Coach Brian Knabe - 12 Blue
Asst. Coach Ysa Rosas
Coach Brian has been around sports his entire life, starting out with T-ball and baseball, then jumping into football, basketball, cross-country and track in middle school/high school. He was selected by his coaches to win the “Heart Award” for always putting in his all, including running a track meet with mono. He was introduced to sand volleyball during his high school years and spent many nights getting chased out of parks after curfew. He coached his daughter’s volleyball, basketball and softball teams for several years at the YMCA. She later became a 4 year volleyball starter, garnering 2 Defensive MVP awards over all of Dallas ISD schools.
With his time at EMV, he is pushing 10 years of coaching experience and has adapted to both beginners and club players; coaching everything from Preclub, Miniclub, private lessons, club teams and much more.
Coach Brian’s studies in psychology and child development at UNT have helped him to understand and find the motivating factors of his players and teams. He focuses on a mentality and utilizes many tools to engage, challenge and motivate players. His tag line is “focused and feisty” as he believes hustle, hard work and the right mentality can defeat those satisfied with talent.
Tournaments 2020 - 2021 Season