|Hometown||Huntington Beach, CA|
|Birthday||December 16, 1976|
Ed is the consummate volleyball professional. 2020 marks his 20th year as a professional, and his dedication to every level and aspect of the game is unmatched. He is the founder of “VolleyOC” a company dedicated to providing top tier volleyball instruction and the area’s largest, deepest, and most respected tournaments. Ed’s weeknight and weekend volleyball classes have become a staple in the routine of nearly two hundred Orange County adults. With a mindset devoted to hard work and bringing the best out of every athlete, along with a love for spreading the game of volleyball, Ed endeavors to enrich the lives of everyone around him.
Ed began playing in open gyms at around age 12, continued in high school, and helped UCLA win an NCAA indoor championship in 2000. After a year competing professionally indoors in Europe, Ed joined the AVP and has competed in nearly every AVP tournament since. After nearly 200 pro tournaments, Ed still isn’t finished – rather, his appreciation and enjoyment of every moment of every game are at an all-time high. “Just being able to compete against the high caliber professionals of the AVP is a privilege,” Ed says, “being able to call myself an AVP Champion after the 2018 San Francisco event put a cherry on top of a wonderful and successful career.” Outside of volleyball, Ed enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.