Shaylee Befus

Elite Beach Coach

Coach Shaylee Befus, a native of Brighton, Colorado has joined The Lab team to continue her passion of supporting young athletes to achieve growth in their athletic careers.

Shaylee is a graduate of Jacksonville University where she completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees while playing D1 beach volleyball. She competed in the top half of the lineup for 4 out of her 5 seasons and was the team captain and 1's pair mainstay for her final two seasons. Shaylee is a two-time ASUN All-Academic Team honoree and an NSCA All-American.

Prior to her collegiate career, Shaylee competed on the elite women's circuit in the mile-high since she was about 14. She was a member of the RMR Regional High-Performance team (along with Coach Erin) who traveled to compete in the USAV High Performance Championships for two seasons. Shaylee has placed top 20 in most of the major Colorado women's professional tournaments. She is a BIG part of why The Lab is in place today. She was one of the founding youth members of the beach volleyball community in Colorado. She, and her age group, proved that beach volleyball could be a relevant, competitive sport in a landlocked, "cold weather" state.

Shaylee is now currently working on applying to medical schools.

If you have an interest in working with Shaylee for private lessons, contact her at