Casey Jennings played soccer and volleyball in high school and while his first love was soccer, at the age of 15, he started to dive into the world of volleyball and the rest is history. Casey won the state championship in Nevada, where he was named first team All-American. Casey went on to begin his college volleyball career at Orange Coast Jr. College (OCC), becoming the first freshman captain ever at OCC College. He then transferred to Golden West Jr. College, where his team won the state championship, before transferring to Brigham Young University (BYU), where he became an NCAA champion.
Following college, Casey has been a top seed on the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour for 17 years and continues to consistently finish in the top 10. He has finished in first place seven times on the AVP tour, and in 2013 was honored with a plaque on the Manhattan Beach Pier for his first-place win with partner Matt Fuerbringer. At the beginning of his career, he was named the AVP’s Most Improved Player two years in a row, as well as Best Defensive Player in 2003. He was most recently honored as one of the 10 Best Defenders of all time by DiG Magazine. Casey was also ranked number eight in 2008 on the world tour with partner Matt Fuerbringer, but unfortunately missed the Olympics by one spot.
Over his 22-year career to date, Casey has devoted much time and energy to volleyball, making him an inspiration for others wanting to follow a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally, and for knowing what it takes to go after your dreams. Casey is now devoted to his family of three children and his wife, Kerri Walsh Jennings. He is not chasing the American dream of the Olympics anymore, but still plays domestically at a professional level and is part of creating p1440’s foundation.