Tina Toghiyani grew up in Gainesville, FL and went to Oak Hall School High School. During her early years, she played on varsity as an 8th grader, appeared in 3 final fours and was named Florida Dairy Farmer Class 1A Volleyball Player of the Year. Tina played for Gainesville Jrs Club Team and placed 3rd in JO’s 14s year and 5th 15s year.
Her collegiate career began as a walk-on on the Beach Volleyball Program at the University of North Florida. She led the Ospreys to a conference championship in 2012. Shortly after, she transferred to Florida International University on a full athletic scholarship, where she played both beach & indoor volleyball. She was coached by Rita Crockett, Jackie Silva, and Mike Dodd. The Panthers went to Collegiate Nationals three times finishing the top 8.
Tina received a bachelor’s in Finance and Real Estate. In 2016 as a 5th year she completed her Masters of Science in Finance and began a successful career as a Revenue Analyst for Royal Caribbean Cruises.While coaching for Tribe 15s Club Team.
In April 2018, Tina moved to Hermosa Beach, CA play on the AVP tour. She is part of Kerri Walsh’s P1440 Elite Training Group. She coached for Redondo Union’s Varsity Beach Volleyball Program as well as Vista Mar’s Junior Varsity Indoor team. Along side ran beach volleyball clinics with VolleyCamp Hermosa ran by Mark Burik. This will be Tina’s first year coaching for Surfside.