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Beach Academy Coaches

Beach Volleyball Academy Coaches

Autumn Erickson

This is Autumn's 3rd season of coaching juniors beach volleyball. 

Autumn grew up playing volleyball in Dallas, TX and attended Greenhill School where she won a Southwest Preparatory Conference Championship in 2001.  She was named to the Division I All-Conference team in 2001 and 2002, and earned a Most Valuable Player award for Greenhill School in 2002.  She played for top-ranked North Dallas Jrs and Texas Advantage 18 National club teams during her junior and senior year of high school. 

In 2003, she received a scholarship to play Outside Hitter at the University of Central Arkansas, where she played for two seasons.  For the past five years, she has coached players 11-18 years of age at Fatchmo Volley. 

She is currently the volunteer beach assistant coach for the University of Central Arkansas Beach Volleyball team. She previously,was the Varsity Head Coach at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas for 3 years. She currently plays competitive beach volleyball, competing on the Texas Volleyball Tour and National Volleyball League pro tour.  When she is not playing volleyball, she likes to work in her garden and read.

Autumn received the Service Award from the Delta Volleyball Region in 2016 for her dedication  and comittment to the players of Fatchmo Volley, and the development of the region's first beach volleyball program for juniors. Autumn is an asset not only to Fatchmo Volley, but to volleyball in the entire Central Arkansas Region!

Haley Tippett

Haley is a native of Roanoke, Texas and is currently a junior at the University of Central Arkansas. As a freshman, she was an outside hitter at Stetson University where she was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team. After playing at Stetson University, she transferred to UCA to play on both the indoor and beach volleyball teams. Haley is a starting outside hitter for UCA, and represented the Beach Bears in the inaugural beach season the 1s team.

She is a long time volleyball player with a decorated high school career in Texas.  At Byron Nelson High School, she earned All-State honors in 2013 and 2014, was named District MVP twice, .2012 All-Texas Team honorable mention., two-time Muscle Milk Player of the Week, two-time Hitter of the Year, named to the AVCA Phenom List twice, and 2014 Area Most Versatile Player honoree. 

Haley also competed and trained with the established 692 beach program in Dallas, Texas while in high school. 

She coached for Fatchmo Beach during the 2017 beach  and 2017-2018 indoor seasons, and is looking forward to turning her coaching attention towards beach again this summer.

Reid Malone

Reid is a native of Irving, Texas who is currently a senior at the University of Central Arkansas. He plays on the UCA Men's Volleyball team and serves as a team captain and manager for the team. He will be graduating in May with a Bachelor's of Science in Education, and will be the junior varsity coach at Russellville High School in the fall.

Reid is a long time volleyball player of both indoor and beach volleyball. He was a volunteer assistant for the UCA Beach Volley program in it's inaugural season during 2016-2017. Reid coached Fatchmo Beach during the 2017 season and Fatchmo Volley indoors during the 2017-2018 season.  

He currently plays beach volleyball on the Texas Volleyball Tour for AVPNext.  He also directs tournaments and represent Team DFW on the EVP Tour. He has competed a high level with 2nd place (Dauphin Island Pro) and 1st place (Panama City Pro) finishes in Men's Pro and a 1st place finish in Co-ed Pro in 2017.

He is excited to continue coaching and sharing his knowledge about volleyball with others.

Jason Lambert

Jason is a native of Arkansas, and will be returning to Fatchmo Volley, after living and coaching in Ohio. He is a long time volleyball player of both beach and indoor for over 20 years.  He has 5 years of experience coaching all ages of players, including boys and girls. He has been working as the Assistant Director of Club Extreme Volleyball in Ohio for the past 3 years, and is currently the head varsity coach at Dover High School while in Ohio.  He was named ECOL coach of the year in 2016 and runner-up in 2017. 





Ashley Viney

Ash is a long time volleyball player of beach and indoor. She is an active player in the Little Rock Sand Volleyball Club, and has coached both indoor for Fatchmo Volley for 4 years, and Fatchmo Volley beach for 3 years. When she isn't playing or coaching volleyball, she can be found at Salon Avatar, where she works as a hair stylist. 










Stephanie Pollnow

Stephanie is a native of Beebe, AR and Fatchmo Volley Alumni. She played her sophomore-junior years at Ouachita Baptist University as a middle blocker and outside hitter, and then transferred to the University of Central Arkansas to join the beach program.  She is currently competing in her second season of beach volleyball with UCA, and will graduate in May.  Her and her partner have an 8-1 record for the current beach season. Stephanie has four years of experience coaching indoor club at the 16/17s level, and this will be her second year of coaching juniors beach. 



Mackenzie Dear

Mac is a native of Conway, AR who graduated from Conway High School. She currently attends the University of Central Arkansas and plays on the Beach Volleyball team. She played for Fatchmo Beach during the 2016 season, and coached for Fatchmo Beach during the 2017 season, and is excited to return to the sand coaching juniors this summer. 




Maddie Back

Maddie is a native of Hot Springs Village, AR who graduated from Jessiville High School. She currently attends Missouri State University and is on the indoor and beach volleyball teams. She is veteran of Fatchmo Volley who played for Fatchmo for 5 years prior to graduation. She assisted the Fatchmo Volleyball 16 National team during the 2017-2018 indoor season. She is excited to turn her coaching attention to the sand and share what she has learned playing Division 1 beach volleyball with juniors.