18S Head Coach
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
How many seasons have you been with The Diff/Arete?
I have been at The Diff for 7 seasons
What inspired you to join The Diff/Arete?
Great coaches, competitive teams, and a faith based environment that supports coaches and families
How has The Diff/Arete made a difference in your life?
I have grown as a coach as I have had the opportunity to work with amazing coaches, and the players I have had have all been a tremendous blessing to me as well.
What motivates you to achieve excellence?
My faith drives me to be the very best I can be, and to give everything I have to my teams.
What are your other passions besides volleyball?
My Faith and Family
What are your super powers as a coach?
Ha! I think God has blessed me with a desire to use volleyball as a way of connecting with athletes and pouring into in a way that allows me to see the best in them and try and help them work to always give what they have to their teammates.
Years of coaching experience:
I have coached for 25 years
List your coaching achievements:
Well surviving high school athletics for 23 years feels like a big one, but really I feel like the relationships that I continue to have with players that I have coached over the years is my biggest achievement.. Also I think having so many players earn awards as players, but then go on to really make an impact on their world has been something that I have been honored to be part of.
State Semis 2016-2018, state runner up 2016
2019 Crossroads 18 USA Champions, and Gold finish at 2019 USAV Nationals
What are your super powers as a player/athlete?
As a player I am strongest on defense, and can read others pretty well. I learned early on to play smart, and to have that knowledge evolve as I played against another team.
List your playing achievements
Nothing that impressive, I played in high school and loved my coaches and teammates.
Tell us about a coach, educator, mentor, or role model that made a difference in your life:
The person who hired me for my first coaching position had a huge impact in my life. He gave a young 19 year old kid a chance and saw something in me that I didn’t know was there. Since that time I have tried to do the same thing with the players that I coach. I always want to see the best in them, their potential, and then do whatever I can to help support them both on the court and in life. He also helped me understand that who I was as a person would influence the young women that I coached far more than what I could ever hope to teach them on the court.