Dr Scott Stover
Scott began playing volleyball in high school and played at Texas Tech University as a middle blocker. He transferred to the University of North Texas where he played as an outside hitter and was the captain of the team in 1998 when UNT won the Southwest Conference. Scott began playing beach volleyball in college and went on to play professionally on various regional and national tours, including the AVP qualifier tour where he was ranked for 12 years. He was sponsored by Powerbar, Oakley, and Third Degree Sportswear.
Scott has coached for 30 years at every level from high school, to club, to division one college programs at SMU and TWU. He has been coaching beach volleyball for 16 years at 692 and was chosen to be one of three coaches to go to Russia in 2010 with the USA Beach program. He was selected to be a speaker at the American Volleyball Coaches Association several times and was awarded a lifetime achievement award for coaching by the JVA. Scott has developed many of the top beach juniors players in the country over the last sixteen years. He has coached 16 teams to national championships and had dozens of players selected to train at the US Olympic Training Center.
Scott is a Chiropractor, the owner of The Strand and the Founder and the National Director of 692 which he formed in 2004.
Dr Dar Griffeth
Dar began playing volleyball in college and played at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of California San Diego as an outside hitter. He played for 4 years with the US Navy volleyball team and for 2 years as an international player in Japan from 95-97. He has been an All-American twice in his volleyball career. Dar started playing beach volleyball in 90 and has been playing on the AVP qualifier and other national tours for over 15 years. He qualified for his first AVP event in 1992 in San Antonio and has qualified for several events over the years.
Dar has been coaching indoor volleyball at the high school and club level for many years and continues to train and play competitively both indoor and on the beach. Dar began coaching for 692 in 2005 and he currently is a chiropractor who travels the country teaching seminars in sports injury and extremity adjusting.
Dr Billy Carmack
Billy has been playing and coaching volleyball since 1995. After completing his basketball career at the University of North Texas where he received a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology, Billy followed his dream of playing professional beach volleyball and moved to South Florida to compete on various East Coast pro circuits for several years. Upon returning to the Dallas area to attend chiropractic school, he coached with 692 Beach in our second season and has been with us since 2005. He has coached both indoor and beach volleyball at multiple levels and been involved with several championship teams and individuals. Billy is the owner of Carmack Chiropractic and Sports Therapy, specializing in the treatment of sports related injuries.
Chuck began playing volleyball in college and played for the University of North Texas where he led the team in assists in 1991. Chuck began playing beach volleyball professionally during college and was one of the top players in Texas as well as an AVP ranked player sponsored by Sideout Sportswear from 1988-1993.
Chuck began coaching with 692 in 2009 and has been coaching full time since 2012. His passion and enthusiasm have made him a pillar of our program. Chuck is also the Director of Coaching with Extreme Volleyball.
Josh has been playing and coaching beach volleyball as a professional since 2008. He has competed at the highest level in Professional Beach Tours including the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), Cuervo, and the National Volleyball League (NVL) and continues to pursue his playing career today.
Josh joined the coaching staff of 692 in 2013 and is a full-time coach for our program.
Ed began playing volleyball as a junior in California. He played in high school for the SIMI Valley High School boy’s team and was on the first team All-CIF in 89-91. Ed went on to play at Cal State Northridge and was on the US Olympic Festival North Team in 94. He was a gold medalist at the USA Men’s Open Nationals from 99-2001. Ed began playing beach volleyball in high school and played professionally on the CBVA and other tours from 94-2002
Ed has been coaching since 2000 and has coached several teams to national championships during his time as a coach for the Southern California Volleyball Club. Ed was an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge and worked several camps for Marv Dunphy between 2000-2005. Ed is currently a club coach with the Frisco Flyers Volleyball Club and has been with 692 since 2008.
Mauro has been coaching at the professional and Olympic level since 1987, training volleyball players on four continents. He coached the professional team Sadia Esporte Clube to three Brazilian Championships, three South American Championships, and a World Championship from 1987-1991. He coached the Esporte Clube Banespa from 1996-2005 and led them to a to a Brazilian Championship. He coached the Minas Tenis Clube to a Brazilian Championship and a Belgium Golden Championship from 2006-2009. Mauro was the coach of the Brazilian National team in 1990, the Puerto Rican National Team in 2011, and the Qatar National Team in 2012. He has also worked extensively with juniors players throughout his career.
Mauro came to the USA in 2014 with his family to work with juniors players and now brings his incredible coaching experience to 692, where he has been coaching since 2016. Mauro is also the Coaching Director at Attack Volleyball.
Ali began playing volleyball as a child in Iran and came to the USA in 1978. He has played indoor and beach competitively since then and was one of the highest ranked beach players in Texas for over two decades. Ali played on the AVP when it first came to Dallas and he has traveled all over the country on various national tours. My favorite fact about Ali is that he has been playing so long that he played against Karch Kiraly when the ball was made of suede!
Ali has been a coach and mentor to many of Texas’ top players, including many of the coaches at 692. His experience and patience make him a natural coach and he is excited to be working with a new generation of players at 692. Ali has been a full time coach at 692 since 2012.
Tyler began playing beach volleyball competitively in 2010 and began coaching with 692 in 2013. He moved to Florida for a few years to work with the National Volleyball Tour as their junior Rize and NVL Pro Tour Tournament Director. He currently coaches indoor for Prestonwood Christian Academy and Tejas Volleyball Club.
Mark grew up training as a musician and an athlete, playing French Horn and Basketball both at high levels. In college he majored in music and played Div. 1 basketball, ultimately pursuing music with both a Bachelors and Masters from Texas Tech University. After leaving basketball Mark began playing both indoor and beach volleyball while at Texas Tech, and continues to play and perform both as a musician and athlete. Mark began coaching at 692 in 2017 and is the Director of our Kidsvolley program.
Teaching has also become a large part of Mark’s life as he teaches music and coaches volleyball both, and enjoys every minute of it. Learning what it takes to be a productive member and leader on any team, whether on the court or in the concert hall, is a valuable lesson he has learned, and a large part of what he shares to his students and players to achieve success. To be part of a successful team requires an awareness of your teammates, but also of yourself.
John grew up in New York and played boys varsity volleyball for three years, but after moving to Texas, he realized that boys’ volleyball was not as popular here, yet so he began to coach. He has coached club volleyball for 10 years in the North Texas Region at all age levels. He was the Junior Varsity Coach at Fort Worth Christian before being named the Head Varsity Coach at the Westlake Academy. Since starting at Westlake, he has won four consecutive state titles in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was named Coach of the Year by TCAF in 2015 & 2016. He continues to coach high school and college camps throughout the country.
John joined 692 in 2020. When he is not on the court, John is a Firefighter/EMT. In his free time, John continues to play volleyball competitively, placing 1st and 2nd at Indoor Nationals in 2013-2014 and qualifying for the US Open Manhattan Beach. He also loves spending time with his son, Beck.
Autumn Started playing volleyball in middle school at age 12. Autumn attended the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith from 2001-2004 on a full ride volleyball scholarship where she was 2 time all region and lead her team to a national tournament appearance. She transferred to Henderson State University and played volleyball from 2003-2005.