Alex Luna begins his first season as the assistant coach for the San José State beach volleyball team. He is responsible for scheduling, recruiting and training throughout the year.
Luna brings an extensive volleyball coaching background to the Spartan program. He has been involved with a number of camps during the summer including serving as a court coach at TCU for most of their summer camps. He also worked at John Paul II High School in Richardson, Texas, as a varsity assistant and junior varsity coach.
Luna began his coaching career in club volleyball with Club Max in the North Texas Region where he was the 15s National assistant coach. He coached for Texas Volleyball Training on the beach side and qualified multiple pairs for the beach nationals.
Later, he left Club Max to help create Arete Athletics where he served as the 16s National head coach. The team recorded two third-place finishes and seven top-10 finishes while achieving a top-20 ranking over 140 clubs. Off the court, Luna also served as the marketing assistant for the club. He also continued to coach beach with the Texas Volleyball Training and The Beach at Craig Ranch.
In 2014, Luna served as an undergraduate assistant coach at the University of Texas at Dallas. That season, the team went 22-11 overall and 12-4 in conference play. Luna helped run practices and traveled with the team to do statistics and manage film.
During his playing career, he was an outside hitter at UT Dallas for the men’s club team. Luna also saw time at setter and libero. During his collegiate career, he helped to grow the indoor and outdoor men’s game in the South. The club finished fourth at the SIVA Championships his senior year. He also worked as a club official in the North Texas Region.
Luna has gone through the Beach Coaching Accreditation Program (BCAP).