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MEET THE QBK SPORTS TEAM

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Kevin Edwards

Director of Programming & Head Coach

Coach Kevin Edwards has been a fixture on the New York Beach Volleyball scene for the last 10 years, but his deep connection to volleyball goes all the way back to 1995 when he began playing volleyball at both club and college levels in his native Trinidad and Tobago.  Kevin quickly rose through the ranks to make the junior national volleyball team and had the honor of representing his country at the Under-19 level at the first-ever Junior National Caribbean Championship.  Kevin went on to represent his country at junior and senior levels over a 12 year period until 2009.

Kevin Edwards also expanded his career into Beach Volleyball and went on to play for Trinidad and Tobago between 2004 and 2008 at various international tournaments.  

Throughout his career, both on the court and the sand, Kevin accumulated numerous individual awards such as “Best Defensive Player” and “Best Passer” for various tournaments, culminating with being named to the “Team of the Year” in Trinidad and Tobago in 2006.  Upon transitioning into coaching Kevin earned all certifications to become a Level 2 International FIVB Volleyball Coach.  In his time coaching the Baruch College volleyball team, he has coached four “Player of the Year” award recipients, and multiple “All-Star” players, earning him the “Coach of the Year” award in 3 out of the last 4 years.  At the same time, Coach Edwards began coaching beach volleyball at Chelsea Piers and outdoors under his own KEV brand during the summer months.  

“Joining the QBK Sports family as Director of Programming and Head Coach is the next step on my journey in helping beach volleyball grow in NYC and sharing my knowledge with those who are passionate and curious about the sport.”

 

- Coach Edwards

Abby Fried

Director of Operations

Abby comes to the team after working for over a decade in the rock climbing industry. Working with children and adults alike, she created the role of Youth Program Director and became the Events Director of a local climbing gym, helping create programs and open gyms in 5 locations.

 

Her passion is creating community, and is thrilled to be working in her own Queens community at QBK! Abby is excited about continuing the growth of beach volleyball in NYC, and creating a home base for all of QBK's beach volleyball players.

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Leon Dubov

Founder and CEO

Leon is an investor in public and private markets. He has been an Entrepreneur from an early age and is passionate about bringing sports to people.  His love of volleyball led him to found QBK Sports to fill a need for an awesome beach volleyball experience in the heart of NYC.

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Natalie Honzovicova

Youth Beach Volleyball Coordinator

Youth Beach Volleyball Coordinator Natalie Honzovicova is a dynamic force in beach volleyball, blending her athletic talent with a passion for coaching and mentorship.

As a player for NCAA Division I teams at Grand Canyon University (GCU #6) and Coastal Carolina University (CCU #22), Natalie not only played on the court but also contributed significantly as an assistant coach of NCAA Division I team, helping elevate the program to become TOP20 the national rankings.

Her international experience with the Youth Czech National Team, including placing 5th in the FIVB World Championship U19 in China and 9th in the CEV European Championship in Norway, further solidifies her reputation in the sport.

Holding a Bachelor's degree and a Master's in Sports Management highlights her commitment to both academic and athletic excellence.

 

As Youth Beach Volleyball Coordinator, Natalie's dedication to player development and team success makes her an invaluable asset, prepared to inspire and guide the next generation of beach volleyball stars at QBK Sports! 

Leon Dubov

Founder and CEO

Leon is an investor in public and private markets. He has been an Entrepreneur from an early age and is passionate about bringing sports to people.  His love of volleyball led him to found QBK Sports to fill a need for an awesome beach volleyball experience in the heart of NYC.

Leon, Owner QBK Sports
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