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Preston Smith

TX: Houston
 
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Texas Tornados Volleyball Club Recruiting Director, Beach Director, Camp Director, Associate Club Director, and 16 Adidas Head Coach.

Coach Smith has a lengthy history of coaching and playing in the Houston area. He has coached at the USA, collegiate, high school, and club levels. Smith was an assistant womens volleyball coach at Texas Wesleyan University and Western State College of Colorado. He was also the captain of the men's volleyball team at Western State College of Colorado. Additionally, he helped create the collegiate program at the University of St. Thomas and was the Interim Head Coach at Houston Baptist University in 2012.

At the club level, Smith was one of the former owners of Texas Alliance Volleyball. He has qualified teams from Houston Juniors, Texas Tornados, Southwest Juniors, TCA, VIA, and Texas Alliance for the USAV National Championships. For the last 3 seasons Smith has worked as a coach and a training director at Katy United. Preston just finished his first year as the Head Coach at St. John XXIII College Preparatory. In 2018, he led Fort Bend Christian Academy to an undefeated district and regional championship, finishing a 17-0 run going into the state quarter finals. He had a record breaking 40-2 season, and won two district championships during his tenure at St. Pius X High School. In Louisiana, he received District 4 Coach of the year awards for St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Hammond. While at St. Thomas he won a District Championship and a trip to the state final four. In Beach Volleyball, Preston has been a strong advocate for the growth of the sport by building one of the first programs in the Houston area at Third Coast in 2012. He helped start beach programs in Houston for Third Coast, 692 Beach, and Houston Juniors. As a player, Smith continues to compete at the open level in indoor and outdoor volleyball in the Houston area and competes annually at the US Open (USAV Adult Volleyball Championships). Smith currently teaches at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School. Smith is also an award-winning international recording artist. You can find out more about his music at www.prestonsmithjazz.com.