Coach Buck Blackburn, Head Coach
Coach Buck grew up in Alexandria and went to T.C. Williams High School…"Remember the Titans”. His coaching experience includes coaching volleyball and basketball at various organizations in NOVA. In basketball, Coach Buck assisted to win back-to-back championship girls in FSBL – 6th-8th grades in 2012-2014. In volleyball, he has been head coach and assistant coach at various volleyball clubs for ten (10) years. Both of Buck’s daughter’s played in High School and Club.
Among his coaching accomplishments, in 2015, Coach Buck's 15s team finished 4th at the Capitol Hill Classic and in 2016, his 13s team won Gold at the Irish Rumble. During the 2018-19 season Buck was instrumental in the preparation and development of AVA 15s that finished 3rd at the AAU Mountaineer Super Regional, Open Silver Division Runner Up at the MLK Kickoff Classic, and Division Championship at the Atlantic Coast Grand Prix. The 15s team also reached the Silver Bracket at the NEQ2.
In 2018 he lead the Trailside Open 1 team to an undefeated season in the LYV league. In the 2021 Club season, he led his 17/18s team to 5 consecutive gold medal brackets and 2 Silver bracket gold medals. Many players that he has coached have gone on to play in College.
Coach Buck's formal training includes the USAV IMPACT Course, and Gold Medal Square. He is proud of his player's individual accomplishments and makes the games and practices fun.