Lead Coach – Croyde
Sam Dunbavin is an experienced international player and coach from North Devon. Sam, 21, picked up the game at 10 years old, and hasn’t stopped playing since!
Sam has been playing on the adult VEBT since he was 14, and is now regularly competing across the country to win those events. In 2016, Sam made his international debut for England, and is looking to play professionally once he has finished university.
Like his playing, Sam came early to coaching. At age 13, he was already helping coach younger players at the local club, and at 16 he was beginning to coach adults for the first time. He has coached all over Europe, and speaks English, German and Spanish fluently, having coached in all three languages.
Sam is an assistant coach for the England Junior national team, and brings a real passion for the game to everything he does. He prides himself on making all of his sessions fun, interactive and engaging.
Alongside his volleyball, Sam has also found time to study as well; he is about to embark on his final year at Cambridge University, where he is studying German and Spanish. In fact, he has returned to Croyde just in time for this summer, after living in Austria all year!
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