Ed Ratledge is the consummate volleyball professional. He has played professionally for 15 years and continues to be one of America's top players. He is the founder of “VolleyOC” a company dedicated to providing top tier volleyball instruction and the area's largest, deepest, and most respected tournaments. Tournaments commonly feature 300-500 of the region's best athletes and Ed's weekend volleyball classes have become a staple in the routine of nearly two hundred local adults.
With a mindset devoted to hard work and bringing the best out of every athlete, along with a love for spreading the game of volleyball, Ed endeavors to enrich the lives of everyone around him.
Some of Ed's accolades and achievements:
14 years on the AVP pro beach volleyball tour
National Champion, 2000, UCLA
1st team Academic All-American, 2000
Number one tournament director in California by registrations, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Semi-final appearances in top-tier American tournaments such as the Manhattan Open and rankings as high as 6thdomestically.
Guided the Edison High School Sand Volleyball team to league championships in 2015 and 2016
Created and directed the Downtown Disney Summer Celebration Volleyball tournament at Disneyland, California