Episode #13: John Hyden Volleyball! Meet The Two-Time Olympian and Founder of Hyden Beach!
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In today's podcast, Head Coach Mark Burik and Co-Founder Brandon Joyner will grill John Hyden, a two-time Olympian who is still banging it at 49 years old. You'll gain a better understanding of being honest with yourself and discovering what works best for you!







  • 01:00 - John Hyden as a Volleyball Player, a Coach, and as an Entrepreneur.
  • 20:57 - How Do the Young And Upcoming Athletes Deals with Their Finances?
  • 40:29 - Finding the Volleyball Styles that Works Best For You
  • 45:53 - Recovery Tips From John Hyden


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.

John Hyden is a 28-time Open winner, 13 of which were on the AVP, including the coveted Manhattan Beach Open in 2011 and 2012. Since switching to beach, John has earned AVP Best Defensive Player in 2009 and 2013 and was AVP’s Team of the Year in 2015 with Tri Bourne. He is coaching and training at HYDEN BEACH, the premier beach volleyball academy that he and his wife Robyn recently opened in Nashville, TN, or playing various sports with his kids Samantha,14 and Jackson, 7.

Connect with Mark + Brandon:

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


Brandon Joyner

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

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


John Hyden

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

Personal IG https://www.instagram.com/johnnyhyden/

Business IG https://www.instagram.com/hydenbeach/

Twitter https://twitter.com/HydenBeach

Website https://hydenbeach.com/


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