volunteer assistant coach for Loyola Marymount’s indoor team. She was promoted to full-time assistant the following year.
When Loyola Marymount debuted its sand volleyball program in 2013, Schmitt became a full-time assistant coach for that program as well. She helped lead the Lions to a No. 8 final ranking in 2014 and twice led Loyola to the AVCA Sand National Championships. She also helped produce two AVCA San All-Americans.
Schmitt is an accomplished sand volleyball player herself, having achieved a AAA rating from the California Beach Volleyball Association for each of the past three years.