Bob Stranick is a long-time fixture in southeastern, Pennsylvania volleyball with a coaching career that spans the age groups. He has coached CYO teams for St. Dorothy’s Parish for 13 years. He is also the founding coach of East Coast Power’s 18-Pearl and ECP 18-Topaz teams. The volleyball community has also watched his four daughters, Lauren (26), Meghan (22), Allie (18) and Helene (12), grow and develop into strong players at Merion Mercy, St. Dorothy’s, Synergy and East Coast Power. His daughter Allie Stranick joined ECP in her 16s year and now is a top hitter for Gettysburg Volleyball.
Coaching Philosophy: keep it competitive and Fun!
Best Volleyball Moment: Beating Brian McCann in CYO
My Life in Sports: I played many sports throughout my life, I played hockey in college and I am still an avid golfer.
When I’m Not Coaching Volleyball… watching my kids play volleyball, playing golf and walking my dog
Favorite subject in school: Philosophy
Last Book I Read: Update on Social Security Law, yeah, it was a page turner!
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Quote: “Leave the gun.Take the cannolis.” (From The Godfather)
Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With: Pope Francis
Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: I am a native Californian, born in Coronado, just next to San Diego but my hometown is Newport, Rhode Island.