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Karissa Cook

Travel Coach

AVP professional player

Stanford University Assistant Beach Volleyball Coach

University of Hawaii Beach Volleyball 2013-2014

MA Civil Engineering, University of Hawaii

BA, Engineering, Product Design, Stanford University



Karissa Cook is currently the Assistant Beach volleyball coach at Stanford University.and a professional Beach Volleyball player on the AVP tour. This summer, Karissa had a personal-best 3rd place finish at NORCECA Ochos Rios, Jamaica and a 9th place finish at AVP Hermosa Beach this year.  She has finished in the top 13 several times and has made the main draw 9 times. 


Cook played four years as a setter at Stanford, helping the team to the NCAA Regional finals twice. An engineering major, she left the school ranked seventh all-time in assists. She then transferred to Hawai'i where she played beach volleyball and received a Master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Competing with Brittany Tiegs she was the AVCA Pairs National Championship runner-up, and was an AVCA All-American. She ended the year with a 42-7 match record.


Born in Salt Lake City, Cook went to high school in Santa Cruz, Calif.  She was a member of Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 and competed with the USA Junior National Team in the 2009 World Championships in Mexico. 


Karissa Cook is excited to share her knowledge of the beach game with the Red Rock beach elite teams.  She will be working with our Elite teams on a rotational basis.