The Waves, the defending AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championship, begin their second season on March 9 at 10 a.m.
Jon Dazé begins his second season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Pepperdine women's indoor and sand volleyball team in 2013-14.
During the 2012-13 season, the Waves reached the NCAA Tournament for the 22nd time in the indoor program's history and finished runner-up at the 2013 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball Championship.
Dazé, a 2006 graduate of UC San Diego, has been coaching volleyball for over 10 years at the club, high school and collegiate levels.
In 2012, Dazé completed his 10thseason as a club coach for Laguna Beach Volleyball Club, and has led his teams to four top-three finishes at national tournaments in his last four seasons. In 2008, his first year as a club head coach, Dazé led his U-15 team to a Junior Nationals silver medal finish.
Dazé joined the Sports Shack Volleyball Club in 2013 and spent the season coaching the 16-1 team.
Dazé's experience coaching at the collegiate level includes stints at Concordia University and Irvine Valley College. He served as the top assistant for the Eagles for two seasons, including a semester as the interim head coach. While there, Dazé helped produce five AVCA NAIA All-Americans.
During the 2011 season, he served as assistant coach for Corona del Mar girls' varsity squad. The team finished the season as CIF Division I-AA finalists.
As a player, Dazé was a standout outside hitter at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. He played two seasons at Irvine Valley College, earning all-conference and team MVP honors both years. He went on to play at UCSD and later overseas in Denmark and Sweden.