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Andrew Fuller

 
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Andrew Fuller enters his fourth season as head coach in 2020 since being appointed to the role on Sept. 5, 2016.

Fuller has guided Stanford to a 41-41 overall record in three seasons.

The Cardinal finished 11-18 overall in 2019, boasting a lineup that regularly featured four freshmen. Among the individual highlights: junior Morgan Hentz moving past Courtney Bowen as the program's all-time wins leader and rookie Charlie Ekstrom becoming only the second player in school history to earn a spot on the All-Pac-12 team and All-Freshman team.

In 2018, Fuller directed Stanford to a program-record 17 wins on the season. The Cardinal also tallied an 11-match win streak early in the season, the longest such stretch in program history.

During his first season in 2017, Fuller guided Stanford to 13 wins, including the program's first postseason victory, a 5-0 shutout of Utah at the Pac-12 Championship.

Fuller has been instrumental in overseeing the transition from indoor to beach for players such as Bowen, Hentz and Jenna Gray - all of whom had never competed in beach volleyball prior to joining the program. Fuller was also responsible for the development of Kathryn Plummer, who was named the 2017 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

From 2012-15, Fuller served as assistant coach at USC, helping the Trojans win the 2015 national championship and three consecutive pairs titles starting in 2013. Fuller coached six All-Americans in his time at USC.

Fuller served as assistant coach for Long Beach State in 2012, the inaugural season of NCAA beach volleyball, guiding the 49ers to second-place finishes in both the team and pairs national championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Fuller also serves as a coach for the United States Beach Volleyball National Team. In 2016, he coached his wife, Lauren Fendrick, and Brooke Sweat to a berth at the Rio Olympics, guiding the same pair to a fifth-place finish at the 2015 World Championships. In 2015, Fuller coached Fendrick to victory at the 2015 AVP Championships in Huntington Beach, California.

Fuller is an instructor and cadre member of the USA Beach Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program, as well as an active coach and evaluator for the USA Volleyball High Performance program. Fuller was named Head Coach for the Girls’ U15 and U17 A1 National Teams in 2018 and 2019. Fuller currently serves on the NCAA Beach Volleyball Committee.

Fuller is also a successful professional beach volleyball player, laying claim to nine top-10 finishes on the AVP Tour. With partner Mark Van Zwieten, Fuller finished fifth in the 2011 Pan American Games.