Coaching Career

2016 - 2017

1st Assistant Coach US Men’s PanAm Cup Team Gatineau, Canada, Head Coach A4 18 Purple

  • Gold USAV Southern California National Qualifier - Open Division
  • Gold USAV Northern California National Qualifier - Open Division
  • Gold JVA West Coast Cup - Open Division,
  • Silver Triple Crown NIT - Open Division
  • 5th USAV Junior National Championships - Open Division
  • Ranked 1st in CA and 5th Nationally - Prepvolleyball Final Rankings

2015 - 2016

Head Coach A4 17 Purple

  • Gold USAV Southern California National Qualifier - Open Division
  • Bronze USAV Far Western Qualifier - Open Division
  • Bronze Las Vegas Classic, 5th USAV Junior Nationals - Open Division

2014 - 2015

Founded A4 Volleyball Club, Head Coach A4 16 Purple

  • 5th USAV Junior National Championships - National Division

2012 - 2013

Head Coach 18s

  • Bronze USAV Junior National Championships - Open Division
  • Gold USAV Southern California National Qualifier - Open Division  

2011 - 2012 

Club Director , Head Coach 18s and Assistant Coach 16s

  • Gold Medal USAV Pacific Northwest Qualifier - Open Division (club’s inaugural 18s team)
  • 3rd at the SCVA Regional Tournament
  • Top ten finish USAV Junior National Championships - Open Division
  • 16's qualified to USAV Junior National Championships - Open Division  

2010 - 2011

Head Coach 17s

  • 17s qualified to USAV Junior National Championship - Open Division (club’s inaugural 17s team)
  • Gold USAV Southern California National Qualifier - USA Division 


Playing Career

  • NCAA Div 1 National Champion and Final 4 All-Tournament team (2001) - Brigham Young University 
  • AVCA First Team All American, 2-time MPSF All Conference Selection (including MPSF First Team), and Multiple National and Conference Player of the Week Award
  • Former member of Indoor and Beach Puerto Rican National Team
  • Competed several years professional indoor leagues - Puerto Rico, Italy & Greece
  • Gold Medalist with Puerto Rico Junior National Team - NORCECA
  • National Champion - Puerto Rico Professional League 
  • Seven top ten finishes (in four partial seasons) on professional US domestic tours including AVP and Jose Cuervo; 5th place at 2007 Pan Am games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 


Joaquin Acosta is an accomplished player and experienced coach with a passion for the sport of volleyball and helping others succeed.  Joaquin’s volleyball career has included numerous accomplishments as well as a fair share of setbacks. In dealing with several injuries (including torn rotator cuff, twice broken big toe, low back), Joaquin has had the opportunity to work with some top minds in the arena of performance training and rehabilitation and has increased his knowledge of the human body from a biomechanical and nutritional standpoint.  Through these setbacks, Joaquin has learned the value of commitment, perseverance, and patience, and passes those important qualities on to the individuals he coaches and mentors.

Aside from volleyball, Joaquin is also a licensed attorney in CA and FL.  He worked for approximately two years at the Manhattan Beach based law firm of Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, Warford, Stockalper and Moore LLP specializing in medical malpractice defense. Joaquin is the oldest of four brothers, was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and now resides in Orange County, CA with his wife Coral and his son Joaquin Andres (4) and daughter Andrea Isabel (1).