Coach Godfrey began his volleyball coaching career in 2009 at Harcum College holding the title as Associate Head Coach. He had a brief stay at the college and then transitioned into the Assistant Head Coach of Boys Volleyball at Central Bucks South High School the following year (2010). There, Coach Godfrey has spent the last eight years (2010-2018) coaching with both the boys and girls teams, quickly ascending to become the head varsity coach for both programs. As the girl’s head coach, he has amassed an 84-41 overall record and made playoff appearances for each season (2014-2021).
At the club level, he recently began his fourth season with East Coast Power Volleyball Club where he is the head coach for the 17 – Silver Team. Previously, he coached four seasons at GPS Crush where he coached at the elite level within the program. He also took on the role of Associate Director for Player & Parent Relations (2014-2017) for the program during his stint.
As a player, Coach Godfrey was a three-year varsity starter at Pennridge High School, fulfilling the defensive specialist position and he also was a four-year member of the Shippensburg Men’s Volleyball Club Team. He started three seasons as a defensive specialist and libero for the club team.
Coach Godfrey graduated Shippensburg University in 2007 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. He is currently a Territory Sales Executive for Health Network Laboratories.
- The Only Thing That Matters Is What We Do Right Now
- Be The Best Version Of Yourself Today
- Have Passion, A Great Attitude, A Single-Minded Focus, Relentless Energy & Always Finish The Fight
- Make EVERY rep count – Every rep is YOUR rep
- NEVER miss an opportunity to establish your identity
Best Volleyball Moment: My best volleyball moment would probably be winning my first tournament as a coach. Watching the hard work my players put in finally pay off was a really rewarding moment.
My Life in Sports: I grew up playing a lot of sports. As a kid, I played baseball, football, basketball, and golf but didn’t pick up volleyball until my freshman year of high school. I was on the golf and volleyball teams in high school. In college, I played at Shippensburg University as a DS and Libero.
When I’m Not Coaching Volleyball: When I am not in the gym for volleyball, I am usually with my family and friends. I am recently married and have two pups at home.
Favorite subject in school: History
Favorite Book: Make Your Bed by Admiral William McRaven (U.S. Navy)
Favorite Movie: Top Gun or Saving Private Ryan
Favorite Quote: “A coach will impact more young people in a year than the average person will in a lifetime.”
Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With: George W. Bush
Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: I am studying to get my pilot’s license. It’s been a longer process than expected because of COVID-19 but it’s always been a dream of mine.
Coaching Philosophy: I believe in establishing strong fundamental skills, discipline in positioning, and an expectation for effort and communication. Fundamental skills and techniques are extremely important for players to continue improving, especially as the level of the game increases. Once a team/player has learned fundamental skills and positioning, I enjoy working with them on specific technical improvements (specifically in setting) and game strategy. I also believe volleyball is a great lifelong sport, so I love to encourage fun and competition at all levels.
Best Volleyball Moment: My best volleyball moment was really a 5 year process – building a strong women’s club volleyball program at Drexel University. From my freshman year as a player to my senior as captain and president of the club, we had doubled the tryout numbers and were able to expand the program into two teams (a Drexel club volleyball first)! When I returned as a coach the following year, the team placed 6th in our division (out of ~50 teams) and qualified for league championships for the first time in 5 years. I loved growing the program to give more players the opportunity to join the team, learn, and compete in tournaments.
My Life in Sports: I was a competitive gymnast until I was 11 years old and tried a variety of sports before high school: volleyball, track, softball, cheerleading, and diving. I was a setter for my high school varsity volleyball team, and we won states my junior and senior years. I also set for club volleyball teams for 7 years. I went to Drexel University for engineering, and I played on their club volleyball team for 4 years. I became president of the club and coach/captain of the team for my junior and senior years. In addition to coaching various volleyball teams, I coached gymnastics and cheerleading for several years. Now, I play volleyball in adult leagues and grass doubles tournaments. I also enjoy playing tennis.
When I’m Not Coaching Volleyball… I work as a business manager at Air Products in Allentown, PA. Although there isn’t much time outside of coaching and work, I enjoy playing volleyball, playing games (yard games, board games, etc.), getting addicted to a great TV show, listening to music, eating good food, and enjoying outdoor activities with friends and family.
Favorite subject in school: Physics!!
Last Book I Read: Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Favorite Movie: Inception… and all of the Harry Potter movies
Favorite Quote: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” – Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With: Joe Rogan
Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: I listen primarily to classic rock and am a huge fan of Billy Joel and The Beatles.
- Junior girls club volleyball assistant coach for ECP 15s (2018) and Synergy 15s (2013, 2017)
- Arch Bishop Wood girls high school varsity volleyball assistant coach (2012)
- Drexel University Women’s Club Volleyball – starting setter for 4 years, president of club for 2 years, and coach of team for 3 years
- Juniors club playing experience: starting setter for 7 years of club volleyball
- High school playing experience: starting setter for Merion Mercy Academy (2 years as PIAA State Champions, team ranked 17th nationally in senior year)
- Additional 5 years coaching junior girls and boys in gymnastics, tumbling, and cheerleading
- Current A indoor/outdoor player