CONWAY, Ark. _ Cassidi Stabile will take over the beach volleyball program at the University of Central Arkansas, according to Dr. Brad TeagueUCA athletic director.
Stabile comes to UCA from Stephen F. Austin, where she was an assistant beach volleyball coach.
“We are thrilled to have Coach Stabile join our family as the new Head Beach Volleyball Coach,” said Teague. “Coach Stabile brings over a decade of beach experience to our program. I look forward to seeing this program thrive under his leadership.
Stabile, a New Mexico native, began her volleyball career and later her coaching career at La Cueva (NM) High School. After playing a year at Florida Institute of Technology as a right side and midfielder, she transitioned from indoors to range, competing in tournaments across the country.
His passion for beach volleyball inspired the collaboration and creation of the first beach volleyball club in New Mexico, New Mexico Premier. During that time, she coached girls ages 12-18 both indoors and on the beach, sending many to the AAU, USA and BVCA Nationals.
After 12 years in the practice club, she moved to Colorado to become an assistant volleyball coach at Colorado Northwestern Community College, specializing in offense and blocking. She joined Stephen F. Austin in 2021 as an Assistant Beach Coach.
“It was a dream of mine to have the opportunity to lead a college beach volleyball program,” Stabile said. “It’s been a long road with its challenges and triumphs, but the growth of the sport has led me to UCA where I’m happy to be surrounded by like-minded people who believe student-athletes come first. .
“It’s exciting to be welcomed into an environment where the administration supports and pushes each other to succeed. The competitive atmosphere is inspiring and it feels like growth is expected from the top down, that’s as well as excellent programs and institutions Conway was a great surprise to see how welcoming and pleasant the city and its people have been.
Stabile will resume a UCA program that began in 2017 and was the state’s first collegiate beach program.
“All of my experiences have led me to where I am today. From when I was 4 years old and discovering that I was an athlete to the many years of training, those who have helped me become the person I am today, every step has contributed to the player-focused style of coaching that will empower student-athletes to be the engineers of their future.
“The goal is to provide direction and expertise as they work and make the decisions necessary to lead us to success and victory. Teaching beach skills and game management is just the Learning about competitive mindsets, leadership styles, conflict resolution, etc… will give UCA the momentum to make waves and succeed.