COACHES

Ricardo Santos

Main Titles

– Gold Medalist at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games

– Silver Medalist at the Sydney-2000 Olympic Games

– Bronze Medalist at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

– World Cup Champion (2003)

– Three times Vice-campion of the World Cup (2013-2011)

– Hexacampion of the World Circuit (2007-2006-2005-2004-2003-2000)

– Hexacampeão of the Brazilian Circuit (2015-2014-2008-2006-2003-2002)

– Gold Medalist of the Pan-American Games Rio-2007

– Gold Medalist in Goodwill Games (2001)

– Vice-champion of the Super Beach (2015)

– Winner of 56 World Circuit Tournaments

Individual Awards

– Elected three times ‘Best Time of the Year’ of the World Circuit (2007-2006-2005)

– Elected twice ‘Best Player’ of the World Tour (2007-2005)

– Elected twice ‘Best Player’ of the Brazilian Circuit (2011-2006)

– ‘King of the Beach’ in 2002

– ‘King of Kings’ in 2002

– Six times ‘Best Attack’ of the Brazilian Circuit (2010-2008-2007-2005-2004-2000)

– ‘Best Attack’ of the World Tour (2005)

– Three times elected ‘Best Offensive Player’ of the World Circuit (2007-2006-2005)

– Five times elected ‘Best Block’ of the Brazilian Circuit (2015-2003-2001-2000-1999)

– Elected ‘Olympic Hero’ by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2004

Highlights

– Played the London 2012 Olympic Games (fifth place)

– For its efficiency and quality in the foundation of the blockade, received the nickname of ‘Block

Machine’

– During the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was a beach volleyball commentator for the SporTV

channels

Sindee Snow

Sindee Snow graduated from Florida Southern University where she was a three-year letter winner on the Women’s Volleyball team from 1980-1982.  During her time there, she earned second team All-Sunshine State Conference honors, while helping lead the Moccasins to a 48-8 record and the SSC Championship. As a fixture within the Orlando volleyball community, Snow Co-Directed the Orlando Volleyball Academy and helped found the organization in 1996.

Prior to OVA, Orlando volleyball was a small blip in the grand scheme of club volleyball. Since the inaugural season, which had merely seven teams, OVA grew into one of the most elite club volleyball programs in the Nation. OVA achieved a record that is unparallel in the state of Florida. Since 1996, the club had more than 125 student-athletes attend college on volleyball scholarships. With 22 AAU All-Americans, five USA Volleyball All-Americans and three Fab 50 players. During that time she served as head coach of several club and Junior National teams. Her team finished ranked third-nationally in 1998, 12th in 1999, and second in 2001. Three of her teams have also finished as the National Runner-Up. Orlando is now often revered as one of the elite volleyball locations.