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Dain’s passion for Beach Volleyball encompasses a 15 year career competing at the highest level, including becoming the first American male two time Olympian in the sport and bringing home Gold for the US in Sydney Australia in 2000. He parlayed his competitive career into coaching the sport for the past 10 years. He was an assistant coach for the USC Trojans Women’s Beach Volleyball Team 2015-2018, during which the Trojans won three National Championships. Dain also created and was head coach for 310 Beach Volleyball Academy from 2015 to 2019. Currently Dain coaches athletes privately and in clinics across the country. He aspires to be a head coach for a Div 1 Beach Volleyball program in the near future.

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Dain Blanton

An American beach volleyball player who won the Gold Medal for the US in Beach Volleyball in the 2000 Olympic Games, Dain is the first African American to win a Major Pro Beach Volleyball event (1997 AVP Hermosa Beach Grand Slam). Mr. Blanton also served as the first two-time U.S. male Beach Volleyball Olympian (2000/2004).

Currently an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of women’s NCAA volleyball as well as the analyst for Professional Beach Volleyball worldwide (AVP/FIVB), Dain worked in the NBA as the Sideline Reporter for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers for five seasons.  His career in Sports Broadcasting has involved working with many major networks including ESPN, NBC, ABC, FOX Sports and The Olympic Channel. He has a passion for motivating, mentoring and professional development. Mr. Blanton has influenced thousands of students, teachers and business professional globally and looks forward to working with your institution.

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What People Are Saying

  • Phenomenal

    Margo McCormick, Asst. Principal
    Indio High School

  • [I’m] Basking in the glow
    of Dain’s Speech

    Rebecca Simmons, Lead Teacher
    Marquette Senior High School

  • Opened My Eyes

    Nalley, Student
    Marquette Senior High School

  • Impacted my life

    Noel, student
    indio High School

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