Yannis is passionate about delivering excellent quality coaching for participants of all levels and abilities. He is a highly experienced coach and is determined to use his knowledge and expertise to contribute to raising the level of volleyball and beach volleyball in the UK.
He is an exceptional technical coach with the ability to deliver top quality and enjoyable coaching for all age groups and abilities. He has a degree in Physical Education & Sports Science, a diploma in Sports Management and he is a certified physiotherapist and fitness trainer. His playing career saw him compete in the highest professional leagues in Greece for various clubs including Panerithraikos, Metamorfosi, Kifisia and Finikas Sirou.
Yannis started his coaching career at a very young age and his experience is extensive, multifaceted and very successful. He spent 16 years as Head Coach for the junior teams at Nea Erithrea Volleyball Club, before coaching their men’s team and then their women’s team in the Greek National League for a combined 3 years. He also served as Women’s Head Coach at Apollonios Sports Club, guiding the team to promotion to the A1 professional league and has coached at Halandri Volleyball Club and the OAKA Indoor Beach Volleyball Club in Athens. He won a total of 5 championships as a coach in Greece.
He has coached for SideOut since first moving to England in 2012 and his work for us has seen him provide his services to London Beach Volleyball Club, Flaming Six VC, London Spikers VC, Wimbledon Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Clubs, University College London VC, ULU VC, London Lionhearts VC, the American School of London and numerous other schools around London. Yannis is also a regular coach at our annual Rhodes beach volleyball training camps as well as on the SideOut Summer Series and the SideOut Winter Series.