Jeremy Casebeer was a three-year letterwinner at UCLA. An outside hitter, he led the team his senior season in kills and was the Bruins’ top passer.
In 2008, Casebeer made his pro beach volleyball debut at the age of 19 with an AVP qualifier with Andrew McGuire. That duo competed together in the FIVB U-21 World Championships in England, finishing ninth. In 2012, Casebeer formed a partnership with Will Montgomery, and the pair played in five domestic events together with a best of 17th twice. They also represented the U.S. in the World University Games. He has competed internationally on Australia’s, New Zealand’s and Turkey’s national tours.
Casebeer reunited with McGuire on the AVP Tour in 2013, playing six events with a best of seventh. They advanced from three qualifiers on the year, ending with a 10-2 mark in qualifiers. The pair ended as the 10th-ranked team on tour. If he had enough matches to qualify, Casebeer would have been second in aces per game (1.08).
This season, Casebeer is playing with Casey Jennings. In both St. Petersburg and Milwaukee, the duo finished 5th.
Casebeer and McGuire had two of their three main draw match wins of the 2013 season in St. Petersburg, including a come-from-behind three-set victory over fourth-seeded Ryan Doherty and Olympic Gold Medalist Todd Rogers.
2015: Casebeer played in six AVP events, one each with Montgomery and Jennings, and four times with Derek Olson. His best finish was seventh with Olson. He finished ranked fourth in aces per set (.74). Internationally he played six FIVB events with those same three partners, getting a best of ninth with Olson.
Who are your role models?
My role model is Elon Musk. He earned hundreds of millions of dollars at PayPal. Most would retire and live a life of luxury afterwards. He then reinvested everything he had into Tesla because he had a grand vision of solving humanity’s greatest problem: climate change and transportation. While he was doing that, he also created SpaceX, a rocket company completely revolutionizing space travel. He’s a pretty clever guy…
Off-Season: Does it actually exist or is it just a myth?
Offseason doesn’t exist for my wife Maria and I. We are fortunate to be the only people in the world able to compete on both the AVP and Brasilian pro tour, training and competing from the beginning of January through mid December!
If you weren’t playing professional volleyball, what would your job be?
If I weren’t playing volleyball I would be an environmental consultant. Ideally working remotely and traveling with my family. After graduating from UCLA I was considering a job in finance. The hours were 6am-6pm. I loved playing beach and thought I could be competitive on the AVP. I figured a desk job would be waiting for me when I was ready, I probably wouldn’t always be able to travel the world playing volleyball. It wasn’t easy at the time, but definitely one of the better choices of my life thus far.