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Head Coach & Coach Support Coordinator

Farley Dodson

Coach Dodson was born and raised in Texas. He attended Sul Ross State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Masters of Education in Art. After graduating in 1998, Dodson moved to Pensacola and began teaching art at Pensacola Catholic High School. He has been married to Cindy Dodson for 20 years and has five children, thirteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.


With 21 years of coaching experience, Coach Dodson is stepping in as the 12U National Head Coach, as well as the Coach Support Coordinator for Coastal Crush! Farley brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to our team, and we couldn't be more excited to have him on board. In this role, Farley will be dedicated to the development and support of our coaching staff. His mission is to ensure that our coaches have all the resources, guidance, and encouragement they need to excel and continue making a positive impact.


Coaching Experience:

Farley coached at Pensacola Catholic High School for 18 years (2004-2021). In 2014 and 2015, they were 4A Final Four Finalists.  In addition to coaching high school, he has coached club volleyball for 21 years, most recently with West Florida Waves (2014-2024). Since 2018, his club teams have consistently proven their excellence by securing top-four finishes in the Regional Championships, have won the regional championship titles in 2018 (12's), 2021(12's), 2022(13's), and 2023(11's). In addition, his 13U team placed 3rd at AAU Nationals in 2022.Dodson has also been the owner and director of "Volleyball For Hope" Charity Camp since 2013, and was the owner and director of SPIKING VIKINGS Beach Club from 2015-2021 and in 2017 and 2018, he traveled to Ajloun, Jordan to be a volleyball camp leader for a P.A.O Sports Camp.

“I coach volleyball driven by my passion for the sport. My aim is to ignite a love and enthusiasm for volleyball in young athletes. My primary objective is to help players develop a deep appreciation for the game, and my coaching methods are tailored to achieve this goal.


I am committed to creating a structured, enjoyable, and educational environment. I emphasize the importance of teaching solid fundamentals, not just techniques but also an understanding of the game itself. The more comprehensively young players grasp the game, the more proficient they will become.


My motivation is to cultivate a group of young athletes who demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic, and caring attitude towards all players and the sport. They should embody good sportsmanship by showing respect for all coaches, referees, fans, opponents, and teammates.”

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