Coaching Philosophy: I believe in keeping practices fun and getting feedback from the players. At the end of practices, I ask my players what they liked and if there was anything that they didn’t enjoy. The drills they like I continue to work in. Those that they didn’t enjoy, I look for other drills to replace with. This gives the players some stake in their growth. I also try to work in a game, even a short one, between drills. Some players will enjoy drill after drill, but I think most participate in sports for fun. So, games/challenges can help to practice what the drills teach in a fun way.
Best Volleyball Moment: Watching my daughters play in their first game/tournament and playing my first game/tournament with my daughter this year.
My Life in Sports: – When in school, I played whatever sport was in season: soccer, basketball, baseball, and I ran track. It wasn’t until after college that I got hooked on volleyball (although I still play basketball and an occasional soccer match). I continue to play in various leagues between North Wilmington and Newark, as well as various tournaments throughout the year.
When I’m not coaching volleyball… I lead an application support team and an analytical reporting team in Wilmington for a global P&C insurance carrier.
Favorite subject in school: Math and Science (physics/chemistry, not biology though)
Last Book I Read: Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson
Favorite Movie: National Treasure
Favorite Quote: “I have not failed. I’ve found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A Edison
Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With: Russ Rose, I’ve always been a PSU fan and I’ve been impressed with his career since I began playing volleyball. I actually got to meet him this summer at a coach’s clinic.
Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: In high school, along with all the sports, I played the drums in our marching and concert bands.