Delaney Knudsen

Coach Info

Country: USA

Level: Assistant

Training Center Location: Huntington Beach, CA & Hermosa Beach, CA

Expertise and Hobbies: Playing volleyball, coaching volleyball (Pepperdine University), laundry and smiling :)

Knudsen is an assistant coach of the p1440 Development Program.  She is also a Pepperdine Waves beach volleyball alumna and captain and has been part of their beach volleyball coaching staff since the summer of 2017.  Knudsen was an AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-American first teamer in 2017. 

In her first season as assistant coach in 2018, she helped the Waves to a 25-5 overall record and a top-five finish at the NCAA Beach Volleyball National Championships.

Throughout her four-year playing career with the Waves, Knudsen amassed an 81-31 overall record for a .723 winning percentage.  In her 2014 season, she helped the Waves to an AVCA Beach Volleyball National Championship title with a 19-7 overall record, including a 15-4 record in dual action.  As a senior and captain, Knudsen led the Waves to a NCAA Championship runner-up title after going 20-12 alongside partner Madalyn Roh.

Knudsen also garnered All-WCC first team honors and WCC All-Academic first team nods in 2016 and 2017.  She was a four-time Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete and two-time WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ‘silver’ honoree in 2016 and 2017.  In 2017, she competed in seven AVP tour events as well as six other tournaments including USA Volleyball High Performance tournaments, CBVA events and recently took third place alongside current Wave Corinne Quiggle at the NORCECA Punta Cana.