Episode #44: How Coach Koko Inspires People with Her Passion for Volleyball!

Comparison is the thief of Joy!

Our coaches Mark Burik and Koko will provide a very motivational podcast in today's episode as they discuss how your passion and love for volleyball would inspire other people. Have a look at this and learn how to get better at beach volleyball!



  • 1:08 - Introduction
  • 08:40 - Learned from Playing Club that You Have to Unlearn in Playing Open-Level
  • 19:55 - Best Serving Advice
  • 30:10 - What questions do you get from your audience the most?
  • 36:59 - Did you really take the time out of your day to be angry on the internet?
  • 47:48 - Best Advice for Building a Community on Social Media
  • 01:10:34 - Piece of Advice for Good Meaty Content on YouTube and Instagram
  • 01:18:47 - Better at Beach Announcement

Head Coach Mark Burik has been coaching sports for 16 years and has over a decade of playing and coaching experience in volleyball. Burik has been a mainstay on the AVP Tour and also competes regularly on the FIVB World Tour. Recognized as one of the top beach volleyball players in the country, he has numerous championships under his belt and has won the legendary Pottstown Rumble three times. He has been a part of the Gold Medal Squared staff, which promotes a system of teaching designed by national team coaches.

Brandon started playing volleyball in Chester, Virginia when he was 16 years old for his high school volleyball team. As a senior, Brandon was named Virginia State Player of the Year and has been a coach for more than 10 years. He found success in the National Volleyball League as high as third and also took home the “Most Improved” award in 2016.

Koko is a volleyball coach and influencer who creates content about healthy eating, mental health, and volleyball tips for her fanbase of 160,000 on TikTok. She also runs a YouTube channel called Koko Volley, where she demonstrates the fundamentals of striking, serving and more for her 170,000 subscribers. She coached at Zebulon B. Vance High School from 2014 – 2016 (varsity) and Northern Mecklenburg High School during the 2013 season (varsity). She specialize in front row hitting, spiking, blocking, and strategy and also work with all ages, from kids, teens, and even adults.

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Mark Burik

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Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-burik-693671102/

IG https://www.instagram.com/markburik/

Twitter https://twitter.com/MarkBurik

Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@markburikbeachvolleyball


Brandon Joyner

IG https://www.instagram.com/joy_beachvb/

FB https://www.facebook.com/brandon.david.98229


Coach Koko

IG https://www.instagram.com/koko.volley/

FB https://www.facebook.com/kokovball/

Twitter https://twitter.com/koko_volley

TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@kokovolley

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/KokoVolley



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