Meet Our Team

We are very proud of the incredible team we have, every team member brings a wealth of experience and talent to our club.

Our commitment to our athletes is the cornerstone of our club, and our team members are here to ensure we provide the best training experience. We are developing an academy like atmosphere that will support the growth and advancement of our athletes. From beginners to elites, we strive to thoughtfully give our athletes the technical expertise, strategic intelligence and the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills all while gaining competitive experience.

Jake Gibb

Founder, Director and Head Coach, Jacob Spiker Gibb, had a long and successful career in professional beach volleyball. Jake began his professional career in 2001 and been setting records ever since.

Gibb placed first in 34 AVP tournaments and 7 FIVB International tournaments. The four-time Olympian earned multiple Team of the Year Awards (USAV, FIVB, AVP) as well as three MVP awards (AVP), and was crowned FIVB Tour Champion in 2012.

Jake officially retired from pro beach volleyball in 2021 after competing in his fourth Olympics, but his story is not done yet. He is now focused on developing the next generation of elite players by establishing Spiker Beach Volleyball Club.

Marty Suan

Marty Suan started playing in high school in his hometown of Perth, Western Australia. As a junior he represented Australia at the first FIVB U21 World Championship and as a senior on the World Tour.

When Marty retired from playing, he turned his attention to coaching. While at the Australian Institute of Sport, Marty led the developmental men’s program and assisted the senior national teams. He coached on the World Tour and numerous FIVB Junior World Championships before returning home to co-found Perth Beach Volleyball School. He rejoined the World Tour in 2013 and in 2015 was awarded Volleyball Australia’s Coach of the Year.

He was recruited by AVPFirst and served as Director of Programs. In 2019, he became AVP Director of Sport and Competition and served as the Tournament Director for Pro events. In 2021, he returned as Competitions Manager.

Our coaches

Chandler Gibb

Chandler Gibb is an accomplished All Tournament MPSF setter who played for Concordia University, Irvine. Chandler then played for Team USA in the 2019 World University Games. After earning his Master’s in Creative Writing from University of Nottingham, Gibb was offered the opportunity to coach volleyball. Chandler has been a coach with Tstreet since 2019 and is currently the 18-1’s head coach.

Melanie Godel

Melanie Godel was a member of the Junior National Team in 1998 and 1999, and on the U-23 German National Beach Volleyball Team from 2000 to 2002. Melanie placed fifth at the European Beach Volleyball Championships in 2000.

She began her collegiate career at Long Beach State where she played for two years before transferring to the East coast where she led Long Island University to back-to-back Conference Championship titles. After college, Melanie went on to play professional indoor volleyball in Germany. She started her professional Beach Volleyball career in 2008.

Melanie is a Certified Personal Trainer and owner of MG Performance & Health, specializing in training elite athletes. She is still competing in AVP and Open tournaments and has been an AAA player since 2008.

Holland Jackson

Holland Jackson, started playing beach volleyball in high school for Dakine Beach Volleyball in Seattle. She attended Long Beach State where Holland was a member of the Beach Volleyball team for 3 years. While at Long Beach State, she was an academic All-Star all three years and team captain in her third year.

Christine DeRoos

Christine DeRoos, started her volleyball journey in Carlsbad, California playing for Tamarack Beach Volleyball Club. She played D1 beach volleyball at Long Beach State for four years and will be competing for UC Berkley while obtaining her master’s degree in Cultural Studies of Sport in Education.

In addition to collegiate beach volleyball, Christine regularly plays in CBVA and AVP tournaments.

Katie Kennedy

Katie Kennedy played both indoor and beach volleyball at Long Beach State University. She was team captain and honored with indoor All-Big West Conference awards as an outside hitter, opposite, and middle blocker, as well as All-Big West First Team on the beach as a blocker.

Katie graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a M.S. in Sport Psychology; she has been coaching volleyball for 5 years. In addition, Katie is a certified mindfulness instructor.

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