Patty Dodd was a 2 time ALL- American at UCLA. After competing professionally in Italy and the United States Patty made the transition to beach volleyball. Patty won 15 Opens, including the Manhattan Beach Open. Along with her professional volleyball career, Patty taught Elementary School for 18 years. In 2015, Patty founded MBsand Volleyball Club, the club has earned over 3000 medals in youth Beach Volleyball.
MBsand has won Gold in all the major events, AAU Nationals, USA NTDP Championships, AVP Junior Nationals, BVCA Nationals, Rise P1440 and CBVA Cal Cup. In 2018 and 2019, MBsand Volleyball club earned Best Club in the country out of 90 clubs at the BVCA Championships in Hermosa Beach, 2018 and 2019. In 2021 and 2022, MBsand won AAU Roger Goudy Award for Best Beach Club in the Nation.
Patty Dodd is part of USAV Faculty, Master Coach and Founder of Beach Nation, NTDP USAV Coach for 11 years and Assistant to the US National Team since 2017. Patty lives in Hermosa Beach with her husband of 35 years, Mike Dodd. They have 2 daughters Dalas, Dominique and granddaughter Dustin. She speaks Spanish and Italian.