About Us

Myrtle Beach Volleyball

Myrtle Beach Volleyball specializes in running junior and adult beach volleyball tournaments. Our goal is to provide juniors and adults a great experience playing 2v2 beach volleyball in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Grand Strand Sand

Grand Strand Sand is a junior beach volleyball club working in conjunction with indoor club Grand Strand Juniors. Our mission is to teach the skills, techniques and strategies to succeed in 2v2 beach volleyball for life.

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Our Staff 

Club Director

Joe Goodwin/Coach Goody

Joe B. Goodwin A.K.A. Coach Goody is a PE Teacher at Ocean Bay Middle who has been teaching and coaching in Horry County for over 20 years.

Coach Goody has over 20 years of beach volleyball experience. He still competes at the highest level of 2v2 Beach Volleyball and has been blessed to compete with, and against, some of the best players in America.

Coach Goody has been a National Team coach for Grand Strand Juniors and coached with some of the nation’s best at Coastal Carolina University Summer Camps. Coach Goody has spent several summers in Southern California working with some of the top Beach Volleyball Coaches including one of the greatest players of all-time, Sinjin Smith.

Meet the Best Coaches on the beach!

Justin Stack

Coach Stack has been playing and coaching volleyball for over three decades. He rebuilt the Men’s Volleyball Program at Baruch College, in Manhattan, New York City. He was the first ever Head Beach Volleyball Coach for the Coastal Carolina Women’s Beach Volleyball Team. He has also been battling up and down the East Coast for over 25 years playing at the top Open Level of competition. He has coached and trained with many of the top indoor and beach college coaches from all across the nation. Coach Stack has been with GSS for the past two years and he is also an integral part of the success at GSJ.

Steve Loeswick

Coach Steve is the Head Coach for the Coastal Carolina University Women’s Beach Volleyball Team. Coach Steve began playing indoor volleyball in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. He fled to sunny California where he was the setter for the USC Trojans. He went on to play professionally in Germany before he returned home to begin his coaching carrier. Coach Steve has recently joined our summer staff where he is working with our middle school advanced training group. We are blessed to have Coach Loeswick bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to Grand Strand Sand.

Mattie “MJ” Johnson

Coach MJ is a scholarship beach volleyball player at Georgia State University. She has been competing at the top Open Level of Beach Volleyball since she was a teenager. Every year since she was 14 she has gone to Southern California each summer training in the USAV A1 High Performance Beach Program. She has been trained by many of the greatest players to ever step on the sand. She is a natural teacher and incredible player and beach volleyball partner.

Connor Cooper

Coach Cooper is presently an English teacher and the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at Carolina Forest High School. Connor is a graduate of UNC Wilmington. While at UNCW he lead the Men’s Indoor Club Team to countless victories as the Captain and middle hitter. He quickly became an integral part of the Wilmington Beach Volleyball scene as both a player and a volleyball promotor at “Dig n Dive”. He quickly transitioned to the beach game and has become a force at the Open Level with his overwhelming power. He is a natural with kids and is in his second year as part of the GSS Coaching Staff.

Bodie Eanes

Coach Bodie is the youngest player ever to win a Men’s AA tournament at Captain Bill’s in Wilmington, NC. His father Guy is the person who introduced and taught Coach Goody how to play 2v2 Beach Volleyball. Guy has passed on his love for beach volleyball to his son and it has shown. Coach Bodie is now competing at the Open Level and last summer traveled to Southern California where he and Coach Goody teamed up to compete in the Hermosa Beach AVP Pro Beach Qualifier.

Pete “AVPete” Guthy

Coach Pete was the former owner of One Punch Fitness in Carolina Forest. AVPete has played almost every sport and was even a professional boxer for several years. His volleyball career spans over three decades and began at high school where he gained All-Conference Honors at Division Avenue High School, in Levittown, NY. Coach Pete later transitioned to the beach where he has achieved success at the top levels of beach volleyball from East Coast to West. Pete is a graduate of University of South Carolina and a personal trainer. He loves to help others reach their goals and dreams.

Ralph Lunati

Coach Ralph is a physical education major at Coastal Carolina University. Ralph has been playing indoor volleyball for close to a decade and brings a punch with his powerful jump serve and whip of an arm. He has been a top coach and leader for GSJ for the past two years. He has also discovered a passion for beach volleyball and has easily transitioned to the sand. Ralph is a natural with the kids and we are extremely grateful to have Coach Ralph join us at Grand Strand Sand.