14-Under Armour East Head Coach

Anna Bezhan

Coaching Career:

  • Named Assistant Varsity Coach at Sapulpa for 2021 Season
    • Helped them achieve the “most winning season” in Sapulpa Volleyball History
    • Helped them win Regionals and qualify for 5A State
  • Had the “Most Winning Season” in Virago 16s History
  • Named the Coach who had won the “Most Medals (1st-3rd)” among ALL Virago Teams for the 2021-2022 Club Season
  • Personally selected by the head coaches at Stetson to go through a 3-year Leadership program called “The Leadership Academy” and earned the “Jeff Janssen’s Legacy ‘360’ Leaders Award” in 2019 for completing the program.

Personal Career Accomplishments:

  • Played D1 as a 6 rotation outside hitter at Stetson University from 2015-2019
  • High school ball: All-Team SPC Conference Player Award 2011
  • 2nd Place Junior National Qualifier Crossroads 2012 (15s year)
  • 3rd Place National ShowMe Qualifier 2012 (15s year)
  • 2012 OKRVA Champions (15s year)
    • Named MVP of OKRVA Region
  • 3rd Place 15s National at USAV Girls’ Junior National Championships
    • Named All-Tournament Team at Nationals
  • High school ball: 2012 All-Tournament Team at Commando Shoot-out
  • High school ball: All-Team SPC Conference Player Award 2012
  • 2013 OKRVA Champions (16s year)
    • Named MVP of OKRVA Region
  • High school ball: 2013 Regent Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • High School ball: 2013 All-Tournament Team at Commando Shoot-out
  • High school ball: All-Team SPC Conference Player Award 2013
  • High school ball: SPC North Zone player of the Year 2013
  • 2014 Muzino Volleyfest 17 Open Champions Gold Division
  • 2014 2nd Place in Gold Division ShowMe 17s USA
  • 2014 3rd Place Finish Gold in USAV 17s USA Girls’ Junior National Championships
  • High school ball: 2014 Glenpool Varsity All-Tournament Team
  • High school ball: All-Team SPC Conference Player Award 2014
  • High school ball: SPC North Zone player of the Year 2014
  • 2015 OKRVA Regional Championship 1st place Gold Division (18s year)

Background:

  • Both parents were former professional setters for the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Ukraine – mother played professionally 8+ years, father coached for 30+ years as well as mother coached 30+ years.
  • Trained by mother from age of 8-22. Trained by Ronaldo Pacheco ages 12-16, Ronaldo played on the Brazilian Olympic team and was the assistant coach for BOTH Women’s and Men’s Brazilian Olympic teams.
  • Coached by Will Ethridge and former professional player, Edgar Miraku. Coached by Mark Herrin – assistant coach of USA Olympic sitting team – won gold in the Paralympic sitting volleyball team in Tokyo 2020.
  • Initially accepted an offer from Tulsa University mid-season of 16s year, but had to find a new school after the coaches who offered left TU. Committed to Stetson University during 17s year.
  • Trained with Micha Hancock in the summer of 2015 under Coach Ronaldo and Coach Inna – private lessons in Tulsa.
  • Coached by Coach Deng Yang – former national Chinese and Olympic team player for China for last two years of collegiate career.