Summer Nash joined Florida State in the fall of 2021 after working as the volunteer assistant coach at Stanford for the 2021 season.
Nash played a key role in helping Stanford to it’s first-ever NCAA Championship appearance in 2021.
With her help, the Cardinal set a new program record with 23 wins in 2021, finishing 23-13 overall and earning the No. 6 seed in Gulf Shores at NCAA Championships. From March 6 to April 3, Stanford won 13 straight matches to set a new school record.
Stanford had 11 wins over ranked opponents during the 2021 season, including a program-record five, Top-10 victories.
Nash helped coach Stanford’s No. 1 pair Xolani Hodel and Sunny Villapando, who earned AVCA First-Team All-America in 2021, the program’s first-ever First Team All-Americans.
She played her indoor volleyball at San Diego State for four years. During that time, Nash was a team leader and dominant force on the court, helping the Aztecs win their conference in 2013. Nash was invited to play with the Junior National Team (U21) for beach volleyball and played one season on the beach at Florida International University. At FIU, her team finished in fourth place at the National Championships in 2015.
Nash went on to play professional beach volleyball for three seasons, where she qualified for the Manhattan Beach Open and competed in several FIVB tournaments.
While training for the AVP, she continued to coach in Florida for a local youth team. After returning to San Diego, she became an assistant beach coach for Mira Costa College for one season. In 2017, the team won the junior college state championship.
In 2020, she became Torrey Pines High School’s head beach volleyball coach before joining Stanford’s staff.