A former professional beach and indoor volleyball player, Brian Corso is married to Florida State sand volleyball head coach Danalee Corso. He and his wife form a cohesive coaching tandem that has produced three consecutive Final Four appearances for FSU in the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships.
Following a national runner-up finish at the 2014 National Championship, Florida State has solidified itself as the top sand volleyball team on the East Coast as the sport enters its final year of emerging status with NCAA sponsorship on the horizon.
In 2014, the Seminoles finished 19-3 and nearly captured the AVCA National Championship, battling Pepperdine in the finals to the last point in a back-and-forth match before falling 3-2.
Jace Pardon and Aurora Davis finished with a record of 41-4 and each captured their second All-America honors to lead FSU last spring. The pair advanced to the semifinals of the single-elimination pairs bracket at the AVCA National Championships.
Several other Seminoles found success in 2014 led by junior Stephanie Pellitteri and sophomore Nina Pellitteri. The sisters were a match away from earning All-America accolades and nabbed 25 wins, while senior Fatma Yidlirim wrapped up her career with 32 victories and junior Sarah Wickstrom picked up 31 wins.In 2013, FSU had two All-Americans in Pardon and Wickstrom, while finishing third at the 2013 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships for the second consecutive year. The Seminoles finished 17-4 in the regular season in dual match play.
The Seminoles kicked off the inaugural sand volleyball season in 2012 by placing third at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships and collecting three individual All-America honors. FSU captured a 15-0 dual match record in the regular season.
Corso has already coached seven All-Americans in two seasons. Pardon and Davis each have captured two All-America honors, while Wickstrom was tabbed an All-American in 2013, and Jekaterina Stepanova and Brittany Tiegs collected accolades in 2012.
Corso played collegiate indoor volleyball at San Diego State from 1995-99 and was an assistant coach with the University of San Diego in 2002-03. He played on the AVP Tour and was the head coach of the L.A. College's women volleyball team in 2009 in addition to his career as a beach volleyball fitness and conditioning specialist since 2003.
He also coached the Costa Rican junior national squad from 2006-08 and was a USA junior national beach team coach during that same span.
He and Danalee are the proud parents of two young children, Camryn and Asher.