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Head Coach 2021

Sam Danai - 16 Travel Head Coach - 2021

Metro VBC Sam Danai - 16 Travel Head Coach - 2021
"I am excited to continue working with some of the best and most talented volleyball players in the CHRVA region."


Sam Danai has been involved in club volleyball in the Chesapeake region since the 2001-2002 season.  This year will be the 17th season that Sam will be the head coach of the 16 Travel team. Although last season was abbreviated, the team enjoyed success including finishing atop the CHRVA region.

Sam's volleyball career began in Pittsburgh, PA at Taylor Allderdice High School where he earned all-city honors and led his team to their first City Championship in a decade.

Sam attended American University (1998-2002) and graduated from American University Law School in 2005.  During his time at American University, Sam also served as a team manager, student assistant and graduate assistant for the American University Women's Volleyball team.  The American University volleyball team won the conference championship 6 of the years that Sam was with the team and qualified for the NCAA tournament 5 times.