Coach Ed

By supporting Ed's mission, you are empowering young athletes in their dream to train and compete. Ed Dahl (Coach Ed) founder and coach of South Texas Volleyball Academy coached the game of volleyball for more than 30 years and impacted the lives of young men and women on and off the court. His legacy will live on even though cancer took him from us far too soon.

Coach Ed was never the stereotypical "by the book" coach. He possessed the ability to reach players in a way that no other coach could. Whether he coddled a player, or pushed them to and past their comfort, or screamed at them nose-to-nose, his players respected him and understood above all he genuinely cared for them. He went above and beyond as a coach and mentor for these young athletes. Typical seasons would include road trips to Houston, Dallas and Austin, 7am start times for tournaments that would run late into the evenings, and annual parties and team bonding events at the ranch!

Our alumni participated and enjoyed various events and tournaments along the way: Red Roof Inn, 2 week long trips to California, the Bike Ride on the Beach, Disney World, Sumo wrestling in California, OOOPPPAAA in the pool and of course Reno. He created lifelong memories for these young athletes that I am sure they will never forget. 

In honor of Coach Ed's passion to help players develop, play and compete even when there are financial constraints, we are asking for a small $25 dollar donation to support our cause and MISSION to support underpriveledged families and supporting their club fees, travel expenses, equipment and training costs. DONATE NOW by clicking below or learn how you can get involved and sponsor players through our SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM.