Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
During one of her matches as a player, an ESPN commentator referred to this coach as “the talker” and we quote “does not stop talking volleyball”. This is the best description for our 13 Regional Plus coach, Priscila Almeida. Coach Priscila talks volleyball nonstop. Whether its indoor volleyball or beach volleyball, she knows the game very well and she shares every bit of her exceptional knowledge. She has been coaching since 2015 at Little Rock Juniors and runs PCA Beach Volleyball. She has been very successful, earning numerous trophies and medals with her 12’s, 13’s, 15’s and 16 year-old teams. In 2019 Coach Priscila was nationally recognized by USA Volleyball as the 2019 USAV Female Coach of the Year! She is the lead coach in our Future Stars program that focuses on learning and building volleyball skills and fundamentals through easy to remember keys, competitive drills and games in a high energy environment.
From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Coach Priscila has been playing volleyball (Indoor and Beach) since 1999. She helped her team win ten State Championships and three second place finishes in National tournaments. In 2008, she played for Brazil’s National Team which won the South American Tournament and where she was named ‘The Best Libero of South America.’ She played professionally indoor for three seasons and beach for two seasons.
In 2015, Coach Priscila played for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she broke the record for the most digs in a single season in the history of Little Rock Volleyball. She was twice named Defensive Player of the Week in the Sun Belt Conference. Coach Priscila graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and now works full-time at Garver. Coach Priscila still plays in AVP Next Beach Volleyball tournaments all over the U.S. Some of the results include a championship in Houston-2017, and Second and Third places in Dallas, Houston, Chicago and Nashville 2017/2018.