Get To Know Coach Bryan:
WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?
I have been coaching volleyball for 18 years now - 15 at the high school level and 6 at the collegiate level. There were some overlap years where I did both.
Bryan Carvalho joined the Fortitude Volleyball Beach staff with extensive experience in the Volleyball coaching world. He is currently at Ottawa University AZ as the Beach Volleyball assistant coach. He and his wife Haleigh were both hired to start the brand-new beach volleyball program. Previous to Ottawa, he served two seasons as the first assistant coach for the Lee University Flames volleyball team and two seasons with Azusa Pacific’s Cougars volleyball team. While at both universities served the staff's primary recruiter and trainer.
He spent his first year of collegiate in 2013 season with Cal State Bakersfield. He helped to lead the Roadrunners to within one victory of the NCAA Division I Tournament with a berth in the Western Athletic Conference finals. He helped train several athletes to all conference honors in his time with the Roadrunners. Prior to his appointment with Cal State Bakersfield, he served as the head coach at Bethel Baptist High School. He also taught history, earth science and physical education classes.
In addition to his position as a college coach, Coach Bryan was a head coach for Forza 1 North Volleyball club located in Ontario, California. In 2015, he coached the 18-Elite team to a third place finish at the Far Western tournament in Spokane, Wash. He also served as part of the California FCA Volleyball staff for 5 years and was the director if a camp in South Carolina that hosted a team camp that included over 25 teams and more than 350 Athletes.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?
2nd Year with Fortitude. Joined after my family moved to Arizona.
WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?
I have been playing volleyball since I was 5 years old. I was an All-State player in Hawaii where I grew up and then played club for Azusa Pacific University.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?
I was born and raised in a little town called Kailua on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I have lived in 4 states: Hawaii, Arizona, California and Tennessee.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
Favorite food is MEXICAN
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?
Favorite coffee drink is a Caramel Macchiato
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL)
WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL?
I love to be in the ocean. I also spend time with my family. I married to the beautiful Haleigh Carvalho (also beach coach at Ottawa and former volleyball player) and we have one beautiful daughter named Kaia, she just turned 1.
WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?
I love volleyball because its beautifully simple and it has given me so much fun in my life and also help to provide a living for me and my family.