Andrew Fuller


Andrew Fuller was named Stanford's head beach volleyball coach on September 5, 2016. From 2012-2015, Fuller served as assistant beach coach at USC, helping the Trojans win the 2015 National Championship and three consecutive pairs titles starting in 2013. Fuller coached six All-Americans during his time at USC. 

He served as Long Beach State's assistant beach coach 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 serves as a coach for the U.S. Beach Volleyball National Team. 

In 2016, Fuller coached his wife, Lauren Fendrick, and her partner, Brooke Sweat, to a berth in the Rio Olympics. He also coached them to a fifth-place finish at the 2015 World Championships. That same year, he coached Fendrick to victory at the 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 USAV High Performance program. The 32-year-old Fuller is also a successful professional beach volleyball player, laying claim to nine top-ten finishes on the AVP Tour. With partner Mark Van Zwieten, Fuller finished fifth in the 2011 Pan American Games.

A graduate of Saint Francis High School and native of nearby Mountain View, California, Fuller graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in communications while serving as president of the men's volleyball team. Fuller also earned an MFA degree in photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2011.