Coaching Experience: I have 30 years of coaching boys and girls at the high school, college and club level. I’ve coached in Philadelphia and Suburbs,, including CB East, Upper Dublin, Bishop Kenrick, CB South, U Penn, LaSalle University, Montco and I’m definitely forgetting a few…I’ve also coached at various clinics and camps, and trained pro beach players
Coaching Philosophy: Everyone should learn to be a complete player. Learn the entire game and all its positions. Learn to “coach yourself”, continue to grow, continue to improve. Always challenge yourself
Best Volleyball Moment: As a coach, too many to choose from but coaching Bishop Kenrick girls to championship, Coaching CB South when it opened. I know that’s broad but, loved those kids and the guys I coached with. Still in touch with many of them… now I coach some of their kids!
My Life in Sports: Started as a soccer and basketball player. Picked up volleyball after high school. Loved it and never looked back! Started at 18, won my first open doubles tourney at 19, played first AVP tourney at 20. Played open indoor as a middle then setter. Recruited by D1 schools. Decided to play pro beach instead. Played EVA (East Coast pro tour) for 5 years, as many AVP’s as I could and Nescafé pro tour in Australia. Played in all open grass and sand tourneys that had $$! Offered spots to play pro indoor in Europe (opted to stay home on the beach)
When I’m Not Coaching Volleyball, I’m… Hanging with my wife, 3 teenage sons and dog, watching football, video games, movies, talking to coach Mel about volleyball!!
Favorite subject in school: Science and English Literature
Last Book I Read: Game of Thrones: Song of Fire and Ice and The Teenage Brain
Favorite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life
Favorite Quote: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Teddy Roosevelt
Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With: I’ve always said Kurt Vonnegut but maybe George Carlin as well
Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: I was offered a tryout on the Olympic Team Handball team after coach saw me play volleyball.